Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 5, 1946 · Page 1
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Fa§e Six Old Folks' Home Burns and 13 Die Cleveland. Feb. 4 — (UP) — The Gariield Heights (ire and police departments today were conducting a painstaking investigation into the cause of. the flash fire Saturday which took the lives of 13 elderly patients at the Jennings Hall home for the aged there. Neither department would comment on its findings. The fire was followed by a series of minor explosions. The home housed 62 persons. The toll rose to 13 y with HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Scharnhorst and the von Tirpitz, line one wall of his office, the gift of his son. Ens. John McCel'lan Arkansas congressmen are not letting the Navy Department forget that the people of the state, some of them anyway, want that silver service off the Battleship Arkansas turned over the state for public exhibition in a museum. A letter bombardment directed at Navy Secretary James Forrcstal elicited a pledge that when Congressman Norrell's bill, to authorize the Navy to let the state have the silver, is referred to his department for a recommendation, he will urge its passage. To the suggestion that the Navy should keep the service for the next U.S.S. Arkansas, the congressmen counter with the proposal that, when that time arrives, the state 4u j Yi. i T ° -i.-Mt.-nuiv win, wnen mat time arr vcs, the state the death of James \Vaters, 84. St. be permitted to present another Alexis hospital reported that Mrs | silver service. They mainta" that S U i* b « C "l S^"' '?;;,>!^. stl " *e °t«8!"«l service, bought, with in a very critical condition." Of the 11 taken to hospitals. three were dismissed. The other 38 persons were being cared for by relatives or friciTds Mount Mary convent. -o contributions of thousands of Arkansas residents about three decades ago, is as uniquely historic as the old ship herself. Capitol Talk or by During the war just over, the 'Arkansas" was the oldest bailie- ship in the fleet. She was commissioned in the Philadelphia Navy Yard September 17, 1912. In 1914. she landed a battalion of troops at Vera Cruz, Mexico, and in January, 1917, she furnished a guard of honor for the funeral Washington. Feb. 4 - The fill- G™ Dewev nercfof ' buster which FEPC opponents in- World* War ?* there was sist should properly be termed a I lively little naval a "debate js causing onc Arkansan "Arkansas" did her a bit of inconvenience. He is Rear Admiral Earle Watins Mills, who went from his home with the Grand Allied Fleet at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands. In World War II. she was a con- to Little Rock io the United States VO v escort unUl D d-,v "'In ° r^T Naval Academy to begin a naval Then she pa t cip^ed'in the Hrsi career that, in the years whicn o f tho four invasinnc i n ,,.K" u i have elapsed, has brought him " to sec vtolen action On D any responsibilities and nonors. dav she took ivu-t in ihr, M On January 11 President Tru- rn^ndy bombardmenf when AmeT man designated Admiral Mills to icans invaded sou thorn BV^ replace Admiral Land as head of she bombarded Cherbourg- taFebl the Maritime Commission. At the ruary, 1345, half-way aFoitnd the same time, he nominated him fnr ,,^,-iii t --- .u_ V, _ ' , ' lluu nci ine same time, he nominated him for the rank of vice admiral. For a few days, there was a mild threat of opposition to the appointment but that apparently has died down. But the FEPC argument has prevented the presentation of the presidential appointment, a preliminary to action by the Senate Naval Affairs Committee. The committee already has reported favorably a bill to enable Admiral Mills to keep his naval status and perquisites in his new post. -- - ~~ > --«•- •• u j inuv.iin.1 tllL; world from the French coast she participated in the Iwo Jinia bombardment; a month later, she was at Okinawa. Now as every one surely must Know by this time, she rests at ban Pedro, Cal., before her last assignment — a sacrifice to forthcoming navy atom bomb tests. Cargistration Dates Car Regirstration Dates Little Kock, jfeb. 4 — In moving me automobile registration period, - -i • — - ,, — — ".* ---- ; , . i me eiuujmuoiie rcsu The admirals service includes and confinino it tri th« "™ *"7i,~ — i during World War I, J nuary A-kans'as ° - " service afloat ar , nuary A-kansas annnrm,! v, as assignment on- the U.S.S. Ar- ^ne counter "c a £ucra frond* kansas among other ships during) Most states have be°en shiftine peace years, and duty as assistant : othe- seasons " g chief of the Bureau of Ships since . tha?'jamn?v is November 1, 1942. His work in that i mas spondrng time and Service Medal, which was presented January 14. Although long away from Arkansas, he has an insatiable interest in what goes on in his home state, and he takes an active part in activities of the Arkansas State Society here. family budgets it is an imposition ' rates space in year. In I many states, weather conditions i and crop seasons hayc been pri- jmary factors in fixing dates fo [registering cars. Arkansas is onc of seven states collecting license fees in January- three havo December expiration ber of the Senate Naval Affairs Committee as because he has the German fleet (in miniature) in his office. Models of ships in the now happily: extinct navy, including the Relief At Last For Your Cough Creomulsion relieves promptly because It goes right to the seat of the trouble to help loosen and expel germ laden phlegm, and aid nature to soothe and heal raw, tender, in- named bronchial mucous membranes. Tell your druggist to sell you a bottle of Creomulsion with the understanding- you must like the way it quickly allays the cough or you are to nave your money back. . CREOMULSiON for Coughs, Chest Colds, Bronchiri of " -.-«.*..., tin v.w in .rxpiu; inree October and November; one as June 30, and the other five at varying intervals through the year One, Wisconsin, has adopted a I monthly system of dating the license tags with coded numerals so that the liceses expire at different times. Washington, Feb 2 — Congressman Oren Harris, whose Arkansas district produces most of the nation's southern pine lumber is pleased, but far from satisfied, with Stabilization Administrator John C. Collet's directive allowing dealers to up the price an average of $325 per thousand board feet about May 1, provided they meet quarterly production goals based upon an annual delivery of nine billion board feet. This annual production goal points to an increase of approximately one and a half billion feet over the 1945 output. Harris described the new price raise authorization as "welcome" but cau- itioned that it "will not solve the he spires of St. Louii Cathedral have pointed heaven, •ward for more than two centuries, while below tome of the most stirring and important events in American history transpired—the struggle between the French and Spanish for dominion . . . surrender of the British to General Andrew Jackson ... the Louisiana Purchase. This hallowed edifice in the French Quarter of New Orleans i, a part of our beloved America that every American ihould see ... and feel! MILITARY TRAVEL STILL IS HEAVY, but vocation trip, soon can be made. Go the most comfortable and enjoyable way t f • on tho AU-CONDITIONIO • JIRjAMUNID Of >fte HYING CROW, whith o/.o serves BIAUMQNT LAKE CHARUS PORT ARTHUR KANSAS C?"S) S OUTHERN V» - r - s.