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HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Congress to , Get Truman's Message Jan. 6 By JACK BELL . Washington, Dec. 26 — (/Pi—President Truman has definitely decided to send his legislative message to the now Congress on Jan. & It is not certain yet whether lie Will deliver it ;n person. •«fhe White House said today that Mr. Truman's present plan is to follow this message with a second Orte transmitting his economic , council's .report en January t>, and his budget message on Jan. 10. However, this is subject to change. Presidential Secretary Charles G. Ross repeated that»,the le'gisla- tiVe document will be Considerably shorter than its counterfeit oE last January. •>*>>• Ross told newsmen the president has not worked out plans for holding regular meetings with legislative leaders as he did -when the •Democrats were in control. He added if such, conferences are held With;the majority chieftains —who will be Republicans in the new Congress — that the Democratic leaders undoubtedly will be included. Those who talked with Mr. Truman shortly before his Christmas trip home said the chief executive , had not yet completed drafting the labor portion of his report to Congress, which he is expected to read to a joint session January 6. The best guess of these persons Continued Furlough Rates Asked by Service Officials Washington, Dec. 20 — (/P)— The secretaries of war and navy and the commandant of the coast guard asked the Interstate Commerce Commission today to keep reduced furlough rates for service personnel in effect beyond Jan. 30. 1947. In a brief, they asked the ICC to maintain the 1.25-cents a mile rate "until such time as the carriers have, after hearing, justified the increase in rates proposed." The Eastern railroads announced last month that servicemen's fares would be hiked to the normal coach fare of 2.2 cents a mile by December 1. 1946. When the army, navy rind coast guard protested, the ICC ordered the lower rates continued at least until January 30. —and they emphasized that it is only a guess — is thai Mr. Truman will take :i middle of the road approach and urge th^t rniv"-"^ establish equal responsibility Under the law tor both uiuor tu.a j....,..- agement. FLEET UNKNOWN Manhattan, Kas.. Dec. 23 — (#V- Ray Adee, a Kansas Stale College two-mile track star, heard a prowler in his fraternity house kitchen and gave chase. But Adee lost the race. The thief, dqspite the burden of a chicken, bowl of potatoes, quart I of milk and two pounds of iish, outdistanced the trackman. NOW — SATURDAY 9 c Double Feature • • "PRAIRIE RUSTLERS" "JUNIOR PROM" • THEY. DARED TO LIVE THEIR DREAMS OF LOVE! Four men and a girl in an excit- 1 ing romantic adventure! wilh PHILLIP TERRY JOHN L U N BILL GOODWIN GRIFF BARNETT NOW — SATURDAY • e Double Feature • • "SCARED STIFF" "TONTO BASIN OUTLAWS' SUN. - MON. - TUES, AII f FLYING FISTS! SOOTHING SONGS! BLAZING SIX- GUNS! Opens Sunday at Rialto Labor Law Change Almost Certain By MAX HALL Associated Press Labor Reporter Washington, Dec. 26 — (/»')—Will the new Congress prohibit strikes ;n vital industries? Will it prevent the next coal iti-ikc? Today you couldn't honestly an nver "yes" or "no" to those questions. You could say "maybe.' The Congress opening next week ill almost certainly change vhe abor laws. Dozens of proposals avo been made already. But most f them have nothing to do with A Love story to remember' "To Each His Own," starring •Olivia DC Haviltoml with John LunJ. Begins Sunday ot New ctlling trikcs. Their dispules or outlawing sponsors aim to reduce .ibors power in various ways to ivc employers a stronger position i collective bargaining. A new pattern of labor law is xpcctcd lo emerge. Bui at the amc lime Ihosc who want drastic ction to sctlle disputes —in order o halt strikes thai hurl Ihc public velfare — arc ight. facing an up-hill "Gabby" Hayes seems pleased widi all the attention he is getting in tliis scene from "Home in Oklahoma," starring Roy Rogers. . Congress Due to Fight Over Power Funds By CHARLES HASLET Washington, Dec. 25 "—(/I 1 )— Another batlle in congress over appropriation of additional Hinds for Ihe Southwestern Power Administration appeared likely today. At the last session of congress, the agency outlined before House and Senate appropriations committees plan's for a $200,000,000 long- range-program of construction of power plants' 1 and transmission lines 'in 1 the Southwest. Officials asked' -a sizable appropriation to beg-in 'the 1 'work. ' '•' ••• • •'•)•The House comrriitlee recommended only aboul $3,000,000 — enough to keep SPA in operation and permit it to build a few lines- to rural eleclricalion administration cooperatives. Speaker Rayburn • (D-Texi, however,- 'was' successful in a plea that Congress 'provide $7,000,000 for connecting lines between hydro-electric - ; Americans Spent Plenty By CHARLES MOLONY Washinglon, Dec. 26 — (IF).— American spent a record $127,000,000,000 for goods and services this' year, or an average of more than $900 for every man, woman and child in the .country. , .'•'', The Commerce Department's Office of Business .Economics which came up. with this estimate today, said .the. tqtzil is,' $21,000,000,000.qvpr last year's previous .rec'6'rd." Thus 1946. shoppers . have been spending around $1.20.for every','$1 they spent last year i anjd $1.70, for every $1 spent during ; the peak pre-war year, of 1941.. Both higher prices — the'depart- Tient figured them up 10 percent iver 1945 and more..lhan '40 p'er- •i'hc mosl popular proposals for preventing strikes would compel he union and the employer, as a asl resort, to let somebody else decide their agumcnt for them. Thai is called compulsory arbilra- ion. Compulsory arbitration will be !ought be all labor organizations, jy mosl manufacturers and by a Dowerful group in Congress inclucl- j ng Republican Senators Tatl of Ohio and Ball of Minnesola. The Republican parly, which nosv will control Congress, is split on the issue. Lei's look al Iwo of the leading proposals for compulsory arbitration: 1. Senator Ferguson (R-Mich) is ivriting a bill to cfealc a scparale syslcm of labor courts to decide cases where all voluntary means have failed. 