^^^^ ^,. t ^ Page MOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Thursday, March 14, 1946 Celebrities Plagued by Admirers Nw York — Van having lunch a; the the other <by when came over to h;s '.LI bio .i!i.-i self- consciously i;itsvu:.K-oil himself.' "I'm from '.\K;f hi>;iM- unvn. AVestport. Coi!.-!., Van," he »aid. Van shook hands o..-rdi:i!lv. "I met you oiifo at Mrs So- Yankees Blast Revivals in Florida St. Petersburg, Fla., March 13 U . P| - T . n <-' New Yo ''k Yankees, ,-.'! 1 "' ^' s ernan were the terrors of V 10 erapcfruit circuit today, hold^ I""'' consecutive victories over thc two bcsl leams ln and-so's " the famous . feilpw added, mer.tionini: society name, "No, 1 don't." Van replied, politely but with ice in his voice. "You see. I neve:-* u .-,.< in that lady's homo. I'm .from the other side of the trucks a-y.i never was in any of those big phn.-i.-s." That sort of ruso is \ cry popular in saloon society, licit celebritey. particularly of the entertainment world, have so ;nanv storied written about them th.it' ;heir entire histories are available to any screwball who wants to remember such facts. I've seen folks from my own home tov.-n of Bufiulo, who never knew some of the lads and lassies in the old bailiwick all. pretend to be friends of. (he family or intimate pias of close friends. just to have l.'ie oppci turiity \o say: "Oh yes. I visited Katharine Cornell while I was in New York." Or: I "I was at the Stork with Harold ! Allen —• t knew him when he i worked as a song plugger in Mur-,ray Whiteman's Scnjj shop. We're [great chums, you know." I • Celebrities have come to know j ; just about when such an approach • is sincere or not. These celebrity- • , ciusei-s. who amount to approxi-i 'mately the same sort of characters- as the curiosity seekers who like t'o j view tawdy murder scenes, very' oiton sjo awuv believing thev have • , , ,-,.. , , .--- •-• convinced the parties involved that ;Clgl - lt - ox -°- 1 - s and a converted sec- i they really are old friends of the I family. Occasionally they even jjo 'so far as to telephone the glamorous former home-towners later in an attempt to muscle m un a COCK- : '' u ' lul1 '.tail party or dinner. It seldom i rt 'e bombers from the Bronx, : works, tnough. j after routing the St. Louis Cardi• Another version of this celebrity- jiials three games in a row,, came i chasing includes the mental cases i u "ck yesterday to blast the world 'who "drop names." A name-drop-1 champion Detroit Tigers, 12 to 1, per is a character who actually i" 1 ; > "big ining" display rominis- ! knows nobody. You can sit around : l 'ont of the prewar power of the • Broadwav and hear some of. these I'imaggio-Gehrig-Diekcy "murder- i psycho-neurotics as thev glibly, *•''''>' row." idrop such glamorous tidbits as: | m marking up their fourth conse- ;"Dotie ParKer said the funniest ' cutivc Florida victory and their ! thills' at Elsa's party," adding i twelfth in 15 games — counting the 'some usually apocryphal yarn ! Panama series — the Yanks ex- i gleaned from a Broadway column, i 1'lodert with eight runs in the sixth Just the other night in El Morocco 'inning, including home runs by :1 heard a gal, ambitious io be rec- ; Bil1 ^-uber, Joe Gordon % and Di- 'ognizedas an accredited member jmaggio. : ot salon society, say to her com-j The Yankees hammered three . pa:iion: I Tiger pitchers, Freddie Hutchinson, "I had the most wonderful time ' George Caster and Wall Pierce, for at Ethel and Bob Leavitt's party ! lo hits while Steve Peek and Zuber last night. .Bob was wonderful. | thratled-thc world champions' at; Such a tunny guy." tack down to seven safeties, in- j "Ethel" in public platform ap-i eluding only two extra-base , pearances is the musical Ethel i blows. j iVIerman, Avho had not heaved a I i party at Till, but was at another! MacPhail wins Argument lone tossed by movie producer Ar- j St. Petersburg, Fla., March 13 jmand Deutsch and his wife, Benay ! —(UP> — Manager Eddie Dyer ex- Venuta. Furthermore. Bob, who ! pressed disappointment today iii ,vas reportedly so funny at _ the • the recent showing of his St. Louis party, was in Holly wod, working ith his bodd, David O. Sclznick; But that's Broadway. -o- Ecuador Star Wins Over Guernsey New Hork, March 14 — n Francisco (Panclio) Seaura's retrieving ability and liking u>r board courts made the two-fisted stylist.. , . , -•--,.from Ecuador thc man to catch in I lo , ul ' tn .straight game yesterday Cardinals. pro-season National League favorites, and he was a bit sore at President Larry MacPhail of thc New York Yankects. Dyer came out second best in an argument with the Yankees' boss yesterday. MacPhail ordered thc Cardinals to play one game against thc Cincinnati Reds here today, complaining that the scheduled doubleheacler would hurt thc atendance for a single game the Yankees are to play against thc Reds tomorrow. MacPhail referred to a previous Cardinal-Yankee training schedule agreement and Dyer relented. The Cardinals dropped their terms. Southpaws Ed Minncr and Vic Lombard"! pitched thc Dodgers to a 3 to 1 victory over the Giants yesterday, evening their series at a victory apiece. Mack Rebuffed West Palm Beach. Fla.. March 13 — (UP)— Manager Connie Mack of the Philadelphia A's was rebuffed on two sides today, first by holdout Pitcher Phil Marchildon and second by President Larry MacPhail of the Yankees. Marchildon and Mack conferred today but thc veteran righlhanded star said they were still $5,000 apart in their contract negotiations. Marchildon wants $12,500 and Mack is offering $7,500. Mack also revealed he had attempted to obtain Outfielder Johnny Linclell from the New York Yankees but had been rebuffed