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HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS U. S. Says, Russia Must Cooperate Washington. 'March 3—(.•1 T i— High American cufk-ial.s said today Russia must promise wholehearted economic cooperation with the United Nations before this government will even begin considering the Soviet request for a SI.000,000,- 000 loan. These top-ranking trade and financial experts who may not be further identified told a reported that Russia, before being allowed to open discussions on the loan itself, will be asked whether she will join: 1. The international trade organization to be set up this summer under the United Nations economic council. a. The international bank and monetary fund which will be or- gaized at a 35-iuition meeting beginning March 8 at Savannah, Ga. Thus far, Russia has not indicated whether she will join either of these organia/.Uons although invitations were sent to her many months ago. While the United Stales has notified Moscow it is prepared to egin "overall discussions" immediately, j these officials say a Soviet pledge i to cooperate is a necessary .first ; step. That given, they add, this : country will be willing to begin for ma I negotiations. For ELECTRIC SERVICE Day Phone 413 Night Phone 1015-J We Specialize in MOTOR REWINDING BARWICK'S Electric Service 114 E. Third St. Hope, .Ark Wilson Suggested ByMcClellanand Fulbright Washington. March 0 —(.'Pi— Ap- pointmcnt of R. S. Wilson as U. S. Attorney for the western (Ft. Smith! district of Arkansas has been recommended to Attorney General Tom Clark bv Senators Fulbright and McClellan. Wilson, chief attorney for the Arkansas Revenue Department since [last October, would succeed Clinton Barry, whose term has expired. ! Wilson, a resident of Van Buren, I Ark... is a former county judge, (prosecuting attorney and Van Buren city attorney. NEWS FOR'GUM CHEWERS San Francisco, March 5 —i.fP)— The plight of kids who are having trouble with bubble-gum "tie in" sales was eased by the OPA today. Bubble-gum is a scarce article. So the OPA frowned when the a^cusa- tion was made that an Oakland dealer was insisting on tie-in sales —a youngster could not buy a penny stick of bubble-gum unless he also bought a 5-cent candy bar. The dealer was fined S60. "The candy bars were not bad." said an OPA investigator. "Just sticky." MEALS TASTE BETTER WHEN YOU SERVE BLUE RIBBON BREAD AT YOUR GROCERS and ITY Churchill Speech May Not Help Big 3 By ALE XH. SINGLETON Washington, March li -—(/I')— A. disturbing new element beset suspicion-riddled Big Three relations today — Winston Churchill's plea for quick creation of an Anglo-American military alliance. Here in the nation's capital two schools of diplomatic thought reacted to the impact of the Churchill address. One held that it would bring hidden distrust out into the open and force a showdown: the other that it would bolster belief that security must entail spheres of influence. There appeared little sentiment to discount the weight of Churchill's words on American public opinion, coming as they did only five days after Secretary of. State Byrnes told the world this country must stand ready to fight, if necessary, to protect the principles of the United Nations Charter. On top of Byrnes' solemn words have piled these developments in recent weeks to strengthen arguments in some American diploma- tie quarters .that another face to face meeting among the chiefs ot state has become essential to renew wartime bonds of cooperation: 1. A United States protest sent to Moscow only yesterday against the failure of Russia to withdraw Red aimy forces from Iran by the March 2 dateline. 2. A second not of protest based on a Chinese report to this government that the Soviet Union had claimed Japanese industries in Manchuria as "war booty" and had proposed joint operation of much of the territory's basic industry. Neither note was made public, but this country has taken the stand that no such reparations settlement in Manchuria could be undertaken by Russia alone or by only Russia and China. 3. Canada's disclosure — and Russia's acknowledgement — that Soviet agents in Canada have at temotcd to obtain military secrets through espionage. 4. Published reports from Dairen that Russian troops were deporting Japanese forces to Siberia for use in labor battalions. 5. A Soviet announcement that the Kuriles, strategic chain of islands across the entrance to the sea of Okhotsk, and southern Sakhalin, have been incorporated into Russia on the strength of a Yalta agreement but without ratification by the United Nations. 6. Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson's statement yesterday that the soybean crop in Manchuria — essential to the peoples diet — had been "liberated." Asked specifically as to whether Russia was responsible. Anderson replied "nor primarily." He added that it might have been one of the Chinese factions. Churchill spoke at Fulton, Mo., yesterday as a private citizen. But the fact that lie was introduced by President Truman lent perhaps even more importance to his words than if they had been voiced on the floor of Commons in Churchill's role of leader of his majesty's government's loyal oposition. It has been emphasized, however, that Mr. Truman's appear- lancc, on the same platform does Compared with any other coffee anywhere under any Admiration, you'll say? America's finest Clip? y ' "f ' "f" !" i *v Luxurious Flavor! Millions of pounds of Admiration annually are bought because the luxurious flavor of this superb blend is unequalled anywhere in America, You'll understand why when you muke the "comparison test" mfrci Diamond in Rough Negro Denies Slaying Quarter Finals in State AAU Meet Wednesday at L. R. Thursday. March 7, J946__ Frank Taylor, '•!!). wound up In emergency hospital for liicrrnllcms of his right car and lower lip . Here is how it happened: Tnvlnr's coffee was so hot lie choked. His false teeth got crosswise In his mouth and cut his lip. This so unnerved him that lie fell off the chair, striking his head cutting 'K New York Giants' infield shapes up in this fashion right now at Miami Field. Left to right: Johnny Mizo. first base; Bud Blattncr, second; Bill Rigney, shortstop; and Mickey Witck, third. Bridge Ace Gets His Reward Bloomington, Ind., March 0 — (UP)— A grand jury convenes today to consider charges n-ainsl Joseph Woolridee. Negro !