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Page Six •y- HOFI STAR, H 0 P C, ARKANSAS {Allies Lounch World-Wide ^Search for Fortune Cached ;Away by the Nazi Big-Shots dollar fortunes cached by Nazi bigwigs outside of Germany. '' Amencan. French and British officials assembled for a series of negotiations with Swiss representatives over German external assets fit Switzerland, estimated at iron $250,000.000 to $750,000,000. t State department officials hoped j. HHsuiii&ion, March 18 —(UP)—1000.000,000 francs or $250,000,000 The western allies began an all-out J francs. pffott today .to track down the mul- State department officials believe the Swiss estimates are incomplete for a variety of reasons: 111 They were determined before some 1800 German safe deposit boxes had been opened (2i all reports to the Swiss government were not accurate and (3) the Swiss decree blocking German assets exempted persons holding dual Swiss-German citizenship. The negotiations, expected to last four or five weeks, are intended to clarify such points. The American delegation is headed by Randolph Paul, formerly with the Tres- ury department, and Seymoir Rubin of the State department. U. S. officials said a big obstacle in the search was the fact that many Nazis deposited their fortunes through four or five other persons, often in very complicated chains. In addition, many Nazi bank accounts were closed out early in 1945 and the funds transferred elsewhere. the talks would ly- on the trail p of ut them definite- the "rainy day" fortunes of Nazi higher-ups as Her- rtian Goering, Joachim Von Rib- bentrop and perhaps even Adolf Hitler. •The officials they ever got said the only lead on Hitler's hidden wealth came about two and a half I years ago when it appeared he was 5 feeding royalties from his book. "Mein Kampf," into Switzerland. But nothing ever came of it. Ssviss estimate German as sets in their country at about 1,- State Bought Half Billion in War Bonds Little Rock March 18 — (UP)— The patriotic and thrifty-citizens of Arkansas bought more than $458000,000 In savings onds during the eight loan drives to finance Uncle Sam's parl in World War II. Figures released here today by C. M. Wilderson executive director of the Arkansas savings bond division showed also that even though the war is over and the pressure of quotas has been abandoned the state continues to buy bonds. During the January-February period of 1940 Wilkerson said Arkansas bought $7,898,000 in bonds $2.988,000 of which was bought last Personal erty Floater surance g ' you more tection personal INSURANCE Phone 810 Progressives Rejoin the Republicans Portage Wise., March 18 —(/?»— The Progressive party of Wisconsin, a liberal organization founded 12 years ago, has decided to abandon its party identity and seek to carry out its policies in Republican month. Getting off to slow start Ar- state's big year was 1944 <i total of $215,232,000 in was purchased Wildcilson ranks. The decision was made at a state-wide conference of party members here Sunday after Sen Robert M. La Follete. one of the j Progressive party's founders and its titular head, recommended the action. The vote to return to the GOP came after a stormy six-hour conference in which labor groups, supporting a move to have the Progressives join the Democrats, and other minority groups fighting a losing battle to retain party identify. finally had to bow to the wishes of the majority who could see no future in their party. On the show down vote, 284 delegates favored rejoining the Republicans, 67 voted to retain Progressive party identity and 51 wanted to !jom the Democratic party Forty-two delegates took the floor to discuss the question before Sen La Follette was called upon kansas participation in bond purchases gained momentum as the war progressed toward its smashing victory climax late last year. when bonds said. Then with the end of both the war and quotas late the next year sales dropped to $163,687,000. Arkansas ranked 35th among the states during the eight drives in cumulative sales and 46th in cumulative per capita sales Wilkerson pointed out. He added however that the state's per capita sales were in line with its per capita income. Wilkerson released these figures showing the total sales and percentage of quotas by drives: First drive $18,324,000 or 101 per cent: 2nd drive $37,092,000 or 183 per cent; 3rd drive $64.656000 or 111 per cenl: 4lh drive. $60,134.000 or 125 per cent; 5lh drive, $69,652,000 or 124 per cenl; 6lh drive, $63,602,000 or 144 per cenl; 7th drive, $76,832,000 or 142 percent; and 8th and final drive $59,894,000 or 166 per cent Total sales by counties in the eight drives included: Arkansas $6,527,000; Columbia, $6,276,000; Garland. $10,358,000: Hempstead $5,005000 -.Mississippi $13,309,000: Ouachita, $7,635,000; Phillips, $9,458000; and Union $10144,000. was convinced "the Republican oarty of Wisconsin offers us the best opportunity for the advancement 01 Progressive principles. •^•i NOTICE... There will be a Meeting at ONE'S DAIRY WEDNESDAY MORNING MARCH 20th, 9 o'Cloek - "for all Milk Dairy Producers to hear MR. PAUL CARRUTH of the University of Arkansas All Producers in Milk Dairy Industry are cordially invited tn nH-onrl tl^'tr ^-,^ n i-: — t_ i , ,. ' Rescued From Isle After Shipwreck Los Angeles, March 18 — f/P)— PhysicaUy and.mentally exhausted, La Follete told the delegates he J? r ,% Bemice ^ £ £ ^ ^ «,- „ : i .... _ o .*v? uu Calif., was rocmioH H\' +hn IT Q Inasmuch as time is limited all Producers are 'urged to be here promptly at 9 a. m. Calif., was rescued by the U. S. Coast Guard yesterday from bleak, uninhabited Anacapa island, where she was marooned for 14 days after the wreck of a 50-foot fishing boat. Her husband, 42-year-old Roy, Brown, and their friend, John Barta, 38, who sailed with them out of Santa Monica harbor March 2 on a pleasure trip, are believed to have been drowned in the mountainous waves that sank their boat, the Nancy Lee. Mrs. Brown, 43, managed to survive' by hanging for hours to a floating gasoline drum. "We ran into a heavy storm March 3," Mrs. Brown told her rescuers. ''Our litlle boat was whipped around like a feather in a windstorm. Then a huge wave flooded the engine room, and with our power off, we had no chance. "We cast off a small skiff. Barta and I had climbed in when my husband was washed overboard. He managed to swim lo Ihe skiff but it capsized as he reached When I came up I managed up fishi Announcing the Opening of SHOVER VILLAGE ADDITION To the City of Hope The Colored Addition just 5 blocks tost of Yerger School on Shover Street 61 LOTS • Each lot 50 feet in width, 145 feet in depth. High. Well drained. Rich soil. • Divided by 40 foot wide Harris