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Page Six ' /HOP i STAR,-HOPE,'A n JANS AS Hudll^Rock Manager, Is Ball Student (This is one of « series on Southern Association baseball managers). By CARL BELL .Little Rock. April 5 — (.'F'— Seri- OUS-mindcd Willis Hudlin. the Little Rock Travelers' 39-year-old inan- eger, has occupied a prominent role in organized baseball since he was 18. but he readily concedes that he still has plenty to learn •bout the game. ,"Hud" is a real student of the game, always seeking new ways to Win or new tricks to improve a player's style. He'll read books on the National pastime and then put the printed theories to trial at Travelers field. He has plenty of his own ideas, too, and always is experimenting. - Perhaps the one thing which can be most safely said of Hudlin is that he's not an optimist. He'll never predict his team will win a pennant, regardless of how bright the prospects may be. In addition to managing the Travelers, "Hud" is part - owner and vice president of the club and still takes his turn on the mound. This year, however, he may get his wish to "let my old legs rest." His mound corps looks formidable enough to permit the skipper to re- rflUSH KIDNEY~URINE , Benefit wonderfully from famous "^doctor's discovery that relieves ••,' backache, run-down feeling due ', l to excess acidity in the urine •People everywhere are finding amazing .relief from painful symptoms of bladder .Irritation caused by excess acidity in the .urine. DR. KILMER'S SWAMP ROOT ,»cts fast on the kidneys to case discomfort _by promoting the flow of urine. This pure herbal medicine is especially welcome .Vnere bladder irritation due to excess 'acidity to responsible for "setting up af laltht/' A carefully blended combinatk-4 •I 16 herbs, roots, vegetables, balsam; Dr. •Kilmer's contains nothing harsh, is afc« .toluttly non-habit forming. Just good ingredients that many say have a marvelous flnet. All druggists sell Swamp Root. strict his own hill work to relief stints and seven-inning games. Hudlin broke into pro ball with Waco of the Texas League in 1025. He went so well that the following season he was with the Cleveland Indians, with whom he remained through 1939 .He played with Washington, the New iTork Giants and the St. Louis Browns in 1940 and joined Little Rock's mound staff In 1941. He was named manager the inext year. ] Huutin's 1942 Rocks won the i Southern pennant. The big right- I hander stepped down from the j managerial spot in 1943 and 1944 to l handle war unties and a part-time hurling assignment here. i,ast season he resumed piloting chores and watched the Travelers finish in the cellar. "Hud" won his most major league games with Cleveland in 102i. when he notched 18 triumphs and lost 12. But he regards 1929 as his most effective campaign. That year he won IV, lost 15 «nct had an earned run average of 3.34. Although usually serious in his ways and speech, Hudlin is prone i to quip about his team's chances. I At me beginning of the 1945 season I he announced he had ordered football shoulder pads "so we can hold up the other seven teams." Recently he cracked: "it we have another season like the last one, I won't have far to go. Our park is halfway between the zoo and the state hospital for nervous diseases." Washington By JACK STINNETT \vashington-Latc last summer, I made an effort to analyze rather thoroughly the streamlining of Congress under consideration by the joint La Follette-Monroney com- mitee. Recently the commitee, after nearly a year of study and hearing everybody from cabinet members, Senators and Representatives down to the crackpots who invariably show up at all important com- mitee hearings, made its report Acting on the assumption that everything can't be done at once, the joint committee dodged a few of the more highly controversial issues, but did recommend some drastic changes in the organiza- • tional operations of Congress. 1 Chief among these was the whit- This Curious World By William Ferguson Monday, April 8, 1946 iia^^ ,^ ^r-.-^Ji,'! -^ - SWIMS BY MEANS OF (/%£ EMU. IS THE NATIONAL^ , BIRD OF....?' * COPB. (946 BY NE» SERVICE. INC. CT. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. -ANSWER: Australia CARNIVAL By Dick Turner Report of the Condition of BANK OF BLEVINS 21 Blevins, Hempstead Co., Ark. AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS APR. 3, 1946 RESOURCES— " Loans and Discounts 'Loans on Real Estate ' U. S. Securities not pledgee! > U. S. Securities pledged ; Other Bonds and Securities, Including State Warrants, County and City Scrip Furniture and Fixtures Banking House Olher Real Estate Items .in Transit on Sundry Banks : Cash and Due from Approved Reserve Banks Other Resources $ 21,148.00 . 16,022.10 . 183,100.00 . 45,000.00 . 10,147.80 : 1.00 900.00 2.00 . 1,239,23 . 170,418.30 228.34 TOTAL ; 448,206.77 LIABILITIES— - Common Stock 25,000.00 'Surplus Fund, Certified 10,000.00 Undivided Profits, Net 10,346.64 Individual Deposits, including Public Funds 375,o03.37 Time Certificates of Deposit 6,230.00 U. S. Government Deposits 20,826.76 Total Amount of all Classes Deposits as Above Shown 402,860.13 ,' TOTAL ; 448,206.77 State of Arkansas, County of Hempstead ss. I, P. C. Stephens, Cashier, of the above named Bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement > s true to the^bes.t.of my knowledge ^d belief, t ' /" ^ * P. C ^oRh£hS, fcashfer P < «$&&*-' *' , '' Attest r - ^ t _ ' , •>*^*w^w J _ **, _— 'HTZt Stephens Herbert M. Stephens Directors Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6th day of April, 1946 My Commission expires Jan. 8th, 1950. (SEAL) M. L. Nelson, . Notary Public ."MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION" PAPER ROUTE OPEN EARN YOUR OWN MONEY A real opportunity for several industrious boys. You'll want to earn your own money. The experience, contacts, and information you gather on your route will help you become a Successful Businessman or Civic leader tomorrow. APPLY THIS AFTERNOON STAR COPB. 19M BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M,' RIO. U. Nashville's Outfielders Look Good This is one of a series of stories on prospects of Southern Association teams. By CLIFTON PAISLEY Nashville, Tcnn., April 5 — (/P)—In the five outfielders who will travel this year with the Nashville Vols Manager Larry Gilbert thinks he'll have the best netowrk of fly- fielding since 1939. Ana that's about the most optimistic thing the pilot of Nashville teams used lo bring toward Jhe top of the first division will have to say. Some think he'll need Some good outfielders who can also hit, for even with plenty of aid from Chicago the pitching department at Sulphur. ! Gilbert has nod some good luck in his time with outfields. There was 1943 for instance, when Ed Sauer, Charley Gilbert and V.'hitey 'Plait were out there. Saner was the Southern's most valuable player that year. This season, as things lonV now, it will be Bill Manning in left field, Colcman Powell in center and Charley Fitzgerald in right. Joe Stringefcllow and Harold Jeffocat will be held in reserve I The five arc just back from the service. In practice and exhibition games hus far .Fitzgerald, who ^started out' al Salisbury in 1939 when he was 18, has hil a fancy .400. He ills lefl-handed and Iha'l's always fine in the Dell. Vol