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HOPE STAR, H 0 f» t, ARKANSAS O Monday, March 18, 1946 TOMORROW IS THE DAY HEMPSTEAD COUNTY Go to the Polls Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 19th, with Confidence in Your Heart and a Prayer on Your Lips, to Rid Our Home-Loving Community of the Curse of Liquors. BE SURE TO VOTE! "LEGAL" LIQUOR STROYING WOMEN! 600,000 WOMEN ALCOHOLICS IN U.J. NOW! The Chairman of a national organization of ALCOHOLICS recently stated, TiJ£ 9 f ° ° preSS re P° rf ' that lnere are now m r e than SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND female chronic alcoholics in America. He warns that the number is increasing. LOOK OUT, AMERICA! LOOK OUT, ARKANSAS! LOOK OUT, HEMPSTEAD COUNTY! The booze traffic would destroy every decent thing in American life, including our most precious possession—WOMANHOOD! If WOMANHOOD should be destroyed, the Nation would be destroyed. LET'S STOP THE FORWARD-SMASHING MARCH OF THE BOOZE BARONS before they destroy US! GO to the voting places on Tuesday, March 19th, and VOTE DRY. Urge OTHERS to vote DRY 1 9 To VOTE DRY, Scrafdi Out the TOP LINE On Your Ballot BOYS and LIQUOR and CRIME : Mr. J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI, states that during 1944, the largest v nu,mber of males arrested for all causes were SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD .THMK.OF IT! JUST BOYS, but they are now in the ranks of criminals. And LIQUOR is the most prolific breeder of all sorts of crime. LET'S DRIVE THE BOOZE RACKET OUT OF HEMPSTEAD COUNTY AND GIVE OUR BOYS A CHANCE TO GROW INTO CLEAN, CHRISTIAN MANHOOD. MANY OF THEM WOULD BE VICTIMS OF LIQUOR IF IT SHOULD BE KEPT ON SALE HERE. PRAY OVER IT, THEN LET THE LORD LEAD YOU AS YOU VOTE! To VOTE DRY, Scratch Out the TOP LINE on Your Ballot. GIRLS IN SALOONS "Fifty years ago only the LOWEST type of woman frequented bars and saloons . . . today thousands of bars and saloons have sprung into existence, and they are beinq frequented by women . . . idle elderly women, young wives and school girls. THERE 15 NOTHING BUT HEARTACHE AND TRAGEDY WHEN GIRLS AND ALCOHOL ARE MIXED". The above is from one of America's greatest woman writers. Mothers and fathers of Hempstead County, you will have opportunity on March 19th to VOTE FOR THE PROTECTION of YOUR girls and OTHER girls against the LIQUOR TRAFFIC. Whatever else you do on that day, BE SURE TO GO AND VOTE ... VOTE DRY! To VOTE DRY, Scratch Out the TOP LINE on Your Ballot. Save This Page! it Shows You How to Vote Scratch out the TOP LINE On Your Ballot as follows: ^—^—^^^•"^•^^•••^^^^^•••^•••••VK. i V^MHMHOB^H TION A GR Prince Edward Island, a Canadian Province, has had TOTAL PROHIBITION for many years. This Province has NO UNEMPLOYMENT and very little poverty. They have had ONE DIVORCE IN SIXTY YEARS! Since 1927 there- has not been a single case of assault on wife . . . desertion of a family . . . neglect of children ... nor contributing to the delinquency of a child. PROHIBITION CAN PROHIBIT! There are no gangsters, no commercialized vice, NO PENITENTIARY! There are only thirteen policemen for its 90,000 people, and it hasn't had an execution in FORTY YEARS! Its per capital SAVINGS is greater than that of any other Canadian Province. For its size, it has more railways, more post offices, more telegraph lines and MORE CHURCHES than any other Province. PROHIBITION PAYS! DRY on March 19th Be Sure to VOTE MARK YOUR BALLOT AS FOLLOWS — SCRATCH OUT THE TOP LINE LIQUOR from A to Z The Liquor Evil A B C E F G H I J K L M N. 0 P.. Q R S T. U V W X Y Z . Arms more villians, . Breaks more laws, . Corrupts more friends, , Destroys more homes, . Engulfs more fortunes, . Fills more jails, . Grows more gray hairs, . Harrows more hearts, . Incites more crime, . Jeopardizes more lives, . Kindles more strife, . Lacerates more feelings, . Maims more bodies, . Nails down more coffins, . Opens more graves, . Places more feet on the downward path, . Quenches more hopes, . Raises more sobs, . Sells more virtue, . Tells more lies, . Undermines more youth, . Voids more contracts, . Wrecks more men, . Xcites more murders, . . Yields more disgrace, , . Zeroes more hopes. Than Any Other Enemy of Mankind! Christians of Hempstead County, Let's rise up as one man on March 19th, and Drive this Vicious, Arrogant Enemy out of Hempstead County. To VOTE DRY Scratch out TOP LINE on Ballot. REMEMBER, IF YOU DON'T VOTE, IT COUNTS FOR THE WETS —Puid Polilicul Adv. tt' o •'V Our Doily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Cynicism Shouldn't Worry Prepared Nation v Hril Boyle, writing today from JCgypt, reports thai British officers and soldiers stationed in lhat explosive spot are very conscious of an impending third world war iV!,' 01 ! 