Street. • Warranty Deed and Abstract of Title. • Several lots already sold. Buy while the choice lots are still available. • Terms — Cash down payment Balance by the month. FOSTER-ELLIS AGENTS 108 East Second St. Phone 221 it. to swim to the fishing boat, "which was now swamped, and got on the bow. But I was washed away as though I was a fly. When I came up again, both my husband and Barta were gone. I didn't see them again." Tossed from the tops of giant whitecombs to the depths of the troughs, Mrs. Brown was strangling with sea water when she floundered to a gas drum. She hung on for hours, until ,at nightfall, she saw a big rock. With her slrenglh almost gone, she still managed to swim to it and lay there exhausted until the nexl morning, when she struggled 300 yards to Anacapa island, 13 miles off Poinl Hueneme. On Anacapa she mighl well have expecled lo slarve, for it is not populated and Ihere is no means of existence. Nevertheless, she found a hut once used by Ihe navy, which conlained precious emergency ralions, barrels of rain water, blankets and a battery radio set. In front of these surprising discoveries Mrs. Brown collapsed and for three days she was barely able to move enough to feed herself. She had been badly cut and bruised in the wreck of the boat. Staggering to the beach, she built a signal fire on March 8, and she kept it lighted until she was rescued. On the radio she was able to keep track of the days. Baruch Named to Post on Atomic Board Washington, March 18 —(UP1 — Bernard Baruch, 75-year-old finar)- cier and adviser of presidcnls, for President Truman loday draflcd another top post—as this country's representative on the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission. Thus one of the nation's revered elder statesmen will have a key posilion in handling man's grealesl weapon and newest problem. The nomination of 'Baruch, who made millions as a brilliant young Wall street operator and then turned to public service, will be sent to the Senate tomorrow. As the U. S. member of Ihe 12- man UNO commission on atomic energy .Baruch will be charged [ with this country's share of the j burden of preparing a plan under j which the use of atomic energy, I in weapons and otherwise, can be I controlled in the cause of peace. | The United States' ultimate goal | as outlined by Mr. Truman is the ! outlawing of atomic weapons and I the use of this energy only for I peaceful advancement of mankind. PHILANTHROPIST DIES Miami Beach, Fla., March 19 — (UP)— Maurice Falk, 79, Pittsburgh. Pa., philanthropist, died in a Miami Beach hospital last night I after an illness of several weeks. I 54 Rescued in Freighter Wreck Off Scotland Glasgow, March 18 —(UP)— Fifty-four persons, nine of them women, were recovering today after a daring sea rescue which snatched them from the American frcighler Byron Dnrnton as she was breaking up on Sanda island off Ihe coast of Scotland. None of the passengers or crew was injured when the ship ran aground yesterday while en route from Copenhagen. Rescuers balled a heavy sea to land all safely at Cambcltown, a life boat stalion 10 miles from the entrance lo Ihe Firth of Clyde where the wreck occurred. Dr. Ralph Giles. \ Baltimore, Md., the DarntonV medical officer, explained that "(here was no visibility" when the ship struck the island. He said the ' freighter "shook from' stem to stern," but that there was "no panic." o • Goering Says He 7 s Willing to Die Nuernberg. Mnrch 18 — (UP) — Rcichsmarshal Hermann Goering said today that he was proud to offer "my head" at the bar of Allied justice for his belief in Adolf Hitler and Nazism. Goering made plain that stood by Hitler "for better worse." Under cross-examination by Chief Prosecutor Robert H. Jackson Goering .said: "After I got to know the fucrhcr and his personality I gave him my hand and told him 'I wish to lock my fate with yours come what niay, ior better or worse, and that includes my head' — and it includes my head today here." Goering denied that the Nazis ever contemplated invading the United States. Goering said he believed there was no doubt thai Hitler, Pail! Joseph Gocbbels and Martin Bormann were dead but denied he was trying to pin the blame on the dead. He affirmed lhal he was Ihe chief influence on Hitler until July 1944, after which "the fuehrer mistrusted all bul Bormann." He said that German rearmed because "only he who has a strong sword has peace and I am of lhat opinion today in view of the current complications even more than ever." He insisled lhat he felt all along that the United States would enter the war. "It was nonsense that the United stales would nol fight if atackcd," he said. he- or Bergen's Puppets Radio's Best New York, March 18 — (UP) — ° Mortimer Snerd j . er ner and Edgar Bergen have won the award for the outstanding contri- aulion of the year to radio drama, it was soard. , announced today by the Foster Peabody Awards The board was meeting :n annual session al the Hotel Commodore and planning for presentation of this and other awards at a dinner at the same hotel April 24 Peabody Awards are made by the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism, University of Georgia, with the assistance of the National Association of Broadcasters. They honor the memory of the late George Foster Peabody, New York banker, benefactor and life trustee of the Alhens, Ga., institution. Y. W. Ethridge of Hamburg Files for Second Chancery Little Rock, March 18 —(fl 1 )— Y W. Ethcridgc of Hamburg, filed a corrupt practices pledge today as candidate for second district chancellor. GREEN EGGS Peterson, Utah, March 18 —(/P)— Glen Orion's while duck is laying green eggs. * fa She began il last Tuesday and nas been doing « repeat performance daily since. Orton can't understand it unless it s a St. Patrick's day touch. Yale has 20 freshmen with lacrosse experience. Operators Open Case Against UMW Washington, March 18 —(/P)— Bi- luminous coal operators today accused John I,. Lewis of "deliberately" trying to make a "false case" in his demand for a miners' health and welfare fund. Opening their case against Lewis' demands for wage increases and oilier benefits for 100,000 coal miners, two representatives of the coal operators flatly disagreed with the claims the chief of Ihe United Mine Workers Has made thus far in the coal wage Conference. Harry M. Moses, a member of the operators' negotiating committee, speaking for captive mines owned by steel companies declared: "We deny your accusations, and on this record charge you with having attempted deliberately to create by understandable design a false case upon which to rest vour royalty or welfare demand iipon this conference." Lewis last week emphasized demands that the industry set up a miners' hefilth and welfare fund Pressing this, he soft-pedaled his general proposal for increased wages and a shorter work week "The safety history of the industry. Moses declared, "is eplcte with strikes, legislative battles and plain refusals of the mine workers to accept closed lights smoking regulations, safety hats and shoes, new rules or any rules whose only purpose was the safety of the employee." O : Nylons Bring Huge Price in Mexico Philadelphia, March 18 — (UP) ,„.,, — Some of those nylons you can't Cliuidcte get are being shipped to Mexico t -." ul ? 