&ned~ •% DEPOT TICKET OFFICE * TEL. 196 Monday, February 4, Here's Peek ot Future—Radar-Confrolled Air Freighters Marker tunes plane Marker idles engines. Beam marker Beam marker sets radio to landing extends wheels and flaps / plane radio for beam wave length X. / No. 2 wave length Curved \ landing x beam No. 1 beam signal Towc'r operator starts tt\e plane \ \ Landing beam transmitter Marker kills engine; sets the brakes No. 2 beam signal Airport marker sets plane radio for No. 1 beam length Starting airport 1 (Mcchanix Illustrated photo from NEA) U - C -° n ° in ph ° t0 nbove - arc sccn :1S rcal Possibilities for speedy ^™- , AS visualizcd - the crcwlcss cargo ships will bo com- hv rmnnH rnn found by radar. Diagram at bottom shows how beam signals, set up by ground transmitter* set suitable distances apart, will guide the planes along their routes. lumber producers' problems entirely." Stumpagc costs, not subject to price controls, are still soaring, and a delegation of Arkansas lumbermen who came to the capilol seeking higher ceilings for lumber prices last November declared that i.iey were forced to sell dressed lumber at a loss. Many, they said were getting out of the business of production. Price concessions were made November 29 to tho extent of allow ing a S2.50 per thousand board feet increase to larger concerns, and ?4 to smaller producers. However, even as that was not smficicnt to avert what Congressman Harris terms a "chaotic" condition in the industry, so also will the new directive, in his opinion prove inadequate to stamp out flourishing black markets. "The consumer will suffer as much as any one," he said, "from the black market activities which both the lumber dealers and OPA admit exist. Houses built of the green lumber which constitutes the black market stock soon deteriorated. "If the stabilization director! could have seen his war clear to a ] $3.50 increase at this time, believe the situation could have been ' effectively relieved." Credit Senators with Assist It's no secret on Capitol Hill that Arkansas's two senators had considerable to do with influencing the decision of President Truman to delay for 60 days the repatriation of prisoners of war whose services are needed in agriculture. After taking up the matter with the War Department and apparently not making much headway, benator Fulbright directed a le't- ter to the president, and reminded him that the cotton crop was late, and although short was far from completely picked. Hundreds of Arkansas farmers, and farmers of other states as well, would be adversely affected if the prisoners were sent home at this time. Senator McCIollan registered a vigorous protest to withdrawal of the prisoners until the cotton crop had been harvested. Now that the president has agreed with the senators position, the prisoners will be on hand not only to finish gathering the 1945 crop, but also to help with the planting for 1940. Bothersome Law Little Rock, Feb. 2—Ere long Attorney General Guy E. Williams will issue an opinion in response to questions of County Judge Strozier of Sebastian county regarding the UJ4.T separaling congressional primaries from Ihoso for other offices; and most lawyers believe that he cannot fail to rule that the legislature is without power to require counties to pay the congressional primary costs. Few quorum courts made aprop- pnations, and those counties' judges are going to object lo using their lax revenues for such a purpose if others disregard the law But apparently tho legislature does have authoiity to fix ciatcs for party primaries. Thus, a declaration that only the provision thai attempts to solve the cost problem will not clear up a muddled situation. Tho Lanoy administration is adverse to calling tho General Assembly into session—a natural al- tiludo of most governors; despite Ihe fact that it was through legislation enacted at special sessions that won widest anprobalion for former Governors Carl E Bailey and Thomas C. McRac. In Washington,, the members of Congress, who wore not advised that such a bill had been introduced in tho stato legislature until after it was passed and signed by tho governor, arc expressing privately the opinion that it is unworkable: but unless tho governor asks thoir advice they probably will make no suggestion to him relative to its repeal. Barbs By HAL COCHRAN Maybe we could got India to buy some of our Liberty ships. They worship while elephants. If some people didn't have troubles they couldn't carry on a conversation. When a girl's face is her fortune it usually runs into a neat figure. Men who live tho longest arc those who never do anything in a hurry, says a doctor. That should be encouraging to some waiters. Where College Honors Truman L This is the Knowles MemoriaJ Chapel at Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla., where President Truman will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities during his Florida vacation. Meet the Amazing McTurk You never can loll — the boy who saves old magazines may grow up to be a dentist. Cosier of Haarlaern printed the fir^l book about H10. Usually you have to achieve high stardom in Hollywood before receiving the accolade of having your foot or handprints immortalized in cement in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theater, but Joe McTurk (nee Robert C. McCracken) of New York t'^tyi got them there before even starting to seek a movie career. To win bets with his Army buddies in Alaska, Joo lugged a 590- pound block of cement, complete with his hand and footprints to the theater, and, when the manager wasn't looking, placed it in the court, chained to a palm tree. McTurk was hilien by Ihe Hollywood bug after being starred in a series of funny photographs that ran in 40 editions of Yank Magazine. He's shown in one of them, above. Veterans of Foreign Wars Basketball Tournaments Are Next By TED MEIER New York, Feb. 4—(/!>)— With only- two teams — Navy (7-0) from among the major quintets and Ot- tcrbcin (!)-0) among the smaller schools—lefl in the unbeaten ranks, interest in college basketball began to shift today lo the annual postseason tourneys. Notre Dame and West Virginia, both under consideration for bids to the CAA and National luvita- tifin tourneys at I\ Garden, had their perfect spoiled Saturday night. The Irish lost to Northwestern, 50 to 35, at Chicago while the Mountaineers were tripped by Temple, •!!! to -12. jSquaio Garden invitation tourney at Philadelphia. Both had won 111 I and elect to compote there instead slrniglit. Navy kept its slate clean lot in the NCAA eliminations. Last by whipping Columbia, 02-41. year Tennessee, Rhode Island, De- Unofficially these are the teams I l i:ul1 - v/L ' st Virginia, Bowling under consideration in the various K'leen, Ronssclacr, St. John's and NCAA districts: (Season record in i Muhlenberg wore the eight teams figures). | picked for tho Garden affair. District onc — Rhode Island! Perhaps the three most oulsland- national tourney. District six — the Southwestern (.