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.. fi4-affi»fa i -' &]>?&^&Lj?v r v «K ilia Voice of Opinion • By S. Burton Henth- Hope Those Lawless Vets Doughnuts will !;ei v ,,u dollars that before veiy lon i; you will ho Hearing a lot about a crime wave cicated by servicemen who have lost their respect lor law and order Already Hie news columns are peppered with items about crimes of violence committed by ex-'-cr- vicemen- armed holdups and even an occasional homicide of greed or of passion. < Lumped together Matis'icallv. these will confirm the v.<,r;,l fears of those who have been saying that you can't lake II million young men in their impressionable''years, inspire and teach them lo kill, without destroying their moral fiber. In anticipation of this imminent furore, we want to go on record. , in denunciation of the statistics welfidence of havc-i t seen, and in defense of the I firmation as veterans both as a group and. forjnavv the most part, as individuals. The veterans are not so many ^statistical fictions, so many ini- fiersonal strangers. They are our sons, our brothers, our 'husbands, our nephews, the boys next door, the men who left desks in our offices or machines in our factories. They're just as bad and jusl as good ;is our relatives, our neighbors, our fellow-workers, because that is v.'hat they are. Has your son. your brother, your husband lost all moral per.spec- live and become a potential criminal'.' lias the boy next door, who used to roll hoops with your ciiil- . »lren, become an unabashed killer'.' '^Vhy. then, suppose I'.iat the veteran, as ,-\ class, has done so'.' You cannot take 11 million young men by lot without gelling a few score thousands of actual or potential criminals. These would h-ive been stealing, robbing, gypping, killing if they never had Veen a uniform. Some of them are now. Add up the crimes committed by cx-serviccmen and they will make the disturbing statistics that will be tossed at you. Hut contrast t.'iem ,\vilh the total of all crime, and we jnink you will find that the veteran will be doing less than his share. For every youngster who has been hrntali/cd by war service, we think that you will find another who has been reclaimed by military discipline and by association with moral and ethical superiors. For some lime to come the veterans will be going through a difficult period of psychological and ec( Bul il is nol goin). al reconversion. Those boys aren't .Cramps, or brutes. They're our "joys. 47TH YEAR: VOL. 47—NO. 117 Star WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Partly cloudy, a lew light scattered showers in east and extreme south portions Jatc this afternoon or tonight; slightly colder in west and central portions tonight, Saturday partly cloudy and cooler. Star of HOOB. 1899: Press. 1927. Consolidotecl January IB. 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1946 PauleySure He Will Win His Fight Washington. March 1 — I/Pi— Edwin W. Paiiley refused to yield Jin today ;incl rclitcrated con- winning his fight for con- undersecretary of the convinced lie declared going to reporters. Pretty Little Terry Taylor Is Happily Reunited With Her Parents in Charlotte ® Annapolis. Mel., March 1 — (UP) itlcjohn of Charlotte came to return "The only way I would consider wilhdi awing would be to be frozen out by the committee, and I'm convinced that's not going to happen." 'l his liesh expression of confidence followed up Pauley's flat rejection yesterday of ii Republican suggestion that he have his name withdrawn now. Bul as the Naval committee resumed its hearings on the nomination, Pauley's optimism aroused only a hollow echo in Senate ad ministration circles. One Democratic .strategist expressed the belief that Pauley has not won over any votes during the lengtlily hearings, and may have lost one or two. Me repeated that he did not see how the farmer California oil man could be con- lirmed. The committee consists of eleven Democrats and seven Republicans. Pauley conceded that the situation within the committee was "close." and said it might lake some lime to swing some of the members around to his side. He contended he has not yet had Ihe opportunity to answer charges made against him. "Yon must lemenibcr I haven't pul in an affirmative case yet." said. "When I do. I think' the (nation will change. "As a matter of lacl, almost everything lias been discussed except my ability lo be undcrsecre- ' tary of the navy." Meanwhile, new obstacles thrcat- :onomic reconversion, perhaps. c '" ( ' d . : ' noltll -'>- of president Tru- til il is nol going to be one of