2. Five Republicans in the House are re-writing a bill Ihey introduced near the end of the last session. Known as the "public rights in labor dispules bill," il will also be called the A-C-3H bill because of Ihe initials of its sponsors. The sponsors arc Reps. Auchincloss and Clifford Case of New Jersey, Herter and Hesclton of Massa- chusclts and Hale of Maine. (Clifford Case is not to be a confused with Francis Case, South Dakota Republican for whom the Case bill of 1946 was named.) Under Ihe A-C-3H bill, if the president believed a dispute threatened the public safety or welfare he could declare an emergency. This would outlaw a strike. If the union struck, anyhow, federal Casuolty Toll in Jap Quake Revised to 3650 Persons Tokyo, Dec. 20 —(/!') —The U. S. Army loday revised Ihc casually toll in Japan's earthquake and lidal wave disaster to 3,650 — -100 more lhan previously reported. The army's lotals were 1,108 killed and 2,542 injured. They sur passed for the first time the Japanese home ministry's figures, which were 1,289 killed, 102 missing and 1,800 injured. The U. S. Fifth Air Force said Saturday's lidal wave, firsl reported at 7 to 10 feet high, actually swept the Wakayama peninsula and Shikoku coasts at heights of 2 to 27 feet. Col. Crawford Sams of General MacArthur's public health and welfare section revised upward his report on tho number of homes destroyed lo 18,202 and those damaged downward to 33,500. As U. S. and British planes and a British destroyer carried supplies to Ihe shivering, bedraggled homeless tens of thousands on Shi- koku, Lt. Gen. Roberl L. Eichcl- bcrgcr officially reminded Ihe Jap ancsc government of its responsibilities in rehabilitation. Eichclbcr- Eer, commander of the U. G. Eighth Army, promised full coop cration. MacArthur's slaff so far has provided Ihe impetus and most of the supplies and transporlalion foi disaster regions. Byrd Group Hampered by Fog By H. D. QUIGG Aboard U.S.S. Mt. Olympus with Byrd Expedition, Dec. 20 — (Ul>> — An impenetrable anlartic tog closed in on the advance ships ot 'operations highjump" today, preventing them irom beginning their •egular exploratory air operations on the polar 1 Victoria land. The destroyer Henderson mid liic seaplane' tender Currituck — two ot tnc advance vessels —sent wore to the flag ship that, for the past two days, they have sent out helicopters and flying boats over the century-old glaciers and ice-man tied mountain ranges in prclimi nary expositions. Regular exploratory flights were to have begun today. The ship noli tied the Olympus, however, tha the fog forced a postponement. The Henderson has nosed U] close to the edge of the ice pack that rims Victoria land — the icy land on the west bank of the Ros sea. The Currituck stayed bchinc in open water so that its two flyinf boats would be able to land without fear of ripping their hulls on floating ice "pancakes." The fog that engulfed the two ships was so thick that one vessel Friday; December 17, 1946 ONE PLANT GARDEN ' . Bloomlngton, 111. —A.P.—When It oincs to prodigious plants, John schobcr will yield ground to Jack, he bean stalk boy, but to very ew others. He has an eight foot, nine inch vine burdened with 43 omalocs. ; cported visilibity zero and the ^ other a visibility of only a half- ' nilc. Such mists arc typical ot the >olar weather, and one of the main obstacles of Anlnietic exploration. Expedition weather experts said that they expected only five to seven completely clear days during the entire month of January. The Henderson uscfi radar to combat the fog, sending the ray.s up 30,000 feet to trace the course ot the pilot balloons sent aloft to chart the winds. U was the first lime that radar had ever been used *, in determining polar winds. The Henderson informed the Olympus that the first radar experiments were .completely sue- ccssful. Meanwhile, Ihe Iwo lagging see- lions of "operations highjump" — Ih'c eastern and central task .forces — plowed through the southern seas on their way lo Ihc polar ice. The cenlral group, led by tho Ml. Olympus, flagship of Rear Adm. .Richard Crtixen, rode through moderate seas. The tern- » pcraturc dropped into Ihe thirties, ™ however, giving the crew a iore- laslc of the weather they'll encounter when they reach Anlarc- :ent above 1941 volume of actual -in ; Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma. Kepbrls that the SPA will seek an additional $8,000,000 :for the next fiscal year has brought word from representative of some private power companies in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana lhat they are ready to renew their opposition to what they term "this atlempt to wastefully spend tax money." One represcnative of • a private concern told a reporter that a com- millee from privalo power companies in the area had been studying the proposal further and is ready to fipht any appropriations which would" permit the "needless" construction of power lines or tho building of steam plants. On the other hand representatives of rural electric cooperatives in Missouri and Oklahoma told a reporter they believe REA cooperatives in their states are unanimously in favor of having SPA expanded so they may have an assured supply of power at "reasonable rates." and a bigger sales played parts in building !up the. new record, the department said. , Spending .on.non-durable, goods— food, clothing, tobacco, gasoline and the like — amounted 'to '$77,000,000,000 in 1946, or more 'than 512,000,000,000 above the 1945' tola!. The oullay for durable goods — furnilure, household appliances, automobiles, jewelry and Ihc like —was estimated at $14,00,000,000, 80 percent up from a year ago and 50 percent more lhan in 1941, Furthermore spending on durables would have gone $4,000,000,000 higher if automobiles had been turned out in quantity, the department estimated. As it was, however, $2,500,000,000 more went into auto purchases than in 1945. Spending for services such as housing, medical care and recreation increased more than 10 percent over 1945 to a total of $37,500,000,000. Services — except for domestic help — took up more than 10 per-, cent more money this year lhan last. courts CQtild issue injunctions and rule'the strike leaders in contempl of courl, ', ' " . .' ,.. Several .medialiqn steps would be taken. If they -railed, compulsory arbitration, by a three-man board would .decide 'i:h,e .dispute. Rep. Hale -told 'ihis .reporter: ''We . think this is .the labor bill because, it. is jthc instrument by which' we can qope ,with John L. Lewis' next .time,.he acts up." .1... i.In . anolheri ..interview. Senator commented, on -the f.act !thai some > .in i. Congrpss a : rc. cenlerjnf Iheir aim on prevenling,Lewis .u-orr resuming his cqal islrike nex spring. (Lewis has called off the strike .until Marph 31.) '. •. .".Yo.u. can't do that," Taft said "Yo.u can't prevent strikes, , You can reduce Iheir.likelihood.a,nd reduce their ; sco.pe •— I hope. You ; can'l make, people ; work if they are absolutely determined nol' lp work,,,unless you arc prepared to give -our, .government the powers of Mr. Stalin or .Mr. Hitler." Tiift was a posvor in the labor debates of 1946. Now his influence will be stronger. He will be chairman of the fJenatc Labor Commit- Producer's Wife Considered Best Dressed Woman New York, Dec. 26 —(/Pi— Mrs. Howard Hawks, wife of the film producer, has been selected by ISO fashion editors, stylists and social celebrities, as the best dressed woman in the world — much to her delighted surprise. She told Hollywood newsmen who informed her of her selection that most of the judges "have never seen me — maybe that's why they selected me." "If they ever saw me running around in my blue jeans and wild shirts they might change their minds," she added. Runner-up in the 1946-47 list announced yesterday by the New York dress institute was Ihe Duchess of Windsor, who once lopped the annual list and last dropped to 10th place. Following in order in the "ton best dressed" list were: Mrs. dishing Mortimer (former Barbara Gushing, sister of Mrs. Vincent Aslor and Mrs. John Hyy Whitney i; year Mrs. Byron Foy; Mrs. Shevlin; Mrs. Millicent Thomas Rogers; Mrs. Harrison Williams ;Mrs. VVil- liam Rhinelander Stewart; William Paley, and Mrs. Boo the Luce. Mrs. Clare WEST NOT