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siS??^^ 'vi ' •» Page Six HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Army's ' From Belgium Comes to U.S. Hoisington, Kas., March Every day seems like "mother's day" now to Reta Nulens —she's COTffiJ to live among the scores ot GVs who called her "mom" aWd her Belgium cotage "home" In their drive into Germany. The atractive middle-ag^d Miss Ntttefts used to run a pharmacy in her native village of Hasselt. ! Belgium. That was before the Naifs came and confiscated her supplies. Then the Americans came. She opened her home to them. Sometimes as many as 30 were there at one time. As they moved on others came. They talked of home; of Kansas and wheat fields; of the south and cotton; of corner drug stores. When the war ended she dreaded to see them go. Her "boys" decided she was going, to. Sgt, Frank Tharp of Hoisington — he was the first to call her "Mom" — took charge of the campaign. Through an advertisement in his hometown newspaper of Little Rock. Ark.. Pvt. Nicholas J. Sebastian, Jr.. got W. A. Delaney, Ada, Okla., oil man, to sponsor "Mom" as an immigrant in exchange for tutoring his daughter in foreign languages. Her "boys" completed details for the trip; wrote their families along the route from Mobile, Ala., where she docked, to Hoisington where she. wanted to visit Tharp's home. It worked that way. Families of her GI's put her on a train at Mobile for Fort Worth, Tex., where more GI families helped her aboard another train for Kansas. .Now she's visiting Tharp's wife and three-year-old son here. Tharp, who put her aboard her ship, hasn't arrived yet. He's still trying to get home, but Mom's here with Tharp's letter saying: "Please accept this as an introduction to the finest lady in Belgium. Any help you can give her will be small compared to the assistance she has given American 'troops. Regardless of who you are, treat this lady as your mother." Doctor Tells Own Story in Paris Paris, March 19 —(UP)— Pale- ful-eyed Dr. Marcel Petoit screamed invective at a lawyer questioning him today about a "secret weapon" •with which he said he committed some of the mass murders for which he is on trial. Dr. Petiot, accused killer of 26 persons, seized his first chance at the trial to swing into a story of how his "fly-tox" band of patriots .during the Nazi occupation ranged Paris, tracking down and liquidating gestapo agents and stool pigeons. Glacially calm at the start of his recitation, Petiot was goaded by contemptuous questions into a frenzy of shouting as he gave his version of mass killings he said were carried out under the banners of patriotism. Petiot told the court in the musty chamber of the palace of justice that one of the murder victims was shot by resistance movement members .for pulling a knife on them. .The slain man was "Adrien the Basque" Esterbeteguy. He said Esterbeteguy was cut down by the guns of P.etiot's patriots ; when they were taking him to the. charnel Bouse on the Ru Le Sueur. ••••-;• The secret weapon was brought into the testimony when Pierre Vernon, lawyer for Esterbeteguy's estate, questioned Petiot. Vernon asked Petiot to elaborate on his statement that he killed two Germans on motorcycles with the "secret weapon," which he described yesterday as capable of felling a man at 30 feet. . o •• Baruch to Get Speedy Confirmation Washington, March 19 —Wi— Pleased senators today forecast speedy approval of President Truman's appointment of Bernard M. Baruch—an old friend who has their confidence — as American representative on the United Nations atomic energy commission. At the same time the president was reported to have sent word that interested legislators are going to be kept fully informed of progress in the attempt to set up international atomic controls. This question has been worrying some senators who have insisted that the United States must not share the atomic bomb secret until air-tight methods are found to prevent its secret manufacture by a potential aggressor. Chairman Connally (D-Tex) said the Foreign Relations committee will act tomorrow on the nomination of Baruch, who he said will take "no predisposed views" into his new job. Baruch, 75-year-old park bench statesman, announced in New York yesterday "I will accept." The new assignment added another to the IpOg list which the financier and presidential adviser has undertaken at the behest of the government. Having helped marshal to the nation's might for two World wars, he now is being given a role wherein he can help frame the controls to govern the postwar course of atomic energy develop ments. o- Baruch Entertains for Churchill in N, Y, Restaurant New York, Marcfi 19 —(IP)— Win ston Churchill was entertained at a private dinner at a Park avenue restaurant last night by Bernard M. Baruch, newly appointed U.S. member on the UNO atomic energy commission. The gathering lasted four hours. with Churchill returning to his hotel shortly before midnight. A camel h<io twice the carrying power of an o... Wednesday, March 20,1* CINDERELLA, DOVEDQWN, CAMEO, FLORSHEIM HOSE LAURA LEE DRESSES- ut X X U 3 O FORMFIT- -CUPID FOUNDATION- STAR LIGHT BRASSIERS- -JOHNSON PRINTS AND PIECE GOODS We Proudly Announce The Opening Of New Remodeled OWEN'S DEPT. STORE FRIDAY, MARCH 22 • CLIP THIS COUPON • Good for $1.00 On Purchase of Dress Friday or Saturday, March 22 & 23 995 7 . 