-.:\ndv- nian who "virtually repudiated" his confession that he killed n pretty church choir singer and her lover. Prosecutor Robert McCrae said he would seek first degree murder indictments against Woolridge in the deaths of .Mrs. J'hilHs 'Jo-omarv 33. and former Sunday school leader Russell Koonlz, -t.i. Defense Attorney Lawrence, Shaw of Indianapolis said yeslm-. day that Woolridgc had "virtually repudiated" a confession lo ••oiinty authorities in which he admitted killing the couple last Friday when he discovered them in an intimate embrace at an abandoned stone mill. Shaw said he would plead self- defense in the slaying of KoonU, who Woolridge said threatened him when he came upon the church leader and his sweettiearl. "The law of the slate of Indiana says that anytime n m>>-c->" i- :• lacked and feels that his life is at slake he nas me i igni 10 uuve iu>i life of another," Shasv said. Little Hock, March 0 ~(/l'i— Four college teams, two service teams _ and iwo^indepcndent outfits go into j against the table and quarterfinal play in the Arkansas 'car. Amateur Athletic Union men's basketball tournament at Robinson Auditorium here tonighl. KILLED IN CHASE Fort Smith. March (> --i/l'i In the college bracket it Will be jvnoiu' Slarr, '.ill. of lioii'u State Teacher vs. Arkansas Tech Smith, was killed aboul 1: today when and Henderson vs. Ouachita. , The non-collegiate half of the pro-1 pursued by ; gram will se th Fort Sniilh Boys' was wrecked Club five battling their service neighbors from Camp Chaffue, and another service team, the Camp Robinson All-Stars, pitted against the Lewisvillc-Garland Prides. The eight teams survived second round play on two courts here last night, winning over their opponents by margins ranging from two to GO points. The results last night: State Teachers 08; Little Rock Junior College 43. TcCh -14; University of Arkansas Medics 30. Henderson 40: Hendrix 3-1. Ouachita 08; Harding SO. Fort Smith Boys Club 59: 7Ilth Regiment, Camp Robinson 53. Camp Chaffec 41; Morgan Insurance, Little Rock 39'. Lcwisvillc-Gaiiand 117; El Paso 27. Robinson All Stars 50; Strawberry 37. ~o Ex-Newsman Asks to Stay on Vessels During Atomic Test Los Angeles, March fi —W)— A 40-year-old former news common- llalor disclosed today he had written President Truman, offering to stay aboard a naval vessel during the Bikini atoll atom bomb tesli; I to help scientists determine' the ! effect of radioactivity on Ihe hu- iman body. j William Parker, identifying himself as a former New York newspaperman and lecturer, said if he doesn't receive word soon from Ihe president, he'll send another offer •—"ibis lime to military men in charge of the tests." He said he felt his action would be advantageous to medical men because it was "so long before we got into Japan thai they were never abl elo make exhaustive investigations" into effects of the two atom bombs dropped. As for rcactin" ''' ' li '- offer, he doesn't care, explaining: "jt s my me. ,u:u \> •"•ml '•> end t usefully, it's my business." COFFEE WITH A KICK Sacramento, Calif., March 5 — (/T.i.— Because the coffee was hot, Kay- Fort a.m. stolen anti'tnobilo police squad car nl a railroad crossing. Detectives reported that 1>'e automobile bounced • when it hil the tracks and was demolished. An unidentified man in the car v\.u taken to a Fort Smith hospital W qritical condition. Custom-Made METAL VENETIAN BLINDS estimation FREE installation TILT-RAY VENETIAN BLIND C04 E. C, Spillcrs C. C. Holloman Phone 4520-W 1123 County Ave. Texarknnn, Ark Having piled up the top American contract bridge record for 1945 by leading all other players in tournament play, Charles E. Goren, left, of Philadelphia, Pa., is awarded the \Villitim E. McKenney Trophy by the cup's donor. McKenney is bridge editor of NEA Service. Goran was active as bridge instructor to troops during the war. of Marshal By DANIEL DE LUCE Nuernberg, March Q —i/T'l— The international military tribunal was told today that Gen. Marshall's 1JW5 report to dent Truman would dispn charge that Col. Gen. Alfred Jodl, last chiet of staff of the German army, was a "warmonger." "These notes by one of the Allies' most outstanding officers After Busy Night Army Boston, March G —(UPi— Nervously ingering her wedding ring, Mrs. Martha Spitaleri, 21-year -old former Dublin, Ga., school teacher George C. | charged with stealing $4,000 from "resi-jher hometown bank, waived hear- thejing today and was ordered to post $2.500 bail for her appearance June 17 in the U. S. district court at Dublin. The winsome blonde waited with her husband, discharged Sgt. Louis aboul Ihe activity of the German | P. Spitaleri of Pawluckef R I, high command and general staff i for two hours before her hearing relieve Jodl of the reproach of hav- ! before a U. S. commissioner. She ing been a warmonger with far-' allegedly took the money from thi. reaching plans of conquest." Do-] Citizens Southern bank, tense AUorney Franz Rxnor said! Commissioner William C. Rogers in requesting thai th eMarsnrdl re-j round probable cause based on a port be furnished Jodl for his do fenso . Jodl also asked the tribunal's permission to intorducc in his defense reports by Adolf Hitler's headquarters dated Sepl. 2 and Oct. 7. 1942, relative lo the feller- ing of German prisoners captured in Ihe raid on Dieppe. Because of this, he said, Ihe German high command ordered reprisals. In addition, the defence demanded Die right to present a Nazi foreign office compilation of Red Cross reports relative to breaches of international law by the Allied powers as "cause for high command reprisals:" and the Soviet official view of partisan v.'arfarc in White Russia as evidence justifying "thorough counter measures." Earlier, the tribunal, on written request from Herman Goering's attorney, postponed the opening of the No. i defendant's deleiiie from tomorrow until Friday. Another defendant, Daldur von Schiiachn former head ol the Hitler youth movement, asserted in a written appeal i'ur wilnt-K:-:et; that they would prove IK; sough tine fuehrer's permission lo be a peace , envoy to the Uniled Stales in 1UIO. i In addition, he said, he and his ! wife virtually risked their lives j three years later to bring to Hit- | Icr's attention a personal account j of suffering Jewish v.'omen in Ger- ! man-occupied Holland One of ihe warrant from Dublin. He granted her attorney's request for the June hearing since there were no govern men!, objections. Wailing in an ante-room before the searing, Mrs. Spilaleri sa quietly on a bench while her hus band paced the floor agitatedly. He was in civilian clothes and wore a discharge button. Later, after post- ling a bond, they left the court arm- I ill-arm. j Asked whether they had any j plans, Spitaleri retorted bitlerly : that they had "no comment." l. Mrs. Spilaleri was sei/.ecl by jFBI agents last Wednesday and I confined to a cell overnight before i being arraigned before a U. S. i commissioner. She had pleaded in i nocent lo the larceny charge. ! Al the time, her youthful husband told police he had arrived al Fort Devens for discharg only to 01 his wif's plight. He said Jarn they had been married New Year's Da> in a parsonage al Dublin. o Belgian G. I. Brides Sail witnesses he asked was tiis father- ill-law. Ho in rich Hoffman, Hitler's favorite photographer. Seriate Confirms Juiius A. Krug Secretary interior -in- Washington Senate today Kriig as :••< ::;-L-I The :;::-venr- Idueti'jn B'jard I by unanimous debate. A few horn .