fe4SW$^^ HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Fulton 4-H On March 12, 1946 the -141 Club met in the Junior High Room of Fxtlton High School. Miss Westbrook discussed the assignments that were to be Drought in and asked each girl to make report on progress of her worki New assignments were made and girls were urncd to do a better job next time. One new club member, Janie Milhvec wa-- added to ihe roll. The 4-H Club boys met with Mr. Adams. He discussed the value of cleanliness in raising poultry Also the necessity of suravinsi to control mites. ' " Many interesting; noints were brought out regarriiiifj the phmtiiii; of hybrid corn. The value or gooil fertilizer was also stressed. Blevins 4-H On March 21 Blevins 4-11 Club met in the high school buildina Fay. Dean Sewell took the place of the president. Herschel Sewell Fay Dean called the house to order and directed group in siviim we 4-H ritual. After the 4-H riuuii Miss Westbrook called the roll and each person made a report on what each had one toward completintr project. She showed the group how to make a spice rack "and" knife holder which will help the girls taking home improvement. Emogcne Carman. Dorothv !S'i- vens and Stella Mae Wilson brought dresses they had made. The 4-H Club boys met outsTue with Mr. Adams, countv agent and Mr. Deere, Assistant countv agent They were shown how to make a rope halter for leading calves The hybrid corn demonstration •was also explained and seed for demonstrations was issued. McCaskill 4-H The McCaskill 4-H Club met ADVENTURES IN SPACE: The Story of Radar Monday, April 1, 1947 No. 1: Reaching for the Moon BV DAVID DIETZ Science "Writer; Author of "Atornln iiiiTBy in the Coming- Era," Etc (Written /or NEA Service) (1) This .is the story of a miracle called Radar. . . . This is the story behind the story of that dramatic, breathless moment on the wind-blown night of Jan. 10, 19-30, when one of man's wildest dreams came true: He received a message from the moon! . . . That was when a radar beam was sent to the moon from the U. S. Army Air Corps Station at Belmar, N. J., and returned to earth. Traveling 186,000 miles a second (the speed of lieht)'to the moon 238,000 miles away, the radar message .came back in 2.4 seconds. The return message sounded like a low hum and made a wavy white line on Ihe black record sheet of the oscillograph. (2) Even before the present age of radar and atomic energy, scientists had speculaled on sending a beam of light to the moon. Theoretically a mighty searchlight could cast upon Ihe moon a bright spot which would be seen by the most powerful telescopes. (Telescopes now bring this dead, mountainous satellite of our earth within a visual distance of about 30 miles.) The'spot of light on the moon would have to be a few hundred icct wide to be visible. But to make a strong enough beam, the searchlight unfortunately would have to be several miles across. (3) Prior lo the birth of radar as a secret weapon of World War II, radio signals could not be sent far out from the earth's surface. Radio waves, which might have been directed loward the moon, would have been reflected back to earth by Ihe ionosphere. The ionosphere is a layer of very thin air whose molecules are charged with electricity by radiation, from the sun. These charges drive radio waves back to the earth. (4) But radar well might be expected to perform peacetime wonders such as making contact with the moon. For radar's wartime miracles were hardly less startling. Using radar, warships .sailing in pitch darkness or fogs hit enemy vessels many miles away, squarely amidships. The firing was dirccled by radar whose image showed Ihe enemy vessel in clear oulline. Likewise radar spotted enemy planes or chore in- slallalions great distances away. Thus radar helped lo win the war for the United Nations. TOMORROW: Mirnclcs of Snivel. the school Thursday ilarch "Is I , S H w , cstorooK nacl cach girl The vice-president LiiH n?.-,' ", tand w ,' hen namo was called «"d Rhodes cabled the mectin- to o- ! ° W - v £ at shc ' had made - There i_.. "j _' - , " lt -C'- 1 »g .'O o:- were o dresses. Hvn wprn u.-n,-r, .-.r,^ der and reviewed" the" meaning "of 3'°''° 5 dr 9«cs,.two were worn and the 4-H Club emblem. A son" America, was led by the son- captain. Wanda ~ were brought, 8 pot holders and 2 aprons. Some muffins, biscuit and corn bread was brought By the . )ay at the Experiment Station near Hope the first week of June. Four members joined the club. They were Anna Mae son, Hancel Wain are to make a pair of" pillow cases, and an apron. Second year clolh- ing make cither slip, pajamas, or Have your medicine chest needs on hand. For the purest and best quality, buy them here. Fresh, Pure Drugs are used in every prescription we fill. Utmost care, accuracy and experience are used at all times. LET US FILL YOUR PRESCRIPTION CRESCENT DRUG STORE Phone 600 225 S.. Main improvemenl a broom holder or spice holder or have Ihe material lo re do something in their bedroom. Under the direction of Mr. Deere, assistant county agent, the boys learned how lo matte a hal- ler for .a calf and received Iheir seed corn. Capitol Talk Litlo Rock, March 29.—Despite strikes in the automobile industry, despite a dearth of tiros and parts-Highway Fund collections in the current bond.year, which will end this week, already arc in excess of the previous record, established in 1941-42. This correspondent, as long ago as August, laid a very small wager with Ihe statistical division of the Highway Department that 1945-46 would break all records, as a result of the end-of-war impetus to traveling plus un-rationing of gasoline. The deparlmenl's experts disagreed at the lime, and mainlained until this week that the old record would stand. But a day or so ago, when the gross went lo $17,640,000- only 312,000 below Ihe 1941-42 year's aggregale-thcy conceded lhal Ihey had been loo conservalive. When Ihe final tally is made for 1945-46, the new record will be in the neighborhood of $17,700,000. But it will not stand long. Next year will break it-probably by as much as $2,500,000, or perhaps even ening Of a New Business Firm - ELLIS (Vincent W. Foster and Leonard F. Ellis) Estate Insurance 108 East Second Street f 4-u u We take much P leasure in announcing that we are once again part of the business and community life of Hope and Hempsread County, which we left more than three years ago to volunteer our services to the United Mates Armed Forces. .»«., ln establishing our new firm we offer' SKS-SSB m.rrhrc 1 ' A . 