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S,yi' ,i'-i/J <t Page Six HOPE STAR, MOPE, ARKANSAS CARNSVAL BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. BEC.' "You're fortunate it's only v.'ifo is prayim s only n hal, Rev. Tidinian—my :'ayin« F<v n frr f 1 ""' '. ' This Curious World By WiHtnn F Tax Deadline Jan. 15, Does Not Effect All By JAMES MARLOW .Washington, Jan 7 — (.<P)— January 15 is a tax deadline It does not affect 'everyone It affects about 10.000,000 out o£ 50,000,000 taynavers You're one of the 10,000,000 and by January 15 must do something about the tax on your 1945 income 1 You've been making quarterly payments on your estimated tax tor 1945 The fourth, final payment is due January 15 2 You've been making the payments but under-estimated the tax owed by ; more than 20 per cent You must make the correction by January 15 There's a penalty if you don't 3 You should have, but didn't, file an estimate on 1945 tax 4 You're a farmer who hasn't paid any tax on 1945 income The full 1R45 income tax was withheld regularly in 1945 from the wages or salaries of about •10,000,000 people They knew early last year it would be deducted So they didn't have to file an estimate or make any quarterly payments The full tax was deducted from wages or salaries up to $5,000 But last March 15 about 10,000,000 people did have to file an estimate Those who had to do this were 1. Persons whose 1945 wage were more than 35,000, plus $500 for each exemption besides a tax§ ayer's own exemption. Example: tnith, with wife and child, had two exemptions besides his own. If his wages exceeded 86,000 (S5.000, plus S500, plus $500) he had to file a 1945 declaration of estimated income and the tax on it. Then in quarterly installments he h^d tn rnv th" difference between the amount of tax withheld from liis wages and the full tax due on his income. w 2. Persons who had more thari §100 income in 1945. in addition to vie wages rrom which tax regularly was withheld. Example: Smith's wages were $t ,uOu. t'uil tax was withheld from that. But he figured to get. S200 from renting a room. He'd, have to make quarterly payments on the tax on S200. 3. Persons — like merchants, landlords, doctors, lawyers —who received income from which taxes were not withheld. They had to make an estimate on their income ana tne tax ciue on it ,ar.d then pav the tax in quarterly installments. 4. Farmers. Under the law farmers didn't have to file an estimate in 1945 on 1945 income but were allo"-"d until Jan. 15, 1946, to do so. They must pay the full tax by 'JH"')H| V lo. If you're making your final quarterly payments — and don't have to make changes in your estimate — just pay the fourth and final bill sent you by the internal revenue collector. If you find you under-estimated your tax by less than 20 per cent you can go ahead and pay your bill. Then, on March 15 whon all 50,000,000 taxpayers of 1945 must file a final return — you can file your final return, make the correction, and pay what you owe. - Suppose you underestimated by more than 20 per c'ent. Since there's a penalty for this, you must correct the mistake by January 15 and pay in full by that date the tax owed on 1945 income. You can do this on form 1040-es. That's what it's for. If you want to save yourself extra trouble, use form 1040. Thus, by correcting the under-estimate and paying the tax in full on form 1040, you won't have to make that final return ! on March 15 If vou I'ISP fnrm which everyone else has to make i ? 04 0^s on January il you'll still have to use form 1040 on March 15. (A lot of people, however, on January 15 won't have exact figures on their 1945 income. So they'd have to use form 1040-es ana then make their final return March 15 on form 1040. Employers don't have to give their em- ployes a report on their 1945 income and tax deducted until Jan- By Dick Turner Broadway By JACK O'BRIAN *ork —The ninth mar. DURING COURTSHIP DAYS, THE MALE 5CORPIOM GOES FOR WALKS WITH THE LADfOF HIS CHOICE... DURIN6 WHICH TIME THEY riage of Lois Defee, 6 foot, 4 .inch Brunnehilde of Burlesque, is on the rocks, the big gal told me the other morning in Leon and Eddie's. Married last Feb. 4 to Capt Hugh M. Roper of the Army Air Forces, a big, handsome guy who towers a full inch over the skyscraping glarnazon, Lois sorrowfully informed me that he had had enough of her ninth mate, that she had left him but that she had nothing bitter to say about Hugh. "There are no hard feelings," said Lois. "He's a wonderful guy. But for reasons of my own —and ilmv're i?ond ones going on. L.I..S mcatrical carer there's no use has been almost as varied as her marital history. She started as a ladv bouncer in Leon and Eddie's and progressed from thai athletic pursuit to various show girl jobs, .finally becoming a burlesque headliner. In her various strip teasing appearances she is billed as "Sii- perwoman." She has become very popular among students of the peeling school of entertainment tor she is a young lady of considerable talcnls peculiar lo her profession. And when a lady is 0 fool 4 inches of good figure and facial attractions, burlesque manages to provide a neat living. Lois commands $1,000 a week for jusl dropping various feminine raiment about a stage those clays. Despite • her rrccr. .nnr.ial crackup, Lois still insists she is looking for the "right guy." Her search for an ideal mate once even led her to Iry marriage wilh a midget, 3 foot, 11 inch Billy Curtis, back in 1938, a partnership which lasted a liltle bil short of one day When she married Hugh Roper a year ago, Lois believed she had found Ihc righl follow. Ho even was taller than she, and without elevator shoos. He'd had an heroic war history, with 50 B-25 missions over China, and Lois boasted prettily about her pilot-husband's exploits, just like any other young bride. Before she met Hugh, Lois had adopted a tittle girl. After they were married, they adopted a little boy, Lance, when he was only ten weeks old. Everything looked pretty idyllic. Until now. Lois wouldn't talk about a divorce, although she intimated that one probably would follow. She pointed out that she has no aversion to divorce on any grounds, since she has utilized the practice eight times previously. This marrying gal, considerably younger than Peggy Hopkins Joyce and quite a bit ahead of the latter lady, who has garnered a notable reputation for her bridal brigade despite the fact that she's been espoused but five times, a measly handful alongside Lois' matrimonial multiplicity. After this ninth nuptial fiasco, you'd think a gal like Lois would give ' UR, But no. Positively, she said, she will keep on looking, guy yet," she said. "Then I'll quit guy yet," she said '.The nl'll quit believing in divorce." New York — Bobby sockcrs at a first night all but knocked down Danny Kayo and completely ignored a ' handsome lady entering just ahead of the yellow-haired comic .'