mor- '.'"'" s . recc ' nl nominees. Commo'• '(lore James K. Vardaman, Jr., faced additional delay in the committee investigation of his qualifi- — Pretty little Terry Taylor was happily reunited with her parents today — jusl three days after she was taken from her Charlotte, N. C., home by a 19-year-old nursemaid who said she merely had starled for Washington to meet an unidentified soldier sweetheart. Terry had a sleepy runion with her parents. Dr .and Mrs. Andrew Taylor, early this morning at the home of Police Commissioner Thomas G. Basil. They had flown as far as Washington and then were whisked lo Annapolis by auto. The brownhaircd youngster was dressed in a borrowed night - gown as sue greeted her mother after their three-day separation. "How are you. honeyV" murmur ed Mrs. Taylor in her sofl southern drawl. Meanwhile, Terry's abduclress, nursemaid Rosemary Johnson continued lo tell police and FBI officials conflicting stories about her own background and how she happened to bring the child to Annapolis. Terry first muttered a sleepy "hello." Then she broke into a smile as her father and mother hugged and kissed her. Later, she confided thai the nursemaid "told me to call her, 'mom'." The nursemaid, Rosemary Johnson, insisted that she had not kidnapped Terry. She said she merely brought her lo Washington whore she was to meet a soldier she had "taken lo." This romance — or no other for her — had not reached the kissing stage, she said. She said she later came to Anna- he ! polls to make enough money lo return to Charlotte. Chief of Detectives Frank N. Lit- thc nursemaid to North Carolina lo face abduction charges. Lilllejohn said he believed the accused girl was actually only 15 years old. He said lie would question her to learn whether she is Lhe same young woman who was involved in a similar case recently in Shrcveport, La. In the Shrevcport case a 12-year- old girl taken from a Pcrdido, Ala., home was abandoned in a charitable institution in the Louisana city. Meanwhile, the Taylors left with Terry for Washington. They intended to return to Charlotte later loci ay. Mrs. Taylor said her first reaction when Terry and the nursemaid disapeared was incredulous disappointment as well as anguish. "We all thought that we'd found a treasure in Rosemary," she said. "The children adored her." Mrs. Taylor said that explained why Terry went so willingly with her nursemaid when she started for tin? drugstore with a strange GI and wound up in Washington. 'Terry's just a friendly little girl." she said. The youngster, meanwhile, had a field day eating cookies and playing with flashbulbs as news and movie photographers snapped pictures. At one point she put a flash bulb on lop of Police Commissionci Thomas G. Basil's head anc giggled while the photog' lri phers waited for her to quiet down. Taylor and his wife, Anne, 31, said they had nothing against Rosemary. Taylor said il would be up to Cliarlollc police what action would be taken against her. Two Negroes in Jail Break Attempt Killed By TOM KETTERSON Columbia, Tenn., March 1 ,J-(UPi — Columbia remained under undeclared martial law today although . officials predicted no troublesome aftermath from an attempted jail break in which two Negroes were killed yesterday. Tennessee Safety Commissioner Lynn Bomar said the two men were shot as they sei'/ed a gun in a try for freedom, jusl a few min- tuos udore they were lo have been released on bond. Police had been questioning the pair in connection with a flare-up of trouble here early this week be- •,Ywcen whites and Negroes in which 10 persons, including seven officers, were wounded by gunfire. The Negroes, William Gordon and James Johnson, were among some I'll) Negroes who had been jailed on technical charges of "attempted murder." ' Tiny had been brought lo the .sheriff's office ill Ihe jail for questioning. Officials hail linished talking lo them and they were being taken back to their cells prior to release. 4 Sherif J. J. Underwood said Gor- •flon suddenly sei/cd a gun from the floor and opened lire, wounding deputy Sheriff K. T. Darnell. The gun was one of more than 400 weapons slacked in Ihe office which had been confiscated here in 11 house-to-house firearms check. Other police, hearing the firing. dashed in and shot Gordon and Johnson. They died enroute lo a hospital. Another Negro wounded had only slight injuries. Immediately following the ^hooting, Boinar ordered 25 additional Kate hoopers here as il precau- "tionarv measure, bringing his force to 75.' An added 250 Tennessee guardsmen wen.' called in by Brig. Gen. J. M .Dickinson to augment the .some f>00 on" duty here .since Monday. They had been summoned to Columbia following inter - racial clashes after a Negro woman and her son allegedly attacked .