•(Inference champion, which will be either Baylor 17-2 or Arkansas 11-3, is expected to be named. Arkansas was picked last year. District seven — no teams definitely mentioned yet, but Wyoming Ki-1, Brigham Young 10-7, Colorado Univ. 0-4 and Utah 10-0, arc best prospects. Brigham Young up sot Wyoining Saturday night. Ulan gol tho bid a year ago. District eight — the nomination will go lo Ihe Pacific coast confer ence champion. Al present Houlh- em Caliloriiia and California are tied in tho southern division, with all live loams, Idaho, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington Slate, in tho rutininj' for the northern title. The winners ot the Madison Sqii-Vre lwu divisions will meet for Ihc con- records ''-•i-i''«-'o title Last year Oregon i (-presented the district Many of the above loams also may receive a bid lo the Madison By N. G. PARKER Ramsey-Cargile Post 4511 The spirit of the returning veteran is viewed as one that is more than aroused by the fltig-waving of prewar days. Patriotism is by all means an American heritage and ine of the most colorful freedoms if our great country. But. war is the most thorough teacher that -ould descend uoon a civili/.ed world. Our over-seas war-torn men of America are returning with a type j£ knowledge beyond any that can ; v attained in our greatest of educational countries. They are rctuniing In our community a* v.cll a:j communities all over our country, with a broader sense, a more- mutual understand |and the realization that they must stand united in our peace us they did in tho war. Our veterans well understand the need for unity to increase the power by which they can gain in the rights and benefits of the veteran. An outstanding example of the veterans viewpoint in unity is shown in the fact that every broad-minded and ':loar-thi!-,!cing overseas man is joining the ranks of his fellow-fighters in our organization. The Veterans of foreign Wars a! the United Slates. The V. F. W. is standing strongly in its program lor the veteran, its oi.i. tniti ' ;llc I2 "'' Hol - v O () ss U-l Harvard 8-1, and Dartmouth lll-.j which got off to a bad start but now lias won eight in a .row. [and paul. best I'ults was picked last year. District two — Muhfcnberg Ml. \Vest Virginia KM. New York Univ. ,12-1, Syracuse H\-2 12-2. Cornell 11-3, s.t. John's Brooklyn) ]l>-3. Temple, 7-fi, is .lossibihty because of its lough schedule. NYU was the 1945 choice. District three—Navy 7-0, North Carolina 10-2, Duke !•!-•!, Kentucky 15-2, Louisiana State 0-1. Tonnes- «ee 103, Tulanc 11-2.. Kentucky •cprcsentcd Ihe district last year. District four — committee hasn't net yet, but Iowa 121, Ohi ing games of this week are Notre e against New York Univer- Nav.v against North Carolina Oklahoma A. M. against Do- The Aggies now boasl the winning streak—-14 — in Ihc .country since losing their only Colgate i game to Depaul. 4U-42, early in the season. Current leaders in the various conferences: The big tor.—Iowa Baylor: Pacific con: Idaho: Pacific coast and Calilornia tied: : Southwest— >t (north) — (South)--USC . Missouri Val- le.v-Okla Aggies; Kastern Inler- i collegiale-Ciirnell:. Southeastern — 'Louisiana State and Kentucky tied; big six — Kansas: Southern — KM "Tiiiii-nn" i-> "•>"" w'T' "n" " i ' )u;a - lj 'H sovon---Brigham Young; 10 .1. Indian.! L.-2 Notre Dame \ R 0(;kv Mountain - Colorado col- H-l, Depaul 134, Bowl- j ,,,,,<.. M:1S!)11 DJNOn _ AllK ,,. if , ;in Valparaiso 107 Univ: Ohio Conference—Otcrbein; Middle Atlantic (section one> — 'Muhlenberg; Middle Atlantic (scc- Aggies I tion twoi — Ursimis ;Midwcsl Athletic—Coc. A MTTER OF PRINCIPLE Manila. Feb. 4 — l/l'.i— Antonio Sanjuan. Manila's one-armed ban- 'dit, is dead but that didn't make anv difference to tho courl. Judge Rarianol Dcla Rosa sentenced him posthumously to six months in jail for participating a $230.0(10 hank robbery. Tho court, said the judge, never had been informed officially of the fatal shooting of Sanjuan by an unknown person last month. KM, Akron ng Green 204 and •ate high. Ohio Stale was the 1945 choice. District five — Oklahoma 15-1 and Kansas 15-1. The Aggies got the bid last year and won Ihe policies are clear cut and unequivocal. It is expanding on an exceedingly large scale with but one objective, and that is to build a • powerful united veterans front that can and will demand the best and only the best concerning the issues, problems and welfare of the ir.cn who wore Ihe uniforms of Ihis country on foreign soil, foreign .seas and in the air over A.xis powers. In strength and unity Iho vct- erans of the V. F. W. will "bo armed sufficiently to bailie against public apathy on the problems and matters of veteran welfare. Let it be announced at thi.s lime that our local post has a Service Officer, who handles the following services for the veterans of Hcmpslcad county: veteran's insurance, veteran's claims, dependent claims and genera! information concerning the veteran and families of the .veteran. Norf Glen Parker is the service officer for the local post. To the wives, mothers, sisters and sweethearts of the members of our local post, Attention: Plans arc now being made for the organ:•/-,( inn or n-ir r>nst Auxiliary. Thinl- it over and make your plans to join this Auxiliary. The next regular mooting of our post is on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:,'iO sharp in the V. F. W.' h-d' nt North Elm and West avenue B. Come and bring a new member. New Dodge Draws Record Crowd H re ••;•!•.<; li i pn "• 1 Fast Second^ four door sedan') Rocord-brcakim; c , ..ds lurncct out over Ihe wee;. I94G Dodge as it' was presented tho showroom:; of II. H, Motor companv, street. The car, a deluxe _„. in a beautiful now rod, was given .. special sotting in the showrooms, and Mr. lljuimi said: "Kriday night, after Ihe display' was completed. I drove around the. block three times lo look al il—' myiiolf." The showrooms of Hamm Motor company. Dodge and Plymouth dealer, wore jammed all day Friday and Saturday, and crowd's continued If) como in (mlay. The 1910 Dodge features a stainless sleel front, and beautiful treamlining throughout. DOG EXCHANGE llogasvillc, C!a., Fob. 4 —(/I 1 )— Two years ago Will H. Perkins re- jorlod his clog, Fiji, had been stolen, but now he fee Is there has icen a settlement. Perkins found a nole on the door if his home and a puppy lying on he porch the other day. The note iaid: "I took your lillle d:i|.;, but am caving you a liltle puppy in the )laco of il." Iff H^WSfri^-it 1 ii It is estimated th: every five Amorii east two contests ; I one out of ans enter at year. FLUSH KIDNEY URINE Benefit wonderfully from famous doctor's discovery that relieves backache, run-down feeling duo to excess acidity in the urine People everywhcro nro fiiulinff nmnztng relief from painful symptoms of bladder Irritation caused l>y ex cuss ncidity in thn urine. DR. KILMER'S SWAMP ROOT «ct» fast on tho lildm:ys to easo discomfort l>y promolinff tha flow of urine. 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We Appreciate Your Lousiness MONTS SEED STORE The Leading Seed Store They Came..* •••I m • They Placed 'The Smoothest Car a Float" If you haven't seen this Beautiful New Car — Don't wait — Come in or drive by — Now On Display at Your Dodge-Plymouth Dealer 209 East 2nd Street Phone T,'-*. ^ -r'- »<<•>•V iV-* „** >• <'i, •* -© Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by Tho Editor Alex. H. Washburn Will Price Revision Settle Steel Strike Issue? Press dispatches from Washington the last .11) hours indiralc the government is hoping lo net over ^lhe hurdle of union wage demands in the steel industry by granting a substantial increase in tne ceiling price of steel—thus ending the strike. The government, being political by nature, may be considered interested first and foremost in sclll- ing the strike. Hut the sleel industry, being "an economic institution—and a longtime one at that—is probably more concerned ' pen aftei it. WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms, locally severe, this afternoon and ^pnight; colder tonight and in northwest portion this afternoon. Strong shifting winds. may Ihe strike than duiii A hint to Ibis effect was dropped ' 47TH YEAR' VOI 47 _ NO M/in TL/M<.. VUL. 