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plflllp^^^^^^^ fc^S&iSa^^ W P«g« Six HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS F k- I State Deer Trapping Area in Howard Co. By. PAUL ROSENFIELD Little Rock. —(UP)— If a deer has a weakness, that weakness is for salt. And the lads in the know—state game and fish commission trappers—report that their deer transplanting program works best at this time of the year. That is because this is the time of the year when a deer gets a yen for salt to top off a repast of spring greeneries. So the trappers provide him with salt. Of course, it's inside a specially built trapp made of sapling poles. And before he knows it, the deer is on his way to take part in the statewide conservation program sponsored by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. At the present time, there are two trapping areas in Arkansas. One is the,Howard County doer restoration project. The other is the Sylamore ranger district to tne Uxark .National forest in Stone County. '. Completed in December. 1941, the Howard County area became the first federal aid to wild life in the state. It encompasses 720 acres in the heart of the county game refuge. And since the average deer can jump seven feet, the reserve is enclosed by four and one- half miles of fencing eight feet high. To date, commission trappers have moved 104 deer from the enclosure to other areas in Arkansas closed to deer hunting. In 1926, when the federal refuge was set up in the Sylamore district, the deer crop was at a low ebb. Approximately 37 live deer existed in the area. But mid-1945 figures show sone 2,900 Virginia White Tail deer in the county, and War Plant May Be United Nations Home Friday, April 12, 1946 Pictured above is the administration building and part of the huee snrawlinu S17 7R-* nnn iv,,.™,,, i ."' . " T " Island, N. Y., being considered as a possible home for UN for the next vevc'n-sThe modern c : wai- J? nllt <J l Lake Success, Long government, was operated during the war bvtheSpciry &copc°£S. P ' ° W ' 1Cd by lh ° hunting without closing the season over the entire state. Arkansas' superb hunting grounds have provided many a venison steak since 1942. Commission authorities say that 5,919 deer have been bagged in Ihe slate since" that time. And they foresee Arkansas as "one of the Big Ten" in deer hunting before long, provided illegal killing is kept down. Judging from previous figures, commission experts believe that a 10-year span will find the annual kill in Arkansas at between 20,000 and 30,000 deer. aibumper crop is expected year. this district first were trapped in 1944. And since tnat time, state'tru'ppers have -moved 555 deer from the area, -making a total of 659 deer ciught in the two areas. And new legislation-'was inlroduced in 1945 to give the Game and Fish Commission the authorily to close certain areas of the state to deer But deer season isn't open until next November. And right now turkey season is in full swing, with many a sportsman cramming in as much hunting as he can in the two weeks. Three Stephens men—Earl Pine, Phil Carpenter and Tomy Boyd— rambled over to Dallas county'last week—but they came back bird- less. They report Ihe woods full- but of hunters, nol lurkeys. Incidentally, Pine is determined lo (have a grandstand seat for all hunting activities. He is building Helps build up resistance against MONTHLY FEMALE PAIN when taken thraout month — ' Also a great stomachic tonic! II female functional periodic disturbances cause you to suffer from cramps, headache, backache, feel nervous. Jittery, cranky—at such times— try famous Lydla E. Plnkham's 'Vegetable Compound to relieve such symptoms. •' Plnkham's Compound DOES MORE than relieve such monthly pain. It also relieves accompanying tired, nervous, cranky feelings—of such nature. Taken thraout the month—this great medicine helps build up iresls- tance against such monthly distress. We urge you to give Plnkham's Compound a fair and honest trial. Also a fine stomachic tonic 1 ' LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S COM?OUND tig, Arkansas. PAR- lersonal Property Floater insurance assures you of the "right" insurance in case of loss. We'd like to tell you more about it. Roy Anderson INSURANCE 210 South Main Phone 810 Hope, Ark. However, Tommie Maroni of Malvern reports a litle beler luck in Ihe bird - hunting line. This schoolboy bagged a 20-pound turkey in the wooded hills around Malvern last Tuesday. And Cross Epperson of Chidestcr goes Tommie one about two pounds better. He slapped down a 22-pound gobbler last week. Meanwhile, T. A. Buie took time off Tuesday from his barbering in Harrison to try his luck with Ihe wild fowl. Amply repaid, he was, lo. He bagged an 18-pound gobbler on While Oak Mounlain, 30 miles norlh of Harrison. While Oak Mountain long has been a sporls- man's paradise in northern Bone county bordering the Missouri line. And this warm, sunny weather is good, too, for plenly of serious lislung. Anglers have been flocking to Lake Catherine ' and Lake Hamilton, and are catching perch and crapie like clockwork'. Malvern fishermen plan regular lips down the Ouachila and Saline rivers when Ihe artificial bait season opens May 16th. Strongest enthusiasm comes from Old Town Lake, just below Helena. Two Helena men — Clay Oliver and Albert Larkin — exhibited a siring of eleven crapie weighing more lhan 22 pounds. And wilh a calch like that, they didn'l mind at all the drenching they got when their boal over- lurned, dumping Ihem inlo the lake. Old timers say fishing on the lake—Old Town Lake, that is — is belter than ever, and the good catches have attracled a regular crew of Memphis anglers. Erom Stephens,; Arkansas, comes the-story of a 13-year-old lad who landed a seven-pound.bass grown-up slyle. He's Harry Spooner, Junior, who tackled the whopper in Union County. The youth spoted Ihe bic (un loafing in shallow waler. And when Ihe fish finally slruck Harry's fly lure, it look the boy so much by surprise that he had lo call for help to reel him in. The Big Lake Floodway, near Blytheville, has barrow pits that are fairly teeming wilh crappie just waiting f9r any kind of a hook with bail on il lo sink down their way. Criltenden county's Horseshoe Lake is known far and wide for ils finned crillers, and sleady accounls of the "big ones lhal didn'l gel away" are pouring in. Fishing al Bear Creek Lake near Marianna is lagging because of steady high waters, but the na- lives say a week of sunshine would make a few hours' fishing well worthwhile. o • PERMANENT RECRUITING Lille Rock, April 11 — (/Pj—Texarkana, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, El Dorado, and Pine Bluff now have permanent U. S. marine recruiting substations. The marine recruiting office here, in announcing Ihis, said the stale's marine recruiting staff had been enlarged from six to 25 members