by MacPhail, who said the lanky, ex-pitcher was not lor sale. Nat Catcher III Havana, March 13 —(UP)— The Washington Senators' catchim; corps was cut to the bone today by the departure of Jake Early, No. 1 r e c e i v e r, who contracted ptomaine poisoning and was or- dored to return to Washington's Or- lando, Fta., training camp. The Senators had to borrow two catchers from the Cuban Alt-Stars yesterday and then promptly de- foaled trie Stars, 0 to 3, rallying with four runs in thc third inning, climaxed by Second Baseman Slier- ric Robertson's home run. Jimmy Dykes III Pasadena, Calif., March 13 — (UP)— The Chicago White Sox opened a steady run of exhibition names today, starting with the St. Louis Browns. The Cnlcagomis will play 30 out of the next 32 days. Manager Jimmy Dykes is suffering from an acute stomach ailment, having lost 20 pounds since at riving here. The Browns defeated Seattle, G to 5, yesterday. Pirates Break Camp San Bernardino. Calif., March 13 — (UP)— The Pittsburgh Pirates broke camp early today, one squad traveling to Fullcrlon, Calif., to meet the Los Angeles Angels and the other staying here io play Seattle. Pitcher Hoyce Lint was assigned to the Bucs' Albany, N, Y., farm loam in the .Eastern League. County Health Unit The chest X-ray clinic will be held at the Hempstead county courthouse on March 20 and 27, 10-10. All white people will be x-rayed on the 20th and all colored people will be x-rayed on March 27th. Persons who have their records competed will have a notification o; their appointment time mailed to them. Others who desire an' x-ray and who are eligible for an x-ray may I see their private physician for a I record form. Teachers and students who arc Io be x-rayed should report for their appointment in the morning ! session. Groups in thc same community should report to thc clinic at one time. This clinic will be held under the direction of Dr. A. C. Curtis, Director of Tuberculosis Control, Arkansas State Board of Health. wmmsss. You tret quantity too In Morolinr. retroloum Jelly. A motllalna chest "must" t Aids lioallnff— soothing dreasliiB to minor burns— cuts. HlRhcxt quality. Yet a BIG JAR COSTS There were only 100 dentists in the United States in 1820. Tuberculin testing of dairy herds was introduced in 1890. Pnsteuri/inK machines were introduced in 1895. Paper single-service containers for milk were patented in 1906. Announcing the Opening of COMMUNITY FURNITURE 606 N. Hazel Phone 357 New and Used Furniture WANTED TO BUY All Kinds of USED FURNITURE E. W. DAVIS THURMAN ARMAN the national indoor tennis tournament today. Pint-sized Pancho breezed into when pinch-hitter Glen Russell's single in the ninth inning off of Southpaw Howie Pollctt gave the the semi-finals of the meofby rout-! Boslorl Rccl Sox ;' 1 to 0 victory at ing Frank Guernsey of New York | aa ''? sota -. ., . „ .'**ilH in straight sets. 6-2, u-4. G-'l. yes- j terday. while the premeet -.nvor- Meanwhile, the Reds arrived for today's game fresh from a 0 to •! ites. "Billy Talbert and Don Me- victory over the Cleveland Indians Neill. will try to catch up with him I ? l . 1:im P a - Tnc Recls came from today in their quarter-final bcmnd three times to win, finally Wilmington. Del.. clinching the victory with a three- run splurge in the sixth inning with matches. meets Sidney Wocd"'w'hilc" McNeil! j Ra >' Lamanno, Ray Mueller and of Oklahoma, former national '-Booby Adams driving in the tal- titlist. engages Sidney Schwartz, j lies the 16-year-old "golden boy" from Brooklyn. 3 Jap Soldiers Hanged for War Crimes, Singapore Singapore. March 14— (.T)— Three Jaapnese soldiers — Lieut. Kaniyuki Holdouts Report Miami, Fla., March 13 —(UP) — The Brooklyn Dodgers have been Practically "commandeered" to play an exhibition game against the Philadelphia A's at Savannah, Ga., Friday for the en'tertainment of delegates atending the UNO monetary conference, Dodger Secretary Hal Parrott .announced to- Nakamura, Capt. and Sgt. Major hanged today at Changi jail for war atrocities which included the Komai Mitsuo | The Dodgers will leave their lijima — were Daytona Beach, Fla traininc ' ' ' camp Thursday night for the 438- mile train trip. Parrot also re, .... . .... , . ------------ .... . - killmg of Allied prisoners of war. ! vealed that holdouts Pete Reiser The three were the first war crim- 1 outfielder, and Ralph Branca' mals to be executed in Singapore. I pitcher, had reported and accepted and this is What she bought/ SUCH AS YOU DREAM ABOUT PARE! CONSIDER! and To the Voters of T V I • • • •• We Are Not Voting on a Question of Wet or Dry. We Are Voting on Whether or Not We Have Legal Controlled Liquor and Get the Revenue or Whether We Put It Backjjn the Bushes With no Revenue. 'f r " - . • We Have Had Liquor Always and Always Will. If We Put It Back in the Bushes, Where Are We Going to Get the Four and One Half Million Dollars Revenue that Comes in From Legal Liquors? Ask Your Representatives if They Know Where to Get the Revenue? SHALL WE INCREASE THE SALES TAX? SHALL WE INCREASE THE GASOLINE TAX? SHALL WE INCREASE LAND TAXES? Taxes Are Already High and Should Not Be Raised, But, We Must Take Care of Our Old Aged and Unfortunate People Let's Not Vote This Money Away From Them This Ad paid for by a Friend of Legal Liquor —Paid Political Adv. V.,' <Y World-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Hope YEAR: VOL. 47—1NO 129 OlB DAILY BREAD Sliced 1 Kin by The Editor Alex. H, Washburn Stor of Hoo«. 1899: Press. 1927 Consolidated Januorv 18. 