-i white radio repair man who they sain had slapped the woman. Guard Cpt. Andrew Doyle, ol Nashville, said he was fired on lasl fight as he investigated a reported rock-throwing incident by Negroes in Macedonia, a Negro section ol Columbia. Police said Macedonia was abuul one-half mile fixm the embittered Mink Slide area, scene of the bullet - punctured disturbances of Monday and Tuesday. 1'omar said -12 picked suspects, believed to be ring leaders in the i earlier I rouble, had been taken to the Nashville jail. General DicKinson loday declared the situation well under control. *VAHo$pitQ .Waiting List Up cations for a 1-1-year term as a member ol the Federal Reserve system's board of governors. Il wiis learned that some members of the banking subcommittee acting on the nomination were considering the subpoena of additional witnesses lo testify on the pre-war business and banking background of Vardaman, who has been serving as naval aid to Mr. Truman. Annual Red Cross Chapter Meeting Tonight at Barlow There will be an annual chapter meeting of department head of the local Red Cross, al Ihe Barlow Hold, tonight at 7:,'JO. In Connection with this meeling there will be ii training school for workers in the fund drive which opens Monday March -I. All department heads are urged to attend. Cityo Be Annexed to North Little Rock North Little Rock, March 1 —(/Pi — The city of Levy will be annexed lo North Little Rock, officially on April 1. In a special election yesterday, citi/.ens of the two cities voted lo consolidate. The 'vote: Levy for, 224; againsl. (i!). North Little Rock for, 453, against Vli. '•A p l—Means Associated Press (NEAI—Means Newsoooer Enterorlse Ass'n. PRICE 5c COPY New Foreign Policy Says Byrnes By JpHN M. HIGHTOWER Washington, March 1 —(/}')— The Jniled Stales government is expected by diplomatic officials here .o protest to Russia against the lewly announced plan of keeping Red Army forces in so-called "disturbed" areas of Iran. These diplomats, who refused di- "oct quotation, said it was "perfectly reasonable" to expect the American government to object strongly to the Russian policy. Two reasons for such action were cited. One is that all Russian troops were supposed to get out of Iran by tomorrow at the latest. The other is that Secretary of State Byrnes in his New speech last night laid heavy emphasis on the need for all. countries to gel their armies home again and slop using force or threats of force for political advantage. General Motors, Strike Settlement Believed Near Today 2 Injured in Highway Accident Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Kenyon and daughter, Sara, 14, of Hallstead, Pa., were painfully cut and bruised in a highway accident about seven miles out on highway (57 toward Fulton about 3:30 Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Kenyon and daughter Sara were brought to Julia Chester hospital where they were given treatment. They were released from the hospital Thursday night. The Kenyons were enroute to Glendalc. Calif., to attend the bedside of Mrs. Kcnyon's mother. Mrs. Sara Dwyer, who is critically ill there. The accident happened when the car immediately ahead of the Kenyon car attempted ahead of a wagon and team while meeting traffic. Mr. Kenyon said, "to avoid a head-on collision I look Ihe ditch." Mr. Kenyon told a Star representative that "if it had to happen, it's nice that it happened in Arkansas. He expressed appreciation of the many kindnesses rendered his family here. "II really lakes someone from the North to appreciate your Southern hospitality," VFW to Sponser Midnight Show, Sat. 11 P.M. at New The Veterans of Foreign Wars will sponsor a Midnight, show at the New Theater, Saturday night. March 2 at 11 p. m. The picture will be "Dakota" with John Wayne and Vera Ilruba Ralston. It was announced by Remmel Young. Two Things Young Indian Can Not Tolerate, Eggs and Great Britian By HAL BOYLE Bombay. March 1 —(/l'i— Krish- vann is a young Indian- who has given up hope of ever swallowing western culture — all because of eggs He is a highly intelligent young man. vastly serious and eager lo know and assimilate Ihe best thai America and Europe can offer lie is ii typical young Indian in- loileciual. lie is very proud of the lad that the can speak six languages. He wears western-cut dollies and likes American movies, although he doesn't believe they are serious enough . There are Iwo things in life