pitching has looked none loo good clown at the Macon, Ga., camp. The standbys have been Leo Twardy, returned serviceman, who is pretty sure to start when the learn meets Chalanoga next Friday; Vito Tamulis .another vet who was a 20-game winner in 1942, •ind Elmer (Pep) Rambcr, bought 'rom Atlanta in January. During Ihe week Ihe Cubs scnl Gilbert three pitchers — two of them former Vols — who make :hings look belter. The former Vols are Dale Alderson, 28-year-old •ighthander who helped his leam upset Memphis for the title in 1944, and Russ Meyc.r, erratic member ~>[ the Vol staff in 1944-45 The .hird is John McPartland, a husky .six-foot-four former Texas League player from Dallas. Besides these there are Ernie Balser, Jerry Juzek, Dick Haack and Red Beaty who may slick. Ten Pawelek and ,Rube Walker are possible fixtures al catching position and, with Mel Hicks at :irst base, Jim Shilling al second Hal Quck at shortstop. Pete Elko al Ihird and Roy Marion (or possibly Augic Granzig) as ulility man :he infield is complete. "Alfred. Ret up! I think I hear a burglar downs lairs!" j tling down of standing committees, in which most of our laws are written. The committee would cut House commitecs from 48 to 13, the Senate's from 33 to 16. What will' happen lo Ihe La Fol- lette-Monronoy recommendations? Practically nolhing. Victim of the very system they seek'fo v correct; most of the recommendations will bo ground up and losl in creaky congressional machinery. Sen. Robert M. La Fo::ete (formerly Progressive, now Republican of Wisconsin) has been fighting for Congressional reforms for years. Rep. A. S. "Mike" Mon- oney, Oklahoma Democrat, introduced bills several times for some of the important reorganizations suggested. What has happened Nothing much. By a litlle dodging and dilching, Congress has worked up ils "expense" accounts and provided for a litlle more com- mittce help. Neither Sen. La Follette nor Rep. Monroncy had anything to do with these circumventions. Congress is interested now on both sides of the Capitol in one of the committee's recommenda- lions—raising the wages of its now $10,000-a-year members. Almost every one from President Trumau to private industry and union labor has urged that Congress vote itself some raise. If it weren't for the upcoming elections, this probably would have been done this session. The same may be said for pensions for members of Congress. This was voted once but repealed when voters started gagging about "Bundles for Congress." The fact that members of Congress would have paid part of Iheir own way to pensions, just as civil service employes do .didn't make any difference. The move to get better staffs for committees and members already has made some strides. Perhaps another generation can reduce the cumbersome, overlaping committees; force registration of tho pressure groups, (lobbyists); provide tighter fiscal controls; eliminate filibusters, -and .do a score of olHer things "thai wo'uld make 'ourV&nfti- quated Congress an up-to-date legislative machine. , Washington, President Truman took over lock, stock and'both barrels of the Rosevelt foreign and domestic policies but from the outset he made it clear thai he wanlcd virtually no part of the men who had been executing Ihose policies. At Ihe end of his first year in office President Truman has made almost a clean sweep of Roosevelt's wartime cabinet. There is only one cabinet member left who has been identified with the New Deal from the beginning—Secretary of Commerce Henery A. Wallace, who presumably can and will string along as long as he wishes with the Truman administration. There is ene other who was in Ihe cabincl when Roosevelt died —Navy Secretary James Forrestal—and it's common talk thai he may be retiring soon. Secretary of Stale James ,'F. Byrnes and Treasury's Fred M Vinson had been given positions of great trust by President Roosevelt, of course, but both were known rather as good Democrats than as good New Dealers. Both served Pesident Rosevelt well, bul il wasn't the kind of service that would lay their loyalty to President Truman open to question. The appointments of Postmaslcr General .Roberl E. Hannegan, of i Labor Secrelary Lewis B. Schwellenbach, of Interior Secretary James A. Krug, of Agriculture's Clinton P. Anderson, of Atorney 65 Miles Per Gallon The midget automobile pictured above, developed by a Cincinnati tool concern, will soon be placed on the irurket—at the lowest price in American automotive history. The three-wheeled two- Beater, which will sell for approximately $450, travels at a speed pf 45 lo 50 miles per hour, yet averages 65 to 75 miles per gallon 'of gas, according to Frank Brogan, president of the company. The ' has no clutch, and the two-cylinder motor, located in the rear. <:an _be_changed like a battery,' ' " ' ~~ • Broadway By JACK O'BRIAN New York—I dropped by the new ^lub 18 Ihc olher nighl lo sec a couple of fellows I'd seen perform previously under slighlly happier and more reasonable circumstances. These two uprooted gentlemen, a pair of converted pugs arc Max Baer and Maxic Rosenblom, former world's champion boxers. in the heavy-weight and light- heavyweight divisions respectively In their present saloon habitat they are not quite champions, although you might class them as a couple 9f good club fighters. Their humor is not what you might call subtle, and by no means daintily tidy. Most of their material, however is based on their pugilistic pasts. Each ribs the other about his past attachment for the canvas. Maxle s purported -illiteracy, Baer's knockout by Joe Louis, adding a smattering of familiar rowdy saloon humor, some good, some feeble, some old reliable Joe Miller. Baer introduces Roscnbloom as "the Noel Coward of the psy- chopalhic ward." Maxie introduces Baer by saying: "You probably saw Max fight—if you got there early enough." adding lhal the former heavyweight king had lo quit fighting—"because he was allergic -to canvas." Max asks Rosenbloom, in a pedantic tone, if he can name the consonants. "Sure," says Maxic. 'Nort' America, Sout' America. .."Baer asks Maxie if he ever wcnl lo school. "Sure," replies Ihc bent-eared, flat-nosed Maxie. "In my class I was a moron." "Was thai good?" asks Baer "II was in lhal class," Maxie rc- lorled. "What did you study?" asks Baer. "Nutlin 1 . Dey sludiod me." Baer still is a tall, impressive figure, and while not cxaclly porlly in Ihc middle, he does have a bulge which is nol a money bell bul a lillle tribute to his night club life. ?Ie has the widest shoulders I vc ever seen. , I saw both these fighters in their irimes, Rosenbloom foughl Jimmy jlallery several times in my home town, Buffalo, when Slats was the swiftesl slreak flashing across Ihc prizefighting world. Maxic says nosv that the decisions he lost to Slats were all home town verdicts, all of which he should have won. Stamp of World Unity Above is the nt'st design submitted for any form of United Nations postage. Technically known as an indicia, it Is Intended for prc- stamped, melcrccl mall. Chic Promoter Mrs. 