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•WWWHSifWCB'St f ""A/SSl t. ? I a I ti li ' ^-^ , v ' ^f«9e HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Would Diet America to Help Europe ^Washington, April 17 —(UP)— President Truman today cndors- ea*as a wonuermt idea a proposal! to have this country go on .?. dras-1 tically restricted diet two days a j week in order to help starving 1 people of the world survive. Mr. Truman endorsed the plan when he was asked at a news conference how he felt about a suggestion that America on one day a week go on a diet similar to the present average European diet. The president said he thought it was a wonderful idea and that he would like to make it two days a week for as long as the food emergency abroad exists. He said with emphatic conviction that it would be good for the American people to know how Eufope is eating. He added that enough food is wasted every day in this country to satisfy the needs of the starving people of the world. _ o Sorghum plants were first introduced into the United States from France in 1855. ADVENTURES IN SPACE: The Story of Radar No. 14: Ghostly Echoes Do you come over here much?" "Oh, on and off." And after a while she said, "Kven when you don't come, you n'>v«ys know It's here. You can hear it, roarln', and even If you couldn't hoar U, you'd sttll know It was here. You don't ever ciuite forget it." He snld, "1 can Imagine, Per- laps that's what 1 was talking about." Debby asked then, "Have you jot a watch?" He took out his watch and said, "It's half past eleven." "Gee, I got to be gelling home." "What about the dog?" "Oh, 1 guess he'll come home nil right—when he gets hungry.'' He smiled cheerfully and said "My name is Joel Eumler. Perhaps I'll be seeing you at the Wyman's some lime." Debby nodded «nd started up the bank. BY DAVH> DIETZ Noted Science "Writer; Author of "Atomic Knergy In the Coming Km," Etc. (Written /or NEA Service) (1) Every airport in the near future will be equipped with a radar upon its control tower". This always will be used by the control officer, whether the- weather is clear or cloudy. For on the oscillograph screen he will have at all times a complete picture of the vicinity and the exact location of every plane within 50 miles or so of the airport. This should prove of the utmost aid in. issuing orders to incoming and outgoing planes and in directing traffic. (2) The steady stream of ore boats and other freight-carrying craft on the Great Lakes will be greatly aided by the use of radar. The whole stream of traffic sometimes comes to a stop when foggy weather makes it necessary for ships to anchor outside the entrance to the locks at Sault Ste. Marie, for example. Radar would enable ships to keep their distance from each other as well as to locate the proper channel. Thus they could be kuot moving through the fog. (3) Radar will have -its lighter side in the future. It may be of use to hunters in tracking down game. Wild geese flying at night have been tracked by radar operators on the eastern coast of England. They were shown so ac- • curately on the scone used by the British Army Occupational Research Group that their speed of travel relative to the ground could be measured. This was done in 1941 while radar was successfully turning away the Nazi Luft- waffe during its raid on England. 1 (4) Radar echoes produced by birds worried the Germans, especially just prior to Invasion Day. The echoes camo with curious frequency from the air over the mouths of rivers. Objects causing these echoes seemed to be traveling at high speed, giving the jittery Nazi the idea that the objects were planes spearheading the invasion. It was first thought the echoes might have vesultcd from cloud banks. Now the British suspect more reasonably that the echoes were caused by waterfowl enter-' ing the river mouths for fish. TOMORROW; Radar Goes to BikinU Seek Ex-Pilot ! With Stolen Airplane By CHARLES GUNTER Jefferson City, Mo.. April 17 — (UP)—Police in surrounding states were warned today to be on the lookout for an ex-army pilot who escaped police under fire and fled in a stolen airplane. A state police broadcast described tne man as Vernon Simpson, 21, who previously had escaped from the Wichita Falls, Tex., jail where ho was being held pending removal to the Texas penitentiary on a burglary conviction. Simpson last night dodged police bullets here after he and a companion, Billy Gene Cauble, 19. also of Wichita Falls, had been arrested on suspicion of robbery. Cauble, who was apprehended, told officers his companion had intended to steal a plane at Jefferson City. Instead, Simpson showed up at Columbia. 