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^^:^^^^j^^.^-^-^ - 1 s '.'-.<' j. * Sfi H 0 P E S T A ft, H 6 P E, A R KAN S A S 0 Thursday! December 26, 1946 r Jehovah Group Wins Court Decision Washington .Dec, 23 —(.4''— The feupreme court threw out convictions ot two Jehovah's Witnesses for Violating the draft law today ift decisions of far-reaching import ancc to other conscientious objectors. The court held the men were denied proper trials by lower courts which refused to hear evi- 29 French Civilians Reported Slain in Indo-China •f • l?', dence on contentions " classifications of the Hanoi, Dec. 22 (Delayed — French military authorities announced today that 29 French vi- vilians. including 11 women, had been slain by Viet-Namese during recent fighting in Hanoi and said that may other civilians were missing and perhaps dead. The announcement asserted that the bodies of the 29 listed as slain had been brutally mutilated and that four apparently had been burned to death. The hearts were L, '^«> t ..- cut from some of the victims, that draft while other bodies were found with Helping Hands defendants were improper. In both cases, the convicted men contended they should be classed as ministers of the daggers planted in the eyes. French' declared. They reported that French troops had the situation in hand in OilUlllll WV \,i«^3OtVA HO Al**tll»J*.^l.*J w » >"•"•"•(-" -- — — ---- - - - - /-»!• the gospel exempt from the draft, all towns in northern Indo-Chuia - - - 'where fighting has occurred, but said that mopping up operations were being carried out slowly in 'Hanoi to avoid unnecessary casualties and property destruction. - o - • Southern to Name New Leader January 15 Memphis. Tenn., Dec. 24 —(&'}— a late Christmas for In ether actions, the court: 1. Refused to review a voter's suit against collection of n p.".-U tax in Tennessee. J. D. Johnson of Greene county. Ten., who brought it. contended the tax is unconstitutional. The lower courts ruled against him. 2. Agreed to review lower court decisions that plant guards are not covered by ihe National Labor Relations Act. The Labor Relations Board appealed cases involving guards at the Jones and Laugli- lin Steel Corporation's Otis works, .Cleveland, and guards at the C.E. Atkins and Company planl, Indianapolis. 3t Declined to review a draft case involving the issue of what is meant by religion in that phrase of the Selective Service Act which grats exemption lo men who are conscientious objectors ''by rea- 1 son of religious training and be. lief." An interpretation of the phrase was asked by Herman Berman, of Los Angeles. He was sentenced to 3 J-2 years' imprisonment £or refusal to submit to induction. He had asked exemption as a conscientious objector but was classified 1-A. ...:.':. ' —— o r Highway Links Algiers to Cape Johannesburg—When automobiles and gasoline flow freely again the new Africa Highway from Algiers to'Cape Town will become a popular tourist route. From South-Africa, the road runs through the Rhodesias and French Equatorial Africa to Lake Chad, thence west to Kana in Nigeria and then almost due north across the Sahara to Algiers. The new road across the desert is composed of a sand track beaten into a road by the passage of hundreds of vehicles of the Free French Army which marched from Dakar to Tunis to take part in the final drive that threw the Nazis out of Africa. The road is sign - posted throughout its length, and light towers gliide the motorist at night. There ai;e regular road posts and if .an automobile does not reach a post when expected, 'a search party 'is —"it out. Already ;'a.riumber of civ- have used the "route and the rney from London to tha Cape 1 been covered 'in. 31 days, '22 s. It looks any Southern Association gentry who hang their sox by the fireside with care in hopes that Billy Evans' job will be put there. A successor the league president who vacates his post on New Year's to take a high-paying job as vict. president of the Detroit Tigers will not be chosen before Jan. 15 — and may be not then. Directors of the loop have saic they want "the best possible man' to succeed the Versatile Evans and thus for there has been no indi cation that any of the candidate advanced could be assured a many, as three of the league' eight votes. The league is to consider th problem at its meeting in Birni- ingham Jan. 15, but the possibility is considered strong that directors will not be able to reach an agreement at that time. gets blood transfusions in Chi- Laney, Jury Differ on Findings Little Rock, Dec. 23 —(/I 1 )—Governor Laney said lodny he "concurred" with the Pulaski county Grand Jury "in some respects but certainly not 100 percent" in its findings that discord in the state hospital board was traceable to two members. The jury recommended Saturday the entire board resign and cans oca locksmith says he has perfected a portable electric lock-picker that would be amcmice to civilization. William Miskill says his device INVENTS ELECTRIC LOCKPIC i needle nnd a tension tpol into the-------- •- lock anc i p,. css u ic trigger. The nc-" cdlc vibrates and,.aided by the ten-' slon tool, forces the lock tumbler,.. KER, BUT WON'T SELL IT AP Newsfeaures Chattanooga, Term.— A Chattnno up and the door opens. The only noise connected with the- operation Is a gentle humming au" diblc only within 10 feet. "* The machine is'easily portable/,,') A dry cell fits In one back pocket.. svill open tho average door lock in j fmc i {he coils and needle In another a matter of seconds and would be lically Sadler, named the Rev. Harold .Rison, and L. B. While, a potential bo"-""" for house-break crs and car thieves. '* But, he actucu, ^ will never be put on sale—he's a locksmith and it's to his interest to preserve locks rather than undermine them. The device, the result ot 18 ycui-s experimentation, consists of a long steel needle connected lo soma coils which cause the needle to vibrate CHRISTMAS CHEER Bakcrsfleld, Cr.lit., Dec. 24—(/!