'M - INU. 96,000 Killed by Accidents in U, S. in '45 Chicago, Feb. , r > — (/I 1 ) — Accidents in Ihc United Slates in 19-15 cost. the lives of !)(i,(IOO persons, injured KUOO.miO and the estimated ecu nomic loss was fivo billion, two hundred million dollars, Iho Na lioital Saflely Council said today. stor of HoD0 ' 1899 -' p "»s. 1927. Consolidoted Jonunrv 18. 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5~ 1946 Tho council said that the loll was only 1 per cent above 1!M4, but Senate, Upset by Filibuster Within Filibuster, May Have to 'Start All Over Again' by Benjamin I 1 '. Fail-less, president of U. S. Steel, in his radio address January 2',], when he said: "Uniled Slates Steel corporation can nol \oluntarily be a parly to an unsound and uneconomical program which may result in financial ruin for many small concerns, which are vital lo the industrial future of our country." I was in Pittsburgh the weekend Ihe strike was called,, met many stool men—and was surprised to nole, afterward, that of •' all that crowd only one was an actual manufacturer of steel. Most of these "steel men" weren't selling steel—they were buying it! They were wnat are called "fabricators" -~ buying the finished metal and starting it along tin:, mail to the finished metal article. But these fabricators are as big, perhaps, as the actual manufacturers of steel. Their plants arc immense --;kml their employes run into the hundreds of thousands. ( £_ Any increase in the prime inan- !: ^ufaclurors' costs must be passed on lk to them, plus an additional percentage for profit- and then there arises the spectre of what will happen to steel as a metal in the ceaseless war with aluminum, wood, and other competitive materials. No one is a free agent in thi.s matter—neither government, the steel companies, nor Ihc union. For what happens after the strike is just as impoiianl as business of settling the strike now. * y * * " ,.) BY .lAMES THRASHER UNO's Site and Substance 'ine pre-natal ;(ncl infanl his- lory of tho United Nations Organ- i/al.ion lias been marked by a considerable conflict of aims and attitudes. And nowhere, il seems to us, has one side of thai conflict boon more aptly illustrated than in a London dispatch purporting to explain Russia's preference in the mailer of a site for tho permanent UNO headquarters. Whether or not _ the story i.s aulhcnlic in every re- ^-j. spcct, it is not, unfortunately, in-1 » : credible. ^ AccorfUng. lo.ihjs slov.y, .Ihc VUv»-.! "sianH favor tho New York area "because they feel sure of a .sympathetic press in thai region." Thai is as if an actor had invested all his money in a new play, and yet was more concerned with the critics' reception of his own performance than with the show's success or failure. Other governments probably share this Russian attitude, for , old habits of diplomatic thinking "'* are not easily broken. But the Russian leaders" in particular have made liltle attempt lo disguise the fact that they are chiefly concerned with making their national policies good, with making them look good, and with tolcralin-.', no opposition to the attainment of their national goals--United Nations or no United Nations. It might appear to an outsider that the present Russian loaders are operating as if they would always be the Russian government. They i,3 seem to consider present division:, and alignments pci mani-nt. Tlu-y , seem to espouse the Uniled Nations more for present and expedient purposes than out of a d"sire lo subordinate private interests in rivaling a p,.'ace-ensuring organi/.alioii which is amendable but enduring. All Ibis may bo unjust lo Russia's long-range motives. I'.ut in the light of her postwar actions, il is possible- to believe that hi r govorom'-nl might b" influenced in 111' 1 sole- tion of a permanent UNO site by the *"" local and impermanent promise of a favorable press. To lll'islrale Ihe opposite view, there i.s a statement by !>:'. Sto.van tiavnlovich, head of ilu- UNO site- seeking delegaliun. Slres.-'ing Ihc need of the UNO headquarters for ample space, he said. "We are building not for live sears but for from :'i2 to 1:">0') year:;. Il will he ' ' We .',el a clear view of il if you gel away from the immediate future." Sueli a line of Dunking sei-ius necessary in M-ln-ting Die United Nations Oi-gani/aliou's fill o recourse as well as its future lioim-. The UNO members also must gel a clear view beyond the immediate future, and must think in lei'ios of Till or 1500 years. Yet. of course, tho UNO mnsl live and grow from day to day. II in'ist find and correct its weaknesses thi'o.igh day-to-day experience, wflhout losing the deep perspective. ' There arc those today who have already given up on Die United Nations Organization, and for two reasons. Some find lhal it strays too fiir from Die traditional concept of national sovereignly, and so would abandon it or pervert its aims Others find Dial it clings too i-losc lo the sovereignly concept, and so would supplant it with a world government Certainly tin- UNO. as presently constituted. has glaring weaknesses Bui 1'ie.v an.- not glaring c-noiii-'h to have turned the high hopes ol a year ago lo complete .•despair. JAPS PLAN JOB RELIEF 'fokvn Feb. "i --i/l'i--- Unemploy- ment'relief for nearly 2,7. r .(),00() persons i.s planned in a new program mapped by Iho Japanese government, the newspaper Mainicni said today. that Ihe comparison was mislead ing "because il does not accurate: l.v depict Iho seriounrss of Die enrienl accident problem." "The MM5 increase is as small as il is only because of a natural and drastic reduction in accidents lo military personnel," the council said. "Actually, figures show Dial UK- nation celebrated VJ day by going on a prolonged traffic speed thai, hasn't ended yet." Ifi.f.OOO, against lfi.000 up 3 per Isaflic deams rose only 1.3 per cent over Ine same period in 1944. while from V-,1 day Aug. 14) lo the end of tin.- year Die traffic death loll shot up 3(i per cent. Deaths from accidents in lO-lfi as compared with 1041 wore: Total: iKi.tlOO, compared with !)5, 237, an increase of one per cent; molor vehicle; 2f!.. r >00, against 24,2!!2, up 17 per cent; home: 33,!)00, against 33.000, up 2 per cent; occupational: 10,000, the same .as in 1044; public (not motor vehicle): Ifi.nOO, against l. r >,000, op 3 per cent: military personnel: (i,!>()(), against I 1.500, down 43 per cent. The l!)4f) all accident death rale was 71.(i per hundred thousand population. Only five years since l!)()f)' bail lower rates and the lowest— CM.4 lor 1021 — was only 4 1-2 pel- cent less than tbo l!M!i rate. Novel theless, the council said, one in every 1,'i persons in the Unit otl Slates suffered a disabling in jury in 1945. The eslimalrd economic loss of $5.200.000,000 from accidents in 15145 covered both fatal and 11011 fatal mishaps and included wage losses, medical expense, overhead costs of insurance, production delays, damage lo eouipment properly damage from traffic dents and fires. Deaths of children under decreased 1 per cent in 1!)4!