the last monlh. •o Mexico is one-fourlh as the United Stales. largi 4 REASONS For Bringing Your Prescriptions to Ward & Son (1) BECAUSE— Here, your prcscriplion will be filled exactly as your doctor orders, by a professional pharmacist, long schooled arid wilh seasoned experience. (3) BECAUSE— Our system of replenishing prescription slocks frequently assures you of fresh, pure, up-lo-the minute Pharmaceuticals of famous qualities. Dcparl- modern (2) BECAUSE— Our Prescription ments are clean, ..... and up-to-date in every re- specl with shelves "brim full" of nationally known products, including the lal- cst discoveries in medicine. (4) BECAUSE-. The selecled localion of our Hrescriplion Deparl- menl, away from busy merchandising, permit quiet, uninterrupted attention lo your prescription. We've WARD & SON The Leading Got It Phone 6Z Druggist Pinley Wqrd _ Frank Ward Notorious Jap 'Hellship' Is Rotting Hullo Equal Job Rights Mixed Blessing Mnmphls. Tenti., April II —(UP)— The "Rosic the rivclers' al Memphis l''ord plant today doubted that equal working rights acquired during the war wore the blessing they appeared to be. Peacetime automobile assembly, it seems, is tougher than lht> airplane production jobs Rosie held at the Ford plant during Ihe war. In fact, some current jobs arc proving more than Rosic can handle. "We're being run ragged," moaned Mrs. Jennie Lee Murhpy. I ve gol a job HfUtiR 00-pound lop iinti-squeak insulators. We're hav- ng a miserable time." ''We'd rather have lighter jobs ind less money." wailed Mrs. Murphy who makes $1.23 per hour Efforts to uncover a state or federal law placing a limit on the weiRht women may lifl have failed lo uncover any relief. Company officials «nirl they w>re willing to relieve Rosie of her heavy work. And some union men -said they would 'like to take some I Rosio-held jobs which offer liigh- ler pay — and more grunts and K roans. Bul the company-union agreement provides straight seniority. regardless of sex. And if Rosie 'is next on the list when a job reopens, Rosie gets thai job, whether it cnlails carrying a spark plue or an axle. The 400 to 500 Rosics at tho May Go to Peru Prentice Cooper, former governor of Tennessee, is expected lo be appointed U. S. ambassador lo Peru. He would succeed William D. Pawley. Brinklcy, April'11 —W 1 )— Two Kecslcr Field, Miss., army privates were bound over lo circuit court here loday following a hear- ins in municipal courf on charges ' of kidnaping, robbery and at- templed criminal assault. The soldiers gave their names as Pvt. Joe Stroud, Seattle, Wash., and Pvt. James Linidier, El Do- r A n , d ,°' Al ' k " nnd snid lhcv n »d uceh AWOL from Kecslcr Field since last Friday. • They were alleged lo have kid-A naped n North Litlle Rock \vom- w ' an who gave them a ride near Memphis last night. The woman said one of Ihe soldiers Attempted to assault her and that they fled wilh her purse. The soldiers were arrcslcd by a Brinkley policeman al the near- 1 by kden community. ') Nearly GO kinds of food fish are found in Canada. L • - .«5!»*N ^ueutw^^aoc. KW*i.^VA!£»«S£JS!aK(ir_^ The battered hulk piclured above al ;i Takno, Formosa, clock, holds bitter memories for scores of U. S. servicemen. It is what is left of the Jap "heHship" Enoura, used during the war as a prison ship. In December, 1944, the Enoura, carrying U • S. prisoners of war from Manila, had just reached Takao when American bombers made direct hits, partially sinking the ship. A total of 483 Yanks •were drowned or killed. Of the remaining prisoners, fewer than 500 survived. They were shipped to Japan far imprisonment. This exclusive picture, made by Harlow Church, NEA-Acme Far Eastern manager, is the first made in Formosa by a U. S. pholographer since 1936, when the Japs barred the island to all Occidentals. This Curious World By William Ferguson ; .\^y . .- COPR. 1946 BY .NEA SERVICE, i ^RUfreb GROUSE/ ,,.,WHEN DRUMMING, THE LOe ON WHICH IT STANDS. meet with Severed Hands, Foot Are Found Lebanon, Ind,. April 11 — (UP) — Two human hands and a fool were lound loday on a creek bank, and _ , „, , stale police sought two men who £• P^ub, Colebrook, Pa.; Kenneth drove away from the scene in a' E - Kingstone, Allentown, Pa., and black sedan. Kenneth F. Ahrens. Erie. Pa. black sedan. Sheriff Frank McCormick said the hands were those of a woman. They were bloody. He said he believed they had boon severed with in Ihe past 24 hours. Howard Troth, a farmer, lold McCormick he was plowing in a field near Advance, Ind. A black sedan annroached a bridge near- Memphis plant- will United. Auto Workci cials tonight in an relief for Rn Rosie. red is ready to yell "Uncle." But Uncle Sam isn't making airplanes at;.the Memphis Ford planl now. o——— Survivors of Massacre Face Nazis Frankfurt, April 11 — (/)>)— Six survivors of the Malmcdy massacre of nearly 100 American war prisoners returned today to sharpen Iheir memories of the terrible event lor testimony they will give at the trial of 75 German S. S troops accused in the killings. Grim, tight-lipped, some tearful, they stood in the very field where Uie Nazis maehinegunned helpless captives lakcn in Ihe Bailie of Ihe Bulge. It was only luck that the six escaped—some by playing dead Stars and Slripcs quoted war crimes prosecutors as saying that the visit lo Malmedy had tilled in many valuable clelails of Ihe massacre which will be unfolded when the trial opens at Dachau on May Tho paper identified the witnesses as Virgil P. Lary, former lieutenant from Lexington, Ky.; Uinar L). Ford, Lcelon, Mo.; Samuel Dobyns, Sandusky, Ohio; Carl R. Daub, Colebrook, Pa.; Kcnnelh E. Kingslone, Allentown, Pa., Kenneth F. Ahrens, Eric, Pa. Throe S. S. generals are Lamong the defendants who were to be served with indictments later today. Six of the defendants were brought back from Ihe United Stales where Ihey were prisoners of war. Extension of Draft a Year Recommended Washington. April 11 — (UP) — I The Senate Military Affairs Com°. m :|mitee loday recommended a one. 10 lino y c ar drafl extension, wilh a limita- oacK. lion, on the number of men who ^training, cou i c ] ^c inducted. The Senate committee also ap proved a series of bills lo raise service pay in the hope of alract- ing enough volunteers lo make large-scale drafting unnecessary. The House Military Affairs Com- mitee has recommended a nine- months extension of the draft. Earlier loday a House Mililary Affairs Subcommitoe, reversing a previous plan, approved a scries of graduated pay raises for officers and enlisted men in the armed services ranging up to 50 pcrr ccnl for private. This plan was anprnved by the House subcommittee instead of a flat $400 pay raise agreed upon earlier. The Senate committee's bill ~..,^.. ...^. ^.