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r **. : Berserk Negro Is Charged With Murder Nashville, Term., Dec. 17 —(UP> — jTobe Haynes, the negro who ran amuck with two pistols and a shotgun in a police station, : aced murder charges today with the death of Patrolman Herbert IVlc- ©enahan, one of five white men feHecl by bullets before the .Negro Was captwed. ;Haynes was brought here under state police guard 30 miles "rom the scene of the shooting at Murfreesboro. Police saved the crazed Negro from possible mob violence. ' Gov. Jim McCord had sent state troopers headed by Chief Lynn Bomar, .Cornier All-American football player to see that Haynes was brought here safelv. Witnesses said ihat ihe Negro, without warning, opened 'ire in the Murfreesboro police stalion. He was not under arrest at the time and authorities were una'cle to give any motive for the shooting. Later he barricaded himself in a house three blocks from the police sation. wounding three others before surrendering. Police Chief Wash Powell who wa.s slightly bruised said a bullet had ricocheted off a brass button of his uniform. Others slightly wounded were Sheriff Earl McKnight, Fire Chief IB. B. Qu.-irlos and Ray Arm- 'strong, .-.t bystander. HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS It's 'S. R. 0.' When Di.ke's Daughter Weds tm WOULD YOU SEND A CHRISTMAS CAROL' 1 POLICE HELP Chicago. Dec. 17 — (/P)— Mrs. Lucille Jankovsky, 33, a taxicab driver of suburban Cicero was driving some passengers from a j Loop hotel to Ihe north side last i ninhl when her machine stalled. Mr.-.. Jnnkovsky ,'lnsgccl a passim: motorist to aid her. The molcris! was Detective Rocco Filcttt of the vehicle bureau and he explained it's against the law for suburban cab drivers lo cick up passengers in Chicago. Mrs. Jankovsky was ordered to j appear in Iraffic court. o SWEET FREEDOM SONG Crown Point. Ind.. Dec. 18—</P>— Alvin Mitchell, 30, convicted of burglary of a store, was granted ncrmission by Judge William J. Murray in criminal court yesterday to sing a song before sentence w.'is passed. In a rich baritone voice Mitchell, Negro shoemaker and choir singer, sang "Silent Night.." and as ihe spectators in the courtroom remained quiet followed with "Avc Maria." "It would be -A shame to deprive your people ot a voic p like that on Christmas Day," Judge Murray said ns ho placed Ihe youth on probation for three years after imposing a sentence of one to five years in prison. "But," the judge said, "if you ever break into another store it will be nie, nnd no you. who does the singing, and you won't like the song." Woodstock, England, ancestral home of the Marlbotiroiighs, was all ngog when London's society folk (locked to attend the wedding of Lady Caroline Spencer-Churchill, daughter of the Duke and Duchess Of Marlborough, to Maj. Hugo Waterhouso. The woman at left, above, UFCC! her bicycle and a conven- : ™t tree to get a better glimpse. One of the bridesmaids was Mary Churchill, center, daughter of the i rtin-io prime minister, who \vill soon be a bride herself. The bride nnd groom arc pictured, ri.ghi, I , leaving historic St. Mary Magdalene Church after the ceremony. ' wartime High and Dry—And How! I For Christmas Give Them a That writes . . . writes and writes for 15 years without refilling Writers Tell ofJourney to North Greece (Editor's Note: United Press Correspondent Robert Vcrmil- lion has returned safely to Athens after spending six days days with the Andartes, or guerrillas or northern Greece. Vet-million and xwo other Americans were reported missing by tlic Greek government during their visit to the hill country of northern Thcssaly. One man was killed in the village of Lou- y.cstia when the Greek Army attacked to "rescue" the Americans. Mere is Vet-million's story of the "battle of Louzes- tia" .and of the leftist Andarles and their continuing ::ighl against the present Greek government.) i .Very much on the rocks is HMS Sultbnrn, British minesweeper. It was tossed up on rugged Devon- 5> shire coast like piece of driftwood by recent aalcs which roared up English Channel. , " Happy Ho'iywood Family Come Early Arkansas News Items Little Rock, Dec. 17 (/Pi DOLLS . TOYS PictureFrames Blackboards REDUCED! !/3 Off Also a Nice Selection of Christmas Cards - Seals Wrappings Upstairs Over Byers' Drug Store 117 W. Second St. Phone 535 Happily married for 20 year:-:, screen star Goorge Murphy defies the Hollywood jinx against homo life. Still u contented family man 12 years after lie brought his wife Julio, former Kew Yor!: night-club dancer, lo the film capital, he sec:-; nothing but smooth marital sailing ahrtid. Tiioy attribute their hiippinc~s in h.rgc part to their children, S-.ycar-ohl Melissa ("MiKK.v") and Dennis, [J, who, " above, have cornered George for a reading session. ... .. Director Hcnclrix Lackey disclosed today that the Arkansas liosources una Development Commission is seeking information on ihe possibility of locating in Arkansas a plant for manufacturing corrugated board and bread wrap; paper. tremendous demand for ship. ' containers justifies establishment of such a plant, Lackey said. The University of Arkansas Bu- i-CiiM of Research has been asked to study markel potentialities of the.se paper products. Little Koc-k, Dec. 17 --(/Pi—Seed value at more lhan $10,000,000 was sold in Arkansas under regulations of the State Plant Hoard in 045 and U146, ihe board reported today. The board's biennial report showed the .agency also inspected fruits and vegetables valued nt np- pruximalely .$'1,000,000 nnd plants valued at about $5,000,000 Approximately $1,500.000 worth of seed wa.