-I Poge Six .HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Tuesday, February 12, 1946 FDR's Words Hurt British, Says Article New York, Feb. 11—(UP^—President Roosevelt's statement in May 1941. that Germany was sinking merchant shipps more than twice as fast as Britain and America could build them damaged British prestige in neutral countries. Life magazine said today. Prime Minister Winston Churchill told a secret session of the House of Commons a month later that Mamoru Shigemitsu, Japanese ambassador to'London, was so alarmed at the possible effect of the president's statement on his country's war lords that he asked him (Churchill) for reassurance. Life magazine released the text of Churchill's speech today. It was fairly evident, the magazine said, that Churchill referred to the president's national emergency 1 proclamation of May 27, 1941. in which he said: "The battle of the Atlantic now Arab States Oppose N. Y. as UNO Seat London. Feb. U — ifP) — Two Arab states served notice today that they would fight to the last against New York as United Nations headquarters, objecting to "some political influences" there. Iraq and Saudi Arabia both protested the New York selection as a special committee of the United Nations general assembly slowly neared the point fovoting on a proposal come that New York should "be temporary headquarters. with a permanent site to be picked from the Westchester-Fairfield counties region to the northeast. The Philippine commonwealth and Australia also went on record against this location for the permanent site .Col. W. R. Hodg- the rccom- "caused a son of Australia said mendation for it had sense of resentment and injustice throughout the United States." The Arabians did not define the extends from the icy waters of the S,V ll - lcal i ."i rluenccs tne - v disliked, north pole to the frozen continent I , he . lr , ch i ef concern expressed in of the antarctic. Throughout this !, oenind tho scenes conversations, huge area there have been sinkings lKn y ever ' was . * hat Nc , w York has of merchant ships in alarming and ^ , ge Jewlsh population. The Arabs and Jews currently are in controversy alarming increasing numbers by Nazi raiders or submarines. . . . "The blunt truth is this — and I reveal this with the full knowledge of the British government — the present rate of Nazi sinkings of merchant ships is more three times as high as the than capacity of British shipyards to replace over Palestine, -o- Court Docket Chester Ellis, petit larceny, Forfeited S25.00 cash bond and served 1 day in jail. Nora Stewart petit larceny. Plea of guilty, fined $25.00 and 30 days them: it is more "than twice the combined British and American j in jail. output of merchant ships today." , Mattie Malone, vagrancy. Plea of Churchill s address, made Juno i guilty, fined $50.00 "suspended 2o, 1941, covered the entire phaseJ Edward Barry, vagrancy. Dis- ot the grim battle of the Atlantic. | missed on motion City Ally He told how shipping losses wore] David Moran, vagrancy. Dismis- still grave but were declining. Bri-1 sed on motion City Attv tain, he added, intended to stop H. P. Robertson, W.W. Ellen Her monthly report of losses be-1 Van Burns, double parkins For- cause_ i it only helped the Ger-1 feiled $1.00 cash bond in each case. m ?jl?- ., . I William Ward, operaling itocre was nothing very new i with no brakes. Plea of about these figures and facts, and \ fined $5.00. we gave our assent beforehand to! W. W. Andrew, parking on left the presidents use of them. It! side of street. Forfeited $1.00 cash certainly had a bad effect in all bond. t-,r b u lan ? in rf c , ountries . in Spain, j. R. N. Putman, reckless driving at .Xfu y V ln Turke - v ar ! d in Japan. Forfeited $25.00 cash bond. The Japanese ambassador, in F. E. Spruce, running a red taking leave the other day, a man;light. Forfeited $1.00 cash"bond most friendly to peace between our ; B. H. Clayton, running a red a car guilty. countries, inouired anxiously of me about Mr. Roosevelt's 'statement which he evidently felt might be a factor in an adverse decision by- Japan, which he hoped to avert." When Churchill made his address , the Allies had lest 4.600.000 tons of shipping in 12 months and losses were then running more than 300,000 tons monthly. Germany then held the entire Atlantic coast of the continent from Norway to south era France. Churchill disclosed that he had forced the army to reduce its manpower requirements by 500,000 so more men could be poured into the Scouts Aid in Victory Clothing Drive Uncut Oscar's best remembered role was in "Two Hearts in Waltz Time." of the Arkansas Veterans Returning to U. S, Roy Scouts throughout the. tuition, r.t the request of Henry J. Kaiser, National Chairman oj the United National Clotliing Collsction, are aclivti in the f'irlnry Clothing Drive ending on Jan. HI, fllivays interested in furthering international friendship anil assisting the nectly, the lio\ Scouts are helping to collect tin: 100,000,000 garments and additional shoes and bedding urgently needed for overseas relief, ft typical Troop of Hoy Scouts ijt seen (above) ii-ith Mr. Kaiser, Members of Troop 62, Oakland, Calif., they salvaged 30 tons o/ icaste paper last Spring. Scouts icerc credited icilh bringing in 15,000 tons, or ten per cent oj the 150,000 tons of clothing, shoes and bedding obtained last year for suffering people, in war-devastated countries. Arkansas servicemen reaching 111.".- ., . , , ., . .. ^ V,. nU M.-h- Now VoH< on the steamship J. W. - New York — The mind i American fight fan is an ing and quite unexpected MU-..H-i,, . , ,-, , . anism. . . Right in he middle of M , l ir! Kll ' OW n, 1 ', 1 '. icla >' : nr T , u brisk and two-fisted slug- Wilson, Martin R., Pfc., Bon on. ginj; match at Madison Squa.v .H'tuiings. C,len V., > C,ui-don. Garden Ihe other night, Sonja | M 11 ', 1 ; 1 . 11 "- * clipc A., '1-4. Hot Hcnie was greeted with everv pos- -^P| ln <jS. siblc version of whistling, hotline . S;1 "'»«I, Jenncr W., T-5, Tcxar- yo-hoo which could and yo-hoo which could be imagined . . The fighters cliiu-hed a lew times in eyebrow-arched bewilderment as Sonju walked to her ringside seat, smilingly acknowledged the good-natural yells ot tlie gallery gaitg. . . And when various fistic celebrities were being introduced lust before the main go, the gallery loathorlun. kana. Kcachinf, New York on Ihe Lehigh Vallev Saturday: Jones, Willuce K., S-Sgl., Malvern. Hart, James S., T-5, Walnut Ridge. Reaching New York on the Sea uii: K'""-',)' u .-null, -i KIIIK l),...,,,.:..- ,.,,,.(,,,.,!.,,,. screamed for Sonjn to «o. up and | '^^^^^Vf ., Sgt., Cami. landers, llurscl, Cpl., Morrillon. Reaching New York on the Eu- I'ala Victory yesterday: Brummelt, Pat Jr., Pfc., Malvern. Kcilin, William A., T-, r >, Magnolia Hammons. William V., Pfc., take a bow until finally Harry l!a-1 , ', logh, the announcer, had to call a A; halt in his program and introduce the glamorous Scandinavian skater „. . . . The howl which greeted tin- simple introduction of this little gul was approximately thunderous. The various forms of adulation wasted on celebrities by the autograph hounds and neck - eraners Green Forest who appeal- at every first night. ;it the various radio stations and hotels where they ntop. sometimes is a liltlo less than complimentary. . . . Practically any celebrity of even moderate note can cause a crowd lo gather on any street corner simply by getting out of a taxi. . . 