>)— Traffic law violators lodny were given lickcls in nccord with Inc.., season. Instead of summonses, Po-r lice Chief Horace V. Grnyson has- equipped his officers wilh red and- green Christmas cards bearing a and a Chattanooga, Dec. 24 —(/P)—Without disclosing the source of its information, the Chattanooga Times today said it had learned that Sports Editor Fred Kussell of the Nashville Banner is "now first choice of a majority of Southern Association club owners for the position of league president. Lewis Files New Appeal Question With High Court i Washington, Dec. 23 —(/P)—John j L .Lewis and the United Mine Workers today filed with the supreme court a new appeal questioning the validity of the preliminary injunction issued during the recent soft coal strike. In earlier petitions, Lewis and the union questioned the authority of U. S. District Judge T. Akin Goldsborough lo issue temporary restraining orders. It was for violation of the retraining orders that the mine .eader and the union were held in contempt of court and were fined $3,510,000. The orders directed them to keep the mines going pending a judicial ruling on the legal issue involved. The preliminary injunction replaced the restraining order. The supreme court already has agreed to rule on the first appeals filed and has set Jan. 14 for hear ing arguments. o- No Political Portent We Hope GOOD NEIGHBORS Palmyra, 111.. Dec. Seventy men joined to help make a merry Christmas for Mrs. Harry Wood. The neighbors of Mrs. Wood, whose husband was killed recently in a fire which destroyed their farm home^went to her. hon^e with 16 tr'atjtors^lO trupks;'"2Q wagons .and 'I0y.corji'pjcker£ '!*"'*?? f • . '"-iln'Kss than' a "day the' Woods' 65 acres of corn'was harvested, and GIDDYAP, TEAM Morrison, 111., Dec. 21 — (/P) — Morrison high school students have 26 — (/P) — decided on new nicknames for their athletic teams. For several years the teams were the Morrison "Mallets", but students became irked at having their athletes called wooden heads, block heads and hammer heads. From now on, the names.,.. are "Mustangs" for ^he ' varsity.'', and "Ponies" for the'-reserve. -6— Benlon publisher, as members svho permitted "petty jealousies and iitnbilions" 16 interfere with harmonious operations of the board. "I think the grand jury report Is absolutely honest," Lancy said. "I don't question their (Ihe jurors') action, but x x x I'm left in—granting that all Ihis is true—exactly Ihe same posilion I was in before the grand jury reported. "Their recommendations can't be accomplished by me x x x. I can't overstep the laws. Under the laws, I have lo get along with the board as constituted unless there is specific cause for asking for a resignation. If it should develop lhat I find something concrele on which can demand resignations I wouldn't hesitate to ask'.a-resignation of a board member—any board member. "Had the grand jury pointed out specific reasons why these people shouldn't serve, I'd take ils rcc- ommcndalions more seriously. II just dealt in gcncralilics." Laney placed much other comment relative to the jury's report ' off Ihe record." He said he would soon appoint anolhcr member lo the board to fill ihe vancy caused by the resignation recently of chairman Henry Donham. t whn electric current is applied. picture ot . .. rfl „ All Miskill has to do is insert the ' quest to obey local ordinances. Saavedra.i.who discovered Nov.- Guinea''in 1528, gave it the name of Isla dc Oro—Island of Gold. about 5,000 bushels shelled I' trucked to an elevator. About 25,p.ounds'pf feed aro.'.re- and • quired to develop ,a pullet to .the laying stage.; •:>. : •:•.• .- . ", Pictured above are some of the buzzaids that rbost daily on roof p£ Washington's swank Kennedy-Wari en vVpailments., Neither^, tenanls'or aiiJhouties can do anything about it as Dislrictiof^Co-' lumbia law forbids killing the birds of iirorrien^ They are attract'.- ed to Hpaitment by nearby., zoo,' fiom whicsfiL they gct'.l^od. • MANY NEVER SUSPECT CAUSE OF BACKACHES This Old Treatment Often Brings Happy Relief » Mnny sufferers relievo nnceinc bnckncho quickly, once they discover that tho real causa of their trouble may be tired kidneys. The kidneys are Nature's chief way ol tnk- ins the excess acids and waste out of tho blood. Theyhclpmostpeoplepnasaboutapintsuday. When disorder of kidney function permits poisonous matter to remain in your blood, It may cause nagging backache, rheumatic pains, leg pains, loss of pep and cnei-try, getting "P nishts, swelling, pufllncss under the eyes, headaches and dizziness. Frequent oc scanty passages with smarting and burning sometimes shows there is something 'wrong with your kUlndyapr bliddor. )!',-(!>.' '• I Don't waitl JAtkryouridfuf gj«t to'r.-Doan V "Ellis} ii stimliljihtIdlur^tHc; iispil tticccssfullx - aih!s giM, ^Mles oB AUCTION SALE One mile East of McNab on the Frisco Railroad, Friday, January 3,1947 Starting at 10 A. M., the following property fro-wit: 400 Bales Grass Hay TOO Bales Lespedcza Hay 50 Bushels Com Wagon Cultivator Disc - Riding , ,,- McCormick-Decring Mower .;;'->>. Planter "" -iV Used Net Wire 1 Hay Rake , , , Assortment of Nails , ; _;,;•;«;• :& 5 Work Harness Complete' ; ; ; .,,.:.,;-.^ Blacksmith Shop Equipment vf Ii • Shovels, Saws, Post HoH Diggers ??' ^ , 2 Sickle Grinders . , ; / 2 Middle Bursters 1 Stalk Cutter 4 Turning Plows Complete Steel Section Harrow 1 GrWhiz 1 Go Devil 7 Small Stock Plows 1 Top Harrow Other Plov/s and Farm Tools Used Lumber *. 