-; eer'ifii'd by the board. The report also disclosed that a testing laboratory lor cottonseed only is being established ill vhe board's headquarters here. Little Rock. Dec. 18 —i/l')— Tin; Arkansas Education Association i has selected liny Nelson. Hughes, j superintendent, as its 1047-4H prcsi- i dent. ; Nelson, chosen by n mail vote, j »'ill lake office -July 1, 1947. Cecil Shuffield, Nashville, was named ! vice president: Mrs. Bess Town- I .send, Helena, recording .secretary; land C. J. Allen, Little Rock, treasurer. ! Little Rock, DEC. 3 — (/Pi— The ; Civilian Production Administration (has approved construction of a I .'iZiU.'Oij jnil lor the city of Dumas, ; Desha county. Other projects authorized includ- By ROBERT VERMILLION Athens, Doc. Hi — (UPi •— A shell fragment whined through :t window and ripped away ihe 'oft side of Apostolou Nnslo's face. He died a few hours later with a crude bandage over the open wound. Three Americans were partially responsible for Apostolu Nasto's denth. We had been reported miss- mi! in "bandit" territory and Greek Army units had come to the village of Louzesliu lo rescue us. We didn't need rescuing, though. We were not in any clanger. The three of us — John Phillips, of lime and Life magazines, Tom Pohtcs, a Qreck-spenking Now York artist, and 1 •— haci abandoned our jeep in the courtyard of a tiny inn near the guerrilla iron- tier. Our purpose was to talk with the Andarles. The jeep broke clown and we had lo go the rest of the way by muleback and on foot. The Andarles country comprises 54 villages and some 25,000 people in the mountainous badlands of northern Greece. The area is about 150 miles north of Athens, in northern Thcss.-ily and Thrace. The "battle of Louzcstia," designed to "rescue" us, began vhe afternoon of Dec. a. Greek Army units waded across the .swift-flowing Pinios river, which forms Uic boundary between govermvcut and guerrilla territory. They ::ound the jeep and were iokl that we had proceeded by muleback to Kastan- ia, a village nine miles to vhe west. This they learned from the proprietor of the inn. Instead of heading west, the army unit — of about -10 men turned south toward Louzestui about a mile and a half away. We heard the fighting begin at 3 p. m. Fifty guerrillas opened ;.ire on the advancing .soldiers. The three of us were on a mountaintop The valley echoed with vhe crunch of exploding mortar shells and rifle fire. When we reached Louzcstia, which is some five miles behind the guerrilla lines, about half the population of 270 had fled into the hills behind the town. On Dec. 11 the village was empty, except for n few men building a coffin i'or Nasto nnd six women who were kncefling near his body. The guor rillas expeclcd a second attack. The army troops had withdrawn after heavy fighting. '"The" were looking for you," an old woman said. "We arc happy thai you've come to talk to us and we want you lo stay—but there .are few here to talk to now and one who will talk no more." Clashes like Ihe one at Lou/.estk, arc almost daily occurrences in northern Greece — though not for the same reason. In northern Thcssaly, just 54 miles west of Larissu, the entire circa is streaked with human misery. There arc no doctors. People arc hungry most of the time. The Andartes, or "armed groups of the oppressed" as they call them selves, have taken over the terri- ory. Four Andartes leaders represent all the "law" there is. I wanted to find out the "why" of all this. Why the Andarles iighl the government? What it is they want thai Ihe government won't give them? Apostolou Naslo's death makes this information seem 5i-etly valuable now. Here's what Carrol and Lucius Bovce, accompanied by Dr. P. B. Carrigan, have iust returned homo from 11 three days' deer hunt in Polk county <ind report there were plenty of deer in that section of the slate. They camped in the home of Tom Unison, tin old-time mountaineer. In one chive seven clear passed. Friday the 13th was really their lucky dny, ns four deer were <illcd by these hunters. A seventeen year old ' boy killed n deer. He was so excited he had n buck- agcr nnd didn't understand what caused it. Next year these hunters wnnl '.o take some of the Boy Scouts in town nnd give them n real deer hunt. Since the deer have beeti .utnecl loose in Ilcmpslend county and they have the protection of the people here until ID-HI, bv that time we should have plenty of deer in our own county and nol have lo leiwc home lo hunt. Uncle Tom Unison who entertained the local party told them the toll mountain in the distance was called "Whisky Pcnkc." But they did not find out what Ihe geologist named this pnrticular mountain. Local Party Home From Deer Hunt Wednesday/ December 18,1946 COINCIDENCE Kansas City. Dec. 18 —(/I 1 )— Two j expectant fathers, Owen H. Dnvlcl- ison nnd G. E. Harvey, compared I notes to cool their nerves while I waiting outside the hospital clcliv- lery room. They discovered: Both had sons aged 5 and I), and both wanted the third child to be a daughter. Their conversation was interrupted when a nurse informed Dav- (I idson he was the parent of a red- haired girl. Ten minutes later Harvey learned that he, too, had a daughter—also a reu-heacl. I discovered. Most of the Andartes are young men. They are Catholics and deeply religious. Most of them were members of the Elas leftist resistance movement during the German-Italian occupation. They fight now for the same reasons they fought then, according to their statements. Hove Your Prescriptions filled at CRESCENT'S Follow your doctor's prescription exactly, as to amount and frequency of dosage. Some times even a slight variation can lessen the patient's chances for rapid recovery. Annual Presbyterian Christmas Dinner Wednesday Night An annual Christinas banquet for Presbyterian men of church and their htdios, will be hold Wednesday night at Hotel Barlow at 7 o'clock. A turkey dinner will be served and a program lias been arranged. All men of the church and ladies arc invited. Contact Jack Lows for tickets. Lumber production figures for 19-16 show an increase for the first time since 1942. CRESCENT Drug Store Phone 600 S AMERICAN CAFE PRESCOTT, ARK. Courteous Service at all Times Where Friends Meet and Eat HOT STEAK Sandwich 50c Sea Foods Fresh Oysters Fish and Shrimp HOT CHICKEN Sandwich 50c Breaded PORK CHOPS with Potatoes and Salad 50c YOU WILL LIKE ONE OF OUR SPECIALS You're Always Welcome at 'S Minute STEAK Chicken Fried with Potatoes and Salad 75c DeLuxe Dinner 85c • Regular Dinner 50c , $: H4»4fc9feB* Bfefl afcS?^^,® ^-!uni 1 sror" f W i A n L a f 2 lTleS' £f \ SO.000 restaurant. *! s • LHtlo Rock. Dee. 18 •— <A*i— Out•,Vj' :'.i-.