. . Ruth Chattel-ton erstwhile screen's "first lady." Broadway premiere of "Pygmalion," with Gertie Lawrence' and Raymond Massey, set back to January . . . New juke box hopeful: " )'i -"lepouehnut Song," written by Hal Dickinson of radio's Modern~ Eii-em Limbalisl, Jr., son of the eminent tiddler, has joined the cast of "The Rui.'gcd Path," which stars Spencer Tracy. . .The Robon &. jjiionvod drama has 14 World War H vets in the cast . . . addition of former serviceman Zimbalist doesn't change the total . . . . He replaced Rex Williams, also a recent dischargee . . . After, taking a look at the reviews the clay after the play opened, the Sardi set began- calling it "The Rug- god Notices." Joan Barry, who was Charles Chaplin's protege, made a shakily nervous and not too talented singing debut at the Greenwich Vil- Mrs. Rogers in Defense of Her Elopement Memphis, Ten, j;m 7 —(UP) — Pretty, dark-haired Mrs. Kclith Rogers broke her silence today and defended her blackmarket clop- lage In Producer Dick Kollmar (Are You Wilh in back fro the Coast and', started already on his next musical, "Danny Hoy." . . . Radio Comic Johnny* Morgnn is a hit at the BelmoiiMMa/.ii's Glass Hat. Producer John Wl:c:;>crg is following Billy Hose's Trans-AUa-.ilic trucks . he'll go lo London shortly to arrange presenlation Ihcrc of "Anna. Lucasta." . . ..Hose's troubles with the Brilish Labor Ministry apparently have been slraighl- cnecl oul . . «i least Billy has quil sending hysterical cables lo us Broadway chroniclers about his international irritations. Dinah Shore rehearsing I'l-encn language records for Iho European market Jack Ilaiey gave Swoon Singer Andy .. two horses as a wedding gift . . . Bill Manhoff, writer of the "Duffy's Tavern" radio show, incnl on grounds that "interest in an individual" and not in na- tionnlily — led her lo flee her Mississippi dolla plnnlitlion home with a Nazi prisoner of war. "I want il made clear thai my interest in Lt. Helmut Von Dcr Aue had nothing to do with the fact lhal he was a Germnn soldier," Ihc flashing-eyed brunette Mrs. Rogers said. "It was merely interest in an individual." Secluded In the home of her parents here, Mrs. Rogers said she thought the (lashing Luftwaffe officer "has behaved very decently during this." "I wasn't trying to do anything against the United Stales," she said earnestly. "This silualion had nolhing to do with his nationality." Meantime, LI. Von Dor Aue languished In a Nashville jail, hi.s dreams of an American home with a white picket fence and rambling roscu dissolving into a barbed-wire fence wilh rambling MP's. Mrs. Rogers is at liberty under $2,000 bond pending a grand jury investigation ot federal charges that she aided the escape of an enemy prisoner of war .The in- vosligalion will be made May 6 at Clark.sdale, Miss. Twcnl v-sevon yciir-oTtl Von Dor Aue, who clicks his heels and .speaks English with a Hollywood nolish. was working on the Bolivcr county, Miss., farm of Joseph H. Kogers, turning his aristocratic hands to such mundane tasks as youthful veteran, a top radio nu-1 fences' thor at the venerable age of 23. picking cotton . Gilbert Selclcs, for eight year.s a television producer, writer and director, off lo Hollywood with a Paramount scribbling contract He won't quit his magazine discussion nf the lively arts, though. Iceland Restaurant, Broadway's oiggesi night club, war. sold l>/ Mike Larscn to Noah Abe Goldstein repairing Then Mrs. Kdilh lingers came into his life. The clashing former Nazi aviator and Mrs. Rogers, who is Ihe mother of a nine-year-old daughter, became such' close friends lhal they decided to get They were to go lo Washington -,>,, , v...- i>,,,. /u]( , f,,|t confident ah Lee an:l he would find sympathetic country.... -.--;•• L'Ulc Women I, ,ci,. MIS. iioRcrs was to obtain',-! will bo revived at City Center for divorce and Von Dor Aue was to two holiday weeks . . . Mousing sec about settling clown in the U.S.. shortage note: When Bob Pastor's because he "likes America and band played a date in Poughkcep-1Americans " sic. N Y., Iho orchestra members! After four clays which FBI stayed in New Haven, Conn., the i agents said the pair spent in Mis- tinn !•< iu I i-sl *i <>n tluiir nj-.iii.-i r:., ,i (..:..- • i m , ., ncaresl place they could find. -=-—* >r '~*~"-im»T«fi j °"-ir'" - sissmpi and Tennessee, they gave Saturday, January 5, tin on reaching Washington^ they decided lo split up. Mis. prs was lo return home, Vofi uJc Auc said he planned to surrefraet.. However, they were arreslcd^|llf a tourist camp Saturday, \ Mrs, Rogers, released under 000 reportedly posted by her 1 band, returned here with "no'tJi ing lo say." Her bcwltloifd titi enls, J.)r. and Mrs. Waller Swn of (1172 Madison St.,) weie ._ stunned lo talk. Rogers, i.soHtedfftl his farm home, remained Van Dor Aue, who picvloUS fled a POW camp — alone had plenty to say, but couldn't He's JA ihe clink facing court mnill.il possible .solitary confinement Mrs. Rogers has been chni'lttja with aiding Ihc escape of an cnom of the United States. Thoughts Who hath woe? who h.ttli sot row? who hath eoiiteiilioius.' who- hath babbling'.' who halh without cause? who halh and Asia. t/i finance Catholic and Proteslanti and missions of Europe'! " E Piles I Ow! I —But He SSVBSLES, Now HP wise tiH /irwns. Usn name formiiln uscdM by ilnrliim n'ljinietlvely nl. nolcil 'rhoi-n-'Sa ton & Minor Clinic. .Surprising QUICKCS] palliative relief or pain, llcli, nornness.'MI ]|plp» soften iniil temls lo sin-Ink H\vell-p|f; iM«. Cot lulio Thornton & Minor's Kco.tal&atej Ointment—or Thornton & Minor ncclal^^i SuppoHllDi-li-f. Follow label illrrcllonSSt®K,'-: If not ili'linhti'il wilh this D way, low coat rcturnled on Al. all i;nnd drug stores ••r r —in Hone, at Oibsim Drug. RETAIN THEIS5EED CONES UNOPENED FOR YEARS BEFORE RELEASING THEM, AND THE KNOB-CONE PINE DOES NOT SCATTER ITS 5EED5 UNTIL THE TREE,ORBRAMCH ON WHICH THEY SKEW, HAS DIED. 1-8 ANSWER: Lindsborg, Kansas. Each year Ihe lownspeople present Handel's Messiah, with great artists imported for solo parts NEXT: If a comet's tail should brush the earth! Feel NERVOUS AS A WITCH On "CERTAIN DAYS" of the month? Do female functional monthly disturbances make you feel restless, nervous, perhaps cranky and a bit blue — at such times? t Tben try famous Lydla E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound to relieve such symptoms, Pinkham'3 Compound DOES MORE than relieve such monthly cramps, headache, backache. It also relieves accompanying weak, tired, nervous feelings — of this nature. • Taken throughout the month — • this great medicine helps build up resistance against such distress, Also a fine stomachic tonic 1 LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S Personal Property Floater insurance gives you more protection for your personal property in your home and outside than you are able to get in any other way. Anderson INSURANCE Phone 810 210 S. Main Hope uary 31.) Sv.ppose you've overestimated your 1945 tax and find now that vou so far have paid —in your three previous quarterly install- inan your tax mems — more should be. You can file form 1040, showing the overpayment, and wait for a refund from the internal revenue bureau. So They Say If Ihere is ever going lo be an- olher global conflict, it is sure to take place simultaneously on land and sea and in the air wilh weapons of ever grealer speed and range. . . .We must assume further that more suddenly than the last, and that it would strike directly at the United States. —President Harry Truman. Any government which sabotages the extension of UNO powers to enforce peace and prevent misuse of atomic energy will stand self- condemned. —Washington, D. C., News. The misuse of -(gasoline and automobile; taxes for non-highway purposes is contrary to sound public policy and burdens the motor vehicle user with unfair multiple taxation. —Alfred P. Sloan, chairman, National Highway Users Conference. Long distance flights have be( ccme such a commonplace that the longest of them all doesn't create half the stir lhat a jump half its length would have caused | only 10 years ago. —Akron, O., Beacon-Journal. Denmark has no alliances and wants none. Oia- main hone and interest is in the United Nations Organization and we expect to do our bit within Ihe framework oi that organization. -Gustav Rasniussen, Danish Foreign Minister. Barbs , By HAL COCHRAN ; If winter continues being so so' vere none of us will mind bein^ : hauled over the coals. i The : has population of the U. B. increased over 8,000.000 since the 1340 census. Have you rnct any of the lovely English brides? brides? Famous ' "How did I much?" after- Christmas lines: v.