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High? HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Shortage of Housing in N/Y. Is Worst By JACK O'BRIAN New York—The housing shorta/- In Manhattan generally is accept"!.) as the worst in the country, 1 *i\ow a little of the situation myself :"or I have been living in a hotel room for several years .trying all the while to find ' an apartment. You can find one easily it YOU want .•> spend a small fortune. Flats of '!•' to 50 rooms can bo located without trouble nlthouah \ don't know quite .what I'd do with more than two rooms after living tor so lung in constricted hotel space. But even the biggest apartments arc :-.'or iho most part rented and about iho only place continually available is the huge Charles M. Schwab mansion, a gloomy castle overlooking the Hudson on Riverside Drive. The only humans iu the or.e-ti:r.e showplace, a 75-room clui'eau. are ll an artist and his wife who wore. 14, the last we hoaui. sort of cuiv- .takers of the brooding pile of brick. A year ago tne empty snow- place was registered uiih ihe New York City Vancy Listing Bui-eau but, I'm sure, without much hope of rental success. When the late Charles M. Schwab, steel magnate, i lived in it, it was one of the world's great residences, with a private chapel, ballroom, art gallery, two elevators and a S50.000 pipe organ. The Chase National Bank now owns the property, which can be had for a nominal S(i.i!oO per month, but even that does not. carry any assurance of permanence, i'or the bank stipulated in registering it with the vacancy bureau that it is for sale . A sort of tempest in an apartment house was caused the other day when a suicide was reported at a west side address. More than 50 applications for the flat were receive a tne next day. wita apparently no qualms among the applicants about the macabre aspects of the situation, in normal times a mayor deterrent to rental. A friend of mine, Epb Milford. general manager of "Show Boat". lives in the same apartment house the. suicide was reported. Bob like many a Manhattan cliff-dwelUr. bam.ers tor the suburbs, and with fresh air and the bucolic urge at ' hand; bought a 120-acre farm in Westchester County. But after buy- in e he discovered he wasn't per- mited immediately to evict his tea-' ant. uonaid rio-.ve, a Chase National Bank vice-president, who can't ' find another place xor nimself and family. So Bob is stuck on West 56th Street until the banker finds a spot. ! | A gentleman named'Walter Heil-' broner bought Bob's building and i had his eye on a certain .upanment ! he wanted for himself, but he. coo, I 'discovered that mere ownership , didn't mean he could move right J in. He also is marking titr.e wait- i ing to move into his own property. ! It's a. mixed up little situation.. although quite typical of ihe umes ' and a little frustrating to fellows > like myself. j I don't even have enough room to pace the floor. Back to the Army—Together Former WAC Mrs. NeUie Murray, and her husband, T/S Robert Murray, grin happily after they re-enlisted in the Army at Los Angeles and were assigned to the same post. Believed to be the first married couple to re-enlist, they almost backed down when the Army tried to send them to separate posts. Seeks Vice Probe Flashes of Life FAIR WARNING Spokane, Wash., April 3 — (VP)— Traffic officers assigned to nrrest speeders on a usually productive highway were puzzled when no offenders appeared. .Then they found out why. A crude sign, described by Cant. Lloyd Ferguson as "the "most infective traffic sign ever creeled. ' told approaching motorists: v "Beware! Speed cop hiding in rocks"!.; . i ' DRY LAND HAZARD Chicago, .April 3 —. OT—Patrick J..O'Donnell, 24,; qn furlough from the -'merchant niaj-ine • • after six years service, e'xpjUiiriecf.- to 'traffic. Judge George B. Weiss'his cai crashed into a parked car when he attempted to avoid an oncoming streetcar: I "That streetcar had no starboard or ; port • lights, so I couldn't tell whether it was coming at me o> going away. Out in the ocean you have more room to operate." O'Donnell said he soon will return to sea duty and the cr.se \ DS dismissed as Judge Weiss told him "out there you'll have what you need—a lot of room." __ SO, THANKS TO EVERYBODY Gastonia. N. C., April -1 —iJ'j— D. Reid Wallace, a candidate ior the state house of represimlatives. ran ; a_ newspaper advertisement thanking voters in advance for supporting him. "I wish to thank all those who will vote for me and lend to me their support in the corning democratic primary," he said. Then, he added this note: "My wife wishes to thank all of those staunch and very religious souls who will not." In an effort to smoke out the nation's lords of commercialized vice, Sen. Claude Pepper of Florida is sponsoring a bill to permit the Federal Security Administration to expand the anti- vice program it has been carrying out since 1941 in collaboration with states and municipalities. For Sale Indian Relic 7 Is Skull of His Father Cascyvillc. 111., Aprl 8 —(UP)— For months Clifford Lutz, 12, kept a human skull on the mantle piece .He thought it was an Indian relic. It was the skull of his father Clifford found the skull last winter while playing in a wooded area near his rural home. "I've found an Indian relic," he told his mother proudly. His five brothers and" sisters envied him his find. George Mutzel and his wife were picking flowers in the woods v e s- tcrday when they found parts of a skeleton, fragments of clothing and a rusted pistol, loaded except for one empty chamber. But there was no skull. Dr. C. C- Kane, county coroner, investigated »nd called Clifford's mother. She identified the clothing as that of her husband, Albert, who disappeared May G 1945. Then she looked more closely at the skull on the mantle piece. It had a bullet hole. Coroner Kane said Lutz had been under a mental strain when he disappeared, and had thrcatend his family. Kane believed Lutz'had gone off into the woods and shot himself. He could not explain why the skull was found 40 feet from the spot where the skeleton was discovered. He did want to know, however, why the finding of the skull was not reported. "I though t it was only an Indian relic," Clifford said. Dropping of Iran Case Is Opposed By J. H. SHACKFORD New YOI-K, April « — (UPl— The United Slates and Great Britain wore prepared today to fij:ht Soviet Russia's demand that the United Nations Security Council drop the Iranian ease immediately unless Iran makes a similar demand. The council wns plunged into a new grave crisis by the Soviet's charge that its action had been "incorrect and illegal" and its demand that the council abandon jurisdiction over the Iranian