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Do try if light. Forfeited $1.00 casrTbond. R. N. Putman, no muffler. Forfeited $5.00 cash bend. James Jones, failing to signal at left turn. Forfeited $5.00 cash bond. C. B. Christian, passing another vehicle at intersection. Forfeited $5.00 cash bond. A. Z Turner, no driver's license. Forfeited So.00 cash bond. A. Z. Turner, no tail light on truck. Forfeited So.00 cash bond. Clarence Blake, no driver's license. Forfeited $5.00 cash bond. The following forfeited $5.00 on a charge of Speeding: F. H. Stevenson, Junior May R.C. Ellis. James Thompson, R. K. Ross, Clarence Blake. The following forfeited a $10.00 cash bond on a charge of Gaming: Gustavious Phillips, Fred Witherspoon, LeRoy Ellis. Eulius Carson, James Flowers, Bert Pearson Larry Dixon, Edgar Williams, Edwin Hill, Elbert Smilh, Busier White, T. J. Rogers. Tom Barton, Edgar Williams, Enice Rice, Earnest Cain, Buck Hughey, Sam Smith, Buck Hughey, Herman Langslon, Marvin Cooper, Tyree Phillips, Wm. Walker, Walter Jackson, Jeff Holt, George Williams, William Pennington, William Cheatham, Don Stinson, Paris Morrison, Earl Smith. Isaac Clark. L. D. Arnold, disturbing peace. Forfeited $25.00 cash bond." Howard Honea, disturbing peace. Forfeited $25.00 cash bond. Olin Brooks, disturbing peace. Forfeited $25.00 cash bond. Mattie Malone, disturbing peace. Plea of guilty, fined $10.00 suspended during §ood behavior. Cecil Fulce, disturbing peace. Plea of guilty, fined $10.00. Earnest Maxwell dislurbing peace. Forfeiled $10.00 cash bond. Ralph Orrick, disturbing peace. Forfeited $10.00 cash bond. Howard Gordon, disturbing peace. Forfeited $10.00 cash bond. W, B. Williams, disturbing peace. Forfeited $10.00 cash bond. Joe Hill, drunkenness. Plea of guilty, fined $10.00. Cecil Fulce, drunkenness. Plea of guilty, fined $10.00. Cornelius Willis, drunkenness. Plea of guilty, fined $10.00 The following forfeited a $10.00 COMING e « 0 • HOUSE OF DRAGULA battle of the Atlantic. He also said that while many Britons and probably many Germans estimated the fighting forces al 4,000,000 to 5,000,000 they actually totaled about one-half that figure. At the conclusion of his address he apologized lo his colleagues for the harsh language he had been forced lo use upon some of Ihem. "If we win, nobody will care," he said. "If we lose, Ihere will be nobody to care." ! of Jap Flash Is Reported a I Washington, Feb. 11 — iVF 1 )— Con- 1 grcssional investigators heard today thai a woman civilian in the j Navy Department translated on; Doc. G. 1941, a Japanese spy's message selling up code signals lo report movement of the U. S. fleet at Pearl Harbor. Senator Ferguson (R-Mich) brought out in his questioning of naval Capt. Alwin D. Kramer lhat a Mrs. Edgers. employed in Kramer's department, had made a rough translation of such a message the day before the Japanese attacked, i The Senate-House investigating j committee was told the -voman j translator testified at a previous j hearing that when she finished the , fraft shortly after noon, it went j to Kramer. But Kramer said to- 1 day he could not remember seeing it until December 8. "If you had seen that message." Ferguson said, "it would have tipped you off that Pearl Harbor was in danger if there was going to be an attack. You would have considered it important, wouldn't you?" "If I had seen it thai Saturday afternoon, I most certain! ywould have, yes sir," Kramer replied. Kramer said ho recalled working over the message several days, clearing up "garbles," after ho first saw it December S. Ferguson told Kramer il appeared from his examination of Japanese messages that some had been delayed as long as 22 days in Iranslation. Kramer said he did not believe any had been delayed that long. Ferguson asked Kramer whether it would have helped him analyze messages if ho had known what Uniled States policy was to be in event of a Japanese attack on Bril- ish possessions, but nol on this country. "1 believe it would, sir," Kramer replied. Under questioning by Ferguson, Kramer denied thai he had interpreted to the then secretary of the navy Frank Knox that an intercepted Japanese message indicated an attack on Pearl Harbor. Capt. L. F. Safford testified previously that Kramer told him in 1943 that when he delivered a message to Kr.ox Dec. 7, the day of the attack, he had sent a note to the secretary saying: "This means a sunrise atlack on Poprl Harbor today and possibly a midnight attack on Manila." Tho message in question was that in which Tokyo instructed its ambassadors to deliver the final Japanese diplomatic reply at 1 p.m.. Washington time. Kramer said he spoke to a foreign service officer outside Secretary of State Hull's office, whore Knox and Secretary of War Stimson were mooting with Hull, about Iho message. Tho witness said he mentioned in passing that the 1 D.m. delivery time would find army and navy men al breakfast To See Oursel's as Others See Us' Thc other night at the first night j ton. of a Broadway play, the bobby | sockcrs were industriously chasing after Danny Kaye for Ins autograph when one of them noticed a lady, entering the theater. who •ineo was an even greater Iheatri- cal personage than Danny Kaye. . . This former star looked up when; ' B;,ker, Tilman. T-5, El Dorado Couch. Virgil. Pfc., Hot Springs Ruff, Lonnie A., T-Sgl.. Morril- Due in San Francisco on lhc~STa fijis'ier today Sorrells. Herman R., S-Sgt., !107 School .street. Hot Springs Urban. John P.. T-li, 504 South tlai'iiltcn Hope ' i This former star looked up when; \\ e ld:in'. Kloyd H.. Sgt., 1500 Cen- jShe heard one ot the 'teen agorsi ; !; ,| Avenue, "Hot Springs. i cry out: ".there s so-and-so ". . . i „ , ,-, n t-, • , n, ,.' ^. i But she immediately was turned! V, 1 ',', "M* I ' n'f ' n i ^"'X^"almost to tears by the report of OIK- ,, , ult ' Nulon ' ' fc " n °" lc 4 ' C:ml - 20,375 Veterans Due to Land at Coast Ports Today By The Associated P oss At least 12,,'i7, r > service personnel lire scheduled to a ive .nday al four wcsl eoasl po-- •:. aUiard 12^., .ransports while tl.tlOi . .1-11 are duejj o debark from five s'.nps : '. New York. West coast arrivals include: San Francisco, seven vessels, with •!,1: Los Angeles, three ships with J.SlMi; Seattle, Wash., one trans- , ion wilh 2,-lfiU; San Diego, Calif., :)iic ship with an undetermined ' number of passengers. MONEY-MINDED San Francisco, Feb. 12 —(/?)—• Service men with time on their lands can think of lots o[ ways log .urn an extra penny. " A couple of soldiers found profit lining up in a theater queue, making a deal for their places when they neared Ihe box and then going to the end of Ihe line lo repeat the performance. Four other sailors invested $8.50 apiece and a few hours in a beauty shop for permanent waves. The curls, they explained, would get them $50 on a bet. W —But He SMILES, Now Bo wise as hr was. U J« .sumo formula used by ,/,«•/-„•.•. mlJirm-Mvolv »t no ;>a r hot n- SgppS* ;\--^ V'-X;\> K.TW [insolent little brat who cried out: i "Aw. novcr mind her. .-.iu-'s an old- ,• •bag.". . . This drew a Uuid and ap-i' 1 "" 1 ' 1 ' | p^ovinu laimh from the crowd uf' | nitwits but il ruined an evening for ! irus line aetess. who leit afli-r Ihc jfiist act, pleading lo her friends ; jlh.-'l she had a headache. . . r,i:t I i suspect strongly that it was the | j impudent urchin who had caused : |ner distress ; I Cuff v Stuff: Whispering Jack; | Smith, a radio and recording big- j Murnn'on'.' i timer of olher yearn, i:; making a! [most satisfactory comeback at La' IRuban Bleu, an East Side nigh! ' club .. . Jack Smait. former Fred •Allen stoo.ee, has. landed a radii- .program of his own. . Wilh hi:; I name changed to "J. Scoll Smart," (Jack will s!;ir in a r:u!in mv-iery lied "The Fat Man." The ."' ,,,, r ., ,.