lhal Ki-ishvanu cannot tolerate. One is j Great Britain — and Ihe other is 'ills hatred of all things British is the ruling passion of his life. Like most Indians of his class he thinks lhal all tilings evil in the world originate in London. If the British Kiiipne in its long history ever accomplished one good deed. Krish- Viinu h;;s never been informed of it iilfidally. lie sees the British rule ol India as one continuous black record of brutality, extortion and degradation for his people. Yel Krishviinu dresses as much as possible as if he had just stepped out of saviile row, and ho loves lish language, lie if they are certain they were laid by hens thai never met a rooster. Since this is generally hard to prove in the average resluaranl, Washington, waiting list ministration nearly 40 per March 1 -(/Pint Veterans The Ad- ho.--pilaU increased cent - - from II.',200 to f.7,015 — in January, the agency re- purled today. At the same lime, the number already being cared for reached ' most highly orthodox Hindus shun eggs entirely. But Krisvanu decided he must abandon all of these old standards, as many educated Hindus have done. He took lo tasling wine and liquor and now he likes a scotoch highbaH as much as .any Briton. He sampled pork and mutton — beef is verboten because the cow is sacred to Hindus — bul found the meal not to his liking . Then lie tried eggs — completely unconscious of their full horror. "My first one was tried," he said, '"and when 1 cul il in half and the yolk ran out I thought I would faint. But 1 forced myself to sit there and eat it all. When I had finished I had to run from the table and throw il up." Fifteen times since then — Krisli- vanu keeps score on his egg-eating efforts — he has forced down an egg and each lime it has bounced right back up. He jusl can 1 '- keep a good egg down. "1 have tried them boiled, I have tried them fried. 1 have tried them scrambled, 1 have tried them poached," lie said. "Every lime it came back up." 1 asked Krislivanu how Ihe egg lo speak tin.' I'.Hr, . „ . likes lo drink like the English, [ tasted to him. leo and be would also love to eat "It is impossible to describe, like "the bloody English" — if it . he said, "except to say thi,: il is weren't for those horrible things horrible. Just as 1 swallow it, 1 called egiis. I have the sense lhal 1 am doing Red Cross Drive Opens Monday / Mayor Albert Graves and County Judge Fred Luck have endorsed the Red Cross drive opening Monday, March 4, and urge every one in Hope to support this worthy cause. Royce Weisenberger is County fund chairman. Dear Roycc: I was pleased lo learn that you had acccpled Ihe chairmanship of Ihe 194(3 Drive. I think Ihe Counly was fortunate lo have you do Ihis. I know from my .owii experic v *5« : "in the Wai- Drives in 1944 and 1945 thai your job carries a lot of responsibility and hard work. You are entitled lo Ihe whole-hearted support of every person in the Counly. Hempslcad County has always exceeded its quota, and 1 know il will again Ihis year. Most of Ihe money raised in the last two drives was, of course, scnl overseas. This year I understand that while the need overseas is still great, more than half of the money raised will stay in our own Counly for the aid of returning war veterans and their families and other relief. I hope those working in the Drive as well as every person conti ibuting will realize Ihe importance of completing the work at the earliest date possible and that Hempstead County will be one of the first Counties to go over the lop. Your truly, Alberl Graves, Mayor I. Fred A. Luck, as County Judge of Hempstead County, Arkansas, do hereby endorse «ind solicit the people of our County lo support the Red Cross Drive that is to begin March 4th, 1946, as we now have many boys in service that will need the aid of Ihe Red Cross. 1 urge each ancf every one to gel in behind Ihis drive and give their support lo Ihis cause and make it a success. Fred A. Luck. O " Red Troops Begin Move From Iran Tehran. March 1 — f/1'i— Undersecretary of State Prince Firou/. said loday that Russian troops had received their orders to begin the evacuation of Iran. Prince Firouz said the Russians would leave Semman, 100 miles east of Tehran, tomorrow — exactly on the deadline set by agreement of the Big Three with'the Iran government several months ago. Firou/ said in a broadcast the commandant of the Soviet garrison at Semnan had asked permission to leave behind five sick soldiers and two doctors to care.l'or them. He added that he was notified by Semnan officials that the commandant had "received orders to begin evacuation of the eitv March Philadelphia Strikers Stop Demonstrations -® Detroit, March 1 —(UP)—James |F. Dewey, federal labor mediator, inounced today lhal General Mo- -irs Corporation and striking CIO nited Aulp Workers Unionisls still are slightly apart on one or vo issues" and have not reached n agreement lo end Ihe GM walk- ut. new high of KU.Yfjli in hospitals and j archy. 