case even before Red Army troops evacuate Iran. American and British delegates planned ;\ scries of informal talks with other council delegates late today to work uut new straic"y Tuesday, April 9, 1946 ••** against the Soviet counter-offensive. None would comment for publication but the tone of their private remarks indicated that they thought the Iranians had misled the council. The text of the Soviet demand, in <i letter signed by Soviet Ambassador Andrei A. Gromyko, was circulated among the other delegates today but will not be made public here until later. It was do Irvored to Secretary G e n e r a 1 Tiygvu Lie Saturday night and broadcast to tlu> world last night by radio Moscow. American officials doubled that 1 Secretary o f Sliilo James F Byrncc will chaniic his position. Heis unlikely to bo willing u>' admit now that he w;is wrong and the- Russians right—which is what the Soviet Union i.s asking. Iranian Ambassador Hussein Ala and his spokesmen refused comment today. He- told ,ho council last week that there could be no Soviet-Iranian negotiations svhile foreign troops were on Iranian soil. Bui he was at least poorly in- ionned because less Hum :24 hours after he mode Hint statement the Soviet - Iranian agreement o n troops, oil and Azerbaijan WHS announced. The least Byrnes could be expected to insist upon would be n report from both the Russians and Iranians, tic has received so much worldwide praise for his stand on the Iranian case that it would be extremely embarrcssing for him to reverse his position and, in effect, admit he was wrong. Sam Cooper, Kid Brother of Famed Pair, to Play Ball Lenvcnworth, Kns., April 8 —(/I')— Sam Cooper, 18-year-old brother of Mori Coper, Boston Braves, and Walker Cooper of the New York Giants, has been signed to play with the Leaven worth Braves of the Western Association. Young Cooper, a right bander six teet, tvVo inches tall and weighing 1GO, will report today to the Hyde Park to Be Dedicated a U.S.Shrine Hyde Park, N. Y., April 8 —W')— Franklin D. Roosevelt's Hyde Park estate, where the former president w«s born and burled, will be dedicated as a national shrine Friday with President Truman participating in the formal ceremony. Mrs. lileanor Hoosevoll and Secretary o£ Interior J. A. Krug also will take part in the dedication, on the first anniversary of Mr. Roosevelt's death. Specialists of the department of the interior and a corps of gurd- ners have been preparing the house and grounds. The stone and stucco house has spring training camp at Greenwood, Miss. been arranged just as it appeared in photographs .approved by Mr. Roosevelt In 1040. On Friday, only the 700 guests of Secretary Krug will be permitted to enter the house, but thereafter the public will be admitted. Radio coverage, the Interior department has said, will be as great or greater than that given any event since V-J Day ceremony will be broadcast languages. In America CBS, ^^. and ABC will carry the program from 2:30 to 3:00 p. m. (EST). GETS TREASURY POST~ Washington, April 8 — (/P)_Ed ward II. Foloy, Jr.. of New York was nominated today to be assistant secretary of (he treasury. He replaces Herbert E. Gaston, who resigned recently. t given r. The. it in 2ft S, NBC Liquid— Tableta — Salv. Nose Dtopi ..... Uiod Worka Gtoal-woilt. lasl Caution USD only at dneclxl MacArthur Son Musical Francis Antolik, 38, of Wilkes- Barre, Pa., values himself at $•20,000. That's the price he set when he advertised himself, a "young man in good health and sound mind" for sale "unconditionally." He said his wife had divorced him and he wanted the money for a home for his two children. FARM WRECKED Kalkaska. Mich., April 4 — (/Pi— The attic of Ray Carlisle's farm home caught fire and his troubles began. He chopped a hole in the roof lo extinguish the blaze. Then the wind blew down his barn. Meanwhile, thc roof of his house burst into flames. A spark set the hay afire. Net loss: One barn. "one haystack, one roof, four cows arid two horses DETOUR TO LUCK Greoley, Colo.. April 5 — iVP; — Swinging his car into an allev to avoid going down a struct which a black cat had just crossed, suovr- stituous Bert Reynolds, 2'>, wound up in an irrigation ditch — mi run his bumper, grill and fog light, and plus a $25 repair bill. Policemen Bob King and. Ray Pe- trosy were in municipal court yes- jicruuy when Francis X, Dugan, 37, i alias Weismiller, was sentenced to stale prison for one to four years .for stealing an automobile. I The officers said they spotted the | stolen car in front of a tavern, went I in the saloon and arrested Dugan. i "How did you happen to pick . Lugan out of thc crowd in the i tavern?" the officers were asked I ."He was the only person who I didn t look up when we entered " ii'ung explained. i SIGN BELIEVER^ ! Milwaukee-, Wis., April n — — enny to p:ay :h.u..'!>el, •<•••<'':•'•• CltJuC. Simple Solution Green Bay, Wis., April 5 —1,1'} , ., — Ripen, 6, who had gone witu his friend, Scotty carnc running back be- "thfic was a sign on the Y Kl 1( s "y m o a s 1 e sV" his jnoltie:- usAud Kenny, who is learn: mj; n;s letcrs but can't read l | Kenny couldn't remember .so he imirmrd over to Scoty's house •again, this time with pencil and I'lipi-i- lu make a labirously print- jet copy (J f the sign. It read: i i leaie wipe your feet." ' Woman Exonerated in Shooting Sufferers Rejoice aa Kemaruble Kccipa I !<!.,.«„ LJ • A « feKsesfcjsseL Near Hoxie ' Ark - O? H DUE TO LACK Of HEALTHY 3IU _ . healthy Ule ft seen Uday in ar.i:o-..-r,i.err.cr;c ot a wonrict/ijl nc-t.a.T.tion whirli a ;t>: with remarkable effect or. Jivr-r G.'IJ l.ilc-. Sufferers with a^nr.i^ir,:.? ir,!iv V' : a'-k-- »tomach and Kitlll!u-ltitc misery i!i«- to Jci-'lc ,.v i:l] cf n-rr; .'••':,' hi.3 r/i'..|i.-i;,c- •.. hi'-h'i •' i to stii.-. •,!.,;•• J. ..... ;.'>, «,,••• , •' ;•..,',!..".":; ' ••''• pf healthy bik; mult* «ifr;r uAi the sm.-ixin;; p^ liver ar.'i !«••«; but coRaid'riiiif r-::.. :;|M, only u Itivi jKT:a.'<-: i.er J. P. COX DRUG STORE Mail O,_;.: ?\;\~.l • j Wa .coro Mrs. JiOX '(. Cc,r Brew lnut .Ridge. April 8 — ia>}— A ers jury has exonerated Klrner Brewer of near Hoxic, in tne fatal shooting earlv .-day of Ed Dillport, 58, of .'