-; endorsed unanimously ate Commitee on the and surveys. March r > — i.-T— The conlirmed Julius A. •.try of the Interior, ••lid ioi j i ier IV a r Pro- chi'.-f v. its confirmed consent and without Pepsi-Cola Company, Long Island City, N. Y. Franchisee! Bottler: Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Tcxarkana warranty 5$»s r-W" J l ATLAS Q ?*n s.n.iN°. — 5^^^ i i I]) arlicr he had been public land:; i Blood i nred in , Stephen p: es.-.urc 1 1731; by Hales. wa s the fii 1 ::!. mea.-'Kev. Dr. nol c some clipU. legaided r of Ci:ited llio bol!fl I hat given t-j ihe a tiuiC i'JUi Come I..e Havre, r-rancc. March H nearly 50 OFreneh and Belgian wives and children of American soldiers sailed for the Uniled Slate today after the departure of theii transport, the George George W. Geothals, was delayed 20 minutes when the mother of one bride trice to stow away. 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TARPLEY'S ESSO SERVICE Conveniently Located Third and Laurel Sis. Hope, Ark. Reliable Service - Reasonable Prices Telephone 777 Colemcm's Esso Station Joe C. Colemnn Telephone 187 Third & Hervey Sts. Hope, Ark. If It's Happy Motoring You Want, See Ug all blood- econom- 47TH YEAR: VOL. 47—NO. 123 Senators May Probe General Motors Strike Voice of Opinion By S. Burton Heath- A Course of Chatercd At IOIIL; last'me tiling for which of us would-be consumers have been wishing and wailing nas hap. pened. Coinmon sense and (he American spirit of understandm- compromis<' nave entered the .spattered arena of cunent ie controversy. 'Jne auspie.ous debul was made in Detroil, where officials of ihe Ford Motor Company and of the CIO's Uniled Automobile Workers t'ot lo- Bother, calmly uikcd over their (Inferences in an iitmospheru of co- operalive honesty rather than in mat of Die recriminating super-sen- .silivily which has marked so many labor- management conferences', RV MAX HAt I cry Ih'il cnMh I1ns1lollis 'V"« - lllsi; " v - Washing*., " March a-MV-Con- 1. th.i, Lt " lllUK ; cl Induction was K ,. t . ss ;mc , lht , Lilbor Department to heu miitua interest. Both showed increasing concern today sides were, in lad, so thoroughly <)VI .,. the stubbornly lengthening convinced that an operating plant General Motors strike. \s.is preierable to a closed one thai The Washington developments: each lound itself willing to sacri- !. Proposals for a full-dress Sen lice inane class "face" and an- ale investigation into the causes of nounee a series of genuine conees- labor disputes—including the one j S1 V.'.! S ' •'' General Motors—moved a notch Ihe company agreed lo an 18- closer lo a Senate vote, cent per hour wage increase, retro- Senator Morse (HOre), one of active to January 5. and lo a full- the sponsors time grievance-investigating status die-led in an for fat-lory union representatives. Senate will authoi The union agreed to prevent illegal lee on education and work-stoppages and lo sanction dis- such an imiuiry. charge i;f trouble-making or ineffie- 2. Some sort of new govermcnt ienl workers. So saying, the iwo action toward settling the General parlies shook hands and parted Motors strike was hinted by Sec friends, to meet again the next relary of Labor Schwcllenbach. morning al their common place of Schwellenbach, who is studying business not as enemies under pain- Die written record of the recent ful truce, but as industrial part- proposals, counterproposals! and uer.s pointing the way lo a new era bitter namecalling between I h e of economic peace. It wa.s as sim- corporation and the CIO Uniled ple_aslhal. Auto Workers union told reporters Klsewhere the picture remains ho expected lo "come to a con diametrically different. Just how i elusion" today as to what ought to sadly different was revealed with | be. done. the release, at almost the same He riidn's say when he would an tune, of preliminary estimates of] nounee his conclusion. Nor would the Bureau of Labor Statistics cov- he speculate as lo what it miuhl be. ering the month of January. The documents he was poring The record shows that de- : ->g thai over were brought to him one month there were ..,,proxi- day by James F. Dewey, whom matcly 500 strikes, involving a Sehwellenbach senl to Delroil last "grand" total of 1.750.000 employe:; month as a special mediator in and producing an all-time high (or, the dispute that has made 175,000 more appropriately. Iow> of li),- workers idle since Nov. 21 and pre 200.0' 0 man-days lost. It does nol vented the manufacture of all Gen show the infinite human suffering eral Motors autos. inevitably involved. Dewey was back in Detroil to That is the inescapable story of day. apparently determined lo con American industrial civilization in linue his cfforis there as long as Ibis Year of Our Lord liHli. That i possible, is the record compiled by human | The resolution for a Senate in .Jrn«;JbU,il.v. by. liuii recalcitrance | vesligation into the cu.ases .-•>£ labor _..J i disputes was introdu ,'.' five —•nna yet in an American citv, cap- (senators: . .'» . '. . . . . . , ",' . i i • . i Hope Star WEATHfcR FORECAST Arkansas: Fair this afternoon, tonight and Saturday; colder tonight with lowest temperatures 2832 in north and 32-35 in south portion, frost tonight, warmer in northwest portion Saturday after- non. Slor of Hone. 1899: Press. 1927. Consolidated January 18. 