3 Milch Cows and Calves 1 Horse 2 Mules Sow and 5 Shoots 1 Ford Pick-Up Truck in good condition Household goods in^Juded. W '^mm^m^Mm^ tfitfi vm ais cSJSJHfcSMBBHHb ? Dresses AT 9 A. M. AND DR! jRayon crepes, Woolens, rayon gabardine. Every dress a new 1946 Fall style. No carry over, from other seasons, Colors are good for now through Spring. We have a good range of sizes, 10 to 44. Regular Price.,,. $7.95 to $24.95 Our Doily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex, H. W«thburr» Bilbo VA Hospital Appeals for Nurses Senator Elmer Thomas, Oklahoma Democrat, told reporters in Washington yesterday he had heard nothing in the Bilbo investigation which would lead him to believe the Mississippi senator would be unseated. "I've been in loo many campaigns," the AP quotes Thomas as saying. "The Bilbo problem is a common problem to 11 or 12 Southern states, and on this problem they'll stand together. "If Bilbo were unsealed by the senate, it is my considered opinion that he would be re-elected by Mis- sippians without opposition." I hope the effect of all this finally soaks through the heads of the Northern magazines—chief among them being Life—who ridiculed Mississippi into actually electing the .very man the magazines said Star WEATHfcR FORECAST Arkansas: Mostly cloudy this aft- 1 ernoon, tonight and Saturday; occasional light rain tonight and in south portion Saturday; colder Saturday "and in northwest and extreme north portions tonight. 48TH YEAR: VOL, 48—NO. 63 Slar of Hope, 1B99; Pros'-. 1927 Consolidated January 18. 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER, 27, 1946 —Means Newspaper Enterprise Asi'n. AP)— Means Associated Press PRICE 5c COPY ought lo be defeated. The daily press of Mississippi i> fought Bilbo from start to finish. But what can the home press do when outside magazines stupidly persist in giving a dcmogogue like Bilbo the very ammunition he needs lo win on tho stump? When Northern magazines • attempted to come into the Mississippi campaign picture they violaled the first rule of common sense. It was like — Interfering in a quarrel between a man and his wife. Or, like a man from Manhattan telling Brooklyn fans what's wrong with the Dodgers. In cither case you'd get your cars pinned back for talking when you should have been listening. And Mississippi elected Bilbo. Dr. Harold W. Sterling, manager of the Veterans Administration Hospital at North Little Rock, has written this newspaper an appeal for more nurses. Says Dr. Sterling: "The shortage of nurses is so acute that it is preventing the full utilization of existing hospital facilities. "One principle cause, I believe, is the unfortunate fact that nursing as a profession has in the past acquired the reputation of a thankless job, with long hours and low pay, and little other reward except a sense of personal satisfaction to Many Prices Tumble in Larger Cities By The Associated Press Prices for many cost of living items tumbled suddenly yesterday in major cities throughout the nation, led by a sharp break in the! New York and Chicago wholesale butter markets. The decline in the butter wholesale prices brought an immediate drop of nine lo 10 cents a pound in some ot the principal chain stores in the East. Egg prices likewise dropped sharply In a number of places, )ed by a wholesale decline of more than five cents a dozen in New York, and reductions in some food items were reported in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Kansas City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. At the same time, a cross-country survey by the Associated Press showed that many of the big'dc partmcnl stores in major Tugs Presidential Finger had slashed some clothing cities prices those rare individuals with an overwhelming desire to serve "Another cause is that by from one-third lo more than 50 percent in an outbreak of post- Christmas and year-end sales. Still unsettled, however, was whether the price drops were temporary or whether many of them would continue to hold or even extend their decline. It was learned that in Chicago, retailers' associations there now were looking tor pronounced general reductions in food prices in February and have been urging their members to get rid of their present slocks. On the butter market , prices concededly had been maintained at an artifically high level in New York. When this support was withdrawn, prices fell by from one to 10 cents i\ pound and from two to six cents in Chicago. The Dairymen's League Cooperative Association removed some of the mystery surrounding the break in New York, where charges of "rigging" had been heard. It said in a statement that it had been active in the butler mar W. rice Fur trim, cloth coats, 3 piece suits, 100% wool. A good range of sizes, both Jr. 9 to 15 and 10 to 20. Regular lengths, short coats. Regular price rfom ,.. $24.95 to $69.50 Owing to the Low Priqe Every Sale Final No Refunds No Exchanges No Lay-Aways. ALL AT Vz PRICE Every garment goes in this Half Price Sale, Nothing Reserved, Your Choice of any Coat or Dress in the house. Be here early. Values you can't afford to miss. "SEE OUR WINDOW" Second and Main Owing to the Low Price -Every Sale final No Refunds No Exchanges No Lay-Aways. there appears to be an exodus lo Ihe Northern and Eastern states, where there are greater opportuni- lics for postgraduate work in specialized fields. . "Actually, neither of these objec- lions is-valid with respect to'nurses in Veterans Administrations' hospitals.'Our nurses,- already on >a 44- hnur week, sooner will be -on .duly only 40 hours . a, week.' Their pay,; based entirely on qualifications, ranges from. $2,644.80 to $5,905)20 per year, with regular advancements and opportunities for postgraduate work at VA expense; ...... "Now we need graduate nurses,, lo help perform our duly of caring for Ihe men who sacrificed Iheir health for our freedom." * * -K . By JAMES THRASHER Message From Palestine, 1946 Nineteen