„, ,-, - l llh ' C1; " cn ^ D -- Mag- Ots. James K., T--1. Malvcrn. Murretl, Darrell J., T-5, Malvern. Pepper. Floyd W.. T-4, 42!) New- >u;i enurl, K\ Dorado. Daniels, Hinnie A., T-3, Norlh Miles. Kl Dorado. Due in San Francisco on Ihc Santa Maria Thursday: Jiles, Waller H., f-5., Route 1 ,.,. .. , , " ' - : •••'• <• -i snrips cancel "Tim I-at Mu:i. Th Wlien the star of the film appeared in a bathing suit . . . "O-o-oh, description fits Jack quite nit-el itidhe and lllytheville during the -.. ar. M:rp'ms property and is offering it for disposal. Under the corp- cration's regulations the state would have first claim on the field. Ion &. Minor'C'linii-. palliative relict of pain. "'V 1 ',-"^ 1 '^",,,, Helps sofli-n imcl tciulrt ti> flu-Ink swell- IIIK.V.i'l tubo Tlini-nlim & Minors line nl Oliiliiiont-or Tlii.rntim & Minor "fetal Siiliposiloi'lPH. J^ollow liilicl '''"'i.VPri'S; If i ot delighted with this DOCTORS way, luw cost refunded on request. . At all good drug stores everywhere --in Hope, al Gibson Drug. Scottish Rite Meeting Thursday, February 14th 7 P. M. Barlow Hotel JOSHWAH SHEPHERD Guest Speaker in Hawaii. Ferguson demanded to know whether Safford had any basis for : tho slatemcnt lhat Kramer had I told him of warning Knox agai an attack. "That is not what I lold him IF IT'S SERVICE Stop Here YOU WANT IT'S WYLIE'S FOR SERVICE THAT SERVES -USETHE BEST- • Keep your tank Filled with Gulf Gcs * Always insist on Gulf Oil. WE NEVER CLOSE Get these "Checks" Regularly! 1. Tire Inspection 2. Lubrication 3. Check Body 4. Check Ignition 5. Check Battery 6. Check Brakes 7. Check Motor 8. Check Antifreeze Arch Wylie 3rd and Walnut Sfs. Chas. Wylie Phone 886 j (Safford) replied. at any time," Kramer . Cnminy! moaned Jane Russell, covering her eyes "Quiet!" growled Bob Waterfield, her husband, opening his—but wide The pro football star and Jane are shown getting their first glimose at a studio screening, of a new picture starring her. Except for a short-lived flopperoo, it's her first screen play in a five-year Hollywood career which included everything that goes with stardom —except making a picture. IsinceJie weighs around :i()U pound/. State Relinquishes Airport Claim to Pocahontas City SIC Chicago, Feb. 11 —(/1 s )— The striking CIO United Packinghouse workers wage policy conference decided today to "hold in abeyance," the union president said, action on a government fact-finding panel's recommendation of a wag'e increase of 1(5 cents an hour. The union president, Lewis J. Clark, issued the following statement and reiterated the union's position that 193,000 members were continuing on strike against five leading meat packing concerns but working for the government management under a seizure order: "The national wngc policy conference of the Uniled Packinghouse Workers of America, CIO, has met and considered the Fact-finding committee's recommendations and understands the Secretary of Agriculture, in discharging his commitments to us, has requested the wage stabi- lisation board to approve the panel's recommendations so that he may put the recommended increase into effect immediately. Broadway By JACK O'BRIAN New York — A sight for sore No More Suspended Sentences for 1st Offenders at L. R. Litlle Rock, Fob. 11 — I/Pi— Pulaski Circuit Judge Gtis Fulk said today that it. an effort to break "this crime wave," ho was discontinuing the practice of suspending sentences given first offenders. "I have always given suspended sentences in firsl offense cases, but we are having a crisis now and it is up to the courts to cooperate in breaking this crime wave. "Our dockets are crowded, an they lire getting worse all the . lime. These cases are coming ba- ;fore the court faster than we can dispose of them. The courts have ijust got to tighten up." cash bond on a charge of Drunkenness: Lucius Peyton. H. E. Loek- ard, Edward Withorspoon, Joe Scroggin, Ned Williams. Albert Dye, M. W. Wilson, Ira Spier. State Docket O. G. Johnson, giving an overdraft. Plea of guilty, fined $5.00. O. G. Johnson, giving an overdraft. Plea of guilty, fined $5.00. Billie Webb, assault and battery. Forfeited $10.00 cash bond. William Wurd, disturbing peace. Tried, found not guilty. J. W. Robertson. disturbing j peace. Tried, found nol guilty. I Charles Ko.ss, disturbing peace. Tried, found not guilty. DeLaney Porter, possession of j untaxed intox. liquor. Dismissed i on motion. Pros, attorney upon j . payment of costs. | eyes is Ihe happiness on Ihe face of •jeautitul young Joan Cauliield as i . • - •• she went around Sardi's shaking ! Anif.-rica to become- a star in ••Ro'-.ands and accepting congratula-1 ?-, , a , ' anc ' "Jaeobowsky and the -.ions. | Colonel, is hoping i ur u third Tho pretty youngster, who broke I successful role nlo Broadway in "Kiss and Tell," I ,,, i ,* e has bcen_ signed for Producer wont lo Hollywood and made " pictures in a hurry, all of such satisfying results' that her | bosses at Paramount pictures raised her to staidom — bdforc the — release' of 'nor first film! Joanie was singing in a night ado three I William Calm's ""Willie Kringle " C them to| now in I'chcarsiil. . .On the con- 'Liberal' Leader Rep. George E. Outland (D.,' Calif.), seekjing a permanent "liberal bloc" in Congress to support "progressive legislation," is attempting to organize the 110 backers of the full employment bill. Aim of the bloc, which will act as a unit, will be "to foster everything dealing with the field of economic betterment,", lie said. favor of that city's acquisition of the field as a municipal airport. The War Assels Corporation has declared the field, which was used as an auxiliary base by the army which had major fields ;it Walmit LILE'S FIX-IT SHOP for REPAIRS 933 Service Station Phone 9 t o 933 or 869-R Little Rock, Fob. 11 — i./l'i—Gov- club, all but unknown, when Pro- ^''l 0 '! Lancy today waived the ducer George Abbotl found her. ^ " t . e .. s pnority on claims to the He was looking for someone exact-1 ? uxlllal y mrporl at Pocahontas in ly Joan's type for "Kiss and Toil," and having found her, knew what to do lo shape her into the competent liltic iiiohpiaii shu has bc- cijinc. When "Kiss and Tell" was firni- \ v set as a lo-ig-riin Broadway hit, Joanie looked about for advice, nciing lessons ar.cl every suggestion she rnighl turn lo her own theatrical advantage. She found in her own show a major actress taking a sort of sabbatical inlo farce comedy in Jessie Royce Landis, who could — and docs — turn from me nom.est trivia to the most demanding Shakespearean rules wiln equal aplomb; Jessie now is playing Hermione in the Theatre Guild's production of Bill Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale." Having worked hard lo advance to a point whore she could get to Hollvwoud, Joanie left tho easl of the- Abbotl comedy in familiar hands — those of her sister Betty. And, as it tinned out in almost i identical fashion. Betty fallowed ljuit as intelligently and firmly in | her sister's wodyies ,so much so mat she. ton, danced off with a picture contract in swift order. _ Joan's Mrs: f i 1 m , "Miss Susie Slavic," had hardly been finished when the Paramount Legrees chased her into the leading fcmi- nn-.e iol-j in "Blue Skies," in which Jin;; C r o s b y a:icl Fred Aslairc share male .stellar billing .Then Paramount gave her a very coveted role, the lead opposite Bob H'.ipo m "Muiis:i_-ur Jieaucairo " which she c-.