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And the justice of it appears to be backed by the government's own figures on the cost ot living. , , llul what makes amendments lo -I/the bill necessary is a scnes of supreme court decisions on what constitutes "interstate business". l''pr instance, the small city and village newspapers of America have been held to be "interstate", although obviously local in character, support and employment. And the same legal situation confronts some ot the nation's local agricultural enterprises. The National Editorial lion has introduced as its amendment to the senate bill <i stipulation .exempting from it ncwspa- •* per learners or apprentices employed not to exceed two years, on newspapers with a circulation under 10,000. The adult staffs of small-city newspapers draw more money than any proposed minimums for interstate commerce. But the business has apprentices and part-time student workers drawn from the community—and the effect of the unamended senate bill would be to regulate those working on newspaper, however small', while ,A the same class of learners work^ ing for an even larger local business house would be paid what ever the local wage happened to be. Hope 47TH YEAR: VOL 47—NO. 133 Star WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Partly cloudy and, slightly warmer this afternoon and tonight, Friday cloudy with widely scattered showers, slightly coler west portion. Star ot Hooe. IBV9: Press. 1927. Consolidated January 18. 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH^l, 1946 Rocket Sets New Record Miles Pasadena, Calif, March 21— (/P) — new ionosphere rocket, developed by California Institute of Technology, has soared 43 1-2 miles 'nto space in quest of weather sc- This is hardly a picayune objection to the unamended senate bil —for it involves the very security of all small-city newspapers. * -K * By JAMES THRASHER Good Intentions, Bad Results Col. Juan Peron may not offer Secretary of Stale Byrnes the job of Postmaster General if he wins <*} the presidential election in Argentina. (And does anybody want to bet he won't win?) Bui he will have cause lo lhank our Slalc Department for its left-handed and unintentional campaign help. The State Department White Paper, which blasted the tie between the Nazis and Argentina's government of colonels, seems to have had the unhappy effect of uniting the Argentine nation by insulting it. Much the same Ihing apparently has happened in Spain , . .since the three-power invitation to •V the Spanish people to get rid of Generalissimo Franco, . Ardent nalionnliim has-iJtj'iA'Ct; in loday's interdependent world, but it remains as alive as ever. The emotions of patriotism and chauvinism are stubborn and hard lo down. Because of Ihcm, Ihc most thoroughgoing scoundrel of a diclalor can become practically a favorite native son when he is attacked from without. America's indictment of Pcron «vnd the three-power indictment -j*of Franco were justified. These • ' men arc admirers of and collaborators with a despicable, defcaled enemy and a despicable way of life which still flourishes. Their continued presence in power affronts not only their own people, but all the people of what we hope will become a more decent world. Yet when these obvious facts arc stated bluntly, they serve lo move many anti-totalilarians lo rally round Ihe dictators' standard wilh shouls of "oulsidc interference" (in Spain) and "Yankee im,,) periallsm" (in Argentina). Some of the shouls may cloak a feeling of shame thai such dictatorships have been allowed to continue', and that outsiders have felt called upon to protest. But others lire undoubtedly sificerc. The trouble is lhal our good intentions are doubted abroad. Justifiable attempts at moral suasion are called interference. We try to help two peoples regain trie freedoms for which the war was fought, and we arc suspected of wanting to dominate Argentina and to get '/•our finger in the Spanish pie. National pride has been aroused in both countries; with, tile result thai we appear to have lost prestige and lo have strengthened the dictators. So now what do we do? Apparently nothing—unless we wish to timbarras our friendly neighbor, The army ordnance department disclosed today that the rocket, weighting 1,000 pounds, 16 feet long and 12 inches in diameter, has :>cen turned over to the signal corps. Its job will be lo speed into .he sub-stratosphere, record temperatures, and release the dala by parachute. Army authorities disclosed thai in a recent test at the While Sands proving grounds at Las Cruccs, New Mexico, the giant man-made meteor