TOO TAME Casper, Wyo. —(&> — Mrs. A. E. Winter, Jr., accident prevention chairman of the Natrona County Chapter of the American Red Cross, thinks it's fine that so many easterners arc corning out west on vacations this summer but believes they should be reminded thai it isn't all mountain moonlight and full fishing creels hereabouts. Specifically, she feels they should .do a bit of boning up on poisonous plants, poisonous snakes and dangerous insects before they go batting around tho peaks and plains. To say nothing of how I landslides start and such like. Accuse French of Moving Large Plant Berlin, Dec. 20 — (IP)— The Americans have officially demanded from the French an explanation of reports thai they have been stripping industries from other sections of their zone in Germany and transferring them into the Aaar, around which they have now established a customs frontier, it was learned today. Lieut. Gen. Lucius D. Clay, deputy American military governor, asked specifically about the big Robert Bosch cleclrical parls planl, which Ihe French are said to have moved from southern Wuertemberg into the Saar. Clay, it was learned, requested lhat Ihe French present the facts in this case to Ihe quadripartite allied control authority here. He rejecled a French contention that it was a unilateral matter and nut of quadripartite concern. The dispute over the French zone industries was another facet of the Saar issue, which came inlo prominence when Ihe French lasl weekend sent 1;200 customs officers into the Saar to sel up the customs frontier between the resources- rich territory and the remainder of Germany. ' Clay prutesled thai operalion was an "entirely unilateral action which was not presented to the allied control council i'or consideration." Although the French asserted the customs action was an anli-blaek- market measure to safeguard the jSaiir's food supply and shield its jliseal economy, German political parties here charged thai il \vas, in effect, a change of the frontiers and "amputation of the Saar from the German economy." German political spokesmen said lee. Senalor Ball, in a reccnl speech, said he knew of no way lo compel settlement of major disputes. He acknowledged thai he formerly supported compulsory arbitration in certain industries but said: "The more I studied it, debaled It, discussed it, the more I became convinced lhal il was contrary to '.he concept of democracy and just won'l work." These men wanl lo end certain union practices but they do not want to build up more power in government' bureaus. The National Association of Manufacturers says in a policy stale- ment thai compulsory arbitration is "inconsistent with American <deals of individual freedom, and is bound to destroy genuine collective bargaining." Labor leaders agree with the NAM on thai. Nol all business men oppose compulsory arbitration. The U. S. Chamber of Commerce has declined lo lake a public position. A »ood many public utilily executives arc in favor. So arc many small business men. (Ncxl: Proposals for curbing unions). Ihey expressed Ihc hope lhal the foreign minister^ council al ils Moscow meeting in March would "Rescue the Saar for Germany." The Americans said thai Ihc French Ihemselves had referred lo Ihe Saars a separale administrative unil during a discussion wilh American Mililary Govern- menl officials on a plan for exchange of newspapers belween Ihe U. S. and Frqnch zones. During lhal discussion Ihe French were said lo have slalecl Ihey did nol consider the Saar part of the French zone. Clay Ihey informed Ihe French lhal the Uniled Slales could nol approve or accepl crealion of separ- ale administrative units in Germany by any other occupying power unless these actions were approved on a government (foreign office; level. was :.i step by the French lo spo Ihe ARGENTINE Solons go into High Buenos Aires—(AP)—The national senate set whal may be a world speed record in legislation, enacting 1196 laws in a single session, at the rate of 20 per minute. They were the decrees of th'j rev- olulionary government between 1943 and 1946, which had to be approved by congress to become permanent legislation. One of the few which was not approved would have established a registry of all non-Catholic clergymen. It would also have prohibited Ihe establishment of non- Calholic mission in Indian reservations. The decree, which was never put ijjto effect, was labelled as unconstitutional by Diego Luis Molinari, ma- ward annexation of the Saar and jority leader j;i the senate. ALL OUT Clearance i • , -. : -.,.-' We must make ready for new 1947 Merchandise. LADIES FALL CLOSE OUT — CHILDREN'S DRESSES - - $1 GREATLY REDUCED CLOSE OUT — GIRLS NOVELTY SPORT JACKETS - - 53 choice CLOSE OUT — LADIES FALL SKIRTS ,77: - 51 CHILDREN'S " V CLOSE OUT — LADIES A VALUE — STEP ON GARBAGE flBIHIHUf^I I BUCKETS - $2.98 CLOSE OUT — LADIES FALL PURSES!! - $1 ALL REMNANTS Now l /? Price White and Flesh Reduced to Clear CLOSE OUT — MEN'S RAYON PAJAMAS - - $5 LADIES COTTON BRUNCH COATS ALSO * M LADIES COTTON \1 HOUSE DRESSES * • CLOSE OUT — BOY'S SPORT JACKETS - - $5 CLOSE OUT —r MEN'S OVERALL JACKETS ...Size 36 Only CLOSE OUT — LADIES FALL - $1 LADIES FALL CLOSE OUT Choice of Table - 25c CLOSE OUT — 6 LB. ALL WOOL BLANKETS - - 510 REDUCED CLOSE OUT — MEN'S KHAKI PANTS - KITCHEN STOOLS With Folding steps Attached — Red Leather Coyer — — — CLOSE OUT — LADIES CHENILLE ROBES - - - $5 LARGE ASSORTMENT ,1, !>, PENNEY CO., INC, Novelty Buttons - 2c Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Wuhburn Setting Our Sights for a Sane 1947 ^rhe CIO and Ihe American Man- .lUclurcrs association arc ctirrcnl- .' quarreling over wage increase oemands proposed for tnc mass- produclion industries in 1947. From what I have read in the papers and heard over the radio both the CiO and the manufacturers appear so engrossed in Ihcir longstanding fetid lhal they have forgotten all about the public—which supports both of Ihcm. The CIO is elling us that the mass production industries will maKc so much money In 11)47 they can afford to pay a sizeable wage increase without raising the price of manufactured products. The manufacturers deny this. Both sides are "off Ihc beam"— Ihc CIO for staling a wish rather than an economic fact; and Ihe manufacturers for presuming thai Ihey will have any business al all if they maintain present prices, let alone raising Ihem. The CIO absurdly imagines lhal because Ihe wage-hike-and- price- rise cycle worked out successfully in 194U, production and sales and profits can be fairly cstimaled for 1947. This isn't true. Labor and management in Ihc big industries—or at least some of Ihcm—didn't do a good production job in 194U, and aren't preparing to do one in 1947. They are standing pat on the principle of high prices and restricted production — high wages, but litlle work; big profits, bill few articles. Take the automobile industry as an example. This year's production was around 2 1-2 million units. Next year's schedule is announced as aboul 3. million. Ycl in 1929— 17 years ago — Ihe Uniled States manufactured and sold 5 1-2 million automobiles. Now, with the country four years short on motor- production, labor and the manufacturers propose to turn out only a- boul half as many cars as Ihey actually produced half a generation ago! Why? Well, the prewar price of the average standard small car was around $900. Now the lisl on Ihc same is aboul $1,400—bul you can'I actually buy it for less than $2,000. Who is Detroil kidding? Only il- sclf. Al these prices it's no wonder Delroil is planning on only 3 million cars in 1947. Organized labor, politicians and management joinlly have rigged a situation which has effectually killed that mass produclion which Hope Star WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Mostly clotldy this afternoon, 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. 