1929. Star WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Considerable cloudiness, scaltcred light showers In east and north portions this after- non and lomgnt; not so warm in west and south portions tonight, faaturday partly cloudy and cooler. HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 15,1946" •„ j iT"Hii, • " • jj I V/l¥Vw M&t Profit While other Arkans<$ some Hope people can tj Liquor never built di prohibition is the indeiibl rise Qfe getting industry all is getting prohibition. ut it is equally true that — ~.- 7 ~.y,,;.fi of a small town, When you vote on the Hfempstead county local option question next Tuesday you might as well face the truth: You will be voting on whether to send Hope people to Texarkana to do their shoppjng,'just as dry Prescott and Nash- y villc now send many of their shoppers to Hope. This is the year 194<$.jBy 1950 we will be holding an-' other federal census—and.%en Hope wants to be able to show a population abovo lOjOOO, which is the deadline for a seizable city. Prohibition is'; not calculated to help us reach that goal. Hope is the largest City, in.Arkansas threatened with a local option vote. Some other Counties have gone dry, but they were largely rural, (vjo city of approximately 10,000 was affected—with the ."exception of Jonesboro, I believe, where the election was ( 'stoged while the country was yet t at war and all her fighting men were away from home and disenfranchised. • ' We want our city j-to grow—not remain small and stagnant. j One of the responsibilities that a city has to meet—that a village'can dodge because it never wants to be anything more than a village—is 'the responsibility of handling the liquor traffic honestly arid courageously. The traffic is so handled in the big cities you go to. Why can't it be harwe'd-the same way in the city where \ you live? ****'' By JAMES THRASHER% Short-Sightcd Economy" • Thc War Assets Corp. recently announced the sale of Y02,surplus airplane engines to three airlines. The sale brought the government $'<,'J12,(1M, or nearly 7j per cent ot the original cost. But before thc country s taxpayers extend this agency a vote of thanks for having their besl interests at heart, it might be well to look a jbit .further.. ..n the month of Januaiy, the entire American aircrp£t5. : ,'inglne industry turned out 2li engiin&svfor military planes. (The ;only":otner engines built were a le^ tor .small aircrail.) A strike in .planiiKpro- ducing jet and turbine <ingfhj&!wa's ; partially responsible for tftisjiinvaU iigurc. But the principal ;,'-----— were the sharp Kt-II^ hit*. 01 IL* i. JJ 1.1141(1411 11^11 b^Ul'M.f 111- Itary procurement and'the- s'a'.e of the .surplus engines to commercial. lines, These lines now have oh older. 554 new transports, which_jw ^ quire 15GG engines. But • * -'*» Assets Corp. is expected 1 . more than 72,000 aircrat| and spare parts available If one-third of these are* 1 -* thc government mignt receive around ?G5l),000,000 for them over a period of years. But, since all but a lew of tne big new transports can be powered by surplus engines, this sale might close the whole commercial airline field to the aircraft engine industry for years to come. In the past this field has taken : j more than half of the engine production. Kcmovc that market, equip most of the few military planes scheduled for' 1U4G production with si/plus engines, and where does that leave thc aircraft engine industry—and the national defense? The answer is: right where the industry and thc national defense Canada Holds 5 for Giving Atom to Reds Ottawa, March 15 —•(/!')— Canada accused a member of its Parliament today of violating thc official secrets act and charged four government scientific workers with transmitting confidential war secrets to Russia, including details of a super-explosive known as "RDX." Fred Rose, known as the only Communist ever elected to thc Canadian House of Commons, was arrested after a Parliament session last night and formally charged today. Rose belongs to „., 'Labor Progressive parly, which »H Jabsoriicd _tbe.. Communist party 'Mien it was franhed^iir "'wartime. Che Montreal labor leader had were after the last war, when surplus Liberty engines stymied and stilled the development of new airplane power plants for 14 years. It seems inevitable that the most important aeronautical changes in |L the coming years will be in propulsion units. We are on thc thres- •hold of a revolutionary change in such units. The conventional engines that the War Assets Corp. is selling will be obsolete for military purposes in a short time. It is not enough to draw plans and make working models ot new jet and gas turbines and new self- ptopcllccl missiles. They must be put on a practical production basis, developed, tested, and changed. Our aircralt engine builders arc now , j: equipped to do this. But they will "' not oc so equipped for very long if their chief source of revenue is closed to them. Their best minds will be forced into other fields, thc winning wartime team will be broken up, and our national safety will suifer. Shortly after V-E Day, a spokesman for the Aviation Division of the Surplus War Property Administration said thai two things should bo made clear in'the problem of surplur aircraft disposal: No ap- pieciablo amount of money was I going to be recovered, and the disposal program would have Io be planned as a positive contribution to American aerial progress. The program, this spokesman said, would have the power to make or break our future in aviation. Thc last, statement still seems to hold true. But the reasoning behind the first two apparently has been forgotten. If thc present policy of short-sighted economy continues, we shall again find ourselves left far behind. t And next time—if unhappily there should be a next time—it is unlikely that there would be an equivalent of thc French and British aircralt orders of 1U39-40, which gave us two peacetime years for a breathless sprint in which to try to catch' up with the rest of Ihe world. 