-iniplelecl and . then headed for Sardi's to start accepting back-pats and have fun. Oscar Kuriwcis, a Viennese actor who lied beiore the Nazi armies into one'European country after another, linally m rj k i n g it In on a PRESCRIPTION is like "STERLING" ON SILVER • Fresh Drugs • Registered Pharmacist • Prescriptions Double Checked We've Got- It WARD & SON Phone 62 The Leading Druggist A policy that gives you "all risk" protection for your personal effects and household furnishings inside and out- side your home. Stop in or phone. Roy Anderson » INSURANCE t Phone 810 Hope. Ark. 210 South Main co,, IHO. These dresses say, "You're my Valentine," and announce that spring's" coming, too! Pretty and romantic for February 14th, and good looking and smart from now on through summer. Rayon jersey prints in flower designs, solid color rayons and dresses with contrasting patterns. Tailored or romantic styles lo make you look your mood of the moment. 1 4.98 - 5.9O *•• Our Daily 5> „ n 5 . * •f licodThinbytflfiitor •Alex. H. Was'l? Argentina ^ World's Last $ . Tough Guy \» jfr'-e American iW;^gnlnsl Arr ma is nol based-ron Ihc fact w ii u° ct V cl Ul '' c fn"i» neutral -• World War II while/other nations fought for human libtfrly lmionb riC)L llli V cspccl Al 1<)- n t'na did nol MM alone. Swf?;crland and Sweden were two (,IU, ; notable ncu- t .ils Both ran the'risk of dcstruc- ion before help could roach them, IKKI they doclarctWfonr upon Germany. And Argentina had this much in common to support her neutral policy: Her normal peacetime trade was'^s much wilh tho Axis as with Ihc democracies; and she had almost no commercial lies with the Uniled Slates, because her two principal Exports, cattle and gram, were in uompctition with our o 1 )/! economy. ' You can not criticize another nation for action taken purely in self- intercsl. ,An$J America at heart does not criticize Argentina merely for falling to declare war. But it is one thing to proclaim neutrality, and quite another to use ncutralii ns a cloak for aiding the common world enemy. America charges that Argentina opened her house lo Axis agents made her nation the enemy's Western headquarters during the war— and, now that the war is losl is p«Miiitting Axis agents with Axis money lo use Argentina as a springboard for new atlcmpts lo upset world peace. What every American would like lo see is simply this: Removal of the present government of Argentina, so that the people of that misled country finally have a chance to join hands wilh the other democracies. This is the motive behind yesterday's diplomatic charges by the .ifnJted Slates—and if relations arc 'IfJjUHlly broken between Ihc U. S. and Argentina il may be the first litcp toward an uprising which will enable Ihe Argentinians to clean their own house. * -K * By JAMES THRASHER We Are Unprepared A congressional committee has been Hpvmi.ing n lot of lime lo an investigation of this country's un- preparedncss at the time of Pearl Harbor. That is all well and good. JfW, it seems pertinent to suggest tlwt there is a more urgent need for serious attention to the matter of this country's unprepardness in February, 1946. We arc unprepared for war or peace. We are unprepared to play fully our natural part as a leader amond nations. Our foreign policy is neither very clear nor very forceful. Our rnrfid. demobilization of the world's greatest army 47TH YEAR: VOL. 47—NO. 103 Star of Hope. 1899: Press 1927 Consollilotod January 18. 1929.' Star WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Hain and scattered thunderstorms; rain or snow tonight, much' colder, lowest temperatures 22-26 north and 28-32 south portion tonight; Thursday fair .and cold. Fresh to strong winds. Charge Short Brushed Off a Warning By JOHN L. CUTTER Washington, Feb. 13 (UP) — The congressional Pearl Harbor investigating committee was told today that Lt. Gen. Waller C. Short, mny commander in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, charged an aide with being "too intelligence conscious" when the aide became alarmed over the "military implications" in intercepted Japanese elcphone conversations. This was disclosed in an affidavit of Capl. George Bicknell, Tssislant army intelligence officer n Hawaii at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack. Bicknell related his ilarm at "military implications" o£ Honolulu-to-Tokyo telephone conversations tapped by the Federal Bureau of Invcstigalion, Information gathered in the calls, including questions from Tokyo on U. S. fleet dispositions, vero forwarded at once lo Short HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1046 39th Infantry Division "to Be Reorganized as National Guard: Arkansas, Louisiana Little Rock, Feb. 13 —(/P)— The 30th Infantry division, a world war one unit which was not activated in World War Two, will be reorganized soon as a National Guard Division lo include Arkansas and Louisiana troops only, Brig. Gen. H. L. McAlisler, Arkansas adjutant general, disclosed today. Arkansas will furnish 5,233 officers and men, or about 40 per cent of tho division, McAlistcr declared. Louisiana will supply the remainder. McAlisler announced that the National Guard Bureau had tentatively allotted Arkansas 7,337 troops for it National Guard and thai the units would be organized over a period of several years beginning about July 1. In addition to division units, this total will include the 154th Fighter Squadron of 312 officers and men lo be stationed at Litllc Rock. This sauadron will be part of a group which also will have units at Tulsa and Oklahoma Cily, McAlisler said. Other troops which will not be Jcfore the attack. The general told included in the 39lh division will 3ickncll thai he was "loo inlelli- goncc conscious," Ihe affidavil said. Shortly after the -attack, Bicknell •elated, Shorl told him "Well, I vant you to know that whatever lappcns, you were right and I was wrong." The affidavit was presented lo Ihe committee by Henry C. Clausen, San Francisco lawyer and former army colonel, who conducted a special army investigation of the disaster. Bicknell, jn his affidavit, recalled a telephone conversation to Tokyo by a Dr. Mori in which Mori talked about hibiscus, poinscttas and other flora. These references the committee has been lold, may have been lo a code on ships. Clausen said his investigation indicated intelligence officers in Honolulu "might have been able" to decode two other Japanese messages requesting information on U. S. shipping. One message, he said, was inlcrcepled in Hawaii on Dec. 2, but not forwarded to Washington for decoding until Dec. 23 He said the dispatches apparently were forwarded by mail, and then only after some delay. Rep. Frank B. Kecfe, R., Wis objected to introduction of sworn affidavits by Clausen declaring mat in at least one case testimony given in affidavits later was "completely changed." The committee was trying to find out just how much officials in Ha- and navy betrays a lack of detcr-iwaii knew about Japanese war in- mmalion or serious intention toUentions before the Pearl Harbor niinu- MM 4Ui< *-,«i: — _.. :i • j _ , «4i nn »4. **«*, wwj. ., ~^., .UI.IU tlt \,\,l lt,l\JU I.U back up that policy as it exists to- Vc arc unprepared for orderly ijiogrcss toward Uje .goal of full production and full ''employment.' The greatest industrial country in the world is a country dolled with idle factories whose idleness is reflected in empty showrooms and empty store shelves. The most prosperous country in the world cannot house thousands of the veterans of the world's greatest army who arc pouring in from the recent battle fronts. /\/\ clash of economic philosophies within the President's inner circle has added turbulence to the existing turmoil over price control. The President himself, unable to offer and enforce workable solutions, has been ignored, insulted and harangued by various self-interested groups. We do nol look very convincing today in the role of Ihe world's greatest nation, l-'ortunately, there