64 Star of Hope, 1B99; Pres' 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1946 1NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. >P|—Means Associated Press PRICE 5c COPY Legislature Is Sure to Probe State Hospital (Editor's note: This is Ihe second of a scries of five arli- clcs compiled by a United Press survey and written by Bob Brown, Litllc Rock Correspondent, on Important matters that will face the 56lh general assembly when it convenes Jan. 13. The third article will appear Monday.) alone gave America expensive | Ihings like automobiles al a price ^) the average -man could 'pay. - • • •• This isn't progress. It is economic death. And it somebody doesn't slarl thinking aboul Ihe public, Instead of quarreling over wages and profits, Detroit is going lo wake up one morning without either. * * * By JAMES THRASHER Familiar Pattern •4 Sen. Owen Brewstcr has returned from Argentina with substantially (he same conclusions about conditions there as Andrew Jackson Higgins brought back several months ago. Both Ihe Maine senator and the New Orleans industrialist have nothing but praise for President Peron. Mr. Brewstcr doesn't-go as far as Mr. Higgins did in extolling the Argentine president and at- lacking our official altitude toward him. But he docs call our policy j "schizophrenic," and he presents General Peron as a man of energy and apparently peaceable lions. inlen- B'y BOB BROWN Little Rock, Dec. 28 —(UP)— A legislative investigation of the stale hospital for nervous diseases loomed today as Rep. Dick Wright of Arkadclphia announced thai he will request a check shortly after Ihc general assembly opens in Jan- ] uary. Wright's announcement cam'e just a week after the Rev. Harold D. Sadler of Rison questioned the right ot the Pulaski County Grand Jury :o investigate the institution—saying thai such a move was purely a Icgislalivc function. Sadler was DIIC of two members of the hospilal board whose resginalion was suggested by the Grand jury on ihc grounds lhat the upheaval on the board of control was caused "by Lhc petly ambitions and motives on Lhe part of two members of the board." The other board member identified by the jury was L. B. White of Benlon. "I believe lhat in all fairness to Ihc legislature we ought to look into the situation which has caused so much dissension," Wright said. "If fiction on Ihc board is causing Ihc Irouble Ihe legislature should know about it before it moves to double Ihc hospital's present appropriation." "I'm not wishing to antagonize the adminislalion," he continued, "but I do want every dollar ap- proprialed lo go lo alleviate the needs of those people at the hos- pilal. I want harmony and not pet- ly polilics at the institution." Following release of the grand jury report Governor Ben Laney also questioned Ihe legal right of a county grand jury to invesligale a slate institution. Meanwhile, a survey by United Press has shown that the stale hos- pilal stands high on the list of problems In the minds of mosl Arkansas legislators. Two slate senators—Ernest Maner of Hot Springs and 'E. J. Butier of ""Forrest City- placed the inslilulion's problems al Ihc lop of the list—even above the highways. Five senators put it in second spot with nine ranking it lower than second. A lotal of live representatives thought it of prime importance, three put it second and 23 placed il third or lowei\ Senator Maner, who has championed the hospital through other sessions, said he plans to ask for a change in the stale revenue slabili- zalion acl lo give the hospital more revenue. As a member of the joinl budgel committee here earlier recommended the transfer of $2,500,000 from the slate welfare to the hospilal fund and suggeslcd lhat the special 38 cents a gallon liquor tax be continued with the money going lo Ihc hospilal. Butler yesterday suggcsled that the slate go into Ihe wholesale liquor business, with the money thus gained earmarked for stale institutions. Rep. A. L. Brumbelow of Camden said "our stale hospilal must be orcgimizcd. It can and must 23 Proving Ground Houses to Go on Sale December 30 Little Rock, Dec. 2? —(/P)— The War Assets Administration will offer 28 houses and lots at the Soulh- wcsl Proving Grounds, Hope, for sale, Dec. 30, Floyd Sharp, chief of Ihc real property disposal division of the WAA regional office here, announced today. The houses are from five lo nine rooms, frame construction. Purchasers must occupy them on their present site. Easomonls covering all utility connections will be retained by Ihc government. Through Jan. fl the houses will be offered Federal agencies, the reconstruction finance corporation, state and local governments and eligible non-profit institutions. Any Iclt will be offered exclusively to war veterans Jan. 15-29. All bids by veterans will be opened at the proving grounds offices Jan. 30. Milling Co. to Establish Hope Warehouse The Ada Milling Company of Ada, Oklahoma,' producers of flour, is negotiating purchase of a building now occupied by the McRae Imple- mcnt Co., at Fourth and Louisiana streets, alongside the Arkansas & Louisiana Railway, il was learned today. Final papers are expected lo be signed loday. II is understood Ihe Milling Company, one of Ihe world's largest, will establish a large warehouse will service a wide here which area. Salesmen for the company will operate out of Hope, which affords the company a direct rail route from its mills in Oklahoma and rail service in all other directions. Warehouse personnel was not learned but several families are now Irying lo find places lo live. The warehouse is expecled lo start operation soon after first of the year. The McRae Implement Company will move into its new building which will be completed January 1. It is located directly across the railway tracks from the old site. Rich Chicagoan ' Murdered, Police Find Fngerprints Chicago, Dec. 28— (UP)— Detectives found three-blood-smearec fingerprints today in the luxurious 'lake' front' home 'of an'84-year-olc retired businessman who was assaulted by two thieves and slabbed lo dealh with a chisel he had been using to repair his grandson's Christmas toys. , . Police Sgt. Thomas Laffey, the expert whose' fingerprint identifications helped link William Herons with the murder of Suzanne Degnan, said that the prints }"ound in Ihe home . of wealthy Olio E Fre'und were "clear and distinct.' He added, however, that it' was "nol certain" whether the prints were those of the two men who killed Freund and severely bea: Miss Marie Held, 51, the maid. Laffey said the bloody prints found on a wall would be checkec with those of the maid and the family. It may seem