. ,,<;er W. C Bryan said Mrs. er [e.stihed she fired a shot .: a ir.an who was creating a (..ance outside her home and ;d to leave. Later Dillport's o'.:!y was found near the , Bryan i'aiu. . HOBERECHT Tokyo, April 8 —(UP)— Arthur MacArthur, eight-year-old son of Supreme Commander Gen. Douglas MacArthur, has written two compositions for' thc piano :--nd is considered by those close to the ' family to be a musical prodigy, the bnitcd Press learned exclusively today. "He loves music and practices for hours at a time on his own ,initiative," said one of the few I persons able to penetrate the screen of secrecy MacArthur maintains around his slightly-built son'. "Little Arthur takes lo music naturally." this person said. "He has a good sense of rhythm and everybody says he is very musical." The boy has been taking music lessons since he was four and a half years old. It was learned that his family feels he has progressed to such a point that he needs a new teacher for more advanced work. His present instructor was secured in Manila. ; Arthur's two compositions were described as "pleasant little melodies" although some people said they were of a rather complicated nature. The boy has not as yet named them. Little Arthur is said to have a particular fondness for classical music and much of the music he plays is of this kins. He has mastered some of the works of Chopin and other classical composers. Gen. MacArthur's son likes to play the piano for guests who call at his home. On several occasions he has played for GI friend's of his father's, including some of the Filipino boys who were with the supreme commander during the dark days at the beginning of the war. All who have heard the boy play are extremely impressed with his ability. o Oil Commission Men to Tulsa With Governor Laney Lille Rock, April 3 — M')—Gov ernqr Laney announced today that Chairman O. C. Bailey,. El Dorado, and J. D. Reynolds. Camdcn, of the state Oil and Gas Commission would accompany him this week lo the meeting of the Interstate Oil Compact Commission al Tulsa Okla. The governor's secretary, W. J. Smith, also will make the trip, Laney said. Laney said that all 17 member states of the IOCC had indicated they would attend the session and Mississippi. Wyoming, Tennessee, Georgia and Indiana also were sending observers to the meeting. American prisons contain 140,000 iamatcj. OM OUT f or EASTER ! .98 and « ( Hi-ho, for "a print that's merry! ..Bright-eyed florals on dark or, 'pastel grounds. The dark dress, t—sheer fabric, short sleeves—is' (a springlime_dress_riyalj_944.. featur* BLOWERS 2.98 3.98 Flowers bloom on bonnets," HalMials, Swiss straws, and straw braids. Flowers form gay chap- lels-or flirtatious little "head-gays". Flowers peep ibcneath your brim or nestle in.your chignon: YoullHook so gayjn your .'bright new_bpnnet!i c© 1.G.V0'I y / Cay floral pririls, fine ~em Broideries Tell the World Vou're. dainty !. They'rel'a perfect gift for ihe f! rJon't-know-what-to'-give-people; an important part! pj. every, '.completeJspnng'.costume! Fun^to. get!, 1C 1.39 to § IN NYLON The style of the day for casual wear, in the fabric of the hour! Sleek-as-silk, strong-aa-steel Nylon.'* In black only. With leather sole. Sizes 5.to_8.) IN LEATHER 'Or'keep in step with the Times In a ballet shoe of soft, glove leather. Leather sole. Your choice of jet black or brilliant red. In sizes from 5 to 8j T* ^ Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ——Alex. H. Washburn Raise School Money But Politicians Get It This Is an editorial that can be told in three Associated Press clip- nv pings— all within thc last week: »• "Little Hock, April 8— (/I 1 )— Thc representative council of thc Arkansas Education Association has approved a proposal that Arkansas residents pay state income taxes based on a fixed percentage ot their federal Income taxes, J. E. Ramsey, superintendent of schools at tort Smith, said yesterday." 'Little Rock, April 4— (/P)— Arkansas cities have received $297,940. 09 -as turnback from the state's soles tax collections during the first quarter of 1946. • * "Hope's share was $3,812.25." f "Little Rock, April 3— (/I 1 )— Sales tax turnback to counties for the first quarter of 1946 will be $297 - 89!>.t>6 — more than four times as much turned back for the corresponding period of 1945, and more than three times as much as for the last quarter of 1945, Slate Treasurer Vance Clayton reported today. ''^'cmpstcad county's share was $4,496.26. That's thc story the clippings leu — and its mooning is clear to g*o who arc familiar both with thc T plight of Arkansas' public schools and political procedure in our state. Arkansas' 2 per cent state sales tax was enacted more than 10 yease ago to help thc public schools and welfare agencies. At the time The Star and one other daily newspaper were fighting for adoption of tne tax— yet the whole legislative group from Hempstead county, and the polilicans generally, were opposed. What has Happened since? A Thc same old story — thc politic- ans-a have latched onto a good thing— skimming off for county or city political purposes thousands of dollars in tax funds intended for thc schools. Under the circumstances it will not be surprising if the voters insist on recovering some of the sales tax funds that have been stolen before agreeing to increase the state income tax. -x * * By JAMES THRASHER Americana J|. Delegates to thc UNO Security Council meeting in New York had their knowledge of American folkways increased when, on opening day, they were introduced lo out- quaint custom of feather-bedding. . This practice, in case anyone doesn't recall it, is not to be confused with bundling. It consists of paying a union member for standing around and doing nothing while a member of anotner union (or of no union) gets paid for doing the job that the idle union member ^tis paid for not doing, , Jl .Sometimes thc practice is var- • led by, haying the union ..-member paid tor not doing a job that nobody else is doing, as when theater orchestra musicians draw pay for not performing at a play which doesn't use any music before or after, or during the intermission. Fortunately, the UNO delegates escaped this variation. That is just as well, for they must have been sufficiently confused by their own simple problem. Tnis pioblem involved a jurisdic- _tional dispute among several AFL tF unions, including the electrical workers and the movie, radio, and television operators, over who should run the television broadcasts. This was the 50th jurisdictional dispute at the temporary UNO headquarters during the two weeks il took to transform thc Hunter College gym into an arena of international discussion. All the others were settled before the dele- gales were seated. It looked for a lime as if the 50th dispute might leap thc bounds ,of television and tie up other and *'more usual communications. For Iherc was some talk of thc electricians' taking out all the electrical equipment unless their boys got to operate thc television, or at least got paid for it. This would have made radio broadcasts of thc sessions impossible. So the feather-bedding was agreed on. The television operators did the job, and an equal number of union electricians drew an equal amount of pay. Word