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1946 f AP)—Means Associated Press INEA)—Means Newsoaoer Enterorlso Ass'n. PRICE 5c COPY Russian Officer Says, 'We Don't Want Gold to Handicap Our Friendship With China 7 (Editors: Returning safely to China from an inspection of Russian-held Manchuria —during which he was held incommunicado in Changchun—Associated Press Correspondent Spencer Davis today filed the following delayed dispatch.) By SPENCER DAVIS Changchun, Manchuria, March 5 i Delayed i —(/P) This is Russia's back yard at the moment. "We don't want those with gold in their pocket to come in and handicap our friendship" with China, .... ... „...: ,,,.tne Soviet commandant of Manof the proposal, pre churia was quoted as proclaiming, interview that the ! The commandant, Marshal Rod- •ize its commit j ion Malinovsky. was "loo busy" to d labor to make see the one British and eight American correspondents — interned for reaching Changchun uninvited — who sought ol confirm such slatc- menls. He made his declaration at a (recent banquet, reliable sources said, and added that if any hand of interference wore thrust between Russia and China, "the Red Army will cut it off." The Red army currently controls Changchun, as it does Manchuria's other major cities; and China is represented only by a military mission and civilian officials. Most Changchun shops are boarded up. Civilians leave the streets by 4 p. m. for being ac- yestcr CO stcd by soldiers. This applies to some 350 to 400 Chinese officials sent here by the Chungking government to take over control of Manchurian affairs. Their work has been at a standstill for two months or more. Provincial administrators have ibeen unable to carry out their duties pending agreement between Russia and China on the degree of economic collaboration between the two nations in this once rich land of industry and agriculture. Chinese officials arc housed, for the most part, in one large build- in formerly used by Manchuria's coal mining administration. It is there that Lt. Gen. Tung Yeng- Ping, chief of the Chinese military mission, maintains a small liaison force. Since the fatal stabbing of seven Chinese mining officials on their return from the Fushun Collieries in mid-January, there has been no further attempt to take over coal mines. The Soviets said they would bo unable to guarantee protection of officials. This same lack of assurance for safety kept officials from proceeding lo-Dairen. Only a few have reached Harbin. There is considerable gloom among these officials on their immediate future. Life is much the same for Chinese airforce officers here. They have a small group at the Soviet airfield on the outskirts of Changchun and arc obliged to be in quarters by 4 p. m. They must ask Soviet permission for planes to arrive and take off. We nine correspondents took off for Peiping yesterday, escorted by two Russian fighter planes. Engine trouble forced the "plane to turn back. A protest was field with the Chinese by Red army headquarters and for a supposed infraction of orders in carrying us. Inasmuch as four Russians without passports were traveling on the same plane to Peiping, the protest hardly was valid. ilnl of the automotive industry, in •j thai same period, representatives of the same warring factions, faced with the same problems and exposed lo Ihe same explosive elements, met and arrived al an amicable and mutually satisfactory solution. The path has been charted. American Reds Aid Spy Ring Ranki® Says Washington, March 8 — (UP) — He. John E. Runkin, D., Miss., ranking Democrat on the House Un - American Activities commitee, said today the Russian Atomic spy ring is being assisted "by American Communists, many of whom are on the federal payroll." He said in a .statement that there "can be no question but thai Communist spies and their fellow travellers are trying to secure the secrets" of the atomic bomb. He did not say how American Communists were aiding Ihe foreign agents or whom he suspected. Committee Chairman John S. | Wood, D.. Ga., who announced yesterday that the spy ring had been uneai thed, told reporters then that as far as Ihe committee had determined, no American was involved. Rep. Karl K. Mundt. M.. S. D.. said earlier that certain "profcs- sional scientific societies" jviy be involved, but Rep. J. Parnell Thomas, !"{., N. J., said the efforts so far have been unsuccessful. "As far as our committee can determine, Ihe secret of the atom bomb is still exclusively ours," Thomas said. Rankin said the Communist "are out lo destroy our system of free government and to wipe Christianity from the face of the earth." Kankin said thai his committee protested vigorously when Ihe War Department commissioned Com' munisls in ihe army -and when the Stale Department placed them iu "important positions." --- o ---Churchill in Speech at Richmond It is being considd ..- u.v the Senate Floor Labor Committee. Senator James Murray (D Monti, chairman of the. committee, has sent the resolution to a sub committee headed by Senator Tun nell. Murray told a reporter the subcommittee approves it, the full committee will consider it, an'd if the full committee approves it, the Senate will debate the idc-.'.. The resolution would authorize $25,000 for the investigation.. o Changchun Is NoPbcefor • Newsmen Now Editors Note: In a second dispatch from Changchun, Red Army headquarters in Manchuria, Reynolds Packard, veteran United Press War correspondent, reports the hostile reception given to newsmen by Soviet authorities. By REYNOLDS PACKARD Cnangchun, March 5 (delayecU — i UP i— American correspondents are not wanted in this headquarters city ot Soviet Marshal Rodion Malinovsky, commander- in- chief of Red army forces in Manchuria. The dominant impression 1 have of Changchun is of tommyguns in the lianas of Red army men, pointing at my stomach to turn me back to almost every gateway . The town swarms with American lend-lease jeeps and trucks Continued on Page Two Truman Names Board in Rail Strike Threat Washington, March 8— (Pi 1 } —President Truman named a three-man fact-finding board today in the dispute,threatening a nationwide railroad strike. He appointed Judge Leif Erickson of the Montana Supreme Court, Frank M. Swacker. New York lawyer, and Gordon S. Watkins, of the economics department of the University of California, to inquire into the grievances of two railroad brotherhoods. v The naming, of ..the io.ard .automatically under custom will defer for 30 to CO days a progressive walk-out which the brotherhoods of locomotive engineers and railroad trainmen had scheduled to start Monday. Mr. Truman announced the appointment of the board at a news conference. He took the occasion also to note that wage questions in the rubber and telephone industries had been settled, Klrietly on a collective bargaining basis and in a manner satisfactory to both sides. This, Mr. Truman commented, was done without any ballyho. Missouri-Pacific Regular Schedules Resumed Today It was announced to the Star this morning that. Beginning this afternoon (Friday), the regular Missouri Pacific Train schedule, between Hope and Little Rock will be resumed. Both No. 7 and B will run on regular schedules. Pyramids Are Undergoing a Business Depression, and So is Their Interpreter RV HAL BOYLE Cairo, March 8 —M 1 )— Pyramids arc- undergoing a business depression — and so is Husein Khatlab, as Iheir interpreter. "Sometimes only three people a day come oul here," said Khallab, who