is no immediate likelihood 'of war. But what would happen if there •should be a sudden international crisis which demanded swift and sr&Ong action? Could we inccl it, or should we suffer a sort of spiritual Pearl Harbor'.' We are unprepared because we lack national unity. It may nol be unusual or even unhealthy that Americans disagree on every vital issue today—Ihe United Nations Organization, atomic energy control, Russia, loans to Britain, administration policies, congressional action, industrial disputes, and more. But it is discouraging to contemplate the indifference toward Ihosc issues lhat seem lo possess so many of us. Our sufferings., compared wilh those of our Allies, arc insignifi- I caul. Yel Britain and Russia, at , least, know whal they want and | where they arc going and arc pur- i suing their course in spite of war- j time disruptions. They may be go- I ing in the wrong direction, but we , seem incapable at the moment of ' turning them toward the way of . world peace and general bcllcr- | mont. We united and prepared for war ' VC'must unite and prepare now for S world leadership and world prescr- i vation, Thai victory will be no less difficult, nor will il require any less community of effort. o disaster. Cold Wave Is Due to Strike State Little Rock, Fob. 13 —M J )—The U. S. weather bureau here predicted that Arkansas' abnormally warm weather would end late lo- day with Iho beginning of a cold wave expected to send tempera' flircs to sub-freezing levels tonight. The bureau forecast thai snow, yi and high winds would accom- ^'ny the cold snap. Low temperatures are expected Business Ban in New York City Lifted New York, Feb.* 13 — (UP) — Banks, stores and factories in New York City reopened today after Mayor William O'Dwyer lifted his emergency decree which had halted all but the most essential services for 18 hours. Tho order, issued to combat u fuel shortage resulting from a strike of 3,500 lugboal workers was rescinded at G p.m. yesterday. Today's developments: The tug operators wage adjustment committee scheduled a meeting at 10 a.m. to seek authority to meet with a union committee to work out points lo be submillcd for arbitration. Factories, offices, department stores, theaters, nightclubs, bars and restaurants reopened. Schools remained closed but colleges and universities were permitted to reopen. The brownout remained in effect and O'Dwyer said coal rationing would continue until adequate supplies had been brought into the city, r ifty-eight tugs were working the harbor and six more were lo be pul inlo service. The weather bureau said the temperature would reach a high of 45 as a further aid to conservation of fuel. A tolal of 2,000,000 gallons of fuel oil and 2,400 carloads of coal were brought into the city yesterday Prospects of sctllcmcnl of Ihe crippling walkout brightened wilh me announcement of the employers wage adjustment committee that the operators were willing lo resume negotialions with Ihe union, the Uniled Marino Division International Longshoremen's Association, AFL. Resciding of the emergency order came as suddenly as the original decree, issued Monday night. Health Commissioner E.L. Stebbins announced the lifting of the order at six o'clock last night. "In view of the marked improvement in the past 24 hours we feel justified in resciding the order closing ajl business and industrial lo Ihe Arkansas National Guard's old 142nd field artillery regiment, also would be reorganized as division troops. Governor Lancy wrote the chief of the National Guard Bureau lo- day recommending lhal division headquarters, slate headquarters, and a band be organized immedi- alcly. McAlisler said allocalion of the various division units by states and selection of staff officers would be worked out within the ncxl three weeks at a conference between him and Brig. Gen. Raymond H. Fleming, the adjutant general for Louisiana. He said thai in addition to Ihe 7,337 trops alloltcd Arkansas he would request that the state be given a sfgnal repair company. Un- uer the tentative allocation Arkansas would have the division artillery headquarters .which includes one brigadier general. The division will be headed by a major general, who will be appointed by the War Department on include tank destroyer battalions,'the nomination of Generals Mc- modical units and field artillery I Alislcr and Fleming. unils - I Under the plan, McAlisler said, 'Arkansas will have no coasl arlil- McAlislcr said lhat the 153rd Infantry, Arkansas' famed National Guard regiment, would be reorganized for inclusion in the 39lh division and lhal Ihe 93Glh and 037lh lory unit in succession lo the old 20Gth coasl artillery regiment, bul units of Ihis old regiment would be reorganized lo take in tank des., -. I'll 1 1 ««••(•• «>_ >^.U1^,»III^\_V4 LU tt.1 ri.l_ III llll 1JX 1. Held artillery battalions, successors lorycrs, medical and other units. 3 Held for Smuggling Belgian Girl New York, Feb. 13 —(UP) — U. S. Immigration officials arrested three seamen today and charged 'them with smuggling Marcel Philiipe, pretty Belgian dancer, ashore from their troop transport so she could join her lover, George Langlois, a Canadian war veteran. Mrs. Philippe, who slowed away on Ihe transport, was arrested as she atlempteci to cross Ihc United States-Canadian border last week. She was reurned to New York yesterday and is now confined al Ellis Island. Immigration officials said she has a husband and two children in Belgium. The men arrested today were James E. Meyers, a United Stales citizen; Frederick Wegg, a Canadian, and Theodore Salcniek, a Latvian. All are crew members aboard Ihe transport, SS Hollary A. Herbert which arrived in New York Jan. 29, They were charged with violation of immigration laws. W. Frank Watkins, dislrict director of immigration and naturalization, denied reports from Canada today that Mrs. Phillippe had been returned lo New York from Buffalo, N. Y., to assist in an investigation of an international ring devoted to smuggling war brides from overseas. "We've had a number of those stowaway cases," he said, "but they arc absolutely unrelated and I know of no 'ring.'." establishments in the city,' bins told New Yorkers iii Steb- radio broadcast over the municipal station WNYC. However, he warned that 'the * jjOw lempeiauuus ait: uAjjuuiea to. range from the chilly 20's in the ir'ith section of the state to about 30' degrees in the south. Miniums through the state this morning were in tljc SO's. situation is still acute and conservation 'is necessary." The "marked improvement" Stebbins referred to was in the fuel crisis which had been cased by increased shipments of fuel oil into the city. Oil brought into the city yesterday totaled a,(JOO,000 gallons and there was every indication Ih.u a similar amount would be brought in every day for the duration of the strike. j Lawrence C. Turner, Office of Defense Transportation official who was appointed federal manager of the lowboats when the government seized them u week ago, said 53 tugs were working the harbor. Thirty-seven of those were At least three weather stations I Army and Navy craft, he said. in Arkansas reported downpours of from one to three inches last night and today, and all points reported some precipitation. No major rises were expected in Arkansas' principal rivers, ever. how- i 1 Twenty-one wore commercial boats, 1 manned by city employes and 11 manned by navy personnel. "Wo expect to put six more lugs in operation today and at least a similar number in operation daily," Turner said. Heavy Rains Relieve Dust Bowl Threat By United Press Heavy rains spread from a storm center in Texas over Arkan sas, eastern