-t;,K- "mail order" houses are |,rf i!jodir,;> Arkansas with offers to £f sell popular brand ciynri'tle.s m l ; i') .S1.4J nr.T tvirlon aiid "undouotedly t,',i'.-ire attracting some buyers," R.O. £.? . .\nder:,>;n, hear! uf the state revc- f-,j! , m:<j depi.rtrnenl's cigarette uix di"', ' vi.;ii;n. h:is i-epf.ited. *W/ , Humlrrcls of Arktinsuns are evad- £, ; ,:;j".'.! ti'..- stnli.-'s cigareKe tax laws «,r ; <>y purchasing these smokes, An- tyii ' riorson said. '". "Tlit- only way we can catch ^frllhem 'the buyers i is to follow the j>jlj ij'i.-itnian ;:)•(.und and assess on vhe <-_' carton:- us they are accepted x '.'. X. fy} ; TJii.s. ol c-uurso. i.s unpractical." He pointed out chat ihe .state .-onld collMt the- taxi-:; due only i the cigur."tl<»; .vcre iound in the The ideal gift for Hie Daughter We have just received a new shipment of "Vogue" portable record players in a rich streamlined leatherette case. Only You will be impressed with their fine performance Also GE Teakettles, Travel Irons, Vacuum Cleaners, Blankets, Coffee Makers, Etc. %? V? $4 : oil 215 S. Walnul 3720 Boes Cotton Ginned in Nevada Prior fro Dec, 1 (.'ail rUunn, speei.il ,-I:;IMII for the .-p;•: tmeiil nf commerce-. today .;!i.i;i!(.ed Ihat U7MO |,,-,|es „{ t -ot- 'je;.;i LM!i;ii-:| in N-vada. 'Di cc-i:ibe;- 1. ;,s cunijjurtd with 21M bales during the same in 1U10. Thousands of people will be calling long distance this Christmus. There'll be so many calls that circuits —even with the hundreds of new ones we've added during the year—will be crowded beyond capacity. Long distance operators will do their best to get every Christmas call through on time...and most calls will go through that way. But in spite of every effort, we know some calls will be delayed. If you can call before—or after—the holiday rush, you'll have a better chance of getting through promptly. SOUTHWESTERN BEU TELEPHONE COMPANY \ \ \ Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor -Alex. H. Washburp C. of C. Office Belongs on Highway Notes on the News Yestci day's announcement that the city has given Hope Chamber of Commerce permission lo move its offices from Ihe city hall lo the former public rc.st station on Third street is a step toward the strengthening of this commercial group. The Third street location will put the Chamber of Commerce right on U. S. 07, where it belongs —n the city is lo utilize to the fullest the publicity power of hundreds of thousands or tourists pouring through our town 12 months otu of the year. For a long lime many have been advocaling a combination office and showroom downtown on U. S. t>7 where tourists coulu be given pamphlets telling the story of llcmpstcad county's world-famous watermelons and otherwise intriguing liavclet-s with the tacts which make our city and section a good place to settle in. The Far Western towns are past masters at the art of highway promotion for themselves. It's time we put U. S. G7 to work—for Hope and Southwest Arkansas. Hope Star WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Cloudy, rain in Southwest portion this afternoon; cloudy, warmer, with, light rains tonight and Friday. 48TH YEAR: VOL 48—NO. 57 Star of Hope, 1899; Pros' 1927 Consolidated January IB. 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS* THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1946 ! NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n \P)—Means Associated Press PRICE 5c COPV Two Candidates Announce; Many Are Mentioned Mingled with a Christmas flavor "rumors arc flying" over sups of coffee downtown about the Hope City Election which 1 is scheduled February 13 and 27. Names of possible candidates arc flowing through the air fast and frnc with the prospect of three tick- els facing voters; the two political factions of Hope and a third from a group of cx-GI's and a few others who would like to sec some new faces over around the city hall. All of which adds up to nothing definite. Whether present officeholders will seek another term has not been indicated from any source in the know. But its a pretty well- known fact that veterans, instead of acktng a straight Gl ticket, arc News note from Jefferson city: Leaders,of. the Missouri Council of Churches propose thai denomina- i lions exchange territories in towns t which are too small to support n churdh jfor every sect—l j r.-csby- lerinns, for instance, withdrawing irom one town, Methodists from another. Is it so startling, this dcclara '$ lion that there really isn't much dilfercnce in Ihe manner in which men worship God so long ns they do really worship Him somewhere somehow? Furthermore, no one has said anything about the wages-and hours issue lor ministers, yet they arc ns much entitled to this consideration as laymen. caning toward 'middlc-of-lhc Chicago story has it Ihat Sidney C. Martin an A. F. of L. barber, got so mad at John L. Lewis dur- ,,» ing the recent coal strike that he * swore if Mr. Lewis ever came into his barbershop he was goinj, lo cul off the mine chief's famous eyebrows. Day before yesterday it happen cd. Mr. Lewis walked into tha barbershop and asked for n shav n'nd a massage. You guessed it. H got—n shave and a massage. Those bushy eyebrows have awei bigger men than a Chicago barber -K * * , Biggest Shopping Spree There has never.