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ffljpiW.^-KK^iZt**^.^ Page three Fige Eight H 0 P E S T A R, H 0 P E, ARKANSAS Thursday, December 19,1946 .SQUEEE PLAY Sah Francisco, Doc. 19 Airs*- Mary C. Goldian. 36, had ,a j Weapon of ner swn \6 cope with the Bandit's gun. As he reached into the cash I drawer in her liq % .;cr stoce. Mrs. | Goldinn slammed the till closed and s'creamed for help. The gunman fled, nursing a bruised hand. You're Sure to Please Them With MEN — WOMEN — CHILDREN If you haven't gotten their gifts yet, you are sure of giving just what they want when you give HOUSE SHOES. We have a complete selection of styles, materials, colors and all sizes. HOUSE SHOES HOUSE SHOES For Children For Women 98c to 1.98 1.49 to 3.98 HOUSE SHOES For Men and Boys 1.49 to 3.98 "Where Good Shoes are Fitted Correctly" PAMILY SHOE STORE E. 2nd Sh Corbin Foster Phone 1100 Byrnes Faces Loss of Two Advisors By R. H. SHACKFORD Washington, Dec. 18—(UP)—Secretary of State James F. Byrnes faced the possible loss of his two most faithful senatorial advisers and supporters today on the eve of negotiations for a German peace treaty and the advent of the Republican Senate which must ratify it. Both Sen. Tom Connally, D., Tex., and Arthur H. Vandenberg, R., Mich.—retiring and forthcoming chairman, respectively, of the Senate Foreign Relations committee,—have served notice they will not be delegates to future United Nations assembly meetings. Both also have indicated a desire to be relieved of their role as active help-mates to Byrnes in the drafting of the peace. Although both senators swear full allegiance to Byrnes and his policies, their desire to step aside at this crucial moment cannot but raise fears in Byrnes' mind about future Senate action. He knows that the easiest way to have Senate support on foreign policy is to have its leading men participate in its formulation. For Warren R. Austin. chief U. S. delegate to the United Nations, the Cimnally-Vandenberg announcements offer an opportunity to raise for basic review the whole question of United States delegations at '"uture UN meetings. It is no secret that nearly every American official concerned, .including the delegates themselves, has been dissatisfied with ihe showing made by the U. S. delegation at the recent UN meeting. The effectiveness of the dclgatipn has been subjected to criticism in the press and. unfavorably com- Prisoners Forced to Take Poison by Nai Guards Nuernberg. Dec. 18 — (UP) — Dachau concentration camp inmates were forced to swallow cyanide tablets as a feature of grisly experiments by the Nazis, and many died in agony, a witness testified today at the trial ot 23 German medical experts. Walter Neff, a former inmate of Dachau, testified that he was forced to act as assistant in some ot the cxneriments to determine the potency of poison manufactured ,-it Dachau. Dr. Sigrnund Rascher was named as the chief experimenter with cyanide. "Rnschcr would make from GO to 80 tablets a day and take them over to the bunkers and crematorium where inmates were forced to take them," Netf said. "Many of the victims died extremely painful de.-iths." Other testimony clealtli with the means employed by Rascher and a former mistress of Hcinrich Himmier in order that they might bo married. The woman was sterile, the court was told, and for 'that reason the marriage was forbidden by Himm- Icr himself. She wns said to have assisted him in some of his experiments. "She stole two children and after she and Rascher appeared with them. Himmler permitted them to t?et married," Neff said. "She later kidnapped two more children." REGROUPED CLOSE OUT Children CLOSE OUT Ladies Cotton Print DRESSES la? li\&atdtj>!bi»tal CLOSE OUT Ladies Fall SHOES S « j - CLOSE OUT Ladies Fa!! COATS CLOSE OUT — NOVELTY REDUCED — 39 IN. 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Browns Favored to Cop First A!l-American Title Asks Business to Help Keep Prices Down Washington, Dec. 19 —(/I')—Senator Taft (R-Ohiot today called on business to keep prices down and on labor to retrain from "unreasonable" wage demands lo avoid any possible economic recession in 19-17. Taft, who heads tlie policy-making Republican steering committee of the Senate, told a reporter he thinks President Truman's economic advisers should have placed more stress in their first annual report on Ihc "tremendous responsibility" of labor and management to keep prices and wages in line. Mr. Truman, who made the re- oort public al his news conference yesterday said he doesn't agree with his advisers' suggcslion that there may be a "clip" in business next year. The outlook for the country is good and will continue; to be good, the chief executive tokl a questioner, it we can just get people io stay at work. He added that nobody wants any strikes at all, that ho didn't think any of the recent ones were necessary. The president said he will make specific recommendations to congress on legislation to carry out the proposals of his advisers, who cautioned that a more than ordinarily favorable outlook for jobs and production in Ihe next lew years ought not to lull government ofti- cinlR into a "drifting" policy. When a reporter remarked thai the economic council's report seemed to indicate not much legislation would be necessary ncxl year, Mr. Truman said he was glad to hear that. The council, set up by congress earlier in the year, is headed by Dr. Edwin C. Noursc. As a member of the Senate-House committee charged with acting on the president's economic recommendations before February 1, Tatt said he is in accord with the council's observation ihal any threatened setback can be overcome by "courageous and sensible action" on the part of business and labor. "It is encouraging to find a gov- eminent commission stating so soundly the general principles underlying continued employment and prosperity," the Ohio Senator commented, "but I doubt if it lays sufficient stress on the tremendous responsibility resting on business to keqp its prices down and on labor to refrain from