soared to a new American altitude record, 230,000 feet. That is 43 1-2 miles. The test was made under the direction of Lt. Col. Harold R. Turner. A parachute attachments brings the device back lo earth. Its record height exceeds by some 100,000 feel the best achieved by the signal corps' weather balloons. Cosl of ils development was not disclosed. The rocket uses a liquid propel lent of hydro-carbon and oxidizcr. It has a supersonic nose, designed to withstand the pressure of speeds greater than sound without dam age that might affect ils flight path. The army's code name for the device is the "WAC Corporal." Father of the rocket is Dr. Frank J. Malina, Caltcch scientist anci technical director of the institute's jet propulsion laboratory. He guided the development of the project from its beginning in 1944 lo its recent completion, but he disclaims credit individually for it. "The WAC Corporal just grew in .he collective scientific mind," he lold a reporter. "It involved the cf forts of numerous scientists anc engineers." Roosevelt War Cabinet Once Considered Surprise Attack on Japan, But Rejected It Washington, March 21 —(/P)—For- ncr Secretary of War Henry L. limson has disclosed that Presi- lent Roosevelt's "war cabinet" iscussed and rejected nine days Before Pearl Harbor an American Hack on Japanese forces "with-j iiit further warning." Slimson recounted this in a . tatcmenl scnl lo the Senate-House committee investigating Japan's urprise blow on Dec. 7, 1941. The ommillec made il public today. Slimson related that on the norning of Friday, Nov. 28, 1941, ic received information of Japa- icse movements along the Asiatic coast. They were of such a "for- nidablc character" that he went o the White House. Mr. Roosevelt was still aged but •cceived his secretary of war and .hey discussed Che matter. Tne Stimson story continued: "He suggested that there were hree alternatives, as my notes show; First, to do nothing; second, o make something in the nature of an ultimatum, staling a point beyond which we would fight; or, .bird to fight at once. "1 said I fell that to do nothing ,vas oul of Ihe question and the president agreed with me. As to the other two altcnativcs, Ihe desirable thing to do from the point of view of our own tactics and safety was lo lake the iniliativo and attack without further warning. H is axiomalic'thai the bosj. defense is offense. It is always dan' gerous to wail and let the enemy make the first move. "I was inclined to feel that the warning given in August by the president against further moves by Hie Japanese toward Thailand jusl- ified an allack wilhoul furlher warning, parlicularly as their new movement southward indicated that they were about lo violate that warning. "On the other hand, I realized that the siluation could be made more clean cut from the point of view of public opinion if a further warning were given." (During ils hearings, closed; a month ago, the committee learned from State Department records that Mr. Roosevelt warned the Japanese ambassador in August, 1941, that the United States would take steps lo defend its interests if Japan engaged in further aggression toward southeast Aia.) At noon on that same Friday, Stimson said, the so-called "wai cabinet" met. In Addition to Stimson its members were Secretary of Stale Hull, Secretary of the Navy Knox, Admiral Harold R Stark, the chief of naval opera Conlinucd on Page Two Red Cross Total Now Is $5,375 Previously reported Willie Edwards 1.00 Carl P. While 1.00 $4,975.97 Joe Green 1.00 Truman to Be Silent About 1948 Washington, March 21 —(/P)—Pros dent Truman said today he would make no announcement on Saturday night that he will be a candidate for reelection^ in 1P48» J 'I'lic l ''chTef "executive fs'scrieaulcd to speak then to a Jackson Day dinner sponsored by the Dcmo- cralic National Committee. Ho told a news conference it would be a political speech. But he replied in the negative and with a chuckle an inquiry whether he would announce at the time his candidacy for reelection. Politics figured in Ihc news conference at another point when Mr. Truman was asked whether he agreed with Secretary of Commerce Wallace thai parly members who gel out of line should be 3.00 Woman's Auxiliary (Presbyterian Church) 10.00 W. E. Brunei- 15.00 Richards-Lighlman Theatres Corp; Rialto New ..30.00 ..30.00 00.00 85.00 Britain. For hungry Britain needs food from the Argentine and fruits from Spain. A war-weary British industry needs Spain's superior ore. A war-weakened Brit,, ish economy doesn't wont to lose * Ihc multibillion-dollar British investments in Argentina. Economic .sanctions, logically the next step againsl the arrogant dictators, would put the United Kingdom in . a worse plight than its present one. Thus there is no strong backing for our strong words. We have Ktuck our neck oul in two countries. The situation offers the old choice of put up or shut up. Bui America hasn't clone cither one. We have been right in principle and inept in practice—with