2 Killed at Grade Crossing Near Little Rock Li tie Rock, March 15 —(UP) — P. Ginch Atwod, 50. of Liltle Rock, and an unidentified woman companion, were killed instantly late yesterday when a fast Missouri Pacific passenger train demolished the automobile in which they rode at Fairfax crossing near here. ,,|'«j Investigating officers said the wreckage of thc car was carried approximately 250 feet. II was believed that the driver of the car lailcd (o i-tt; thu di>proacliiiJi» train. .*eld Cdmmuhlst offices in Canada and had spent six months.in Rus- star-lecturing youttivigroups, ;. V Supt. Joscphat Brunei 'of' the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in Montreal thai charges against Rose "most definitely" were connected with the espionage case. The Royal Commission, in a second interim report depicting Soviet agents as trying to fcrrel the war secrets of Canada and the United Slates, said Dr. Raymond Boyer, assistant professor of chemistry at McGill University, had admitted giving Russia full information on his secret work with 'RDX." "He said that with this information .competent persons would be in a position to design a plant to. produce the material in quantity," thc commission said. Boyer was accused of transmitting his secrets early in 1942 and into 1944, while Russia and Canada were allied in thc struggle against Germany. Thc four persons previously ac- ised were minor governmental workers, who were charged with working with thc Moscow-directed espionage ring to obtain data on he atomic bomb, radar, electron- cs and the disposition of numerous United Stales corps and divi- ions which laleiy had fought the Jermans. Five persons, other than ho eight already named, still arc under investigation. "Some witnesses holding strategic positions have made the significant statement, under oath thai they had a loyally which took priority over the loyalty owed by them to their own country and, for that reason, they acted as they did and would have continued so t'o act had they not been delected," thc commission said. Today's Royal Commission re- porl elaborated on the general charges made public March 4, giving "spy thriller" details of operations under psuedonyms. Thc earlier report said the military at- tachc. of thc Soviet embassy had sought to obtain secrets of the atomic bomb, radar, electronics and the whereabouts of numerous United Slates military units. In addilion to Boyer, the commission named Ihese: Harold Samuel Gerson, assislant to the head of the production con, trpl department of Allied War Supplies, Ltd., a government company concerned with the production of chemicals and explosions. Gerson was known in the spy ring under Ihe cover name of "Gray," the report said. Squadron Leader Mail Simons Nightingale, employed as a telephone technician in the construction of military airpots by the Royal Canadian Air Force. Dr. David Shugar. a PUD in physics at McGill University, who was employed in the navy on research in anti-submarine dcleclion. He used Ihe undercover name of "Prometheus," the commission reported. o Genie Chamberlain Assistant Cashier of First National Mis Genie Chamberlain has been named assistant cashier of First National Bank, llie bank announced today. Miss Chamberlain has been with the bank for 10 years. She succeeds Roy Stephcnson, resigned. o If bread becomes too dry for the table, brown il lightly in the oven and serve it like melba toa^t. Expect Rural County to Reach Quota Frank Hill, Red Cross chairman for rural Hcmpslead County, reports complete distribution of supplies to his chairmen throughout the county. He adds that the workers are busy in their respective communities. He feels confident that their $2000 quota will be reached by March 25. He says, however, that this will require hard work on the part of the volunteer solicitors, and public spirited citi/.ens to help hunt up their community chairman to make their donations to him or her to help relieve the difficulty of the task of contacting all persons in the rural area. Mr. Hill announces the following persons as chairmen: Patmos: H. L. Haglcr. Hope, Rt. 1 (Spring Hill): Mrs. Ii.arl Calo, Robert C. Turner. Guernsey: Mr. Morgan Griffith (Rt. 4). Fulton: Mr. J. I. Licblong, Mrs. Sam McGill. McNab: Mrs. Herbert Raley. Saratoga: Mr. W. M. Dillard. Columbus: Mrs. Dannie Hamilton. Washington, Rt. 1 (Cross Roads): Mr. C. W. Harison. Washington: Mrs. Melson Fra- sicr. Ozan: Mi-s. Wilbur D. Jones. Bcngcn (Nashville Rt. 1): Mrs. Carl Ross, Mrs. Glenn Grpwell. McCaskill: Mrs. Chester McCaskill. Blcvins: Mr. R. W. McCrackcn. DcAnn (Hope Rt. 3): Mrs. Irvin Burke. Prescott, Rt. 3 (Beard's Chapel): A. R. Avery. Shovcii Springs: Mrs. Earlie McWilliams. Previously reported .... $3,370.65 Star Publishing Co. 25.00 A. H. Washburii 10.00 Emma G. Thomas 2.50 Wanda Rugglos 1.00 Jess M. Davis 3.00 Clarence Weaklcy 3.50 Zclma Aaron 1.50 Fern H. Tarpley 1.00 llcmpslcad Co. Lbr. Co. 5.00 Bill Wrap 1.00 Joe Wray 1.00 Paul Erwin 1,00 Fred Gilmorc 1.00 H. O. Kyler 5.00 E. S. Franklin 2.50 Fred Hunt 2.50 SrCallicqtt 2.50 Eva Nell Moxley 2.50 F.-,Z. ; .McAdams ............. 