Oklahoma and south ern Missouri today, bringing relief from the dust storms which have plagued Oklahoma farmers for Ihe past week. The U. S. weather bureau said the rain would spread over the entire lower Mississippi and Ohio valleys by nightfall. Three lo five inches of snow was cxcopled lo blanket an area extending from northeastern Missouri across northern Illinois and inlo southern Michigan during the ncxl 24 lo 30 hours. A cold air mass moved inlo the Red River valley, and Ihe mcr cury dropped to 19 below at Alexandria, Minn. The weather bureau forecast fair weather and normal temperatures for other sections of the country. o Jeff Duty Files for Circuit Judge in 4th District Little Rock, Feb. 13 — (/P)— Jeff Duty of Rogers, fourth districl pro- oculing attorney, filed a corrupt practices pledge wilh the secretary ol stale today as a candidate for the fourth district circuit judge Tho post now is occupied by Ted Coxey, who was appointed to the bench lo fill the unoxpired term of J. W. Trimble, who resigned to enter Congress, and is ineligible to be a candidate lo succeed himself Duty's pledge was the second to be filed with the secretary of stale. J, Wythe Walker, Rogers Insurance Man, Dies at 76 Rogers Feb. 13 —(/Pi—J. Wythe Rumors Flood GM Strike Picture Detroit, Feb. 13 —(/I 5 )— A scheduled resumption of the National Labor Relations Board hearing on CIO United Auto Workers charges that General Motors Corp. had failed to bargain in good faith with the union was suddenly postponed this morning. There was no immediate explanation of the postponement but the action gave rise to reports that another meeting of the management and union on the wage and contract issues was being arranged. Gerard D. Reilly, trial examiner, said he had postponed the board hearing after a telephone conference with "my colleagues in the department of labor in Washing- Break Looms for U. S. and Argentina Buenos Aires, Feb. 13 —(UP) — Diplomatic quarters intimated today •that a break in relations between Argentina and the United Slates was expected as a result of the pro-Nazi charges made against the Argentine government by the U. S. Stale Department. Publication of the sensational 40,000 word American document branding the present Argentine government and ils predecessors back lo Ihe time of Pearl Harbor as aclive supporlers of Nazism rocked the foreign diplomatic colony in Buenos Aires. Informed diplomats hinted that developments of major imporlar.ce were expected momentarily, Some observers believed Presi- oent Gen. Edclmiro Farrcll might try to "beat the gun" by severing diplomatic rclalions wilh Ihe Unif- ed Slates before Washington lakes ,any action. I The State Department charges were regarded as the slmngesl ever made by Ihe Uniled States against a nation with which it still maintained formal relations and diplomatic observers believed the Farrcll government would find it impossible to ignore them. The question uppermost in the minds of foreign diplomals was how the Buenos Aires government could continue diplomatic relations with Washington after its president himself had been accused of collaboration with the Axis powers and violation of inter - American agreements. At the same time, observers asked how the Uniled Slales could maintain relations with a government against which it has made such serious accusations. The first Argentine reaction to ine blatc Deparlmenl blasl came last night from Col. Juan D. Peron who accused Assistanl U. S Sec- relary of Stale Spruille Braden of seeking to establish a "puppet government" in Argentina. By RALPH HEINZEN Washington, Feb. 13 —(UP)— America's troubled relations with Argentina hurtled toward a new and perhaps showdown crisis today as the State Department un- The "primary reason" for the postponement, ho said, was lo permit a resumption of negotiations between GM and the union. Reilly added, however, that he knew.of no arrangements for further 'settlement conferences. The NLRB hearing, he said, was postponed for today only. James F .Dewey, special labor department mediator, who has been seeking for more than a fort- nighl lo effecl sclllmenl of Ihe 85,day old strike that has idled 175,000 GM production workers, denied ho had sought adjournment of the NLRB hearing. He said he was going to "confer wilh each side separately back and forth and try to get this worked out." He added thai ho was "going to try to find a new approach lo the issues." General Motors' offer of an 18 1-2 cenls an hour increase bettered its last offer, made on Nov 7 by five cents. Tho management of- iorod the strikers the alternative of returning to work under a proposed interim contract until details of a now agreement could )•><; accepted, or having the wage increase become effective on flic dale they return lo work. The company proposed a dues checkoff clause, but reiterated its objections lo continuance of a union membership maintenance clause in the contract. The preot'fcred raise was the same amount accepted by Ihe Unil- ed Electrical workers (CIO) last week for some 25,000 GM workers would cost $04,750,000 annually. "Don't got the idea we're only one cent wart," Routhcr told icwsmen after rejecting iho offer. Ho said acceptance of the ntcrim contract would have meant waiving of maintenance of membership, equal pay for equal work, light shift premium pay, seniority aenefits and other '^fl—M??ns Associated Press INEA)—-Means Newsnooer Enterorlse Ass'n. PRICE 5c COPY Ickes Quits Cabinet Warning of a New Oil Lands Scandal 14 Hurt as Tornado Hits Ardmore Ardmore, Okla., Feb. 13 —(/P)— Fourteen persons were injured, two critically, when a tornado riped through the eastern half of this city of 20,000 early today. At least twenly-five frame houses were demolished. Between fifty and sixly others were dam- l: --' s v -'>-''.l back 25 years to the ' Washington, Feb. 13 — (UP) £-g President Truman today accepted the resignation or Secretary of In teripr Harold L. Ickes, who left the cabinet with a warning against the kind of political pressure which produced the Teapot Dome oil scandal. The White House said Ickes' res ignation ending nearly 13 years in the same post, would be effective Friday. Assistant Secretary of In terior Oscar L. Chapman will run the department until Mr. Truman picks a permanent successor to Ickes. The White House did not release either Ickes' letler of resignation or the presidenl's letter of accept ance, Bui Ickes laler made public a long leller, dated yeslerday, in whicn he warned of possible politi cal pilfalls. aged. of the late Presi Telephone and power lines went lioiu Harding lo suggest by infer seniority union gains placed In tho old contract at the direction of tho War Labor Board md the national defense media- .1011 board. That contract was cancelled by General Motors Dec 10 Ihe strikers, Reuther said, would lold out an additional two months 1 necessary to maintain the scnior- ty clause alone. New York Is Temporary UNO Seat London, Feb. 13 —(UP)— The United Nations Organization today selected New York City as its temporary home until the permanent ,-- -'-- -..v- 1^^-illli.lllLllL world peace center has been erected in ihe Uniled States. Tho UNO headquarters committee settled on New York aftor rejecting a last-minute proposal to locate in San Francisco during the interim period required for struclion jjf the permanent '' possibly llirce leashed an unprecedented attack on the totalitarian policies of the Argentine military regime. In. a blistering 32,000-word "blue book" indictment, the deparlmenl openly charged Argentina with violating her wartime neutrality by giving "positive aid" to the Axis and ;-by oven now giving Nazis a western