'Walter Thornton, wife o£ the model agency head, was voted "best-dressed woman in the field of promotion" by the New York Fashion Academy. She won the title last year as best-dressed business woman. He was the roughest, most unorthodox fighter Ihen lossing lealhcr, and il always was a pleasure lo watch him perform. I saw Baer fight four times, not including the time he lost to Louis. I thought he tossed the hardest punches of anyone then or since fighting, including Joe Louis. There's been a liltle inclination along Broadway to look on the nighl club appearances of these two maniacal Maxies derisively. But when you consider lhal they arc earning $4,500 a week for their act, the snide laughter rings a lit- lle off key. Bolh boys are prelly well off financially, particularly Baer. ; "But I'd be in night clubs any- Iway, even if I didn't get paid :?or il," says Max. "And when lhey'11 pay me $2,250 a week for kicking up my heels in Ihc same saloons, il ain'l me who's punchy." By JACK O'BRIAN New York —Johnny Broderick is a fabulous fellow along Broadway. He usually is described as a "Broadway Defective," for he moves in that section of the town niost of Ihc time, on and off the job. He has more friends than any policeman f ever knew, and I've known a lot in my comparatively few newspaper days. I doubt that any other copper ever will come along lo compare >vilh him. He's (he toughest 150 winds 1 ever knew, including any voltci weight champion who ever 'ought in Madison Square Garden. Johnny has performed some in- police work. He a room where a credible feats "of nice walked into General Tom C. Clark, are all pore- ly Truman appointments, even if thejr did serve the administration before. Gone now are Harold L. Ickes, Frances Perkins, Jesse Jones and Henery Morgenthau who rose so high in the Rosevelt regime. Wilh Ihe exceplion of Jones, who came oul second vesl in his feud wilh Wallace all Ihese were with the late President from first lo last. Names like John W. Snyder (Re- conversion), W. Stuart Symington (Surplus Property), Paul Porter (OPA), George E. Allen (RFC), Wilson W. Wyat (Housing) were all virtually unknown a year ago. The name of Gen. Omar N. Bradley wasn't unknown of course, bul he was emphatically Ihc Truman seleclion to build a new streamlined machine on the creaky chassis of the Veterans Administration. It certainly is too early to tell yet what this sweeping change in the Cniof Execulive's official fomi- ly will mean. Perhaps at the end of the second Truman year, its ef- fecl can be predicled. Now il can only be said lhat without even a change of party, there are more new faces in government more new voices crying" out orders from Ihe lop than have been seen or heard here in 14 years. Certain lo be important lo is Ihe fact, lhal Ihe Republicans who had their polilical guns trained on so many old familiar targets wiil now have to realign their sights. tiurdorer was holed up and dragged him out. He scared litoralfy lundreds of mobsters away from Broadway during the prohibition era when they asserleclly were running Ihc sector. One tough guy who had boasted around that he wasn't afraid of Broderick and would lake care of him when the .ime came found himself stuffed lead first into a garbage can one night when he did meet Broderick. Another time one of the biggest gangsters in the country passed the word about that he was going to "get" Broderick. That meant, of course, that the trigger-happy character would shot him on .sight. Broderick walked into the speakeasy which was the red hot's own headquarters and beat him senseless right in front of a dozen of his own mob, who did nothing but stand and watch. When Broderick finished he turned to the assembled gang and deficle them to fighl him one by one. I had a personal look al Broderick-in-action a few weeks ago. I was standing with Johnny in front of Hanson's Drugstore, where Johnny likes to hung out in off moments, and we were talking about -nothing in particular when we saw, up the street a few doors, a man punch u woman several times in the face. Site went down, and Johnny run over, picked her up and demanded of the fellow, a six-footer who looked like a wrestler, why he was beating the gal. Johnny was told lo mind his own business plus a few obscene oaths tossed in for emphasis. "But it is my business," said Johnny, "I'm a policeman." The big tough guy brushed that aside with anothc'r string of cusses and starled a punch. I didn't see the first Broderick broadside start. Ho didn't punch un- till the other guy let his go, but John's landed last, traveling about eight inches and the six-fooler actually wont off the ground and landed against the building. John's nest couple hit with all the speed and efficiency oC a precision instrument and the fellow immediately took on outer signs of a very rare hamburger. His mouth was torn and swollen and lie started to yell quits. The couple of punches didn't take more than a few seconds but he'll be months getting over it. Someone who knew him led him away to a cab and when he returned, mentioned thai the big guy was a musician. "What does he play," asked Johnny. "A saxophone," the fellow answered, "But I don't think he'll be blowing very hard for a few weeks." o Accidents of all types killed about 94,000 persons in the United States during 1945. Flashes of Life LENIENT JUDGE Hedonclo Beach, Calif., April 5 (/I 1 ).— It's boy's week, and JJrn ,ln- grnm, 17, was serving as police judge. First dcfcndnnt was a motorist charged with having a defective muffler. Pleading guilty, Ihe motorist added; "My son talked me into letting him install twin cxhtjust pipes. I guess they're pretty noisy, although he told me they wouldn't be. Judge pro tern Ingrnm looked a liltle Mieopish. "Ten dollars fine — suspended," lie told his father, John W.'lngram. ONLY MAKE BELIEVE Chicago, April 0 —(/»')— Marbles by the thousand were roiling into Michael Selt/er's home until the scvcn-ycur-okt boy's mother called n hall. 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WHAT MAN 1 can understand how a woman suffers distress from — •"••'—* •-__ Our Daily Bread Sliced Thtn by The Editor Alex, H. Waihburn Pretty Obvious OPA Leading to Production Strike With mere than half America's . lighting men demobilized, and a ycnr elapsed since tho surrender of Germany, it may be presumed <4t that the nation's reconversion to pence is far advanced. Yet the scarcity of consumers' goods is glowing instead of decreasing. Part of this paradox may be explained by incessant labor trouble lit the mass-production industries. But while lhe nation's eye is foctiss- ed on n few spcclacuier troubles such as the motor car nnd steel strikes another, more subtle, trouble seems to have escaped our at- tcnlion—thc gradual disappear,. nnce of n thousand-and-one items as commonplace as men's shirts. f An optimist would say: This is merely n temporary lull between war and peace. But n pessimist might give voice to the ugly thought that the whole manufacturing nnd trading world is dissatisfied with the government's forward policy regarding wages, and backward policy regarding prices. In brief, the iden is that there may. possibly be a ."production strike"— which would account for the fact that goods arc becoming scarcer Instead of more plentiful. One of the obvious injustices arls- •t; ing from government price-fixing: appears in the automobile trado-v whcrc a new cat .s required to be sold for very much less than an old model of the same make will sell for in tho so-called black market. When a trader might conceivably be required to give the customer a new article nnd something "to boot" in exchange for an oFd article, it is apparent government has bungled the whole business. The ancient world scaled (so it thought) the heights of absurdity when it had the wily magician 01 Tuf Alladin's Tales go through the streets of Baghdad shouting "New Lamps for old!" 