hundred and forty-six years ago there came from Palestine a message of love and joy un- cqualcd in history, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will loward men." This year, as a world despcralely in need of cheer prepares once again lo celc- bralc Ihe birlh in a lowly stable of • Bethlehem of Christ the Lord, Savior of mankind, there comes from Palestine another, and lolally different, message. This is a message of hatred and sorrow, of bloodshed and ill will, II comes from Jew and Arab alike. And it is particularly tragic because it intensifies the human suffering which undeniably exists in that cradle of many religions. Holy Land lo peoples of divergent faiths. Jews and Arabs in Palestine fight not only one another, but constituted government authority as well. Perhaps because Ihe British rulers now appear to, favor Arab over Jew, the Jewish terrorist underground has blown up buildings bridges, railroads, taken many lives, cached arms and ammunition in preparation for semi-open warfare—all in a vain efforl to impose its will through carnage. These terrorists would be unworthy ot the slighlest sympathy, did they not aim at the correction of an aclmitcd evil. Jews who were Ihe firsl viclims of Nazi brutality do wander Europe today, as displaced persons, is crying need of the re- luge Palestine can offer them; that Palestinian sanctuary has been denied them; Iheir present agony is indeed the responsibility of the en lire civilized' world. Because more fortunate peoples Ihis past year have ignored these pathetically innocent sufferers, it is by no means surprising lhat some of Ihosc Jews who already have reached Ihe Promised Land should seek to correct the injuslice by force. But, as always, violence has dispelled sympathy. The murder of British soldiers and the slaughter of equally blameless civilians certainly cannot be countenanced. Not even the truesl friends of the Jew- isn oppressed can stomach Ihe acls of would-be Jewish oppressors. And so, as day after day the press has carried reports of additional outrages by the underground, the public demand for an improvement of the Jewish lot has been diluted by honest misgivings. A few days ago, however, Vaad Leumi, Uic Jewish national council, was' Joined by Zionist leaders and even' by representatives of the Ha- ganah underground army in a denunciation of Jewish terrorists. Soon thereafter the repudiation was repeated by President Chaim Weizmann at the opening session of the World Zionist Congress convening in Basel, Switzerland. Said Mr. Weizmann: "Against the 'hero" Continued on Page Three ket in order to keep prices up and • hereby "protect" present millc prices. Milk prices -in New York are set by the Department of Agriculture^ Milk •• Marketing Administration or a formula that takes into accoun .ho price of top grade butter anc skimmed milk powder fon a 30-day period. This month expired on Dec 24 and the price of January was set at $5.46 ,a .hundredweight,; r un chapgcd since November., C... J.iBlanford, the,, New York •administrator o milk marketing area, rnent w.as .not 'available for, cpm on .trje' niilk.. association' statement b,ut a spokesman ,saii the milk price wo.uld not bo, ,,re vised by the local olticc even it; i were found lo have been based o stimulated, butte Red Denial of Ultimatum Surprises Navy By WILLIAM NEWTON Scrlpps-Howard Staff Writer Written 'lir the Combined World Press Distributed by United Press Shanghai, Dec.'27 — The State Department spokesman's announcement that a United States Navy courier ship at Dairen was not vien a Soviet ultimatum to get out .will come as a distinc surprise to United.Staes Navy of ficials and others aboard the ves sel when the incident took place The senior navy officer aboard— Commander Edgar L. Yates, Port land, Ore. Charles M. • reported to Admira Cooke, Jr., Sevent U.S. to Probe Break in Butter Prices Washington, Dec. 27 — (/P)—Secre- ary of Agriculture Anderson today rdered an investigation of yesterday's break in New York butter irices. The investigation will cover consumer complaints that the market had been manipulated to prevent a drop in producer prices of milk n the Metropolitan area during January. In announcing the inquiry, an aide to the secretary said Anderson does not see in the butter price areak any sign of a widespread decline in prices of other farm and food, prices. He said the secretary felt that farm and food nrices h=vr? ?;e*" u "d if not passed their post-war peak, and there is no indication tnat tnere will be other than a slow, normal adjustment to lower levels as sup- Says Adamson Trying to Wreck plies increase kets decline. and wartime mar- After being advised in flight to Kansas City from Washington of the presence of baby JoDee Adams, 3-month-old son of Columb'a Broadcasting System commentator John and Mrs. Adams, aboard the preceding Presidential Press Party plane; President Truman had his finger pulled by the baby after the arrival of both planes in Kansas City. Mrs. Adams, who accompanied her husband, holds JoDee as Margaret Truman, who met her father at the airport, admires the child. President Truman made a flying one-day trip home to spend Christmas with his family. (NEA Telephoto) . artificially prices. In ils statement, the Dairymen' League, which claims to represent 26,000 milk producers in the eastern are, declared thai "purchases of bullcr" by Uic league "were prevent a threatened decline of 22 cents a hundredweight in Ihe January price of milk." Grade A butter was selling as low as 74 cents a pound yesterday. Shortly before Ihe Dairymen's League reported it had been supporting butler prices, the New /ork Cily Consumers Counsel, claiming to represent rt6 organizu- Liquor Issue to Come Up in Legislature (Editor's-note: This is the first of a series of Jive articles compiled by a United Press survey and written by Bob Brown, Little Hock correspondent, on important legislative matters that will face the. 56th Arkansas general assembly when -it convenes ; Jan. 13. Others will follow daily.) By BOB 'BROWN ' , ; '-',iV ' Little Rock- Dec. -27 — fUl')*- Efforts ,\.o place ,tho slate of; Ar- "•--''sa'sjix tjie,whol9sule liquor busi- .j'; moved''out'/into the .Open , today,with the,announcement,by Sen. 