-rbecn anything like it. This Christmas shopping sea son is so big that all previous splurges now seem like Dollar Dny in Economy, Mo.' It began ihe day after Thahks- giving. Cleveland on that sunny Fiidny for example, had Ihe big- gcsl day's business in her history. It kepi right on through the coal strike, when Ihe nation's industrial plant just about closed shop and most people were gravely worried about the economy of the nation ft nnd their own financial prospects. They kept right on buying for Christmas, price no object. Pittsburgh, with many of the oart" course including some popu ar businessmen with a GI scattered ere and there. Harvey Barr, present alderman f Ward 3. has officially announced iis candidacy for ' mayor of Hope nul llcmmcl Young has filed for ilderman Ward One. Lawrence Vlartin is present officcrholder. Due ] o file anytime is Dorscy McRao, fr., as a Ward One candidate and Charles Reynerson, incumbent, will igain be a candidate for city treasurer. George Robinson is connected with the Ward One spot also. Also connected with the mayor's ace in talk around the town arc; L,ylc Brown, Royce Wcisenberger, John P. Vesoy. Others linked as possibilities but have indicated they don't much favor the idea include Mack Duffie, Ed Morris. Dr. E. S. Richards has cast an eye on the city recorder office and is expected to file for the one-year term. Lyle Moore has been mentioned FBI Holding Draft Evader, Deserter at Jonesboro Little Rock, 1 'Dec. 19 —(/I')— The Federal Bureau of Investigation today reported apprehension of a man it said had been sought as a draft evader and an army deserter at the same time. Dean Morley, special agent in charge of the FBI here, identified the man as Otlie Douglas Haynes, 22, of Wynne, Ark. and said he was in custody at Jonesboro, Ark. Morley gave this explanation: Haynes was inducted into the army under that name. Later he deserted and assumed the name of Roy Frank Davis, under which he obtained n selective service registration card. By the time "Davis" was ordered to report for induction, Haynes had been apprehended by army authorities and was in disciplinary barracks. "Davis" was listed as wanted by the FBI. Morley said the youth was wanted at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., irom which he escaped last August, and that he had been indicted by a federal grand jury as a draft evader last Sept. 19. Bilbo's Secretary Testifys -o— for alderman held by Ched Ward Hall. Three, now Sid McMath, present Ward four alderman, is likely to draw an opponent in Frank Douglas and so,mc say Glen Parker is ready to jump Seeks Larger Cut of Racing Profits By BOB BROWN Little Rock, Dec. kansas legislators, covetous eyes, at the 10— (UP)— Ar- Woman Denies Shooting of Husband By SAM G. HARRIS Little Rock, Dec. 19 —(/Pj—Mrs Tracy Stecle Eschweiler deniec today she shot her husband, Dr Paul C. Eschweiler, as she tool the stand in her own defense against a first degree murde charge. Her testimony followed that o her son, who told the jury his father had declared he shot himself. The son, Edward, appearing as a witness for his mother, declared that his father telephoned him on the night of the shooting and told him: "I am shot. I did it." The 17-year-old youth, elder of the couple's two children, said his father had visited their home every night of the week before the shooting, which occurred at the doctor's bachelor quarters near the University of Arkansas medical school. The youth said Dr. Eschweiler. a medical school professor, and Mrs. Eschweiler "got along very well," and that his mother's attitude toward her, divorced, husband was "very-kindly;" 1 ,- • • The boy declared he immediate Edward Terry, right foreground, tormer secretary to Senator Theodore Bilbo as he appeared at the Senate War Investigating hearing in Washington, D. C. tin the left background is Senator Bilbo who waived objections to Terry's testimony after Terry's attorney asked that Terry be prohibited from testifying. (NEA Telephoto CIO Ready to Strike or Get Wage Demand Pittsburgh, Dec. 19 —(UP)—The CIO United Steel workers 174; man wage policy committee completed work today on the draft of demands to the industry and prepared to file strike notices with 44 companies to bolster the proposals. The committee fixed no figure, but proposed "substantial wage increases," social insurance, portal- '.o-porlal pay, a guaranteed annual wage, paid holidays and premium] pay for work on Saturdays anc Sundays. Negotiations will start about Jan 15, a month before contracts with 70 to '86 basic steel producers ex pire. The jjegbfiations will affec immediately'some 560,000 basic steel worker's, and later 1,000,000 'ncluding those in fabricating plants. long casting j t -f 0 llis father's room after i,,,.i, ],„,.= „ horse cily's steel workers and almost all of Ihe surrounding country's coal miners off the payroll, reported dol- Inr volume up 25 per cent over war years with sales expected to exceed last year's $25 million. In New York Cil'y Ihe combination of the coal strike nnd railroad embargo failed lo hinder the buying. Department store sales the fi- nnl week of the strike wore Lip 30 per cent over the comparable week of 1945. The picture generally was the same across Ihe country, in large places and small. Now, with more people working than striking, we may reasonably expect, come Jan. 1, 1947 that the broken arches nnd busted pocketbooks if laid alternately end to end would roach from Kennebunkport to Sun Diego and over Ihe hill lo the pool-house. What does it all mean, aside from the sure fact that we are to witness the biggest—if not the best—Christmas yet? Well, he experts who say we are certainly headed for a depression before long will testify that his record spending only hastens the day of reckoning. The others will say that the spending itself reai'iirms the fact that almost everyone has money nnd will increase the chances for a long and prosperous life for Ihe good limes now prevailing. One thing however, is certain: a j lot of people arc; going to spend more than they can afford. More than half of our families have less lhan $2000 u year. That will buy Ccsv combination radios-television ,;ets, and hardly airy mink conts. indeed, wilh pi ices us they arc, It will hardly fill the bean pot and clothe the kids. So, loo many families arc sure to wake up some post- Christmas morn to the awful fact that there ain't no Sana Claus. In the meantime, do your Chrismas shopping rarly nnd' n conservatively merry Christmas to each and every one of us. racing business at Oaklawn Park In Hot Springs, moved today lo cut the stale in for a larger share of the profits. Rep. A. L. Brumbelow of Ouach- itii county announced he will introduce legislation into the House of: Representatives making it mandatory on the stale Racing Commission to collect all of the breaks— the odd cents which accumulate during a day's