-c ever spend that Bad Slump in the Prince Business Now By RUSSELL BRINES Tokyo, Jan. 7 — (/P)—The prince business has fallen off something scandalous in Japan and things arc so rough lhal Ihe papers are saying lhat even three jobless brothers of Hirohilo are liable to have to go to work for a living. Jiji news agency made s«rt of an unemployment census of the imperial household and found that in all there were 12 princes out of a job. Business began to gel bad, after lush times in the early 1940's, along aboul the time the imperial household began lo wonder where nil the bombs were coming i'rom lhal were being clumped oulside the palace door. Then, first thing anybody knew, why the emperor up ancl declared peace, and here were all these princes in uniform ancl all without a war lo wear Ihom in. And Ihpn Ihe Americans came barging in, abolishing Japanese military outfits right and left, and the princes began looking for fresh employment. There is something or other in the Japanese history that says princes have got to go careering in the army ancl navy, and anyone knows there isn't much future in that for a Japanese these days. Well there were these three brothers of Emperor Hirohito— Prince Yashuito Chichibu, a major general without an iirmy; Prince Npbushilo Takamalsu, a captain withoul a navy, and Prince Takahito, a major. Maybe they might have eked out some sorl of an existence occupying their hereditary scats in the House of Peers, but no. General MacArthur cut loose with an order the other day disqualifying Ihcse military career officers from government jobs. There was one forlorn hope for these princes. Maybe they couid kind of hang around the palace and mince along with .some of the residue of the imperial household funds. But now, says Jiji, nobody knows how much of all those yon the emperor's household can keep, because some of it may have lo go to foot the: reparation bills, and the other overhead that goes with losing a war. So, the agency adds, household officials figure they may just have to go out and find some jobs for all these princes. Speeders in a Tennessee town face brain tests. But, do they have any? The expression, "R e m e m b e r Pearl Harbor," still rings in our ears—but a lot of folks are trying to forget it. CAM YOU SPAKE SHE CAN WEAK? • Clothing that you may consider old can bring new life to some suffering person to whom war brought despair and destitution. Goal of the Victory Clothing Collection is 100,000,000 garments, plus shoes and bedding. Jf your contribution seems negligible, bear this in mind:-Every garment you give means one more human being saved from cold or sickness ir possibly death, About 25,000,000 people overseas received clothing collected from Americans last spring. But for every person clothed so far, a dozen more remain virtually threadbare. Your spare clothing will be distributed free, without discrimination, to the victims of Nazi and Jap oppression in Europe, the Philippines, and the Far East. In 'most any town or city overseas there is someone who can translate English. You can help build international friendship by writing a simple, friendly letter to pin to the clothing you contribute, Dig into your attics, trunks, and closets today .. . dig out all the clothing you can spare , .. take it to your local collection depot now. WhatYQUCanDo/ 1 Get together all the clothing you can spare. 2 Take it to your loca! collection depot immediately. 3 Volunteer some spare time to your local committee. Dig Out Your Spare Clothing TODA Y V shoes l/drossai </skirts V glovot V cap» The more you do the better you'll fee! V overcoats V topcoats Vsuitj V jackets (/pants V sweaters Probes Vundorwear ^pajamas (/bodding HENRY J. KAISER , National Ckatrtnart This advertisement was prepared by the Advertising Council for the Victory Clothing Collection, and is sponsored by ' fflf ^ sfeffli * I 4 "'%l -® Voice of Opinion • By James Thrashei • New Colleague F. H. LnGuurdia have Hope Star WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: mostly cloudy and. cooler, occasional rain extreme north portion this afternoon, partly cloudy and colder tonight with* , i lowest temperatures 28-32 north™'' f west portion, Thursday partly cloudy and continued cool. 47TH YEAR: VOL, 47—NO. 73 -. ... j^uvjuui uiu may nave given up his job as mayor of New York, but he is still cashing in on the local and national reputation that he made during his 12 years in office. He now has one weekly radio broadcast and a newspaper column for local distribution, and a column and broadcast for national consumption. Mr. LaCitiardia introduced a journalistic Innovation (borrowed irom radio) with ills very first column, it probably will be known as a "sponsored column." His copy, which had nothing lo do with tlic sponsor's product, was tucked into one corner of a large and which ofcred stunning chairs at stunningly low prices—a sort ol "visual commercial." As mayor, His ex-Honor didn't like the press much. But he seems to be operating on the old theory I up a "hothead demonstration" of that "il you can't beat 'em, join soldiers protesting a demobilization Star of Hone. 1899; Press, 1927.'.. Consolidated January 18. 1979, HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9,1946 GIs are Told Japs Watching With Interest Yokohama, Jan. 9 —(/I 1 )— American occupation forces were warned today "subversive forces will lake their cue for sabotage plans from our future actions" after a provost marshal reported he had broken tunale. Since he a paper, so tar 'cm." At any rate, he has set out to show the nation's newspaper writers the error of their ways in the piece that marks his debut. In this, Mr. LaGuardia is tor- never worked on as we know, he has been spared many of our day- to-day difficulties. Consequently he can blaze away from a remote vantage point 01 idealism. And that's all right. Nevertheless, we'd like lo have Mr. LaGuardia drop in for a guest appearance ou our copy desk some clay, since one tiling that arouses the particular fre of this journalistic debutant is headlines. He complains that headlines are misleading, and can be twisted by diabolically clever hirelings to distort a story's meaning and to deceive a trusling public. Well, we won't say that such things have never been done in Ihe history of ncwspapering. But we rather suspect tnat our new colleague