'But we .today are-seriously attempting to do what the Ancients thought was too funny for words. 1 + * * i By JAMES THRASHER | Language and Meaning One of the fundamental difficulties in the troubled sphere of international relations is, of course, the lack of a common interpretation of the same words by diftorent •I nations and governments. .It is, " perhaps, even more troublesome than is the lack of common language. The example of this difficulty that comes most readily to mind is the varying conceptions of the word "democracy." Tho American and British definition is best and mpst famously expressed in the last sentence of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. To the Russians, however, "democracy" is government of, by, and for the party —with secret police, controlled press, one, ,( party elections, an<l so on. !i"~~">~-''But- ; thorc are other differences;Take, for example, the. matter of '.'equality among nations." From the evidence at hand, it would seem that among the great powers America and Britain, in particular, construe the phrase to mean that small nations' have a right to be heard, to resent being pushed around, to choose their own form of government in free elections, and,, having chosen that form of government, to be granted equal-' „ ity of sovereign standing among V the United Nations. It would also seem from recent evidence that Russia considers "equality among nations" to mean an equally free hand among the powerful nations to do about as they please. At least, "equality among nation" has been provoked in unofficial complaints from- Moscow in protest against the fact that, in effect, Britain maintains armed forces in the Near, Middle, and Far East, and the United States keeps troops in China, Iceland, and V elsewhere, yet Russia is not considered justified in doing the same thing in Iran. Perhaps the western democracies have not lived up to tho letter or spirit of their ideal of equality among nations. Surely, the world will be a happier and more peaceful place when all foreign troops are withdraw from every country. Meanwhile, it can be pointed oul that, in some instances, American and British forces arc present on foreign soil at the request of lhat 0 foreign nation's duly constituted • and recognized government. In no case are they present in violation of a treaty agreement to withdraw, and despite a recognized government's protest of their presence to the United Nations. But protests and excuses can lead to no solution in an international organization without real legal power, and, thanks to weakening compromises, without any real strength, to act against the Big Five. Lacking legal teeth, the United y Nations can depend only on goofl J will for its good work. And good will scorns to be ain unhappy scarce commodity in the international market these days. REAL MCCOY San Francisco, April 9 — (IP)— When an American-born Chinese youth asked General Joseph Stilwell for his autograph, "Vinegar Joe" obliged — with his signature written in Chinese. "Jcepers," the kid walked away , muttering, "a four-star general, y>> and can't even read his writing.' ' FILES FOR CONGRESS Litle Rock, April 0 —(/I 2 )— Lee M. Whiltaker of Fort Smith, former air forces sergeant, filed a corrupt practices pledge yesterday as a candidate for fourth district congressman, opposing the incumbent, Fudjo Cravens, also of Fort Smith. Hope 47TH YEAR: VOL. 47—NO. 150 Star of Hooe. 1899: Press. 1927 Consolidated January 18. 1929. Star WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Partly cloudy this afternoon and tonight, showers south portion this afternon and tonight, Wednesday cloudy with showers; cooler south portion this afternoon 1 . HOPf, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 1946 Jackson Charges Defense Is Using Nuernberg Court for; Campaign of Anti-Semitism Compromise Seems Likely on the Draff By JAMES E. ROPER Washington, April 0—(UP)—-The Army was reported willing today to nccopl a compromise which would keep the draft law on the books bul suspend inductions long enough to sec If, volunteer recruiting would work. The report, which would provide an election-jittery congress a way out of its draft dilemma, came as both the House and Senate Military committees were scheduled to vote on whether to extend Selective Service beyond May IS. Army willingnss to accept the compromise was disclosed by members of the 'House committee shortly after Rep'. Carl Vinson, D., Ga., introduced a bill to set up a $3,000,000 recruiting campaign and suspend inductions six months to give it a chance to work. ( Committee members said Ihc _ _„, ..„ „„.„. Army wanled lo keep Ihe drafl act "I simply cannot any longer sit on the hnnks hnl urnnlH Jin uriltinir s n cn t t o this," the justice added. The United Stales simply cannot do it." ; Jackson said thai undoubtedly Ihc defense counsel would argue lhal such material was pertinent (API—Means Associated Press INEA)—Moans Newsoaoer Enterorlse Ass'n. PRICE 5c COPY By ANN STRINGER Nuernberg, April 0 —(UP)—Justice Robert H. Jackson, chief American nroscculor, angrily accused war crimes defense counsel loday of using Ihc Allies as press agenls for anti-Semitic propaganda and turning the tribunal into a sounding board for nco-Nazism. His voice quivering wilh rage, Jackson announced lhal he was Wrbiddlng the document room from continuing to mimeograph documents for the defense attor- ncys. Jackson cilcd a 170-page docu- mcnl by Alfred Rosenberg's counsel, Dr. Alfred Thoma, he called il "violcnl anti-Semitism which the United States simply cannot be in position to spread, even at the order of the tribunal. "I simply must not become a party to printing arid disseminating to the press this just plain anti-Semitism and what I would call rubbish at the expense of the Uniled Slalcs," ho said. ' ©—— on the books but would be willing to accept a moratorium on inductions for from four lo six monlhs —Ihc elcclions arc Nov. 5—if: 1. The compromise gave the president authority to renew inductions after the suspension period if volunteer enlistments failed to meet Army manpower needs. 2. The compromise was coupled wilh a pay increase of cilhcr 20 per cent or $400 a year for service personnel. House Democratic Whip John J. Sparkman, of Alabama, said he was "certain" Ihc Army would accopl Ihc compromise. Sparkman has been leading Ihc fighl in committee for Ihe full year's drafl cx- lension requested by Ihe Army. The compromise was pallerncd atler a proposal by Rep. Forrest A. Harness, R., Ind. It would not allow the president to reinstate inductions before the end of Ihe suspension period, no matter how bqdly volunteers fell short of Army manpower needs. The plan was one of several offered in lieu of the politically-dis- lasleful allernalivc pf cxlending Ihc draft in .an election year. Another would extend the draft but exempt youths between the ages of 18 and 21. Many congressmen fav orcd trying the volunteer however. plan, Vinson' s proposal for. an intensive recruiting drive also would include generous pay increases ranging from 30 per cent for master sergeants to a full 100 per cent for buck privates. That would boost a private's pay from $50 to $100 a month. The recruiting progra m would run., six-months- until ,No.v.,£J5^.iW r 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. ,..,. this plus the higher pay failed to attract sufficient volunteers, the president could declare that the national emergency existed and invoke the draft for one year until Nov. 15. 