betting. At the present lime under ;in agreement of the commission with the Oaklawn Racing Association, the state gets half of the breaks which amounted to $38,457 during the last spring meet. Assistant Alorncy General Ike The strike notices will be filed the blaze under control at the same time as a technical Icecded in preventing th procedure. A*"' UnVon--"'-official'"Sam irom spreading."to near Much Grain Lost in Fire atM'mneapois Minneapolis, Dec. 19 —(/P)— A spectacular fire, with flames shooting more than 150 feet into the air and visible for several miles destroyed the Union grain elevator filled with nearly 3,000,000 bushels of grain tod-ay. Early reports were that the elevator was filled with barley and at current market price the loss was expected to run into more than $3,000,000. A general alarm was sounded when the fire broke out after midnight and firemen from neighboring St. Paul were sent to man stations in the early morning hours as most of the city's fire equipment was sent to fight the conflagration in the 80-foot tall, two block long structure. Because of the intense heal firemen were handicapped in getting control but suc- the flames 'Old Custom'to Accept Presents Bilbo Testifies Washington, Dec. 19 —(/F)—Lashing out bitterly at an ex-secretary whom he described as a "Judas Iscariot," Senator Bilbo (D-Miss) de-1 cl&rcd today it is an "old Southern custom" to give presents to public servants. Bilbo denied before a Senate war investigating subcommittee that he had sought gifts or funds, "with the possible exception of the money that I borrowed to make a property settlement with my ex- wife." The subcommittee is inquiring into his relations with war contractors. In a 10,000 word statement, "The Man" Bilbo heaped invective upon his former secretary, Edward P. Terry, who testified against him yesterday, and on former Rep. Ross Collins; a v Mississippi political foe. Bilbo said the evidence to date showed that "I am a very poor man and heavily involved in debt and that I received during all the period that the investigation has covered but two Christmas gifts, one an automobile and the other living room furniture consisting of a sofa, three floor lamps and two table lamps." Terry told yesterday of presenting a $1,912 new automobile to Bilbo on oehalf of Michael T .Morrissey, a war contractor. In his statement, Bilbo declared these gifts came "from real friends and they came without any strings or obligations whatsoever." "In fact as to the car it has been a custom not only in Mississippi but throughout the country to make presents to citizens who have been honored by their people," he said. Bilbo referred to his former secretary, Terry, as "the Benedict Arnold" and a Iscariot. 1 ' 'He added: Engagement May Be Announced Labor Monopoly modern "Judas Murray who drew up the bill for Brumbelow, said the rcprcscnta live believed that the break money actually oolongs to the bettors, and if it cannot bo returned to them it should be placed in Ihe slale Ircas- ury. Another legislator is reportedly working on a bill which would give Ihe stntc n larger slice of tho lolal amount wagered — a figure totnling $10,150,639 nl the last- meet. "I believe that Ihe state should at least share equally with the association," .... the legislator said, "because I'm not sure that any firm should be allowed to leave Arkansas wilh $1,000,000 after five weeks operation." He refused to elaborate on specific details of his proposal. Al Ihe lust meet the stale collected a lotal of $591,538 from the truck—an amount which included live per cent of the lake, plus Ihe breaks, miscellaneous licenses and sales laxes. doctor was removed to the hospital. He said that he heard nothing said about the shooting while he was there. Mrs. Eschweiler's 76-year-old cousin, Mrs. Jennie Corey, who resides with the defendant, testified that the doctor visited his former wife and their children frequently. She said there had been no quarrels or disturbances ol any kind between the two. Mrs. Corey said that on the night before the shooting Aug. 23, Dr. Eschweiler had told her he wished "he could end it all without a lot of hullabaloo." She said the doctor was in poor health nnd had been for several months. She said the d9Ctor had been drinking heavily prior to the shooting. Her counsel, Fred A. Isgrig, said the neat, modishly attired defend- nnl would lake Ihe sland before he about Testimony was presented yesterday by thirteen defense witnesses, including a psychiatrist who declared Mrs. Eschweiler was suffering from an "anxiety ncuro- procedure ;hey would hot carry "any malice," out merely because they are "handy to have on hand" in, event the negotiations break down. Philip Murray, president of Ihe CIO and USW, said the steel workers would "go into the negotiations with our cards on the table and hope (hat the management will match our desire to settle maters peacefully without resorting to strikes." "I am against strikes always;" he said, "and I firmly believe that the steel industry can meet our demands without increasing the price of its products." o Senator and Mrs. H. M. Kilgore Visit the Lloyd Spencers United States Senator Hurley M. Kilgore of West Virginia and Mrs. Kilgore are Ihis week visiting former Senator and Mrs. Lloyd Spencer. The Kilgorcs, vacationing at Hot Springs, were invited to Hope to renew an acquaintance which began when the men met in the "I do not know whether to pity or blame because I sometimes think that he has a mental illness of Imaginery grandeur and impossible hallucinations." "Christ had his Judas Iscariot; Caesar had his Brutus; George Washington had his .Benedict Arnold, ' but I claim to have had the greatest traitor of them in my trusted secretary," Bilbo- reac from his statement. • Bilbo said Terry's "greatest ac . his statement to . „. rby grain elevators in the immediate vicinity in the southeastern section of the city. The fire was I vought under control after about hours although it was expected to burn for several clays. Immediately the cause of the fire was not determined but it was believed to have started from grain which