is an official dragoman or uuide. "Tilings were much betler during or "lizod" ness belt. ) Richmond. Va., March 11 — i/l'i— Winston Churchill, cautioning that peace cannol be preserved by casting aside "Ihe panoply of wartime strength," called upon .Britons and Americans today to stand together "in defense of those causes which we hold dear. In an applause-punctuated address to a joint session of Virginia's legislature, Britain's war time premier departed from his prepared address to pay special tribute to General Dwight Kiscnhower . for his work in welding the Allied M troops inlo a force which fought "as soldiers of a single nation." He did nol mention directly bis . recent appeal I'or an Anglo-Ameri- will) can military alliance. But he drew a sustained burst of applause when he cried out: "We should stand together. "We should stand logciner in malice lo none, in greed for nothing but air defense of those causes we hold dear." Nor did he mention either Communism or Russia, main theme of - , his address only four days ago in "* Fulton. Mo. Instead, again and again, lie emphasized the close working unil.% of British and American troops in the first years of the war, the power of the American "arsenal for the friends of freedom." And he cried oul as he ended: "Above all. among the English- speaking peoples, there must be the union of hearls based upon conviction and common ideals." "That," said Churchill, "is what Coniuiued on Pagu Two \ knowledge is touring .The whole busi- u la assembly Apologizing for the ruined condition of tiie temples Khallab said: "The Romans did il. They were jusl like Ihe Nazis. Whenever people conquer they feel Ihey have lo smash something. They're all the same." Ihe war. We used lo gel 1500 more soldiers at a time then." Khatrb looks melodramatically Egytian in his lall red lassled tarboosh and flowing wool galla- bya. He can rattle off dates like Phi Beta Kappa, but the romance intrigue and warfare in the Nile Valley's Palmy days interest him only remotely. He looks at life and history strictly from an economic point of view. As a result, he finds himself in disagreement with the Cheops who put -Kill.000 men to work for '.10 vi,'iis some SI) centuries ago lo build the largest pyramid at Gila. jusl outside 1 Cairo. The only thing Khatlab ai'.proves about 'ihe whole piojecl is thai il has provided him ' ' a job. He became a guide two years ago after ihrec years of study of Egypt's past, required .before 1he overnment would give him n guide's license. Before that he ran his own perfume shop in the Mousky," Cairo's native business quarter. "i handled all Ihe best synthetic down in the s; perfumes." he said, "but when bus- | All in all. yoi iiii-ss got bad 1 sold my shop. Now business is bad out here. During the war I made up to two or three pounds a day. Now we got peace. That's nice. But no business. Tli-it's bad." Khattab and His fellow guides toss tourists around like a well- drilled basketball learn. He gives Ihe grand picture, plodding through the desert sunds like some figure out of the old testament. But at each tomb or temple Khallab flips .you over lo anolher guide who cx- JueU on e::!ra fuc for his. spucia- He disapproved strongly of the custom Ihe Pharoahs had of burying their wealth and possessions with them, remarking: "The kings, they all thought they would have another life. They lake no chances — so they want everything with them. They want everything to be just the same when they wake up in the next life. That was 5,000 years ago. Me — I believe when you die you die. Everything fh.ish." Khallab was equally disillusioning aboul the sphinx, which recently has had ils wartime chinresl of sandbags removed and looks like it onec played football for Notre Dame un dtook loo many kicks in the face. 1 don't know who built it — nobody knows who built it," he said. "1 think it is mystery. When they first built il the priests used to creep out before dawn and hide in a hole iu ils head. Then Ihey would call out and people would think it was Ihe sphinx itself talking. "They would throw themselves .ind and worship il." ill get the distinct impression from Khallab thai history stinks worse than Ihe perfume business. He lold me thai all 1 needed to understand Egypt was two words — "Baksheesh" and "Maaleesh." "Maalesh means 'nothing matters'" he said, ".and baksheesh means 'tip, or gratuity'." I look the hint. When I left, Khallab was leaning against a pyramid sneering al the nearest camel as they waited together lo lake the next American tourist for a ride. Business Men Endorse Fund for Factory Last nighl al Ihe annual Chamber of Commerce meeting, Hope business men wholeheartedly endorsed the raising of an industrial fund for the promotion of new industries in the city. This fund will be used primarily for the erection of a building lo hose a garment factory to be operated by the Shanhouse & Son's Co. President Lyle Brown presided and outlined the plans of the Chamber of Commerce for the year, announcing that among other things art industrial, economic and agri- be undertaken in the near future, cultural survey of the County would In regards to industries in the city, he stated that in negotiating for new industries, the welfare of in- duslries already located here would be given every consideration. Mr Brown introduced Mr. H.A. Daugthery, President of Ihe Arkadelphia Chamber of Commerce who staled lhal with industry moving South, (hose cities which first located such indusries would naturally prosper most. Mr. Daugh- cryl further staled lhat the plan proposed in regards lo Hope's ne- gotialions with Shanhouse and Sons was financially sound and a reasonable business venture in addition to being for the civic and business growth of the community. Mr. Brown then introduced Mr. H. W .McMillan of Arkadelphia who handled the business agreement between the Arkadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the company of Oborman & Sons for the establishment of a garment factory in lhal city. Mr. McMillan outlined the general provisions of these negotiations, staling that the building would be leased al an annual rate of 4 per cent of the building cost. He further slated thai Arkadelphia had organized a foundation for the purpose of negotiating with all new industries, and urged Hope to realize it's opportunities and form a similiar organization both lo deal with potential industries and to help and advise individuals in establishing themselves in the city. "Hope," said Mr. McMillan, "with the railroad facilities and natural gas supply can offer more inducement to new industries than any city in this lion." Mr. Brown, in calling for a decision from those