through exaggerate the evil a dcticienl knowledge of .slowdown. Lt. Gen. Charles P. Hall, acting commander of the Eighth Army, sent this message to his troops through the army newspaper Stars and Stripes: "The Japanese people watch with interest the firsl indication of a general breakdown of morale and discipline beginning to show up in occupation troops. ', A £ ) ;T M ?P ns Associated Press (NEA)—Moons Newsoauer Entercrise Ass'n. PRICE 5e COPY Lack of Information, Not Equipment, Made Jap Attack a Surprise, Short Says JOHN L. CUTTER Jan. 0 More planes and radar — (UP) — wouldn't Washington, hove put army defenses at Pearl Harbor on a war fooling on Dec. 7, 1941, according to Lt. Gen. Walter C. Short, then army commander in Hawaii. H was lack of information, rather than lack of equipment, which made the Japanese attack a surprise. Short told Roberts Commission almost four years ago to the day. A transcript, of Short's tcslimony of Jan. 8, 1942, in hi.s second appearance before Ihe Roberts Commission, has been prepared for the Pearl Harbor Investigating com- mlllc. It is in addition to Short testimony which was given the committee last week. The transcript shows that Maj. VJUUjJtl HUH LI UtlfJo. . i-nv; 1,1 <> • IL>\, i i |*b u..v...u *>•..» ~.- — ,,. "Subversive forces quick to scnsc^Gcn. Frank R. McCoy of the Rob- issension in the ranks, will take erls Commission asked Short this the mechanics ot gelling oul a paper. Type is very inexorable stuff. Just so much of il will fit into a given space. H has none of the flexible virtues of the accordion. These peculiar qualities Mr. La- Guardia would discover, as every head-writing beginner lias discovered, if he accepted that invitation for a guest tour of duty on the copy desk. We should like to have Mr. LaGuardia write all the one-column heads for one edition, and try lo make Hie deadline. Al Ihe end of that time we suspect that he would agree that it's something of a trick to get any sense at all into a one-column head—let alone to distort that sense by sinister and sinuous subtleties in a decid- ly unsinuous medium. Most Unkindest Cut Betty Grablc thinks that the holdup man who stuck a machine gun in her face during a robbery didn't recognize her. "Anyway," says Miss Grablc, "he didn't say anything." Such indifference, we should imagine, would hurl an actress' vanity even more than the loss of money or jewels. Bui there is one consoling possibility. Maybe •Miss <--Grable '-wasn't • Wearing "n sweater at the time. o Show Down is Urged on Poll Tax Abolition By VIRGINIA VAN DER VEER Washington, Jan. !) —I/I')— Demands for an early Senate showdown on poll lax abolition and a permanent KKPC, says Senator McClcllan (D-Ark) are a "disservice" to the nation. The Arkansas senator, a foe of both measures, predicts "a long bitter fight" between supporters of the two bills and opposing southern Democrats if the issues arc brought to the floor. Advocates of a permanent fair employment practice commission and federal abolition of poll taxes have indicated both may be .slated dissensic their cue for sabotage plans from our future actions." Cnl. Charles A. Mahoney, provost marshal of the U. S. Army Service Command who said he had scattered protesting soldiers on the arrival of Secretary of War Patterson, was quoted oy a mimeographed paper as saying: If you want lace panties, I'll get them for you." General Hall's message added: "Protest mass meetings at the headquarters of lower echelons accomplish nothing because all policy mailers on demobilization come direct from the War Department." It came as soldiers in this area called for a mass demonstration tomorrow before Eighth Army headquarters. General Hall said Ihe redcploy- mcnl of 191,183 men from Japan as of Dec 31 far overshadowed the 53,973 replacements received in the same period "and if this unequal percentage continues, our forces in the occupied countries will be left in a precarious posi- ion." He added that there had been no •eduction in the amount of shipping illocatcd for the transportation of roops during January and that eligible men would be redeployed iccording -to plan. Mahoney disclosed he told the lemonslralors who met Secretary 'attcrson with cries of "we want o go home" that "you arc insult- ng a man who was a soldier be- bre you were born." "I told them lo slop or I would .akc slops lo break il up immedi- itcly," Mahoney said. "I asked hem if they were soldiers or Boy Scouts." A meiniographcd paper, "Dis- •harge," circulated among soldiers, quoted Mahoney additional- jecn working 24 hours a day if we ad had anything to indicate that lie situation demanded It." Adm. William H. Standley asked Short about the lack of airplane cconnaissancc. "In case the patrol planes that vcrc necessary lo makc r - the cffec- ivc offshore patrol were here in sufficient numbers, do you still hink that no change would have leen made in the plans?" he asked. "None whatever," Short re- londcd, "because you couldn't tell when some of them might naVc icon ordered away." Standley asked whether, if a Alfficient number of planes had :>ecn available, the Havvaiian command would have been making, a latrol every morning. Short said he thought that was a fair question to ask the navy, direct question: "If you had been furnished with all of the things thai you felt necessary, would that have matlc any difference in this particular action?" "I do nol believe il would," Short replied . Short made il clear thai he considered the defense measures he ordered—defense against possible sabotage—adequate precautions on the basis of information he had Irom Washington. He said he had no information which indicated the need for- pulling radar stations on a full-time basis instead of the 4 a. m. to 7 a. in., schedule he had ordered. The Japanese planes struck Pearl Harbor at 7:55 a. m. Qucslioning Short on the radar for debate shortly after reconvenes January 14. Congress "At a lime when much more immediate issues confront the country," McClellan told a reporter, "I would very much regrol il if these controversies were forced upon us." McClellnn expects about 25 senators, mostly southern Democrats, will oppose any move lo Jimil debate and thus bring the two bills to a vole. Both have been de- fealecl before by filibuster Utclics of opposing soulliorners. If tlie Senate .should vole lo limit rlobiil.c and then pass either bill, however, the Arkansan believes immediate action then would follow on Ihe second measure. 11 debate is not limited, McClel Ian .said, southern opponents will use their usual tactics of "continuous talk" throughout each clay's .session until supporters withdraw the issues; "When tne people of my section arc so definitely opposed to any measures," said McClellan, "I must do all 1 can to bring ubout their clofeut." The Arkiinsiiii said he believed action should come first on is sues of labor, wages and prices as asked by President Truman, whose legislative program he opposes. "I Ihink Ihe full employment program, high jobless compensation and irresponsible labor actions are among the trends which arc seeking to pull our nation lo the left," he declared. "1 can't understand why Americans, living in Ihe world's great est democracy, should seek lo pui aside the very foundations of free initiative- ' . which their .country was built. "1 have a very high, personal regard for the president but 1 cannot support the major part of his program." hours, Rear Adm. Joseph M. Reeves asked whether the failure lo opcrale afler 7 a. m. was do- pendent on the fact that Short thought navy reconnaissance planes were operating. "From all the information tha we had we didn't think the .silua lion demanded it," Short replied He added thai "We would have which was responsible for range reconnaissance under long t « e joint coastal defense plan for Hawaii, but he volunteered: : "I don't hardly think; under the circumstances that Ihey would;,!I think they would have boon doing il as an exercise now and then m conncclion with us (the' army.)"