became overheated when it clogged in a chute. Commercial airplane pilols reported they could see tne fire at Fargo, N. D.. 250 miles to the northwest of Minneapolis, and at La Crossc, Wis., about 135 miles south- cast of the city. cers. This testimony was introduced Shopping Days To Christmas Mother, Accused of Stealing, Gets Court Backing Chicago, Dec. 19 —(/I 1 )—Judge Frank Donoghuc took over the role of Santa Claus in women's court yesterday after ho found Mrs. Moncll McHale guilty of stealing Christmas gifts for her three young children. Tearfully, Mrs .McHale, 37, admitcd stealing $12.32 worth of clothing and other articles from a department store. She told Ihe court her husband had been unable to work because of illness and they had no money for Christmas gifts. "1 just can't make enough to pay lor their presents," Mrs. McHale sobbed. After pronouncing sentence— a suspended fine of $1 —Judge Donoghuc told her "This was not the right thing to do but it is not a serious crime." Then he handed her u $5 bill. Then a hat started going around to others in the courtroom and an additional $15 was given to her. Look At My Nylons! Colorado Springs, Colo— (AP> — After Olive Mae Mulica of Denvei fell into a manhole she assured Po lice Chief 1. B. Bruce that she did n't want any monetary damage from the city for minor persona injuries but— She very definitely does want th mtink-ipa) fathers lo replace the n\ iunt, turn in the mishap. after the state had offered that of a Little Rock detective who said Mrs. Eschweiler had confessed the slaying and re-enacted it for offi- crs. The stale charges she shot Dr. Eschweiler, 43, at his bachelor quarters near the medical school following an argument over the, "picture "of another woman." Through counsel, she pleaded innocent and contended her former husband was shot accidentally during a scuffle for possession of a gun. The defense told the jury she had secured the gun after he talked despondently and hinted at possible suicide. The psychiatrist, Dr. Elizabeth Fletcher, Little Rock, declared the defendant had been under her care t intervals since 1941 and thai she Senator Kilgore was scheduled for a first-class duck hunt at the Hempstead County Hunting Club, but unseasonably high water is giving the sportsmen trouble. Senator Kilgore was among the Democrats re-elected against the Republican sweep lasl month. Princess -Elizabeth, 20-year- old heiress presumpt ! ve to the British throne, and Prince Philip of Greece. wV>to -••• --- ment Is expected to be announced shortly by tne rtoyai i*,,, ,/, are shown as they attended wedding reception earlier this year. Philip, who served in the Royal Navy during the war, Is being naturalized as a British citizen. (NEA Telephoto) Threatened Strike Ends When Students Get Permission Fayetteville, Dec. 19 —(/P;— University of Arkansas students apparently were reconciled today following the board of trustees' decision to permit them to send cheer leaders and a queen to the Cotton Bowl game New Year's Day. Sludenls had threatened to strike because, they charged, the university would not return several hundred dollars raised by the Arkansas Booster Club 19 finance Colon Bowl activities. The trustees, meeting at Little Rock yesterday, voted to let the students withdraw the funds. It All Adds Up to the Fact That the U. S. Middle West Is Pretty Good Place to Live slill has anxiety neurosis." The state objected to Dr. Flctch- By HAL BOYLE Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 19 — W)~ Traveling out from Manhatan you know you're in the Middle Wesl when — . You sen a sign saying "luncheon 55 cents." The waitress says "thank you" when you leave a 15-cent tip. r's testimony and Isgrif told the you can stand up and stretch in uurt that he was nol pleading in-lyour hotel room — without brcak- anity bul sought to disclose Mrs./ - m& a knuckle againsl either wall. Eschweiler's "physical and mental; They put more than one dipper of ondition" at the time the state barges she admitted the shooting. ice cream in a sundae and throw in a spoonful of whipped cream Mrs Eschweiler's brother, Wil- free. And the malted milks arc through restaurant butter slabs, am Steel Gulfporl, Miss., advcr- thicker than chocolate-flavored hy- and they leave the sugar bowl on tarn Steel, Gulfporl, Miss., advcr ising man, said he saw his sister he day following the shooting. She appeared dazed and "did nol rec- You can go all day without hearing more than a couple of foreign accents. People's words come out with a soft slur, but nobody biles a word in Iwo after the Jirst vowel. The boys wear caps with ear flaps. The Chinese restaurants fail to outnumber the barbecue stands. You can ask a clerk for a three- cent stamp — if that's all you want to buy — and walk out feeling reasonably sure he isn't muttering "tightwad" behind your back. You can't read your newspaper through restaurant butter slabs, of betrayal" .__ . the commitifefe' jJe'stijrdayrtKat • h accepted $15,000''and the promis of $10,000 more" from "one of the leading Communists within the United States to be used in puttihj the late Gov. Bailey 'of my state or anybody else that he could fine that would make the race, into the race for the United States Senat against me in the campaign o 1946." He referred to Terry's testimony that the late Simon Liberman o New York City, a Russian imm grant, had given him the $15,00 and thai he had turned it over t Liberman when he was unable t find anyone' to make the race. Senator Ferguson (R-Mich) cross-examining Terry , brought out thai Liberman had died several months before the date Terry claimed to have returned, the money to him. Chairman Mead (D-NY) then ordered the former secretary cited for contempt and possible perjury actions. Terry was on hand again this morning, with his lawyer. Bilbo asserted that Terry removed "42 files from my office" when he quit as secretary last January and these later "were in Koss Collins' campaign headquarters." "This poor man went absolutely wild in his mad desire for money and is now testifying against the man who paid him the second best salary on Capitol