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Real Estate and Insurance 108 Eosl- Second Street Phone 221 County Agent Notes Without tying a knot all 4-H Club boys arc being show how to make a quality halter using 12 feet of rope. Boys with a beef or dairy calf are expected to ports that a DDT spray prepared by dissolving 2 ounces 50 percent wettablc DDT per gallon of water killed all the lice on his hogs and none have reappeared. Mr. Roscn- baum also reports good results in cattle louse control with the same solution. He used a 2-gallon pressure sprayer in giving the treatments. . , -. -- i Linzie Davis of Liberty Hill halter using three-1 South of Hope reports that his eighths inch rope. The halters arc simple, durable and attractive and may be made in a very few minutes rcsaonabfc cosl. All calves shown at our Dislrict Livestock Show must be shown at hal- ler. The knotless halter being made by the 4-H club boys are excellent show halters. Our county 4-H Club ,wal O f 20 boys exhibiting a pen of 5 March hatched pullets at the District Livestock Show will be exceeded if those starting continue their production demonstrations. The boys are planning for at least 15 pullets to use as basis for selecting their exhibits. It is calculated by Ihe boys lhat cach pullet will require 2 pounds starting mash and 8 pounds growing mash to put it into laying age and then, it will require GO pounds feed to hybrid corn produced considerable more per-acre than his home farm type corn. In feeding it required more of the home farm corn for the same results. Mr. Davis is planting a larger part of his corn to hybrid this year. Ligc Loe of Marlbrook has applied 100 pounds of 32.5 per cent Ammonium Nitrate fertilizer'as a top-dressing to cach acre of his 20U acres winter oats. Mr. Loe plants DcSoto oats which is one of the newer betlcr oats. Much of the oat acreage is ovcrsecdcd with Kobe lespcdeza. Mr. Loe operates a combine so his farm should be a local source of quality seed oats and Kobe lespcdeza next season. Blackleg can be prevented by vaccine. There is no satisfaclory vaccinating all calves with a good carry each hen 8 months in the | treatment for calves with black- laying house with half of the amount being home grown grain. Each boy expects to produce at least 30 pounds corn for each hen plus sufficient green feed. H. H. Rosonbaum of McNab re- Better Than $1,000 A Day Land Commissioner Claude Rankin would like for the taxpayers to know that his department is doing right well financially. In the firsl 85 days of the year, fees from sale and redemption of forfeited lands, togclher with field notes and deeds fees, lolalecl $88,014.20. First quarter of 1945 grossed $93,571.45 for the Land Office. Million Dollar Year It does not take up much space in the capitol, and its payroll is small, but the Insurance Department has collected $1,050,039.64 this year, Commissioner Jack McKenzie announced today. That is $42, 642.83 more than was garnered in 194o, despite a $43,391.79 drop in workmen's compensation tax col- .ectlons. The deparlmenl's revenue comes from premium laxcs. Unlil 1945, this tax was not levied on insurance companies domiciled in Arkansas, but when out-of-statc (commonly called "foreign") companies balked at further payments, on the theory thai if Ihey were engaged in I interstate, then domestic companies were too, the legislature revised the law so that all arc now subject to the tax. "Premium income on r.U lines of insurance showed an increase with the exception of workmen's compensation, which was affected adversely by heavy cancellation on war plant risks," Mr. McKcnzie said. "The tax rate on workmen's compensation premiums was reduced 25 per cent which i.s another factor in the reduced income from that source. U is estimated that compensation premiums are off 25 per cent." As of March 22, the department had collected in premium taxes for Ihe Workmen's Compensation Commission, $fil,(Hl.26; for firemen's pensions, $6!),020.58; for general revenue, $774,394.56; for the Board of Health sanitation program, $106 393.24; and also had received $33,253 in agents' license fees and $5,031 in filing fees and miscellaneous receipts. Arkansan vs. Republicans Washington, March 28.— More than two irionths ago, President Iruman nominated a native Arkansan, Vice Admiral Earle W. Mills, for the chairmanship of Ihe Maritime Commission. First the FEPC filibuster prevented consideration of the appointment in the Senate, which must confirm or reject it. Now Republican Senator Brcw- sler of Maine has served notice thai Ihe minority party members in the Senate v/ill oppose the Mills appointment so long as three Democrats remain on the five-member commission. Democrat John M. Carmody's term expires within a few months, and adminislrationists arc hoping he will retire earlier to relieve any question of Mills' eligibility. The admiral is a •registered Democrat in Maryland, which was a surprise to President Truman. The chairman, Admiral Emory S. Land, was not listed as a member of any parly. The president evidently assumed that admirals did not go in for politics, and ;is a matter of fact Admiral Mills confided he had voted only once. But since he did register, and stale lhat he is a Democrat, the Republicans have grounds for their stand. The law stipulates not more than three members of the commission may be of the same political faith. leg. Calves • may be given life protection for around ten ccnls per head. Ten dollars will nol save a calf wilh blackleg. Wo saw several calves last year that would have sold for sixty dollars if they had only been vaccinated for blackleg. Any 4-H club boy can administer blackle'g vaccine. L. E. Formby of Palmos says lhat a few velvet beans planted now will make a lot of cow feed the cows will harvest this fall. Silas Sanford uses velvet beans as a sure crop for his dairy lhal has not been able to hire labor Velvcl beans with some superphos- phate fertilizer will produce much quality feed al a reasonable price. o Truman Will Not Intervene in the Soft Coal Strike Washington, April 1 — f/P)— The White House said today President Truman has no plans for intervening in the bituminous coal mining stoppage. Press Secretary Charles G. Ross, asked at a news conference if the president will' do anything about the walkout, replied: "Thai is in Ihe hands of the secretary of labor." The creeping paralysis of a nationwide coal strike posed a grave new reconversion threat as 400,000 bituminous miners stayed home Uu- an "indefinite rest." Tne government, unable to halt the walkout ordered by United Mini; Worker? President John L. Lewis last midnight, turned us atcnlion to trying to cut the strike as short as possible. Special Mediator Paul Fuller was assigned the principal role in Ihis effort He planned lo meet wilh Ihc negotiating com- millees of miners and opcfra- tors later today. Secretary of Labor Schwel- Icnbach appointed Fuller, his Dairy Strike Grips City of Memphis Memphis, Tenn.. April 1 —(UP) — The 300.000 residents of Memphis were left withoul a supply of