unreasonable demands for increased wage rates." Tafl said ho saw nothing In the report requiring immediate congressional action, although he has indicated he will support actively some changes in the laws regulating labor-management relations. The president said he intends to stale to congress in clear nnd understandable terms .any changes he may want in labor laws. o FORTUNATE FIND Tacoma, Wash., Dec. 19 —(/P)—Alfred G. Wcncllcr found a wallet in front of a cafe and turned it over to the man behind the counter when ho went inside to eat. As he departed, Wcndlcr was handed a $5 bill — a reward .from the owner who claimed the wallet and disclosed Ihcre were three SI 000 bills and five $lOOs in it. KAMIKAZI ~ Poison, Mont., Dec. 9 —(/i'i — Indent Pilot Orris Larson, on his ccond solo flight, ran into a flock f ducks. The impact smashed one wing .nd caused lesser damage to the Mane, but Larson wobbled in for a terfccl landing. ™~ instructor gave him a grade Cleveland, Dec. 19 —(If)— The Cleveland Browns were favored today to cop the first All-America Conference football championship in their title clash with the dangerous New York Yankees, eastern division winners, at Lakcfront stadium Sunday. Tne explosive manner in which the western division champs rolled for 12 victories in 14 starts and a conference record of -123 points, an average of more than 30 a game, established Paul Brown's gridders as favorites for the title playoff. The Browns, who grabbed two decisions over the Yankees during the regular season, also led the circuit by limiting 14 opponents to a total of 192 points, less than . 10 pur contest. The New Yorkers' point-making offensive averaged about 19 per game, with their opponents averaging approximately 14. Chcl Adams, huge tackle who starred for the ex-Cleveland Rams, was being groomed this week'. lo replace Lou (Golden Toe) Groza, Ihe Browns' ace placckickcr who topped the conference in scoring with 34 points. Groza has been sidelined with an ankle injury and is nol expected to see action Sunday. Browns officials reported some J5.000 tickets worth more than $100,000 already have been sold :for the title playoff and estimated that fair weather would bring oul f>0,- 000 fans for the first championship lilt of the new conference. LEGAL LIGHT Omaha, Nebr., Dec. 19 — (If)— An Omaha high school student who was suspended for three days for lighting a cigaret as he Iqft the school building, didn't think the order was legal. He asked Cily Solicilor Edward Sklenicka if there was a state or city law against smoking. "When you arc in school," Sklenicka told the youth, "what the principal says is tlie law." Don't Miss the Mystery Phonograph Now on Display in Our Window Radios, Radio - Phonographs Beautiful Automatic Phonographs RECORD SHOP Christmas Suggestions Bizet's Carmen Suite (Gladys Swarthout) Rhapsody in Blue Starmaker-Tommy Dorsey Kiddie's Specials Dumbo ' Singing Games Adventures in Bibleland Use our Gift Certificate plan —- the perfect way to give records. 1 Large Shipment cf Records — Just Ai rived COBB-TOOLEY RADIO CO. Home of Hope's Radio Repair Service / CHRISTMAS GIFTS Festive gifts in her pet fro- j grance: Perfume Flacon, Face Powder,Talcum, Metal Lipstick and Rouge. $3.65* Sparkling box of Evening in Paris Perfume,Talcum, Face Powder, Metal Rouge and Lipstick. $5.75* A treasured gift! Enchanting Perfume, Toilet Water, Face Powder, Talcum, Metal Rouge and Lipstick. $7.50* '*-*•* •' f OTHER GIFT SETS to {22,50' ;a John P, Cox Drug Co, WALGREEN AGENCY Phone 616 - 617 ' * ••^V.... < «.J Oak Grove Denies Players Ineligible After Suspension Paragould, Dec. IK—(yp)—Supcrin-1 lendent Ora F. Walker of Oak | Grove High school near here, which has been suspended by the Arkansas Athletic Association, denied today that the school had used ineligible basketball players since it joined the Associalion Nov. 20. Walker said a 21-year-old navy veteran who had been ruled ineliKi- ole because of his ago had been isccl only in pro-season practice lames nnd had not played since OnU Grove entered the AAA. The AAA announced ycslerclny that Oak Grove hud been suspend- jcl for "knowingly" using ineligible Athletes. MOUSER Miles Cilv, Mont., Dec. 10 —(/% — John Mollcr has cut onotheR notch in his son's mouse-shooting gun. A number of'weeks ago ,n mouse cut capers in the Mailer parlor find Moller seized his son's air rifle and lulled the rodent with one shot. Just to prove that it wasn't luck, lie eliminated another pcsl Ihis week — with one shot. ho' wls^n'^'l.!^ «f imB a?- '^landed'te^ 11 nn Eneltah SPECIAL. For Xmas! Queen Lace Hose and Anklets These will make nice gifts for Christmas — Lace Hose will not run — Anklets are tops for school girls. Queen Lace Hose . . (Anklets Dark & Pastels Ladies Specialty Shop All Sales Final — J For Last Minute Gift Shoppers Let us help you select the gift that will make him happy . . . We still have a most complete stock to choose from. Come in and select his gift now. We will wrap it in pretty Christmas paper, so all you will have to do is lay it under the Christmas Tree. MENS ROBES ? ?> <fD J .^•fsiisi&y.! r : r ; ' We're giving you a hot tip . . , give your fella a' nice -robe for Christmas, and he'll love you forever. See the large selection we have to choose from. 5.98 to 14.85 MENS SCARFS The largest and most complete stock to select from in; soft, warm woolens and rayons. Checks, plaids and solid colors. 2.48 to 3.98 MENS TIES- The gift that will make a hit with him. Bright ^. colors, checks, plaids, stripes and solids. •jjjj Wembley, Botney and Van Heusen. 1.00 1.50 2. tor " MENS GLOVES -— Every man will appreciate a pair of good gloves. Deer skin and kid skin in both lined and unlined. 3.98 to 6.98 MENS SOX A large stock of mens sox by Interwoven and Munsing. Regular and short lengths with elastic tops. Complete range of sizes and colors. ^ P* • "fftt 35c to 70c Belts and Suspenders — These are by Hickok in either leather or plastic. All width and shape belts. 1.00 to 2.50 BILLFOLD: Beautiful western tooled designs in all leather. Others in plastic. Give him a billfold. 