foolish to lake issue, al a dislance of some 5000 rniles .with Mr. Brewster's recent, first-hand observations. Yet we cannot forget all the faclors lhal wenl inlo Ihe generally accepled portrait of General Peron as a Fascist-type dictator with Nazi sympathies. We cannot forget the charges of former Ambassador Braden, who spent considerably more time in Argentina than either Senator Brewsler or Mr. Higgins. We cannot forget Ihe Slate Department's White paper, ill-timed as it was. Nor can we forget the slory of Ihc Farrell-Peron dictatorship as lold by American correspondents in Argentina with their personal experiences of news suppression, official be done.' dressings-down, violence. and threats of We also arc aware of how easily a strong government can arrange t for an official guest to see only the righl things, talk with only the right people, and carry away precisely the impression thai Ihe government wishes him lo have. So we are reluctant to accept completely Mr. Brewster's assurance thai all is peaceful, happy and democratic in Argentina. Al the same time we are grateful to him for bringing back some remarks by Argentina businessmen which, to us, are highly significant and disturbingly familiar. ft Mr. Brewster reports that they told him that "the alternative to Peron is chaos," and thai lasl February's election, which put General Peron in office, was "the most democratic and fairly conducted election in Argentine history." We seem to recall lhal Adolf Hitler also attained power by means of honest, free elections, and that he had substantial support from businessmen. Hitler's methods and philosophy were clearly visible in 1933, but apparently the bus..i inessrnen were ready to trade the * loss of individual freedom and national decency for order, discipline and stabilily. The "democratic and fairly con- dueled election" of General Peron seems less importanl lo us lhan Ihe less fair and democratic events that led up to it. The threatened "chaos" seems less important lhan the alternative choice of Ihe pro- uenl WAA Asks New Bids on Sale of Pipelines Washington, Dec. 28 — (/P)— The War Assets Administration today iskcd new bids for outright purchase of the $147,000,000 Big and -.itllc Inch pipelines running from ho Texas nanhandle lo the New York-Philr.dclphia area. The government-owned lines were offered for use in transporting natural gas or petroleum and its prod- ucls, or a combination of both. ' WAA said bids must be received lot later than noon, Feb. 0, 1947, and will be publicly opened Feb. 10. The lines firsl were put up for disposal last summer with a provision lhat Ihcy could be either purchased or leased. The lease provision has been eliminated in the new specifications and a WAA official said the agency is interested only in an "outright sale." In a move to alleviate the fuel shortage during the recent coal strike, the government leased the lines to the Tennessee Gas and Transmission Company to carry natural gas to the Eastern industrial area. The lease continues through April, WAA said. WAA Chief Robert M. Littlejohn rejected all 16 bids which were opened last July 31, declaring that he did not "feel any of them guaranteed to the government what I consider a fair price." Litllejohn, who laler appeared before a special House commillee invesligating surplus property disposal, testified thai Ihc current value of the linos had been appraised at $113,700,000. U. S. State Department Is Near Showdown on Old Question of Argentina By NORMAN CARIGNAN AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Substituting for MacKenzle The old ghost of US-Argentine rclaliohs is slalking the pale green corridors of the State Departmenl agina In Washinglon, apparently £or a full review of the queslion, is vel- eran career diplomat George Mes- scrsmilh, U S ambassador lo Buenos Aires, bearing ideas on whal should be done aboul Argentina His views reportedly arc at variance with those of Assistant Secretary of Slale Spruille Br4den, a burly 130-poundcr who has charge of US relations with Latin America The problem basically is the dame that has rankled many a diplomat before and split Ihe Slale Department wide open on a number ..of occasions Crudely staled, Ihe queslion is: "Should Ihe United Stales forgive whal il sees as the sins of its sister republics for the sake of maintaining unity?" As applied to Argentina and her president, Gen Juan Domingo Pero, -Braden Messersmilh, doesn't think according to so his Five Killed in Crash of Plane Union, Miss., Dec. 28 —(/P)— The charred bodies of five persons returning lo Florida from Christmas visils in Arkansas and Iowa, and that of a dog were removed Jrom the flaming wreckage of a crashed airplane yesterday. The victims were identified as Mr. and Mrs. Willis F. Hall, Mr: and Mrs. W. E. Brannon and their four-year-old son, Terry Shannon-. State Public Safety Commissioer C. R. Bradley said identification was made by papers on the bodies of the men and was checked with Panama City,..,}Sla.,.,police'. ,„,* Bradley said Panama City police advised him the plane was owned by John T. Reaver of the Skylarid airport, where Hall .was a flight instructor. The Brannons and their son had visited in Conway, Ark,, while the Halls were visiting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The five reunited in Conway for the return trip to Florida. friends, has his own views Secretary of State Byrnes is slated to referee the dispute next week when he returns irom his South Carolina vacation Byrnes recently called Messersmilh home or consullalions Briefly stated, the current argument springs from these developments: The administration has repeated- y charged and soughl to. prove .hat Argentina collaborated with the Axis during the war and that Axis agents, firms and instUulions flourished there Argentina subscribed to various Inter-American resolutions containing pledges to wipe out al Nazi influences The US claims— and Argentina denies—that these Accident Santa Fe, N. M., Dec. 28 — (/P)— A call that there has been an accident brought police on the double to the Changilos Club, 'Teen-age hangout. With Jong poles Patrolmen Manual Moya and Pete Montoya removes a dead skunk. University Professor Tries to Promote Harmony Between Educators, Newspapermen Yield Veto or U. S. to Keep Atom Secret By LARRY HAUCK Lake Success, N. Y., Dec. 28 —W 3 )— Bernard M. Baruch's sharp warning thai Ihe Uniled Slalcs could nol yield atomic bomb secrets to the world unless Ihe velo was ruled oul of any international control plan scnl United Nations delegalos inlo holel room conferences loday seeking oiHhc-floor agreement, Representatives of the 12 nations on the U.N. aUimic energy commission had until Monday morning, when the body goes inlo session for final decision, to setlle ihis eritrcal issue, which generally is regarded as Ihe key to the basic arms reduction program laid down ay the U.N. assembly. Baruch's strong speech was made at a closed session of the commission lasl night in the midst jf bitter debate over inclusion of ;hc veto wilh regard lo punishment of violators of a control system, xhe American delegate made it clear lhal he could nol recommend Senale approval of any plan including the veto. Delegates saw lillle chance for immediate