1 *, of • thc P'^spccts of Ihe United Nalions Organization heading It off. This is the natural reaction of so diors who have fought a will- only lo find there is still no enduring peace. Nor is the situation in thc Near Lasl entirely hopeless. I don't believe Kussiu actually wants war Rul there is a long-time enmity i3cM.ween Russia and Great Britain. Their aims clash in thc Near bast, just as they have clashed for generations there. You have read in Ihis column from lime to time my observation that thc whole point and emphasis of American foreign policy has been, and now is, to play the role of peace-maker between Russia and Britain. We will continue Ihnl role in the present crisis. But such a role invokes certain duties •for our people back home. rit.Tirsl of these duties is to re- Tnain permanently strong, both on sea und land. And only a little behind this is the duty of all our people to keep interested «nd inlormcd about world issues. For Ihe successful peace-maker must be one thai both warring parties respect. A complclely disarmed nation is in no position nowadays to talk lo anybody. * * -K By JAMES THRASHER r Economics and Chance **^Tho world of economics seems To have taken a sudden interest in a book called "Theory of Games and Economic Behavior," which was written by two Princeton professors named Van Neumann and Morgenstern and published 18 months ago. The delayed reaction may be duo to Ihe facl lhal the world of economics has just finished reading the book which, according to reviews, is 025 pages long, crammed wilh formulas, and very deep .gUsh generally. But it mignt also fie that the sudden interest reflects a general suspicion thai the blueprints of long-range economic planning can'l always slcer im- mccliale events in a chosen direction. Brave and learned souls who have read "Theory of Games and Economic Behavior" report the authors have applied to business strategy some mathematical theories that '.hey developed through 15 years of research on Ihe pro- babilily of beating various games j4\i chance and / or skill. To be sure, Drs. Van Neumann and Morgenstern— both eminent mathematicians— have been lo great pains to figure the odds on your chance to rolling snake eyes or converting two pairs inlo a full house. Bui, like so many smart gamblers and unlike so many smart economists, they haven't tried to repeal thc capricious law of chance. From what lillle we know of the ii-ofcssors' theory, we suspect that '" general application might have .. healthy effect on business. We further suspect that it mighl even be helpful in planning a nalion's economic program. Long-range planning is a loose term lhal covers a multitude of sins and techniques in private or government economics. Such planning includes a goal, of course, and- usually a scheme for achieving H. Bui sometimes we find an economic plan whose creators believe thai because Ihcy have faith in their goal and pride in their hon- U'rublo intentions, their methods are accordingly as unquestionable and unshakable as their objective. But it has been demonstrated lhat thc most honest, sincere long-range methods cannot, by these qualities alone, dissolve any unforeseen and unforeseeable obstacles before they come inlo view. Deficit spending didn't achieve the laudable goal of prosperity. Hold- Ihe-line price control didn't produce full postwar production. And so on. , i Bul Ihe champions of deficil spending and hold-lhc-linc price control, because they had their eye on an inflexible objective, clung to an inflexible method long after there was abundant evidence that some change or modification was needed. Perhaps il mighl bo well if our leaders of government, business and labor would realize more consciously that Ihe smart long-range planner's aim is lo wind up thc winner at the end of Ihe game. He doesn't expect to fill every inside '••'-• or take every pot. Hope 47TH YEAR Chamber Asks Industry Fund Star ol; Hooe. 1899: Press. 1927. Consolidated January 18. 1929. Star WEATHBR FORECAST Arkansas: Partly cloudy and S?°i th !, s a £ l ernoon and tonight, Wednesday fair, warmer west and north portions. HOPE, ARKANSAS, On Monday night at 7:30 o'clock 1.' civic-minded citizens of Hope net n, Ihc cily hall to launch'a Tnlhf.i • i £ ''nlsing of a $70,000 Industrial Fund U. be used in -i?.^ K , r" , builtli "K lo house a ,.ii input factory lo be operated bv Shanhouso & Sons Co.. This fund will be raised by "if,»c lg i s -°, ck i .', 1 , ¥1()0 denominations which will yield a yearly ncome of 4 per cent gross or 2 u m i ,1° 2 '» por cent not Tllcse vill be the dirccl returns lo the stockholders, bill to every business in Hope there will be an indirect return by increasing tnc ^pending power of our citizens bv some $200,000 annually. y A Chamber of Commerce slalc- menl said: The workers on this drive, the men who arc giving their lime or Ihe civic improvement of thc :ity deserve Ihc thanks and sup- porl of every cilizcn in the county he pick-and-shovcl work of every drive in thc city always falls lo i lew willing bul lircd contact _ncn. fli raising an Industrial 1'iind for the ci.ty and bringing icw industries and new payrolls o the community, these men are vorking for thc progressive fu- ure of our city. If the individual 'cilizcns arc n accord in their belief in thc uture of our city, they will back ip Ihis fund by purchasing as '1 i ™- ns thcy arc financially ible. This is a one lime oppor- umly, lhc,one we have been wait- ng for Back up your city and •our Chamber