hemisphere base for building a new war machine. The statement, which tacitly urged the Argentine people to oust the Peron-Farrell regime and its "terrorist methods," caused a sensational stir in both diplomatic and congressional circles. Sen. Scott Lucas, D., 111., a member of the Sonalc Foreign Relations committee, said the State Pipart- mont's blasl has every appearance of a rupture in diplomatic relations." Sen. Arthur Capper, R., Kans., another commillee member, said the State Department was "right in demanding an immediate showdown." Argentina's attitude, he said, has "for a long lime been indefensible." Secretary of State James F. Byrnes said, however, that the United Stales planned no further action until it had a chance lo dis- caiss Us charges with the other American republics. But he indicated thai cn- dorsemenl of the U. S. indictment might lead lo a hemispheric move lo expel Argentina from tho United Nations or to subject her to a hemisphere-wide diplomatic quarantine . The American "blue book" was based largely on documents captured in Nazi Germany and was delivered late yesterday to all American republics except Argon- down as the tornado snapper poles. The city was plunged inlo darkness and Ihe search for injured hampered. Many slreels in Ihe slricken area were so clogged with debris from the storm-lorn houses, trees and telephone and power poles that vehicles wore unable to get through. Rescue workers stated a house to house check on foot. It was, not known whether any lives were lost. Lt. Arch Merriott of the stale highway patrol said 14 persons were taken to hospitals. The only two persons reported critically hurt were Mrs. Zella Orr and Frank Bell, both about 65. The tornado roared through the oast end of the city's main thoroughfare, demolishing a two-slory brick building occupied by Ihe Barnell Plumbing Company, learing down signs and smashing plale glass windows and Ihen moved lo Ihe eastern residential section. Three houses were torn apart like they were made of cards, large trees were uprooted or snapped, olher houses mere unroofed • and windows were blown out. ence an anology wilh a Irend he considers lo be developing now. Delailing his recenl public battle against Edwin W. Pauley, Califor nia oil man nominated by Presi dent Truman to be undersecretary of interior, the late Albert Fall, was convicted of accepting a S100 000 oil bribe, Ickes said in his let ter: II accused Ihe military regime of collaboration with tho Axis enemy, espionage, for the Axis, intrigue, dec-oil, ' broken promises and of making a mockery of its pledge to the United Nations to "reaffirm faith in human rights, in the dimly and worth of the human pcr- L "M1." Col. Juan D. Peron, so - called Continued on Page Two Disruption of the city lighl sys- lem and telephonic communication added to the confusion. Persons in the wrecked homes groped about in darkness hunting members of their families. There was no moon to help. The skies were overcast. Rescue work went on until daylight with only the lights from automobiles and ambulances to guide the sd'a-rChers. —• - - • - • Among the injured was Jess Mason, a justice of the peace. He was pinned beneath the wreckage of a downtown building for Iwo or Ihrec hours in the darkness before he was found and hospilalized. His condilion was nol believed serious. Olher injured included Cecil Hig- genbolham, his wife, a baby son Finis, and two daughters, Edna Ruth, 7, and Billie Jo, G. All were bruised when their home was torn apart. None was hurl seriously. Throe members of tho Edwin Eberhart family also were injured. They were Joseph, Betty Mae and Edwin. Their ages were not immediately available. . All wore believed recovering from shock and bruises. Their home was destroyed. A check of cities in tb« Ardmore area indicated the tornado was confined to thai cily. Telephone lines were down lo Marietta but no reports of a storm there had boon received. State's Prison Population Again Showing Increase Little Rock, Feb. 13 —(UP)— The state's prison population has stopped its downward trend and has started to climb again, Gov Ben Lancy lold the meeting of the Arkansas Sheriffs' Association here last night. The prison population reached a peak of 2023 inmates in 1940 and then dropped to 1012 last December, Laney said. The present prison population tolals 1120 inmates Survivors of Bataan Death March Travel That Trail Again, But in Happier Times By PAUL B. MASON (For Hal Boyle) Balanga, Bataan ®- — The jriny slalf officers who survived Balaan's death march, traveled igain their road of tragic remembrance a few days ago, and found joth disappointment and a chal- 'cnge along the rough way through .he jungle. Disappointment, they said, "lhat army historians with first-hand accounts of the death march by men whose official status at the time of surrender, gave them possession of information available only to a few. From Marivcles — cut from a spot where jungle and mountain meet the blue waters of Manila bay lo Subieo bay and Sisiman "As I leave the department, I feel that I ought lo warn you of a cloud, now no bigger than a man's hand, that my experience sees in the skv." In leslimony al a Senale Naval Affairs Committee hearting on Pauley's nomination, Ickes said the former Democratic national treasurer Iried to gel him lo drop a suit for federal title to oilrich Tidelands by holding out the prom ise of Democratic campaign con tributions by oil men. Pauley denied the charge. And at a news conference on Feb. 7 President Truman, supporting his nominee ,said Ickes might well have been mistaken. The Pauley nomination is headed into a finish batlle in the Senate, with the to come highly • uncertain. In his leller, Ickes said the pres ident in effect had "expressed a lack of confidence in me." He added that he had no alternative but to resign. He Suggested that the resignation take effect March 31, but Mr. Truman advanced it to this Friday. Later at a press conference at tended by more than 30p reporters in the Interior Department'auditor lum, Ickes said orally ,Jn -saltier language many-of the IhiK'gs v*aid in his leller lo Mr. Truman. I"'" "I don't care to stay in an ad ministration where I am expected to commit perjury for the sake of'a party," he said. "I never belonged to a party in any such sense as that, and I am too old to begin all over again." . Seated with his 33-year-old wife m the Interior Department audi torium, the 71-year-old Ickes declared that Pauley did not tell the truth under oath before the Senale Naval Affairs Committee. Concerning President Truman's news conference remark that Ickes might have been mistaken, he snaped: "I wasnt mistaken. On the basis of the record I couldn't have been mistaken Even the presidenl of the United States had no right to prejudge Ickes said he could "conceive of circumstances" in which he might support Mr. Truman in the 1948 presidential campaign. But that, he added, would depend on the character of Ihe opposilion candidale. As lo whether he still believes the president entitled to progressive support, Ickes said "that's hard to say; he has sent some regretlable lommalions to the Senate." Ickes said President Truman had asked him to "be as gentle as YOU can with Ed Pauley." He said'he replied "I will." "I did, didn't I?" Ickes asked reporters. Declaring thai he would have been guilty of perjury if he had done otherwise, Ickes added: I was shocked by the sugges lion lhal liberal campaign conlri butions might be forthcoming if the government should forego whatever claim it might have to the oil rich lands lying off the coast of California. "Above all departments, the De partment of the Interior must al ways be on guard against any as sociation of money wilh polilics an even overzealous, by Ihe standards of some men, in defending the gov crnment's legal proprietary rights. 