agreement, in Vhe iace of Russia's continued silence and new opposition to Baruch by trance and Great Britain, and postponed the whole issue until Monday. The early uart of the nine-hour meeting had been harmonious wilh Ihe remainder of Ihe Baruch plan being adopled wilhout ballot, liven Ihis was far .from conclusive, however, in view of Russia's refusal lo participate an the discussions. Soviet Delegate Andrei A. Gromyko was absent, because, Prof. S. P. Alexandrov Tersely lold re- porlers, he was "occupied with oilier business." Alexandrov sal through the whole meeting without speaking but near its end advised the chairman lhal he wanted io be considered "present but abstaining in full." By HAL. BOYLE New York, Dec. 28 —(/P)— Hello! Hello! Is this Professor Bulgebrow al Ihe university? It is? Good ! Professor, Ihis is Jimmy Pencil, down al the Daily Bugle. Like to ask you a few ques- lions. Yoh, I'm a reporter. You don't think you want to talk lo me? Wa-a-a-n-i-i-il, a minute, Prof. Climb out of that academic cloister. Dust off that idea that newspapermen are like two-headed students. It's time you quit backtracking for fear if you say "Good morning" to a reporter thai ncxl day you'll find your picture in the "Educator No, Prof, paper under a heading Endorses Love Nests." it's time you big four-degree boys starled playing even-Stephen with the fourth ostale. Who says so? Lester Nichols. You remember him, Prof. You aren't sure, Well, he's director of public relations for the City College of New York, a branch of the College of the City of New York. Yep, that's right Prof. It just sounds a litlle complicated over the phone. He's put out a booklet called "How to Tell It! A Guide to Public Relations for Professors," and he "Good public relations is the securing of favorable opinion based on the sum tolal of impressions received by Ihc general public." How's that for a five-dollar definition, Prof! Nichols thinks you faculty boys oughl lo cooperale with the press a litlle more. And lest you think we reporters muscled into the, "homo sapiens" classification on a press pass, Nichols lias printed here in cold black type: "Newspapermen are human." Well, Prof, are you convinced? And lislen. Prof, Nichols goes on lo say that an interview "if properly conducted /s a pleasant and enlightening experience :Cor the reporter and interviewee" and it "is not an inquisition, bul a pailess extraction of information." And he opines further, Prof, that "an interview should be conducted with dignity but nol with slodgi- ncss." So come uul from behind that schoolroom rhetoric, and give us the fads in Ihe people's lang- i!iiaj!o. Oil, so you don't think news- you have • to say, Prof? Listen again to Nichols, old lambskin: "Reporters should nol be subjected to a condescending allilude." What's lhat, Prof? You want me to phone you laler? Heed Nichols: "Punctuality is a virtue in the classroom. Newspapermen, too, are frequently pressed for time and dislike to be kept waiting when calling for interviews." And let me refer you again to Ihc same source, Pi'of, volume one, nage four: allow It the is a good policy lo reporters tnemselves lo (due lo Iheir lime limitations) arrange the time for interviews, and ". . . to arrange to avoid all outside interruptions." As a matter of fact, Prof, I think I'll Irql right up to youi classroom this minute and let yoi take me lo lunch. You don't wain to, Prof? Well, I'm thumbing through Ihe Nichols booklet olc timer, and take my word :Cor it it says right here: "I t is a good policy to invite re- , .... porters to -luncheon. However, would back such a measure. Last April Secretary Byrnes told Argentina the US would Include icr in a proposed arms swapping arrangement and a mutual defense .reaty provided she first Qoi rid of Mazi influences Subsequently Ambassador Mes- scrsmith was set lo Buenos Aires Lo see whether Argentina came through with her end of the bargain. Shortly afterwards, reports oegan fillering back from Argentina to the eftect that the ambassador had a different interprcla- tion of Byrnes' April stalcmenl from that of Braden. In letlcrs to various friends in the U.S., Messersmilh suggesled lhal this country shouldn't be tougher on Argentina than on other Latin American countries when it comes to cleaning house of Nazis. He also insisted that unity of the hemisphere is paramount. Braden has stood fast on his contention that Argentina should comply substantially because in most cases the Nazi agents within her borders are more dangerous than all the others in Latin America put togelher. . . . He has also made his belief clear lhal "whillling down" principles for the sake .of unanimity is worthless. It is this question of "what price hemispheric unity?" That has so often divided the State Department. In 1944 Secretary of State Hull abandoned the hope of achieving a working hemispheric unity and denounced Argentina. Only a year later, his successor Edward R. Stellinius, Jr., revivec Ihe principle and gave Argentina another opportunity for the sake of unity. However, this opportunity expired shortly after Byrnes took office. Byrnes has consistently backed Braden on his administralion o Argentine policy. But with the cur renl dispute raging around. him Byrnes evidently will have to step jn again and 'either reaffirm the Robbery Charge Filed Against Oklahoman Harrison, Dec. 28 — (/IV-Charges f robbery and kidnapping were iled here yesterday against David Dyer, 28, Oklahoma City, ior the Christmas night abuclion of Millon Beach, 31, Oskaloosa, Kan., allor- ley. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Roy Baker Jr., filed the two felony counts, alleging' that Dyer forced Beach at gunpoint from the home of his father-in-law, M. H. Young, nto Beach's automobile and made lim drive the vehicle over moun- .ain roads until it was wrecked. Beach, unhurt in the accident in which Dyer lost his gun, has re- ,urned to Kansas. Dyer was • ar- promises have not been kept policy or change it once again. Final Plans for Cotton Bowl Special A trainload of-local Razorback fans will leave Hope Missouri Pacific , station, - at' -'tf' 'a'.m. January' T 1 and arrive at the Cotton Bowl Stadium at 12:15 where they will witness the New Years Day football game between Arkansas and LSU., - ' ' Included on the Hope Special, the only complete pullm'an train making the trip, will be small parties Irom Nashville, Prescoll, Magnolia, Lewisville and Arkadelphia. Through efforts of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce accomoda- lionns have been made al "Club Planlalion" for those who want a litlle "night life" before starting the return trip at 2 a.m. January 2. This is one of Dallas' better clubs and offers a good floor show. The Hope Chamber of Commerce plans to decorate the train with a few watermelon signs. After the special leaves Hooe there will be no slops going or on Ihe return trip. Dinner will be served as the special has a full diner. More lhan 200 are expecled to make the trip and a few reserva- tionns are slill available. A special invilalion has been exlended University students of this section lo make Ihe Irip by train. If you do nol have Collon Bowl lickels and would like lo attend the Sugar Bowl al New Orleans contact Loo Robins or Talbot Fcilds, Jr. The special train "sponsors" have 10 tickels lo the Sugar Bowl which they sell for actual cost. The special train will arrive back in Hope al 8 a.m. January 2. i hm in More Backing for New State Liquor Setup Little Rock, Dec. 28— (UP)— Efforts to place Arkansas in the wholesale liquor business gained another supporter today when Senator John S. Mosby of Lcpanto, Ark., told United Press that he nnv Pi? ' hm " ^pcctcd to H is announcement came after ,, ,. . Senator E. J. Butler of Forrest £?.? .ll^L™!' 