1947. President Truman and representatives of the Army and Navy repeatedly have requested a one- year extension of conscription. They argue that it is the only way to keep, the nation strong, and maintain the peace. Practically no congressional opposition has been voiced against th? Army's manpower requests — 1,550,000 on July 1 of this year, and 1,070,000 on July 1, 1947.' The dispute is over how to get the men. Even traditional draft foes such as Sens. Edwin C. Johnson, D., Colo., and Chapman Revcr- cqmb, R., W. Va., will go along with a six-weeks draft extension in order to catch high school students who have been deferred until the end of the school year. Johnson, however, sharply challenged the value of 18-year-olds for occupation duties, and bluntly said so yesterday when Army Chief-of-staff Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower appeared before the Senate committee in a last-mlnulc plea for draft extension. Eisenhower conceded that to their cases. But, he saad, the defendants were being dhargcd with the murder of 4,000,000 or 5,000,000 Jews, and the question of ideology did nol arise. t Jackson charge d that fThoma had submitted documents for translation and reproduction which the court already had barred as irrelevant. He said he had pqrsonal- ly removed stencils of the; anti- Semitic document from thd duplicating machine. ; Rudolf Dix, acting as spokesman for the defense counsel, asked that Jackson make a public apology for "this very serious accusation" of contempt. Dix denied the defense was spreading Nazi propaganda and said that "would not only be wrong, it would be incredible stupidity to do a thing like that — to attempt lo revive the buried and dead world of the Third Reich." Jackson snapped: "I shall withdraw all characterizations'; The facts speak for themselves." Jackson submitted the defense documents — excerpts fronv anti- Semitic books which the couft had ' ruled were irrelevant— lo court which took the matter under advisement. .'.•/-. Illinois Vote Today First U. S. Primary Chicago, April 9 — (UP)— Illinois voted in the nation's first off- year primary election today wilh one of the lightest votes in state history expected as a result of a drab lack of contests. Fewer than a third of approximately 4,400,000 voters were expected to go to the polls, threatening the record low of 1,490,000 ballots cast two years ago, in the primary election, and throwing doubt on the election's importance as test of party strength. Nominees for two state offices, all of Illinois 26 seats in tho national House of Representatives, all seats in the state's House of Representatives, and 27 of its 51 state senators were to be selected, in addition to county and party office-seekers. The statewide contest was limited to chasing a Republican nominee for the post of state treasurer and congrcssman-al-large. The slate constitution limits the state ;#«« WW!**4en.ur.e - of office to a single term, -and the GOP-cndorsed candidate, a former secretary of slate, was opposed by three hopefuls bucking the parly organization. The endorsed Republican candidate for congressman-al-largo also faced opposition. William G. Stratton, a navy lieutenant en route home from Okinawa for discharge, had limited opposition from three candidates. The Democratic parly's candidates for the state offices had no opposition, nor had the incumbent congressman-at-large, Mrs. Emily Taft Douglas. Pre-School Children to Be Examined James H. Jones, Superintendent of Schools, announced today that u Summer round-up of pro-school children has been scheduled on Friday, April 19, at 1 p.m. at the Eisenhower conceded that 18-' courthouse, in the County Health year-olds were not good police- Office. Dr. R. E. Smallwood, county JUS?.' J^.., 1 ! 10 .J. am ? I 1 !! 1 , 0 ', h , c , sakl health officer, will be in charge they should not be excluded from any draft. FORMER CLOWN DIES Blytheville, April 9 —(/P)— Roy Wells Wheeler, 58, former circus clown and recently supervisor for a laundry here, died early yesterday, apparently of a heart attack. Wheeler said told friends here he was with circuses 40 years. of this clinic. This is a public service and is not compulsory. All parents of preschool children arc urged to have u thorough check made of their child before they enter school in the full. All. children who will be 6 years of age on or before December 31, 1946, may enter school in September. Price Control Abolished on Many Items; If You Don't Believe It Here's the List Washington, April 9 — (UP) ®The Office of Price Administration has suspended price controls on hundreds of consumer items of minor importance in the cost of- living. They ranged from mops to domestic jewelled watches. A number of industrial items also were removed from price control. These conlrols are being lifted, OPA said, to lighten. its administrative load, and to continue the agency's policy of de-control wherever possible. If prices on these items should rise materially, OPA will reinstate controls. Typical of the consumer goods being suspended from controls were curtain rods, hampers, garment bags, coat hangers, ice cream freezers, bottle cappers and openers, knife sharpeners, clothes drying racks, flower pots, baskets, household wooden ware, fly swatters, candles, pocket knives, hair clippers, scissors, manicure files and tweezers, and razor strops. Also hammocks, decoritive sofa pillows, brushes, saddlery hardware, hand tire pumps, ladders, lawn mowers, lawn sprinklers, barometers, thermometers, compasses, binoculars, telescopes, domestic jewelled watches, billfolds and other small leather goods, toilet and dresser sets, canes, Key chains,, collar and caff buttons and pins, compacts, hair pins, needles, pins, pin cushions, thimbles, but- ion hooks, soda fountains and dispensers dentures, religious and fraternal supplies except clothing, hypodermic needles and syringes, veterinarian equipment, and stretchers. On the de-controlled industrial list were many items of electrical equipment, machine tools, processing, construction, transportation and miscellaneous machinery and equipment. They included steam, hydraulic and gas turbines, electric motors 250 horsepower and over, telephone equipment, antenna systems and lowers, domestic electric meters; large types of both new and second-hand machine tools. Specially built web-fed newspaper and magazine printing presses, many types of textile machinery, dredges, locomotives and tenders, freight cars, passenger cars for suface. subway and elevated lines; industrial handtrucks, passenger and freight elevators and escalators, many railroad parts, tire chains, some diesel engines, industrial and marine stokers, dies, gaskets, jigs, molds, industrial casters, mechanic"! precision springs, open and :"lat die iorgings except commercial drop Candidate