>, a 4 per cent increase was record od in accidents fatal lo children in Ihe 5-14 ago group. There were l(i per, cent fewer deaths in the 1524 year group, and 1 per cent fcwor for Iho 2544 group. Persons 4!) lo 04 years old bad a 7 per cent in crease in deaths and older persons a 6 per cent rise. T»»adAj)'s cilics.in Iho si;: pi/.mla lion groups for 1045, on the basis of the number of traffic deaths per 10,000 registered vehicles, include: 100,000250,000: Trenton, N. J., 1.1; Wichita, Kas., 1.8; Evansville, Ind. Washington, Feb. 5 ..... I/I')— The Senate today had a filibuster within a filibuster, except that some Senators said it wasn't really a filibuster al all. Mosl senators, however, peered into the Parliamentary fog and con eluded that southern Democrats now were filibustering on whether the Senate could consider <i petition lo end their first filibuster. They said Senate procedure was so badly tangled lhal they wore not ro it could gel straightened out except by unanimous agreement to 'start all over again." This would nean dropping tho filibuster • — if here is one — and also dropping tho bill lo establish a permanent Fair Kinphiymenl Practices Com- 0)—. Senate Democratic Loader Alben W. Barkloy, Ky. .said it was, loo, a filibuster, and tried lo file a bipartisan petition lo limit debate. Acting Senate President Kenneth D, McKollar, Tonn., ruled that the petition was "out of order" because technically the Senate is "coiTccUng" tho Senate journal — Iho minutes of Senate actions — for Jan. 17. The journal will have to be completed before cloturc can be considered, McKcllar ruled. Sen. James O. FJaslland, D., Miss., said the journal was in "just terrible" shape, and would need "hundreds" ol amendments. Son. John Overtoil, D., La., said Democratic party leaders were, supporting Iho bill to try lo win Negro 'API—Means Associated Press _<NEA)—Means Newsoaoer Enterorlse Ass'n. PRICE 5c COPY voles, "but as far as Iho southern Democrats are concerned. . . we don't want them." "Wo in the Republican parly mission to outlaw racial and relig ions discrimination. That's exactly the goal of the southern Democrats who have been ilibuslcring (?) against the FKPC | bill since it was called up Jan. 17. i want thorn, because tnoy'rc Ameri- Tho Senate Republican Steering cans," replied Sen. Homer 1C. Cape- committee meets today to talk n over but Committee Chairman Koberl A. Tall, U., olforcd no hope that they could come up with somo- Ihing to smash the "ifiibrcakablo" talkest against FEPC. Tho situation, said Taft, is coin- plica led. Sen. Richard 13. Russell, D., Ga., said the discussions that have continued for 20 days were a filibuster technically, but nol "spirit Italian Boy Loses Fight to Conquer Blindness Threat Baltimore, Feb. 5 — (/P)— Gian- fianco Cabbia, eight-year-old Italian ooy who underwent an operation recently at Johns Hopkins hospital in an attempt to restore his sight, is doomed to blindness. Dr. Alan C. Woods, director of the hospital's Wilmer Eye Institute, said last night that "his case Is hopeless." Gianfrauc.o, who hasn't yet been told of the latest development, was Kicked in the Jace by a German cavalryman's horse during the Na/.i occupation of Italy, and was Drought to this country American jl s who befriended him and •aiscd the money for the trip to his country. o This Winter Varied One ually," bccau.se practically all of the debate has involved FEPC. because they snapped Over nart, H., Incl. "You want thorn vote — that's why!' ton. Son. James M. Mead, D., N. Y., an FEPC supporter, said "the Now York Negro voted for Frank In; D. Roosevelt because he protected thu Negro •— wo welcome the Negro vote." "The Negro realizes that the Democratic party is the great lib oral force in tbo United States," Mead said. but to Ask Mercy of Court 1 It 1111 i)«-i I >' I • M ; i ,11. Hi.-. «« >•••• the capital of thu world. . . . must look ahead. You can )',< firand Hapids, Mich., Feb. !) — i UP > — The Rev. Frank K. Siplo, I'oi mer Church of God pastor and confessed poison-killer of bis 17- year-old daughter, Dororthy Ann, planned today to ask Ihc mercy of the courl when he faces possible first degree murder charges. Siple's defense attorney,'J.-'lin II. Vanderval, said Siplo w ! .!l nol change his plea of guilty, made on a temporary murder warrant, when In.- faces court tomorrow. Vandi.Twal said Siplo will try to impress Circuit .Judge Leonard D. Vei-dier that ho killed his daughter in I!):)!) as "an act of mercy to .save her from living Iho rest of her life in an asylum." The courl prepared In fix the de gix'o of murder after Siple was declared sane by a three-man commission of slate psychiatrists. In Michigan a first degree murder charge is mandatory when poison is involved. JEWS HURL' "CiREADES •Ii'Hisalem, Feb. , r i ---(n't • —rAmod .lews hurled Iwo grenades in atwo- way attack early today on the Salad pulici- headquarters, a police bulletin said. An Arab sentry was wounded (luring an exchange of gunfire- with one parly, on Thursday All law 'enforcement officers of I southwest Arkansas have been urged to attend a Dislricl Traffic Courl Conference lo be held al Die Hcmpslead county courthouse, in the circuit, courtroom, Thursday, February 7. Tho meeting, which will begin al !):.'i(l a. m. and run lo 4:HO p. m., with a noon-day luncheon al a local five' hotel, is aimed lo bolster the stale's drive to reduce fatal automobile accidents on the highways. Speakers will include: An Arkansas Supreme Courl justice; Attorney Genera! Guy Williams; Slate Police Chief J. R. Porter; Frank Clancy, in charge of the driver's license bureau; and olhcrs prominent in the program for traffic safety. An' 1 appeal to support those district meetings—being hold at seven places in tho stale—has been issued in a letter to all judges, prosecutors and peace officers by Griffin Smith, chief justice of Die Arkansas Supreme Courl. O " • Chinese Reds Are Accused of New Spree of Fighting Tientsin, Feb. 5—(A 1 )—Headquarters of tho 94lh Chinese government armv claimed today Communists attacked three villages north of hero Friday and disrupied Symphony to Play in Hope/ The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra has boen inyilccl lo Hope foi a concert some time in March, anc a meeting will bo hold here next Monday, February 11, lo organize a H'jpe Symphony Society. These wore Iho developments al a meeting of local citizens interest' cd in music last night al IIolol Bar low. Mrs. D. R. Pickard was namcc temporary chairman, and a seconc nccliny will bo held at the hole icxt Monday lo perfect the organ ization. Tho Arkansas Symphony Orchestra made a successful tour last season, drawing high praise in Memphis and other cities. The Fayettevillc heado.uarl.ers of the organization is novv_ arranging the 1946 tour. """"• """""' ' ' "' To assure the success of Ihe tour in thi.s area it i.s necessary to form a Hope Symphony Society, and this will be attempted next Monday night at 7:30. Symphony societies already have been formed in Tcx- arkana, Proscott and Malvcrn. communications along tho sin-Pukow railroad. Ticnt- Hcmpstead District Scout Leaders Will Dine on Wednesday Scoutmasters and assistant, scout masters of the Hcmpstead district will dino at Motel Barlow at 7 o'clock Wednesday night, Die main business being to plan to celebration of Boy Seoul week. The Boy Scouts of America will observe Their HOlh birthday February (! through February 14. All scoutmasters and assistants arc urged to attend Wednesday's dinner meeting. ITALIAN STRIKERS PARADE Rome, Fob. f>— (/'I')- -Aboul 10,00(1 striking eonslruction workers paraded .