1,00 Willis Wells 50 Margaret Pruitt 1.00 47.50 9.00 Mrs. J. L. Jamison 5.00 Roy Anderson 10.00 Mr. & Mrs. Arlcst Trout 2.00 D. F. Wiggins 2.00 17.50 Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Edwivrds 19.00 Brunei- Ivory Handle Company Employes Brunei- Company 2.00 100.00 2.00 Ivory Handle 'i,? j j 236.32 Employees as follows: 336.32 Orvillc Steadmmi, J. F. Gorin, Ross H. Bales, Veatrice Bales, Vera Cornelius, Glen Cannon, Robert M. Rogers, G. W. Womack, A. R. Hamm, Vernon Osburn, Dave West Alma Foster, Male Haltom, Willie Brandon, Dick Brandon, Thomas A. Ross, H. B. Hoskitis, L. G. Kennedy, J. R. Steadman, Ray Kitchens, Joe Raschke, Joe T Morgan, Roy Ward, Dewey Ray, Clinton Crawford, J. V. Dodson, T. M. Byrom. Wm. H. Sinyard, S. A. Westbrook, Jean Ray, Roy Brittain, E. A Allen, W. B. Johnson, Charles Richardson, J. 1. Peyton, W. D. Front/. Willie McFadden, Bud J. Clark, Albert D. Turner, G. F. Erwin, Joe Burkey, Mack Trotter, Lewis Hamilton, Louie Jones, James A. Gleghorn, E. L. Cox, Arno Seaton, E. Langston, Bcnnie Flcnory, Esaw Walker, Roy Bun-Is, Hiram Lem- Conlinucd on Page Two 20 Million Income Tax Returns Are Due at Midnight Washington, March 15 —(/P) — Millions of Americans — possibly 20,000,000 or more — must file returns by midnight tonight or face penalties. A revenue bureau spokesman hazarded n "rough guess" that hardly more than half the approximately 50,000,000 individuals who must file returns on 1945 income did so before today. Of those who did, however, 7,500,000 already have recieved refunds totaling more than $300,000,000 — an average of $40 each — the bureau said, promising all refunds will be paid by July 4. Q Iran to Fight If Reds March i Upon Capital London, March 15 —(UP)— The Iranian war minister, reportedly with assurances of American diplomatic support, today pledged his country to a last ditch battle against any Russian move on Tehran and accused the Red Army of threatening Iran's security. War Minister Gen. Ahmed Ahmedi told a press conference that the Iranian Army would fight to the last man. and even the boys and girls in the street would join them, if the Russian njove on the capital. Ahmcdi called Russian roop movements in Iran "a Direct threat to our national security." He said that the Soviet garrison in Azerbaijan has been tripled within the past month, Red Army troops were being reinforced only 20 miles from Tehran and Soviet motorized columns were moving toward the T\ i i.l.-! «U f ..*.* i •. Turkish frontier. Thc war minister said Iran planned to ask the UNO security council to reopen the Iranian case at its meeting March 25. A Tehran dispatch to thc London Daily Telegraph said that U. S. Ambassador Wallace Jurray had promised American support to the Iran government, if needed during talks with Shah Mohammed Rcza Pahlevi Ahmed Ghavam. and Premier Iran mobilized its American- equipped army of 100,000 men for action against the Russian military might while the mystery of Soviet military and political maneuvering set off political unrest and a mass of rumors throughout the" middle east. War Not at Hand, Neither Is Peace Washington, March 15—(UP) — President Truman's efforts to discount alarm over the international situation fell somewhat short today in the light of world events and statements of his own State Department. Three was agreement in responsible quarters, as Mr. Truman indicated, that there is no justification for alarm about the imminence of another war—that the best way of solving current problems is to keep calm and cool. But it is well known that some of Mr. Truman's closest foreign poll- A 5 soc| tHed Prew Newsoooer EnterorHe Ass'n. PRICE 5c COPY India Offered Her Independence, Either mjurjOut of Empire Churchill Closely Guarded as He Appears in New York for Speech Answering Stalin New York, March 15 —(/?)— New problems as salisfaclorily as the president's off-the-cuff news conference stalement might indicate. High congressional leaders, equally concerned, today indirectly cautioned their colleagues that the almost • daily outbreak of floor speeches against Russia- and other nations was further aggravating the tense state of world affairs They told reporters it may be necessary to make some effort to stop speeches which antagonize other countries until current tension is eased. i The president's advisers are not worried about a new war. But they are worried not only about Soviet Russia's unilateral action in Iran and its effect on the United Nations, but aboul wounds being in- flicled by Ihe Churchill-Stalin name calling over the Briton's proposal for an Anglo-American military alliance. Pressed for comment on the international situation, Mr. Truman told correspondents late yesterday: "I am not alarmed about it .1 am sure we will work out of it." But it was against this background that the president voiced his optimism: 1. Anxiety in official quarters about Winston Churchill's decision to continue his world debate with Generalissimo Josepf Stalin over an American radio network (Mutual) tonight 2. Last minute cancellation by Undersecretary of State Dean Acheson of his earlier plan to sit al Ihe sneaker's table with Churchill at tonight's New York City dinner for the former British prime minister. Acheson excused himself on grounds of pressing official business. 