of Commerce in he plans for thc future by buying lock in Ihc fulure welfare of our ilizcns. Erring Heiress Forgiven Delroil, March 10 — (UP) —The romantic escapade of blonde Suzanne Frocdlert, 16-year-old runaway heiress, and her divorced "lover" ended today with their re lease by police. Singing happily, the prcty, blue- eyed daughter of a Milwaukee grain and mall magnate was turned over by juvenile authorities to the cuslody of Joseph W. Hicks and Joseph Rapkin, family alor- ncys. Hicks said Ihcy would motor immediately lo Jackson, Mich., where n chartered plane wailed to return Ihem lo Milwaukee. Detroit, March 19 —(UP)— The blessing of a forgiving father indicated today thai a 24-year-old unemployed truck driver would go free for his romantic escapade wilh blonde Suzanne Froedlcrl,' the MJ year-old runaway Milwaukee heiress. The girl and her companion, Ollie Williams spent the night in drab Highland Park jail and were expected to make formal statements to Wayne counly authorities today on their whirlwind romance. The girl's father, Milwaukee grain and mall magnate Kurlis v rocdterl, told Wayne County Prosecutor Gerald O'Brian that he was not a "vengeful man" and did not Increase Forecast in the Price of U. S. Cigarettes New York, March 19 —(/P)— A rise in cigarel prices soon was seen today by OPA and industry sources as "a strong % possibility." The Office of Price Adminlls- tralion rnav lifl the cigarel ceiling within the next two or three weeks to offset increasing costs of raw materials, Geoffrey Baker, deputy price administrator,' said. Removal of price controls on cigars may follow within a few months. Industry sources said cigarel price increases were expected lo range from 25 lo 50 ccnls a 1,000. o Extension of Draft Voted by Committee Washington, March 19 — f/P) — Extension of the draft law for an indefinite period, with service of inductees limited lo 18 months, was recommended today lo Ihe House Military Committee by Selective Service. The recommendation was made in a letter 19 Chairman May (D Ky) from Maj. Gen. Lewis B/Her>hey. Selective Service director. Immediately after its receipt, Ihc committee voted to start hearing Thursday on legislation to extend :he draft, law. Army officials will 3c Ihe firsl witnesses at the hearings, which will nol be open to the public. Selective Service officials said Hershey recommended lhal the extension should be for an indefinite period, subject lo cancellation by the president or by Congress at any time. Hershey also was reported to lave recommended leaving unchanged the present age group sub- icct to Selective Service — 18 lo 45 years — with an executive order limiting aclual induslions to those under 20. Some committee members, including May, have proposed a flat six-months extension with the age imils between 21 and 30, both inclusive. Second Group Hits State Department 'Washington, March 19 — UP) —A Local Union Disputes Hold Up GM Plants Delroil, March 18 —(UP)—The General Motors corporation strike came to an official end today, after 119-days of idleness for 175,000 CIO United Auto Workers. Walter P. .Reuther, UAW vice president in charge of the General Motors Division, announced that more than 90 per ccnl of Ihe union's membership had ralified Ihe National UAW-GM contract. However, the strike will continue in 24 of GM's 92 plants where the union and management have not reached agreements on local issues. These disputes involved about 50,000 workers. Reuther told Harry W. Anderson, GM vice president that local unions "which have satisfaclorily sellled their local demands now stand ready to return to work upon call by their local managements." By United Press The prolonged dispute between Ihe United Automobile Workers (CIO) and General Motors Corporation remained the major barrier today to solution of postwar labor prblems. Resumption of automobile production at the 92 GM plants was prevented by the filing of a score of scallercd local grievances. This snarl developed despite general approval by UAW members of Iheir proposed new contract. More than 75,00 UAW members ratified both national and local agreements and voted to return to work. Approximately 50,000 more approved the new contracl—pro- viding an 18 1-2-cent hourly wage increase — but decided to remain on strike until local issues been settled. have The CIO farm equipment workers ended their walkout against the Oliver Corp., but their strike against International Harvester Company continued. The union will meet at Chicago tomorrow to plan further stralegy in the 57-day-old strike. At Tacoma, Wash., transportation facilities for 50,000 persons were disrupted by a bus strike. Members of the Amalgamated Street Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employes (AFL) struck against the Tacoma Transit Co. over wages and working hours. Elsewhere labor tension appeared to be easing. The major developments: 1. Westinghousc Electric Corp. was to submit today its .firsl wage offer lo Ihe Uniled Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (CIp) since the union 'struck 64 days ago Russia Won't Let Chinese Into Darien Chungking, March 19 —(/P) — A