got around that some of the more thrifty UNO (Jofficials didn't like the idea. They "seemed to lake the attitude that some of the 51 nations fooling the bill for this meeting and other UNO activities might object to picking up the tab on this double-or-nothing basis. We can excuse their altitude, on the grounds -that many of the delegates arc newcomers to our shores and residents of countries where money isn't as plentiful as it is here, where life is harder and the living standard is lower. But if the United Nations Organ- gjizalion is going to live hero permanently (and surely somebody somewhere in our broad land will welcome it more hospitably than did the squires of Westchester and Greenwich), the members will just have to get used to and accept our customs. Haven't they ever heard of James Caesar Petrillo, that stalwart champion of feather-bedding? Why, gentlemen, Mr. Petrillo is almost as much of an American institution as is the hot dog or the atomic bomb. He has led one army of Standing after another, and, thanks to thc laws of our land up to the present, has never known defeat. Where James Caesar has led, other lesser commanders have followed, until now feather-bedding is an accepted and legitimate chapter of Americana. So don't go trying to change our qaint customs, gentlemen. Just pay up. . - ! - 0 - LION OIL REELECTS El Dorado, April 10 — (UP) — All directors of Lion Oil company were rejected at an annual meet- l> Sng of stockholders here yesterday. They are T. H. Barton, T. M. Martin, A. F. Reed, J. E. Howcll, R. E. Meincrl, Jeff Davis, C. N. Barton and E. W. Atkinson. Thc directors re-elected T. H. Barton as president: Martin, executive vice president; Reed, Howell and Meinert, vice presidents; Jefl Davis, secretary; Atkinson, treasurer: C. N. Barton, assistant secretary and treasurer; and E.P. Marrable, aisisUiit secretary. Hope Star WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and in east portion tonight, Thursday partly cloudy and warmer. 47TH YEAR: VOL. 47—NO. 151 Star of HOOB. 1899: Press. 1927. Consolidated January 18. 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1946 Harvester Strike Is Settled By United Press tornational strike. Negotiations collapsed today in the 10-day-old conl walkout, which has made 023,000 bituminous miners idle, but a settlement plan was agreed upon by the union and company officials for ending the In- Harvcsler Company United Mine workers Chieftain John L. Lewis and members ot his negotiating committee stalked out of the soft coal wage conference in Washington shortly before noon with an announcement that further discussion was futile. The miners' walkout — reportedly the result of the opc"- n .tors' refusal to report a disagreement to the full wage conference of mines and operators — followed English War Bride of North Carolinian Says She Quit Because Home Was a 'Shack' New York, April 10 —(UP)— A disillusioned English war bride, who "just couldn't stick it" in the "shack" her husband called home in North Carolina, decided today to go live with her aunt at Bliss, N. Y. The girl, Mrs. Evelyn Caroline Crips Poston, 10 years old and pretty, said all she wanted from her husband, Warren H. Poston, Salisbury, N. C., was a divorce. She will leave for Bliss today to I fused, live with her aunt and uncle,'Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shisler. Mrs. Poston deserted her hus- © conveniences. But I told her over in London when we were planning to come to America that I lived on a farm and that I was a farmer. "I still love her though. But I guess she just married me to get to America." Poston called his wife long distance yesterday and asked her to come back to him, but she re- i'AP)—Moans Associated Press JNEA)—Means Newsoaoer Enterprise Ass'n. PRICE 5c COPY UN Certain to Reject Red Plea iiiuiuo emu vjj^ci uiui A IU1IUWUU i •"*-• •** wj>j<*.nj, «... AVJI 11 j\ji ^ui jjui u i hints by Secretary of Labor Lewis m thc Eighth Air Force, had told band last Wednesday, 24 hours after she arrived in Salisbury from England, and was found yesterday in a New York hotel. She had $1 left of the original $38 she carried when she arrived in New York aboard the bride ship John Ericsson March 31. Her Husband, a, former corporal B. Schwcllcnbach of possible gov- ' )or he had two homes in North ernment intervention unless prog- Carolina, she explained, ress was reported within thc next few days. Representatives for International Harvester Co.. and 30,000 CIO Unit- "Therc were two," she added , ruefully, "but his family lived in the- good one and he took me to the shack." cd Farm Equipment Workers . Il , nad neither electricity nor reached agreement last night on a running water, she said. and few contract providing an 18-cent 'here was only a stove to heat hourly wage increase. The agreement is to be submitted to the union's harvester council tonight. If accepted thc Workers arc expected to return to their jobs this weck- the five tiny rooms. The "shack" she added, was eight 'mile.", from Salisbury. On top of all, her husband had She also refused a plea from her father, John Alfred Cripps, to return to their home in London. "We want her to return home," Crips told the United Press. "We're happy to hear she is safe and if she does decide to come back, we'll do everything lo .make her happy." He said he had consented to her marriage to Poston because he believed the soldier was a "good man. But if she has left him the situation must be pretty bad." Mrs. Poslon was found by New York nolice living in the Hotel St. Paul near Central Park. She said she had been staying there ever since her arrival in New York last Thursday, the day after she left her husband. Police turned her over .to immigration authorities but they said she had entered the country legally and it was not in their province to intercede in domestic quarrels. end. Return of thc harvester em- ployes would cut thc number of strike-idled American workers to 658,000. Schwellenbach said thc government would give disputants in the coal strike "a few more days" to reach an agreement. He said the government then would decide what action to take. Seizure of the b •St mines was not contemplated, said. he Other labor developments: 1. CIO and AFL unions set midnight Saturday as the deadline for a strike of sugar refineries along thc Atlantic seaboard. 2. Striking tugboat workers withdrew their picket lines at most piers in thc port of Philadelphia and some 7,000 harbor workers who had refused to cross the lines were expected to return to their jobs. 3. Ford Motor Co. was recalling 35,000 production workers laid off because of the steel shortage. 