Is Arrested for Shooting Boy Chicago, April 9 —(UP)—Charles Anderson, Jr., 38, Republican congressional candidate in today's primary election, was held today on a charge of assault with intent to commit murder in the shooting of a 15-year-old boy. Anderson was arrested last night after shooting and seriously wounding Grover McLean, ,H« told police he thought the boy was tampering wilh his automobile, which was parked in front of the Anderson home. Police found the wounded boy after receiving an anonymous telephone call. A companion, Charles Hutchison, 15, told them lhat he, young McLean and another boy were tying the bumpers of two automobiles together as a prank. A man appeared al the entrance of the house and iired as they ran, the youth said. McLean was hit 'twice, and hospital attendants said he was in serious condition. .. After hqfl.rjng, ypung Hutchison's story police arrested " Anderson,, who admitted the shooting. He was held without bond ' pending arraignment tomorrow. Anderson won the Republican congressional nomination Illinois' sixth district two from years ago but was repudiated by the party after it was charged he was an "isolationist and anti-se- milic." His campaign 'in today's primary had the support of Gerald L. K. Smith, head of the America first party who yesterday was sentenced to CO days in jail for contempt of court. o r- Strike of Sugar Labor Is Called Washington, April 9 —(/P)— CIO and AFL unions today called a strike effective at midnight Saturday al seven east coast refineries which process 70 percent of the nation's cane sugar. The unions said in a statement they had reached an impasse in negotiations with refining companies. They said the companies had refused to accept as binding recommendations of a fact-finding panel appointed by Secretary of Labor Schwcllenbaeh. The unions, claiming more than 8,000 workers at seven Atlantic coast plants would be involved in the walk-out, said they were still Willing to arbitrate their wage demands. The companies have agreed to accept a fact-finding procedure for settlement of wage differences but have declined to commit themselves to acceptance of any fact- finding recommendations. O r- 11 Senators Tackle Atom Guard Plan Washington, April 9 — (Pf) — Eleven senators buckled down today to Ihc task of erecting a legal fence around atomic energy secrets without raising a barrier to discussions of domestic control policies and administration. Chairman McMahon (D-Connl described this as the "most difficult job" his special atomic energy committee has had to tackle. The committee is working on the draft of a domestic control bill which would permit a proposed commission lo prescribe "such regulations governing the dissemination, publication, transmission and communication of, and the unauthorized acquisition of, information relating to atomic energy as the commission deems necessary x x x x." Presidential approval would be required lo put the regulations into effect. Senator Vundenbcrg (R-Mich), a committee member, said an effort will be made to revise this and other sections of the bill lo chart as clearly as possible the exact area in which the dissemination of information would be Continued uii Paye Two Reds Press Dismissal of Iranian Case By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER New York, April 9 —(/I 1 )— Soviet Ambassador Andrei Gromyko was expected today to return immediately to United Nations Security Council meetings in order to press Russia's demand for complete dismissal of the Iranian case. Barring one possibilily, a stiff Soviet-American fighl appears likely lo resull over this issue. Secretary of Stale Byrnes indicalcd lhal Ihc Uniled Stales is opposed lo reopening Ihe Iranian case until May B, the deadline by which all Soviet troops arc supposed to be out of Iran. Some officials said the British hold a similar view. The possibility was seen that Iran might agree with Russia's demand. Such a development would mean thai the two governments most concerned in the controversy considered it a closed book as far as .the council goes. That might weaken any argument the United Stales could make for keeping il open for consideralion May 6. Iranian Ambassador Hussein Ala has asked Premier Ahmed Qavam al Tehran for inslruclions. Polish Ambassador Oscar Lange informed Trygvc Lie, Uniled Na- lions secrelary general, lhal wilh- in the next few days he would ask that a "situation x x due to international frictions resulting from the existence and activities of the Franco, regime in Spain" • be placed .on the agenda of, the Security ..Council. The United Nations press office, in announcing the Polish notice, said the brief letler was received lasl nighl at Lie's headquarters. The Polish note followed previous advices from Poland that she would seek to have the Uniled Nations lake aclion against the Spanish government. The council was scheduled to meet today (2 p. m., C.S.T.) lo pass upon a set of permanent rules by which it may govern its proceedings in the future. The rules were drawn up by a com- millee of experls represenling all 11 members, and are considered by delegales lo be non-controversial. Uniled Nalions officials said there seemed no question lhat Gromyko would-attend the session — his first since he walked out in protest against discussing the Iranian case two weeks ago. The first member of the council to comment directly on the Russian move was Dr. Leao Velloso of Brazil, who said he opposed it. He .declared lhat "it is logically up to .Iran and not to Russia" to ask that the case be disposed of, isince Iran brought the original complaint. .There was much speculation among the council delegalions as lo why Russia should have come forward wilh the demand, since if all went well inside Iran it was generally expected thai Ihe council's aclion on May 6 would be liltle more than a formalily." Some suggesled that perhaps the Russian government considered that a point of honor is involved. These officials noted news dispatches from Moscow which reported foreign diplomatic sources as saying thai Russia would consider further consider- alion of Ihe Iranian question here as "most unfriendly." o • Gromyko to Attend UN Meet Today New York, April 9—W)—Ambassador Andrei A. Gromyko, Russian member of the United Nations security council, said today thai he would attend today's session. Russia thus ended the boycott which began March 7 when 'Gromyko walked out on the council's Iranian discussions. Asked by reporters whether he would attend today's meeting, Gromyko said, "Yes, I shall go." When asked if he planned lo bring up Ihc Iranian mater at today's meeting, however, he replied: "Ask the president of the Security Council. He knows what's on the agenda." Russia has filed with the council a demand for complete dismissal of the Iranian case. Former Gl 'Downright Mad 7 Because His British War Bride Fails to Meet Him Tennessee's Race Riot Is Probed Nashville, Tenn., April 9 — (UP) —: The federal grand jury here today plunged deeper into its in- vesligalion of Ihe recent Columbia, Tenn., racial disturbance after hearing a double-barrelled charge by Judge Elmer Davies. In reconvening the grand jury yesterday specifically to study the affair. Judge Davies told the jurymen they should: 1. Make a thorough investigation to determine if uny constitutional provisions or federal laws were violated in the disturbance the week of Feb. 2.5 which saw a dozen persons wounded and two Negroes killed while apparently atlempting a jail break. 