fresh milk loday as producer* al- lempled lo force a showdown with the Office of Price Administration on a promised increase in retail Foster, Ellis Form Realty, Insurance Firm A former U. S. Navy lieutenant n former Army Air Forces sergeant have teamed and today announced the opening of a new real estate and insurance firm at 10!! East Second Street. They are Vincent W. Foster and Leonard F. Ellis, bolli well-known Hope young men. Their office, formerly occupied by Hall's Hal Shop, has been remodeled throughout. Walls of the building have been done over in white paster. Flour- csccnt lighting fixtures have been installed, and office equipment set up. Additional office equipment has been ordered and is enroute to Hope. A show-window, with plate glass frontage and neon lights, will bo installed as soon as materials arrive. Mr. Foster is well known in real estate and insurance circles, having operated an agency in Hope about seven years prior to his entry into the U. S. Navy where he served as a personnel officer and also an officer in charge of refueling aircraft carriers at the Oakland, Calif., naval base. Mr. Ellis, formerly in the newspaper business, served the Army Air Forces as a public relations specialist. He wrote articles of the AAF's flying-training program for release to commercial newspapers, and also prepared "copy" for radio broadcasts. At one bomber field where a number of French Nationalists were in flying-training, he was assigned to write a scries of personality sketches of young French flyers. On request of the Office of Wai- Information, the sketches were later sent to Washington, D. C., for transmission to England and beamed to the French nation as a morale booster at the time of Normandy. The new firm. FosteivEllis, invite the public to visit their new office. Social Situations THE SITUATION: A guest thanks his dinner hostess for an enjoyable evening. WRONG WAY: The hostess says, "You're certainly welcome," or "We've been meaning to have you over for a long time." RIGHT WAY: The hostess says, "I am so gku( you could come." to do Thoughts If ye then bo not that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest'.'—Uiko 12:20. He that will not sloop for a pin will never be worth a pound — I'epys. prices. supply in producers accepted an OPA and Office of Economic Stabilization compromise 33-ccnt increase. The increase did nol go inlo ef- fecl loday as scheduled, however, because the OPA and Ofi:S had not ., -ti u i i reached a decision on a dislribu- Ihoir f, '' onc - d «y|tors' request for an increase 9 '' Sl made ' ''clail prices. The £ C u^o Ul Scw dCllVOrlOS flhK r^'"* <"«< t^ pay m^ ? o ' out no new sources of supply Jiavc dislributors been located and Raymond Skinner, spokesman for Ihe dislribu- lors said thai only a Irickle of milk is expected to reach the city during the slriko period as producers diverlcd deliveries lo in- duslrial milk plants. The producers threatened a strike several weeks ago in support of demands for a 77-ccnl increase in the $4.83 per hundredweight milk price ceiling. The strike was called off when Ihe special conciliator Tor Ihe rubber industry, after conferences with Lewis and the operators nisi week made il clear lhal it would be fruitless to press for continuation of the contracl which Lewis ordered terminated. they had been granted a oii"-ccnt- per-quarl increase lo compensate for the higher wholesale price. TOO FAT? Get SLIMMER this vitamin candy way Have a nioro slender, ' graceful figure. No Mt'r- cisinx. No iax.-itivcs. N« drugs. With Ihe simple. AYDS Vitamin Candy Red ucingrian you don't cut out any meals, starches, potatoes, menu or butter, you simply cut them down. It's easier when you cmoy delicious (vitamin fortified) AYDS candy before meals. Absolutely harmlc&s. 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Percentage of Increase Over 1936 65% 38% 152% 23.50 Ton 2.80 Bbl. 8.79 7.55 .70 per hr. 1.375 " " 2.00 " " 1.75 " " 1.75 " " 1.625 " " 1.25 " " 17% 40% 6/1% 47% 133% 1 1 1 % 71% 52% 9996 7796 67% There is danger of serious loss in undor-insurance. We will 9 ladly assist you in checking your values. Call us today — Phone 810 ROY ANDERSON & CO. — INSURANCE ft HEIU IIRIUITS BV IHE IHO A new coast-to-coast "coaxial" cable now being laid underground across the Southern route, in addition to providing new paths for radio broadcasts and television, will carry more long distance calls than the four other transcontinental telephone lines put together. It will have a capacity of 1,920 circuits. This cable is part of the Bell System postwar con- etruction program which aims at achieving prewar speed of long distance service. The cable train is now in the vicinity of Dallas, Texas. Tho Shruvoporl- Dallas section of the cable will hu placed in service this summer. SOUTHWESTERN BEU .TELEPHONE COMPANY Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Greece, Homo of Democracy, Halts Tide of Radicalism The middle-of-the-road clcclion report from Greece is encouraging to Americans for several reasons. w One is thai Iho Greeks, inventors of Ihe principle thai all freemen arc created equal, have in this troubled clay rejected the perilous Iheory lhal ownership of private property is incompatible wilh Iruc freedom. Greece, wilh ils clcrnocralic background, might have been expected to vole for old and established principles—bul there was something of the present, as well as the past, in this cleclion. Greece hns a bearing on Ihe Iran « risis, you. recall, because Rus- nn charges that Britain is influencing Greek decisions, jusl as Britain and the United Stales charge thai Russia is influencing cvcnls in Iran. The difference, from our poinl of view, is thai Ihe Russians committed Ihe sin of sending armed troops into Iran, while the British influence in Greece is more subllc. Finally, Ihe Greek clcclion is gratifying lo Americans because it shows lhal England slill hns influence along Ihe Mediterranean. Nol ihal we are overly desirous of lelping England, but the fact is we do not want any one power lo dominate all of Europe. We concede Rusian superior rights in the Baltic and Northern regions. But we. would like lo sec, if nol Britain some other power dominant in the Soulh—for practical purposes o world policy. o Taft, Bricker •Score With Tennessean By DEAN W. DITTMER Washington, April 2 —(UP) — The elcclion of Rep. B. Carroll Recce of Tennessee as .Republican national chairman was counted a significant victory today for the Taft-Brickcr forces within the GOP. iM The sofl-spokcn, 56-year old border slate" congressman was named lo Ihe party chairmanship late ycslcrday. He won despilc opposition from supporters of Comdr. Harold E. Slasscn, Ihe liberal cx- gpvcrnor of Minnesola who is considered a slrong contender of the GOP's 1948 presidential