4. James C. Pelrillo, president of thc AFL American Federation of Musicians, opened contract negotiations with eight major motion picture companies by presenting 91 demands, including one that the present minimum salary -of $5,200 a year be doubled. Grant Oakes, president of thc CIO United Farm Equipment and Metal Worker* Union, said he was "quite confident" that the union's harvester committee would accept the new contract. Eleven harvester plants have been strikebound for 80 days. Assistant Secretary of Labor John W. Gibson, who personally conducted the harvester negotiations, said he was hopeful that Allis-Chalmers and the J. I. Case Co., would follow the lead of harvester with speedy settlements. Soft coal operators and representatives of the AFL United Mine Workers Union yesterday charged each other with "stalling" as an-, other day of fruitless bargaining ended. UMW President John L. Lewis said thc .attitude of the operators "belies any hope of negotiating contract with them." The operators replied that Lewis had refused to talk about the "main and important" issue of wages, and that there had been "no real collective bargaining." Sugar workers set their strike data after three companies operating refineries in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore refused to accept a government fact-finding board as arbiter in their wage dispute. The unions demand an 18 1-2 cent hourly pay boost and the companies have offered 13 cents. William Collier, field representative of districts 50, United Mine- Workers (AFL), said 200 Philadelphia tugboat operators would continue their wage strike, although picketing was limited to two piers where tugboats lie strikebound. — o Seafaring New Englandcrs were so strongly opposed to the War of 1812 that they talked about seceding from the union. a three-year-old sister, "a nice. The British consulate finally ar- Jitllc girl, and a brother, 1, who [ranged for her to go live with her were to live with them, Mrs. Pos- ' " ton said. "I didn't expect to live in a palace, but I didn't expect a shack either. I spent one day and a night there; and then I knew I just couldn't stick 'it.'.,' Poston was indignant when told that she had referred'to his five- room cottage as a shack. "II does have electricity," he explained, "but no other modern aunt who said the girl could live at her farm home "permanently." Mrs. Poston said she was sure she would like living in her aunt's home better than her husband's. She was one of nine children, she explained, "but we had a modern flat in a modern building and I never did live in any place like my husband had in Salisbury." Women Vote First Time in Japan (Editor's note: women made news today as they cast their first ballots ' in Japan's history. Here's the "women's angle from a woman's L angle" :by one ot'file -"(wo''•accredited- women correspondents in Tokyo. Helen J. Folster, representing Australian newspapers, wrote it for-the Associated Press.),, By HELEN J. FOLTER Tokyo, April 10 —(/P)— Feminine Japan voted today for the first lime in history. It was a heartening sight to see Mama-San lining up to cast her vote for Democratic representation. Observers, both. Japanese and Allied, were surprised by the large percentage of women at the polling places. They just hadn't correctly figured out the psychology of Japanese women. For seven months of occupation the Japanese have been exposed to ideas of freedom and Democracy. The women, even though they were considered inferior and hardly worth bothqr.ing about are nonetheless neither deaf nor dumb. This new freedom sounded just as good' for them as for the men of Japan. Probably it sounded even better. A great many Japanese women figured out a lot of things for themselves, too. In the past, they had put up with thc same hardships as the men, but without equal privileges. Keeping house and scrounging for food in ruined cities lu-.d toughened them a lot. They became as important a)s their menfolk in keeping the family going. Today it looks as if it had dawned upon them that this sharing of responsibility should carry right through to having their say at the polls. Without doubt, politics had been discussed in plenty of homes. It is impossible to say how much influence thc man of a family will have on his women's vote. Thc Japanese are brought up to Continued on Page Two Rough Going Forecast for Merger Bill By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON Washington, April 10—(/P)—Storm signals flew high over Capitol Hill today as a bill to place the Army, Navy and Air Forces under ,a sing* le department of common defense began its legislative voyage. Thc first public forecast of rough weather ahead came from Senator Robertson (R-Wyo), a member of the' Senate Naval committee who summarized what many lawmakers have been saying privately since the unification plan began to take shape. Robertson lold a reporter that everyone favors coordinating buying, shipping and scientific research activities of the services. "But," he added, "any plan to eliminate the traditional Navy place on the cabinet faces a stiff fight." Thc Wyoming senator's criticism came as Chairman Elbert Thomas (D-Utah) of the Military committee and Senator Austin (R- VI), .ranking minority member, planned an appearance before the Naval committee to explain thc unification plan in detail. Until President Truman came out for the single cabinet post several months ago, Chairman Walsh (D-Mass) of the Navy group publicly had opposed any merger plan. Walsh has kept his own counsel since then, but he is expected lo call his committee together for a closed door discussion of the legislation shortly. Robertson, after reading thc unification bill and an accompanying report made public yesterday by a military subcommittee said he believed that all thc claimed advantages could be retained without abolishing the present War and Navy departments. Thc mcrgor bill ! was referred formally to Thomas' military committee for further study. While saying there was no desire to "push or force" the legislation, Thomas told reporters that with the recent war fresh in the public mind, "wisdom would indicate reasonably quick action." o- Chiang Kai Shek Forecasts New Coalition Government in China Will Include Reds (Editors: Miles W. Vaughn, Far Eastern manager of thc United Press, has obtained the following interview with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek in which the Chinese leader speaks optimistically of an agreement with the Chinese Communists and urges the United States to continue aggressive world leadership.) By MILES W. VAUGHN Chungking, April 10 — (UP^ — Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek predicted today that a new coalition Chinese government, including adequate Communist representation, may