^ would forbid inductions lo raise stores here in Hope. a brush fire. Troth approached fled. TjMBER! "T-"u," "'"•'*'-• '"-'"'- Pierre, S. D., April 11 — (/Pi— A alighted and started I stag affair and nylons were nol involved. and Ihe men NEITHER DOES IT STRIKE THE WIN65 TO6ETHER. OVER THE HEAD/ THE SOUND IS MADE BY BEATING THE WINGS AGAINST THE AIR.. <-T. M. REG. U. S, PAT. OFF. ' '4-IZ A GAME AND BE OUT/'Sspr / . G.LENN ""' ,'A BASEBALL PLAYER CAN BE IN A GAME AND _ . 6LENN "Gl ^ ^rafik/isi, :/ a;A\ CARNSVAL By Dick Turner COPR. 1946 BY HE* SERVICE. INC. T. M. REC. U. S. PAT. OFF Trolh -'kicked Ihe burning brush, he said, and Ihe hands and fool rolled out ol an army blanket. The farmer called Sheriff McCormick and State Police Detective Ernest Richardson. They said the shape of tho hands indicated tat they were those oil a woman. The foot was badly burned. McCormick advanced Ihe theory that the woman had been killed "in Ihe pasl 24 hours." Red Officers Late at Tokyo War Trials Tokyo, April 11 — (ff)— Failure of Ihe long-awaited Russian prosecution staff to arrive in Tokyo brought a new delay tonight in Ihe return of indictments against former Premier Hidcki Tojo and I other big name Japanese awail ing war criminal trials. The international • military tribunal announced officially that the indictments will be delayed "a short lime," instead of being rc- Iturned Monday as pl;>nnod. i The delay was bclitvcd to have .been suggested by .General Mac!Arthur's headquarters,, which is anxious to make certain that the Russians are not put in a posilion where they can protest latnr thai Iho indictments did nol express Iheir views. There is much speculation wlielher Iho Russians will seek lo , I delay Iho indictments until thcv !|do extensive investigating of their |own. inasmuch as they arc bring- ling a prosecution staff of 70 from ;Mn«r:n(v. It also is fonsidercd possible they mighl disagree on the charges to be made againsl individuals or mi.uhl ask thai .uclrli- tifins be made lo (he lisl lo bo tried. The Soviet delegation, due by ship for several clays, is expected to arrive hv Saturday. How long a delay will be required was nol indicated. . About 25 men, each clutching a Jong standing order for building materials stood in line before a lumber company's office. They had hoard aboul Ihe arrival of Iwo carloads of lumber. 2 Soldiers Held for Kidnaping tolal army strength above the' P {'°i S ?n 1 n ly ;S sllmntcd requirements of 1,550,000 men ort July 1 this year and 1,070,000 on July 1, 1947 Similar provisions applying to other branches of Ihe service would guarantee that the navy be trimmed lo 558,000 and the marine corps to 108.00U by July 1, 1947 Cooked a Fine Dinner; Then Threw It to Dog' One lady recently slated that she used to throw her own dinner lo the dog most of the time. U made her sick just to look at anything lo cat. She was swollen with gas, full of bloat, had headaches, felt worn; oul and was badly conslipaled: Finally she gol INNER-AID and says she now cals everything in sight and digests il perfectly'. 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Commentator Boris Gorbatov said today the "average" Japanese' told him when he was in Tokyo recently lhat Emperor HirohSto should be tried as a war criminal along with former Premier Hideki Toio. The Communist parly organ";; rommontator declared, however, thai Ihe emporer has many defenders, "and not only in Jaoan." Gorbatov said tho only political party advocating the elimination of the emperor is the Communist party. He added that foreign observers took the point of view -;hat, the emperor should ,uo ;mrl s the American press referred as war criminal Announcing the Opening of REED Motor Co. , 108 East Division Street ^ * MONDAY, APRIl 15 WILLYS CARS JEEPS You'll find a complete service department, Paint department and Body and Fender shop for all make of cars. Expert mechanics in all departments to service all make of cars. Bring your car in for a complete repair job. COMPLETE REPAIR SHOP '' BODY and FENDER SHOP * COMPLETE PAINT SHOP / ., '" The Reed Motor Company will be the agency in Hope for ** Willy's Motor Cars and Jeeps. Come in and visit with us. CARL JONES Shop Foreman FRANK YARBROUGH Paint and Body Shop J. F. REED, Owner the emperor number one. Li Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor AI6x, H. Waihburn Lecture* Don't Count When It's Matter of Helping Yourself •'••'•' ; Governor ,Bcn Lanoy made a pertinent speech Inst night in Tulsa, .gAddressing the-Interstate Oil Com^pact Commission. "The South", he said, "once called Economic Problem No. 1, is really Economic Stepchild No. i •>• "All we (In the South) want is nh even break. , • "We are ready and willing to I bush our natural advantages which have been used in the past by those who were in a position to exploit what we had. "I believe the South is aware of her ability and her opportunities tgind if men such as you will spend "heir time, effort and money toward and for our development, we will be able to throw off the economic bonds that have bound us in the past and move forward with certainly and confidence." . The governor is speaking on this prime point: That the wordy lectures of Northern theorists on the subject of "Economic Problem No. 1" don't help the South at all—the real problem' is that of getting more industry, more' development capital, into, our scc- cjjtion. . . .which is something we will have to-work on ourselves. The Northern lecturers give words to the South—but industry triey save for themselves. The sooner we understand this the sooner we will begin to plow our own furrow.. Among the practical industrialists of the East and North, however, the South is not without friends. Some Northern industries' have established branch factories in the Southern Slates, and others are now considering it. This, 'plus ^Jt'hc development of our own native enterprises, rnay evcnlually bring qbout lhal economic uplift which solves social problems 'that, all the words in the world won't solve. 