3. The Stale Department's insistence that new reports support its Tuesday night statement that Soviet reinforcements are moving into Iran. Other official quarters, I however, concede that late reports . , The capitals of Turkey and Iraz 'however, concede that late reports buzzed with rumors—lacking ; ln y :a b° u t Soviet troop movements are nffifiril nnn f i'»«m n t irtu _._ +U « 4 4 \, _ Cflll f UK in ft nnrl in en rr\n rtnoof nnn , j v , t iwitiuiu *u\,rkii i& fcAiij confirmation — that the Kurdish tribes in both countries were on the brink of revolt in sup- portof a Kurdish autonomous nation. There were equally unofficial reports that the Turkish-Bulgarian frontier had been closed. Turkey was said to have 1,000,000 men under arms. Ankara kept a wary eye toward Russian troops reported on both her Bulgarian and Iranian frontiers. Unofficial reports said the Iraq airforcc, strongly British supported, had been reinforced against a possible revival of the Kurdish rebellion of last summer. The Kurds inhabit the border regions of Iraz Turkey and Iran. There have been efforts to promote an autonomous government of the Kurds. BRITISH AWAIT REPLY London, March 15—(#•)—A British foreign office spokesman said today Britain would be unable to judge whether Soviet policy in the middle east is aggressive or defensive until a reply is received to a British note to Moscow asking Russian intentions in Iran. A dispatch from Canberra quoted ugh Australian government circles as stating-that the British concurred with a view expressed before the Australian parliament by Herbert V. Evatt, minister of external affairs, that Australia confusing and in some cases contradictory. 4. Frank admission by United Nations and American officials that the Soviet-Iranian situation threatens to pose a crucial test for UNO at the New York security council meeting March 25. o Industrial Fund Vital for Future Membership in the Hope Chamber of Commerce now total 243 subscribing $7,437.50 annually to the future growth and development of the city. This amount will allow for operating expenses and a certain amount of promotional work- but it is still insufficient to carry out current plans for a survey of Hempstead County whereby would be catalogued our resources and potential yearly production. Statistics of the County are vital necessities in order to best advertise and promote our ability to produce. With the launching of a drive gardcd Russian policy sive. as defen- Thc Louisiana Purchase doubled the area of the United States. Guy Basye Takes Issue With Wednesday's Editorial; Says Many Liberties Abridged ^^^ lho privilc8e of buyin «- There is certainly much more than personal libcrtv involved in Uns issue Within the past year yoti protested softo si be cause some boy had shot a rifle inside the city limits He had not hurt anybody, and I doubt U he would have hit anyone more 1 an once out of fifly shots. Why lake away his liberlv'- Why moh b the carrying of concealed weapons'' J pi onion If an individual would take his liquor and go off to himself fX^ni, 11 "'in ' 10t e . nt } an ,S«- ^e life, limb and morals of his bu I wl£ ii »hn '» ^ n V Bht b? TC J llstmt ' a <i°» to your position, but when the liberty of one individual endangers the safely and 1 ' gl0< ' l ° n Jt JS lime thal the 1 ' bei ' Ues ofSindi- unlfe'^he i^ucn'c'e XSo,^ "" "^^ ^ I admit thai voting the county dry next Tuesday is not Ihe full answer to the liquor problem, but I maintain that the moral influence ot the open saloon, the selling of beer in our restaurants and the granting to the liquor business a "legal" stains is doing untold damage Io our present generation. Legalizing an evil doesn't remove its hemousncss. In fact, it makes it a far greater evil su'nr-TO-u Us'cvU 1 sU " lding ° ivcn il by luw has a tendency to It is a blot upon our community that we ever did grant a license. We cannot undo thr harm that has all ready been done, but, by the help of God, we can remove thc false respectability COUM"V D°rv S Tues'da" lhl '° U8h US lc S aliza « u » b >' voling our any Se'""^^ 1*$^ " 11Uti °"- bul si " is tt ro P«"» ch to Sincerely, „ „ t _, . , GUY E. BASYE i . f>. Inis leltcr was not prompted nor edited by a professional anli-liquor man. March 14, 194ti Hopt, Arkansas. next week to raise an Industrial Fund, Hope has an opportunity to insure itself against the future. We have all seen towns grow, and we have seen many die. No cily can be assured of continued success by depending solely on inev- idibles. No city can be guaranteed continual existence regardless of changing conditions except by planning, working and investing in ils own future. An investment in a $200,000 additional payroll in our city is a way of investing in our industrial growth. It is an investment that will be made by civic minded citizens whose vision enables them to sec beyond today. This opportunity cannot be seized by your Chamber of Commerce alone—it requires the whole-hearted support of every citizen and every business in Hope. o Soldier Slain and German Girl Held Frankfurt, March 15 — (UP) — The army disclosed today that an American sergeant was found shot to dealh in his billet yesterday with a lovelorn German girl standing . . ,_„ w« M , binij. ij w (, gujaocu OVGI' Ihe day's aclivities to focus in the former British prime minister's talk tonight. Extraordinary precautions were taken by Scotland yard men and city authorities to guard the oughty Briton in his Waldorf-As- loria holel suite and during his swing through the city. Churchill was expected to reply tonight lo critics of his Fulton, Mo., speech and possibly to Generalis simo Stalin's renunciation. Contents of the talk were secret. A member of Churchill's staff said the one-time war leader had the only copy to use in delivery from 9:30 to 10 p. m. (CST) at an official city dinner. A long-hanging fog and drizzle — similar to London weather — enveloped the city and was not expected to break during the Churchill tour. Two Communist members of the city council said they would nol allend a ceremony at city hall where Churchill will receive the city's gold medal and distinguished service certificate. Councilmen Benjamin J. Davis, Jr., and Peter V. Cacchione said in a joint statement that Churchill was trying "to bring about a third World War against our great ally, the Soviet Union." Meanwhile, the greater New York CIO council announced it would throw a cordon of pickets around the Waldorf-Astoria -where Churchill