nomina-. lion. Recce generally was regarded as represcnlint; Ihe more conservative views of Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio and former Gov. John W. Brickcr, of Ohio, the GOP's 1944 (jjfcc presidential nominee. The new chairman, a veteran of "20 years in Congress, ; said'"hq would resign his seat in the House to dc- volc his full lime to the Republican drive lo win control of the House in November and elect a Republican president in 1948. His clcclion marked Ihe second time in ils history thai Ihe GOP has turned south for a party chairman .Recce was nominated for the post by Rep. Clarence J. Brown of Ohio, an influential party member And a Bricker supporter. ~ Slasscn forces showed lillle strength in the national commit- Icc's proceedings. Immediately after Recce's election, Stasscn issued a statement saying the com- millec's action "does nol conslilulc a decision by Iho Republican parly as lo ils policy or platform." "Thai will be decided," he said, "in Ihc primary eleclions and conventions of 1946 and 1948." Slasscn said he did not approve of Recce's stand "on many issues in Ihc ijiisl," but added: ,M "I shall copcrale wilh him as Olic new chairman in the Republican congressional elections, and 1 shall carry on the debates within the party on issues and principles." Hope Star WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Fair and continued warm this afternoon, tonight, and Wednesday. 47TH YEAR: VOL. 47—NO. 144 Star of HODO. 1899: Pr«M, 1927. Consolidated January 18. 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 1946 (API—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newsnooer Enterorlse Ast'n. PRICE 5c COPY Expect New U.S. Policy on Argentina By GRAHAM HOVEY Washington, April 2 — M')-— Disclosure that President Truman intends to appoint a new ambassador to Argentina stirred wide spec- ilation today whether the United Slates is relaxing its stiff policy oward Ihe Buenos Aires government. A Slate Department spokesman told reporters last night that an ambassador would be 'named "later in the week". He declined to identify the prospective envoy, but said his name already had been submitted to the Argentine government for approval. The name most often mentioned in recent speculation has been that of William D. Pawley, present ambassador lo Peru. This country has had no ambassador in the Argentine capital since Spruillc Bradcn left that post Southern Congressmen Angry Over Attack Made on Them in Democratic Party Magazine Washington .April 2 — group of approximately f/P)— A 50 iralc nearly six months ago to become nssislanl secretary of slalc for American republic affairs. Word lhal Ihc president and Secretary of Slale Byrnes had decided lo fill Ihc ambassadorship came virtually on the hceln of a landslide victory in an Argentine presidential election for Col. Juan D. Pcron, "strong man" of the present government. Bradcn frequently has spoken out against Pcron and the military faction governing Argentina, charging them with wartime aid lo America's enemies; practicing Nazi-Fascist methods, and violating their hemisphere commit- monls. Shortly before Ihc Argentine clcclion, Ihc Slalc Department published its now-famous "blue 'up largely of cap- lured German documents which il said furnished "proof posilive" of Argentine "complicity with the enemy." Lasl Oclobcr 3, Acting Secretary of Stale Dean Acheson declared the United Slates would nol sign a projected hemisphere mili- lary defense treaty with the present Argentina government. Byrnes has reiterated thai sland on several occasions. Some diplomatic officials believe Ihc decision lo send a new ambassador lo Buenos Aires indicates that Peron's victory in an apparently free election has prompted Ihis country lo lake Ihe firsl slep toward a resumption of friendship with Argentina. They predict additional slops away from Braden's tough policy oycc a period of time, especially if ciliatory policy toward the United Stales, marked by expulsion of ob- jeclionablc German nalion, and Pcron as president pursues a con- cessation of Fascist-type tactics at home. Southern Democratic legislators called on National Party Chairman Robert Hanncgnn today to apologize personally lo them for a critical article in a Democratic headquarters publication. The Southerners held n closed meeting and adopted a resolution specifically demanding a retraction oy statements made in the April issue of the Democratic Digest, official organ of the women's division of the party. The publication's statement which aroused the Southerners was this: "And let your representatives know that the passage of the restrictive case (labor disputes) bill was a vote against the American people." The Case measure was opposed by the administration, but Republicans and Southern Democrats teamed up to pass it, 258 to 155, on February 7. A toned down version is pending in the Senate. Rep. Cosset (D-Tcxas) told a reporter all Democrats vyho voted for the legislation were invited to the special session, and added: "It was very startling to the .argc number of us who voted for he bill to find ourselves castigated by an official party publication. We want to find out what prompted this unusual statement and who s responsible." Mrs. India Edwards, executive secretary of the National Commil- .ec's Womens Division, made this comment: "We feel terrible about the whole thing .It was an unfortunate mistake and a bad choice of words. An associate editor without full experience was responsible, but it never should have been printed." Some of privately the Southerners they wanted said to know whelhcr national Chairman Robert Hannegan had anything to do with the article. Mrs. Edwards said he had not. "We hope the whole thing will be just a tempest in a teapot and wil. blow over in a hurry," Rep. Gore (D-Tenn) commented. Those joining Gossett in sending out the invitation letters were Reps. Howard Smith (Va), Slaugh tcr (Mo.), Harden (NO, Abernathy (Miss.), Boron (Okla), Earthman (Tcnn) and McKenzic (La). Coal Strike Settles Down to Waiting Pilsburgh, April 28((/P))—The na- lion's sofl coal miners, who have invoked their "no contract, no work" principle, apparently sellled down loday lo a period of wailing unlil Ihe leaders of Ihe industry and the AFL-Uniled Mine Workers can agree on colleclivc bargaining terms. Nobody could say how long it would take. The union's contract expired Sunday midnight, and the work slop- page by nearly 400,000 began ycs- lcrday in holiday mod, Ihe occasion being Ihe miners' traditional annual celebration in honor of onetime president John Mitchell and their president, of loday, John L. Lewis. The miners paraded and heard speeches in some communi- lies. Negolialions looking toward the new contracl conlinued in Washing- Ion. Theichlef stumbling block was Ihe dispule