35 miles north of here in a stolen car, and asked airport attendants for permission to look at a- plane belonging to R. E. Lucas, Jr., owner ot a Columbia book- stpre. A field maintenance msn became suspicious as Simpson approached the plane and called police. • While he was on the telephone, Simpson hopped into the craft and tuned up. the engine. The maintenance man, Morris McKinzie, rushed back to the field, jumped onto the wing of the plane and grabbed the youth by the hair. Simpson gunned the motor and knocked McKinzie to the ground. Airport officials described the plane as a BT 13 (Vultee) NC 57577 single engine, silver-colored with blue stripes. They said Simpson had enough fuel for four hours tfly- ing which would give him approximately 600 miles. That would mean that the plane probably had been forced down or crashed by 10:27 a. m. CST, since Simpson took off at 6:27. The state police broadcast described the youth as weighing 160 pounds, with blue eyes, and a dark stubble. When last seen he was wearing a black suit, o Beatings in Army Camp Ordered London, April 17 —(/P)—Two former guards at the U. S. Army de- '& ! By WILLIAM MAIER Copyright by William Malcr; ""if Distributed by NEA SERVICE, INC. THE STORY: Gun-wise Debby Weeks of Cape Cod still acts and tcntion camp at Lichfield testified dresses like a tomboy at 19. Her today that GI prisoners were bent- sister Agnes warns her she'll en there at the specific instructions 1 never find a husband unless she of camp officers during the winter of 1944-45. changes her ways. Ellie, Agnes' husband, drops a bombshell when 0 ... DOUBLE YOUR SAVINGS) TOMATO JUICE Country Club 46 oz. can CIGARETTES All Popular Brands Ctn. ADMi RATION - Ib. PA AS EGG DYE . pkg. lOc For Colorful Easter Eggs SPAGHETTI . Ib. box 12c R & F—Tender, Firm MACARONI R & F Elbow- . 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"It's high lime for Congress lo take back the authorily il delegated to organizations like OPA" Riecke asserted that now thai Ihe war'is over "Ihere'is no reason for selling articles under the' cost of production." Production, he said, would not pick up until OPA was discontinued. o '• House Votes to End OPA This Year Washington, AprillV — (/P) — Whittling away at OPA, the House 'approved today a proposal to I wind up the agency's food sub- jsidy program by the end of this iyear. The amendment would compel OPA to reduce subsidy payments ting oul of the food subsidy busi- OPA to reduce subsidy payments by 25 percent each 45 days, getting out of the food subsidy business by January 1. Washington, April 17 — OT—The House today wrote into price control exlensipn legislation a "reasonable profit" guarantee for producers, processors, distributors and retailers. It adopted by a standing vote of 200 to 112, subject to a later roll- call count, an amendment to prohibit the OPA from establishing maximum prices on any commod- uling costs, plus a "reasonable production, processing or distrib- ily lhal do not reflect current profit." Offered by Rep. Wolcot (R- Mich), the proposal was assailed by Rep. Monroney (D-Okla) as a "wrecking amendment." Adminis- Iralion leaders fought it fiercely. Earlier the House tentalively voled, 171 to 144 to limit OPA's new lease on life to nine monlhs instead of the twelve requested by Presidenl Truman. Wolcoll offered i lhat amendment also. i Republicans supported both of iWoleol's amendmenls almosl lo Testifying in defense of Staff Sgt. | he announces he has invested al- James M. Jones, of Muskogee, most their entire savings in a Okla., charged . with assaulting $7000 fire insurance policy for the prisoners, Sgt. Judson H. Smilh of i old house the three of tnem live Cumberland.. Ky., lold an army i in. Next morning Ellie nnd Debby court martial that the object of the!take the new bird-dog, whicn camp's policy "was to make life so ' Debby has named Bull, tor n trial miserable for the prisoners that j run. The dog disappears, they would prefer to go to combal IV "You slaying at the Wymans?' He nodded -again. She thought for a while anc then she chuckled. "Who said 1 wasn't so dumb as I looked?" "Ann. And Bart said the Cape wouldn't be what it is wilhhou' you," "They're my good friends,' Debby said. After a while he asked, "How She had been right about Bull. When she got back to the house, he was already there. (To Be Continued) 0 So They Soy We can find our way through to lasting pcac.e, Uic peoples ot the woild want peace and we must build upon Ihis common bond. —Harold E. Slassen, former Gov ernor of Minnesota. Volntary measures alone, no mailer how energetically they arc pursued, are not enough. They can be helpful, but after food has boon removed into civilian consumption channels it is too late to recapture it for shipment abroad. —Herbert H. Lehman, retiring UN.'tRA Director General. Russia ought lo have the right under a treaty to a porl on Ihe Dardanelles and the Baltic. It should have access lo the ports on the ground that it is a mailer i economic development. I do n sec in connection with this any question of territorial aggrandizement. —Dr. Nicholas " Murray Butler, President Emeritus of Columbia University. It is disgraceful that we aren't well nlong with an Industrial program using this method (ntornle energy). Within 10 yours Russia nnd England will hnve major industrial atomic power plants in operation. —Dr. Wendell Lnltimer, U. of California scientist. Nine out of 10 men who want to remain here and get