Hill and put his wife on the. .payroll paying her over $8,OuO in a desire to help him (Terry) pay the expenses of keeping his daughter in school," he said. Senator Ferguson asked why Terry left Bilbo's office. "When he said—"Bilbo began. "No," Ferguson interposed. "I'm asking you why. You did not discharge him?" "No,' Bilbo replied, adding that Terry resigned "but I had some suspicions.' In categorical order, Bilbo's statement took up every accusation which has come up during the week-long hearing. First, he said he was glad to 'plead guilty" to a charge that he helped Mississippi contractors obtain cost-plus-i'ixed-fec conlracts for the construction of the Jackson, Miss, air base, key field at Meridian, and Keesler field at Biloxi, Big Easterner, TurmanSeen as Nominees By UYL.E C. WILSON ^Washington; Dec.. 19 — <UP) — Harry S.. Truman and a big city easterner are the -team that prac tical politicians foresee/ right n9v as the 1948 Democratic presidentia ticket. . ;-. ',<„, ' . '.'-'•; • '•:• ; The president- was aaked : at hi > - Boston, Dec. 19 — (UP)—Chair- . man Alfred P. Sloan Jr. of General. Motors Corporation said today tnat the American people must choose- between a labor monopoly and the demcratic system of- free enterprise. Labor has become a monopoly,, he told the Boston Chamber of Commerce, and "something is now- going to be done about it." Monopolies lead to dictatorships, Sloan said, ana die ialorsu.ps "cannot be tolerated in a democracy", wnether tney are economic or political. . . "We.can continue to accept the monopolistic position of labor and_ • i.aKe ine ^ consequences," /ne said,", or we .can deal' with if'with tnV .^ objective or' preserving our ecO- 1 nomic freedom by,-protecting - our< competitive economy." --•-.- - ., < The dominant position of labor as a cornpnent" group in the economic sii-uuiure constitutes <a two- pi-onged proDiem, -tiie soiu%un »of which'holds . tne key to- whether 1947 will be ^a-year of expanding production and possible new peace- .me records in--national income, loan said. ' -' ' The first'part of the problem, he. aid, can be solved by eliminating resent inequalities aiid i^aiOi/ng ne balance in both privilege and between laour and tner groups. • Sloan proposed a two-point pro;ram to end strikes, wmcn he ermed the second part 01 me proo- em, and urged.tnat it be applied •oruy to controversies in tne corn- petitive area ol enterprise." Tne ii-ogram: 1. To limit, ;by law, the, jurisdiction, of any one union to > the pomt where tne public interest isnot: substantially prejudiced _ by strikes. '." :• "2. Collective bargaining then, must proceed even il it involves.a strike 'and witnout restriction '.or interierence from 1 without 'to ,the very end, irrespective of, the.con- sequences on-either party." " ' To correct existing inequalities, : conf e^ppcey V.y.<>ste > o5Sy.twh,etH-- er he would' accept the -1948 nomination. He replied: ' No comment. • Such a reply kept the question open and was about as close as Mr, Truman "could come at this time to acknowledging h's availability. During this year's difficulties with Congress, 'word seeped around Washington 'that the president was weary and looked forward to release from a job in which he was not achieving any spectacular, immediate successes. It is not unlikely that Mr. Truman did remark to some old friend 'that he was heavily burdened and would welcome relief in 1948. But Washington never took that very seriously, assuming the report was true. On the contrary, this capital has yet to see a president willingly laying aown the burden — barring only Washington who established the late two-term tradition. Herbert C. Hoover, who had the scratchiest hair shirt of any recent president, was a stubborn seek er of a second term. The late he said, tnese 10 > steps 'should ,' taken:* n r - "«' ,.':• 1. Employers should'have i^e- i ! right to talk freely with employes'. "• 2. A court review of, decisions] of ~. all government agencies shouljCU^e,, f, O -,-r _1.. *---i-rta^* J^ff'y.tv Jfc<*Hi_ -*J-1 J*aiVJwfe- responsible for their-*acts; 4, Foremen should be' recognised by law as a part of management.* 5. The closed shop should be outlawed, .'•-.. , ,, • • 6.' Union questions-' -should , be rtassed by a representative proportion of the entire membership, not by a limited minority. 7. Unions should be required to, publicize financial operations and' be prohibited from contributing, to political activities. - -' -- , - 8. All forms of violence and. coercion should be outlawed. 9. Unlimited right to petition" for bargaining elections snould be granted to employers. 10. Collective bargaining should be sharply defined. Franklin D. Roosevelt took only a second but a third Miss. •It I am to be condemned for gnix.e me," he said. Miss Norah Burke, Binning- lam. Ala., secretary, testified she lad known Mrs. Eschweiler since 919 and that the defendant's rep- itation was "excellent" in Birm- ngham. where Mrs. Eschweiler Slet-1 were reared. Eleven Liltle Rock Club and church women testified that the defendant's .rcijjtation her was that o! a "law abiding, upright and ocaceable" person. Another defense witness, Dr. O. C. Mulson, Little Rock physician, declared Mrs. Eschweiler had undergone an operation last April incident to feminine functional disorder. He said he saw her in the county jail alter her arrest and she was "nervous, upset and somewhat confused." He said he would classify her as a "neurotic" and on LTOSS examination declared she. 1 had "always been anxious." drant water. You meet more women carrying children than leading dogs. You notice there are spaces between the houses. If you ask a stranger what time it is, he doesn't suspiciously grab his wallet pocket with both hands. If you ask for a light, he hands you a box of matches and says "keep 'cm, I got plenty." The people begin to speak in complete sentences instead of a series of grunts. The Pekinscses thin out and you come across lop-cared hounds that aren't ashamed to scratch themselves in public. Copies of "The Best Loved Poems the iable. You can buy a man-sized steak and still gel some change back