1LU . where they bring prices vangin" up to §50 a pair, ft was learned today. At least 648.000 pairs have been shipped into Mexico during the last two weeks, it was reported. Officials at the Soutnwcst Phila- Mrs Srokowski Denies Wanting Mother's Diamond . Mexico C TY, MRC H (UP) — Gloria Vanderbilt Slokowski said today that the report thai she had offered $100,000 for her mother's Hi— 1-2-carat diamond engagement ring was "another lie." The 22-year-old heiress to $4,000,000 said she "couldn't afford lo pav that much money" " which her mother Vanderbilt, sold when had played until 4:30 a. m couldn't sleep, so dressed started her day's doings. "You must have done pretty well," said Marc, thinking about big stakes. "Yes, I did," answered the hap- n.v Illlo Hoyle addict. "A dozen handkerchiefs and 75 cents." Marc. Incidentally, is the IOWM'S Tuesday, March 19, 1946 bull Mnrc is a Brent friend of Jed and jllurris' but insists that is not the | reason he likes the show. He wrote a long letter (o a New York papnr setting down his reasons for likiii!? the show, bul the paper' wouldn't print il. "They accused me of nepotism," said Mnrc. _ ____ ..,„,, , Mnrc, incidentally, may go over- leading advocate of Ihe Jed Harris sons '" lu ' :ul -^'fl's London produc- produetion, "Apple of His Eye." lit> " o£ "Our Town." which received unflattering reviews but has nonetheless done y" for the ring '• wo ," onotifih at Ihe box office, prob- r, Mrs. Gloria (""'y because <>f Walter Huston's . her dark Presence, to encourage man- , haired daughter cut off her $21,000 ««f»»cnt to put tickets on sale a year allowance. 0 Death of Young Bride Unsolved Louisville Ky. March 1C — (UP) — Lack of a motive hampered police today in their investigation of the brutal murder of a pretty 19- year-old dime slore clerk and bride of one ''ear. The scantily-clad body of the victim Mrs. Frances Allison was found Saturday in her downtown apartment which bore evidence of j a terrific struggle. The girl's husband Dewcy Allison 24 an ox-serviceman told police he had not been home Friday night because he had mack- a round i of taverns and his wife objected lo his drinking. Police said Mrs. Allison had been struck on the head with a brick j which was found under her bod. j Her skull had been crushed by the' blow and there were deep gashes on her neck and shoulders. Broadway through April 30. Liquid — Tublols — Salvo Nona Diopit ..... UaoJ by millions lor ycm» Works Grout—works fast C.i'j'ion l'=c only ai dux ltd - delphia airport said (58 cartons of the hose were flown from there Saturday and at least 12 cartons New York— Swing Singer Georgia Gibbs moaned aloud during Iho party Danny Kaye tossed the night ! before he left for Holly wod... 'What's the mater?" I asked this tiny Bundle of talent. . . "Look at that." she said, motioning toward j . who had just arrived with her husband. Dr. Joel Pressman...."Now I can't yearn for a mink after .seeing that/'beautiful sable". . .The gals at the! party took a poll and a creed it! must have cost about $40.000...! "You can get a cheap one for I about S20.000." groaned her nibs, ., Miss Gibbs, hopelessly. March Connelly told' a dandy dur- der. it was . An airline employe at Dallas told the United Press thai 1,200 pounds of nylons were flown lo Corpus Christ i yesterday. They were destined for sale in Mexico, he said and another 2.200 pounds were at the terminal awaiting shipment. "They are stacked in tne scats and in the aisles," he said .Employes at the Philadelphia airport said some of the nylons came from New York but that most of them were manufactured m Philadelphia. One shipment was brought from New \ork by three men in an automobile, they said, and the name of the shipper was the same as the one which appeared oii a large consignment sent to Texas cities irom Cleveland. Another consignment of 50 cases arrived in Philadelphia from ' a New York candy company, em- ployes said, but it was not shipped because it had not been properly processed through an express agency. Shipping the nylons across the border where there are no price ceilings is perfectly legal was pointed out. Authorities at Brownsville, Tex., said they could pass inspection as long as the aorder proper duties were paid on them. - — o - . Government Cracks Down on Racket in Gl Training Washington, March If! — (UP) — The Veterans Administration began today ;i drive to "crack down" on phoney GI training courses that lend the veteran nowhere at low ivages. Veterans officials said they had begun for the first time direct federal supervision of veteran trainees. Bul they emphasized thai conlrol and certification of training establishments must remain U - t'j e states under provisions of The new order was aimed at 'gyp-joint" and "fly-by-night" schools and job training establishments. Strict new controls were sot up in a field formerly left to state educational agendic's. - -O - : -- — Montreal is the largest inland port in the world. We are Dealers For • PACKARDS "America's No. 1 Glamour Car" ,• GMC TRUCKS • CROSLEY RADIOS • CROSLEY SHELVADOR REFRIGERATORS Place your Orders now for the New 1946 Models —- WE ARE OPEN 24 HOURS — WYLIE MOTOR CO. Arch Wylie 3rd and Walnut St$. Chas. Wylie Phone 886 couple^ of weeks Frank is back New York between pictures. March's mom is an avid bridge player, who cuts the paste-boards tor the smallest possible slakes In Hollywood lo visit Marc she, was entertained at n bridge party I by the mothers of Mary Pickford I the Talmadge girls arid several others "Bul how can I play for the sort of stakes they have'here said Mrs. Connel- in Hollywood? ly. "Well, there's no California law which says you can't quit when you lose as much as you can afford, Marc advised the agile little lady. Marc came home some lime after midnight, knocked al his mother's door and received no answer.... He knocked again an hour later, still no answer, and went to bed. ...When he got up at six to play nine holes of golf before going to the studio, ho heard his mother whistling in her room. Marc knocked. His mother answered \.