the resull il lhal we may look a little foolish w ' in the whole mutter. Jack Howard, ex Convict, Admits Railroad Theft Poplar Bluff No. March 21—(fl j )— John Charles "Jack" Howard 50 ex-convict loday admitted lo officers one charge of theft from in- Icrstate shipments on Missouri Pa•- cilic railroad Sheriff Bill Brenl *--'K:I irl The president laughed and said lhal he and Wallace never had discussed lhat. But it is necessary, he added, to hold the parly in power in line lo got its program over. There is no set way of doing that, he said, although several plans have been tried — none success fully. The president remarked thai he would have no objection to Republicans joining with Democrats in puling over progressive measures. In fact, he said he would be happy to have them do it. State Airline Buys2-Engine Transports Faycttevillc, March 21 —(/I 1 )—Arkansas' first Intrastate air service may be inaugurated by early summer, with one of the initial routes connecting Faycttevillc, Fort Smilh, Russellville, Conway and Little Rock and the other joining Little. Rock, Pine Bluff, Slulgarl, Helena, West Memphis and Bly- thevillc. South Central Air Transport, Inc., officials disclosed this yesterday. The public service commission has announced the firm would be authorized to render intraslate air service. Six routes, connecting 23 cities and covering 1,121 air miles are planned by SCAT. Mrs. J. W. Turner .... 1.00 Dr. Chas A. & Etta A. Champlain 10.00 Alfred Morsani 1.00 Mrs. C. V. Nunn 1.00 IAP)—Means Associated Presi INEA)—Means Nowsoaotr Enterortsa Ass'n. PRICE 5c COPY Iran Calls 19 Year-Olds Tehran, March 21 — (A 1 )— Iran's 9-ycar-olds were summoned to he colors today in the wake of re- jprts that three Iranian army gar- •ispns were under attack by Kurd- sh tribesmen in the isolated re- lion near the border of Iraq. At the same time, leaders of fan's leftist Tudeh party were called into private session and •ightisl elements expressed belief he Tudeh parly might lead leftisl demonstrations against the government because of its appeal to he United Nations security council against continued presence of U. S. Won't Postpone Iran Showdown; Reds Tough to Neighbor ffi ; fji Moscow Tells m Mrs. H. D. Coffmun H. C. Whitworth ..ogan Bailey Mrs:'Gib Lewis ... Mrs. Viola Smith Roberta Howard Mrs. J. K. Brigus Mrs. Rob Jones 1.00 2.00 5.00 1.00 .25 2.00 1.00 1.00 16.00 Rev. D. O. Silvcy 2.00 12.25 Dr. Don Smilh Frank B. Kirk A. S. Williams A. S. Williams, Jr. Howard Houston 5.00 25.00 3.00 5.00 5.00 Jury Panel Named for Circuit Court The following named persons who were selected by the jury commissioners to serve as Pelit Jurors at the April term of Hempstead Circuit court, 1946 will appear before said court on the first day of said term, which will be April 1, 1946. R. M. LaGrone, Jr., Hope; Earl Clitlon, Hope; J. Mack Duffie, Hope; N. T. Jewell, Hope; Harry Hawthorne, Hope; T. A. Cornelius, Hope, Rt. 1; H. G. Hairston, Hope; Ed Thrash, Hope; W. E. Cox, Jr., Fulton; Brooks- Shults, Fulton; Huron Light, Hope, Rt. 1; L. D. Rider, Patmos, Rt. 1; Earl Mar- tindalc, Nas'hville, Rt. 1; J. N. Arnold, Hope, Rt. 3; Jewel Bruce, Blcvins; Carl Brown, Bleyins; George Wylie, Hope, Rt. 4; Ralph Hale, Emmet, Rl. 2; W. B. Nelson, Washington; Danncy Hamilton, Columbus; W. T. Yarbcrry, Prcscott, Rt; 5; Chester McCaskill, Blevins; Wade Gilbert, Washington, Rt. 1; R. L. Levins, Washington. Alternate Petit Jurors M. L. Nelson, Blevins: Jim While, Emmet, Rt. 2; Jim Wilson, Columbus; Bricc Beenc, McCaskill; A. M. Hulsey, Washington; E. M. McWilliams, Hope; F. I. Johnson, Hope; J. C. Orion, rulton; O. A. McKnight, Hope, Rt. 1. Itvssian troops in Iran. ;.''-fin Baghdad, a former Iraq dip- ^o'mal declared Tuesday upon returning from Tehran lhal Ihe Tu- deh party could stage a coup d'etat it" any time. He added: "The greal :ear in Iran loday is that if the Iranians officially announce lhat they will take the matter to the UNO, then the Communists will be given the word lo strike.") Rightist deputy said Zia Ed-Din, described by polilical wrilers as anti-Russian, and generally known as! a leading opponent of Premier Ahmed Qavam 7s Saltaneh, was taken into custody yesterday by two men in the uniform of Iranian army colonels. Zia Ed-Din told newsmen: "I think they are arresting me b e- cause I am not liked by the Russians," He said in an interview Tuesday that "Iran's only hope lies.with the UNO." Prince Firouz, director of propaganda and political undersecretary of state* said the deputy was "put under preventive detention pending investigalion of cerlain charges" on orders of Premier Ahmed Qavam. The army, in announcing the conscription of 19-year-olds, said men in the 22 to 25 year age bracket were being deferred. (In Washington, the Iranian embassy said Ihe army normally consists of men 20 lo 22 years old in training, wilh Ihosc over 22 moving into reserve classes. It said 19-year-olds normally were not given training. Mr. & Mrs. Delton Houston 43.00 Mr. & Mrs. Harry McLcmore ...: Mr. & Mrs. Jas.' McLarly 1.00 2.00 1.00 Mr. & Mrs. Roy Allison -and Roy Allison, Jr 3.00 J. L. Hamric 1.00 Mrs. J. L. Hamric 1.00 Mrs. Don Smilh 1.1)0 7.00 Mrs. Bob Ellen Don Ellen W. E. Briant Evelyn Briant Mrs. Ira Parson 1.00 1.