1 By JAMES THRASHER. : • Mistaken Zeal : If the United Stales has had 9pporlunily lo leanr anything about inlernalional relations in the 160 years of its national existence, that lesson is that intervention in the internal affairs " of another -country, however morally . com- •.wnendable, is seldom 'welcomed and still more seldom rewarded; ; The Central Americans never liked it. The Russians didn't like it after 'the Bolshevik revolution of 1917. The Argentines and the Spaniards don't like it. 1 And now it appears that the Chinese don't care for it, eilher' Or, jf perchance Ihey do. they certainly have a very peculiar way of displaying their Orienlal affection. F s or reports from Manchuria indicate that neither the Nationalists .,_armies nor the Communist forces >Ma>-e paying • any attenlion to the American envoys who now are tbunng Manchuria in an effort to stop the'civil war. Both sides,'dis- pptches say, fear* that the delegations will "interfere.with-their 'military operation"! ' ;The ch'rrent disphle has been going on for a great many years, you. know. And the manner in which it has been conducled has reflected . litlle eredil to either Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, or his. C9mmunisl adversaries. « 'During the late war, for exam- •»ple, Chiang's oft-reiterated determination to "eradicate the Japanese scourge" was not so complete that he let it deter him from storing countless quantities of war goods secured from America, and a , million of his best-trained soldiers, in the north—for "post-hos- tiljly" use againsl the Red uprising he; believed sure lo follow Japan's surrender. And Ihe Communist re- coi-d reveals virtually unbroken subtle acceplance of Nipponese oc- cupalion as a heavensent means *of weakening the Nationalist •Armies. The ancient slruggle continues now, on an acceleraled basis, in the era of so-called "reconslruc- tion." The nationalists and the Reds bailie one another openly in Manchuria— and while Ihey do,.the Russians calmly go about their unilateral business of stripping Manchuria plants of Ihe machinery China dcsperalely needs. Oh, yes, a formal agreemenl to cease hostilities was signed recently in Chungking, and official arrnjs- •Ace teams, composed of National• Hst, Communist, and American "peacemakers," are now circulating-hopefully in Ihe baltlc area. At least, the Americans are; key Nalional representatives, it seems, are missing, and the Red envoys have been mysteriously delayed But they are encountering a studied deafness wherever Ihey go. The Chinese belligerenls know, even if their American "benefactors" don't, that this cease-firing concord is nothing new. One has been signed every so often for 10 \fears or more, and Ihey all have meanl the same thing—nothing. The fighting continues unabated until finally a Red general is "kid- naped" or a Nationalist leader is "outraged", and the struggle again acquires official status. A curious and deplorable situation, unquestionably. But Ihe Chinese apparcnlly like it lhal way. And, afler all, it's their country. o f Dr. Goodloe Opens Meeting atlstM.E. Dr. Robert W. Goodloe of Ihe Perkins School of Theology, Soulh- ern Melhodist University, Dallas, Texas, will begin a series of services at First Melhodisl Church Sunday, April 14. A His subject for Sunday morning <9 "The Church" and for Sunday night at 7:30 o'clock "The Things Which Belong to Thy Peace." Dr. Goodloe will preach al 10 o'clock each morning and al 7:30 o'clock each night through Ihe week. All Melhodisl people and others are invilcd lo allend Ihese services. o The word Napoleon means a card game, a type of bool, a form of French pastry, and an old Frencn coin. , „_ " Hope WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas-fair and warmer this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. 47TH YEAR: VOL. 47—NO. 154 Star of Hooe. 1899: Pr«i 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929.' HOPE, ARKAN$AS, SATIJ^DAY, APRIL 13,1946 Target Ships for'A'Bomb May Be Cut By JOHN L. STEELE' Washington, April 13 —(UP)— Members of the Senalc Naval Affairs committee ioday seemed agreed with President Truman lhal the Bikini Island alom bomb lests must be held but balked on the number of ships involved. Shortly after Mr. Truman described the tesls as vital to this country's future defense plans, Commilce Chairman David I. Walsh, D., Mass.. asked that action be poslponcd on legislation authorizing the use of warships as "guinea pigs" in the lesls. Walsh said he had been informed by Vice Adm. W. H. P. Blandy, in charge of the lests, lhal Ihe Navy may reduce ils guinea pig fleet from 100 to 74 vessels, The Sonalc cdmmilloe nexl week will review plans for the lests, now scheduled to begin July 1. . Blandy, it was understood, in formed Walsh thai if 74 ships are used only one aircraft carrier and five submarines will be modern fighting ships. Of the lolal, ' 34 ships would be anchored oulside the cstimaled cffcclive bomb range. It was thought these would escape deslruclion and could be us^tLto" carry technical equipment fo.p^inejjsuring the effect of Ihe bomb -blast. Walsh emphasized that he does notoppose the tests. But he poinled out that original plans called for possible destruction of $448,000,000 worth of shipping..Other members gave strong support for'President Truman's position thai the lesls musl be held, bul several urged lhal no more ships than absolutely necessary be risked. Sens. James. W. Huffman, D., p., and Scott Lucas, D., 111., have introduced a resolution urging that Ihe tests be cancelled completely. Huffman said ycslcrday at Columbus, O.. that he would continue to push Ihe resolution despite Mr. Truman's atliulde. The' resolution could be called up and offered' as a substitule for Ihe ship aulhorizalion bill when it roaches Ihe floor. The measure already has been aproved by Ihe House. Presidenl Truman said the tcsls were necessary because Ihey "should give us Ihe information which is essential I o intelligent planning in Ihe fulure and an oval- ualion of the effecl of alomlc energy in our defense eslablish- menl." Lucas said, however, that he still opposed the lests although he did not like to disagree /with- the president. -He"saia"he 3id nofbe*-' lieve "that through this tremendous demonstration; af explosive" power- we ''can further We r cause ''of peace." Sen. LeveroU Sallonstall, R:, Mass.,' declared himself in favor of holding the lesls as soon as pos sible. He said a sufficient number of ships should be used to make Ihe underlaking worthwhile, but no more. Son. Peter G. Gerry, D., R. I. pointed out senators cannol be ex- pccled lo vole intelligently on army and navy appropriations and policy measures until information is forthcoming on the from an atomic age army and navy must take. Sen. Thomas C. Harl, R., Conn., former commander of Ihe Asiatic fleet, opposed further delays in conducting the tesls. He said the navy knows lillle about the effecls of an alom bomb on sea power and that such knowledge is essential to future planning. Walsh said Blandy indicated the navy planned to include 10 barges and lighters among the 74 ships. II was said that most of the remaining ships would be scrapped anyway if nol used in Ihe tesls. Original plans called for use of four U. S. balllcships, two car riers, several cruisers and lighter ships. The German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen and Ihe Japanese balllcship Nagalo also were car- marked for Ihe operation. Rose Bowl Film Shown to Rotorions Hope Rplarians mel in Holel Barlow dining room at noon on Friday ., for Iheir regular weekly luncheon meeting when Coach Joe Dildy brought to the members and their guests a moving picture of Ihe Rose Bowl game played January 1, 1946, belween Ihe leams of Southern California and Alabama. The first half of Ihe game was shown in color, the lasl half in black and while. Rotarians invilcd several