11,520 in administration humi Only about lour per those' seeking hospitali.'.a ailments connected with service, Ihe agency s jneiit said. An elephant weighs IGU pounda al birth. j'"or all of his advanced views on life and his yearning to be free of the shibboleths that have chained his people for centuries. Krislivanu is an unhappy orthodox at heail. He is a Brahmin, highest caste in Ihe Hindu religious hier- cent of I lion had military ; stale- Brahmins are lorbidden l;(iuor and meat. They are strict vegetarians bo- cause" of the rule they must never take lite or eat anything that ever contained animal life — such as porterhouse steak. For Ibis reason many Hindus will not touch even ,111011 .s". Some will eat them, however, ilhat something terribly wrong I fed guilty cucar down to my stomach." "\\liy don't you give up then?" 1 asked, "you don't have lo eat eggs." "No." said Krislivanu stubbornly, "I must conquer this thing. How can one progress if one can't even eat an eg;;'.'" "Well," I suggested, "why don't you try an egg beaten up in a chocolate milkshake'.' then you eouldn't see it, smell it, feel il or taste il'.'" "Mav be," said Krislivanu, Washington, March 1 — (/Pi— An American showdown with Moscow over the Red army's deployment-in strategic areas of Europe and Asia was foreshadowed today by the new foreign policy enunciated by Secretary of State Byrnes. Direct and vigorous measures likewise were indicated against the Soviet policy of stripping" property from liberated countries of for- ner enemy satellites. The Byrnes pronouncement in Mew York last nighl was generally interpreted here as heralding a tougher administration policy toward Russia all along the lino, particularly with regard to Soviet expansion lendencies and Ihe j\.remlm's lone-hand maneuverings in neighboring nations. Three countries seemed likely lo figure in the Soviet troop remova issue, according to informatioi here. They are Iran, Austria anc! Cnma, bin tnere are other areas less urgently involved. Efforts have been underway foi some time, it was learned, to go the Russians to agree lo withdraw al of Allied troops from Austria — but wilhout success. As for Iran, tomorrow is the generally accepted deadline for evacuation of Soviet forces there, bul official reports reaching Washington say there is virtually no evidence that they intend to pull out by that time. Meanwhile there is srowing concern among many officials as to boviet intentions in Manchuria in view of recent reports thai Red army forces there show signs of staying on indefinitely. • *he Manchurian situatioiv."ii'.".'.-*t considered by many authorities here to be critical al Ihe moment, but private comment underscored Byrnes warning thai "we dp nol want lo stumble and slagger inlo a situation where no power intends war, but no power will be .able to avert war." The main points of the speech which diplomatic officials stressed iis of great importance in the development of a more vigorous American leadership in world affairs were these: 1 .The United Slat.es intends lo live up fully lo Ihe principles of the United Nations Charier and lo use all ils influence to see that other nations do the same. 2. To that end the United States must be mightily armed until such time as reduction of armaments among all Ihe powerful nations becomes possible. .'i. The United States believes that no nation has a right lo keep ils troops in an independent county unless th;il country wants them there. 4. There is no danger of war as long as each nation lives up to the obligations of the United Nations Charter not to employ forces except to prevent aggression. 5. The big powers may hold special conferences among themselves to solve their own problems. 