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 Mrs. Earl Eppler 2.00 Mrs. Sid Reed 8.00 Mr. Sid Reed 10.00 Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Blake 4.00 Mrs. Ann S. Reed .... 10.00 Mrs. W. H. Hutchinson 10.00 Miss Zcnobia Reed .... 1.00 Mrs. Birdie Key 2.00 Mrs. Vesey Crutchfield 1.00 Mrs. W. M. Ramsey .... 1.00 Mrs. Nathan Harbour 2.50 11.00 Mrs. Alice Simpson .... 1.00 Mrs. G. Cook 1.00 Donation 5.00 46.50 Mr. & Mrs. M. S. Bates 10.00 Mrs. J. Fitzsimmons 1.00 Mr. & Mrs. K. G. Hamilton 3.00 Mrs. Ailccnc Gchling .... 1.00 Mrs. Marion Buchanan 1.00 Mrs. M. M. Smyth 1.00 Continued on Page Two 17.00 -said. The sheriff said Howard who joined Tom Slaughter Arkansas and Oklahoma desperado buck in the early 1920's in a break .from the Arkansas penitentiary and later shot Slaughter is being questioned in several thefts from baggage and mail cars in the past few mounts. He was turned over to federal officers who said today charges would be filed. -o- One quart of milk is required |5'/ior a pound of ts'aporatt-d milk. Conductor's Friendly Wave Lands Little Crippled Girl in Big St. Louis Hospital Covinglon, Tcnn., March 21— (A 1 ) — , Nearly a year ago a railroad conductor slopped his frieght train in front of u ramshackle farm house lo get acquainted with u lille girl who had been waving to Ihe trains from her rocking chair on Ihc front porch. He found the little girl was crippled from a spinal anaesthetic given her during an operation. Word was passed along the Illinois Central line thai Ihc little girl who waved to the trains was crippled. So.on 14-year-old Minnie Rose Webb was the mascot of the line. Trains passing her house would slow down while conductors, engineers and brakemcn threw dolls, candy, toys and comic magazines to the brown-haired little girl who never seemed lo do anything but rock and wave. One day last September a freight train hailed in front of her house. The conductor emerged from the caboose v.'ith a v.'lifctl chair which the men on the line had bought for Minie Rose. Tonight the 70-mile-an-houi Chicasaw Limited will stop at the muddy crossing. But inslead o: dropping gifts, it will pick up Min nie Rose to take her to a Shrine hospital in SI. Louis The railroad men got togcthci and bought her a drawing room and then arranged \yith 'the trainmaster to have the Limited stoppec at the little rural community along the tracks. They've even gone po far as to have her Pullman cai halted right in front of her front porch. Friday morning little Minnie Rose Webb, who sat on the porch of her four-room tenant farm housi and waved to the trains, will be in the Shrine hospital in St. Louis where all lhat medical science cai offer will be hers as a reward for her friendly wave lo Ihe men on the line. To Speed Up Surplus Goods Sale Abroad Paris, March 21 — Bulk sales of J. S. surplus war stocks to Eu- ] •opcan countries by the Office of he Foreign Liquidation Commissioner are expected to increase sharply as a result of a series of onge-range credit terms now icing negolialed with the various governments, John C. Virdcn, DFLC Central Field Commissioner !or Europe, said here today. With stocks declared surplus :iow exceeding the billion dollar mark, negotiations with Russia, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Finland have progressed to the point where OFLC here has been authorized to complete contracts for a limited amount of the credits requested. Russia, according to Mr. Virden, has requested a credit of $100,000,000 of which $20,000,000 will be used for purchases of surplus in Europe and $80,000,000 in the Pa- rific; Poland and Czechpslovakia have asked for $5,000,000 each and Finland lor $10,000,000. Meanwhile, Belgium, which already has bought Close lo $8,000,000 worth of surplus, is now receiving transfers against her $45,000,000 reverse lend-lease dollar credit, and the Netherlands has purchased $2,000.000 worth against a $10,000,000 authorization for payment in guilders. France so far has limited her purchases to urgently needed items for cash dollars; but negotiations are in progress for a credit transaction covering more than $100,000,000. War stocks already declared sur plus in Europe costing about- as much as the average yearly prewar exports from the United States to Europe, offer large quantities of machinery, tools and equlnment normally imported from the United Stales. Price Rise Due on Rent, Eood, Clothes Chicago March 21 —(UP)—OPA Administration Paul Porter said today that the Office of Price Administration within the next few days would announce some price increases on rents, food and clothing "near the present level." "There will be some increases in rent food and clothing but we will try to hold them and basic cost of living items at or