from a five-dollar bill. The cops say "Mister" instead of "Hey, youse!" Somebody speaks to you first. They take off their hats as a woman enters the elevators. They call a racehorse by its name instead of "that trackwalker" or "that oatburtier." The coffee tastes like coffee instead of hot mahogany stain, and the man at the cash register pushes out the toothpick bowl and says pleasantly, "Come see us The people lake their time going of James Whitcomb Rilcy" replace i to work to work instead of hurrying •The Lost Weekend" on the drugstore book stands. Nobody faints if you order ginger ale with your whisky, but most folk just say "—and a little branch water for me." L:\dv schoolteachers look both wondering ways 'before lighting up u cigarct. scum. to work to loaf. Folks know their neighbors as people with lirst names — not just strangers behind a series of closed doors. You can sec u squirrel without why lie isn't Jn i\ jnu- being loyal to my constituents xxx, then by the same token every worthwhile senator and member of the House of Representatives in the national Congress must likewise bear the burden of such condemnation," he declared. Bilbo began reading his statement after a brief discussion with the Senate war investigating subcommittee as to whether interruptions should be allowed in his testimony. The Mississippi senator said hi; preferred to read it straight through, as he had made an effort to prepare it in "an orderly, sequential way." Senator Ferguson (R-Mich) protested that the committee had not had a chance to peruse it and should be allowed to quesion Bilbo at any point it chose. Speaking somewhat indistinctly because he is unable to wear his lower dental plate Bilbo said "it will take about an hour" to read the statement. The stocky little senator took the stand after a tumultous week of testimony regarding thousands of dollars in campaign contributions, alimony payments, and gifts of an Continued on Page Four not and fourth — the last at a time when he certainly was a very tired' man even though his health was certified as good for his age. The next Congress may well bring Mr. Truman to despair. But at the moment he looks and acts like a man in good spirits and enjoying life and his job. The na- Jion's applause at his handling of the coal strike contributed more than somewhat to the president's good feelings. Another factor is the responsibility which Republicans now share with him in their .control of the House and Senate. Wise men report that Mr. Truman will not offer detailed proposals to this Reptibl.can Congress. Instead his annual message is expected to outline situations which should be dealt with. There will not be specific propositions which Republicans can reject. Rather, there will be citations of things with which it is the responsibility of Congress to deal. Some of Mr. Truman's advisers believe such strategy will give him an opportunity to break even or better with the congress next year. On that basis, the smile of the man from Missouri might brighten instead of fade. There is another factor. The long Democratic winning streak was broken last November. It is reasonable to believe 1948 is likely to be a Republican year. In that event competition for the Democratic nomination will be less than it otherwise might be. It might, in fact, be more a battle within the party for control of the party organization than a 100 per cent effort to win the White House again. Operators May Negotiate With Lewis By HAROLD W. WARD Washington, Dec.. 19 — (fP) — Spokesmen for major sections of the soft icoal industry arranged a quiet meeting today, touching off reports of a move to rsopen contract negotiations with John L, Lewis, Although the representatives would not confirm the reports tha.t they would discuss resumption .of talks with the United Mine Workers' president, other industry and government officials suggested that such a gathering could hardly verlopk the subject. Lewis was reported by associ- tes to be visiting his aged mother n Springfield, III., where he has a iqme. They were non-committal about prospects of his getting fa-- ether with the pperators. Some' officials believe the opera> ors, on the sidelines during the ret cent S9ft coal strike and legal bat* le, might find Lewis more agree' able to negotiating with theni now because: 1. Lewis lost his big push for a ff iew contract with The government. Instead, he was found m contempt of court for trying to terminate his present contract with the govern- •nent, and now is fighting in thn Supreme Court fines of $10,OCO against himself and $3,500,000 against the UMW. 2. A contract with private opera ,1 tors now would remove the threat of a new walkout March 31, which was inherent in Lewis' letter to the 400,000- bituminous miners calling off the Nov. 21-Dec. 7 strike. .This' in turn might ease the tension surrounding the supreme court's hearing in his case Jan. 14, and lessen demands for restrictive lag- islation in the new Congress convening Jan. 3. Because of this combination p| circumstances, some observers believe the operators now are in a. better position to negotiate with Veteran Carrier/ 'Ranger', to Be Scrapped Washington. Dec. 19 —(/P)— The , -- - , veteran aircraft carrier Ranger, i Lewis than they have been at any oldest American flat-top, will be | time in the past 15 years. • sold for conversion or scrap, the By the same reasoning, they say navy announced today. !f <u <"•»*— «">»•• »«<•! «-vf Commissioned in 1934. the 14,500- lop ranger participated in the first assault on Casablanca, fought XJ- boals in the Atlantic, ferried army fighters to Africa, and raided German shipping along the Norwegian coast. Her combat duty ended in the operators wait "until next March to sit down with Lewis, when another strike may be im> minent, their position would be less • favorable. • |J One catch is that Lewis has been Sj committed 1o a national agreement J by the UMW convention. This vir-1 1943",'when fhe"was "designated asitually precludes a _contract \vitfc " a training ship. lonfe- a part ot the industry.

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