'Ihe forces thai ruined Secretary Fall will always be playing upon anyone who is Secretary of tho Interior. "II is not now certain thai olher departments will be immune to similar sinister pressures.., "And the forces that ruined Sec rotary Fall because he made the mistake of deciding that, political ly. he had to yield to them will always be seeking to oust or to dis credit any secretary who will nol cove, from where Navy Com-1-surrender lo them. ime and perspective have changed j mander John Bulkley played havoc- he scene a lot," and a challenge, with Japanese shipping' with his n that "the country must see to t thai wo never have another Bataan or anything half so horrible." They wore Col. John H. Bull of six-wheeled army trucks. r con- Williamsport, Pa., corps artillery ""6ii"iriittle"Ba8uioT,iec the silo Uniled officer for Maj. Gen. George H. O f Field Hospital No 1 ill crude rcc t0 U ' kCrS • SeCCJr ' nd l^mefe?y noT'slried'of'^l but . . ,. Major Achille G. Tisdelle <232 East Australia and Bolivia led the Walton Place) Chicago, aide to cJ .1*111 nli fi idt 4 f r<_. -n . n n • /-i 1-1 , •,-* . . . 1 . ,, ., " -..".i > in -ltV.1 llll, :is '-dilch fight for San Francisco '' this morning following a long illness. He was president of the Progressive Life Insurance Company. Walker was one of Ihe founders of (he Union Life Insurance Company of Liltic Rock, of which he was president from 1920 until 1945. Survivors include his wife and a son, Elmo Walker of Little Rock i'uneral arrangements are incomplete. margin, United States ;ibstainin the Maj. Gen. Ernest P. King, commander of Luzon forces who France and most of" the Latin- a schoolhousc in this"viilage." American nations . . . . •. ,, , n , 0 • 1 1 ----- - V-. ^u.ntvvt .?1V£,U11 .111 1^-1111.11 April 9, 1942, capitulated to Japa-1letters "keep 'em llyiii"" ap- nese General Masaharu Homma in — --- ' •' •• •• peured on the wide-spreading roots . .. - Always in one form or another, Japanese shipping with his they will be urging (A) that be handful of PT boats — and on east i cause of what it has to give out of and north, tho party advanced, not j the public treasure, Ihe Departmc afoot this time, but in powerful of the Interior can be made a flush source of money for use in politics, and (B) thai a secretary who insists upon protecting the public domain, as if it were his own properly, from the encroach ments of men politically and acqui sitively ambitions, is aii intolerable Continued on Page Two Filipino dead. Scarcely kilometer up the road toward Cabcuben, the still white, painted slogan in 12-inch of a balete tree — mockin r , ..,..- » "sentimental journey" for "two "Tastes like chicken " wirlv re- Laiistemes is a _ word of Greek, men who spent more than three! marked Tisdelle, "or a little' like meaning beauty and 'years each in Japanese prisons, l> 1'ju'., more importantly, to prove snake meat." CoiHiiuiud on Pagu Two The State Police Say: Statistics show (hat sixty per cent of all traffic dealhs occur after dark. The safe driver reduces speed after sundown. Steel Waits on Revival Wage Control By RAYMOND LAHR Washington, Feb. 13 —(UP) — The end of Ihe nalionwide steel strike apparently 'waited today on President Truman's decision in an administration dispute over whether lo revive strict \Vage controls. The dispute was understood to be holding up the administration's announcement of its new wage- price policy. And that in turn was delaying .announcement of the price increase to be granted the steel industry if it meets wage demands of the 750,000 striking workers. It was reported that a steel price increase of about $5 a ton had been fixed but that'economic Stabilizer John C. Collet doubted it would be legal under the present wage-price policy. Collet, it was said, held that the administration should announce ils ne w wage- price policy in advance of the steel price. The entire problem was complicated, however, by the fact that some administration leaders wanted to revive strict wage controls in the pattern of the wartime little steel formula. The' issue was submitted to Mr. Truman for decision Secretary of Labor Lewis B. Schwellenbach and the wage stabilization board were said to oppose stricl wage conlrols. Reconversion Director John W. Snyder and the Office of Price Administration reportedly favored them. The Labor Department, it was understood, contended that a rigid ceiling on wages was unnecessary. It held that the problem could be handled by devising a formula limiting the price increases permitted 7sal a result of wage increase. A wage yardstick resembling the Litllc Steel Formula would meet unanimous opposition from organized labor. Th,e,little .stejel-.sforrnula permit- ttiS-Avartirfie, wS-ge' increase's 1 *^15'< fcV per cent over' Jan. 1, 1941 levels. The present wage-price policy contains three classes of wage increases which can "be used by employers in claiming immediate price relief. They can grant unlimited pay raises if they withhold demands for price relief for six months. The new -policy was expected to reduce the six-months waiting period or to set up a new class of wage adjustments for which employers may claim immediate price 'relief. Government officials have worked on the policy changes for more than a week and have reported almost daily that an announcement was imminent. There was a weekend move to rush the drafting of a new steel price order but it was sidetracked because some officials believed it should await the policy announcement. When the announcement does come, it was expected to be linked with a personnel shakeup in which Price Chief Chester Bowles would replace Collet as stabilization director. Despite clear indicalions that steel prices will be raised about $5 a ton, the industry has been awaiting an official announcement before agreeing to Mr. Truman's proposal for a wage increase of 18 1-2 cents an hour. The magazine Iron Age said the only remaining obstacle to a wage agreement was the question of retroaclivily of the higher pay rates. When ihe president suggested the wage settlement, he proposed that U be made retroaclivc lo Jan. 1. Iron Age said Ihe industry had "held out for the dale on which the men returned to work." The union accepted the president s wage proposal when he made it but the United Stales Steel Corp. rejected it. Iron Age estimated that the walkout had cosl Ihe strikers $60 p nnS°nn nin , Wa 8 e ? and the nation 6,000,000 Ions of slecl. The magazine said a $5 price boosl would raise the earnings of the industry b y$275,000,000 and the wage settlement would cost $183,000,000. It added thai the $92 000 000 difference would "fall far short of what the industry -has claimed is necessary to make up for past accumulated costs " Psychiatric Test Ordered by Court for E. Chitwood Liltle Rock, Feb. 13 — (.Vi— A psy chiatric examination for Kldoh Cjiutwood, 22yearold former con viet charged with first degree murder in the slaying of a Mena druggist, has been authorized by Polk County Circuit Judge E. K. Edwards. Pulaski County Sheriff Gus Caple said today. Caple said the examination would be conducted by Dr. R. E. Roland, former superintendent of ihe state hospital, who has been retained by defense attorneys. Chhwoud, charged with shooting Raymond Morris, Jan. 23, is held here by state police. He was pro nouneed sane by officials of the stale hospital following a tenday observation. He is scheduled to go on trial at Mena Feb. 19.
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