Iran to Alter Its Policies London, March 21 —(UP)— The Russian press and radio today backed u'i renewed Soviet diplomatic efforts to settle the Soviet- Iranian dispute before Ihe next UNO meeting by warning the Iranian government to change its "reactionary" foreign and domestic policies. The official Soviet newspaper Izvestia lold Premier Ahmed Ghavam's government bluntly tha "Ihe lime is ripe" lo change its course. Radio Moscow -warned that continuation of anti-Soviel policies by the ruling group would "ir crease the acuteness of the positior in the counlry." These public warnings to Iran coincided with renewed diplomatic efforts in Tehran, which reported ly included a message from Pre mier Stalin to Ghavam carried b> the new Soviet ambassador, E. V Sadchikov. The London Daily Telegraph said Ghavam talked with Sadchikov for an hour yesterday, then summoned an emergency cabinet meeting. Russian broadcasts remained silent about the Soviet Union's request for a postponement of the UNO Security Council meeting until April 10. They emphasized the Izvestia article on Iran, third in a series critical of the Iranian regime. Izvestia said that the broad masses of the Iranian population were displeased because their government had failed ; lo institute social and economic reforms. • "Among Iranian politicians there are not a few who realize the necessity of making changes in the foreign and home policies of Iran," Izveslia said. "The time for these near ithe present level" said.' Porter Porter said the increased auto prices will nol affecl Ihc consumer. He said the OPA was considering passing the price increases on to. dealers. : He emphasized that the OPA has no intention of removing rent ceilings. "If the ceilings were removed" he said "it is estimated that rents would go up at least 55 per cent." The OPA chief said ho believes .he textile problem is being taken care of and predicted that more clothing would reach the market soon. Porter said many building ma- .erials are being diverted from lousing to certain types of nonessential commercial construction. He said he had been told that 50 per cent of the southern soft wood is being diverted to non-legitimate channels. "We arc hoping to take positive and drastic measures that will channel building materials into essential construction" he said. Porter was here to address a meeting of the Chicago Association of commerce. NEW EXECUIVE OFFICER Little Rock, March 21 — </h—The Little Rock engineer district has a new executive officer — Col. Gerald E." Galloway, a regular army officer. He succeeds Lt. Col. F. O. Reeves who has been reassigned us assistant executive officer. Col. Roy D. Burdick, district engineer, announced. Predicts GOP to Pick Up House Seats Washington, March 21 —(UPi — Re. Gerald W. Landis, R., Ind., predicted today that Republicans will pick up at least 30 new House seats in the November elections— more than enough to win control from the Democrats. Landis gave reporters a list of the 30 congressional districts which he said the GOP was certain of wresting from Democratic control. His analysis predicted Republican gains in 15 states, with the largest gain of five seats forecast for Pennsylvania. The 435 seats in the House are now divided as follows: 239 Democrats, 191 Republicans, two minor cnanges is ripe, and they must people." Tehran dispatches indicated that the mililant left-wing Tudeh party, encouraged by the Moscow atil- lude, was sloping up its activities in Tehran and throughout southern Iran. Left-wing newspapers which supported Ghavams 'appointment as premier have begun lo attack him because he failed to give in to the Soviet demands. The London Times correspondent in Tehran said thai Ghavams' firmness Ipward Mos cow had caused surprise. The Izveslia arlicle said the Iranian ruling classes had atlemplcd lo draw Iran into a political adventure against Russia. It added lhal pro-German elements had tried to help the Nazis establish a "bridgehead" in Iran to altack the Soviet oil fields around Baku. There was growing left-wing political activity in the Iranian border regions near Iraq, near the zone where 3,000 Kurdish soldiers in brown cloaks and fur hals were beseiging three Iranian army garrisons. London sources said British troops were stationed in Iraq near Ihe Iranian border. They said il could be assumed that the Kurdis uprising had led to increased vigilance around the Kurkuk oilfields of Iraq, which are of great military importance to Britain. Moslen New Year's festivilies were to starl in Iran loday, but British dispatches said lhal many persons were refusing lo celebrale oecause of the continued presence Russia Demobilizes Six More Classes of Fighting Men Moscow, March 21 —(UP)— Six more classes of Red army and air force enlisted men will be demobilized between May and September of this year under a decree of the presidum of the Supreme Soviet published today. Today's demobilization decree is the fourth since last June, and 29 classes now have been demobilized