will address 2,000'guests as the climax of a day-long city fete. Saul Mills, council secretary, in a call for pickets, said Britain's wartime leader was "fomenting a new World War," and added it was "disgraceful" that New York should give "official recognition and a public platform to a man who so recently was repudiated by the overwhelming majority of the voters in !:is own country." Police, meantime, put into effect elaborate protective measures. The hotel police detail was augmented to bring the total to 24 detectives and 52 uniformed policemen. Two detectives and a uniformed policeman now ai-Q stationed day and night outside Churchill's suite and three detectives are posted around the clock in the hotel package room, to inspect every package addressed to the Churchill party. Occupying the dais with Churchill will be 42 foreign ambassadors and ministers to the United States and official representatives of the United Nations organization. The United States itself, however, will not be represented officially. Undersecretary of State Dean Cheson, originally scheduled to make one of the welcoming addresses, will be unable to appear because of pressure of other busi ness, the State Department last night. said And it still was not known whether Russia would be represented. An invitation was sent to Andrei A., Gromyko, Soviet ambassador, but the ~ ' - ' - - \\ da HOI **i T) uouiiigLWIJ at me miivr and that a reply would be made later. should seek an "interim ment commanding the possible support." London, :March 15 — (UP) — Prime Minister Clement R. AUlee today offered India her full independence, either inside or outside the British empire. Attlee told the House of Commons that a British ministerial ' mission would go to India with a free hand, and if India wanted to cut lose from the empire by free vote, Britain would help her. . . T hree members of the ministerial delegation will leave by plane £ 01 " JP d ,l a next Tue sday. They are Sir Stafford Cripps, F. W. Pethick- Lawrence, and A. V. Alexander. .Attlee said the commission ' govern- greatest "My colleagues are going to India with the intention of using their utmost endeavors to help them ob- ; tain freedom as speedily and fully as i possible," Attlee said during debate on an India central government bill. "If India elects for independence, m our view she has the right to do so. It will be for us to help make the transition as smooth and easy as possible." . Attlee said the ministerial mission to India would be given ,a free hand in discussions leading to the development of India into a completely self-governing nation." "India herself must choose as to whalt will be her future constitution and position in the world," he said. "I hope that .the Indian people may elect to remain within the British commonwealth." Remarking that the "tide of nationalism is running very fast in, India, and indeed all over Asia," Attlee added that "we must remember that India is affected by what happens elsewhere in Asia." Whatever course India chooses, he said, "it must be by her own. free will. The British common- Russian embassy said he I wealth is not bound together by in Washington at the time chains of external compulsion. It Q fttl-\1 tr tin-Ill! A V*.-i -n-, rti3 rt 1 *! H f 1*O/1 QCCTSM-lin+inM -.C J! Unions Ratify Terms of Labor Peace By United Press A back-to-work movement gained momentum today, as CIO electrical workers met to ratify a wage agreement with General Electric, and General Motors employes indicated approval of a proposed settlement of their 115-day walkout. Delegates from 16 General Electrical locals last night ratified terms of the new contract and voiced confidence of rank-and-file approval at membership meetings today. Workers were expected to return to their jobs Monday. Throughout the giant General Motors empire, sentiment appeared overwhelmingly in favor of a new agreement granting wage increases of 18 1-2 cents an hour. A company spokesman set April 1 'or .a resumption of production by GM, which normally turns out 60 per cent of the auto industry's output. Setlement of the GE and GM strikes, involving 275,000 workers •educed to 365,000 the number idle .n labor-management disputes. In other labor developments: 1. Federal conciliators pressed or settlement of the Weslinghouse Electric Corp. strike, whose 75,000 employes walked out last Jan. 15 with GE workers in support of de- nands for a $2-a-day raise 2. United Mine Workers (AFL) President John L. Lewis continued legotiations with the soft coal operators on behalf of 400,000 miners vho have threatened a nationwide walkout April 2. 3. Ford Motor Co. officials announced that more than 1,400 production workers would be recalled Monday at the company's Lincoln plant in Detroit, where production has been suspended since Feb. O. At New York, federal mediators scheduled meetings with officials of the CIO United Electrical, Radio expressed no hope for early setlle- Continued on Page Two Jos. Pilkinton to Run for Prosecutor James H. Pilkinton, Hope attorney and former state senator, today announced that he would be a candidate for Prosecuting Attorney in the Eighth Judicial District composed of Hempstead, Miller, Lafayette, Nevada and Clark counties. Mr. Pilkinton was born in Hope and at an-early age moved with his parents to- Washington, Ark.. He is a graduate of Washington is a free association of free, peoples." Then he added that if on the other hand India should chose in- endence, she had the right oeptH dependence, she had the right to' do so. "The tide of nationalism which seemed at one time to be canalized among a comparatively small proportion of India— namely, the educated, classes — has tended