over Lewis demand for. a hcallh and welfare fund lo be paid for in lonnage royallies by Ihe House Group to Reopen iDraft Debate Washington, April 2 —(flV- The House military committee voted lo- day to reopen hearings of legislation designed lo extend the drafl law, clue to expire May 15. Two additional days of hearings starling tomorrow' were set aside for opposition witnesses. Chairman May (D-Ky) said the American Federation of Labor probably would lead off. After voting lo reopen the hear- 4jgs over the objections of some members who had sought a showdown vote today, the committee decided lo slarl closed sessions Friday in an cfforl to reach final decisions. The committee already has heard supporters of drafl exlen- sion in Iwo days of testimony. Indications were the group would recommend a nine or Ion month extension beyond May 15. The army has asked for one year continuance. ^Committee members reported Srong support afler loday's session for an 18-monlh limitation on service of new inductees, for a ban against the induclion of fathers, and a requiremcMil thai Ihc army discharge as quickly as possible all fathers now in service and ull men with 1!) months service. There is one divorce for every s ix marriages in the United States. London has approximately 70Uu telephone operators. 2 Robberies, 2 More Are Attempted Hope had a miniature crime wave last night, with two grocery stores robbed and attempts made on two other places. The Neighborhood grocery, operated by Amos Kinlcy, and Joe Bonds' Place, both nctfro stores, were robbed, and Chief << Police P. V. Haynie said Nora Stewart, 25-year-old local negro police character, was in-rested and held in the county jail on two charges of burghiry and grand larceny. Robbery attempts were made on Rogers' grocery, old 67 and North operators and be the union. administered by Army and Navy Protest Sneak Tidal Wave Attack Honolulu, April 2 — (P?}— An informed source said the Army and Navy were protesting to the U. S. coast and geodetic survey, saying that official warning of the tidal waves which struck Hawaii yesterday could have saved many lives. The great submarine shock which caused the tidal waves had been recorded five hours earlier at Pasadena, Calif. Lt. Comdr. W. D. Patterson, supervisor of the Pacific district of the geodetic survey, said the first he knew of the tidal wave was when the water rushed into his beach home. He said that there \yas no one on duly ;it his office at night, when the seismic disturbance was recorded. Byrnes Given Full Backing in Iran Case By JOHN M. H1GHTOWER New York, April 2 — (IP) — Sccrc- ,ary of State Byrnes turned back .oward United Nations hoadquar- .ers today from a White House conference believed lo have given him renewed assurance of President Truman's vigorous support in grappling tomorrow with developments in the Iranian crisis. Expcclalion among lop diplomats here is that these dcvelop- menls, even though they may include a message from Russia replying to Security Council inquiries about Iran, probably will not break a new stage. This is based on the belief, privately expressed by these authori- lies, that Iran's demands upon the council very likely will not be substantially changed by Premier Ahmed Qavam in his reply to the same inquiries. Qavam yesterday sent Secretary General Trygve Lie a 'note reaffirming Ihe position ol the crisis but merely advance it to Ambassador Hussein Ala as his fully authorized spokesman here. Ala has been insistenl on keeping .he Iranian case actively before :he council. If Qavam now planned .0 agree to have the case shelved or delayed pending withdrawal of Russian troops and further direct negotiations with Moscow diplomatic authorities doubled the premier would have been at such pains lo endorse. Ala. The Anglo-American policy in preparation for tomorrow's council session, presumably confirmed by Byrnes' talk with Mr. Truman yes- 93 Dead, Millions of Dollars Damage in Pacific Tidal Wave Truman Frustrated Traveler; Every Time He Starts Some Place He Has to Cancel Trip gro- Hazel street; and Foster's eery, near the C. Cook gin. Also, the soft-drink box at Smcad Mayo's Grocery and Service Station was cleaned out, and for this Iwo young white boys were arrested and booked for burglary. Their names are withheld on account of t\cir age, about 14. The government's special mediator, Paul Fuller, sat in on the conferences belween miner anf 1 oper- alors, said Ihere was "no progress of any kind. We arc exaclly where we have been for weeks." Lewis commenled: "We found Ihe operators in their usual mood, declining to do anything. I think we passed a motion lo reconvene al 9:30 A. M, when we inquired why, Ihey were a little vague about it." There were no reports from the strike field of any picketing, ap- parenlly Ihe miners took president Lewis at his word when he told them just to go home and rest. Mine supervisory workers, members of the United clerical, technical and supervisory workers, an affiliate of UMW district 50, continued to report for duty, carrying out instructions from their president, John McAlpine of Pilsburgh, who nolified them they were to carry on "until further nolice." Effecls of Ihe stoppage were fell firsl in Ihe steel industry, jusl recovering from a 26-day walk-out of USW-steclworkers in January. U. S. Steel Corp. announced banking of 2,800 beehive coke ovens in the Fayete county, Pa., area. Today, a spokesman said, U. S. Steel begins banking 20 of the 32 blasl furnaces in the Pitls- Conlinucd on Page Two Urge Doubling of Pledges for Factory f .•.••*-."- •*!.'.'!-".- '!•*• This Saturday, April G, is the final deadline for Hope's acceptance or rejection of the building guarantee for Shanhouse & Sons company's clothing factory, it developed at a meeting of local citizens with D. H. Goldman, a Shan- louse partner, here this afternoon. The fund now stands at approximately $31,000. N. P. O'Neal suggested that all ausincss men double their pledges, and o'iered to double his own pledge of $2,500. Mr. Goldman said he personally would match the largest pledge by any Hope citizen. o— Compromise on Minimum Wage Looms Washington, April 2 —(UP)—Administration spokesmen Senate today indicated a "Shut Up! 7 Says Chairman, and Sen. Taft Stalks Out of Committeeroom in High Rage The State Police Say: A little horse-sense added to the horse-power helps hold accidents down. YOU must furnish the horse-sense to avoid having an accident. Washington, April 2 — (UP) — Sen. Robert A. Taft, R., O., walked out of a Senate Education and Labor Committee meeting today after Chairman James E. Murray, D., Mont., told him repeatedly to "shut up." The wrangle occurred as Ihe commileo slarlcd hearings on the Wagner-Murray-Dingell bill, a comprehensive public health measure recommended by President Truman. Murray