1. We Give and Redeem Eagle Stomps Geo. W. Robison 6- Co. Hope The Leading Department Store Nashville v-^^'^-S; «&<& ^'•€'&s, m -* •fl '•-< 0 u r D a i i y Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Waihburn House Without a Price Don't Do Anybody Good H is pretty generally known that a group of Hempstcad county war veterans have been planning all this year to buy ihc former ol- ucers 1 homes on ihc Southwestern Proving Ground when—and if—the government finally gets around to selling them. This is a peculiar story, however One of the veterans concerned tells me lhat of the 21 houses abotil Jo have boon vacant for nearly a year, 'ihc whole block of houses was ordered sold earner in the i year, was appraised and a plat of the properly was filed several weeks ago. But still no price has been put on the houses, and veterans aro 4- jar away from being a bit- to buy "'cm now as they wore a year ago. Well, what arc WL< wailing for? Empty houses don't earn ihcir And empty houses don't fit into the right picture of a democratic nation already struggling with the l.roblcm of what to do when it has more people that it has places lo put them in. l lo w about telling us something, Mr. Government? How much? * * * Boy Gets Girl In 10 years the Brilish have never completely recovered from the abdication ot Edward VIII and his marriage lo a divorced Ameri- Hope 48TH YEAR: VOL. 48—NO. 58 Star WEATHER PORECA8T Arkansas: Cloudy, light rain in extreme east portion this afternoon, partly cloudy and continued cold tonight. Saturday fair and warmer. Petition on Saenger to Washington Five copies of a petition signed by downtown business firms and individuals asking the federal government to give Immediate approval to the rebuilding of Hbpe"s burned Saenger theater were completed and mailed last night °» c copy went to Senator John Star of Hope, 1899; Pros- 1927 Consolidated January 18. 1929, HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1946 V'u^S^ 1 ?, 1 '", 11 ' llllolhcr to Senator J. W. !• ulbrlght, a third to Congressman Oren Harris, and the two remaining copies to M. S. McCord ?l c : et ?.L y ll ; c , as v. rci ; # waico Thp B : And now the lovely Princess Elizabeth seems to be heading into but p6ssibiy The young man is Prince Philip, 25, oi Greece. And the one complicating factor is the continued presence of British troops in Greece The marriage apparently has been arranged. He is an acceptable enough young chap for a royal marriage. He is sixth in line for the throne of the Hellenes, now occupied by his sec&nd cousin Kinj' George. Although born on the Greek island of Corfu, the prince spent most of his younger years in Kng- Ed'ucalcd in an English prepalo- ry school, a Scottish public school and the Royal Navy College at Dai- mouth, he made his home with his uncle, none other than Admiral Viscount Louis Mountbatten. He had a good war record with the British Navy in the Mediterranean and the Pacific. Ho^peaks flawless English. The made, it Brilish match is well enough seems. Bui Ihere remain Ihosc troops in Greece. '" Summed up in four - syallable words by Ihe New York Times, here is the problem: "Because of the troubled situation ••jn Greece it was thought thai the present was an inauspicious time lor the announcement (of the betrothal) lest it provide a new reason for criticism of the government s policy of keeping British troops in Greece." British leftists arc reported already in full cry. They did not like the return of Kiiv George lo Greece. They do not like Brilish troops there. r>Jn? y f °5 r " murl- iagc between Phillip and Elizabeth will commit Britain oven more thoroughly lo the continued sponsorship of a rightist- monarchist regime in Greece Some sentiment is against Philip because, ho is not British, despite , German blood imd diction. Opines flawless columnist . ns Tom Driberg, a leftist member of parliament: •", It , mifint bo different if the poor fiirl had not boon so carefully sheltered from contact with ordinary working-class and middle - class people." Regardless of home - isle scnti- mdnt and international complication it seems certain now to bo the old story of boy get girl. Ho gels her, that is, when King George VI has signified his consent under the Royal Marriage Act and the Prime Minister and Privy Councilors have been consulted on the desirability of such a marriage. Lost Flier Got Plenty Aid But Did Not Use It Kl Dorado, Dec. 20 —(/I')— Alert, ((nick-thinking guards at the Lion Oil Company's chemical plant hero probably saved the life of a private airplane pilot who became lost while flying over El Dorado lasl nighl. Hershcl L. Knight of Huston, La., attracted the guards' attention as he circled the city al a low al- liludc. They lighted up a strip of ground near the plant with spotlights and headlights of a coin- puny fire truck and patrol car. Knight then set the plane down. Knight was en route from Joncs- boro, Ark., to Huston with Charles Harrow, of Huston, who also was piloting a plane but he continued to their destination after they became separated at dark. Shopping Days To Christmas Ires, Inc., North Little Hock, for use with federal agencies Text of Petition The petition, addressed to the Continued on Page Two Rotary Gives $350 for les Rotary club today gave $350 . !