\\~ door. She explained she WEATHER: Warm PLAYSHOES: Bare and Cooler 3.49 .Keep a weaiKer-eye'on thesc'bare platform- playsliocs ... they're the cushiony, colorful,-, practical footwear to live in through balmy days! Supple new leathers, flatteringly sicle'^ iswept_and..nailhead. studded ;.rcd or jvvhite. 1 i! SUIT-TRIANGLE! |AT WING SLEEVES ... INDRAWN WAISTLINE 24* 75 29' 75 TIVT Spring 1946~suir\vhcn sleeves are"winged .-.-.. when shoulders and indrawn waistline conspire to niakc a triangle. Yet the line is soft—extended shoulders gently sloping into gracious sleeves! Cardigan necklines, .in fanciful variation. Fine all wools and worsteds! Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by Tho Editor Alex. H. Washburn : Cynicism 1 Shouldn't Worry Prepared Nation Hal Uoylo, writing today from Egypt, reports that British offi- ^tccrs ond soldiers stationed in thai explosive spot nrc very conscious of nil impending third world war, cynical of the prospects of the United Nations Organization heading it off. This is the natural reaction of soldiers who have fought n war only to find there is still no enduring pence. Nor is the situation in the Near Knsl entirely hopeless. 1 don't believe Russia actually wants war. Btit (here is a long-time enmity between Russia and Great Bri. ftain. Their aims clash in the Near " East, just as they have clashed for generations there. You have read in this column from time to time my observation that Ihe whole point and emphasis of American foreign policy has been, and now is, lo play the role of peace-maker between Russia and Britain. We will continue that role in the present crisis. But such a role invokes certain duties for our people back home. First of these duties is to remain permanently strong, bolh >,>on sea and land. And only n little behind this is the duty of all our people to keep interested and inlormed about world issues. For the successful peace-maker must be one thai both warring parlies respect. A completely disarmed nation is in no position nowadays to talk to anybody. By JAMES THRASHER Economics and Chance The world of economics seems ..to have taken a sudden interest in /n book called "Theory of Games and Economic Behavior," which was written by two Princeton professors named Van Neumann and Morgcnstcrn and published 18 months ago. The delayed reaction may be clue lo the facl lhat the world of economics has just finished reading the book which, according lo reviews, is 625 pages long, crammed with formulas, and very deep dish generally. But it mignl also be that Ihe sudden interest re- 'i-F.flccls a general suspicion that the blueprints of long-range economic planning can't always steer immediate 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 they developed through 15 years of research on the probability of beating various games of chance and / or skill. To be sure, Drs. Van Neumann *-.-' and Morgcnslern— both eminent mathematicians— have been to great pains to figure the odd. on your chance to rolling snake eyes or converting two pairs into a full house. But, like so many smart gamblers and unlike so many smart economists, they haven't tried to repeal the capricious law ot chance. From whal. little we know of the professors' theory, we suspect that its general application might have a healthy effect on business. We ,' j further suspect thai il mighl even be helpful in planning a nalion's economic program. Long-range planning is a loose term that covers a multitude of sins and techniques in private or government economics. Such planning includes a goal, of course, and 1 usually a scheme for achieving il. But sometimes we find an economic plan whose creators believe that because they have faith in their goal and pride in their honorable intentions, their methods are % accordingly as unquestionable and '* unshakable as their objective. But it has been demonstrated that the moat honest, sincere long-range methods cannot, by these qualities alone, dissolve any unforeseen and unforeseeable obstacles before they come into 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. But Iho champions of deficit spending and hold-thc-linc price -.1 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 it mighl be well if our leaders of government, business and labor would realize more consciously that the smart long-range planner's aim is to wind up the winner al the end of the game. He doesn't expect to fill every inside straight or take every pot. Hope 47TH YEAR: VOL. 47—NO. 132 Stor of Hooa. l«yy: HreSi. ly//. Consolidated January 18. 1929. ' ( .. - * r ••, e', * LU re* (vrtMl ,^w- . „ ~r r — *- «• f -«., —W^C "-w-u. W Star EXTRA HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1946 "6" Chamber Asks Support of Industry Fund On Monday night al 7:30 o'clock I.) civic-minded citizens of Hope met in the city hall lo launch a drive for the raising of a $70,000 Industrial Fund to be used in erecting a building to house a garment factory to be operated b'y Shanhousc & Sons Co.. This fund will be rinsed by selling stock In $100 denominations which will yield a yearly income of 4 per cent gross or 2 per cent to 2.5 per cent net. These will be Ihe direct returns to the stockholders, but lo every business in Hope there will be an indirect return by increasing tnc spending power of our citizens by some $200,000 annually. A Chamber of Commerce stale- men I baid: The workers on this drive, Ihe men who are giving their time for the civic improvement of Ihe cily deserve the thanks and support of every citizen in the county. The pick-and-shovel work of every drive in the city always falls to a few willing but tired contact men. lh raising an Industrial Fund for the city and bringing new industries and new payrolls to the community, ihcsc men are working for Ihe progressive fu- lurc of our city. If Ihe individual citizens arc in accord in their belief in the future of our city, they will back up this fund by purchasing as much slock as Ihey are financially able. This is a one lime opportunity, the one we have been waiting for. Back up your city and your Chamber of Commerce in the plans for the future by buying stock in the future welfare of our citizens. Erring Heiress Forgiven Detroit, March 19 — (UP) —The romantic escapade of blonde Suzanne Frocdterl, 16-year-old runaway heiress, and her divorced "lover" ended today with their re lease by police. Singing happily, the prety, blue- eyed daughter of a Milwaukee grain and malt magnate was turned over by juvenile authorities to the custody of Joseph W. Hicks and Joseph Rapkin, family ator- neys. Hicks said they would motor immediately to Jackson, Mich., where a chartered plane waited to return them to Milwaukee. Increase Forecast in the Price of U. S. Cigarettes New York, March 10 — (If)— A rise in cigarcl prices soon was seen today by OPA and industry sources as "a