to' spread wider and widen" Attlee" r continued. "It spread to those wonderful soldiers who have done great service on. the war. Whatever division there may be, there is an underlying demand among all the Indian peo« James H. Pilkinton High School, of Henderson State College, Arkadelphia, and attend^ ed Arkansas Law School, Little Rock. Mr. Pilkinton worked his way through the Arkadelphia institution serving as manager of the Henderson Bookstore during his college days. He won national fame as a de- bator while at Henderson College Continued on Page Two Of All the Strange Men Hal Boyle Has Met Strangest Is Captain 'Afraid of the Sea 7 n\ By HAL BOYLE Cairo, March 15 —(/Pi— Traveling abroad, you meet so many peonle they begin lo look as much alike as ducks in a shooting gallerj— all moved by thc same mechanism and going the same way with — ^- . ~.. o _ v j ,_, ,_, . A VJL* lOl*jJGt hem. The only guy who re mem Ihe same sel expression. They forget you. You can east coast and many of his Iriends from those peaceful times had gone under when German torpedoes began reaching across the Atlantic. Their watery deaths were in his mind when he was summoned to Britain on a shipping mission. [un in her hand. Plump Ingcborg •••--.-„ = i picked up the dinner check. a slill smoking i But there are a few odd ones that : gel filed in stray corners of your -- '-,--••?-.— o r ischcr told bruin and pop out in memory army authorities that the gun went sometimes like clothes from an off in a scuffle when thc sergeant'overcrowded truck. Such was thc Hied to take U away from her. .young Russian in Hong Kong who under the heart .killing mm in- | used to lie abed of mornings and Ihe bullet ripped into his left side shot cockroaches off the ceiling _— ^ eM>7 ,,., v j ^..n_, tl - j_»iiutni un a Slimmim mission jci-s the occasion is the one who From the start of our voyage he Jickcd uo the dinner rhi-rk i..-,^ „„..,.,;.. "... ... •* e •"- sanlly. The sergeants identity was with with a rifle. Or the army nurse at Tobes.sa who called Ihe hospital , ,, ,. ", ." 'V.V..V.*,, ,. t ,o \\Jin- i L-(.K.-.-?.>( i wiiu Liiuuu me iosi3ital held for the time being. He was 1 ward for head injuries "the cab- understood to have been supervis- bage patch". Or the barber HIS Ulf l.nhHI'nl (Mill M !-» ,iffj,.«..<-' 1VT...-I . . ...l._ ., . r . ing the Cabaret Club, an officers' rendezvous. Col. R. J. Connolly, provost marshal, in announcing the killing said , lhal Fraulein Fischer apparently - «|j^a*v.-4Jn,v uu\i'ii.-u as passengers togemcr was angered because the sergeant through Ihe North Atlantic during was boin rede ci-i.j ' «,^,.i,-,,-,n .,.,^j *u... ., ____ ...:.. ,.• ____ , i was beinj. being redeployed left behind. Naples who save free shampos only lo men with blue beards. Such certainly was "thc captain who was afraid of Ihe sea." We traveled as passengers together was certain our convoy and • — ~ *• • »«•»•!« wvti v.uuvu,y eta doomed. I never knew a man who mentally explored more thoroughly his prospects of dying. His morbid certainty of disaster was in creased when he noted we were the tail end of the convoy. Then one mild and 'cloudless afl ernoon we heard a muffled explosion and saw a lower of smoke rise from the stern of a destroyer escort lo starboard. Our convoy moved on and another escort went back to stay with the crippled ves sel. Later, our radio operator said ne had overheard messages indi eating seven men had been killed m the explosion. After that my captain 2 Shot in Fracas Over Stolen Car Two negroes were shot and wounded when state police arrested three of them with a stolen car last night at McNab, Stato Police Sergeant Herald Porterfield said today. Wounded were: Yncie Carrigan, soldier; Maryland Scott, ex-soldier; and the third negro arrested was Thezell Muldrow. All three are held here. Sgt. Porterfield said the negroes were found with a car stolen from Mrs. Jesse Brown, Hope. Senate Race Passed Up by Stassen St. Paul, MinV, March 15 —(UP) — Harold E. Stassen, announcing J s » S .VPP° 1 ' 1 of Gov - Edward Thy? of Minnesota as a candidate for Ihe Senate, left the way open today for his own presidential candidacy should he decide to run. Stassen announced his support of Ihye m a radio address last night. He would not be a senatorial can- aidale himself, he said, because he fell he could do more oulside the Senate toward "strengthening the Umied Nalions Organization and preventing a third world war " By suoportim? Thye instead of running himself Stassen would have "ore time to concentrate in the 948 presidential campaign , al- hough he has not openly avowed ns candidacy. Stassen, former Minnesota governor who served on Adm. Halsey's staff in the Pacific, is one of the strongest Republican presidential possibilities. In his address last night, Stassen said he would lour the other 47 stales lo oppose elements which he said are confusing foreign policy and weakening the nation's economic system. He said he also would like to visit other countries to study their problems first hand. Slasscn said he was "determined lo do everything within my power . . . to prevent a third world war." He said the best hope for peace was to "develop and strengthen the United Nations Organiaztion . . ." American Indians domesticated aboul 40 plants. , --;c» - -,-.... -.,.v,,,n w v^uim^ er a mv cautain iipnnuint i u-wartime and the captain lived in ance stayed on deckTcac day un ,11101-tal d!ead of submarines. Be-1 Continued on Pa ye Two The State Police Say; Will you watch for little girls and boys. Drivers in the country arid town? Really, it's one of the greatest crimes Io run a little child down.
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