'E?.'J; •B.iilloi''Of,Forrest :Ci,ty that lip '.will' intrpdu'qo such, a measure when ; thc Arkansas general asscin bly convctics'Jan.'13.; • ', •-Bullcr told'United'Pi-ess that, he is'not jnlcrb'stcd in'thc'stale taking oVcr- retail '"tilrcs,.. but 'will .advo-' cato public ownership of the six wholesale licenses now in effect in Arkansas. The senator's announcement thus .niilcd down rumors that the state would attempt to go into the liquor trade— but the rumors had Arkansas taking over the entire trade, )oth retail and wholesale. Butler, who lives in wet St. Francis county, gave three reasons for nis proposals; 1. The slale could better regulate the liquor business and relail slores; 2. It would add an estimated $10,000,000 to $15,000,000 a year to slale 70 Per Cent of Lend Lease Marked Paid Washington, Dec. 27 —(/P)— Prcs- dcnl Truman informed Congress today that 70 percent of this nation's lend lease aid has been marked paid,-'and expressed• conviction that the accounting*, .would prove "one. of the foundations of economic stability in the world.' postwar 2,000 Radio Stations in U.S. by'47 Hope's position in the three-city struggle with Magnolia, Ark., anc Huston, La., for a radio broad casting frequency was .outlined to -the Rotary club at its-noon luncheon today in Hotel Barlow by A. H tions and 500,000 consumers, asked Attorney General Tom Clark for "an immediate investigation and prosecution foe the parlies responsible for this flagrant violation of the anili-trust laws." Meanwhile, other prices were dropping around the country. Newspapers in most major cities •carried full page adverlisc-rnenls by deparlmc.M slores announcing ull-scalc bargain displays. Here ire some typical reports iron" metropolitan centers: Washington—Men's white shirts dropped from $3.08 to $1.98, nylons dyed skunk from $495 to $395. Atlanta—Butler down two or ,hree cents a pounds and eggs ofl In his 23rd report on the warf time mutual aid .,prpgram,\;«tbflt chief executive, said- that* the: total United Slates aid-through Sept. 30' amounted lo $50,092,000,000 •'• of which his country will recover "substantially" .more than $10,000,- pOO;ODO in reverse'lend lease and payments. ' ' A- full ' dollars and cents settlement never' 'was anticipated ' by this ' government.' M r . ' Truman weighed into the cold 'statistics of Lhc accounting an emphatic assertion and reminder that the work of the international swapping ' arrangement in achcivcing victory "can never be staisfactorily" measured in monetary terms. There was only a terse reference to Russia—next to Britain the largest recipient ol American aid. Brit- revenue; 3. It would Washburn. Speaking 'off the ; record" with regard to details of Hope Broad cashing coE^P^nyls 'ap^U&tUbn&Mr Washburh TWe'nt ; on to say of th radio broadcasting industry geridi ally: There 'are 'now in, the United halt the movement Ihrcc cents a dozen from last week. Women's dresses down sharply. Boston — Butter down 10 cents and eggs one cent. Chicago—Grapefruits selling for as little as three cents each. Meat prices little lower than a month ago and other retail foods off shghlly. Clolhing sales have been advertised with claimed price reductions on $100 to $139 women s coats to $68; women's suits previously priced at $43 to $60 down to $30. Los Angeles—Most large downtown department stores advertising clearance sales on women's reductions of from one- toward prohibition in the slate. "I'm sincere in my plans," Butler said, "and I'm not trying to shake-down the liquor people." Butler proposes lo put the revenue obtained into slate institutions —where he staled that many patients arc held because of Ihe use of liquor. Staling that most counties go dry because oC a coalition of "clrys" and "wets" who arc disgusted with abuses of the liquor trade, the Forrest City attorney said he believed that fewer counties would vote dry under stale ownership. There are now 31 dry or partially dry counties in Arkansas. The senator has not decided whether lie would place control of sales menl under the revenue dcparl- or under a separate stale agency. "It appears that the revenue de- parlmcnl hasn't done too good « job of regulating liquor," he asserted. And under his proposal, taxes on liquor would not bo changed and would conlinue to bring in some $5, 500,000 a year to Arkansas—in addition to the profits now being garnered by the wholesalers. ain, with which a settlement has been reached, received 65 percent of the total. The Soviets got 23 percent. Mr. Truman said Russia "has been invented lo open negotiations" on a settlement but there was no indication of what has prevented the starting of talks. Similarly, Ihe report said Hial it "has noi as yet been possible lo slarl active negotiations" with Yugoslavia, Poland and Czechoslovakia. Highlights in the chief execu- Uvc's report since his last review: 1. Final agreements have been m;ido with Britain, France, India, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium and Turkey. These include the principalcs that the countries .set- llc Uncle Sam's wartime debts vilhin their borders, incorporate at east a technical clause i'or rccov- ry by Ibis country of leased mili- ary equipmenl, and make pay- ncnl for deliveries after V-J Day. 2. Canada's amount is "consid- rc>d closed" because the Dominion mid for all supplies and materials btaincd in this country; settle- nrnl negotiations ate "actively in irogress" with South Africa, Nor- vay, Greece and the Netherlands; md except in "a few cases such is Brazil, only relatively minor natters" remain to be settled with Lalin American countries. I!. Agreements on the sale $1,189,100,000 worth of lend lease supplies lave been reached with 13 countries since Japan's surrender. 