2. Study charges levelled at police in a phamphlet published by the Southern Conference for Human Welfare, and to "expose the circulators of the phamphlcl if the charges were not true." The federal probe was requesled by U. S. Ally Gen. Tom Clark, and I three members of Clark's Washington staff arc here for the investigation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation sent agents to Columbia several weeks ago to study the Salisbury, N. C., April 0—(UP)— Warren Poston, 25, former GI. said loday no was "downright inad'' lhal his 16-year-old Brilish war bride, Evelyn Caroline Crips, had descried him. When she left him Wednesday after they had been rcunilcd only one day, he Ihought she might have gone to visit her aunt, Mrs. Frank Shisler of Bliss, N. Y. But Mrs. Shisler reporled today she had seen nolhing of his girl wife, Evelyn Caroline. Poslon said lhal left only two possibile explanations of her disappearance: 1. "Most probable" lhat she met someone on the train from New gone off to meet York and had "him. 2. "Very unlikely" that she was suffering from amnesia. "If she shows up she's going to have to do a lot of explaining, and I'm going to be free with my questions," the lanky farmer said. Poston met Evelyn Caroline in London last spring while he was a sergeant Force. with the Eighth Air .. ' shc . w ps pretty and just the right size," Poston said. So they were married Ocl. 20, and Poslon managed to see "right much of her while on passes." Poston came home in December and his bride arrived in New York March 30. "She spent one free night in New York," the veteran said. He believed she might have met a man al lhal lime. "We never had a cross word" during Ihe day and nighl spent lo- gelher al his home, Poslon said. The following day his young wife in«isled on going lo the railroad stalion lo pick up one of her suil- cases supposedly due on the five o'clock train. Poston drove her to the stalion. The lasl he saw of her was when she crossed Ihc tracks with a man he supposed clerk. was Ihe baggage . Two trains pulled into the station and obstructed his view. "When the trains pulled out, my wife was gone," he said. "Her excuse better be good." Red Cross Is Only $266 Short of Goal The 1946 Red Cross Fund Campaign today lacks only $266.21 of going over the top: It is hbp.ed that additional voluntary contributions this week plus the reports of certain industrial plants and other workers will put the county over the top by 'Saturday, April 13. The first group to go over the lop was the Hope Business district, Earl Clifton, chairman. The second was the Hempstead County teachers, E. R. Brown, chairman. The third group was the Hope residential district, Howard Byers, chairman. Mr. Byers and the other fund workers have expressed their sincere appreciation to all the women who worked so hard to put the Hope residential district over the top.c Previously reported $8,183.79 Hope Heading Company Employees ................ 30.00 Arkansas Machine & Specialty Co. Employees ................ 55.50 Geo. A. Sauerwein ........ 2.00 B. F. Holoman ................ 1.00 Sarah Bishop ........ 1 00 Jodie Duffie .................... 1.00 Amilie Smith .......... . ..... 2.00 Lula M. Davis ....... „... 2.00 Wife of Charlie Hopkins. ............. .;... 1.00 Lillie Crei'ss .....::....:i i 'A..:'.3"fl;00 " Wife of E. Burton .....:.. 1.00 Wife of E. M. ' '*« Campbell .................... 1.00 Wife of J. M. Jacques 1.00 R. H. Jacques ................ 1.00 Sue E. Allen .................... 1.00 E. D. Robison ................ 2.00 Wife of V. M. Robinson .................... 1.00 Ruth Walker .................... 1.00 Hope Chapter No. 328 Order Eastern Star ................... 5.00 Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Jones 5.00 W. D. Wilson .................... 2.00 Berlin Fuller ................. 50 Duffy Day Booth ............ 1.00 Mitchell Williams ............ 2.00 Lucy Dudney .................... 2.00 Doyle Willis .................... 1.00 James McFadden ........ 1.00 Micky Williams Store 5.00 130.00 Total 3,313.79 April 10 Deadline for Applications on Crop Insurance Wednesday, April 10. is thn fi" date for making aplication for cotton crop insurance, accoaing m t,arl N. Ivfartindale, chairman of the Hempstead County Triple-A Committee. Mr. Martindale states that 109 farmers took insurance in this county last year. County office records indicate that 70 of these producers failed to make their guaranteed yield, and that'they collected indemnities in the amount of $25,000. This is an average of approximately $350.00 per claim. Mr. Martindale urges that all farmers interested in insuring their 1946 cotton crop to file their application with the Triple-A office in the courthouse by Wednesday of this week. One-Third of County Funds Go to Roads More than one-third of the $8)02,186 spent in Arkansas in 1944 for" financing county government went for the maintenance and construction of roads, the Arkansas Public Expenditure Council, a fact- finding agency, has disclosed upon completion of an exhaustive survey of county government costs. The survey is the first of its kind ever made in the State. Expenditures for all county purposes, for the.latest year for which complete figures are available for each of the 75 counties, reveal an average of $4.10 as the per capita cost of county government in Arkansas. The figures for individual counties range from a high of $6.41 to a low of $2.54 per capita. Forty-seven counties were under the state average, but none of these was in the group of counties having a poulation of less than 10,000: The survey by the Council disclosed that the financial outlay for debt service is a minor item in the total funds used to carry on county governmental operations. Only 6.6 per cent of the $8,002,186 spent in the 75 counties was ryjeded for debt service and the amounts ranged from nothing in 10 debt-free counties to a high Of-$40,397 for the county with the largest population. Nineteen counties spent more than $10,000 each for debt service • in 1944. A wide range was found for costs for administrative and other general expenses for maintaining county governments. A total of $2,348,288 was spent for administration, and $2,207,818 for items listed as other general expense. Administration expenses in the five smallest counties ranged from 28 to 34 per cent of the total in those counties, while in the 10 largest counties the administration costs ranged from 11 to 37 per cent. Only 14 counties spent less per capita on roads than the largest county, where size was based on population alone. One county spent more than three-fifths of its total county revenues for roads. The report discloses that some counties spent more than three- fourths of their funds on roads and for administrative purposes leaving less than 25 per cent to be applied on bonded debts and for financing health units, courts, libraries, farm and home demonstration offices, and the provision of relief to the destitute. OPA Meeting Is Called Tonight for Merchants The Hempstead county OPA office reminded merchants today of a scheduled meeting at the council room of the city hall