* c Hospital for Crippled Adults al Memphis, following a speech by S. Truman Lewis, executive secretary of the tri-slatc Rotary-supported institution, at the noon luncTi- eon of Ihc club in Hotel Barlow Introduced by Rev. Thomas Brew ster Mr. Lewis recited the ease hjs> tones of crippled adults treated at the hospital, some of whom gave up in despair, but a great many others going on with courage and fortitude to rehabilitate themsoslves as useful members of society Mr. Lewis hit Ihe high point of his speech when he told of seeing in Chicago a group of paralyzed war-wounded who by sheer practice and dolermin/iion ' teui recovered Ihc uso of their legs or arms, and some of whom arc now even able to drive an automobile. This recovery of spirit is as important to the crippled person as any mere physical recovery, Ihe speaker concluded. The club had given $250 to Iho hospital Cor the current year, and raised this by $100 for the now year. Dick Harris, manager of Ihe'Bar- low, was given a vote of thanks for the fine Christmas dinner served the club today. Ted Jones sa"" twn solos- "I'll be Home for Christmas," and I m Dreaming of a White Christmas. Rev. J. E. Cooper, pastor of First Methodist church, was introduced as a new Rotarian. Guests today: J. W. Teeter, Pr-s- cotl Rotarian; C. Everett Stutsman Madison, Ind.; Rev. S. A. Whitlow pastor of First Baptist church and Nolan Tollett, W. W. White and Max Cox, all of Hone. Methodists to Present Xmas Contata 'Gloria in Excelsis! arranged from Felix Mendelssohn, will be presented by the choir of the First Methodist Church in a special Christmas Contato at 5:30 p. m., Sunday, December 22, at the church. Included will be solos, trios, ducts The choir; Sopranos: - Miss Mary Louise Keith, Mrs. Scott Phillips, Mrs. J. Iv Cooper, Mrs. Dolphus Whiltcn, Jr., Mrs. Bon Edmiaslon, Miss Mary Anita Laseler, Miss Mary Louise Copcland, Mrs. Stephen Bader. Altos:-Mrs. John P. Cox, Miss Wanda Keith, Miss Mary Alice Ur- rcy, Mrs. Basil Edwards. Tenors:-Mr. Dolphus Whillen, Jr. Mr. Stephen Badcr, Mr. Elmer Brown. Bassos:- Mr. Ted Jones Mr. Clif- iprd Franks, Mr. Dolphus Whitlcn, ar., Mr. Tom Purvis. Organist:-Mrs. Benjamin Hyatt Arkansas Couple Named Winner of Newspaper Award Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 20 — (IP)— A young Arkansas couple — Mr and Mrs. Edgar Nicholson of Swif- lon — are winners of the Commercial Appeal's 13th annual plant-to- prosper contest. shn'l 0 ^ icholsons - he's 32 and sno s 31 — were awarded the mn e nn p n take , s . . championship over 100,000 participants from four mid- south slates. They received $500 cash prize. Farmers from -Q/llssouri, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi competed for the championship, awarded on the basis of good farm management. The Arkansas couple started out s sharecroppers but now owns an J-acrc farm in Jackson counly *nli lc lcnan t swecpslakcs prize of $250 was wen by Mr. and Mrs. Roy K.. Slanley of New Madrid County, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. James Woodward of Osceola, Ark., ana Mr •™d Mrs. T. D. Davis of Walnut Ridge .Ark., tied for the farm op- orator sweepstakes award. o- Eschweiler Woman Given Two Years By SAM G. HARRIS Lille _Rock, Dec. • 20 —( -Mrs, --"*-•»! u\,\.. inj ^^\n ; jviia. Tracy Stcclc Eschweiler, 45, was convicled of manslaughter today by a Circuit Court jury which fixed her punishment at two years imprisonment for the ialai shooting lasl Aug. 23 of her former husband, Dr. Paul C. Eschweiler, University of Arkansas Medical School professor. The jury which received the case at 7:03 p. m. yesterday had thrice reported it was unable to reach a verdict and each time was sent back to resume deliberations. Mrs. Eschweiler had been indicted and tried for first degree murder. Formal sentencing was delayed ponding preparation - of new trial motions. The state charged Dr .Eschweiler was shot al his bachelor quarters near the medical school herc- dunng a quarrel over the newspaper clipping picture of "another woman." Mrs. Eschweiler denied she had shot him and all charges that she and her former husband were not on the best of terms. Little Rock, Dec. 20 — (Jf)— The jury which heard the first degree murder trial of Mrs. Tracy Stcele Eschweiler resumed deliberations today after twice reporting itself hopelessly deadlocked over whether she fatally shot her former husband, Dr. Paul- C. Eschweiler, 43, last Aug. 23. The jury received 7:30 the case at p. m. last night. It reported at 9:03 p. m., that it was unable to agree and Circuit Judge Gus Fulk directed it to resume deliberations. Twenty-seven minutes later the jurors, mostly middle-aged men, filed into the court room and reported no change in opinion. The foreman said the jury was divided not indicate whether favored acquital or 8-4 and did Ihc division conviction. The judge then ordered them to remain in the custody of bailiffs, report back at 9 a. m. today and renew deliberations. Mrs. Eschweiler, dressed in black, wept silenlly into her handkerchief afler Ihc jury reported a second time last night. She had boon her own principal witness, denying during an hour-and-a-half stay on the stand that she had shot her divorced husband. She testified that the doctor had been despondent, was drinking and had indicated he might kill himself when ho attempted to take a pistol from her handbag. "I Iricd lo gel it away from him," she said." The bag and thn gun fell. We both reached for ii and it went off." The state presented four rebuttal witnesses, eacli testifying that Dr Eschweiler was in good spirits on Continued on Pago Two Attempt to Raise a Captive Polar Bear Cub Proves Unsuccessful Due to Diet By HAL BOYLE Cincinn.-iti, Dec. 20 — (/P)— For three generations the Slcphan family has been trying to hand-raise a captive-born polar bear cub — something never yet accomplished. Their latest effort failed this week when "Bozo," one-pound offspring of the Cincinnati x.oo's polar bear lady, "North Star," died of malnutrition three days afler birth. Sol Stephan, third in line in a famed Midwest veterinarian family, kept a dav and night vigil over •Bozo." Glumly 1 1C has decided Ihere is only one way to solve the problem of bqlllo-fceding infant polar bears: "We're ,iusl going lo have to milk ail adult female polar bear under ideal conditions. "Then we can break down and and duplicate it." Milking a full-grown lady polar bear, however, is lo men what belling a cal i.