be formed within a lew weeks. The generalissimo said in an interview that an essential preliminary lo a coalition government must be an attitude of sincere cooperation by the Communists. He said that Communist tactics in the slow negotiations proceeding in Chungking are irksome at times. Negotiations should succeed, Chiang emphasized. He stressed that the Communists and all other parties must devote themselves solely to the welfare of China as a whole, and not a tempt to "bore ®— from within." Thc generalissimo received me in Ihe living room of his Chungking home. He sal relaxed in an armchair while ho talked for more than an hour about China's problems. He looked in excellent health and radiated vitality. Some of the chief points he made were: (1) •— The United Nations will succeed if the United States continues its present role of vigorous world leadership. (2) — China stands squarely behind the U N, but the leaders of the present Chinese government are not so naive as to believe that they can sit supinely by and depend upon the UN to preserve peace without the active support of all democratic peoples. (3) — China signed the Sino- Russian treaty lasl year in good faith and expects to observe its provisions scrupulously. The generalissimo repeatedly us- sei ted that the United Slates must continue its aggressive world leadership because it is thc or.l.y nation with Ihe power to preserve democracy in the face of any threal. Continued on Page Two Local Option Vote Holds for 2 Years Little Rock, April 10 —(UP) — Counlios voling wel or dry in local option elections in Arkansas were told today that they must abide by their decisions for at least two years. Ally. Gen. Guy E. Williams ruled yesterday that additional local option elections cannot be held in thc state until two years after the decision of the previous elec- 1'on has been in effect. Thc Rev W. B. O'Neal of Yellville asked the opinion after Marion county voted for the legal sale of inloxi- cating liquors by 103 votes last month. Williams also • said that slate and federal employes were not prohibited from donating to liquor campaigns and that any person may use his personal car to take voters to the polls. The State Police Say: A lillle horse-sense added to thc horse-power helps hold acci- \ dents down. YOU must furnish , the horse-sense to avoid having an accident. ;New York, April 10—(UP)—Poland asked the United Nations Se- curily Council lodoy to lake action against Franco Spain, charging hat regime with hiding Nazi war criminals and leaders and cncour- igeing German scientists in Spain .o "devise new means of warfare." By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER New York, April 10 — (/P) —Mom- jcrs of Ihe United Nations Securi-. ty Council decided today to take up Monday afternoon Russia's demand for dismissal of the Iranian case — and word spread that Poland had filed .her formal request for council action against the Franco government of Spain. The decision on the council's next public meeting date was reached at a secret session oalled primarily to discuss -the question of where the United Nations ?hould establish its regular interim headquarters — at Hunter college in the Bronx or at a modern big factory building at Lake Success, L. I. First reports were that no decision was reached. As delegates came out of the two-hour gathering U. N. officials sent word that the previously announced Polish plan to ask action on Franco had been carried out and the letler would be released laler today (probably around 2:30 p. in.) , No conclusions were reached on the site problem and another meeting will be necessary, prior lo the public Monday meeting at 3 p. m. E.S.T. On Russia's demand that the council wash its hands of the Iranian case there appeared to be mounting opposition. Iranian Ambassador Hussein ' Ala informed the council yesterday that Iran wanted the case kept oil thc agenda. Both the United States and Great Britain were known to be firmly opposed to any move to take the Iranian question off the council agenda betore May 6, the date on which Russia and Iran are to report on the removal of Soviet troops from Iran. Indications came from various delegations that the majority of other delegates would go along with the U. S. and Britain, especially in view of the lelter from Hussein Ala, Iranian ambassador, made public late yesterday, in which ne asked that the council reject the Soviet proposal. •A statement issued at Tehran bjgjPrince Eirouz, minister of propaganda, today said that'the. government there had not given its ambassador "any further instructions." In New York, a spokesman for Ala said that Ala acted on ..instructions in filing the letter. He declined lo amplify this by saying exactly when the instructions were received or giving other information." Iran's position before the council remained unchanged by the JTirouz comment. Ala's statement is the only one 'officially before the council. The delegates met in a closed meeting today to discuss with Secretary General Trygve Lie whelh- er the U.N. would remain at Hunter College in the Bronx, move to the Sperry Gyroscope plant at Lake Success on Long Island, or possibly switch to some other site outside the New York area. It is up to Lie to make the selection on the interim site, but it was understood he wanted the final opinion of the council delegates. A United Nations spokesman said the delegates would not take up today thc Soviet proposal that the Iranian question be removed fro m thc Security Council's agenda. Nevertheless, it was understood that thc delegates would take up "administrative affairs" at today's meeting, among which was likely to be discussion of a dale for the next public meeting of the council, at which thc Iranian situation is likely to be aired. Andrei A. Gromyko, the Soviet delegate, who returned to the council yesterday after a 13-day boycott, was present at today's secret meeting. He had no comment on the Iranian letter. The Security Council received formal notice of the Russian demand for dismissal of the Iranian case at the end of its meeting yesterday when President Quo Tai- Chi of China announced that he had a Soviet loiter for the council's consideration and also that he had a letter from Iran. The Soviet communication had previously been made public, bul the Iranian slalement caught delegales by surprise. Transmitted by Ambassador Hussein Ala, it disclosed that despite the agreement on Soviet troop withdrawals, oil concession^ and Ipolilical questions which Tehran has made with the Moscow the government at Tehran wants the Security Council to continue to keep an eye on the situation until all Red Army forces are out of ihe country. j "II is Ihe desire of my government," Ala wrote, "(hat ihe matters referred by Iran to the Security Council reniain on its agenda as provided by the resolution adopted -4 April, 194G." The resolution he cited provided that the council should next take up the Iranian case on May C, deadline by which Russian troop removals are supposed lo be complete. In his lelter insisting on dismissal, Soviet Ambassador Andrei Gromyko said thc council's action had been inccorect and illegal in approvii: 3 this resolution. Inquiry among various delegation leaders brought lo light the widely held view that Russia's proposal as set forfv by Gromyko had virtually no chance of acceptance. House Prepares to Vote Extension of Draft to Feb., Government Debates Order Establishing Flour Ration Plan-Without Any Coupons By OVID A. MARTIN Washington, April 10 *—(&)- A flour ralioning plan without coupon worries for housewives hung fire today as the government took another careful look into the wheat situation made tense by 4,widespread hunger abroad. Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson said he expected to decide during the day whether to put into effect an order requiring millers to cut their sales of flour to bakers and retailers by 25 percent. The cabinet officer disclosed to a news conference last night that he had ordered officials in his department to prepare such an order. Should it be issued, it would have the effect of rationing, supplies of flour to bakers and retailers, but not to consumers. Officials have explained that machinery for consumer rationing of these products could not be set in motion in time to help out during the current food crisis. Anderson's decision may well hinge on a report scheduled to be issued by the department's iact reporting board at 3 p. m. (EST) today on stocks of wheat on farms April 1. With commercial supplies at abnormally low levels, the government and millers must look to farm stocks for the bulk of all export and domestic requirements until the new crop starts moving to market in June. Because there has been heavy feeding of wheat to livestock in areas unable to get corn, some officials expect the wheat stock report to show that remaining supplies are insufficient to meet present, .consumer demands and export commitments. In that event, the order curtailing domestic consumption of flour would appear to be necessary. Meanwhile fresh pressure for more wheat for hungry areas came from Director General Fiorello H. La Guardia of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. La Guardia planned to appear today before the combined food board — representing the United Stales, Great Britain, and Canada—to insist that member countries allocate 350,.000 tons more a month than the 275,000 tons now being granted UNRRA. Discussing other phases of the food problem Anderson said , the Agriculture Department also' is vyorking on new measures designed to obtain larger quantities of meats and food fats and oils for the needy abroad and to strengthen the voluntary conservation program recommended last month by President Truman's Famine Emergency Committee. He would not elaborate on these measures, however. 7 Named to Incorporate FactoryFund Subscribers to the Hope Industrial Fund which is to underwrite a factor.}' site and building for .a .Shanhouse & Son's Co. clothing plant here met at Hotel Barlow last night and elected the following temporary committee: Lloyd Spencer, Lyle Brown, C. C. Spragins, Ed Thrash, George Peck, N. P. O'Neal and Roy Anderson. The committee is meeting this afternoon to elect officers from its group to draw up incorporation papers. o Fred Allsopp, Business Mgr. Gazette, Dies Little Rock hospital shortly before W. Allsopp, for 5G years business manager of the Arkansas Gazcte and one of its owners, died in a Lille Rock hospital shortly before midnight last night. He long has been in ill health. Allsopp was associated with the Gazette for more than GO years. He was 78. Allsonn came to Little Rock from Prescott, where he had been a Gazelle dealer and correspondent. He became mailing clerk wilh thc newspaper and soon was transferred to the business office. He handled reporlorial work on a part-time basis. In addition to the Gazelle, Allsopp was engaged in several other business enterprises in Little Rock. He was founder of Allsopp and Chappie Book Store and built one of the first apartment houses in the capital city. He was a native of England. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Chappie Allsopp; three sons, James Edward and Frederick Reed Allsopp of Winter Haven, | Fla., and W. C. Allsopp of Little Rock; two brothers, Bert Allsopp of Tyler, Texas, and Arthur All-' County Road Maintenance Big Problem Cost of county government in Arkansas has increased from $7,- ,667i036 in 1934... to more/ .than- $8,000,000, according to 'a- T survey-rtr-' cently completed by the Arkansas Public Expenditure Council." The net increase in 10 years was $355,- loU, The study revealed that the overall cost of administrative county offices remained virtually stationary during the period while other general expenses increased $237,357 and payments on bonded debts showed a gain of $149,559 in 194<± over 1934. Expenditures on county roads in 1944 in all counties was $2,915,363, which is $52,236 less than the financial outlay for roads in 1934. The building and maintaining of county highways takes more tnan 36 per cent of the total cost for county government, and the taxpayers of the stale now have millions of dollars invested in county roads, roads which must be maintained to protect the investment and make it possible to get produce to markets, it was pointed out in the report. It was staled that estimates of the Arkansas Association of County Judges reflect that 80 per cent of all county roads are in a very poor condition, and that most of the remainder have taken a severe pounding and are in need of repair. Thc road problem was termed one of the most important confronting counties and the situation was said to constitute a challenge to officials and to taxpayers alike. Breaking down the cost of administrative offices among the different elective officers, the Council found that costs in the offices of county judge, assessor, circuit' clerk and treasurer show increases since 1934, while in the offices of the county clerk .and the sheriff and collector the costs declined. The 1944 costs were compared with data compiled in 1934 by C. O. Brannan of the University of Arkansas. The net gain in administrative costs, however, was only $470 for the 10 years. Comparison of the two surveys strongly. Some committee members had sought legislation extending the draft law for a year but suspending inductions for as long as six months. Had the commitee recommended such a plan, the House might have avoided an actual roll- call on a straightaway extension as advocated by General Dwight D. Eisenhower. The draft holiday proposals, however, were turned down several times—reportedly by "very close" votes — and the extension recommendation went through. The question of pay boosts for the armed forces was left for separate action. The committee wrote, into the draft extension bill a provision that army and navy monthly requisitions shall not exceed the actual numbers of men needed to meet the following manpower quotas by July 1. 