present as to whether or not Hope was to go ahead with current plans, received a 100 per cent endorsement of the plan. Also, visiting from Arkadelphia were Mr. George Uewes, Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, and Mr. James Shaw. School Head Found Guilty on 15 Charges Norristown. Pa.. March 8 -i/l'i— The headmaster of a private co educational military school and his 37-ycar-olrl wife conindence by a stor of their teen-age girl and boy puplis, were found guilty of 15 morals charges. George W. Balles. Jr., 33, founder of the Warminisler Academy at nearby Three Tuns, was convicted yesterday by a jury of ten women and two men on 10 counts, including charges of statutory rape, disrupting public morals, contributing lo the delinquency of minors and adultery. His wife. Laura, a registered nurse and mother of a five-year- old girl, was convicted on five counts of contributing to Ihe delinquency of minors, aiding and abetting statutory rape, corrupting public morals and assault. Both had denied the charges on Rail Walkouts May Be Delayed Not Called Off By JAMES MARLOW Washington, March '4 —(A 1 )— One of the bloodiest chapters in American labor history was |hat of the railroads and their workers. But there's been no major railroad strike since 1926. Why? And why will the railroad strike threatened for Monday almost surely not occur? Because of the Railway Labor Act Congress passed in 192(>", and which has un- deigonc a few changes since. A joint committee of rcprcsenla lives of the railroads and unions supported the bill which became the law. This law applies to railroads and airlines. It sets up a three-man national mediation board. The mem hers, appointed by the president, •serve three years terms. Each receive $10,000 a year. The bourq handles disputes over wages and working conditions. ! It works like this: Say a union wants higher pay. It notifies the company. There can be no strike for the next 30 days, while company and union talk it over. •' If. Ihey can'l agree, Ihe union •asks the mediation board to step in. If the board can't get the company and union to agree, it asks both sides to submit Iheir case lo a special arbitration board set vip to pass on this one ease. Neither side has lo agree to sub- mil ils case to . an arbitration board. But when both agree, both must accept the board's decision. ••• • (There has been much bilter- less over the decisions of some of these arbitration boards but they're still being used.) Suppose a union refuses to submit ils case to an arbitration board. What then? It decides lo strike. In . i , ., i • . • i -\ i iciMv*ucunn;yvvt:iiriulLlLllclt. 1V11 . that case, the mediation board de- , Truman desired additional time to odes whether Ihe strike will inter- » .. _...4 . U. S. Awaits Reply From Russia to Get Troops Out of Iran Truman * in Move to Aid Pauley Washington, March 8 — (IP) —Pre- idenl Truman was credited by members of the Senate Naval com mitle today with having stepped in to delay a move for withdrawal of Edwin W. Pauley's nomination as undersecretary of the navy. Two senators who declined lye of their names said there had been an exchange of letters between the president and Pauley. They said this upset an agreement for the California oil man to quit tomor row his fight for confirmation. Pauley himself, however, told the committee he intended to stay in the fight, asserting "no real man quits under fire — no honest man withdraws when he knows he is right." At the same time, Pauley lashed out at Harold L. Ickes. for mer secretary of Interior, and other critics. In Ihe letter Mr. Truman was reported to have sent Pauley, the president was represented as hav ing asked for a delay in any move to withdraw. Senators who sale they were informed about the mat ler added Ihey were told that Mr. •© Washington, March 8 —(/P)—Pres-®- iclenl Truman vigorously asserted al his news conference today that the Uniled Nations Organization would not be allowed to collapse, and expressed confidence that Soviet Russia will go along with the organization's work. The president's comments was prompted by questions about what might happen if Russia declines to comply with the United Slates request for the immediate wilh- drawal of Soyiel troops from Iran. That situation, Mr. Truman said, will be handled when it comes up. A reporter then suggested that a Russian refusal mignt mean collapse of the world peace agen- The president disagreed strongly, asserting that the UNO would not be allowed _to collapse. "Even if Russia went down a cides whether the strike will inter fere with interstate commerce. If the mediation board so decides, it notifies the president. He then appoints a fact-finding board to inquire into the dispute and rcoorl to him. • The fact-finders have to report to the president within 30 days. During lhat time there can be no strike .Nor can there be a strike f " v SO days after the board reports. Then a strike is banned for CO a ays. (There's nothing in the law ac- tulaly preventing a strike within those (it) days. But, by a sort of gentlemen's agreement, the strikes don't occur.) '.-.After the iacl-_findei?s 'report, .to the president,"neither company nor union has to accept the fact-finders' say-so. But they usually do. And thus the dispute is settled. The present dispute started last summer. The non-operating unions — such as clerks iind maintenance men — asked for a wage increase of 30 cents an hour and changes in their working coditios. The operating unions — such as engineers and firemen .and conductors '— asked for $2.50 a day more and changes in their working conditions. The unions served upon the companies the usual 30-day notice. The talks which followed lasted till December. No agreement having been reached, the unions apealcd to the mediation board. That board stepped in and after several weeks accomplished this: Three operating unions and 15 non-operating unions agreed to submit the wage demands to an arbitration board while the mediation board continued to try to settle their demands for changes in their working conditions. But two of the biggest unions — the brotherhood of locomotive engineers and the brotherhood of railroad trainmen — refused arbitration and voted to strike Monday morning. Now the White House has announced the president will one-way street?" a reporter asked. The president replied he did not believe Russia was going down one-way street. Official Washington anxiously awaited Moscow's reply to this country's request for immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from Iran. Fire Damages Liner, Queen Elizabeth Southampton, March 8—(UP)—A; Cunard White Star Line officials hinted strongly