strong possibility." The Office of Price Adminiis- tralion may lift the cigarcl ceiling within the next two or three weeks to offset incrcus- ,ing cosls of raw materials, Geoffrey Baker, deputy price administrator, said. Kemoval of price controls on cigars may follow within a few months. Industry sources said cigarcl price increases were expected to range from 25 to 50 cents a 1,000. Extension of Draft Voted by Committee Washington, March 19 — (K*\ — Extension of the draft law for an indefinite period, with service of inductees limited to ID months, was recommended today lo the House Military Committee by Selective Service. The recommendation was made in a letter to Chairman May (D Kyi from Maj. Gen. Lewis B. Hcr- shey, Selective Service director. Immediately after its receipt, the commilleo voled lo start hearing Thursday on legislation to extend the draft law. Army officials will be the first witnesses at tho hearings, which will not be open to the public. Selective Service officials said Hershey recommended lhal the ex- tcnsion should be for an indefinite period, subject to cancellation by the president or by Congress at any time. Hershey also was reported lo have recommended leaving unchanged Ihe present age group subject to Selective Service — 18 to 45 years — with an executive order limiting actual induslions to those under 26. Some committee members, including May, have proposed a flat six-months extension with the age limits between 21 and 30, both inclusive. Detroit, March 19 —(UP)— The blessing ot a forgiving father indicated today thai a 24-year-old unemployed truck driver would go free for his romantic escapade with blonde Suzanne Froedtert, the 16 year-old runaway Milwaukee heiress. The girl and her companion, Ollic Williams spent the night in.drab Highland Park jail and were expected to make formal statements to Wayne county authorities today on their whirlwind romance. The girl's father, Milwaukee grain and malt magnate Kurtis Frocdtcrl, told Wayne County Prosecutor Gerald O'Brian that he was not a "vengeful man" and did not want Williams prosecuted. Neither did Suzanne ,who professed still to love the divorced father of two children whom she met on a bus lo Detroit after running away from an exclusive Madison, Wis. school lo be "on her own," "1 love him" the heiress said. "I hope they don't do anything to him." Frocdlcrt, reached by telephone at Miami Beach, Fla., told O'Brien not to prosecute, but O'Brien said i he would make a decision after statements have been taken on whether Williams would bo charged with contributing lo Ihe delinquency of a minor. Tho girl faces no charge, bul Conlinued on Page Two v ' O. A, Graves, Glenn Wallace Named on Road Committees 4 LIUlc Rock, March 1!) — (/I 1 ) — Chairman W. W. Campbell of Gov ernor Limey's highway advisory commilce yeslerday named four subcommittees. They arc: Ways and Means — Louis Hurley. El Dorado, chairman: A. How- ;ird Slcbbins, Little Rock; Hugh Benlon, Ford.vce, W. R. Alsobrok, Star City; Ewing Pyeatl, Searcy; Curneal Warficld, Lake Village, and J. E. Gregson, Bcrryyillc. County R u a d s — Critlenden County Judge Charles O. Smith ers ,Benlon; Joe Steele, Springdale ;Scbastian County Judge R.P. Stroxicr. Fort Smith; Forrest Jef- lery. Balcsvillc, and James Sloan, Black Rock. Judiciary — Abe Collins, De- Queen, chairman; O. A .Graves, Hope; Fat Nelson, Mountain Home: Glenn Wallace, Nashville; Olcn Fullcrton, Morrillon; Jim Bland, Walnut Ridge, and Rudy Arnoff, McCrory. Main Line Highways — Mayor J. T. White, chairman; John Ramsey, Malvcrn: Rufus Branch, Osceola; W. A. McKeown, Forrester; V. D. Hill, Conway, and Jim Hur ley, Warren. o On the first Atlantic cable, the rate for transmission was $1 a letter. Second Group Hits State Department Washington, March 19 — UP)— A second congressional committee has turned its searchlight on the State Department. Members of the House Committee on Un-American Activities disclosed today lhat for the last two months they have been quietly in vestigaling reports that "persons of un-American tendencies are holding high posilion in the Slale Department." Their inquiry, they said, does not overlap -a current inquiry into State Department intelligence operations being made by the House Military Committee. Disclosure that the un-American activities group has moved into the State Department picture came from Rep. Mundt (R-SDi and was confirmed by Rep. Rankin (D- Miss), ranking majority member, "We have made no formal report and probably won't for some time," Mundl lold a reporter, "But whal we have found so far indicates that Ihere is more than rumor to reports thai many persons of questionable background are employed in Ihe department." Mundt said the commitce also will ask the State Department for a report on how it will select im estimated 200 United Stales em- ployes to be attached to the Uniled Nations Organization. HOOVER IN PARIS Paris, March 19 —(UP)—Former President Hoover arrived at Orly airport at 4 - m. (11 a. m. ESTi loday by plane fom the United States on his food mission for Presidenl Truman. Local Union Disputes Hold Up GM Plants Detroit, March 18 —CUP)—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. .Reuthor, UAW vice president in charge of the General Motors Division, announced that more than 90 per cent of the union's membership had ratified the 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 5G.OOO workers. Reuthcr lold Harry W. Anderson, GM vice prcsidenl that local unions "which have satisfactorily settled their local demands now stand ready to return to work upon call by their local managements." By United Press The prolonged dispute between the United Automobile Workers (CIO) and General Motors Corporation remained the major barrier today to solution of postwar labor prblcms. Resumption of automobile production at the 92 GM plants was prevented by the filing of a score of scattered local grievances. This snarl developed despite general approval by UAW members of their proposed new contract. More than 75,00 TJAW members ratified both national and local agreements and voted to return to work. Approximately 50,000 more approved the new contract—providing an 18 1-2-cenl hourly wage - —-.-.~~.