1 ^ City said lhal he will introduce a proposal inlo Ihe 1947 general assembly—the object being to place the stale in Ihe wholesale liquor- one, Prof. I know whal's happened lo teachers' salaries. I'll pick up Ihe check myself. Actually, all I wanted to know is whether it is true that while walking home from Ihe faculty meeting last Thursday you said, "The dean is the thickest skulled jackass that ever wore a cap and gown." Which dean did you mean? The description isn't clear. Here, here, Prof, don'l slarl spluttering. Read Nichols, page •esled Thursday morning, n a barn. hiding Slale Palrolman L. W. Hyden ;aid Dyer was being sought at the ,ime of the abuction for question in connection with an automobile accident which occurred shortly be!ore Beach was kidnapped. A man and a woman booked for nvcstigation as Arnold Gregory, 25, and Lucille Jackson, 20, were released from custody. Hyden said they were traveling with Dyer at the time of the first accident. Oklahoma City police records disclosed that Dyer had served a three year sentence for larceny in Oklahoma and was under $2,500 bone at Oklahoma City pending hearing of a forgery charge. Spa Mayor 'Fires'Head bfi Police •Hot Springs, .Dei- 28 —(UP)— . a Pl a L n !l^fJrP - Watkins—nationally kno"wn"''member of the Hot Spring Police Department—today is won dering why he was dismissed from the force "without cause".; Watkins said yesterday that Safe ty Commissioner Weldpn Rasberry informed him Thursday night : tha ne "wouldn't be needed after Jan 1"'Watkins indicated that his dis missal came about because of • h'i friendship with G-I candidates • ii Garland county Patrolmen O D Griffin anc J H Bryant of the Hot Spring department were also discharged "for the good of the department" Watkins said he was lold thai his discharge came aboul under orders from Mayor Leo McLaughlin "I asked Rasberry if he had any complainls or charges againsl me and he said'he had none," Walkins declared "They gave me no reason for my dismissal I am not a drunkard, pay my debls and have Iried al all limes to conduct myself as a gentleman" "The only reason I can ascribe for this action is a conference I had with Mayor McLaughlin last July when he called me into his office and told me he had heard I was for the G-I's in Ihe election I lold him he could hear anything here" Watkins—one of eight city police officers selected to guard delegates to Ihe world peace conference in San Francisco—has solved numerous major crimes and has arrested several well-known criminals who had fled to the Spa for cover His lalest publicity arose from the solving of the $54,000 Eskay Art gallery Jewell robbery in Hot Springs within five hours "Issues must be faced squarely and 'hedging' should be avoided al all cosls." Hello Hello The prof musl have hung up P. S. To ail-American university professors: I am too bashful io suggest thai everyone of you send me a congratulatory telegram on this litlle arlicle. I merely cile Nichols, firsl edition, page seven, and leave each Ph. D. to do his duly as he sees h: ' •'Newspapermen," says lhal friendly link between gentlemen of the press and the denizens of the ivory tower, "like being told thai slories Ihey have written have paycrmui cun undyrtitaad whal merit and v.'urc upprudulgd." business. Buller does nol favor taking over retail stores and Mosby has also voiced his opposition lo such a step. Only one other senator has indicated support of Ihe proposal and he has refused lo be quoled. Five senators have expressed themselves as opposed to such a plan and five lold Uniled Press they were undecided. In the house three members have said they would back such a plan. They include N. M. Norton of Forrest City, Dick Wright of Arkadelphia and Laud Payne of Piggoott. Nineteen representatives have told Uniled Press "nine" and len have indicated they were undecided. Buller, in announcing lhal lu> will introduce the much-discussed legislation, gave the following three reasons for his decision: 1. It would allow Arkansas lo butter regulate the liquor business. 2. Il would add an estimated $10,000,000 to tin- state treasury. 3. It would hall Ihe movement toward prohibition in ihc atulg. Main Building of College Is Destroyed Ppcahontas, Dec. 27 —(A*)— The main building of the Southern Baptist college here was destroyed lr»3t nighl by fire which the Rev. H. W. Williams, president, said was of incendiary origin. He esti- maled Ihe loss al $70,000. No one Advocates of Labor Change Stress Speed (Last of three articles) By MAX HALL Associated Press Labor Reportc Washington, Dec. 28 —(/P)— Those in congress who want to. write a new labor policy, for the United States will lose no tirne. Speed is one of their objectives. Senator Taft (R-Ohio),. likely, to be chairman of the Senate Labor committee, says he : hopes, al.bill can reach the Senate floor in February and be passed before b : that* month ends. . .-.!..-...;..,..•. •;-. Sponsors of legislation :in, the House .will seek to. pass their'o\vh bill-even before that.... , , Congress will open" next .Friday 1 with many members in.a mood to .curb4abpr leaders-'/rhe -.c.oal--st'rik'cjf, is"fresmri'"their rhirids. THel'e is"a feeling around the capitol that" the longer it takes to pass legislation the milder.it may be. Here are two important factors that will influence Congress in its labor debates: 1. The wintertime strike situation. : • ; - - . 2. The immense practical difficulties of writing labor bills-that the lawmakers can agree upon that will stand up in the courts and thai will really accomplish what their sponsors seek to accomplish. Two previous laws illustrat the difficulties. The 1943 War Labor Disputes (Smith-Connally) act was called an "anti-strike" measure. It didn't prevent strikes, and some leaders even found it rather helpful. The 1946 Lea act to curb James C. Petrillo, president of the American Federation of Musicians, was ruled unconstitutional in four different ways by a Federal court in Chicago. If there is a wave of strikes, as there was last winter, Congress will probably be more drastic. Will there be such a wave? It's entirely possible there won't be. Opinion is divided. CIO unions are demanding bigger wage raises than corporations want to give. Bui there is a surprising amount of optimism around the Labor Department. Officials are saying the unions are eager to avoid strikes at this time and will sellle peacefully if offered moderate raises. The next few months in Congress will make labor history. What will be the order of events? Firsl a message from President Truman. His labor recommendations are awaited eagerly. Predictions are flying lhal he will seek to make unions have more "public responsibility," lhat he may even suggesl changes in the Wagner