new attempt to secure Chinese access to the Manchurian porl of Dan-en — designaled a free porl by Ihe Smo-Soviel treaty — has been rebuffed by the Russians, a Uimc.sc dispatch reported today. Ihe dispatch said the ranking Chinese officer at Changchun had raised Ihe question of unloading relief supplies for Manchuria at Dairen but was told by the chief of staff for the Russian commander, Marshal Rodion Y. Malinovsky, thai Ihis Question should be sub- milled lo Moscow. Earlier the Russians had refused to permit Chinese government occupation troops to land at Dairen following Japan's collapse, forcing them to fight their way through the great wall, in many cases against Chinese Communist obstruction. -Chinese Communists have broken through government defenses at the rail junction town of Szeping- kai, 10 miles north of Mukden, and street fighting is occurring, the Central Daily News reported today. A semi-official dispatch from Changchun reported the chief of staff to Marshal Rodion Y. Malinovsky, Russian commander in Manchuria, had told the Chinese that Soviet forces would be responsible for protecting Chinese government officials only in areas garrisoned by the Russians. The Chinese commander had pro- o O. A. Graves, Glenn Wallace Named on Road Committees Little Rock, March 19 — (A>i — Chairman W. W. Campbell of Gov ernor Laney's highway advisory eommitcc yesterday named four subcommittees. They arc: i^Ways and Means — Louis Hurley, El Dorado, chairman; A. Howard Stcbbins, Little Rock; Hugh Benlon, Fordycc, W. R. Alsobrok, Star City; Ewing Pyeatt, Searcy; Clinical Warfield, Lake Village, and J. K. Gregson, Berryville. County Roads — Crittenden County Judge Charles O. Smith crs ,Bcnton; Joe Steele, Sprin dale .;Scbastiaii County Judge R.* . Strozior, Fort Smith; Forrest Jeffery, Batesville, and James Sloan, Black Rock. Judiciary — Abe Collins, De- Siuccn, chairman; O. A .Graves, Hope; Fat Nelson. Mountain Home; Glenn Wallace, Nashville; OJen Fullerton, Morrilton; Jim Bland, Walnut Ridge, and Rudy Arnoff, McCrory. Main Line Highways — Mayor J. T. White, chairman; John Ramsey, Malvcrn; Rufus Branch, Osceola: W. A. McKcown, Forrester; V. D. Hill, Cornvay, and Jim Hur ley, Warren. o On the first Atlantic cable, the i/ite for transmission was SI a •ItUtr. wain Williams prosecuted Neither did Suzanne ,who , J1U - fcssed still to love the divorced father of two children whom she met on a bus to Detroit after running away from an exclusive Madison, Wis. school to be "on her own." "I love him" the heiress said. "I hope they don't do anything to Frocdtcrl, reached by telephone at Miami Beach, Fla., told O'Brien not to prosecute, but O'Brien said he would make a decision after statements have been taken on whether Williams would be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. luuuy c Jor -inc girl faces no charge, but!States on his food I !r>n t in i iraH *-»»•» Tin i\n T*, ,..-, T-» .. _ . • i . , m • --• - o . v. . t ...ini !_n .4 !/ — (f | i f± tijiiv,i_; niv; viotyii a 11 Liv,rt \JT Urtj a «ta l second congressional committee I over a 25-ccnt hourly wage in has turned its searchlight on the. crease demand. Stale Department. ° *• °-~ "Members of the House Comrnil- lee on Un-American Activities disclosed today that for the last, two months Ihey have been quietly in vcstigating reports that "persons of un-American tendencies are holding high position in the Slalc Department." Their inquiry, they said, docs not overlap a current inquiry into State Department intelligence op orations being made by the House Military Committee. Disclosure thai the un-American activities group has moved into the Stale Department picture came from Rep. Mundt (R-SD) and was confirmed by Rep. Rankin (D- Missi, ranking majority member. "We have made no formal report and probably won't for some time," Mundl lold a reporter. "But what we have found so far indicates that there is more than rumor to reports that many persons of questionable background arc employed in the department." Mundt said the commilee also will ask Ihe Slale Department for a report on how il will sclecl an estimated 200 United Stales em- ployes lo be attached to the United Nations Organization, o Continued on Page Two HOOVER IN PARIS Paris, March 19 —(UP)—Former President Hoover arrived at Orly airport at 4 - m. (11 a. m. EST) today by plane fom Ihe Uniled Mates on his food mission for President Truman. Starving China and Greece Appeal for Continued Aid; Greatest Crisis Is at Hand 2. At San Francisco, the back- to-work movement of 45,000 bay area workers proceeded peaceful ly. Approximately 150 shipyards and machine shops which had been closed since Oct. 29 were opened. Only three shipyards and several machine shops remained closed. At Detroit, the Ford Motor Company announced it would continue producing current models until after Jan. 1, 1947 to prevent production losses usually involved in a model changeover. Spokesmen for General Motors also have indicated that production of 1946 models would continue for several months beyond the usual lime for a " " models. At the same time, Studebaker Corporation, South