—-.a'M BMty^ ! A ir!rr M . ean5 A «ociated Press INEAI—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. PRICE 5c COPY Russia Won't let Chinese Into Darien Chungking, March 19 — (/P) — A new attempt to secure Chinese Prime Minister of Canada, Shocked by Red Espionage Plot, Doubts Stalin Knew It Otlawa, March 19 — (UP) — Prime Minister MacKcnzie King was still hopeful today lhal diplomatic relations between his government and the Soviel - Union could be salvaged, despite his re access to Ihe Manchurian porl of porl on a Russian "fifth column" Daircn — designated a free port by the Sino-Sovict treaty — has been rebuffed by the Russians, a Chinese dispatch reported today. The dispatch said the ranking Chinese officer at Changchun had raised the question of unloading relief supplies for Manchuria nt Dairen but was lold by the chief of staff for the Russian commander, Marshal Rodion Y. Malinovsky, thai Ihis queslion should be submitted to Moscow. Earlier the Russians had refused •to permit Chinese government occupation Iroops to land at Dairen following Japan's collapse, forcing 'them to fight their way through the great wall, in many cases against Chinese Communist obslruc- •lion. Chinese Communisls 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 risoned by the Russians. The increase but decided to remain on strike until local issues have been settled. 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 strategy in the 57-day-old strike. Al 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 (AFLi Mruck againsl Ihe Tacoma Transit Co. over wages and working hours. Elsewhere labor tension appeared to be easing. The major developments: 1. Westinghouse Electric Corp. nese commander quested protection for had those gar- hire- assigned to administer Manchruia. The Daily News said the Com- munisls penetrated into Szepingkai afler "ferocious allacks" againsl 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 thai marines there expected their planes would be uli- lized lo fly more Chinese government troops to Manchuria soon. There was no official announcement. Lt. Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer, U. S. commander in China, was expected in Tientsin today. . (Clements also said delayed dispatches to the newspaper Ta Kung Pao reported that Chinese Communists are besieging Changtoo Tiehling and Kaiyuan as well as Szepingkai.) • • operating in Canada. "There are some people who arc saying that we should sever relations with Russia," the 71-year-old premier said. "I hope thai no view of thai kind will be expressed by anyone in a responsible posilion." King, solemn and gravefaced, gave a full report in Commons last night on Russian espionage which has confronted his government with "as serious situalion as has existed in Canada at any time." King revealed lhal Ihe espionage ring operated during the war when Canada and Russia were fighting a common enemy. He told Commons thai 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 country," he said. this King said he took such a grave view of the situalion afler learning Ihe details lhal he immedialely yisiled Presidenl Truman in Wash'- inglon and Prime Minister Alice in London lo aprise them of facls. the He even had considered a trip lo Moscow lo see Premier Josef Stal- in, he said, adding lhat he did nol believe Ihe Soviel generalissimo knew lhat his espionage agenls were operating in Canada. "I am sure the marshal would not condone such activilies," he said, explaining that "circumstances" had forced him to abandon the idea of a visit to the Rus sian capital. King warned the members of Commons nol lo be prejudicial of Russia unlil all Ihe fads were known, adding lhal "whal has happened here may have been the action of a few "men which I am cer lain would nol be counlenanced by Ihe Russian people." Documenls "laken from the vaulls of Ihe Soviel embassy" in Ottawa by Igor Gouzenko, a cypher clerk in the office of Ihe Russian mililary atlache, Col. N. Zabolon, formed the basis of the evidence against the spy ring, he said. He did not reveal specific information Ihe documenls conlained, bul said Ihey "related to plans and records for munitions, troop movements and other serious maters." The information, some of which is in the handwriting of those already in custody, will be made public al Ihe forthcoming Irials, he said. Fred Rose, a Communisl member of Parliament who is free on $10,000 bail pending his Irial as a suspccl in Ihe espionage case, sal silenlly through the 30-minute address. He said laler he would have something to say during the par liamenlary debate on King's report. Hempstead Co. Votes Dry by Ratio 3 to 2 On the basis of 23 out of 34 precincts, with the City of Hope complete, Hempstead county voted "dry" in Tuesday's local option election. The tabulation on 23 boxes, as reported to The Star, was: For legalized sale ...... 1,238 Against legalized sale 1,801 Untabulated as yel are 303 absentee ballots, which will be counted by the election commissioners. Unreported when The Star went to press with this Election Extra were the major rural boxes of Patmos, Washington and Fulton— but the eleclion lolal appeared decisive wilhoul Ihem. Effecl of Ihe dry victory will be ,o ban legalized sale of bolh liquor and beer in Hempslead county. After the official canvass, and certifying of Ihe results, Hope's six package liquor slores are ex- >ecled lo .be given 60 days in which. ,o close their doors. Here is the count by precincts: Red Cross Total Now Is $4,81 7 Previously reported Mrs. L. A. Foster A. W. Cobb Tom Gorham ................ . W. C. Thompson ............ 1.00 $4,620.97 3.00 1.00 5.00 was lo submit today its first wage offer to the Uniled Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (CIO) since the union struck 64 days'ago** lover a 25-cent hourly wage increase demand. ; 2. At San Francisco, the back- lo-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 Starving China and Greece Appeal for Continued Aid; Greatest Crisis Is at Hand Atlantic City, N. J., March 19 —l/l'l— Sokesmen for China and Greece told in stark and simple terms today the story of starvation and suffering in their lands l'id appealed for continued aid 1o prevent the present crisis from becoming an even greater calamity. China's Tsingfu E. Tsiang reported lo delegates from 47 nations at UNRRA's council meeting lhal "famine and slarvalion actually has begun" in his country — so acute in some areas that people are eating grass and clay. "The actual slate of affairs is far worse than had been estimated." he asserted, "XXX Food will have lo be supplied for another season. But let us all be realistic. We cannot meet more than one half the needs." Kyriiikos Varvaressos, Greek delegate, said that only a "small proportion" of Ihe Greek needs have been met, and said that people have been dropping in Ihe streets from hunger, children starving from lack of food. He recounted his country's fight against aggression, and then declared "I feel lhal 1 am entitled to ask for Greece a few thousand tons of wheat x x x to prevent a new calamity." Nikola Petrovic, of Yugoslavia, said his country was anxious to take care of itself, but lhat war damage was so grout the Yugoslavia laced prolonged suffering unless UNRRA restored ils 1U45 