-i io mice. It's a good idea, but who wants lo step forward to get the first pail? Polar bears — without regard to sex — arc mean-tempered, vicious and can lift with either paw. "If I could just knock out the mother with a drug like I use on lions and tigers," mused Stephan, "then 1 could get a sample of her milk. "But you're fooling with a $500 animal, and it's a major operation to give one an anesthetic." He believes polar bear milk is rich in fish proteins, but little lioxo' couldn't make the grade on u substitute diet of ' izcd cow's milk, sugar. cod liver oil and "I thought Bo/.o would make it. He had the will 1o live. Ho squawked like a couple of killens. I fed him off my finger. He took it but it might as well have been G! Revolt Top Arkansas News Event of 1946 Little Rock, Dec. 20 —(/P)-—Widespread revolt of World War Two veterans against old-line county political machines and other ex- G. I. political activities produced Arkansas' foremost news in 194g. The continuing story of former servicemen in politics nosed out the astonishing football resurgence of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks in the annual poll of members of the Little Rock staff of the Associated Press. The AP editors selected these stories as the top ten: (1) "G. I." political revolt. (2) Razorback football comeback. (3) Texarkana's unsolved "phantom" slayings. (4) Hubert Byler murder case. (5) Execution of slayer James W. Hall. (C) Shutdown of Missouri and Ar kansas railway. (7) Great Northern hotel fire at Hot Springs. (8) Efforts of Governor Laney's advisory committee to solve Arkansas highway problems. (9) Continuation of Arkansas' re- conversion and industrial growth. (10) Inaugural season of stale high school football championship playoff and the defeat of-initiated proposal lo reduce number of school dislricls (tie). Results pf the former servicemen s political battles were varied. Their principal victory was in Gar- Jand county, where Sidney McMath, nominal stale leader of "G.I." politicians, and his associates wrested every major county and district office from the long- dominant organization of Hot Springs Mayor Leo P. McLaugh- hn. Other organized "G.I." attacks were made on old factions in Cleveland .Crittenden, Yell and general eleclions, but most were White counties in the November general elections, but most were unsuccessful. Congressional Medal of Honor winner Nathan Gordon was elected Lieutenant governor. The giridiron comeback of the Razorbacks, vyhich carried them to a tie with Rice for the Southwest Conference championship and seleclion as the' host team in the Cotton Bowl, surprised even the most rabid Arkansas sports fans. Five murders, all of Ihe same pattern and .all attributed to V a, • phantom slayer" threw the Texarkana- -area into a frenzy and spread more than a passing wave of fear throughout the state. Included in the live killings wore two double murders of young couples. The crimes remain unsolved. Rubert Byler, illitcralc Izard counly mountaineer, and his wife, Ester Leo, who eluded posses for .wo months after Sheriff J. L. Har- 3er was slain at the Byler home, were Ihc top news makers early n the year. They surrendered Feb. 3 Rubert was sentenced to die in the elcclric chair, but the case recently was Continued on Page Two o Benny the Bum Has His Hour of Glory By JAMES C. BUCHANAN Chicago, Dec. 20—(UP)— Benny he Bum begged nickels and dime's on North Clark street today, his iour of glory behind him. Benny, in his 10th hand over- coal, gutter-pressed pants and au- omobile wheel blocked hat, was plucked from the street of disillusioned men lasl night to keep alive he dreams of four little kids C] Beggar Benny played Santa Everything was going along as isual on North Clark 'street. Bonny the Bum, and that's the only name by which he's known, even to the police, was making his usual panhandling attempts on Chicago's notorious "derflict drive." Along came his standing enemies, Detectives Leo Kelly and Arthur Rislig with their familiar shoulder- INEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ait'n AP)—Means Associated Press PRICESc in Hollywood Could It Happen Robbie Jean Franks, of Antlers, Okla., a secretary in publicity department of Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Calif., received an unexpected break when she visited the set of "Deadlock" on a routine errand. Just as Robbie walked on the set, director Byron Haskln, who had been discussing the part for a cute commuter in the picture, spotted her and exclaimed, "That's the type,-why not get her?" A testWas made the next day, and now Robbie can forget about her typewriter for a more promisig career. (NEA Telephoto) Last Minute Plea Fails to Halt Execution By DONALD SANDERS Washington, Dec. 20 —(/P)— Joseph D. Medley, 45, whose affinity for redheaded women carried him in the to the death house, died eleclric chair today. Medley was pronounced dead al 12:49 p. m. (EST) after a frantic last-minute attempt by his lawyer to win a delay. The last flicker of hope was extinguished by the Supreme Court less than half an hour before the suave gambler-killer went to ' ' death. Hopes Dim for Coal Peace as Owners' Split By HAROLD W. WARD _ Washington. Dec. 20 — (fP>— A Budget Group in Favor of More Hospital Funds Little Rock, Dec. fcO—W 3 )—Despite insufficient funds, a $2,20,000 annual budget for the state hospital here has been recommended by the pre-session legislative joint budget committee. Funds for operation of t the hospital are derived from the public institution—a fun'd which committee members declared would show sharFspm^mon^ £ J' nOV '* w »/a*,° "?