today that sabo> teurs may have set the fire which« swept through the isolation -hospit-1 a lof the 85,000 ton Queen Elizabeth^ for three hours this morning.. Police authorities, representa/ prepare a statement. When .asked about the nomi nation at his news conference to day, President Truman reminded reporters that he had made four statements already to news confer ences on that subject. Senators in a position to know had said earlier that Pauley agreed yesterday to ask Mr. Truman to withdraw the nomination provid ing the naval committee made statement praising his action and upholding his integrity. This wa's in direct contradiction to the .testimony of Ickcs, former secretary of Interior, that Pauley had told him in 1944 that- $300;000 could be raised, from oil men if, ^ government suit to obtain title to tidelands oil areas was not pressed. Pauley made his statement lo the Senate Naval committee, which is considering his nomination as un ders'ecretary of the navy, and linked with it a vigorous defense of his record. He asserted his deter initiation is "stronger than ever" to carry on the fight for confirms lion. "For five weeks I have taken the most vicious punching a • man Washinglon, March 8 —(/P) —Offi cial Washinglon loday anxiously awailed Russia's reply lo this couh' try's demand that Soviet troops leave Iran immediately. There was no indication when it would arrive from Moscow. Nikolai V. Novikov, charge d'af faires of the Russian embassy, made his first diplomatic call in months of Secretary oX State Byrnes yesterday. Officials said later, however, that he did not dis cuss either of the iwo Uniled Slales notes senl lo Moscow Tuesday. It was believed likely thai Ihe Slale Department would make public Ihe second of Ihose note's some time today. It 1 concerns reported Soviet withdrawals of industrial equipment trom Manchuria and proposals for Soviet-Chinese operation ol Manchurian industries. Declaring lhal the United States "cannot remain indifferent" to Rus sia's decision to keep troops in Iran, the note released last nighl said Ihe Soviel action was contrary to: The Roosevelt Stalin-Churchill declaration in Tehran Dec. 1, 1943, in which Ihe -'.three .'-.governments pledged "maintenance -of the^inde al integrity of f'ra'n." ' The British Russian Iranian treaty of January 29, 1942, which pledged withdrawal of all foreign troops from Iran by six months after the end of the war—March 2. Principles of the Uniled Nations. The note expressed the "earnest hope" thai Russia would "do ils part, by withdrawing immediately all Soviel forces from Ihe territory of Iran, to promote the inlernation al confidence which is so necessary nit; juuai v i (. J u LI a jju nulling rt j 11 dl l jT .. _ *. ,."._.. Jl3 ^, u * i w»- v= •="«* j can receive," the former Demo lor Peaceful progress among the ^ ,, T , 4;.-, AT n 4:,-.» ., i /~>~ ™ . :t i 4 ~ ntvirifpc r»f nil n si t Jntt u ** nounced the president *vill appoint sity of Arkansas has set up a a lact-lmd.ng board. As explained, government with a mayor-Ec this will delay- the _stnke GO days, fe, p ell ick of Little Rock—s Also, as explained, neither th companies nor the unions have 'to aeeepl the fact-finders' report. The union still- can strike at the end of 60 days. But il isn'l likely to do so. President Truman has sought to have Congress pass a law selling see-j up fact-finding boards in other 'kinds of industrial labor disputes — with a prohibition on strikes while the fad-finders worked — but Congress has kicked his plan around. Labor generally — outside the railroad unions — is opposed lo the idea. Spare Sugar Stamp No. 9 Valid Monday Washington—Spare Stamp No. 9 will become valid Monday for five pounds of sugar. It will be good | through October SI. | OPA expects to validate another home canning stamp in June or ' July. Most consumers will find Spare | Stamp U in War Ration Book 4. Otheis who received their books recently, will find Ihe stamp in a single-sheet .sugar ration book issued in place of Book -4. | OPA said no addition in the regular sugar ration—five pounds ; per person each month — "can be j foreseen at this lime." The next regular stamp becomes valid May J. TO DIE APRIL 12 1 Lake Village. March 8—i.-1'iWillie Riley. :i2-year-old Negro, has been [Sentenced lo die in the electric 'chair April 12 for the slaying ot ! Claude Towns. Negro night watch- 'man, at Kudora. December 4. A i circuit court jury found Riley guilty of firsl degree murder. cratic National Committee treasur er declared. "For five weeks these hearings have been a public fourm for anyone who wanted to slug me. "You have heard it all and now you're hearing Ed Pauley," he said. "No man quits under fire — no honest man withdraws when he knows he's right." Asserting thai the basic issue "is whether I have the proper qualifi cations to make a good and effi cient undersecretary of the navy," Pauley said: "I am convinced 1 can serve my country well and efficiently. 1 know I have served her loyally, honestly and faithfully in the past." — o VET VILLAGE AT UA Fayetteville, March H — (/P>— A "veterans village" at the Univ'er- town Edward M. Penick of Little Rock—arid a city council, the GOO residents live in trailers and apartments-' in the converted barracks of Camp Neil i Martin. peoples of all nations. It requested that it be "prompt ly advised" of the Soviet decision. Meanwhile, optimists pointed out two developments yesterday. These were: 1. Russia's belated decision to send a delegation to the Inlerna tional Monetary conference, which opens today on Wilmington Hsland, near Savannah, Ga. 2. The announcement that the United Stales, Russia and Briliai had agreed on a plan for dividing up Germany's remaining merchant ships, while permitting the reich to keep 200,000 gross tons of ship ping — about one seventh of the total. Ships tolalling 1,189,000 gross tons and valued at 580,000,000 are being divided equally among the three countries. The Uniled Slates and Britain agreed to provided from their shares "approximate amounts" for other Allied nations which suffered merchant marine losses during the war, while Russia will take care of the claims of Poland. lives of the British home office andl company officials held a prelimil nary inquiry aboard the world's,? largest liner immediately after; firement extinguished the baize; Their full findings were not 1 di| vulged immediately, but Hobertl Crail, general manager of the shipf ping line, told newsmen that sabo i tage was suspected. "I do not think there is any rea j sonable explanation for the fire," • he said. "I don't want to say it was i sabotage, but certain views have'] been expressed. . (The London Evening Standard') quoted Crail as saying flatly that i the fire was set by saboteurs.) Southampton, March 8 —(UP)—1 Sabotage was blamed for a mys-1 lerious fire aboard the 85,000-ton I liner Queen Elizabeth today and \ Scotland Yard agents were called •• in to help smash what was "be-; lieved lo be an arson ring operat-'-J ing.in Britain's major ports. The entire Southhampton^dockl area was placed on an anti-sabotage alert and fire patrols were* doubled on ail berthed ships' -..as! police began a m mite check-up all workmr - -i ~ loiterers in the: district. Official -,. 