-"' Short said he thought that t^e army-navy coopcralion : al Hawaii was proper and unity of command would have made no difference, i "I think the system (cooperation) is all right," he testified. -"I think we made a very serious mis- lake when we didn't go to an alert against an all-out allack. I think lhat our system was perfectly all right. Our estimate of the situation was not." ;• At the conclusion of his second appearance, Short w a s asked whether he would like to make any additional statement. "The only comment I would make," he said, "was that I drew the inference that the War Department approved of the action I had taken (defense against sabotage) because they know very definitely what the aclion was. I gave them great detail." Lie Detector Test to Be Given Janitor By ROBERT T. LOUGHRAN Chicago, Jan. 9 — (UP)— Police began questioning today of every person known to have a key to the "murder basement" where a sex fiend dismembered the body of six- year-old Suzanne Degnan. The number one subject of the police examination was the 65- year-old janitor of the North Side apartment building where authorities said the body of the kidnaped girl was dissected. He is Hector Verburgh, a greying grandfather, who stolidly maintained his irino cence. Next lo Verburgh, detectives conccnlralcd on Desere Smet, 35, who was reported to be a close friend of Verburgh and a janitoi in three apartment buildings near Ihc murder scene. Smct denied he knew Verburgh. " Both men were questioned at Central Police Headquarters by the city's top crime busters. Both will be given lie detector tests. Authorities learned that all tenants of the 12-aparlmenl building had keys to the laundry room where, deteclives said, Ihe girl was butchered, shortly after she was taken from her bedroom early Monday. An atlornoy for the flat janitor's union appeared before Chief Justice Harold G. Ward of criminal court today lo ask for the release of Verburgh, his wife, Mary, and Smet on Habeas Corpus Writs Ally. Joseph Ricker lold the court the three should be released because no charges had been placed against them. "The Verburghs are old people," he said, "and we know what they go through when they are grilled by the police." Judge Ward said he would rule on the request at 4 p. m. (CST). IOO Western Electric Employees in State Quit Their Jots Today GIs, Suspicious of New American "Adventures in Intervention' in Far East By HAL BOYLE Manila — (/P)— Behind mass rallies staged here by soldiers to protest the slowing of the demobilization rate lies a suspicion among some Iroops lhat thcv will be used for new American "adventures in intervention" in the Far East. This feeling was heightened with a disclosure last week that the 86th Infantry Division would be given renewed combat training. Although this measure would appear necessary from purely a military standpoint — trained troops are needed to quell any disorder that may arise in troubled areas occupied by American troops — nany soldiers voiced concern. They fear they may bo used to in- crvenc in postwar Pacific squabbles in which they have no personal interest — such as China's civil strife. Many feel also that should violence break out among 'actional elements in the Philip- country or people these troops now home have any Police reported p. r this morning ly:., "If you * want Lake you homo. lo go home I'll I'll sec that you ?ct to my Yokohama prison. You're insulting a man who's a better GI than any of you. "If you want lace panties I'll gel them for you. Just lot me hear you sing 'I want to go home' again and I'll pick out two or three singers and personally take them over Lo my Yokohama prison." Mahoney denied telling the men, 'You arc acting like a lot of g- d—babies" as slated in the paper. The colonel asserted that soldiers who gathered in front of the adjutant general's building were stirred up by "a lot of Communists and hotheads." The paper said the .secretary did not leave General Mac-Arthur's sedan. Mahoney, however, said Pallor- son left Ihc car and went into the building where soldiers made him an "honorary GI." The colonel described Ihe dcm- onslration as a "near mutiny." "Discharge" announced a scheduled mass meeting tomorrow in front of Eighth Army headquarters. Col. W. N. Todcl, secretary to the command's general staff, said he saw no reason why the meeting should be prohibited. At Honolulu last night, 1,500 soldiers staged a noisy protest meeting against the demobilization program in front of post headquarters of Lt. Gen. Robert C. Richardson, Jr., who in the afternoon had urged no "mob action demonstration" be staged in Hawaii. The demonstrators voted to .send their views to President Truman. A larger mass meeting was scheduled for Saturday. Tennessee Has Most Cotton Unpicked Memphis, Jan. 9 —(Special) Tennessee has Ihc lowosl percentage of cotton picked, based on latest ginning figures of any of the cotton .-,.ales ot the South, according to figures released by Frank McCord, of Ihe Research division of Ihe National Council council. Tennccssoc has picked only 67.U per cent. Arkansas is the next lowest with a percentage of 07.9 per cent. Alabama was listed with 1he highest per centagc, 94, followed by Georgia with 93.2; Louisiana 92.9; Texas 92.3; North Carolina 89.3; South Carolina 88.9; Okla homa 87.5; Mississippi 83.5 MPs Holding 80 Negroes in Manila Fight By WILLIAM C. WILSON Manila, Jan. 9 —(UP)— U. S. Military police announced today that they wore holding 80 Negro soldiers during investigation into a wild hour of gunfire which followed the fatal shooting of a Negro sol- dier'by a .white sentry. "/ Monday night at the lOlh Quartermaster depot in suburban Quezon city. An unidentified Negro soldier from an adjacent camp broke inlo Ihc quartermaster compound, emerged with a bundle, and \yas killed" by the sentry afler refusing lo hall,'army headquarters said. Negro troops from the dead man's camp seized weapons from their supply room and fired them for an hour as a demonstration against his death. Lieut, Col. T. R. Little, Cape Girardau, Mo., commander of Ihe military police ballalion which broke up Ihe shooting fray, said nobody was killed except the man shot by the sentry .Ho said the Negroes apparently shot mostly into Ihc air. "After a shooting of a Negro soldier by a while guard al Ihc 10th Quartermaster Depot colored Iroops of Ihe depot's 22lith Salvage Company broke into the supply room, look weapons — mostly carbines — and ammunition and went out into the company area ancl started firing," Little said. "To the best of my knowledge, no real gun battle ensued," Litlle said. "I 'wouldn't bo surprised