«'£ "T the fund were'allowed thesaiS for a new contract with John L. Lewis dashed hopes today for a quick nationwide peace between the industry and its miners. Producers whose pits yield 60 percent of the country's coal held themselves ready to deal with the United Mine Workers chief "at any convenient date," without waiting for a Supreme Court decision on his legal troubles arising from the November walkout. But the powerful Southern Coal Pj-oducprs Association, whose mines produce a third of the 600,000,000-ton annual supply, broke away frnm the majority with a decision to hold aloof until the courts nave had their say. Continued on Page Two Bilbo Hearing Recesses for Holidays By EDWIN B, HAAKINSON. Washington, Dec. 20— (IP)— Clash- c t ? g = ntnestimony about Payment of ¥1.500 in a narcotics case held the Bilbo investigation wide open today as the stormy public hearings recessed for the Christmas holiday. "I have nothing to hide,',' ;Senator Theodore G. Bilbo (D-Miss) told the Senate War Investigating committee yesterday as he denied repeatedly any knowledge of payments reported to have been made to him bv. a doctor for helping get a narcotics permit for a Natchez, Miss., man. Bilbo also offered to open his private files to investigators seeking information on the narcotics allegation, or "anything else that has come up in these hearings." Chairman Mead (D-NY) announced after Bilbo's testimony that the hearings were "recessed subject to call of the chair." But Senator Ferguson (R-Mich), told a reporter later that additional testimony definitely v will be neces- "It looks like the first Monday after Christmas (December 30)," tcrguson said, adding that the final decision is up to Mead. Bilbo, after nearly a full day of testimony spiced with bitter denunciations, denials and countercharges, finally acknowledged to the senators investigating his financial dealings with Mississippi war contractors, that he had received some money from Dr. A. J ^firloe ( n "\7iilmKi... -» •»*•_•__ i poHncin vf,,b.Mi - iJi- • , ' mem; was-, born in Italy 5 year had reouo\ nri th' gl M ' S r" ^° ago; under M* name °* Sevarria. naa requested the narcotics ner- Hie loct «v./,«-,,-,,o«t „„ .=. , ., requested the narcotics per . , He vehemently denied, however, mit. that it had the permit. nil,, ,q=,,,- ^ i the.news Was last month when he ntly denied, however, lost another round in a long legal any connection with battle to recover from the city "fn^pVri""-Riiv, M $27,000 which he said he lost in a instead, Bilbo said, any money taxicab on June 14 1944 Fariipi- the he received-he could not remem- the court of appeals'ruled that Cos' his her whether it was $1,500, $1,000 telloTrght to Ihe money the 01 leSS—haH hppn oivnn ir, <V,« T,,v, ..!._- _f": i.? , , Jiiuiicjr, uie =''"'• ... ., .9 r less—had been giv.en 'to the Jun The high tribunal for the second iper Grove Baptist church parson mn in u « in:niv riinrt. i-af,,cnrj <r, age fund. Neither Bilbo nor Fergu lime in as many days refused to stay the electrocution for a lunacy hearing. Medley, who died for the murdei of a 50 year old rcdhaired Washington divorcee, wus claimed b> his lawyer lo be a victim of chron ic alcoholic paranoia. Thin and haggard, ho paid With his life for the fatal shooting ol Mrs. Nancy Boyer in her fashionable apartment here in March 1945. Ho and others had played pokei at the 7 apartment night. the previous tap and Ihe pass along, Benny." .Benny sung his done nolhin', don'l words, "come usual tune. "1 run me He got the usual answer — a shove into the patrol wagon. Inside, for once, things were dif- Pf»nf *T3,,4 .'t ___ j,_ . > -.^ ... ferent. "Put it on fast,' Kelly --... _ „., . „ ull Atiai, .rvuily said, and pointed to a Santa Clan's costume, complete with whiskers water He couldn't "digest U and"'padding '"for Benny's" frUl pepped him up a little on the third/frame. y r ' Ul day with some waak whisky, corn Moments later the wam syVup and orange juice — but he; stopped before a dimly lit hotel nlpn in civ nr*m«o " I »ITT.^ — .1.. , --. '.uv\-i. wagon died in six hours." Stephen took Ihe — the family had tried 40 limes to save polar bear cubs — but his 98- year-old grandfather, Sol A. Stephan, who has been treating zoo animals for 62 years, looked at him with twinkling eyes ar>d said: "Well, son, just keep trying." Ihe Stephans have tried several . "Up on the second "floor," loss hard — i Rislig, "is a woman and her kids whose old man doesn't ,,„ , , "••": •"•>-" »^ ton iuu- oieiuiuus nave mea several andd,mii W "i '"}•• * nalyzc the " lllk i»cuuators and innumerable diets, and dunhcaip. n lan d they gel letters from all parts of the nation suggesting new types of ieeding. "But we have two strikes on us belore we start," said Ihc youngest. "It Ihe father bear is around at the lime of birth, he just rushes over and gobbles up the cubs. And UK: mother is usually so nervous and clumsy lhat she mauls or steps on the cubs, killing or injuring them before we can get them away .from her." Female polar bears are very sensitive mothers. The Milwaukee zoo is the only one that has been able lo build a deep retreating den appealing to these finicky madames ol the frigid North. It also is the only :-.oo ihat has ever boon able 1o Continued, ow Pa^q Two said four Jive t ._ .. *, «.,„ iuoii UUCOII L 41 VL wilh Ihem. Those kids aren't going to have a visit from Santa Claus —unless it's you. You go ahead with this pack of toys. We'll bring the tree and the trimmings. Now do your stufC' Almost proudly Benny stumbled up the dark staircase, knocked and Medley was executed just 19 min- ,.,es after announcement that the supreme court again had refused to .... ,.„„ calm as ho walked to the chair, where two and half hours earlier Iwo Negro murderers had oeen pul to dcalh. The Rev. David O'Connor, jail chaplain, walked beside him carrying a rosary. Medley mumbled responses in a low voice as he was led to the chair. Earlier, the United States court of appeals had turned down a pe- lition asking the execution be stayed pending a lunacy hearing. Medley's execution had been de layed while pending. The Supremo court diverted from its usual procedure to consider the final Medley appeal. The petition was :Cilcd shortly after 11 a. in. (EST) and the court considered it in closed session until after noon. No announcement was made in the court room, but an attache iold newsmen the Medley appeal was denied. A similar petition by Laughlin had been rejected yeslerday. Two Negro murderers who were lo have been cxcculcd with Med- for several h ours Laughlin's appeals were ley an hour of life be- cause of his brief stay. They went to the chair shortly after 10 -ur, 1 as thdce r^ the small room, parading n', ° J 'T ew - MedJe >'' s . " y >' c ' : : lcr( ? a - v n t"™ed down his ^ _...