level of supplier. He reiterated ®the small nation's plea for oil, machine parts and other equipment necessary to the restoration of Yugoslav industry. Brig. Gen. Carlos P. Romulo. of the Philippines, told the delegates Ihe commonwealth had not yet received any help from UNRRA other than $3.000,000 in direct relief ordered by Lehman, acting on his emergency powers as director general. Pierre Schnoiler, 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 ior 1946. The world food problem posed for UNRRA its major immediate problem — whether to recommend sharp curtailment of relief aid to Japan and Germany in order lo give preference treatment to Allied liberated kinds. The issue was flung squarely into the by ruddy-faced, strident- voiced Sir Carl Bcrendscn. delegate from New Zealand, who in sislod thai first right to available food resources should go lo Ihe victims of Axis aggression. Emergence ol the question on j the council floor gave 1 fresh siynifi i canc'f to tin- mission of Herbert ! Hoover to Europe on a survey oft j food needs. Hoover, chairman of i I Presidenl Truman's special c'om- mitk'c on relief, has taken the position 1hat - no boundary lines should be drawn for such aid. model changeover. Spokesmen for General Alotors also have indicated that production of 1946 models would continue for several months beyond the usual time for a shifl lo new models. Al Ihe same lime, Studebaker Corporation, Soulh Bend. Ind., suddenly laid off 4,000 workers with no explanation other than it was a "temporary" move. Despite ratification of a new national contract, CIO electrical workers reestablished picket lines al General Electric plants 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." 3 Britishers to Settle India's Fate London, March 19 (UP) —A mission of three British cabinet ministers departs for New Delhi today to determine the political fate of India's 400,000,000 people. The cabinet ministers will consider, in conjunction with Indian leaders, whether India should become a completely independent nation, a self-governing component of the British commonvyealth of na lions, .or be divided into separate Moslem and Hindu states. Members of the British mission arc Sir Stafford Crips, president of the board of trade; A. V. Alexander, first lord of the admiralty, and Lord Pethick-Lawrence, secretary of state for India. A. P. SteeTlFiies" for Re-Election as Chancery Judge Litle Rock. March 19 — <UP> — The prosecuting atorncy's race in 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 State C.G. Hull. E. M. Ditman and Incumbent Floyd E. Durham had previously filed for the office. A. P. Steel of Tcxarkana filed as a candidate for reelection tis chancellor of the sixth circuit composed of. Polk. Howard. Sevier. Lille River, Miller. Hempslead, Pike, Chirk and Nevada counties. HEDY, HUBBY RECONATED Hollywod, March 19 — d\'\ —Hcdy Lnmnrr and husband John Lodcr. who separated aboul three months ago. have become reconciled. A spokesman for the actress said "all 47 Per Cent of Farms Get Electricity Little Rock, March 19 — (fl 5 ) — The Public Service Commission reported today that 46.69 per cent of all potential rural electric customers in Arkansas would be receiving service by Ihe end of 1946. This eslimale, shown by a commission engineering survey, was made by comparing totals of actual and proposed customers against Mrs. Elizabeth Horton 1.00 Miss Ella Monroe 1.00 Mrs. Willie Rowe 1.00 Mrs. E. E. Prescotl .... 1.00 C. L. Williams 1.00 John Ragland 1.00 Jess Watkins 1.00 Letha Frazier 1,00 Fred Norwood 1.00 Mack Parsons 1.00 Russell Rowe : 1.00 Jewell Jeanes 1.00 Mrs. W. S. Durlum 3.00 Belli Golsten 1.00 Paul Dudney 1.00 i Mr. & Mrs. Chas. ' Springs 2.00 i Mrs. Nell Hulsey 1.00 I Willie J. Jones 1.00 Mrs. L. F. Monroe 1.00 10.00 City Electric Co. ... Carlton King Aubrey Morris . Mrs. Royce Jones | Carl Jones 22.00 the total potential their location and regardless of Ihe economic 10.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 possibility of lines to serve them." The report, writen by Chief Engineer W. H. Cobb in collaboration with senior engineers E. D. Chapin and R. B. Stone, said 53,972 families were receiving service prior lo 1945, 12,923 were connected last year and 32,380 were proposed for connections in 1946 — making a total of 99,275 families expected to be connected by next January 1. Only 11.77 per cent of rural terri-. lory in Arkansas has nol been al-1 located and the major portion of this "lies within national forests and other relatively sparsely settled areas," the report said. II said 63.4 per cenl of Ihe slale's area had been allocaled lo rural electric cooperatives, 35.99 per cent lo privately owned power companies and .67 per cent to municipally owned ulilities. Prior lo 1945 there had been 14,298 miles of rural lines constructed, 1,393 were constructed last year and 9,039 proposed for construction Ihis year, "provided the xxx "material shortage is overcome," the report said. This would give the state 25,330 miles of rural electric lines by next January. The report was broken down to show what each county would have in rural line mileage by the end of 1946. This included: Arkansas, 654. Columbia, 476. Crcaighead, 776, of which 689 would be operated by REA cops. Crawford, 228. Faulkner, 443. Garland, 225. Greene, 527, of which 524 would be operated by REA cops. Hempstead, 274. Hoi Spring, 250. Jefferson, 547. Miller. 297. Ouachita, 300. Phillips. 328. Pope, 328. Sebastian, 267. Union, 485. Washington, 1,109, of which REA coops will operate 912. MacKenzie King Once Intercepted Suspected Spy Ottawa, March 19 —l/l'i — Prime Minister W. L. MacKenzie King has disclosed thai he himself raced across the Atlantic last fall to intercept n British scientist who he thought was about to divulge the highest priority atomic energy secrets to Russia. King did not name the man and did nol state whether he was apprehended. I Joe jSyvcll Burke | Mrs. Edd [Mrs. Paul I Mrs. Lois Russell I Miss Mary Dell I Donation Martha Griffin .. Mrs. Newt Bundy J. C. Penny Co. ....1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 ]50 1.00 1.00 25.00 5.00 15.00 Eating with forks was not thduiiht of a divorce lias been for- known in England until llic rekn " • uf James I. Mrs. Nettie Lewis 3.50 Mrs. Grace Dickcrson .50 Mrs. Pearl Bright 1.00 Sadie May 3.00 Mattie Sanders 2.00 Frances E. Byassee .... 1.00 Wilma J. Horton 1.00 Mrs. Vera Moses Gough .50 Mrs. Alvin Robertson .... 2.00 Mrs. Jetlie Butler 2.00 Mrs. Wilma Garrett .... 1.00 Mrs. C. D. Ball 1.00 Mrs. Lula Smith 1.00 Miss Anna Martin .... 