-Luda.y lo Vimiualo palace, | New seat of the government, lo demand higher pay. Between 11150 and li)4(), Die population of Ilu; carlh doubled, increasing from aboul 1,100,000,000 lo about 2.200,000,000. Syria, Lebanon By JOHN M. London, Fob. HIGHTOWER ~(A') — Syria and Lebanon handed the United Nations security council a new explosive issue today, asking withdrawal of all British and French troops from the Levant, while the council still ought to unravel the tangle re- ulling from a Russian attempt to se the veto power in the Soviet British disagreement over Greece. The veto issue, raised for the rsl time before tho council, locked action on the Greek ques on. H also required the council ) decide whether Britain and Rusia could vote on the question of vhethcr British troops in Greece vere endangering world peace, as barged by Russia. The British lave demanded complete exoner- ition of their actions in Greece. By United Press Unusual February temperatures .irevailed throughout most of the iou today, with weather maps recording a rna/.c ol sub-zero rc- puits, Uuststorms, fog and record warm readings. Below x.ero to temperatures were registered in the middle Mew ling- land sUileu, with Burlington, Vl., reporting the national low of nine dcgic.cs below zero. Only other extreme cold was in Muiuuna anti 'me. Liakotas. The mercury at Glasgow, Mont., fell to three below. Most of the midwest, on the other band, basked in unheralded mild temperatures. The federal lore- easier in Chicago predicted readings of ftf> Dclore nightfall, a new record. The temperature at Kansas City way 72 Jasi nignt, highest in .'ili ycais, and had iailen only nine degrees at midnight. JJnx./.lc and heavy logs blanketed the region from Central Illinois and Indiana as far north as Minnesota and Michigan's upper peninsula. Visibility was limited to one- eighth ot a mile, preventing planes from landing or taking off. Driving was described as hazardous except at greatly reduced speeds. Intense snowstorm condition centered this morning in southwes 1 Nebraska and Kansas. A dus storm, accompanied by 57-mile per-hour winds, was reported ii Kansas. On the west coast, San Francisco residents reported light snowfalls and fields in the ba_y area wen powdered during the night. '.About the future, the weathermat had only mad news: cold weathei moving ,in irom central Canad: with below freezing temperature •" sight-'-iiy-'.tiws-HWjsos May Seize Y. Tugs Radio Playlet on Atom Bomb Terrifies Paris, Which Takes Script for the Real Thing ' New York, Fob. 5 — (/I 1 )— Government seizure of strike-bound tug hoal operations in New York har bor was forccasl for today by city and federal spokesmen unless a last minute accord was reached to halt the day-old licup of commercial shipping in Iho world's busiest port. Members of Die striking Uniled Marine division of Die AFL Inler national Longshore-men's Association rejected, last night a settle ment program offered by Mayor William O'Dwyer. Warnings of imminent government action were greeted by cries, "let Truman steer the tugs." Later Capl. William Bradley, piesidenl of Die Marino Division, said the 8,. r i()0 striking employes would refuse to work under governmental control. Meanwhile, on another section of "11; eily's labor front, tho greater York CIO council, which claims to represent b'00,000 union members in the New York metropolitan area, called a two-hour work stoppage for Monday of all CIO members in the city except those engaged in "vital" services. Tho demonslralion was called in support of the. month-old strike of the CIO American Communications Association against Iho Western Union T o 1 e g r a p b Company. lO.xempt from participation are CIO membeis engaged in light, heat, power, transit, newspaper, 2O Missing as Liner Breaks Up Off Ai rind Lebanon, mandates in the former strategic Syria Crouch Vlicldle East, bused their case on ho claim that British and French roops have remained in their tcrri- ories "many months" aucr L:io end of the war with Gcnnai'.v and fapan and that "i;omc ot! these roops.have been a constant men-ice lo the poaco and security in liis region." A meeting ol representatives of .he five major powers — Britain. Russia, Franco, China and the Jnitod States — was called at the 'jrilish foreign office today specifi- ally to discuss the world food sit- lalion and possible United Nations action on it. But some officials speculated that tht! meeting might afford a chance for the key nations on the security council lo have a private talk about ways out of the threatened impasse. Shaken by disagreement, the council scheduled another meeting for 8:30 p. in.(2:30 p. m., Central Standard Time) tonight to decide formally whether Russia can invoke her veto power. The veto issue was raised by Andrei Vishinsky, Soviet vice commissar of foreign offairs, after seven members of the 11-natiqn security council said last night in Scward, Alaska, Feb. 5 — — Twenty persons were reported missing today as seven rescue ships battled heavy seas to remove about 3HO passengers and crewmen from the linor Yukon, which was torn in half during raging blizzard. The reports of the missinp came from -survivors from the doomed liner. Throe crewmen of tho ship were among the first to be brought ashore. They told how tho swirling rip tides swept the passenger liner against the base of lowering cliffs of Johnstone Bay, 48 miles cast of Scward. The crewmen were taken to a hospital for trcalmc-.it u> revive them from the experience of float- in;' for 30 minutes in the icy water. The said two small boats, bob. ! . in'-, i.. nijtiiinoLis waves, .•ok about 50 terrorized '--omen from the slanting a boated debate Russia's By JOHN MARTINCO Paris. Feb. 5 —UJPi —Parisians awoke today to find the world still intact afler a night of panic caused by a realistic radio broadcast de scribing the make-believe atomic Treeless Iceland i: large-scale planting frum Alaska wlnc'.i found suiliihle 1n th'.' ; planning a of spruces have boon climate. globe. Alarmed listeners surged inlo the slreels last night when an an nounccr said atomic waves wore .spreading across the Atlantic from Ihe Uniled Slates to Paris. Hundreds converged on the studios of Radio Diffusion Francaisc and the management appealed for police protection. Police guards were posted around tho building. Mothers hastily assembled children lo be with them at the end. Cases of premature births were re pulled and there were unconfirmed reports of suicides. Other terrified listeners flooded switchboards of Ihe radio station, newspapers and police with calls. he radio station tried to calm Jan Ihe inibJii- wiln repealed announce- If jiients thai Iho broadcast was "purely imaginary" but lislenors were hard lo convince. It was Orson Welles' pre-war broadcast of "Men from Mars" all over again. The broadcast was conducted by Jean Nocher under the title "Plai- form 70 or Die Atomic Ago." 11 began with a speech supposedly by an American professor dc scribing the process of atomic dis- iulegralion. Tho professor's speech ceased suddenly without explanation. Listeners were given to understand he had been disintegrated. Roving reporters described scenes as final disintegration approached. One of those characters said:. "Can our learned men stop this catastrophe'.' In the streets people are kneeling in prayer. Destruction is drawing near." The program suddenly was cut off and a soothing voice asked: "Well, you weren't to frightened were you? It was a good joke, wasn't it? This was a production of Jean Nocher." But the public was nol amused