or are scheduled to be. The decree did not indicate the number of men affected ',nor were figures available on the number discharged so far. The order was confined to the grades of sergeant and below, No officers have been demobilized so far. o Spring Here Today, But It's No Surprise By the Associated Press The vernal equinox — that's spring — arrived at 12:33 a. m (EST) today but the Atlanta weatherman was not particularly surprised. As far back as he can remember he said spring has been beginning when the sun's center crosses Ihe equator. Aslronomically speaking he added day and night throughout the globe are now precisely 12 hours. However he observed if the sun were checked with a stop watch t would seem to be working a bit overtime. For example the day in Atlanla will be 12 hours and nine minutes. But he explained that by saying you see the sun — that is if you don't live in a snow area — longer lhan it actually shines'because of refraction, . In other words you don't see the sun where it is but whoipe^it. isn't.'V! Truman Says UNO Meet Is to Proceed I- •announcement of spring out of; the way the weatherman said temperatures were normal throughout the country though some snow did fall in Montana Wyoming Idaho and Nevada. The weatherman said absolutely nothing about the birds and bees flowers or young men's fancies But he did say it would be a good day for fishing. of the Red army. The Times' correspondent Continued on Page Two said Rioting at Westinghouse Plant in Pitt Pittsburgh March 21 (UP) — Fighting broke out today at the gates of the East Pittsburgh plan of the Westinghouse Electric Corp when a crowd of 2000 strikers closed in on two non-productioi workers who sought to enter the picketed planl. Several person were slightly injured. Fists were swung by member of the striking CIO United Electric al Workers Union non-striking em ployes and approximately 50 depu ties who had been posted at th« plant this morning. The fighting continued until the two non-production workers re treated down Cable Ave. the slree lhat lines one side of Ihe sprawlini planl. They were chased by a mol of approximately 300 persons. The sheriffs deputies restored order. Sole Survivor of Emperor's New Guinea Army Screams Out Tale of Agony for Japanese By DUANE HENNESSY (Subbing for Hal Boyle) Tokyo, March 21 —(£•)— In a Tokyo suburb a family lies still in the darkness each night as a former Japanese army sergeant, broken by hunger and malaria, cries out the hell that he experienced in the South Pacific. "We can eat that guy, loo," he screams. "How many messkits full will he make?" He fills his days by telling of pmaciattMl mi?n fighting over a single spider for food, crying like women as death gnawed at their stomachs, cursing their command- Escarole. a type of endive, is a member of the dandelion familv. The State Police Soy: A little horse-sense added to the horse-power helps hold accidents down. YOU must furnish the horse-sense to avoid having an accident. party members and three vacan-1 er each morning as he forced them cics. A GOP gain of only 27 seats to read the Emperor Meiji's im—three less than the Landis' "sure thing" prediction — would remove the Democrats from control of the House for' the firsl time since 1931. "Actually," Landis' said. "I think we'll win more than 30 this November. But these 30 are those 1 don't think we'll have any trouble at all winning." Landis said he undertook a state-by-stalc analysis of Ihc coming elections because he considered himself a pretty good prophet. In 1942, he said, he predicted the GOP would pick up 55 seals and he was only four off — it got 51. John H. Kobs is coaching Michigan Slate College baseball for the 21sl season. The first engagement rings, used in the time of the Romans, were made of iron. penal rescript for soldiers and sailors. The Japanese people learned his story in their press today. II was pieced from his lucid moments and the shattered nights experienced by the family of the undo who gave him a home. It is another chapter in the disaster of the Japanese in the South Pacific. The sergeant, 33, said he is the sole survivor of a contingent of 1,800 men dispatched lo New Guinea. The uncle related: "When he came back to my home a hen was eating a piece of Green vegetable in the yard. His face took on the expression of a man back from hell. He shouted 'Damn the hen Even human beings can't gel vegetables .' He broke away from me and viciously slashed off the hen's head." The L,ergc-aiit ^aid that survivors of his outfit "fled across the (Ne\ Guinea) mountains and they wer indeed the entrance t hell. Our men were no longer so" diers bul starving devils who crie that they wanted only a meal o rice before they died." The sick could move only 50 feet a day. One day three me were laid on Ihc ground. When Ihe died lhal nighl "there were thre bare patches where they had eate Ihe grass in a desperale efforl I live. "Soldiers even fought over a sir glo spider for food." He said the commander, wh foraged