at 7:30 o'clock tonight (Tuesday). It is a trade meeting on textiles goods, the purpose being to explain and apparel and consumer durable Amendment No. 9 to MPR 580. Only Two Things to Do in Rome: Either Build a Statue, or Go to the Black Market (Hal Boyle's column today is in the form of a letter to his wife, Frances.) ®— Rome, April 9 — Frances; — Dear lace as Well, here I am in this plac where you are supposed to do a the Romans do. I don't know whether to build a statue or try to sell something on the black market. But that's what the Romans seem to be doing mostly. What a wonderful place this would be to start a scrap metal drive! I never saw so many statues and monuments in my life. They certainly must have a strong I have thought up a design in case they ever build a monument to Italy's newest national industry —the black market. It would consist of a number of men of heroic stature standing in a circle, each with his oversized hand in the next man's pocket. There is no end or beginning to the black market here. It affects all classes and there is little moral feeling about it. We ran into it as soon as we arrived by air from Athens on TWA's inaugural flight. Before we left the airfield several shady characters sidled up to ask , "Anything you want to sell. .Joe?' or "Want some money changed. Joe?" sculptors union to get so many con- j These curbstone characters tracts. There is a statute to every-j craw! out at you wherever you body but Mussolini and the street-, stroll. Some are neatly dressed, but most appear to be'small side- sweepers. The clothing shortage is reflected in the statues. All over town you see lovely nude bronze and cast iron ladies riotously squirting water through their teeth, wrestling with fishes and holding up stone porches. After walking around among these undressed nympths vou get the slightly insane feeling you ought to step up and help shoulder a porch. ' walk operators — young men who just need to be put to work instead of wasting their time being naughty in the black market. These petty chiselcrs will buv The housing measure has a goal ,of 2,700,000 new low-cost homes 'for veterans by the end of 1947, including 850,000 prefabricated houses. They would sell at an average factory price of $4,000. Another Republican target was the provision for $600.000,000 in subsidies to spur production of critically-needed building materials. Taft said he would offer an amendment to cut the amount to $300,000,000 or $400,000,000. He said Wyat I could "come back and sell anything from a derby hat I to Congress if he needs any more to a leak .f ' 11151 " ' hc>< " to a leaky .fountain pen, but most of the business seems to be in food and cigarettes. American troops can dispose of extra cigarettes al Continued on Page Two than The average weight of one mile of telephone wire is 208 pounds, reservoirs to keep water pujre. Ask Special Session on State Roads Little Rock, April 9 — (IP}— Proposals that a special, legislative session be called lo lake aclion on the stale's highway problem and that initialive procedure be invoked to obtain public expression on recommendations of Govejrnor Laney's highway advisory committee were received by the committee today at its second meeting. The committe recessed a* noon unlil 2:30 p. m.-lo permit study by sub-committees of these and other proposals. Crittenden County Judge Sid Bond, chairman of the advisory group's sub-committee . on county roads, submitlcd Iwo resolutions adopted by his sub-committee last nighl proposing a special legisla- live session immedialely to: Obtain legislation allowing allocation between state and counties on a "50-50" basis of what Bond described as a $2,196,000 surplus in. highway moneys "above allocations for debt and other services" in the refunding law; Obtain legislative action on • a proposed highway use tax, or-mileage tax "on .all trucks and buses" to be used for maintenance purposes; Obtain legislation to' "let each county vote a privilege tax on all businesses in the county" for highway purposes; "Get passage of a bill" to permit counties "more of gas tax money;" Obtain legislation to allow counties a larger share of moneys allocated under the stabilization bill; Obtain legislation to require the highway department to employ enough "competent-engineers" to provide engineering aid to all counties . Abe Collins, DeQueen, chairman on the sub-committee on judiciary, proposed that the full committee "make up our minds on what we are going to propose" and submit it under initiative procedure at the November general election. Collins said it would be necessary to "make up our minds and publish what we decide by the 5th of June" to take advantage of initiative possibilities. "Whatever we recommend probably will be whittled down so by the legislature it .will scarcely bo recognizable," Collins said. "The quickest thing we can do is go 'by the initiative route." Louis Hurley, El Dorado banker, chairman of the ways and means sub-commitlee, and committee Chairman W. W. Campbell cautioned against haste and Hurley . emphasized that nothing should be : recommended or con- < ' side;-ed-.,that would distru>, the-., terms of the '-1941 '?-refundhlgVlffHB» "We all agree .-that perhaps that the gasoline tax can be, raised, but there are other items to be considered on this thing," Campbell declared. Hendrix Lackey, executive director of the resources and development commission and an ex offi- . <(*! ff it cio member of the committee, said a revision of assessment schedules would be necessary "before we can finance more : highways, schools or anything :else." "The assessments in Arkansas today are $10,000,000 less than, they were in 1930," Lackey said. "The people must be sold on the idea we will have larger assessments before we can accomplish anything." The committee did not act on ft? the proposals by Bond or Collins y, at the morning session, consensus !j, of discussions was that the com- ;. mittee's studies had not advanced >•' sufficiently to take definite action. S of any type for at least 30 days. it Participating in these discus- "' sions were Hurley, Bond, Saline County Judge Charles O. Smithers, Mayor J. T. White of Clarksville, Chairman W. H. Sadler of the state highway commission, Sebastian R. P. Strozier Rudy Arnoff of McCrory and Howard, Stebbins Sr., Little" Rock. 0- >3 ^ ' ' • !! Guarantee on fe Houses Fought i by GOP I By ANN HICKS ; Washington, April 9 —(UP)— i'^ 1 Senate Republicans lined up to- ^ day for an attempt to defeat an ^ administration proposal that the government guarantee a market for prefabricated houses. There were indications that t some southern Democrats might r join the GOP drive and adminis- I, tration senators said privately u they feared it would succeed. ' The contest centered on a pro- •' , vision of the pending emergency f > veterans housing bill which would provide a market guarantee for up to 200,000 ready-built houses. i; Housing Expediter Wilson W. ' Wyat said it was necessary to ' encourage all-out production in f this new field. 5, The Republican opposition was <i led by Sen. Homer E. Capehart, | R., Ind., and supported solidly by *'i Sen. Robert A. Taft, R., O., who termed it "unwise" for the gov- ,' j eminent to guarantee a market J for "anytning."

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