and Ihc station had to broadcast explanation every 15 minutes the rest of the night. It said: "Our broadcast, on the atomic age has provoked a certain emotion. We want to assure our list eners it was a purely imaginary account." Nocher. himself, could nol bo located after the broadcast. It was believed he had lefl town. news lions. service and health occupa- Guerrilla Chief, Decorated, Now Accused as Spy Manila, Feb. 5 —(/I 1 )— Marcos Abaci, Filipino guerrilla captain, received a bron/.o star from General Mai-Arthur a year ago for helping the American Ranges lib- crate Allied prisoner from Caha- naluan. Yesterday, still in uniform, he apoared in people's courl — to plead innocent to three counts of being a Japanese spy and informer a little earlier in the war. • •—o Government Turns Spain's Press Over to Faiange Madrid, Fob .5 --l.l'i—• The management of 34 of Spain's 109 daily newspaper.'; was returned today to direct control of the Totalitarian Faiange party after six months under direction of tho ministry of education. Tho Faiange party formerly 2as a branch of the government with its own minister in the cabinet. The party was separated from the government Jasi July. Nothing of Safford Plan By J. W. DAVIS Washington, Feb. 5 — (A') — Naval Captain L. P'. Safford said today ho acted without the knowledge of Roar Adin. Husband E. Kirnmel in undertaking a campaign lo clear ICimnirl of responsibility for the Pearl Harbor disaster. "Admiral Kimnicl did not know I was doing this," Safford told the Senate-House committee investigating Ihe Japanese attack which caught Pearl Harbor by surprise Dec. 7, 19-41. Kimniel was commander of the Pacific fled al the j time. ! Safford said he wont lo New York and saw Kimmel in mid-February, HM-l. This was one month after ho wrote a code letter lo Capt. Alwin p. Kramer, r-iying thai no one in the Washington naval high command could bo trusted and lhal Kimmel and the 1U41 army commander in Hawaii, Maj. Gen. Waller C. Short, had been framed. The flU-ycar-old intelligence officer described the meeting with Kimmol under questioning by Rep. Murphy (IJ-Pai. "I was in New York and wont lo his office and saw him personally," Safford said, .adding that he hail talked to no one else. Safford said he did not talk to Kimmol's counsel, Charles Rugg, until August or September of 19-H. "You made a special Irip to New York?" Murphy asked. "I was up there on a little leave," Safford replied. "1 took the iniHalive, not Admiral Kimmel." "Did you tell him aboul letters vou wi'ii- writing'.'" "No." "Did you tell bii letter lo Kramer lo for 'Ihe cause?' " "No." Safl'oid has testified that he wrote Kramer on Jan. 22, 19)<1, urging him to win over Admiral William F. Halsey to "the cause-." lie identified llns as a campaign to clear Kirnmel of any blame .as iho Pearl Harbor commander . charges against rcal Britain were unfounded. F r e n c: h authorities cstimale aboul fj.OOO French Iroops and 20,000 British troops are in Ihe Le- Vanl. The Syrian-Lebanese nole was dispatched to the office of Secretary-General Trygve Lie last nighl Faris Bey El Khoury, head of the Syrian delegation to the Genera Assembly, and Ha mid- Bey Fran gie, chief of the Lebanese delega lion, conferred personally with Lie today. "The presence of these Iroops which constitutes « grave infringe meat of the sovereignly of the two stales, members of Ihe Uniled Na lions, may give rise lo serious dis pules," Syria and Lebanon de clared. The Iwo Levant Governments the note said, had expected al along Chat the forces of both Bri lian and France would be with drawn as soon as Ihc war ended Rofening lo a joinl evacualioi agreement drawn up by the Brilisl and French last Dec. 13, the note said Iho agreement imposed condi lions "which were inconsislent will tho spirit and the letter of th United Nations Charter." As quoted in the letter, the Brit ish-French agreement provided: "Tho program of evacuation wil be drawn up in such a way lhal i will ensure the maintenance in th Levant of sufficient forces to guai anlee security until such time a the United Nations organization ha decided on the organization of co. lective security .in this zone (th Levant i. "Until these arrangements have been carried out, Ihe French government will retain forces regrouped in Lebanon." Progress toward carrying out the initial withdrawal from Syria was deadlocked by a disagreement on where the British troops wore to be sent. The French wanted tho British forces to regroup in Pales tine, a British mandate. The British wanted lo go into Lebanon with the French. n about your arrange things nti children ocks of the wrecked shia last igbl a few minutes before Ihe raft snapped in Iwo. 'Tho Yukon was pouned by 50- ool waves afler we went onto the ocks," Store Keeper Roger Basele said. "I saw some of. my uddies washed overboard a few Tiinutcs before I was. thrown into lie water myself." The 5,746-toii liner, carrying 371 lassongers and a crew of 124, from cward to Seattle, broke in two on lie roof. The stern half capsized ftcr hours of buffeting by 60- •nile winds and churning seas. "Everybody had been ordered to novc toward the bow half of the hip which remained firmly vedged on Iho rocks," Basselle laid. "Bui some of us didn'l make 1." He was swept overboard with Army Staff Sergeant Jack Rein- lold and the Yukon's assistant purser, Charles Scrivener. The three, tossed like corks in he raging seas, were washed to .ho foot of 300-fool cliffs whose :acc was so steep Ihey were unable lo climb ashore. Small rescue Doals picked them up, 30 minutes ater. "I don't know what happened to Lhe rest of those who went over board, "Bassette said. "Thank God we had life-belts." The rest of Ihe passengers and crew were huddled in the forward part of the vessel which was firmly resting on the rocks. Rescue workers hoped to,transfer them to safety this morning.. The center of the storm had passed to the east. Oil escaping from the battered liner calmed the seas last night enough for power launches lo approach the ship. The frightened women and children were lowered on swaying ropes to be taken to the freighter North Haven, and the naval transport Henry S. Failing which wore standing by. As the transfer was completed, thorn recently evacuated stern snapped off and teetered on the rocKS, threatening to plunge into the sea. Among the 496 persons aboard tho Yukon were 180 servicemen returning home from duty in Alaska, Mrs. John F.. Manders, wife of the mayor of Anchorage, her niece, Carol Trcadwoll, nine, and Mr. and Mrs. George Marsh, owners of Marshall, Alaska mine. Tho crews of the rescue craft worked all through tho Arctic night in the weirdly weaving beams of searchlights aboard the tossing ships in an allcmpt to transfer the passengers from the hulk of the ill-fated Yukon. The coastguard culler, Onondaga, was the first vessel to reach the Yukon. She came in within hailing distance of the linor at (i p. m., UST, nine hours after the Yukon had senl out her first SOS. The Onondaga was joined by Iho cutler Cedar, the vessels North Haven and the Henry S. Failing, iho navy salvage ship curb and the S. S. Zalinski and the patrol boat 107. But they were powerless to do anything in the face of the raging seas thai soul 2^-foot waves crash- Continued on Page Two Higher Prices Hay Break « Labor Jam By WILLIAM NEEDHAM Washington, Feb. 5— (IP)— An administration decision that the nation can afford to pay some higher prices in return for industrial peace and all-out