for himself, told 20 crilica ly ill men to kill themselves. H gave them two rifles but the cried like women, saying, "W don't want lo die." A .soldier who crept into a enemy food dump and returne with food for the commander go a citation for "calm action." Ai other who brought a badly ncede radio set was denounced. Many descried as Allied plane dropped surrender leaflels wit pictures of happy prisoners. The j sergeant, only survivor of his unit. | stayed on with a few from other I outfits until they heard of the end of the war. "We tried to build our morale Washington March 21—-(/P)—President Truman declared flatly today hat Monday's scheduled meeting: of the United Nations security council will not be postponed. Mr. Truman told his news conference that the United States delegation will press for acti9n_ on the Iranian case. The Soviets have asked for a 16 • day delay on the ground they need time to prepare their answer. Reminded of the Russian request for a postponement the President: was asked what will happen Monday if the Soviets insist on 'their plea. The president told his questioner he had better attend the meeting and find out. Mr. Truman again announced lhat he was- not seeking another meeting of the "Big Three" to deal with r .difterences between Russia nd "other members of the United aliens. The United Nations Organiaztion e said is supposed to take over lings that formerly were dis- ussed by the Big Three. A three power conference was uggested in the senate yesterday y Senator Peper (D-Fla) Mr. Truman told newsmen he ' ould be glad to see any or all lembers of the UNO at any time. .e simply is not asking for a Big "hree meeting. The president said , Secretary of; tale Byrnes will carry to Mon- .ay's session in New York his own Mr. Truman's) address of wel- ome. The Russo-Iranian question was' ne of the first put to the presi- *< dent as the conference opened nid Mr. Truman made it clear that, he United States will press „ forv-, immediate action. :• : '„•"' Aske'd if ! lie would tell that -' 'to ' * Russian Ambassador Gromyko if he latter calls at the White House oday he said he would if Gromyko Drought it up. However Gromyko's name was not on the White House calling list.' The Soviet envoy arranged an unexpected meeting with Secretary of State Byrnes. Although he emphasized that he was not seeking another "Big Three" meeting the president would not comment directly on. Senator. Peper's speech. The Russian envoy returned suddenly to Washington last night from ~>Jew York where the United Na- ions Security Council is preparing to convene on Monday. .. Today's meeting between Byrnes and Gromyko wa's the' first involving the two since the London UNO meeting in January. Whens,- romyko returned to Washington "rom Moscow last week end .he ,vent lo New York without calling on Byrnes or President Truman. It was Tromyko who yesterday tiled a request with UNO Secretary General Trygve -Lie for a postponement-of the -security council meeting : fr6m next -Monday to April, 10 on grounds thai Russia liad been surprised )py Iran's request for council consideration of its case against the Spviet Union. In light of the Iranian action Gromyko said he needed time to prepare Russia's side of the dispute. Warns Against Haste' Washington March 21 — (fi>) Soviet Ambassador Andrei A. Gromyko said today thai any hasty action by the Uniled Nalipns Securily Council on Ihe Iranian dispule would merely complicale it. His comment was made shortly after a flat statement by President Truman that next Monday's UNO meeting will not be postponed. Mr. Truman told his., news conference that the United States delegation will press for action in the explosive controversy despite Moscow's request for a 16-day delay. Gromyko talked wilh reporters at the Stale Departjnenl after a hurriedly-arrainged 20-minule conference with Ses rotary Byrnes. o Mississippi Youth Is Found Starving; Parents Sought Quitman, Miss., Mar/h 21—i (UP)— A search continued throughout Mississipi today for the parents of a teen-age boy who was found near death in a railroad box qar jn Johnson City. Tenn. He had been locked in the car for more lhan a week. The search for the parents was being conducted by C.E. Hood, head of the Hood Lumber Co.. of Quitman. It was in a Hood company car lhal the boy was found, suffering from lliirsi and malnutrition. There were no signs of injury. Hood said thai the youngster, about 15 years old, was well dressed. Railroad detectives were at a loss lo explain how he became locked in the car. FEW PAROLES ASKED Little Rock, March 21—UP)—-The by chanting plays vilifying our (state parole board will review only commander,' he relaled. "There 54 applications for clemency at its was a play in which the soldiers killed their leader and boiled and ale him. Our commander just sal there with a bitter expression. He said nothing.' 1 April meeting. Parole Officer E.B. Baker said this made up one of the smallest dockets, if not the smallest, in the history of the board.