rose in his seat and shook his fist at Tafl. "I'm chairman of Ihis committee and 1 want you to subside!" Murray shouted. "1 want you to subside. If you don't shul up I'll gel these officers in here and have you thrown out!" Taft rclortcd angrily: "I am leaving your commilcc and 1 shall not attend any more of its hearings! I think the country will know and the Senate will know ® will to. islic—" I think this bill is social"Now, you keep quiet," Murray interrupted angrily. "I think this bill is the most socialistic measure ever proposed seriously to the Congress," Taft went on. "This commitee is being run as a propaganda machine which will go on for a month— "That's a slander and a falsehood!" Murray shouted. "You're very discourteous." "You've showed your position," Taft answered. "It's just a propaganda machine." "It's people like you," Murray shot back, "who have ruined prog rcssivc legislation by calling il communistic. The Communists don't deserve such kudos! You're jusl reflecting your general conduct on the Senate flor here!" "Mr. Chairman," Taft said, "your politeness is so yreal lhal I want to make just u brief state terday is this: reliably reported to be If both Russia and Iran say that Soviet troops are being withdrawn from Iran and are not being used to 'influence the Iranian government in considering Russian demands for oil concessions and the like, the council should accept the answers as satisfactory and shelve the case lemporarily. Moscow and Tehran would then continue with direct negotiations, being asked only to report to the security council at some future stage. If'the Russian answer is equivocal, however, or if the Iranian government does not give the situa- lion a clean bill of health, Byrnes and Sir Alexander Cadogan of Britain .plan to seek continued active consideralion of the case by the security council. The main point of the Byrnes- Cadogan program appears to be th'aUunless the replies from both sides are satisfactory,-.the 'council irtvisvkeop tile-Iranian question-ac-' lively before it, probably proceeding at once to a discussion of the merits of the case, which Russia has asked to be delayed unlil April Ala told newsmen that his government's reply to the council might come any time, but Grom- yoko's expecitalions were somo'- whal less clear, allhough he recently told newsmen he was constantly in touch with Moscow. •Ala is expected to sit with the council again Wednesday, when il meets at 11 a.m. EST, to receive any communications available from Moscow and .Tehran. There By MERRMIAN SMITH Washington, April 1 — (UP) — The world's most frustrated traveler today is President Truman. He wants to go places but he's like a man wearing a ball and chain. He can go jusl so far. The pressure of international and domestic business has forced the president lo cancel trips repeatedly. And he's getting a little lired ol it. Mr. Truman had it all set last fall to loaf for a few days on the Gulf of Me'xlco at Biloxi, Miss. But stormy labor Iroubles kept him chained to his desk. This winter he planned to go to Florida. His yacht was there. His staff had hotel space reserved ashore. 'But at the last minute, the Florida trip had to be canceled. • The president now has plans for a brief spring vacation. Bul his fingers are crossed lest some major development interfere at the .ast minute. The vacation will be simple, accompanied by litlle if any public- ily. Mr. Truman is like the burned child who fears the fire —no more elaborate plans made far in advance this time. Meanwhile, the president is chafing under the "imprisonment" of the White House like no chief exec : ulive has done for years. He wanls oul. The iron fence around the 40- odd acres of the White House grounds is just as big and forbid- ding to him as the wall around any prison to its inmates. This feeling accounts fo>- Mr. Truman's recent practice of tak- -® Hilo, Hawaii, April 2—(ff)— The I death toll in the eastern Pacific's worst seismic wave disaster reached 93 today and a naval officer estimated the loss of life in Hilo — chief victim of the boiling seas — might total 30. Damage ran into the millions of dollars. A submarine earthquake which, geologists called world-shaking sent giant swells fanning out from the North Pacific at 400 to 500 miles an hour early yesterday. Beaches on Hawaii, the Aleutians and California were lashed by 10 ing morning walks. To circumvent the public, photographers and reporters included, he now leaves the White House almost every morning before 7 o'clock. He leaves in a limousine and drives to one of a half dozen places on the outskirls of Washington. He gets out of his car and in the company of two secret service agents, walks briskly for about 20 minutes to a half hour. He followed this pattern today. These morning walks, however, are not answering his greater needs. He is a man who wants to see the other side of the blue horizon. If he goes to the Philippines in the early summer, he undoubtedly will want to go on to Japan. He also wants to visit Latin America to help his understanding of hemispheric problems. The president's desire to get away from the White House at every opportunity has also found some solution in weekend cruises to 100 foot waves. The death toll: Haaiian islands '— 60 bodies recovered at Hilo; nine on Oahu, seven on Maui and six on Kauai islands. Unimak, the Aleutians—Ten men swept to sea from the Scotch Cap' lighthouse. California — One man swept to sea from the Santa £ruz beach. Many were missing in Hilo and in rural Laupahoehoe; but the number was not known. At Honolulu, William W. Monahan, chairman of the Hawaii Red Cross, estimated that no more than 4,000 refugees asked for shelter in all of the Hawaiian islands. Of these, 1,800 were on Oahu and 800 on Hawaii islands. Robert Lindsey, chairman of Red Cross disaster relief here, said 60 bodies had been recovered from wreckage in HilQ and "I expect there will be more." Territorial Gov. Ingram Stainback invoked the Hawaiin defense on the Potomac river aboard the, act ..