Bend. Ind., suddenly laid off 4,000 workers with no explanation other than it was a "temporary" move. Despite ratification of a new na- lional conlracl, CIO electrical workers reestablished picket lines at General Eleclric planls at Kokomo and Fort Wayne, Ind. The workers charged the GE management with "failing to live up to the spirit and intent of the national strike settlement." quested protection for those assigned to administer Manchruia. The Daily News said the Communists penetrated into Szepingkai afler "ferocious allacks" against the small government garrison there. It charged the weak government position was due to Russian withdrawal Saturday without notice. (Associated Press Correspondent Olen W. Clements radioed from Tientsin lhal marines Ihere ex- peeled Iheir planes would be uli- lized lo fly more Chinese government Iroops lo Manchuria soon. There was no official announcement Lt. Gen. Alberl C. Wedemeyer, U. S. commander in China, was cxpecled in Tientsin today. (Clements also said delayed dis- palches lo Ihe newspaper Ta Kung Pao reported that Chinese Communists are besieging Changloo Prime Minister of Canada, Shocked by Red Espionage Plot, Doubts Stalin Knew It Ottawa, March 19 — (UP) — Prime Minister MacKenzie King was still hopeful today that diplomatic relations between his government and Ihe Soviet Union could be salvaged, despite his re porl on a Russian "fifth column" operating in Canada. "There arc some people who are saying lhat we should sever relations wilh Russia," the 71-year-old premier said. "I hope that no view of thai kind will be expressed by anyone in a responsible position." King, solemn and gravefaced, gave a full report in Commons last night on Russian espionage which has confronted his government with "as serious situation as has existed in Canada at any time." King revealed that the espionage ring operated during the war when Canada and Russia were fighting a common enemy. He lold Commons lhal the in- vesligalion of the spy ring, which already has resulted in the arrest of 15 Canadians, including a Communist member of parliament, had revealed thai Soviet agents had sought information of "great and grave import to the United States and Great Britain." "Espionage has been carried on for three or four years in this country," he said. King said he took such a grave view of the situation after learning the details that he immediately" visited President. Truman in'Wash- ington and Prime Minister Allee in London to aprise them of the facts. He even had considered a trip to Moscow to see Premier Josef Stal- in he said, adding that he did not believe the Soviet generalissimo Knew that his espionage agents were operating' in Canada. "I am sure the marshal would not condone such activities," he said, explaining that "circum stances" had forced him to abandon the idea of a visit to the Rus sian capital. King warned the members of Commons hot to be prejudicial of Russia until, all the facts were known, adding that "what has happened here may have been the action of a few men which I am cer tain would not be countenanced by the. Russian people." Documents , "taken from the vaults, of the Soviet embassy" in Ottawa by Igor Gouzenko, a cypher clerk in the office of the Russian military attache, Col, N. Zabpton, formed the basis of the evidence against the spy ring, he said.- •• .,„.. He did riot reveal, specific information- .the documents contained but said they "related to ; plans and records for munitions, troop movements and other serious maters." The informatidn, some of which is in the handwriting of-those already in custody,, will be made public at the -forthcoming trials, he said. • Fred Rose, a Communist member of Parliament who is free on $10,000 bail pending his trial as a suspect In" the espionage case, sat silently through the 30-minute address. He said later he would have something to 'say during the par liamentary debale on King's re- por,l. • Red Cross Total Now Is $4,817 3.00 1.00 §.00 1.00 Previously reported 64,620 97 Mrs. L. A. Foster A. W. Cobb '" Tom Gorham .... W. C. Thompson .'.' Mrs. Elizabeth Horlon Miss Ella Monroe Mrs. Willie Rowe . Mrs. E. E. Prescott 10.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 • 4>u»itJiij wi v_ t-*\-kj*v;£iii(5 wno Ji £ VVJU i • ~~* ••—'• •*• * v-i»^.wi,k .... I* 00 Tiehling and Kaiyuan as well as > c - L - Williams 1.00 Szepingkai.) John Ragland 1,00 Jess Watkins 1.00 Letha Frazier 1,00 Fred Norwood 1.00 Mack Parsons 1.00 Russell Rbwe .'.'......: 1.00' Jewell Jeanes i 00 Mrs. W. S. Durham S.OO Beth Golsten 1.00 Paul Dudney 1.00 'Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Springs 2.00 ' 1.00 1.00 1.00 47 Per Cent of Farms Get Electricity Lillle .Rock, March « - W - ! ^'lio */" jS* to new The Public Service Commission re ported today that 46.69 per cent of all potenlial rural eleclric customers in Arkansas would be receiving service by the end of 1946. This estimate, shown by a commission engineering survey, was Mr . „„ made by comparing totals of actual ~':,' fl yc ' and proposed customers against nV, ,„ n " the lotal potenlial "regardless of Uous Baco " Iheir location and the economic possibility of lines to serve them." The report, wrilen by Chief En-.