production appeared in the making today. A high government official, who can not be identified further, predicted the White House will issue an announcement today or tomorrow, detailing changes in the present "hold-the-line" price policy. Allhough the modification will be aimed primarily at settlement of the 15 day old steel strike, this of ficial said, its terms also will apply to olher major industries involved in wage disputes. Key figure in any such revision of President Truman's wage-price orders is OPA Administrator Chester Bowles, who presumably outlined his position to the president during a 50-minute conference yesterday. Bolwes, il is understood, argued or an across-the-board policy change, as against "flexible" price control advocated by reconversion Director John W. Snyder. Bowles had contended that any pecial concession on prices for the sleel industry would slart a series of "emergency" concessions which would threaten OPA's whole sys- .em of price'controls. There were indications that the iirice chief was beginning to win Snyder over at least in part to his views. One White House official told a reporter the reconversion director now is "inclined favorably" to Bowies' argument and that the two men seemingly have reached working agreement. This official, who said he expected the approaching White House announcement to represent a "substantial revision" of the wage- price •policjf., -add&sl-'-tbat its jj neb'ef' i feet should -not be' drastic. The point was made that stabilization Director John C. Collet still will have to pass on requests for many prices rises and that these requests will be screened carefully. Emphasizing the necessity for quick action is the fact that Bowles must testify Thursday before the iouse Banking committee on a bill :o extend price control beyond its June 30 expiration date. Administration advisers contend he must in a position to discuss any change in wage-price policy. Of more compelling importance, lowever, is the fact that the ef feels of the steel tieup are hitting industry hard — particularly in automobile manufacturing — with the number of workers idle because of enforced shut-downs mounting swiftly. o China May Give Russia Concessions By SPENCER MOSOA Chungking, Feb. 5 —(/P)— Chiang Hong Kong World Famous for Pickpockets; Street Urchins mprove on an Ancient Art School Strike in Paris, Ark., Ends as 100 Go to Class, Paris. Ark., Feb. n - </l'i - Classes in tlie local high school buck to normal today after all of aboul 100 pupils who had remained 1 away from studies in prolesl of i disciplinary action taken against I one of their colleagues resumed j work on their textboks. ! The pupils began their strike j last Tuesday. complaining that Principal J. 13. Webb had been too severe in a punishment he ordered for onc of the high school boys. ^Thc strike faded rapidly by last Fiiday and the local school board paid no attention to tho complaint. By JAMES HUTCHESON i For Hal Boyle) Hung Kong, Feb. T> — l/l'i— An ominous "beware ol pickpockets" warning greets llong Kong visitors at ferry pieis, in tramcars and in public gathering places. You can'l say llx- police didn'l warn you. Hut street urchins have developed the ancient art to a new level. The fraternity slill has lone wolves who depend on a quiet approach, a flip of a dexterous wrist and a stealthy getaway. That's one idea which got $11,000 from ferry passengers' pockets a couple of days ago. But they're old-fashioned opera we're ' lul s W ' U) probably won't admit that ' the atomic c-ra has sunk the poi tenitialities of individual effort to an all time low. With an eye to modernization, half a dozen along one crowded street. Here's a Boylcs eye view of how a pickpocket gang operates: There is a milling crowd around the money changer booth when the customer steps up to have a hundred dollar note changed into local currency. The lookouts spot a bulging roll. As he slops into the jostling crowd on the sidewalk, the snatch gang moves in. One bumps him on the flank. Another jostles him from Ihe other side- a'nd a third from behind. Someone brushes close in front. That's when a hand darts for pen or wallet. But il didn't work with Boyle. His pen was half out of his pocket when he 'suddenly recognized the tactics and broke into the open with elbows swinging. In the congestion half block the younger generation of snatch-I further along the milling market THE STATE POLICE SAY: Driving is a full time job. One second of inattention may lead to a .serious accident. ITS lias adopted the woll'pack sys- ; teni. In its elemental form il has .brought to the pocket picking pro i fession what the "T" formation : brought to football — deception, a i hard-charging offensive and a quick breakaway. ; Hal Boyle, AP correspondent, •who has cupi-d with the most re; source-fill pickpockets from St. honis to Saigon, concedes with the I eye of a perfectionist that Iho boys are good but holds to the 'theory '.that for every new offense a de- jfense can be evolved. That's how he saved his wallet through three separate raids by a wolfpack of and lino plunge. With his arms he sent a place they moved in again. This time it resembled a combined end around play a sweep of pair of them tottering in surprise and a quick sidestep let another walk straight through the line— without a score. He entered a store. The gang stuck. Two squatted at the window like jackals, keeping their eye on the quarry inside. A couple of others sat on the curb trying to look disinterested. They ranged in age from about 12 to 18, all dressed in Chinese jackets buttoned tighl Continued on Page Two Kai-Shek told a press conference loday that "informal" discussions looking toward economic concessions to Russia by China are taking place. The generalissimo also hinted thai he might retire from active political life after a constituliona Democracy is eslablished. Asked if he would be a candidate for president when eleclions are held under the projecled new constitution, as soon as the power of government is restored to the people I have finished my responsibility." That was the second time within a week that Chiang had hinted he might not remain in office after the elections. Constitutional revisions are to be presented to the national assembly May 5. Chiang's acknowledgment that Russia was seeking economic concessions was made al a conference with foreign correspondents, who asked if discussions looking to con- cesions beyond published terms o£ the Sine-Soviet treaty were in pro- gross. His statement followed renewal of rumors that Russia is demanding joint ownership and control of mining and other enterprises in Manchuria. These rumors were sharpened by the return to Chung- king of Chiang Kai-Su, special commissioner for economic affairs discussions. Chiang said General Marshall's on the China's a'rmed forces. These would involve political problems "in which he might render assistance." Marshall, President Truman's special envoy, recently helped arrive at a truce in China's civil strife, conferred with both government and Communist leaders during the recent political unity conference, and is a member of a three-man .army reorganization commission. The generalixximo expressed confidence thai -Marshall, with his "wisdom and experience will succeed in accomplishing his mission." o This year's rice crop in the Philippines is only 60 per cent of normal. activities would center question of reorganizing

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