£„,. the safeguarding of life presidential yacht, the U.S.S. Wil- - - •• " liamsburg. Before the summer is over, Mr. Truman may have another alternative. And it won't be Shangri-la, the late President Rosevelt's hideout in the Maryland'mountains. in the willingness lo scale down Iheir minimum wage bill if il would defeal an raising farm parity amendment prices . Sen. Claude Pepper, D., Fla., a leader in the fight to raise the mini mum wage in industry from 40 to 65 cents an hours, hoped for a compromise before nightfall. The Senate has pending a Pepper amendment which would establish a minimum wage of 65 cents for two years,' 70 cents for the next Iwo years and 75 cenls thereafter. In addition, il would increase the number of persons and jobs covered by federal minimum wage legislation. The Senate last week tentatively approved — despite a warning that it would bring a presidential velo — an amendment by Sen. Richard B. Russell, D., Ga., which would increase some farm prices by requiring the government to include labor costs in seting pad lyprices. o Scientist Explains Why and Wherefore of the Tidal Wave Pasadena, Calif., April 2 —(/Pi- Here's a seismologisl's explanation of the tidal wave, from Dr. Charles F. Richler of California Instilule of Technology. "The wave seemed somewhat out of proportion to the shock itself. "Apparently conditions of earth- motion, the local.ily, depth of water at Ihe point of the shock and other factors caused an unduly heavy wave, which fanned outward, prob- I ably traveling as fast as 400 mph 'in deep water." Parole Board to Take Up Eviction Case Little Rock, April 2 —(#)— The State Board of Paroles and Pardons ,will consider- tomorrow the case "bf"Tee* Davis, Negro c'onvict from West Memphis, Ark., who release from the Arkansas penitentiary is being sought by the Workers Defense League of New York and others. Davis was given a ten year sentence upon conviction of assault with intent to kill when he fired a shotgun through the door of his home while a deputy sheriff was seeking entrance to evice him. Since the workers defense league took up Davis' claim that he was "merely defending his home," hundreds of letters have been received weekly by Governor Ben Laney and state parole officer Eugene any than conlinued his boycolt of all sessions at which Iran is discussed. o New Tremors Shake the Aleutians By RUSSELL ANNABEL Anchorage, Alaska, April (UP) —Great tidal waves 2 — battered the Alaska peninsula today as new earhquakes shook the Aleutian chain of islands. New earth tremors shook the Aleutians, and four hours later, walls of water swept down on the United States naval base at Dutch Harbor. From over the Bering sea, a navy pilot radioed that a tidal wave was sweeping northeast into Bristol bay. The pilot said the wave was traveling about 35 miles an hour, in the vicinity of the big air base at Naknek, Alaska. The huge headed for Kvichak on swell appeared to the rugged coast the north side of the ... Alaska peninsula, he said, threatening dozens of little communities in its path. Earlier, Rear Adm. Ralph Jacobs, commander of the Alaskan sea frontier, said that the northern Pacific wave apparently had spent its original force at sea and that oificial observations indicated no present danger to lions at Kodiak. •o- naval installa- thal it is a completely one-sided, Imonl and then go on lo the hous-[ There were indications the carth- prcjudiced, unfair uommitee." Taft's parting word to Murray was: "I shall take this matter to the Senate floor!" The argument started when Murray, making an opening statement, placed in the record an editorial from today's Washington Post paising the proposed public health program. Murray lauded the editorial and said it contained "good advice to people not to be making charges lhal this measure is Communistic." ing hearing (before the Banking Committee.) I want to state thai I intend lo introduce—'" "I don't care what you want to introduce," Murray said. "You can't interrupt me . . ." ". . . . a comprehensive public health bill ..." Tafl conlinued. Now, you subside!" Murray demanded. "Mr. Chairman," said Tafl, beginning lo get angry, "may 1 make a statement . No!" said Taft broke in. 'Well, Mr. Chairman," may not." Murray. "No! You The exchange conlinued for a said, | few more minutes until Taft ended if you're going to be partisan Ijil by walking out. first registering here ul m. (ESTi yeslorday, may quake, 7:38 a. have hud ils epicenter in the Aleutian deep, which at places plumbs 15,000 feel belosv Ihe ocean's surface. Dr. Richler added that such phenomena arc not uncommon after submarine quakes and this par- Earthquake Shocks All Are Believed Centered in Alaska Washington, April 2 — (ff'i — Georgetown University reported today it recorded five earthquake shocks between 7:38:45 a. m., tEST) yesterday and about 1 a. m. today, and figured all must have centered off Alaska. The first quake recorded was Ihe mosl severe, and there was some overlap of the subsequent shocks which were marked al about ooon; a very strong one at 2:07:27 ». m.. yesterday; a moderately heavv one at 11:23:34 p. m. (EST) las't nighl, and a fairly strong one at about 1 a. m. today. o ticular one was strength. only moderate in Greece Seeks Plebiscite on King's Return By .ROBERT ROYALISTS Athens," Aprila—(UP)—The pro- Joining with the league were Lillian Smith, author of the novel, "Strange Fruit" and retired Brig. Gen. H. C. Holdridge of Washing- Ion, D. C. The state board, in refusing Davis a parole thus far, said he previously had been convicted of i firing a shotgun into a truck loaded with Negro workers during a Negro tenaril farmer's union strike. Davis' case was appealed to the Arkansas supreme court. The workers league, at one time counsel for the southern tenant farmers union, used defense briefs in preparing material for the appeal. Continued on Page Two of a limited victory in-the Greek election, today proposed a plebiscite within a month for the return of King George of fhe Helles from exile. Leaders of both the liberal party and the national political union re- jecled a populist invitalion to part- ticipate in a coalilion ogovernment based on a quick plebiscite. Counting of votes was halted sud denly by the ministry of interior at 9 P. M. yesterday, setting off a flurry of speculation and unconfirmed rumors lhat something had gone amiss in handling the election returns. The rale of abstentions from the polls was reported rising steadily when vote-counting was halted, largely influenced by results in the provinces. The nation-wide and property and the preservation of law and order" in waVe-ravaged . •eas. Casualty reports appeared to be complete from all damaged areas except the island of Hawaii, on which Hilo with its. 25,00 population is located. There was some hope that Hilo's death toll might not reach the naval officer's 300 estimate. A score of persons previously reported missing had been saved fro!"