4. Of that total $15,000,000 lo $30,000,000 worth will remain un- because The rc- Stales approximately 1,000 ,broadcasting stations, about 600, additional construction permits granted and in process of building, , and more-'tlian 400 applications pending —which means a total of probably more than 2,000 broadcasting stations in'the nation by the end of 1947.", The cities in which these stations are situated range down lo as little as 3,000 population, he said. Club guests today were: Rolar- ian Arthur .1. Kerchen of Berkley, Calif.; Rotarian Claud W. Garner of Wealherford, Texas; and Fleet commander, in this corre spondent's presence that an ultimatum had been given him by Soviet military officials "to leavci within 20 minutes or we will not be responsible ' for the consequences." Admiral Cooke cabled the Navy Department referring to the report of the incident released to the corri- jined world press and stating that le report was "factually correct." In tne official' written report of ic Dairen trip Commander Yates Iso referred to the Soviet "ultimatum," it was learned. Ensign Tilghmann B. Koons, Plainfield, N. J., the navy officer who interpreted the Russian order or Yates, told this correspondent hat the Soviets made their posi- ion emphatically clear and that he translation of their order was ,o the effect "if you do not leave within 20 minutes we will not be responsible for the consequences." At the same time the Soviet ulti- •natum was-delivered armed Soviet troops -appeared in view of he ship for the fitst" time during Is two-day stay'in port. : They grouped around ' the ' entrance ' of ;he dock at which the United States ship; was • based,- and 1 while -they committed ' no overt acts- the' inference ,of their sudden ••. -appearance was Obvious to everyone ion board. Observers .here were at a loss'-to know -the Stale 1 Department' spokesman's source of information about tifatineidetit,, 'since' no '•.-.consular, official was present abba'rd the' ship when the incident took' 1 place.'-, •• 'The Amercian consul general'.at Dairen, 1 H. Merrill Bertnirigh'off, 'arrived 1 at the dock 10 minutes" after the Soviet ultimatum-was ^received' arid found our Vessel \vith ,engines' riming making rea'd^'to qast off. The diplomatic .courier, Harris Ball,, Amarillp, ,,Tex., also' camp' aboard after the ultimatum,,,had been issued and only a, few .moments before the ship left. . •, , Since Admiral Cooke and his navy officers who were present The investigation will center on reports that organized milk pro ducers had been buying butter for the purpose of maintaining in Jan uary the December milk price o $5.46 per hundred pounds. Allen Resigns Truman's Headdf RFC Washington, Dec. 27 (ff)—George E. Allen resigned today as a director of the reconstruction finance corporation after recommending a sweeping revision of the act under which RFC operates. President Truman, immediately appointed John D. Goodloe, now RFC general counsel, to replace Allen when the resignation becomes effective Jan. 16. Announcing these actions, .Presidential Press Secretary Charles G. Ross told reporters: "When the president appointed Mr.- Allen -. last January Mr. Allen said he would "be willing to serve only a'year. He wai appointed with that understanding." ••Ross added Hhat Allen-is : going to the -'White House • to see ; Mr.' Truman with : GoodlOe : arid taking a re-; port ' of the RFC recommending "important changes in ' the act creating the RFC." , •'. Ross described the recommendations as calling for; "dractic changes which would completely rewrite-the RFCTi-act'-.,to eliminate all- wartime, •emergency -powers rand consolidate all lending! -.authority * i 'Under, • • one Washington, Dec. 27 — UP)— Rep. J. PaVnefl Thbrhas (R-NJ), who is n line for- chairmanship of the House Committee on Unamerican Activities, said today his first official act in that post will be to fire Ernie Adamson as chief counsel. . ,. . In a statement issued through his office, -,-here ' Thomas accused Adamson of trying to wreck the committee. He criticized Adamson because a copy of a report by the chief counsel became miblic before it had been submitted to committee members. Adamson's report, published yesterday, said a "revolution" might; be brought' about through general strike or other means; described 17,- unidentified labor unions as Communist-controlled, and criticized the congressional library ad a "haven for .aliens." : The latter assertion was denied "flatly and completely" by Luther Harris Evans;. librarian of Congress. Evans told reporters he was pre--',; pared to refute any contention that, .',< employes of the library's legisla-j - tiye'reference department are sub- l versive or belong to subersive of- » ganizations. ,1^1 Adamson is expected to be succeeded as chief counsel lor the committee by Robert E. Strippling, who served as chief investigatory for the committee when it was headed by Martin Dies of Texas. (The Adamson report first became public when the Associated Press • obtained a copy of it ironi a source other than the chief counsel. Following publication o£: its content by Associated Press, members, Adamson distributed copies generally). "Adamson will not draw' one • more, day's pay if I become chairman of the committee," Thomas said'in his statement. As top Tanking Republican mem- ,^-. ber,; he is'slated-to'become chair- " man when Republicans organize the House next month. (Speaking for the CIO, Henry < > Fleischer