guests for Ihis program, among them being Dick Watkins, Syd McMath, Benjamin Hyatt, C. L. Harrell, Buddy Evans, Aubrey Albritlon and Lloyd Spencer. o AID PROMISED HENDRIX Conway, April 13 — (^P)— Hendrix College lias been promised a gift of $200,000 by Ihe general education board of New York for Ihe college's million dollar campaign. Dr. Mai L. Ellis, president of Hen drix. said the gift was made on Ihe condition thai the remaining $800,000 is raised. Joinls made wilh animal glue have a tensile strength of more than 5,000 pounds per square inch —twice as strong as wood ilself. The State Police Soy: A liltle horse-sense added to Ihe horse-power helps hold acci- denls down. YOU must furnish the horse-sense to avoid having an Accident. Negotiations Over India's Freedom in Crucial Stage as British Offer Is Considered By DEWITT MACKENZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst The new negotiations over India's freedom from England—one of the greatest and most dangerous of the world's unsolved problems — are verging on their crucial moment . The Brilish cabinel delegation, which reccnlly arrived at New Delhi wilh a fresh offer of independence, has had its consultations wilh Ihe various Indian poll lical parlies. Now the time has arrived for those political organiza- lions to face each olher across the conference table and try lo iron oul differences which have quently have resulted in blood- existed for generations and fre- shed. The London delegation — headed by Lord Pethick-Lawrence, secretary of slale for India, and including Sir Stafford Cripps, who conducled the ill fated mission of 1942 — has notified the Indian public that the lime has come for "decisive con- sullalion between Indian parlies." The slatement characlerizes Ihis as "the mosl importanl phase of the negotiations" and says thai "il is a phase which calls for Ihe utmost efforts from Ihe leading slalcsmen of India and from the cabinet mission lo arrive at a solution acceptable to all sides." That is indeed a moderate description of a volcanic situalion which has crupled with exlreme violence periodically. The Iwo major political parties are the all-India Congress, dominated by Mahatma Gandhi, and the Moslem league, headed by Mahomed AH Jinnah. One of Ihe greal difficulties in the pasl has lain in the facl lhal these parties name of Ihe Moslem league bul along religious lines. They divide not only on polilical affairs speaks for ilself — il is made up of Moslems (Mohammedans). The all India Congress claims lo be ®- non-rcligious, bul it is comprised mainly of Hindus. Tradition has it that these twq religions are like oil and water to each other, and certainly Ihis has" found support in the bitterness of their conflict al times. Still, hav; ' ing spenl much lime in India sludying Ihe posilion, your correspondent is one of those who believe that Moslems and Hindus can and will mix — because he has seen them gelling along together in greatesl amily when there were no busy-bodies aboul to slir up quarrels. Be that as may, one of the greatest difficulties belween the two major parlies lies in tho fact lhat the Hindus out-number ' the Moslems three to one, and the latter under the powerful leadership of Jinnah are fearful of trusl- ing Ihemselves to such a • ma- jorily. The Hindu populalion is roughly 300,000,000 and the Mos' 1cm 100,000,000. Because of this, Jinnah is holding out for "Pakistan", lhal is, an independcnl Moslem slate. The Hindus, on Ihe olher hand, are standing pat for a unified India. The immediate problem, therefore, is to reconcile' the divergent views of Ihe Moslem league and Ihe all-India Congress. When you speak of these two polilical parlies you are, talking about Mahalma Gandhi and Mr. Jinnah. Tnat's how powerful these two great leaders are. I know both of them personally and can teslify that they can be a slub- born pair. However, wilh experl handling I believe India's problem can be solved. And so il is indeed encouraging lo hear from Ihe Bril- ish mission thai il is confident it will be possible lo "to reach thai decision which the people of India so anxiously await and which will be welcomed Ihroughout Ihe world." Jap Parties for Coalition Government By RALPH TEATSWORTH , Tokyo, April 13 —(UP)— Leaders of Japan's .Liberal,,. Progressive .and Social-Domodrdttferparues expressed willingness today to dis cuss formation of a-, coalition, gov crnmcnt as final semi-official election returns gave Ihem 322 of the 466. seals in the diet. Atlenlion was focused on the possible formation of a coalition and on Premier Baron Kjuro Shi- dohara, who has ignored demands lhal his government resign. The three leading conscrvalive parlies piled up an impressivn ma- jorily. Final semi-official tabulation of the 30,000,000 votes cast §ave the Liberals 139 seats, Ihe ocial Democrats 92, Progressives 91, Cooperatives 16, Communsits five, Independents 84 and minor parlies 38. The lolal was only 465 bncause Social Democrat Yoshio Domori failed by 83 votes lo win Ihe minimum lolal required by law, allhough he placed fifth in Ihe contest for five seats in Kukui pre- feclure. A re-election will be held lo determine the fifth seat. Of the total elected, 38 were women and 374 have never served in Ihe Japanese Parliament before. It was learned that Gen. Douglas MacArthur was preparing an analysis of the election lo be published early nexl week before the meeting of the Allied council for Japan scheduled for April 17. MacArthur was especially pleased by the facl lhat so many women were elected, headquarters sources said. Ichiro Haloyama, head of the Liberal parly, said his group would nol demand Ihe immediate resignation of the Shidehara cabi- nel bul that he thought "Ihey should step oul soon." The Japanese press predicted thai a coalilion government would be formed, but warned against ''unexpected political developments" which might be counter, to democratic principlels. The newspaper Asahi commented thai the vote was free, but added that "tho facl that a large proportion of Iho voters stood behind old political influences is demonstrative proof thai rcalilies do nol alter at a jump." o . Candidates for District Offices File Their Pledges Lille Rock, April 13 —(/P)—Curtis L. Ridgway and Earl Witt, both of Hot Springs, prosecuting allor- noy and circuit judge of Ihe Eighteenth Judicial circuit, respectively, filed corrupt practices pledges loclay for re-election. The districl includes Garland and Montgomery counties. S. Marcus Bone, Balesville, filed a corrupt practices pledge for reelection as circuit judge of the Ihird circuit, which includes Stone, Jackson and Independence coun- lies. 3 Servicemen's Transports Due to Dock Today By The Associated Press Two vessels carrying 775 men, are scheduled to arrive today in New York, while 42 more Ironns are due to debark from one ship al San Francisco. One million people were