if the white guards fired, bul I think whal everybody did was take cover. Otherwise tlie marksmanship must have been mighty poor." The Manila newspaper, the Daily Courier, said Ihc angered Negroes marched in "battle formation" and encountered strong return fire from soldiers inside the compound. Liltle said the riot was quelled by CO military police wno gut into the area while sporadic firing was going on. He said the Negro troops, armed mostly wilh carbines, offered no resislance lo Ihe military police. They were disarmed. Japanese prisoners of war ancl a gioup of civilian employes were in the compound during Ihe shooling, Ihe officer said. Little estimated that there were at loasl 220 Negroes in the area of the 22lilh , Salvage Company, where Ihe rioting occurred, but about 100 could be found when the M.P.'s arrived. Evidence indicated thai less lhan half tlie salvage company participated. Holy Cross CUib Had Promised to Raise Ransom The Holy Cross Club of Boston revealed lasl night that il had promised Degnan il would raise I Arkansas and Tennessee. o- bathrom, but couldn't be seen. A fire department ncl enterprise upon I "Generally this lime of Ihc year • " more Ihan 95 per cenl of Ihe col- Ion crop has been ginned," Mr. McCord said. Around 1.500,000 bales arc slill in Ihe fields, because of unfavorable weather and shortage of labor, he pointed out. Only 7,734,000 bales have been ginned from an eslimaled lotal of 9,195,000 bales. TOUGH Denver, Jan. 9 —(/P)— Frank A. (Tarzan) Florentine, 25 Opound policeman who has a 00-inch chest and bends GO-penny nails with his bare hands, is going lo lose his job — because ho isn't physically fit. He's 40 pounds overweight. Florentine said he would return lo his old job as a professional wrestler. Ihc $20,000 demanded by the kict- and jnapcr. The child's father formerly 'atlended Holy Cross. Today Chief Storms said police MISCHIEVOUS Salt Lake City, Jan. 9 —(/I 3 )—-Mrs. *• George S. Perkins lold her six- year-old son, Shorryl, to take a bath before dinner. A few moments later she heard him call to her and went into the the youngster emergency crew worked 45 minules and had to remove all the pipes leading to the bathlub before the child could crawl out from his "hiding place" between Ihe balhiub and the wall. . hunted an unidentified man and woman reportedly seen in Ihc vicinity of the Degnan home about 2 a. m. Monday, shortly before the time established by police us when the child was kidnaped. He said the woman was seen "carrying a bundle in both arins" and got into an automobile parked a short dislance from the Degnan home. A man was in the scat. driver's In a radio appeal, Storms urged the couple to contact police "if they have no connection with this case." In 1550 a book was published by a Portuguese navigator, Autonio Galvao, demonstrating thai a canal could be cul at Panama. Baby Beaten to Death, Mother in Hospital Memphis, Jan. 9 —(/P)—Sheriff Oliver Perry said today that a 16-year-old Negro school boy had boon identified as the al- lackcr of a mother and two children who were found brutally beaten •yestevd.ay.'in,,-their .1 burning home. The sheriff said Mrs. T. T. Goss, lying critically injured in a hospital bed, rallied sufn- cicnlly lo look toward the youth and say, "That's him." Perry said he would confer with the district attorney general's office before filing charges because the suspect is a minor. Memphis, Jan. 9 — (/P)—Sheriff Oliver Perry said today he had arrested "a definite suspect" in the slaying of a one-year-old baby, the brutal beating of the mother and another child and the burning of their small frame home near here. Perry said he had taken the Negro suspect to the hospital for possible identification by the mother, 37-year-old Mrs. I. T. Goss, but she was "in no condition lo talk." lie assorted thai Ihe man would be taken to the hospital again later todciy "if Mrs. Goss seems to get any better." Infant Sainmie Goss died in a hospital yesterday shortly afler he was found wilh his molher and Ihre-eyoar-old brother Freddie lying, battered and semi-conscious beside the smouldering ruins of The hospilal this morning described the mother's condition as "poor" and the child's condition as "very critical." Meanwhile, homicide inspector Pete WicbengH said authorities wore interviewing Negro suspects in an effort to find the slayer. Wicbenga said the molher told internes at the hospilal befoi-e she lapsed inlo unconsciousness thai she was attacked by a Negro with u Iniifo. Both her hands were slashed ant) nor lace carried lacerations as well as deep wounds which Sheriff Oliver Perry said lookes as if she had been hit "with a hammer." Perry and City police questioned suspects throughout the night. The slientl said two Negroes were held as suspects but no charges had been filed. The mother and her two infant children were found by workmen passing the burning house shortly before noon yesterday. At the time the frame dwelling had burned lo the ground ancl the three victims were lying beside the embers in the cold rain. They wore dragged to nearby chicken coops until ambulances ar- thal Verburgh had been handcuffed lo his cell bars afler he venlcd verbal abuse upon his jailors and screamed: "What would I want wilh a six- year-old kid?" Shortly afler the arrest of Ver- burgh, a native of Belgium, police took into custody Desere Smet, 35, and his wife, .Angelina, who live in the Degnan neighborhood Mrs. Smet was released after pines, the American army rived. The father was called from his work at the army depot to the bedside of his critically injured wife and children. Four other children, Charles, 15, Kenneth, 13, Anita, 12, and Minnie, 10, wore at school. o 43 Troop Carriers Scheduled to Arrive With 28,000 Vets By The Asbociated Press Forty three troop carriers, with more than 28,000 American servicemen, are scheduled to arrive today at. two East coast and three West coast ports. Arriving at New York are 11 vessels with 12,552 men, while 570 passengers arc due to debark from two ships at Newport News, Va. On the West coast, seven ships and some sinall craft are scheduled to arrive at San Francisco wilh 9,575 men; 11 vessels with 4,174 at Los Angeles, and 12 with 1.367 at San Diego, Calif. questioning. But her husband was held for a lie dclcclor lost. Smcl, known as "five-by-five" because of his stocky build, is custodian of three apartment build ings near the murder scene and an inseparable companion of Ver- burgh, notice said. - Dtectfve•" Sgt. 