6. No nation has the right to "help itself" to property in conquered or liberated territory until its share has been fixed by Allied agreement. GI Terminal Leave Favored By House Washington, March 1 —(/P)— Terminal leave for Gl's yol another boost today. A House military sub-committee reported it had decided in favor of legislation which would pul all enlisted personnel on the same footing as officers in getting compensated for unused leave when returning to civilian life. This is the present picture: Enlisted men arc entitled lo Philadelphia, March 1 —W)— Iriking CIO General Electric company workers today abandoned, al east temporarily, mass demonslra ions which twice ended in violent streel batllcs wilh police riol squads. The action followed a city edicl banning parading by Ihe strikers and a threat of a general sympathy walkout of 150.000 CIO members in the Philadelphia metropolitan district. About 200 strikers and sym pathizcrs had gathered in the earl} morning hours just across the cilj line in Delaware county, •:, fev blocks from the strikebound GE plant. More than 100 police massec near the entrance lo Ihe city to en force the order againsl marching The strikers requested permis sion -to enter Philadelphia and As sislanl Police Superintendent Gu; E. Parsons said his forces woul< not interfere if they returned i small groups and dispersed. Th strikers scattered and filtere slowly back to the city as police on horseback and motorcycles, stood guard. James H. Malone, direclor of public safety, announced over a loudspeaker sel up in police palrol cars at the county line that the city would allow no parading by the strikers wilhout a permit and thai Ihey had nol applied for a cily permit. Almost 600 policemen had been detailed to the area with about 400 ot tncm standing guard at ihe GE plant lo enforce a court-imposed ban of mass picketing. There was no disorder at the plant. Leaders of the ClO-electrical workers union had ordered slrikers lo march on Philadelphia loday bul Harry Block, president of the CIO industrial union council had staled 'vthefe hits<bociv&no concerted^- or official effoii to bring anyone out of the plant" for picketing. Yesterday as many as 1,000 By ROY J. FORREST Detroit. March —(UP) — Set lement of the 101-day-old General 'lolors corporation strike was in ight loday. Top GM and CIO United Auto orkers officials meet at 11 a.m o iron out their ,last few remain ng differences, if any, or possibly o announce a peace pact lo enc he auto industry's longest anc costliest single woik stoppage. They declined lo comment on the status of negotiations after thre ;essic-i;i yesterday — the last end ng - : . 12:25 a.m. today, but Iher .vis no effort to conceal momen l.ury expeclions of a settlement. babov mediator James F. Dewey, the affable 59-year-old trouble snooter of Secretary of Labor Lewis B. Schwellenbach, was tired but smiling last night when the third meeling was adjourned. He brushed questions aside. An agreement loday probably would pave Ihe way for a back-to- work movement Monday. The walk out began Nov. 21. If GM and the UAW reached a settlement, the pact will be refer red immediately to a national conference of . officials representing 175.000 slrikers al GM local unions for approval. The nalional conference was ordered last Monday to convene at 1 p.m. today for a two-day meeting. The call was issued by union President R. J. Thomas, Walter P. Reulher, vice president in charge of the GM division, George S. Ad des, .secretary treasurer and other members of the top negotiating commitlpp The aiji'i-omenl, if approved by the conference, would then be su- milled to UAW locals al GM's 92 plants throughout the nation for ratification, but Ihis was regarded as a mere formality since the locals customarily follow the recommendations of their national officers and the conference delegates. The company-union talks, under way for two weeks, began with a French Close Spanish Frontier By ^OSEPH E. DYNAN Hcndaye, France, March 1 (/P).— France broke off all commercialV relations with Spain today by closing 300-mile long border between, the Iwo countries in protest against the continuance in power of Generalissimo Francisco Franco's regime. The official closure, effective at midnight, was devoid of drama. As the hour passed, frontier guards partrolled both sides of the border as usual. The weather was blustery and rainy. Actually, the forntier was closed two hour before midnight when the customs offices finished the day's work. The Paris Express arrived an hour late, but was permitted to cross, carrying the last regular travelers, mostly Belgian, Portuguese and Spanish nationals. The French action effectively severs all commercial intercourse between the two countries, includ- dispute yesterday r.over Retitheris demands for President Tfumari to intervene. j „„ *, — I He called on Mr. Truman lo force riding horses or | General Motors lo accept his re- police, some motorcycles and swinging riol clubs, broke up massed ranks o 3,000 demonstrators who sought to parade past gates of the planl in defiance of