injured in traffic acddenls in 1945. Parole of Hot Springs Prisoner Ordered Revoked Liltle Rock, April 13 — (JP)— -The state parole baord has revoked a parole issued Augusl 1 to Charles Eugene Lamkin of Hat Springs. Lamkin was sentenced from Garland county April 11, 1945, to three years for burglary and grand larceny. His parole was revoked because he left his place of employment wilhoul permission • and his present whereabouls are un known, Parole'Officer E: -B.'Bake'r said. 37-Man Road Committee Is'on Spot' Lillle Rock, April 13 —(UP) — Gov. Ben Laney's 37-man advisory highway committee is on a spot. Between now and its next meeting May 7, il musl devise concrete means of raising $62,200,000 lo replace worn-out highways during the next ten years—a job that even the governor Ihinks borders on Ihe impossible. However, Gov. Laney does believe lhal Ihe committee — which already has heard several suggestions for raising funds — will cryslalizc Ihinking on Ihe highway problem and so focus public al- tcntion that legislators will come to Litlle Rock nexl session with but one purpose in mind—to repair and replace Ihe slate's inadequate roads. The figure was presented to the committee this week by W. H. Sadler, chairman of the State Highway Commission. It does not include maintenance of roads bul covers Ihe cost of replacements alone. The committee discussed several melhods of raising Ihe money but deferred all plans until later. Plans suggested included a half cenl boosl in Ihe state gasoline tax, a $5 use lax for each vehicle, a mileage lax on trucks and buses, a hike in Ihe present three mill lax which' may be levied by coun- lies, equalizalion of property assessments, and allowing counties to vote a privilege tax on all business enterprises. Members of the committee appeared to favor hiking the gasoline tax and the $5 slicker as being among the more painless ways of raising money. However, Ihey lefl the impression thai while Ihey favored a mileage lax on trucks and buses, they dreaded the squawk which Ihe truck and bus operators are sure to raise. One member pointed out, however, thai every trucker probably would benefit more in Strike of Air Pilots Looms for TWA By United Press Litlle progress was reporled today in Ihe governmenl's allempt to resume ncgollalions in the 13- day coal mine strike . Meanwhile, harried federal mediators faced a new strike threat— a walkout scheduled for the week of April 21 by pilots of Transcon- Unenlal and Weslern Air, Inc. Slrikes and induslrial disputes kept 053,000 workers idle. In olher labor development: 1. Thirly-lhousand employes of International Harvester Co. were voting on whether to end their 38 day strike. A new contract, pro- 'viding an 18-cenl hourly wage increase, was approved al Chicago by Ihe Harvesler council of the United Farm Equipment Workers, (CIO), 2. Movement of trucks inlo Louisville, Ky., and the shipment of frieght to and from the city .was hailed by an "unauthorized walkout" of about 1,000 AFL truck drivers and dockmen. 1 3. Negotiations on an "erplora lory basis" were resumed in the prolonged strike against Wesling- house Electric. 4. -A government fact-finding board decided lo hold hearings beginning nexl Friday in San Francisco on the threalened walkout of CIO longshoremen al Pacific coast porls. In Ihe coal slrike, mine opera tors told Secretary of Labor Lewis B. Schwellenbach that they feared the granling of tonnage assessments -lo the United Mine Workers (AFL) for a heallh and welfare fund would sel a precedenl for plher unions' lo follow. < UMW President John L. Lewis reporledly had told Schwellenbach .that the tonnage essessment musl !be granled if Ihe slrike is to be settled. The union demands 10 •cents a Ion lo be paid inlo a fund, administered by Ihe union, for hos- pilalizalion and care of injured and aged miners. Operalors believed thai if they granted the assessments unions in the steel aulomobile and olher in- ffuslries would make similar de- hiands. v In Ihe trucking dispule, • Virgil Denlon assislanl business agent for the local drivers' union, des cribed the walkout as "absolutely iinaulhorized." The strike affecled ^nore lhan 40 trucking companies, and the'walkout of'dockmen dis- pted freight shipments because ig,lik,cQ.uld^not,: bH'^ded or un lo'aded from trucks. " " ' The strike presumably .was a protest, against failure of the truck ing companies 'to grant a promised warre increase/and to maintain a 48-nour week. In the airline dispule, Presidenl David L. Behncke of Ihe Airline Pilots Associalibn (AFL), informed Ihe Nalional Railway me dialion board lhal members had voted 812 to 9 in favor of a walkout to supporl demands for wage increases. A strike would tie up service on Transcontinental and Weslprn's 28,270-mile syslcm of do meslic and foreign routes. Pilots and cb-pilots now earn from $2,760 to $13,300 per year. They were de manding a lop scale of $15,000 lo $16,000 on belter paying runs. The Westinghouse Eleclric conferences covered employes of the firm's lamp division in New Jer sey and West Virginia. Negolia- lions between Ihe company and Ihe CIO Uniled Elcclrical Workers had been conducled for the pasl Iwo days and were scheduled to resume Tuesday. Dead Pilot Identified as Nebraskan Little Rock, April 13 — tUP)- The pilot of an ill-faled PT-17 thai crashed into Ihe Arkansas river near Con way ycslerday was iden lified here loday as Capl. Leslie R. Rudd of Grand Island, Neb. The body was recovered late lasl night by searching parties from Adams field here, and was taken to the slation hospital al Camp Robinson. Although no details of the accident were available, Major George C. Oyler, Adams field commanding officer, reported that witnesses said Ihe lighl plane slruck a power line and dived inlo Ihe vehicle maintenance costs by improved roads than he would spend i n'rancTYsTW in higher laxes. Uiand Island. Hiking the three mill tax came in for discussion, bul Ihe committee members said lhal under Ihe present assessmenl system any hike in laxcs would probably be off-sel by a corresponding lower ing of property values. The committee agreed to a man Rudd was on a routine ferrying flight from Tulsa, Okla., to Mo bile, Ala., and was slalioned at Love Field in Dallas, Texas. A military escorl from Ihe Texas air inslallation was expecled lo accompany Iho body lo Nebraska. Records indicated thai the pilot's nearest relative is his fath- lhat some sort of legislalive aclion will be needed lo raise Ihe $62,200,000, bul tabled a suggestion thai a special session of Ihe legislature be culled to speed Ihe process. And jusl lo keep the record straight, il musl be. pointed out lhat money for the 92,000 miles of county roads is nol included in the $62,200,000 figure .Estimalcs on Iho lotal needs of the county roads were not placed before the group. Bul Judge Cy Bond of CriHenden County said his counly needed $6,000,000 