-: the waters off Hawaii by army and navy air-sea rescue'; planes and small surface craft. One, a 21-year- old school teacher, Miss Marsue McGinniSj was rescued after eight hours • in the. water; . ; ,,There-.was..hppeAjilso that the at Seattle, emphatically de- as "grossly exaggerated" re- tier, nied as _ ports that a 100-foot tidal , wave was rushing along the Aleutian island chain toward Kodiak. He added that no new wave was forecast. Hawaiians "dared not estimate the damage, except in the millions of dollars." Herbert C. Shipman, Hilo sugar planter, said $700,000 worth of raw sugar was swept into the ocean with destruction of territorial wharfs. Tens of thousands of • dollars worth of food in warehouses was destroyed. • '. It was estimated that Hilo had only four days of food available. To conserve the supply, residents were limited to the purchase of $2 worth of food at one time. The army flew 30 tons of food to Hilo from Honolulu last night and average of abstentions was above SJff Syaldlttoial supplies 8 todayl 45 per cent. Constantino Saldaris of the populist party claimed that government election figures were inexact. He said the party would publish its own figures. Left-wing parties, which boycotted the election because they thought it unfair and based on false voting lists, asserted that the Royalists were worried by the growing indications Of ahigh abstention rate. Uncomplimentary Greeks Say Allied Observers Sleep All Day and Stay Up All Night By HAL BOYLE Athens, April 2 — (IP)— Members of AMFOGE — the Allied Mission For Observing the Greek Eleclions —wear a blue and while owl. on Iheir Greek arm themselves call it bands. "Ihe bii They eyed chicken," bul leflwing Greeks who boycotted Ihe eleclions have a less complimentary interpretation of the significance of this old emblem. "It stands," they say, "for the foreign visitors who sleep all day and stay up all night." This partisan view of the AMFOGE personnel isn't widely held, however. Most Greeks have made them feel welcome and say they feel that the presence of AMFOGE observers was a moderating influence in the eleclions— Junior American officers assigned to AMFOGE, many of thorn combat veterans .complain about the financial disparity between themselves and civilians attached to the mission. They say that soldier personnel get only $7 per day expense allowance while Stale De- esl park and stripped him of his uniform, shoes, watch and underclothing. He abandoned his bare purchase to the cold breezes. He is supposed lo have made aboul $200 profit on his investment— Another story illustrates the Italian aptitude for car theft in Ihe early days of the Allied occupation when American jeep drivers were partment $15— employes are getting Lille Rock, April 2 —(/P\— Virgil O .Purvis, former Prairie county sheriff, is temporary U. S. Marshal for the eastern district of Bamboo grows rapidly, often at-1 Arkansas, pending appointment of laining a height of 50 feel or morel a successor to Ihe late Virgil C. within five or six weeks. In proportion lo population, Vatican Cilv has ihe lar^esl army iu the world. Petie, who died Saturday. Purvis, a deputy marshal since 1934 has been designated acting marshal by Federal Judge Thomas C. Trimble. Many of these troops tell amusing stories of the Italian campaign and the larcenous habits of Mussolini's onetime faithful followers. One concerns two inebriated American soldiers who approached an Italian boy bootblack late at night. Accustomed to Ihe native propensity for black market operations, one .soldier jokingly pointed at his wobbling buddy, who was out on his feet, and asked: "How mush you give me for my friend here?" "Ten dollars," the boy answered unexpectedly. He peeled off Ihe money and Ihe first drunk pocketed it" and staggered off into the darkness. The bootblack then led the soldier he had "bought" into the nfear- There was no request for medicines. Fleet headquarters at Pearl Harbor reported there was no loss of navy personnel or any damage to major naval installations in the mid-Pacific area, including Palmyra, Canton and Johnston islands. It said some personnel suffered minor injuries. Navy dispatches from Midway and tiny Johnston islands reported major damage to communications facilities but no loss of navy personnel. New equipment and radio technicians were dispatched to the islands immediately. There were no reports of ships at sea in distress. One geologist said the vast length of such waves, from crest to crest, would enable vessels to ride them out without difficulty. Coast guard stations reported no extensive damage and no loss of life in the Pacific northwest states, but one man was swept to sea and lost from the beach at Santa Cruz, Calif. The navy had no immediate reports of damage in the Marshall islands. Tokyo reported no disturbance of any sort. ii-it ....... _ _______ | __ ^ _______ _____ a'f'raYd"t"o"sfo'w"up''for traffic signals I At Easl island, on French Fri....... •• • • gate shoal, 450 miles northwest o£ for fear their tires would be stolen. One Kalian as hailed by driver a flal whose gol oul car and disgustedly began jacking up the front wheel looked up from Siis labors and saw a stranger nonchalantly removing his rear tire. When he shouted out in protest Ihe stranger indignantly reproached him. "If you are taking off one of the front tires why should you object if I make off with the back one? Shouldn't I live too?" Col. Norman E. Fiske, Portland, Ore., here on a brief military visit, was made military governor of Rome when the Allies took that capital. Before that he served live years as American military at- tache in Rome. His favorite story concerns two recruits who were told by a weary sergeant shortly after they reached the battlcfront lo go up and gel a German machinegun that was slowing up the advance. They disappeared slowly in painful belly crawls bul quickly returned. Before they could say a word the German machinegun was heard stuttering 'again. ed angrily. The two recruits looked at each other unhappily. "Sergeant, we gun for you," one ventured finally. Honolulu, the giant seas swept clear over the island, the coast guard said. There was no word of the island's little naval garrison. In sheltered Honolulu, on the leeward side of Oahu island, "rmy, .navy, territorial and federal relief agencies mobilized hastily for one of the greatesl disasler-relief jobs in Hawaiian history. The army opened a recreation camp to 3,000 homeless, and a fleet of transport and bomber planes was shuttling medicines and foods to hard-hit Hilo. Hilo was a scene of horror. Weeping friends and relatives wailed on high grounds as troops in the wrecked waterfront recovered bodies. Army patrols guarded against looting, although martial law had not been declared. A chance telephone call al £ a.m. aroused Dan Nathaniel, Jr., who then got one of the clearest views of the Hilo disaster. He noticed that the sea had receded unbelieve- ably. leaving the ocean bed in front of his cottage almost dry. Then it canic, in nine waves. I "I thought I told'you to get that j ran out. and it caught me. Waves machine gun," the sergeant snort- were over the railroad bridge, 50 feet above the normal streambed." Tossed on the raging crests, he grasped a store Marquee and man- couldn't get thai aged to cling there until the waters receded. Continued on Page 1'wo "It was being used."
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