<.„„„„ „ , gineer W. H. Cobb in collaboration M,. TrxFur,,- with senior engineers E. D. Chapin *»s. Edd Williams Mrs. L. F. Monroe City Eleclric Co. ... Carllon King Aubrey Morris Mrs. Royce Jones 22.00 10.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 and R B. sYone;;;aid-53r972 fa&T jM« ; Paul B^in lies were receiving service prior • ols "f. 56 ' 1 to 1945, 12,923 were connected last M 'f, s , Ma 'y Del1 Ma y year and 32,380 were proposed for H°"f, Uo " .,y; connections in 194fi — makii-.u a Martha Griffin connections in 1946 — making a tolal of 99,275 families expecled to Mrs. Newt Bundy".'.". J. C. Penny Co be connected by next January 1. A S,' P enn y 9 Ot •• Only 11.77 per cent of rural terri-A E - Stonequist .. —o Atlantic Cily, N. J., March 19 —(/I 3 )— Sokesmen for China and Greece told in stark and simple terms loday the story of starvation and suffering in their lands Slid appealed for continued aid 1o prevent the present crisis from becoming an even greater calamity. China's Tsingfu E. Tsiang reported to delegates from 47 nations at UNRRA's council meeting that "famine and starvation actually has begun" in his country — so acute in some areas that people are eating grass and clay. "The aclual slate of affairs is been esli- 'XXX Food S- far worse than had mated," he asserted, <>.,,,,. will have to be supplied foi „.,jollier season. But let us all be realistic. We cannot meet more than one half the needs." Kyriakos Varvarcssos, Greek delegate, said thai only a "small proportion" of the Greek needs have been met, and said that people have been dropping in the slrccls from hunger, children starving from lack of food. He recounted his country's fishl against aggression. ;uid then declared "I feel lhat I am entitled to ask fur Greece a few thousand Ions of wheat x x x to prevent a new calamity." Nikola Pctrovic, of Yugoslavia, said his country was anxious lo lake care of itself, but that war damage was so great the Yugoslavia faced prolonged suffering unless UNRRA restored its 1045 'evel of supplies. He reiterated Ihe small nation's plea for oil, machine parls and other equipment necessary to the restoration of Yugoslav industry. Brig. Gen. Curios P. Romulo, of Ihe Philippines, lold the delegales Ihe commonwealth had not yet received any help from UNRRA other than $3,000.000 in direct relict ordered by Lehman, acting on his emergency powers as director general. Pierre Schneiter. delegate from France, announced that his government had given UNRRA 150 000,000 francs for 1945 and will shortly vote another 200,000,000 francs for 194G. The world food problem posed for UNRRA its major immediate problem — whelher to recommend sharp curtailment of relief aid lo Japan and Germany in order to Kive preference treatment to Allied liberated lands. The issue was flung squarely into the by ruddy-faced, strident- voiced Sir Carl Bercndscn, dele' ' " New 7 ' food re-sources should go lo 'the 3 Britishers to Settle India's Fate London, March 19 — (UP) —A nission of three British cabinet ministers deparls for New Delhi oday lo determine the political ate of India's 400,000,000 people. The cabinet ministers will con- ider, in conjunction with Indian eadcrs, whether India should be- ;ome a coinpletely independent na- lion, a self-governing component of the British commonwealth of na lions, or be divided into separate Moslem and Hindu slales. Members of the British mission are Sir Stafford Crips, president of the board of trade; A. V. Alexander, first lord of the admiralty, and Lord Pelhick-Lawrence, secretary of stale ior India. A. P. Steel Files for Re-Election as Chancery Judge Lille Rock. March 19 —(UP) — The prosecuting alorncy's race in i the 12th judicial district, composed of Scot and Sebastian counties, developed into a three-way scrap today when Lyman L. .Mikel of Fort Smith filed his corrupt practices pledge with Secretary of Stale C G Hull. E. M. Oilman and Incumbent Mo.vd h. Darham had previously liled for the office. A. P. Sleel of Tcxarkana filed candidate for reelection HS im victims of Axis aggression. Emergence of the question the council floor gave fresh signiti eanee to Ihe mission of Herbert Hoover to Europe- on a survey of food needs. " " mittce on relief, h.is taken the position thai no boundary lines should be drawn fur such aid. „_ ... . w h>i.ii.ii t,n\_LtH. HJIM- posed of Polk, Howard, Scvicr Lille River, Miller, Hempstead,' Pike, Clark und Nevada counties. HEDY, HUBBY RECONATED Hollywod, March 19 —i/Pi—Hcdy -—.-„ — Lamarr and husband John Loder. chairman of who separated about three months special com- ago, have become reconciled. A «-• - • --_-.