for roads and thai Mississippi Counly needs $8.000,000. Ol course, as Ihe judge jokingly add- Rudd, Senior, of Auto Licenses in 1946 Have Already Passed All of '45 Little Rock, April 13 — W>— Arkansas has collected more automobile license fees since Jan. than it did in all of 1945 and the last Iwo months of 1944, Grank Clancy, motor vehicle division supervisor, has reported. Lasl year $3,832,521.99 in auto fees was collected. This year's remittance from Ihe same source tolals $3,834,000. SHOE PLANT FOR WYNNE Wyonnc, April 13—W>—A group of Wynne business men mcl here lasl night and pledged $50,000 lo a fund lo construct a building for a shoe factory. ,—ns Associated. press . _INtA)—Means N«wsoao«r Enterorlse. Ass'n. PRICE 5c COPY Decisive Action on New Draft Law Near in the House Today Naples Something for All Italy to Be Ashamed of, So the Italians Tell Hal Boyle is slill sack." By HAL' BOYLE Naples, April 13 — (IP)— Naples •"" Ihe world's civic "sad If Ihe world's melropolises were rated on the stock market .Naples would be selling at zero. It is even disowned by the northern Ilalians who also speaks of il as "Ilaly's shame," or Ihe-"cesspoll of Ilaly.' Some refuse to admit that Naples is in Italy at all, and there is an old saying thai "Africa begins 20 miles soulh of Rome." Mussolini himself could nol clean up the Neapolitans or cure them of their lifelong cynicism and happy go lucky aplilude for depravily Naples is jusl a throwback to Paris in the days of Francois Villon — cily thai never quile grew out the Middle Ages. II is a place where mosl people prefer lo do nolhing for Ihem selves, if Ihey think they can get anyone else to do for Ihem. II is a place where thousands would ra Iher work all day selling fake cameos than they would spend 15 minules washing an honesl window. II is Ihe home grounds for all Ihe confidence sprawned. rackets ever In a half hour's walk through its slreels you can meel more Ihieves, liars, racketeers, chiselers, cut- Ihroals, gamblers, ingenious beggars and short change arlisls of all fairly happy, hungry and good- natured — than any place. I guess that's why I like Naples so well. You meet more interesting people there than anywhere except in i=ii Naples is Sing Sing without i is a legend thai a com- miltee once set out to find and reward an honesl Neapolitan. After walls. There months of search the commitlee finally localed a decrepit old man, who seemed to fill the bill. When told the nalure of the reward being preferred him, he became very in- dignanl. "You mislake me for a Neapoli- Ian?" he roared. "I am a visitor from Padua." 'When the American army firsl enlered Naples in October 1943 the slreels were ankle deep in fillh and Ihe people wrelched. Streets are cleaner nok, bnt the people remain wrelched. They likely will remain so unless they change their philosophy of life, or cease trying to outbreed the insect world. War cannot be blamed for all Iheir Iroubles. The slreels have been repaired, most of the debris piles have been removed, but il will lake more than a superficial face lifting to reslore Naples wrinkled, unrepentant heart. ' Poverty is widespread and truly predatory. Children are born to parents whose own views were twisled from birlh. There is much deep family love bul little civil re- ponsibility, less civic pride. Neapolitans take to the black market like a tomcat to a stranded fish. If there were six people left in Naples and food enough for 20 two would corner the supply and sell it on the black markel to the other four. And after a while one black market operator would find his partner was stealing from him. Naples needs food. There is no doubt a large part of ils population lives always on the edge of starvation. But as much as food il needs a new Hercules to clean this stable of Ilaly. OPA Files 47 Lawsuits in March During March Ihe Office of Price Adminislralion in Lillle Rock filed 47 civil suils in which a lotal of $125,374 in damages is asked for price ceiling violations. 'Leading the list is meat in which 12 treble damage suils were filed, a lolal of $28,425 being sought. Eleven suits were filed against aulomobile dealers and individuals handling used cars in which Ireble aggregating $30,506 are cases of alleged rent damages asked. Fifteen ...._... ..... overcharges were filed lotaling $18,941. During the month judgmenls lotaling $2,651 and seltlemenls wilhoul suil aggregaling $796 are reported by OPA. Ten injunctions against price offenders were granted lo OPA during Ihe month; while the agency withdrew 15 injunction petilipns for various reasons and lost five in- junclion cases in court. Eight grocery slores and one restaurant were suspended for carrying lengths of lime from handling sugar because of violation of ration regulations. Two bills of criminal information were filed during March. Two other criminal cases against OPA violators resulted in convictions. o Rusty Nail Catches Child and Saves Him From Drowning Chicago, April 13— rusly nail protruding from a piling along the Chicago river probably saved the life of three-year old Ernest Tiederman yesterday. Ernest and his sister Irene, 5, were playing along Iho river bank when he sliped and fell toward Ihe icy water. The nail caughl him by Ihe seal of his rompers, suspending him above Ihe water. Anthony Abbotl, a bridge tender who witnessed the accident, rescued Ihe boy. He lold Ernest's parents if he hadn't caughl on the nail he would have been unable to reach him in lime, o- Bond Auxiliary Urges Attendance 7:30 Monday Night A special called meeting of the Band Mothers and Fathers will be held at the Band building Monday night at 7:30. If you are interested in your son or daughter having a new uniform don'l miss Ihis meeting. Legislation to Return State Its Silver Completed Washington, April 13—(/P)—Legislation authorizing transfer of the U.S.S. Arkansas' silver service lo Governor Ben Lancy was completed yesterday and went to 1hc | While House. Tree-Planting . „- _, The Kopman - Woracck Shoe, ed, what the counlies need and Manufacturing Co., St. Louis, had other trophies aboard Ihe Arkan what they gel arc Iwo differenl j agreed lo locate here provided cili ... . . Continued on Page Three .'Uensi erected a 80,000 building. Arkansas also seeks several sas, slated to be a target in the atomic bomb lests. at Courthouse •The Garden clubs of HOpe will sponsor at:3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the courthouse Ihe planting of .two memorial, magnolia -trees in honor of :lhe • service men and women of Hempstead county in World War II, James H. Pilkinlon and Royoe Weisenberger'will' deliver the memorial addresses. The program will be opened by the invocation, followed by "America,", played by Hope High School Band and sung by Ihe galhering. Mayor Albert Graves will then be inlroduced, followed by Mr. Pilkinlon's address.. Mrs. Tully Henry and Ted Jones