1.50 Mrs. Carrol Allen 1.00 Continued on Page Two 38.50 May Shelve 65c Minimum Wage Plan Washington. March 19 — (IP) — Senate leaders debated today shelving Ihe new 65-cenl minimum wage bill temporarily because of the strong opposition il faces and because of a farm bloc threat to use the measure to seek higher agricultural prices. Backers of the administration's wage legislation seemed to feel thai delay mighl work lo their advantage, hence they lalked of swilching consideration to two pending appropriations bills. One m-ovides $364,114,000, the bulk of which would go to meet pay increases, recently yoted for federal- employes." ;": " The olher bill carries $3,347.200 for war agencies, including $1,600,000 for OPA and $1,500,000 tor Ihe Civilian Production Administra- lion. Bolh measures are lo covei Ihe remainder of Ihe current fiscal year which ends June 30. o U. S. Accused by Spain of Invasion Plan Madrid, March 19 —(UP)— The U. S. Office of Slralegic 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. Slalo 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 wartime policy of "loyal neutrality," despite pressure from the Axis nations. The 31-page reply was delivered to Philip Wilson Bonsai, the American charge d'affaires, but the Spanish government emphasized thai il was nol an "official document." o Trial by battle was used to decide court cases in Scotland unlil the close of the 16th century. Hope — Ward One ....... Ward Two .....:. Ward Three Ward Four County Box Rocky Mound ...... . Shover Springs Columbus .... Saratoga Crossroads Ozan Blevins McCaskill ......... Belton Union McNab Jakajones Piney Grove Beard's Chapel ..... Deanyville ........ '.. Wallaceburg Battlefield Spring Hill ....... .... 28V 122 78 122 130 7 12 43 33 28 '76 21 18 5 35 64 1 46 25 10 1 34 46 348 254 143 118 243, 20 30 49 25' 2636 149 85 23' 15 12 21 30 29 39 29 13 64' British Veterans in Egypt Reconciled to View That a New War Is Inevitable By HAL BOYLE Cairo March 19 — UP}— There is widespread disillusion among veteran British troops in the Middle East on the prospects of perma develop nent peace. In such internalional menls as the march of Russian troops into Iran they see the seeds of a new conflict — the age old jockeying for position among the big powers that has always led to war in the past. And to these men. whose firsthand study of history won them bloodstained diplomas, the rubs and rivalries of great mi lions are more deprcssingly significant of what lies ahead than all war and now he is waiting for 1hc next to begin. He was quite calm. That was what was Ihe mosl appalling thing about il — his luck of emotional protest, his complete absence of resistance to the whole ideu. He just assumed another war is coining matter of factly, as another man might accept Ihe theory lhat the sun will shine tomorrow "Tho world is finished," he said. "I really believe the world is finished. "As long as hate lives in the world what nonsense il is lo talk of peace. And what did our war do _- peace. the rosy word pictures of world] to kill hute? Nothing. What lesson concord painted by UNO diplu- have we learned? None. The Jew nial.s. | hates the Arab and the German The realities of battle and thelstill hates 1he Jew. The Austrian discomforts of military life left [hates the Italian and Ihe Italian Ihem M growing yearling for ide;il- hales the Yugoslav. Franco hales ism. but also suspicious of ils realization in world affairs. They arc- quick to withdraw into Ihcir protective shell of cynicism at the first indication that Ihe world is stepping back into its old 'familiar pattern with Ihe actions lhat have always preluded strife. Those who mosl wa.nl peace are now among the first' lo lose failh in it. 1 talked with one young Royal Air Force officer wailing to go the French and I hate Franco. "E\-ery person, every nation lias ils own hatreds. And what can conic from hatred but war? Well let il come. Even if I'm cracking 1 can still say I've had a good life, a bloody good life." i This young man is not yet 30 j years old. He is unmarried. And toduy lie feels more certa of having u second war than lie docs of having children. He feels he has . home lo f.ntjland who .said he was • had a full life. By mosl standards, already icsigned to fighting jn an-:quiet standards mo3t men want to other war. He has just imibhtd out live by, his life has hardly begun. HopePIaced - ...X.;... ....... -•, . \ .. ' . ,,, • ______ ; .' • . '. on New State Airline Litle Rock, March 19 — (/P) — Soulh Central Air Transport, Inc., of Fayetleville will be aulhorize; lo operate 1,121 miles of intrastate airlines in Arkansas wilhin a few weeks, Ihe 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 me company to start assembling equipment and preparing schedules to serve the 23 communities on ils roules. The advance nolice was the first ever issued by the commission before a formal order was posled. Wine said officers of Ihe company had an opportunity lo purchase equipment, which might have, escaped Ihem had Ihe commission, withheld Ihe announcement. The intraslale airline will include six routes averaging 186 miles per route and 46 miles between stops. Communities lo be served by SCAT include Fort Smith Fayelle- ville, Jonesboro, Helena. Slullgart. Russellville, Camden, Hope Pine Bluff, Magnolia, El Dorado, Texarkana Conway. Blytheville, -Hot Springs, and Searcy. The firm proposes one trip each way daily inter-connecting all stops. SCAT proposed to operate the six routes to provide freight, passenger and light 'DXpress service. Although mail contracts will be sought its officials testified two months ago thai the operalions were based on Ihe theory Ihe line would receive no mail coiilracls ior several months. Wine said the order, first of ils kind ever written in Arkansas, now was "in the mill." He said it would fix an arbitrary date for tho firm to commence operations and the starting dale would be considerably less than ihe Iwelve months notice sought by ihe applicant. Since the company filed its application, Wine said, it had revised ils plans as to the type of equipment to be used. Officers of the airline are: Raymond Ellis, FayuUevillc, president; Price Dickson Fayetleville vice president and Ewing Pyealt Searcy treasurer. Increase Asked for Interstate Wire Messages Washington, March 19 —(UP)—• '• The Western Union Telegraph Co. I today asked the Federal Conunun- ! ications Commission lor permis- I sion to increase interstate telegram. rales. In :i 2.UOli-word petition filed-with the FCC. the company said additional rove-lines wore necessary to offset wuge increases granted ils employes last 'fveembe'r. A public hearing on the proposed rule increases was suggested by the company. Q .^——— Balance the bud«el. is the cry of Congressmen. And when they "discover how, will thev please lip us off?

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