„... * wwi 11, jjuiauing across the floor before the awc- s H'i, C u"' n child ren and their mother. While the family stood bv smudging the tears on their cheeks. Benny gave orders "Put the tree Ihcre. Hang this thing over there. That star's gotta go up higher." Then softly, lo the police, "don't knock it down now—Flatfoot'" Beny passed out toy guns, cly, music boxes and dolls, heredcd his "pals" ahead of and with a "merry Christmas u all disappeared down the stairs attorney's plea to stay the execu- can- Ihen him to 11 . was a momentous night on on Clark street. It was the first time any of the "regulars" could remember .seeing Benny the Bum telling OUT of u patrol wanwiM . "—v- ** j-*^ M i. w .j i tt,! mv. VA vw LI" lion ponding a lunacy hearing. The district law requires lhat executions be carried out between 10 A. m. and 2 p. m. (EST) on the apuointed day. Jail Superintendent Curtis Reid ordered the electrocution of Medley delayed at least until later jn the day pending action by the court of appeals on a petition for a lunacy hearing. The court denied a similar appeal lasl night. It was Medley's fatal affinity ior redheads lhat headed him toward the electric chair. William Copcland. 38 .convk-led Continued on I'u^e Two j budgets they now operate under. The state hospital had requested a budget of ?3,000,000. It was trimmed on the theory that its approval "would be the worst thing possible for the institution," Senator Eric Caviness explained that the committee "would like to allow- the total amount, but the money isn't there; and if we approve it the public will think the problem is answered — whereas, the hospital actually would oa in t worse financial condition than at present," ' ; It has been suggested at previous sessions of the committee tha' funds from the state Welfare Department -be used toward supporting the hospital. Costellols '.Named Head- of Underworld By OTTO E. STURM New York< Dec. 20 — (UP) — Frank Costello, ex-convict, slot machine operator and a kingpin of the New York underworld, was named by a federal official today as the boss of an East Harlem Mafia, or Black Hand gang, held responsible for murders, wholesale .drug peddling and other crimes in all parts of the country. .Col. Garland H. Williams, New York supervisor of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, described Costello, a frequent creator of crime news headlines, as the "asolute racket master" not only of New York's Manhattan borough, but also of the state of Louisiana where he' was described as a long-time friend of-the late Sen. Huey Long. Williams'; disclosure of the existence of a new ,nationally-orga!nized Mafia, or modern version of the Black Hand of Sicily, was made in connection with the smashing ol two East Harlem dope-peddling rings estimated to have done a $2,- Over Possible , -He, . ,,. East "Harlem branch.of the'Mafia, of which Costello was the head ,was a key center : of a nationwide crime ring with local units in cities such as New. Orleans, Kansas City, Chicago,' Detroit, Buffalo, Tampa, Las yegas and Los Angeles. Gostello, who, in addition to his other activities, is a big-time operator in r.eal estate and lives in a- : swank Central Park West apartment; was 5 born in Italy 5 years . ,His last prominent appearances |n the. news \^as last month when he *™ «„, ij ii j— J.GIBU- ana me iriai pn son could find any record in the early next year special parsonage bank account to -""" • -' correspond with this donation. . The narcotics issue was thrust into the hearings—which Bilbo's opponents hope will lead to the unseating of the 69-year-old Missis- ..sippian—by Edward P. Terry, the Mississippian's nervous and ailing former secretary. Terry t denounced by Bilbo yesterday as a "Judas Iscariol," was summarily dismissed as a wilness Wednesday for refusal to answer questions regarding a $15,00 Ofund he had collected to beat his then employer. During his testimony on Bilbo's activities, Terry told the committee he had learned that Dr, Podes- Continued on Page Two »~.* v u **e,iib vvi me iiiuucj, ult source of which he refused to re yeal,, must be decided by and the trial probably will a jury be held Williams "said that, besides Costello, leaders of the new Mafia are individuals in our principal cities who are powers in the communi ties and, under the cloak of seem ing legitimacy, are actually the directors of vicious crimes." "These leaders meet annually usually in Florida," he said, "and there agree upon policies for the control and correlation of their various criminal enterprises." He.said that .until the last few years the dominant Black Hand group in New York was in Brooklyn, but a crack-down by law enforcement officials there forced its migration to New Jersey and California, leaving East Harlem as the Continued on Page Two Two Planes Crash in Air, 85 Passengers Escape Without Serious Injury By JAMES F. DONOVAN DC-4, left New York yesterday Washington,. ffec. 20 -<UP,-I aHernoon crowded wUh sfhoffi F°^. rn . 1 ?A nt _.. a , 1 .r ' ns P ect ° rs a ^ed bent passengers and four crel today that only "one chance in a million saved 85 persons from flaming death last night when two aig luxury airliners collided at 2 000 feet over Aberdeen, Md. The two New York-to-Miami planes—one operated by Eastern Airlines, the other by" Universal Airlines—ripped one another at :ernfic speed. But thanks largely .o a quick-thinking eastern pilot, -he two ships broke loose without serious injury to Ihc 85 passengers and crew members aboard them. A few of the passengers on'the Universal plane suffered bruises and abrasions. Aboard the Eastern Airliner three-year-old Beverly Ann 3outon of Baldwin, L. I., N. Y., was he only casually. She suffered a slight bump on the head. Shaken passengers said it was •just a question of three inches" either way that kept the twq planes f rom colliding full-on and 'turning "'" """" -""-•- *--- passengers nlo flaming coffins for and crew alike. Civil Aeronautics Administration ifficials, who immediately began an investigation, said upon oxam- mng the pianos lhat passengers in both escaped death by