will sing a duel, "Trees"; a'flei which Mr. Weisenberger will speak Mrs. Rosa Polk Crews will read one of her memorial poems; the band will play "The Star Spangled Banner", benediction will be pronounced, and the service will be closed with the sounding of "Taps. 1 o Taxes to Drop as Demands for Funds Do Washington, April 13 — (#) ^ Presidenl Truman's asserlion lha "we are on the way loward a balanced budgel" prompted Capilo Hill's No. 1 lax aulhorily today to declare: "Now, if the people will quit running to Washington for money, we can reduce taxes." But Chairman Dougton (D-NC) of Ihe powerful House Ways anc Means Commitee tempered his lax-cuting forecasl by telling reporters Ihe prospecl is slim foi any further reductions Ihis year. Mr. Truman, too, cautioned against hasly action, saying in his statement revising previous estimates of the governmenl's fisca' position thai Ihe existing tax structure must be maintained "for Ihe present." "We are well on the highroad to full peacetime production," the president said, adding: "II is the aim of our fiscal pol icy to balance the budgel for 1947 and to retire national debt in boom times such as these. In our present fight against inflation, fiscal policy has a vital role lo play. A continuation of our present policy, which is lo inainlain the exisling tax structure for Ihe present, and to avoid nonessential expenditures is the best fiscal contribution we can make to economic stability." Mr. Truman reported that the federal deficit for Ihe fiscal ycar ending June 30 now is expected to be $7,000,000,000 below the January estimate — or a tolal of aboul $21,700,000,000. Receipts are run ning $4,300,000,000 higher than estimated, and expenses 2,600,000,000 lower. His next report estimated lhat expenditures during the fiscal year will amount to aboul $64,700,000, 000. More lhan 12.000,000 documents of the governments of the United Slates and Greal Britain in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations are being duplicated for historical records. By DEAN W. DITTMER Washinglon, .April 13' —(UP)— The House scheduled decisive ac ion loday on draft extension even as it groped for some last-minute 'oul that would make its decis- on more acceptable to the voters. Congressional enthusiasm for anything short of a flat draft ex- ension made it unlikely that the army would get its request for a ull year's conlinuance until May 5, 1947. The House military com- millee recommended only a nine- nonlhs exlension unlil Feb. 15, .y^ /. Slrongcst senliment seemed to be piling up behind proposals to exempt 'leen-agers from the draft or declare a five-months "holiday from • inductions. Either nignl be more acceplable to a Congress wilh one eye cocked on he approaching November •• elections. House Democratic leaders found strong'support for a proposal by -hairman Andrew J. May, D Ky., of the House Military .'Affair's committee to exempt 18 and 19- year-old .youths from the draft. They reported that sentiment almost was as strong for a prodbsal by Rep. Carl ;Vinson, D., Ga., to continue the .act until Feb. 15, 1947, but suspend inductions from May 15 to Oct. 15 to see if volunteers would meet army manpower needs. :..... An army spokesman said the armed forces would not suffer a great shortage of men if- inductions were halted for five months provided they could be resumed in event quotas could not be main- lamed. But he said the May proposal would be crippling. "We have most of the men we can use in the group above 20 years of age," he said. "If we are prohibited from inducting 18 and 19-year-olds, we will be up against it." p The situation would be even worse, he said, if the House okays other proposals for which' there is strong sentiment They would bar drafting of fathers, limit length of service io 18 months, and require discharge of , all draflees who have .served 18 months. Army hopes of a flat draft extension also faced a.move by some members to foresfall a vole' until . pay .has been increased ow rria'ny volunleers could be obtained. . . ....;.. ,.,.-., .,.,, ;.(., ; Both the House and^Senate tary cpmmillees> .have' re'com- • mended bills which .would give servicemen substanlial 'pay hikes] The Senale commitlee, however' 'went along wilh the administra- > tion s request .for a .full- year's draft • extension but added ' some limilalions. . , < • . . . nu> • Opponenls of the move'to .dilute? ' the drafl argued, however, 'that > no men would be inducted atiy-,' way if requirements could be'met by voluntary enlislrhents. "This is just a precaulionary measure'' said. Rep.- James W. Wadsowrth, Rep. -John ' J, Sparkman, D., Al^., said il Was a "safeguard." Bolh declared -that Congress could no tafford.to gamble'with the national security. • "If we'axe strong, ,the Germans will .know it," Wadsworlh said. "The Japs will know it , and those olher elements in the world who not afford to gamble with Ihe nation — they will know il." Vinson said he set the draft "holiday" date at Oct. 15 in -his proposal so Congress could not be accused of holding up inductions until after the November elections. His proposal once was approved and' : then rejecled by the military committee. '."We don't w'a'nt to play politics with our national defense," Vinson isaid, "but' many of us are co«'viriced ; thai''wilh increased pay and an..'enlistirient campaign, the .War ' Department can get all the ijianpoWer ,11 heeds," Vinson 'said his suggestion, "whjch'- would permit the president to put Ihe drafl machinery inlo operalion after Oct. 15 in event requirements were not met, was worth a try. He said the services would suffer no hardship during thai period. The army has said it will need 1,070,000 men by July 1, 1947 to meet military commitments at home and abroad. The navy wants 558,000 men and the marine corps 108;000. South 'Economic Stepchild', Laney Tells Tulsa Group Tulsa, Okla., April 13—(fl 5 )—Governor Ben Laney of Arkansas told, the Interstate Oil Compact Commission here last night lhat the Soulh is "Ihe economic slepchild No. 1." "All we want is an even break," he asserled, adding lhal "we are ready and willing lo push our natural advantages which have been used in the past by those who were in a position to exploit what we had." The governor said he believed the South was aware of its abilily and opporlunilies and "will be able 10 throw off Ihe economic bonds that have bound us in the past and move forward wilh certainty and confidence. Laney assailed inequality of freight rales and federal control of 011 and gas ."We still believe in state's righls," he asserled. o CANDIDATE ANKpUNCES Little Rock, April 13—1*1— Ben M. Mc'Cray of Bcnlon has announced his candidacy for prosecuting attorney in the seventh dis- tricl, composed of Grant, Saline and Hot -pring counties. He filed his corrupt practices pledge yes- icrday.

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