a court-ordered ban againsl mass picketing. The ClO-Philadelphia Industrial U ion Council, with 400 delegates from 75 locals voting, on the heels of this skirmish unanimously agreed last night to hire "special legal counsel" to fight the injunction in the stale and federal courts "until we win." In addition, the council elected to seek Ihe aid of Philip Murray, national CIO president, to discuss "ways and means to meet this attack, even to the extent of a general strike in Philadelphia, if necessary." commendations to end the strike. In January, the president had recommended a 19 12 cents hourly wage increase and reinstatement of the 1945 GM-UAW contract. This exchange passed after a presidenlial secretary said there was no present intention to call the negotiators to Washington. At midday, Reulher lold newsmen that progress had been made during a morning session. The company asked Dewey for -a two and one-half hour recess to study a union proposal. o Whole black pepper can be stored as long as 100 years without deteri- oralion, say experts, citing an example of such storage in a London warehouse. ing telegraph, postal, rail and road communications. Foreign diplomats, Red Cross and UNR.RA workers are excepted from the ban on travel, as are Portuguese, French and Spanish nationals returning home. Spanish officials refused one diplomat, the French vice consul at Barcelona, permission to return to his post. No reason was given. The last person to try t,o cross— and fail—was a young German at- lempling to return to his family in Spain. He had entered France illegally and had been apprehended. French officials were trying to send him back before the border closed, but Spanish officials didn't want him either. The only commercial traffic which will be permitted between the Iwo countries is food enroute to Portugal or Switzerland, and UNRRA supplies in transit through Spain: Some concern was ex- pressed'here that this might further cut Ihe already slim French food, supply, since France has been importing quantities of fruit and fish. In Paris, the political bureau of the French Communist party adopted as a motto: "Not one boat, not one train, not one automobile, not one bit, of iVierchandise for Franco's Spain. Down with Franco. Long live F. :•:• ' :-tn Spain." Committee Finds Some Cases of Mistreatment in Certain Veterans Hospitals By JAMES F. DONOVAN Washington, March 1 —(UP)—A congressional investigating committee revealed today that it had uncovered "some cases of bfiarings and mistreatment in certain vel- erans hospitals." Il did not say when or where the beatings took place .But Ihe facl is investigation was completed last September indicated they occurred before Gen. Omar N. Bradley succeeded Brig. Gen. Frank Hines as veterans administrator lasl fall. The report, prepared by a House veterans subcommittee, attributed some of the early bearings to Ihe army's war-time practice of assigning "conscientious objectors and Negro troops" to some hospitals. And at the beginning of Ihe war, il said, these hospitals were staffed by many "undesirable, incompetent aiid incompatible" physicians. Il called on the Veterans Administration to maintain "a continuous days furlough a year, but if they ! undercover investigation of boards. It are unable becase of reasons, it goes by lh does nol accumulate. Officers receive Ihe same HO-day leave allowance, annually, but it i's not cancelled out al the end of a year if they do not use it. Army legulations permit officers' leave to accrue up to 120 days. The effect is that an officer with maxi.,,,- ....... .mum accrued leave will receive -. and lha , 1 ".v would hand over So-I |,j s full pay and allowances lor four Viet installations on that date. ! months after be leaves the service The legislation approved 10 lake advantage of i'l ] neuropsychiatric hospitals through- their duties or other |oul the United Stales in order to of The Prince, who also is director of propaganda, termed the soviet move "one of the good results" of negotiations now in progress in Moscow between the premier of Iran. Ahmed Qavam Slallaneh. and Russian officials. bv he asked doubtfully, be entirely fair'.'' 