'Jack Hanrahan said he saw Smet at 4 p. m. yesterday in an alley near the Degnan home and that Smet promised to help search for the missing parts of Suzanne's body. Verburgh, former gardener at Mount St. Mary's convent and parochial school near St. Charles, 111., and his wife, Mary, 64, were seized last nighl afler the janiloi walked into the basement where detectives found bits of flesh anc blood in laundry tubs. Police said they did not yet have sufficient evidence to place a formal charge against Verburgh. The arms of Suzanne, daughter of James E. Degnan, a $7,500-a- year OPA execulive of whom the kidnaper demanded $20,000 ransom, were still missing. Her head, torso and legs wore found Monday night from the filth of separate sewer openings within a block of her parents' fashionable Edgewater Beach area homo . Bits of bone were found in ashes in the furnace of the apartment house where Iho child was killed and dismembered and police believed they might be all thai remained of Ihe child's missing arms. As one of the greatest manhunts in Chicago's history continued, an autopsy showed yesterday that the chubby first-grade Catholic school pupil had been strangled before the bacustic killer slashed her lo pieces. Verburgh, janitor for throe nearby apartment buildings, lives in the basement flat at 5901 Winlhrop avenue a scant block from the ap- parenl scene of dismemberment and directly across the street from the Degnan home «l 5943 Kenmore avenue. Police said they found in the Verburgh apartment a fivc-inch- hladed hacksaw and an axe which they claimed had been used to mutilate the victim's body. They also found there a trash handcart, also stained. Coroner's physicians, however, said they did nol believe the axe and saw were used to dissect the girl's body, but rather a sharp knife was the dismemberment tool. A nap°i- baE bearing Ihc name, Frank III, had been used to wrap one of tne girl's legs. They said they learned this belonged to a 10- year-old occupant of the building, and probably was stolen. The bag had held tinker toys, one of which was imbedded in the slain girl's body. Chemical analysis were being made of these gruesome finds. Although Verburgh denied any connection with the brutal kidnap- slaying. detectives said that handwriting on his ration book was similar to the printing of the ransom note found by the girl's father on the floor of her bedroom. Storms said thai Verburgh "denied everything and claims he wont to bed al 10 p. m. the night before and arose al five a. m. the day of the murder. Mrs. Verburgh said it would have been impossible for her husband to have loft the bod without her knowing it." Clues considered import by police included four fingerprints on the window sill of the Degnan girl's bedroom, a 50-pound paper sugar bag in which Ihc victim's torso was found, a muslin dressmaker's pattern found in the bag, a six-rung ladder believed to have been used by Ihe kidnaper lo enter the room and footprints outside the bedroom. Nine other suspects were sched- Conlinued on Page Two shouldn't be used to put down re- Delfions. "Of course, they tell us officially ;hal we will be used to safeguard American property," said one soldier who has one point less than Lhe number required to send him :iome to his wife and two children. 'But I fool that it isn't worth one of our. boy's' lives to save anything wo have here." The position of army commanders, however, is clear. They must liavc battle ready troops lo undertake any assignment America's foreign policy requires. Unfortunately in such matters, the extent of such assignments isn't clear because foreign policies are expressed through diplomats who, by the nature of their tasks, speak vaguely rather {nan directly. This doesn't make much differ, cnce to professional soldiers. They fight when they are told to. Blit ci vilian armies fight well only against those they hale. America still has a civilian army. There is no against whom waiting to go strong feeling of hate. Otherwise, you could blow a bugle and they would fall patriotically into battle ' ic. Their demonstrations against the iVar Department's contradictory •cdeployment program is the remit chiefly of lack of frankness on he part of higher leaders in Washington, who raised their hopes too ligh too fast. "The' natural reaction of disappointment over the new solicy of retarding the demobiliza- ion rale has resulted in a mass lystoria of homesickness. The troop demonslrations have seen remarkably orderly because he men sensibly realize that any violence or insubordination en •nasse would lose them support at lome. Yet such situations always are potentially explosive. Many soldiers have joined them .n a spirit of skylarking because .he truth is that these men aren't oeing given enough work to keep -® New York, Jan. 9 — (/P) — Telephone installation workers in widely scattered sections of.the nation left their jobs this morning- the opening moves of what may*-.develop into a countrywide*4eleji»fione shutdown by Friday. ./ •• Hundreds of members of-the Association of Communication-Work ers (Ind) who install Western Electric Company equipment for the Bell telephone system quit their jobs in a distmte over wages. The " them busy. They* say so themselves. Most are well quartered, well fed and well entertained. Only a comparative handful of combat veterans remains and a large proportion of the men attending the demonstrations admittedly are low pointers. "But we all- know that the sooner we get these 30 to 49-pointers home the sooner we can get out," grinned one young soldier who added "I've only got 13 myself." The sympathy of junior officers lies predominantly with the enlisted men because on this issue their interests are allied. They want to become civilians too. Many older officers err by openly expressing contempt for the demonstralors. The silualion calls for tact, leadership and the fullest kind of frankness in high quarters, Otherwise, everybody might be sorry. Somervellis Speaker at L R. Banquet Little Rock, Jan. 9 —(ff) —America's wartime supply chief, Gen. Brehon Somervell, warned Americans here last night that "we must get back to the unity we had when we won the war" if the peace is I lo be won. Liltle Rock's native son, who is retiring after 315 years of army service, spoke at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet. "I do not know whether we are going to win the victory," ho declared. "There are floods of strikes: management and labor are fussing." But somehow, some way, ho added, "we will lick these domestic problems just as we licked Ihosc during the war." The general talked nearly three hours yesterday with former playmates, recounting "old times" in Little Rock. Reported Hike of 18 Cents in Butter Price By OVID A. MARTIN Washington, Jan. 9 —(/P)— Officially-advanced proposals for higher butter and meat prices collided today with government efforts lo hold Ihe line on food cosls. The butter hike — 18 cents pound by May 1—was reported to have been recommended by Secretary of Agriculture Anderson Aides of the cabinet officer said he advanced the suggestion in a move to encourage production. Butter has been becoming increasingly hard to find in many parts of the country. Anderson previously spoke out in favor of higher ceiling prices or meats in an effort to avert nexl Wednesday's scheduled strike in the meat packing industry. Behind these pressures on the government's hold-the-line policy is a demand for all kinds of fooc much stronger than many officials had anticipated. Agriculture De partment economists attribute the demand to continuing shortages of such non-food goods as autos, radios and ,lhe like. One result of these pressures may be lo force the administration lo conlinue ils $l,785,000,000-a-yeai food subsidy program beyond the June 30 date it had planned to bring it to a halt. This program was inaugurated during Ihe wai lo prevent inceases in civilian food prices In announcing recently that the food subsidies would be ended June 30, the government said it believec such action could bo taken wilhou increasing Ihe over-all cosl of food oven though it might be necessary to