act of 1935. During the first few days, bills of all descriptions will be introduced in the House and Senate. They will be referred to the labor committees, headed by Taft in the Senale, ~-- J —*--•-• • Gerald House. Fighting Spreads Against French in Indo China By REMBERT JAMES Paris, Dec. 28 — (IP) — Insurrec- lon in Indochina, noW reported as laving spread to the south, has 'orced France to realize she must use guns and planes in addition to diplomacy to keep her rich, 400- year-old colonial empire from falling apart. Though a permanent government under the new Fourth Republic is not yet complete, this country already has had to bring into play che stener aspect of a two-edged policy: loosen the bonds to hold colonials impatient for- wider freedom; but when. French authority iS challenged,, fight. Nine days ago, while President- Premier Leon Blum tackled the problems of a new Socialist interim government arid even before the official Christmas Eve rebirth of war-shattered constitutional government, fighting broke out oetween Viet-Namese' and French,, in Hanoi, capital of Indochina and of the young Asiatic VietNam republic. . • < Engagements -were reported swiftly in, parts of the northern protectorate states of. Tonkin and Annam. Yesterday news dispatches told, of trouble also in the southern Indochinese colon y of Cochin China. The French press agency reported 24 Annamite, Indian and Chinese .civilians killed in Christmas night gunfire attacks on ofur automobiles • near Saigon, Cochin China's capital. French Army officers were said to have attributed the attacks to efforts of Viet- Nam adherents/to disrupt communications throughout the colony, perhaps in preparation for an offensive. The newspaper France-Soir said that, with,a 10 p. TO. curfew already on, colonial authorities put siege mili- Saigon under a state of Thursday night, cancelled tary leaves,, restricted soldiers to barracks and instituted armed street patrols in the city and road guards on the outskirts. Viet-Nam. won French recogni- ion last' March, as a, free state-^ lojding ;sway>in Tonkin and An- , name and certain, authority ovee „ nteenal affairs:'Nationalists in the ," •epublic have, vbeen seeking to ex-' tend 1 its; rule • over Cochin China ' v and, gam fulT;independece, They lave nad some: .'isupport-. from > unists. i_ «. was injured. The building included several classrooms, an auditorium, li brary, dining room, printing shop and living quarters for three college employes. The stone structure was erected as a community ceiv ter here at a cost of $40,000 ir. 1934. It was turned over to the newly organized college by the city in 1940. ' Rev. Williams declared a prowler broke inlo the building Wednesday night. He said a housekeeper reported she heard someone in the building again last night. He quoted an employe as saying that she went to the library about 11 p.m.. threw open the door and i'ound flaming oil flowing on Ihe floor. Classes of the school, wilh aboul 175 sludenls, will be resumed January (5 in buildings il has under- lease al the site of the former Walnut Ridge airbase, the president said. The college, recognized but not supported by the State Bap- list convention, is classified as a junior college iealuring vocational and probably by Rep. Landis (R-Ind) in the now In the last few years these com- mitlees have been friendly to unions. They will be less friendly - . The committees will hold hearings. Labor leaders will denounce everything that they consider anti- labor legislation. They will oppose all strike-restricting bills as involuntary servitude and therefore un- constilutional. Business leaders will not agree among themselves. Government officials will testify- probably along whatever lines Mi- Truman adopts in his message. ""-— "- - ' •-• Then the "two commitlees make Iheir decisions. Each wil .. ______ report out" one or more bills That means they will send then recommendations to the floor foi debate. The debates will be vigorous Members will seek to amend the committee bills lo suil Iheir own views. There will be dozens of roll call voles, approving some poinls killing olhers. When each house has finished ils work, it will senc the result to the other house. In the end, a Senate-House com- millce probably will meet to make compromises and iron out differences. The final version will go to the White House. If the president signs it. the country will have a new .law. If he vetoes it, Congress still can override him if il can mufeler a WhifeWil! of Posts By JACK BELL training and applied theology. | two-thirds vote in each house. counter. The exchanges also biing more sales, he said. ' i 41 i! Washington, Dec. 27;— (IP)— Senator White of Maine declared today be intends to try for two top posts in the new Republican - controlled Senate notwithstanding a fresh demand that no membet hold more than one. White wants to be both floor leader and Commerce'; committee chairman. He told a reporter he will ask'the Republican conference next Monday to give him both positions despite opposition of Senator Reed (R-Kas), who said he will challenge naming one man to two such jobs. r "As of this moment," White said, "I am going to take both places if the conference will give them, to me." ( ( Reed told a newsman there is- a lot of dissatisfaction" among Republican senators about tentative plans to hand over eight influential posts to i'our members. Under this agreement, White would become floor leader and chairman of the Cpmmerce cbm- ™ttee, Senator Vandenberg (Mich) would be presiding officer and chairman of Foreign Relations, Senator Taft (Ohio) would be, Steering committee head and chairman of Labor, and Senator Milhki (Colo) would head the GOP conference and the Finance committee. Senator Wherry (Neb), slated for the reelection as party whip, would get no permanent chairmanship but probably would head the spe- ; cial Small Business committee. ; Reed said at least seven senators $ had talked to him about this doub- * ling up in jobs, leading him tc- be- I lieve that opposition was general i except among the members who j would hold chairmanships of 15 ( committees the Senate will have i under the reorganization act. > Reed's chief interest appeared to > be directed at eliminating White ! from competition for the com- ! merce post. On that committee i the Kansavi has almost equal seniority with Senator Tobey (R-NH), who is reported bidding for the chairmanship. There seemed little prospect that any successful challenge would be f made to duel roles for Vandenberg ( and Taft . '< Whether the insurgents' could ; make any headway against White and Millikin appeared to depend on the slrenglh they mrghi enlist i among Republicans coming to the i' Senate for the first time. J Intentlsnal Errors .. 5 Des Moines, la., Dec. 28 —(/P)— J A Des Moines department store manager, surveying hundreds of f women who headed for stores to I exchange such Christmas gifts as slups, dresses and gloves, blamed } it all on the men folks. I "When men guess wrong about f sizes they usually guess too small," he said. "I imagine it is flattering i to the wife and girl friend," i The manager- said he had no com. i plaint about the rush to the credit f

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