1 "would The State Police Say: When driving at night always dim your lights when approaching an oncoming vehicle within 500 feel. Dimmed lights insure sale passing. ii military subcommittee headed by Rep. Sikes (DFlai would provide terminal leave pay lor enlisted men for the same number of days that officers now are eligible. Estimates of the cost of the bill, committee members said, range as high as $6.000,000.000. | ,, ! The next lime you pod an Uirango. save the skin, for it is one ; of Ihe mo"l nutrUiovis parts of the fruit. Citrus fruits are one of the best sources of vitamin C. When darning, use a fine 1 needle and short thread as long thread pulled back and forth across a tear or hole lends lo stretch the darn out of shape. keep lo a minimum any abuse patients." Rep. John Gibson. D.. Ga., headed the five-man investigating sub- commitee. It planned to "ubmit ils report to the full committee today. If approved, il will ihen be filed in the House. The subcommittee began its inquiry early lasl year, after some newspapers and magazines ' cited instances of brutality in orans hospitals and charged patients were given "third rale medical care." Although the investigation revealed "a number ol det'iciences. the rcooi'l said, "some of the criticism of the Veteran Administration were found to be unsubstantiated." It t^aid bluntly that most of the critical ai tides died only "isolated cases of mistreatment and maltreatment" and failed lo give a "true and comprehensive picture ol conditions existing in all of the hospitals." "This had a very disturbing el- feet upon the morale ol patients, patents and the public in general it added," it declared. The report made 22 specific re- commendations to remedy these "deficiencies." Mosl of them were technical and minor in character. Among iis major recommendations, however, were thai: 1. Veterans Administrator Omar N. Bradley be given the authority to fire and hire medical personnel wilhout regard to the civil service qualifications. (The report points out, however, that under a law recently enacted, Bradley already has been given, lhal authority i. 2. Military titles and uniforms be barred in veterans hospitals. 3. Medical internships and residencies be established in veterans hospitals, and that medical personnel be relieved of their routine "paper work." Cain Defeats Coffee in City Election Voting was extremely light in Hope's City Democratic Primary election yesterday. In Ihe unofficial count of votes in the one office contest between R, E. Cain and Clyde Coffee resulted in 59 voles polled for Coffee and 110 for Cain. The official count will be made had i Thursdav. March 7. vet- ' _' ___ _ 0 __ Barnhill to Be in Hope Monday Trunn Food Meet With Hoover Washington, March 1—ffl 1 )—President Truman conferred for 20 minutes today with former President Hoover on the food situation. The former president the First ' World War food administrator declined to discuss their talk as he emerged from Ihe conference, but told the reporters he would have something to say on the general food situation later in the day. Mr. Hoover is one of 13 persons who will participate in a While House conference al -3 p. m. (ES designed lo inaugurate an Ameri- . can food conservation program to prevent starvation abroad. Hoover entered the White House with Lawrence Richie, his secretary, and went to Mr. Truman's office immediately. Laler Agriculture Secretary Anderson joined them. Smiling al reporters, Hoover would only say as he left that "we were discussing food." He added thai after this afternoon's conference, lo be opened informally by President Truman, he would discuss the general picture wilh reporters at his quarters in the Hotel Mayflower. Wh'le House Press Secretary Charles G. Ross said the White rtouse conference this afternoon would not be open lo Ihe press. Another former wartime food administrator, Chester C. Davis, who served during a part of World War II, was invited to the meeling. The "eat-less" campaign will be carried on through the press, radio, speaking platform and in civic groups. Mr. Hoover said on his arrival here lasl night the main problem is to feed starving Europeans until June. "After the next harvest, they will be out of the woods," he predicted. Q... . , _ Gip O'Neal of Bradley Dies Today rim Ba nihill. new he of I Gip O'Neal, former Arkansas State Highway engineer for District 3 died at his home in Bradley at (5 o'clock today (Friday). He had been in ill health for some lime. Funeral services will be held at Ihe University of Arkansas, will be! 10 o'clock Sunday morning at the a football fans' Barlow Mondav uest ot honor at banquet at Hotel ni.dit. March 4. Mr. Robins said this morning that many coaches and fans from noar by towns have assured him that they will attend. First Methodist church in Bradley. Burial will be in Spring Hill, La. The first national election returns broadcast by radio were those announcing the clc-cion of President Harding in 1920. 1

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