-— •- *• *• v • i> s_ 4 v-WJ I V.I lt-Ll. f\ spokesman for the aclrcss said "all of a divorce has been for- guleu." •**ft+j *•»•>• j^v-i «-\^i 11 wi i \.n ni n^iii" lory in Arkansas has nol been al- localed und Ihe major portion o: this "lies within national forests and other relalively sparsely sel lied areas," Ihe report said. II said 63.4 per cent of th stale's area had been allocalec lo rural eleclric cooperatives, 35.9! per cent lo privately owned powei companies and .67 per cent to mu nicipally owned utilities. Prior to 1945 Ihere had'.been 14, 298 miles of rural lines construct ed, 1,393 were construcled - last year and 9,639 proposed • for con slruclion this year, "provided the xxx "material shortage is overcome," the report said. This would give the stale 25,330 miles of rural eleclric lines by nexl January. The report was broken down to show what each counly would have in rural line mileage by the end of 194G. This included: Arkansas, 654. Columbia, 476. Creaighead, 776, of which 689 vould be operated by REA cops Crawford, 228. Faulkner, 443. Garland, 225. i-eenc, 527, of which 524 would be operated by REA cops Hempstead, 274. Hot Spring, 250. Jefferson, 547. Miller. 297. OuachiUi, 300. . Phillips, 328! Pope, 328. Sebaslian, 267. Union, 485. Washington, 1,109, of which REA coops will operate 912. o MacKenzie King Once Intercepted Suspected Spy Ottawa, March ID —i/Pi— Prime Minister W. L. MacKenzie Kins has disclosed that he himself raced across the Atlantic last fall to intercept a British scientist who he thought was about to divulge Ihc highest priority atomic energy secrets lo Russia. King did nol name the man and did nol slalc whether he was apprehended. o Eating wilh forks was not ..1:00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 .50 1.00 1.00 25.00 5.00 15.00 Mrs. Nettie Lewis 3.50 Mrs. Grace Dickerson .50 Mrs. Pearl Brighl 1.00 Sadie May 3.00 Mallie Sanders 2.00 Frances E. Byassee .... 1.00 Wilma J. Horlon .. 1 00 Mrs. Vera Moses Gough .50 Mrs. Alvin Roberlson .... 2.00 Mrs. Jellie Buller 2.00 Mrs. Wilma Garrctt . 1 00 Mrs. C. D. Ball 1.00 Mrs. Lula Smilh 1.00 Miss Anna Martin 1.50 Mrs. Carrol Allen 1.00 Continued on Page Two 38.50 MqyShelve 65c Minimum WqsJePlan Washington, March 19 — (#•) — Senate leaders debated today shelving the new 65-cent minimum wage bill temporarily becauW of the. strong opposition It faces and because of a farm bloc threat tp use the measure to seek higher agricultural prices. Backers-.of .the administration's wage legislation seemed to feel that delay might work to their advantage, hence they talked of switching consideration to two pending appropriations bills. One .Brevities' $364,114,000, the bulk of -which would go to meet pay.;, incrqases recently voted lor. federaremploye's:""•"-.•.--— ^- --,.!• The other: bill, earriis $3,347,200 for war agencies, including $1,600,000 for OPA and.$1,500,000 lor the Civilian Production Administration.. Both.measures arc to cover the remainder of the current fiscal year which 'ends June 30. -o- U. S. Accused by Spa in of Invasion Plan Madrid,-March 19 —(UP)— The U. S. Office of Strategic Services was charged formally by the Spanish government today with planning a wartime invasion of the Spanish-Portuguese peninsula. Generalissimo Francisco Franco's government made the charge in a 5,000-word reply to the U. S. State Department's "White Book" on Spanish-German relations. Spain denied ever aiding the Axis and said documents were being withheld which would prove "beyond any shadow of doubt" her warlime policy of "loyal neulral- ily," despile pressure from the Axis nations. The 31-page reply was delivered .o Philip Wilson Bonsai, the Amer- can charge d'affaires, but the Spanish government emphasized that it was riot an "official document." . o '— Trial by battle was used to decide court cases in Scotland unlil the close of the 16th century. 1,267 Votes Cast Up to BO Today The Hempstead county local option election was following up a record-breaking vote today, judging from the totals at the Hope boxes. The total cast at the four ward boxes and the single country box up lo , oU, 30 ™°- lclock thls afternoon was 1,267. The tabulation follows: Ward One (Fire Station) 335. Ward Two (Courthouse) 190 Ward Three (City Hall) 128 Ward Four (City Hall) 124 Country Box (Cotton Row) 210 Absentee ballots (Courthouse) 280 The polls will close at 6:30 o clock. The Star will tabulate tmught's returns, and will issue an jixtra" for distribution on the rural routes tomorrow morning—to be sold on the street if the issue is decided early enough. Hope Placed on New State Airline 'Litle Rock, March'19' — Iff) — ' South Central Air Transport,' Inc.. of Fayetleville will be authorize to operate 1,121 miles of inlra- staie airlines in Arkansas within a few weeks, the Public ''Service Commission announced today. Chairman Charles C. Wine said the announcement of the commission s intentions was made in advance of the formal order to permit the company to start assembling equipment and preparing schedules to serve the 23 communities on its routes. The advance notice was the first ever issued by the commission before a formal order was posted Wine said officers .of the company had an opportunity to purchase equipment, which might have" escaped them had the commission withheld the announcement. ' \ The intrastate airline will iu.» elude six routes. . averaging 186 s miles per route : and 46. miles toe-' tween slops. _ Communities to be. served by SCAT include Fort Smith Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Helena. Stutteart, Russellville, Camden, Hope