scoffed at Adamson's ; claim . that j - 17 important labor - ; unions are controlled' by Commu- , nists and : that a general strike am, this : country, might be used/ medium for a're volution to ^ the 1 'Americari form" of government, xj "This;-,1s.', an old saw. used *'««* <*ai "' The ^•Announcement!, 11 •'•;'• it' - ; was learned'today,'is 'b'eihg 'p'repared for release at-the .White l House". : ''The 1 'resignation' : i's'"understoo'd to li>e' ; effective"'as 'of 'Jan. '22 — 'one year 'from-the ; day Allen's "nomina- ibn to -the 1 "RFC was 'sent'tb'-a heri-skep.tical ; Senate''by Truman. '"•''' : '"''••' " report of, the ultimatum, the only remaining source of official information about the incident would be the Soviet officials who delivered the ultimatum," but whether this was the source of the State Dena'-t- Fred W. Kingdom, Jr., of Tex.nir- ment spokesman's announcement kana. 'was not known here. This Is Silly Season When Almost Anyone Can Get Picked for Some Title hird to one-half. Funeral for Accident Victim Today Funeral services for Milton Olwell, Nevada Countv farmer who was killed in a highway accident near Emmet, Christmas night, were to be held at the Mount Moriah church, south of Prescott, al 2:30 p. m. today. Otwell was walking along Highway 67, and struck down by an automobile driven by an Emmet Negro, William Giles, who was released following police investigation He is survived by his wife and several children. There are 1C' states operating under a liquor monopoly, but only one, Wyoming, has the wholesale control only. Thai Butler's proposal will have •ough going in Ihe general assein- ily was shown today by the partia' esults of a United Press survcj of senators and representatives. In the Senate, only one other mem aer—who preferred to remain an noymous—indicated that lie would support the plan. Four others ans wered "no" and four others were undecided. in the house, three represciila lives favor Ihe move. The included Butler's neighbor, Rep. N. M. Norton of Forrest City: Rep. Laud Payne of Piggott; and Rep. Dick Wright of Arkadelphia. A total of eighteen representatives opposed the plan, and nine were undecided. Gov. Ben Lancy earlier told United Press thai his stand on slale liquor stores would depend upon developments. However, other liquor plans may receive more favorable recognition by the legislature. Two senators By HAL BOYLE < Nevy York, Dec. 27—(/?)—This is the silly season when asserted experts draw a bead on the waning year and nominate the ten bast- dressed seed catalogs or pick the twelve and a half prettiest lire- horses they would like to sit on a flagpole with. Not lo be outdone in any inlellec- President Wasliingtoii hasnlt seen a.show n years to "top the committee Tearing at which the round-faced Allen literally kidded himself into the chuckling approval of the sean- .-,., 'and"'agalrfSaftdr there • is 'iipthir. new- in dti>? • -Fleischer commented "We don't-think much 'of 'Mr. **"• Adamson or his committee."'""' i 4'Just'another scare,">saia Chair- naan-,-.Bloom (D-NY) of >the•'•House Foreign Affairs Committee; ijxefcr- ring to Adamson's. statement i that "numerous -representatives of*.foreign nations "who are< attachedj'to the. United .Nations have been attending meetings sponsored by ,the ' Communist fronts" and "are presenting one-sided opinions directed in favor of the Russianiforeign policy and the nations which they themselves represent." even met reports of his salad-tossing race, I have lo considerable expense — delivcrcd by year's end of the rccenl coal slrikc. porl said wilh elaboration, how- thai "arrangements are con- lempl.-ilcd" for overcoming a congressional prohibition against expending any funds for such deliveries after the first of the year. 5. "Certain minor military lend- leasc" programs remain in operation in Cmna, including supplies for Chinese forces participating in the occupation of Japan and specialized training services. A i d since June 30 of this year has been tual gone lime is money — and much hectic brain waving lo compile an all- time list of nominations to end nominations. Hold on to your hat! Here we go: The bcsl book lo throw at a cat — "Smithsonian Physical Tables," be sure you gel Ihe cighlh revised cclilion. The thing I hate most to walk behind— short fat ladies in long thick fur coals. The woman who best keeps her beauty — the lady on the While Rock bottles. The one I would like most to see in a wrestling ring with Primo Camera — Gargantua. The person I most haled lo see grow up — Shii-lcy Temple. The man whose eyes look mosl like an eagle's — Jimmy Doolittle. The woman I would rather spend an hour with than any other lady in history—Emily Dickinson. (Second choice; Emily Bronte). The one thing that helps a man most to keep his head up—a pillow. The two ladies I would hate most to see caught in one revolving door —Elsa Maxwell and Kate Smith. The gal with .the biggest head on her—the sphinx. The biggest need of the common tors. Allen ______ resignation with a wise-crack. Called out of bed during the night as the reports spread, Allen drawled: •'"I have no comment to make and you can tell your readers that I got out of bed to make it." When he took the $10,000 a year post with the RFC, it was learned, Allen did so with the veral understanding that he would remain . a year. In what Truman intimates now term "the black days" following the Nov. '5' 'election, Allen — hse in Uie jnner circle — told " man—an uncommon woman. The two people I would like to by agreement "on basis." o- a reimbursable and 11 representatives told United *)•'fV" Press that they would favor u plan ' WLL1VS which would take liquor revenue Continued on Pa^e Three Paul Hansel), New AP Bureau Chief, Visitor in Hope Paul Hanscll, new chief of bureau for the Associated Press in