1,1-i i-,nn that thei blaze was (ho . < i 01 saboteurs.! came from Kobeii Ciail, . general! manager of ir-u (Juuard-White st$rl line, -after a preliminary investiga-j lion aboard the Elizabeth, thesf world's largest pass-jnger liner lit* 1 . & Crail told newsmen there "Svasl "ftp other explanation" except'^ ,0tj^6^f6r!- thn-- HiFt^BivhipJfs''^" llirou'gh Ihe shaps t "'isolatio"h al for three hours this morning before it was extinguished. "I do not think there is any rea-| sonable explanation for the firej other than sabotage," Crail said. Southampton police officials^ called Scotland Yard into the easel and contacled police at Liverpool,'! where a number of equally-mys-; terious fires have occurred aboard 1 British ships in the past two weeks. • Experts from the British home; ministry also were en route to the: scene and it was indicated that the authorities suspected the existence- of a well-organized gang of sabo- ' teurs and firebugs. Southern railway police and Gunard line officers joined police in a through search of the dockyards during which everyone in the area was required to produce identification papers. Their job was complicated by the fact thai about 300 workmen aboard the liner when .the fire broke out were ' "strangers" brought down from John Brown's Clyde-bank shipyards to help reconvert Ihe Elizabeth to passenger service. Extra police guards and fire patrols were rushed tp the docks this afternoon and Cunrad officials said special precautions would be taken tomorrow, when the 83,000-tbn Queen Mary, is expected. A Nervous Navy Pharmacist Mate, Delivered His First Baby on Storm Tossed Tanker By JACK B. EVANS Seattle. March 8—(UPi— A nervous and bewildered navy phar macist mate delivered his first baby at 11:25 p.m. (PSTi lusl night aboard a stormtossed tanker 1,200 miles at sea on radioed instruc lions from a medical officer aboard a coast guard culler racing 10 aid him. The baby, u bouncing seven pound, 1'our-once girl, was delivered by Pharmacist Mate Jerry Bradburv, Cleburne. Tex., aboard the U. S. S. Puente Hills. Coast Guard officials at Seattle reported mother and daughter —and Bradbury — were doing fine. Bradbury was the only person aboard the Puente Hills with suf lieient medical knowledge lo .assitU Ihe woman passenger who retired to her bunk late yesterday after noon suffering labor pains at '10 minute intervals. The cutter Jlaida was expected to rendezvous with the Puente Hills at aboul u a.m. iPSTi today, coast guard officials said, and the medical officer aboard would make a thorough examination of the woman. Dr. S. D. Elvin. a Seattle obstetrician, had estimated thai Ihe child would be born sometime beihiiih waves tween li a.m. and noon today, ;uld ! astern. the pharmacists's mate should be able to deliver satisfaclorily bar ring complications and factors of which we do not know." The woman passenger was un identified but Coast Guard officials said she may be a Russian stew ardess rescued from ihe Russian tanker Donbass which broke in half in a north Pacific storm a few days ago. The Puenie Hills is lowing the after section of the Don bass inlo Sealtle and has several surviving crew members aboard. The Coasl Guaid radio station al Weslporl, Wash., picked up the tanker's first urgent radio request for instructions al 3:15 p.m. yes lerday. The tanker's skipper Capt. Willard Campbell, of San Francis „,,.., co and Miami, Fla., used Ihe dis with tress frequently lo transmit the message. The message said: "any ship with a doctor equipped for baby delivery in vicinity of '1742 west, course 000, speed 4 knots please indicate as labor pains are every ten minutes. Have pharmacist mate aboard." The Hudia 300 miles away, immediately changed her course and headed for the Puente Hills which is making only four knots through dragging ihe Donbass Medal of Honor Posthumously Awarded HARRISON, March 8 — f/P)— The Congressional Medal of Honor. awarded posthumously to Phar machist's Mate, third class, Jack Williams of Harrison, was present ed formally today lo his mother, Mrs. William O. Williams, in their modesl five room cottage where the Naval hospital corpsman was reared. The ceremony was attended only by young Williams' parents, his sister and brother, two grandmolh ers, four naval personnel and three press representatives. The award was made on behalf of President Truman and Rear Ad miral A. S. Merrill, USN, Eighth Naval District commandant, by Cupt. A. S. Agelon, USN, dirot^r of Naval Reserve operations in the Eighth District. Young Williams, attached lo the fleel marine force, was fatally wounded on I wo Jima March 3, 1945. He was cited for shielding wounded marines from sniper fire his o\\n body while giving the witness stand, calling the chil- • dren who accused them "liars." Little Kock. March !! — i/! J >— Cir"They can'l do this to me," Mrs. cuit Judge J. O. Kineannon, Van Belles screamed in Montgomery • Buren. filed a corrupt practices county courtroom after the verdict j pledge today as a candidate for re- Continued on Page Two election in the loth judicial district. ing. however, that "fear and com plications aboard the tossing tank er may result in a premature birth." "If the coast guard .ship reached the Puenie Hills at <5 a.m., the may ju.-t yel then.- in linn Comdr. R. A. Sarrille, district medical officer for the coast guard, radioed instructions lo Bradbury. He told him to sterilize all instru ments aboard the ship, including a shoe lace or string for tying the umbilical cord, and to prepare and them first aid although mortallyy wounded himself. The corusman's parents had do clined an invitation from the prcs idenl to come to Washington to receive Ihe ;i\v.:r-.i. hfrer Kurns '*!..'*.•:> :>•-• ..-Pi— Fire ..••: .o:::i' near here ii •.•!. g tho dealhs of; Alaihis, 22, and her Die c«; in I ex i Texan.IK destroyLU ; las', night. Mrs. Harmon lo deliver," he said. "However, [wash the prospective mother. year-old-duaghler. Maihis. 19. was burned critically. He wa.s taken 10 a hospital here. Kerosene exploded as Mathis was attempting to start a wood, fire,

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