Pine Bluff, Magnolia, El Dorado, Texarkana Cbnway. Blytheville, Hot Springs, and Searcy. • > .:The .firm proposes one 1 trip each way r dtiily - - .inter-connecting All-* stops. • ' - ' SCAT proposed to operate the six routes to provide freight, pas- ' senger and light express service. • Although mail contracts will be sought its officials testified two months ago that the operations were based on the theory the line would receive no mail contracts for several months. Wine said the order, first of its kind ever written in Arkansas, now was "m the mill." He said it would fix an arbitrary date for the tirm to commence operations and the starting date would be considerably less than the twelve Tionths notice sought by the appli- Since the company filed its application, Wine said, it had revised its plans as to the type of equipment to be used. Officers of the airline arc: Ray. mond Ellis, Fayetteville, president; Price Dickson Fayetteville vice president and Ewing Pyeatt Searcy treasurer, •o British Veterans in Egypt Reconciled to View That a New War Is Inevitable By HAL BOYLE Cairo March 19 —M 1 )— There is widespread disillusion among veteran British troops in the Middle East on the prospects of perma -- - - develop nonts as the march of Russian Iroops into Iran they see the seeds of a new conflict — the age old ockeying for position among the big powers that has always led to var in the past. And to these men, vhose firsthand study of history von them bloodstained diplomas, he rubs and rivalries of great na ions are more depressingly sig- lificant of what lies ahead than all ©— war and now he is waiting for the next to begin. He was quite calm. That was what was the most appalling thing about it — his lack of emotional protest, his complete absence of resistance to the whole idea. He just assumed another war is coming mailer of factly, as another man might accept the theory that the sun will shine tomorrow as usual. "The world is finished." he said "I really believe the world is finished. "As long as hate lives!in the world what nonsense it is to talk Would Bar Bolters on Vital Bills known in England until tiic reign uf James I. 9 yficant of what lies ahead than all of peace And what did our 1 war do he rosy word pictures of world [to till hate? Nothing What lesson ^uncord painted by UNO diplo- ^aye we learned? None. The Jew The realities of bailie and the liscomforts of military life left icm a growing yearling for ideal- sm, but also suspicious ofits real- zation in world affairs. They are uick to withdraw into their protective shell of cynicism at the first indication that Ihc world is step- wins back into its old familiar pattern with the actions thai have always preluded strife. Those who most wa.ni peace are now among the first to lose faith in it. I talked wilh one young Royal Air Force officer waiting to go home to England who said he was already resigned lo fighting in another v.-ar. He haa just finished one The" Adrian natcs tne Italian and the llalian hates the Yugoslav. Franco hates the French and I hate Franco. . 'Every person,, every nation has its, own hatreds. And what can come from hatred buU war? Well let it come. Even if I'm cracking I cah still say I've had a good life, a bloody good life." This young man is not yet 30 years old. He is unmarried. And today he feels more certain of having a second war lljan he does of having children. He feels he has had a lull life. By most standards, quiet standards most, men want io live by, Ins life has hardly begun. Washington, March 19 — (UP)— . .ei'elary of Commerce Henry A. Wallace invited the wrath of conservatives today with a proposal that Democrats be read out of the party on failure to support vital administration legislation; He said offenders might seek of- lice as independent or even as Democrats, but that party support should be denied them if they re, fu ?ed lo support "must" bills. Wallace discussed stricter party discipline before a luncheon of the Women's National Democratic club. He explained that he would oppose party discipline on minor Hems. But he argued that there are certain propositions which any president musl regard as essential Those who refused to go along, he said, should be denied future support of the party organization. Right now Wallace would measure party regularity by the votes of iiembers of congress on three is, 1. Control of atomic energy. •i. Foreign relations, especially as they relate to Great Britain and the Soviet union. 3. Full employment and produc- Wallace's proposal recalls the Roosevelt purge which jarred the Democratic party in 1938. The late President Roosevelt and his advisers had a list of upward of a dozen members of the House and ad- re- benate who had opposed the ministration. Local conditions re duced to four the number of persons Mr. Roosevelt actually under ok to defeat in Democratic pri, * nanes. The State Police Say: A little horse-sense added to the horse-power helps hold acci- denis down. YOU must furnish the hors>e-sense to avoid havine an accident, *

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