Arkansas, spent last night in Hope as guest of A. H. Washburn, publisher of The Slar. Mr. Hanscll, of Des Moincs, Iowa, returned to the AP about a year ago after two years' service in the Navy. Two weeks ago he succeededWYber- Hopping as chief of the Little Rock bureau, and is now on a tour of AP memper papers in Ihe stale. see gel married but whose children I would hale most to adopt— Simon Legree and Lady MacBeth. The thing I would like to see Fiorello La Guardia in—knickers. What worries me more than a ;iraffe with laryngitis—radio com- nentators without laryngitis. The fellow most jealous of Kil- oy—the little man who wasn't here. The improvement most needed n amusement parks—a ten per :ent reduction for people who buy •ound trip tickels on the merry-go-. ound. What I would hate worse than laving sextuplels—seven tuplets. What I would like most to find— A) The Lost Chord; (B) "Chloe- E-E-E." (C) The missing link and The job I would hate most to iavc—shaving a circus bearded lady. The man in public life with the linest character—Gen. Omar Bradley. The man I would like most to have in a dcnlist's chair—my den list. The most outstanding figure oJ the year— its still Mae Wesl, boys The most oulstanding face of the year—Jimmy Duranle wins by a nose. The most upstanding man in the public eye—Ihe guy who sils ii front of me at football games. The thing that gets around the most—a girdle. The thing I could do least with out—some people I know. The thing I could do easiest with out—some other people I know. The thing my wife says she would rather have me smoke than stinky old cigars—opium. freindK he "never"would think of .cavaig the president now." However, a friend of Allen said today, "the picture has brightened plenty for the Truman administration since then." rptv^'ts to the Crosby StiSI Top Film Money-Moker Hollywood, Dec. 27 — (UP) — Crooner Bing Crosby and Actress Ingrid Bergman, his running mate in "The Bells of St. Mary's," today reigned as the year's biggest box-office money-makers. Motion picture exhibitors .'chose 'The Groaner" for the one spot for the third straight year, putting him on an equal footing with MicKey Rooney and one; year behind Shirley Temple, who tinkled the cash registers loudest for a record four years. rt- i »i » AH in n«n,,,, Q a,, a Crosby fans swarmed to his three effect that Allen will continue as a it /. circulation during 1940 ciose presidential adviser even if £_ .irn hp -a a }\<, n r si Mai-v'<; " not in an official capacity. - ™ he B9 - 1J - S o£ .. St ™ ai y.?' Allen told a Senate committee at hearings on the RFC nomination that he made about $50,000 annually as a director for various corporations. He is a former District of Columbia commissioner and long has been one of Mr. Truman's closest associates. Allen's decision to step down, it was learned, was made prior to a controversy over RFC loans for the veterans' housing program which culminated in the resignation of Wilson Wyatt as housing expediter. (D) a landlord. The man whose signature I would like most to have on a blank check—John D. Rockefeller Jr. The man I would most like to share a sleak with—George Bernard Shaw, the vegetarian. The change most needed in the 1947 calendar — weeks with two Sundays, one in the middle. And no Mondays. The Ihings I would most like lo send lo Adolf Hitler (if he's where I hope he is)—a broken electric fan, a box of melted ice cubes, a glass of warm acid and a copy of Hempstead Cotton Ginnings More Than Year Ago Hempstead county has ginned 7,198 bales of cotton from the 1946 crop up to December 15, a report from special agent, George Wylie, revealed today. This figure is compared to ,6,421 bales in the same period in 1945. Road to Utopia," and "Blue Skies." Miss Bergman crashed the Big Ten for the first time, jumping from 13th place with four box- office hits — "Bells of St. Mary's," "Notorious," "Spellbound 1 and "Saratoga Tyunk' — in which she played everything from a nun to a beauty of questionable morals. She took the place of bobby-sox idol Van Johnson, who slipped one notch to third spot. In fourth was Gary Cooper, veteran of the 194C list with eight straight appearances. Clark Gable, all-time winner with, j 12 successive times in a row before ! he went in the army, finished 13th I this year. .» Bob Hope, who's been on the list j every year since 1941, grabbed ihe { poll championshio for top 10 re* I peats by a comedian. He came I from seventh to fifth place this year. - ' j Humphrey Bogart placed sixth. ! Greer Garson was seventh, skid- | ding from No. 3. Margaret O'Brien, }J only child star on the list, was eighth. Betty Grable was ninth, and Roy Rogers, first in the cowboy poll, took tenth. Three Candidates File for City Offices Three candidates for city offices had filed and more are expected lo announce within a few days. "Mein Kampf" printed in Hebrew., Frank Douglas, has filed for alder- The people who I hope most will man of Ward 4, Remmel Young, never gel a new automobile — the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. They cause enough trouble without putting them on wheels. The woman best likely to succeed in 1947—Mother Goose, Elsie Dinsmore and (three-way tie). Lydia Pinkham alderman Ward One and Harvey Barr, announced for mayor. Expected to file today for alderman Word One is Dorsey McRae, Jr. The preferential primary will be held February 13 and the runoff election on February 27. G, Z.Franks, Hope Native, Succumbs Goodwin Z. Franks, aged 53, a native of Hope, died at his home in Lufkin, Texas last night. He was born in Hempstead county and lived here a number of years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, R. V. and Glen Franks, three brothers Alex and Roy Franks o£ Hope and Louis Franks of Beau- jnout Texas.

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