1947:. . •. ' ': ..'/.•' • Anrry, 1,070; navy, 558,000- marine corps, 108,000. And it recommended that those, figures, presented by the armed services v themselves,., be;made , J'uly.,-1, -ISWTrce.ilings on.--a,rmy; sopp of Dallas, and several grand- reflects a sharp decline in expend- children. Continued on Page Two They Make You Learn Music in Italy, and Make You Learn to Like It, Reports Boyle By HAL BOYLE Rome, April 10 — (ff"t Si- love and work and sleep are in In Italy [America. And. unless they em- You come into a restaurant, looking for a hamburger and a quiet corner in which to wolf it down and they assault you with Verdi. Rossini. Bellini, Mascagni and other local and foreign musical long hairs. By the time the evening is over, you find you arc beginning to like the darn stuff. Thc trouble with all art, music they beat you over the skull with brace and enclose life in this way culture and make you learn to like no school teacher or librarian can make these gracious things have meaning for us in our own preoccupied lives. In high school and college the savages who inhabit those places have no real leisure for Beethoven's off boats or Drydcns triple rhymes. They are caught in that crudest and most influential passion of their careers —puppy love, probably thc last truly unselfish feeling many of them will ever and other assorted bargain counter | know, cultures in America is that they I II is only us they grow older try to cram them down your throat I and have made or lost sonic small in high school while you are either [place in the world that they have writing a brief 10 page love note [time on their hands to fei-i to the gal in the next row. or wondering what the cafeteria will have Up to the 16lh century, Sweden had an elective monarchy under which the people had the 'right to depose as well as elect their kings. soft. for what they missed or lo glory >n what they have gained. l = i "our prosperous and enlightened land they usually celebrate this victory | for lunch. i Here they teach you in :i beautiful and offhand way . ... ,„ makes music, art and literature asito alcohol or chasing their much a natural part of theso emo-jbor?' wives or reading a monthly tional people's lives as food and | Continued on Page Two that;or mourn this defeat by turning ncich"- and marine strength. The committee also recommended: ' A limit of 18 months on training and service of any person "here-' tofore or hereafter inducted." A prohibition against'the induction of fathers. However, it did not order ihe release of fathers now in service, since the army has. promised lo discharge them by late summer jf the recommended legislation is enacted. That local draft boards be given the final voice in determining whether a farm youth shall be deferred because of his essentiality on the farm. A ban against induction of anyone under 18 or over 30. (Present law prohibits inductions of men under 18 or over 44, although in practice the draft call has been limited to from 18 through 25 in. recent months.) . The committee specifically refused to raise the minimum draft age from 18 to 20. While the House committee cleared its decks of draft legislation, the Senate Military Commit tee put off until tomorrow its showdown on extension. There were strong indications, however, that the Senate group would go along with the House bill or something close to it. Proceed With Trial of Accused Spy By EDWARD N. CAULFIELD Portland, Ore., April 10 — (UP) — Lt. Nicolai Gregorovich Redin of the Soviet navy faced a preliminary hearing today on removal to espionage Seattle for trial on charges. Redin, 29, is this country's first postwar spy suspect. A federal grand jury in Seattle indicted him yesterday on five counts of espionage. The indictment charged that Redin: 1. Tried to obtain general specifications of the destroyer tender USS Yellowstone on Dec. 22. 2. Sought restricted information about the Yellowstone's auxiliary machinery on or about Feb. 2. 3. Illegally obtained test reports on the Yellowstone's dock and sea trials on Feb. 11. Thc last two counts charged that Redin sought radar and fire control information and sought to transmit the data to the Soviet Union. A destroyer lender is a non- combat vessel. Its duties include repairing and servicing destroyers and smaller craft. The handsome, taciturn officer lias been free on $10,000 boiTl since his arrest here by the FBI on March 26. FBI agents seized him as he was about tu board thc Russian cannery ship "Alma Ata." He was suspected of trying to leave the country o.i the Alma Ata, which sailed lai.i week for Siberian ports. At Washington the State Department last night rejected Russian demands for Rodin's release and said he would have to stand trial in a U. S. federal court. }•• < I li II By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST Washington, April 10 —(/P)— The louse leadership signaled today for double-quick action on a bill for The present law is due to expire. draft until Feb. 15, 1947. Almost as soon as the House Military Committee decided ih favor of this nine-month extension, the measure was given a preferred place on the chamber's calendar, with debate scheduled for Friday and Saturday and a vote hoped for before the weekend recess. The present law isduetoexpirfe exactly five weeks from today— v May 15, and that space leaves Congress with comparatively s.-">nt elbow room should legislative tangles develop between House and Senate over details of the measure to be enacted. Indications were that the bitter batlle which preceded the committee's 15 to 8 extender recommendation late yesterday would be renewed on the House floor. But supporters of continuing Selective Service viewed with comfort the fact that the House votej when it comes, probably will be a roll-call and on the sole issue of extension. Many members, they believe, are fearful of voting on the record in an election year against a proposal which army and administration have backed so 1 Patterns for ladies' dresses were first manufactured in 1863, by Ebenezer Butterick of Massach'u-

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