increase ceilings on some of the presently subsidized foods. It saic such increases in all likelihooc would be offset by decreases il prices of unsubsidizcd foods. Now, however, there is serious doubl lhal such decreases will ma lerialize. Hence some government official have predicted privately that Pres ident Truman will recommend tha Congress extend authority for th subsidy program at until the en< of 1946. Meat packers already are bein^, paid subsidies to permit them lo operate without loss at present Bowies is reported to have taken i price ceilings. They contend, how- union claims a membership of 8,000 in 42 states. It was the second strike against Western Electric, 17,000 employes • in its manufacturing branch having quit last Thursday in a wage controversy. Picketing did not start at once, but union leaders said it would begin Friday and 'Jiat once pickets. were thrown around.' tlie , exchanges, they had assurance that other telephone workers would, not cross the lines. Such action would virtually shut 'down the American telephone system. The walkout was scheduled to start at 11 a. m .(EST) but some workers jumped the gun and quit several hours earlier. The first workers to leave were in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and New Jersey. Workers in the nation's capital followed. New York workers were scheduled to quit this afternoon. For the present the strike will ot interfere wi.th telephone serv- ce .However, V. other workers re- pect the installation emnloyes* icket lines, most long distance ervice and other operations andled manually will stop Friday. Dial telephone service will not e affected until breaks occur, 'here will be no one to repair he breaks and union spokesmen iave estimated that dial service vill bog down in a week or ten ays after the picket lines are ormed. The strike became a certainty vhen ah early morning conference jetween U. S. Conciliator J. R. "Mandlebaum and union and company officials collapsed. The union originally sought . an average $6 weekly pay increase but said its latest proposal was - a modification" of this. IT has not said what the modification was. The men install, switchboards and switchboard equipment < and .heir strike ma,y,,result, ir^/union,; switchboard'! : op6fato"rs*" failing ' to • report for work. The equipment workers are a sister union of the striking Western Electric Employ- es Association. Union leaders have said they believed the 263,000-member National Federation of Telephone Workers would strike in sympathy. The NFTW has said it would not cross picket lines established by the equipment union. The Western .Electric Employes Steel Increase of $4 Ton is Considered By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH Washington, Jan. 0 — (/P)— A steel price increase of about $4 a ton — $1'.50 more than the limit previously sol by OPA — was re- porled under consideration by the govornnient today. Officials in a position to know but who could not bo identified by name said they understood Re- conversion Director John W. Snyder and Stabilization Administrator John C. Collet had decided the higher price should be allowed, despite sharp protest by Price Administrator Chester Bowlos. The slcel industry, facing a .strike next Monday, has been holding out for an increase of $7 a ton as a condition to resuming collective bargaining on the demand of the CIO Steel Workers' Union for a $2 a clay wage boost. Officials said llial while no firm decision had been reached on the amount of a steel they expected one time now." price increase, "at almost . Association and the ACEW are af> filiated with the telephone union. All are independent unions. Littoe Rock, Jan. 9 — (VP)— Approximately 100 employes of the Western Electric company iri Ar- their job "today to national communica- feansas quit ioin in the tions strike. The employes, all members of the National Federation of Telephone Worker, are represented by si. M. Langley of Little Rock. The walkout, Langley said, was, in compliance with order from national union official. Western Electric handle construction •work in Arkansas in connection with the Southwesrn Bell Telephone Company and the American Telephone and Telegraph company. Most of the striking employes work in the Little Rock branch but others were idle at Texarkana, Hot Springs, Earle, Carlisle, Forrest City, McGehee, Fort Smith, Fay- elleville and Van Buren. Six Persons Lose Life as Cab Overturns Liltle Rock, Jan. 9 —(#)— Herman Sibley, 25, of Little Rock, driver of a taxi-cab which carried six persons to their deaths last night when it overturned into - rain. swollen creek on the 12th Street Pike, was charged today with negligent homicide. The charge was filed by Prosecuting Attorney Sam Robinson and Sheriff Gus Caple. Sibley was released under $1,000 bond. Ihe stand in steel conversations wilh Presidenl Truman that $2.50 a Ion is the maximum increase lhal could be allowed within the framework of the administration's wage- price policy. Washington, Jan. 9 —1/1')— A blitz strike call threatening to paralyze most of the nation's communications systems today gave the administration a new labor dispute headache. Authorized by a quick telephone vote last night, the new strike calls out a majority of the country's communications equipment workers — the men who install and maintain 'phones. Other telephone unions have said they would not cross any picket lines set by the installation workers. That would mean union switchboard operators would no report for work. With steel, meat packing and Continued on Page Two ever, that they cannot meet wage increase demands unless they get more for their meat. The increase in butter reportedly recommended prices— lo Sla- bilization Chief John C. Collel— would be designed lo place but lei- makers in a position to complete with makers of other dairy products. Under present price regulations, more money can be made by diverting bulter-fal inlo cream, ice cream and some other dairy items. DIET TROUBLES? Chicago, Jan. 9 — (fP>- A corselet, a vest-like leather garment worn by an Egyptian dandy back around 1500 B.C., has reposed in the Chicago Natural History musueum lor 50 years. Yesterday the guard noticed the corselet, waS missing and the case Little Rock, Jan. 9 — (/P)—A taxicab carried six persons to their deaths last night when it overturned into a rain-swollen creek aboul three miles from Lillle Rock. Two survivors, including the driver who told investigating officers the cab's lights partially failed as he approached the Rock. Creek bridge. The dead, all of whom Coroner H. A. Dishong said had drowned were: Otho Lee Bennett, 30, Lillle ROCK. J. NT. Albright, 26, Litile Rock. Mrs. Thieola Marie Clark, 27, North Little Rock. Mrs. Gladys Kozak, North Little Rock. Clay N. Williams, a soldier stationed at Camp Chaffee, and an unidentified soldier. The soldiers' bodies were taken to Camp Robinson in an army ambulance and the other victims were removed to two Little Rock funeral homes. R. A. Splawn of North Little Rock, another passenger, was given emergency_ treatment at said they Baptist Stale hospital The two surviv •-• made attempts to rescue the vie- where it was kept was broken by Urns who were trapped in the back. the thief who stole it. seat of the cab. 1

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