only one shot jn a million. "They are the luckiest people in he world," said one. Tlie passengers agreed. "God was riding on our plane," ^aid one woman passenger of the The EAL liner, a four-cnguied , 0 —, w w».tv* four crew members. The crash forced it to forego its scheduled non-stop flight to Miami and to stagger into Wash- mgon National Airport with its undercarriage ripped and its elevators wobbly. The Universal plane, a twin-en- gined DC-3, carried 22 passengers —21 Puerto Rican and 19-year-old Miss Lois Greybill of Washington Mate—and three crew members It crash landed at Philips Army ticid, Aberdeen, just below the scene of the collision. One unidentified woman stumbled and fell as she alighted from the Universal piano and had to be taken to the hospital. A babe in arms escaped injury, but the Universal co-pilot—Eugene Harvey of Miami Beach—suffered heavy lacerations on the face and neck. All 56 passengers of the Eastern Airliner boarded another plane at 11:09 o'clock last night to resume their trip to Miami. Universal Airlines said it intended to pickup its passengers at Aberdeen today. Most of them spent the night at Harvc de Grace, Md. The collision took place at 6-07 P. m. in the blackness above brilliantly-lighted Philips Field The Eastern plane was streaming along a r .?nn m - n >" s &n ^ our at an altitude of 2,000 leet when suddenly the Universal plane loomed out of the night and headed directly for the side of the Knstern .ship Continued on rage Two London, Dec, 20—(UP)— Prime Minister Clement Attlee announced today that Britain was ready lo give Burma her independence, drawing an angry blast by Winston Churchill against carving any such slice out of the British Empire. Attlee told Commons that tile first step toward giving Burma independence "within or without the Commonwealth" would be taken soon. Burmese leaders will be in- ' vited to London to discuss self-"ov- ernment lor the colonial realm' flanking India, he said. Rea-^acea ana iidte, Churchill lashed-back at the labor government's "extraordinary haste" to get out of Burma so soon alter the ' enormous sacrifices -of British and Indian blood to -liberate Burma irom xhe Japanese:- •••••• , Churchi" tore into the government for what he called its nus- taices in India and how tlie p^os- pects in Burma so violently taat tne speaker broke in -to rerniud 1dm that since a motion was before the House, he was but of 'order. He subsided temporarily, only to -•enew tne, attack a little, later when parliamentary procedure permuted His attack was based on -the pun- ciple he enunciated while he was Britain's' wartime • le-.aer, that ae' nad not become the king's first minister to preside over xne dissolution of the British Empire. Attlee said it was the government's desire that the Burmese people "attain their self government by the quickest and most convenient j:ath possible." "We do not desire to retain with- ' in the commonwealth and empire any unwilling peoples,".- he said.' ''It is for the people of Burma \o decide their own future, and we are certain that it will be u> xheir [ill be to ou.-s, '.within the sincerely ten a ue- t pos- 1 con- fed 9wn interest, . if they decide commonweal! nope they wu. cision." Attlee said sible to enact stitution, as i; the old cons, for a while aj; London tal would take .„ that the Burr in regard Churchill i) • "The. •-•'-' ji Churchill , "The adminj government isl _„_, steady and remorse! divesting ourselves ^ wi.o.. .-.ao been gained by so many genera- 4 - tions of toil and sacrifice," he cried "In the case of Burma it is hardly a year since by the superb exertion of the 14th Army >".d the enormous sacrifices in JVs and treasure—sacrifices of British and Indian, blood—that -the Japanese- were forced to surrender or were destroyed or - driven out and the country was liberated. "Yet there is this extraordinary haste in order that we should take the necessary measures to get out of Burma finally and forever." _-- object^ |of the la\bor rs. process of of what has Ex-Marine Makes . Good. Sa liter By WILL GRIMSLEY Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 20 —(.T 1 )—A shabbily dressed youngster cd?ed up to Santa Claus in an uptown department store, "What do you want for Christmas, honey?" Santa asked perfunctorily. The girl raised a pinched, snllow «,. face and looked at Santa with her si one good eye. "I don't want anything," 5'if. replied. "A doctor is going to fix my eye—and that's my Chris.mas." Santa's eyes welled up a b't a^d je said, "jitst a minute, honov.' Then he went over and picked out :he m-etties doll in toyland. "Take this home," he said, "and Merry Christmas." That cost Bill Henson nine bre'-s B.ut it was just part of a day's work for the bavrel-chcrted, ': % year-old former Marine who ta^cs us role of St. Nick seriously. "I just can't stand to see tha poor kids want for tlrnc;?, 1 cr,; e5 , >• Bill said. "That's why' 1 took this job." Then U came out. Bill has been wearing the v. r h't*»- folhage and rocking the store's kindergarten patrons of bis fciea for four weeks now. He makes $22 a week. But so far all of it has gone to buy playthings and clothes for the unio-tii- nales that have appeared before him—and he is seventy dollars in the hole besides. And young Hensen doesn't have the money to throw away. He is a sophomore .a GI vet, at Memphis State College. He was in the marines three years, fcuvht on Saipan, Tinian and on other Pacific battle grounds. While on the west coast he visited a store during the ^h-'s'rnas f .~ a . son, ho said, and "didn't like the way the Santa Clauses did their job." "The were too cold and businesslike," he related, "and I didn't like the way 1hey brushed off ihc poor youngsters." That prompted Bill to apply for a Santa Claus job downtown He's "Ihe best Santa Claus we've ever had," commented store Superintendent Walter Smith. "Has a wonderful way with children " B.ill--a native of Blackwell, Okla —is married. His bride of a vear vvui-ks in the- satno store — third

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