Army com missions are Ihe types. —American Military officer In Germany, o least desirable Government HOOVER IN GREECE Athens, April 17 —W)— Herbert Hoover declared today food ships should be diverted from Britain to relieve the critical food situation In Greece, which he termed the worst he liad seen since he lit Poland. Ho expressed faith in the UNRRA organization in Greece, describing it as "very efficient anxj capable." PJ Hoover snid he would release ^a report on the whole European food situation upon his arrival in Cairo Inter this week. Delightfully Fragrant Everything BRIGHT with.... MXIEWHITE -CLEANSER and NOW.... DIXIE WHITE ana »J1IL WASHING P O W D E R for KITCHEN-LAUNDRY whcr«»ot GOOD SOAP li nieded docs it feel lo walking distance of live within this thing?" rather than stay house." in Ihe guard- After breakfast Debby out looking for Bull. She The trial was interrupted briefly walked to the east, toward the when Smith wept while testifying | high land, feeling somehow that that a three-year sentence he re-1 Bull would be running on the ceived several weeks ago on a | beach on u morning like this. charge of mistreating Lichfield prisoners blotched an dtherwtee spotless army record of ten years. T-5 Ellis D. Adcock ot Hot Springs, Ark., another former Lichfield guard, testified that the beating of "repeaters"—prisoners He indicated the ocean with his i hand. went Debby hesitated. "Fells— all right." They stood side by side, looking, and then Debby said soberly. "Feels good." "I should think it would." He screwed his face up, .as though '' nurl n ' m lo ln ' n ' < - "What is it about n place like this that makes you feel excited and at the same time as though there was no point She walked slowly, her hunds in her poc!-:ets, scanning the hills impassively. When she finally turned and went into the woods it was like j iu'worrying"aboi!ranything'"" walking through a door into a ' • room that was filled with thick- returned to the detention camp two | scented fragrance. But gradually or more times—was routine. the trees became poorer and She looked at him curiously. She knew what he was talking about, all right; she had found out about what the ceach could do for lo worrying big." guess it's because it's so she snid. "You ear*v.do He said once curing an inspec- sparser, with frequent open glaclas you wncn vou ^ „„„.,.,.„ lion of the camp he was instructed of matted grass. Ihen she was i about things'. She smiled thought- by camp officers lo hide 15 pris-j climbing across an open belt of | f u u v - . . . oners who were marked from beat- desolate, bush-studded sand that' ngs or who were believed likely! was hot through the soles of her to complain to the inspecting offi- i sneakers, cers. He said he kept this group in the guard house coal dump all day. Rock Island Rail Strike Canceled Cleveland, April 17—(/P)— A. F. Whitney, president of the brotherhood of railroad trainmen, today called off a strike against the. Rock Island system pending the findings of the emergency board appointed by President Truman. Whitney said he had telegraphed J. A. Rash, deputy BRT president, in Kansas City to cancel the scheduled walkout at 6 p. m. tonight against the 14-statc railroad system. The board is toreport to the president within 30 days. o And then abruptly she came'out on tne edge ol the blutf, and there lay the wide, white beach below her. And the clean blue Atlantic. There was a man on the beach. She hadn't noticed him at .first, because he was down the beach a way. When she lirsl saw him, he was standing with his buck to the water, looking up at he/. His hair was almost exactly the color of the wet sand behind him, and it was uncombed and unruly. He waved his arms and pointed up the beach. There wasn't any path down the bank, but Deboy picked a diagonal line that didn't look too steep and ran down, sinking up to her ankles in sliding sand with each step. When she got to the bottom, the man was coming toward her from the edge of the water. "Your dog was here," he suid, hour ago. anything about it. Those combers arc gonna keep right on co'mnig no mailer what you do,, so why He laughed. "Maybe .that's it. MEALS TASTE BETTER WHEN YOU SERVE BLUE RIBBON BREAD GROCERS and CITY BAKERY If you're still "tRYINCT you Aaverit tried Admiration One "comparison test'" will lead you to the finest cup of coffee in America. Compare Admiration with any'coffee anywhere under any circumstances - and no other coffee but Admiration will ever again satisfy you! Kroger Selected FRYING CHICKENS Grade A, Dressed and Drawn Lb. 57c Michigan Health Program Praised at Medical Meet Litlle Rock, April 17 — (/P) — Plans designed lo encourage private practice of medicine and minimize legislated health care were outlined to the Arkansas Medical Association here today by Dean Hardy A. Kemp of Wayne University's College of Medicine, Detroit. Dr. Kemp explained the Michigan state medical society's plan for providing medical care for beneficiaries of the Veterans Administration. Under the Michigan plan, he said, veterans with servico-cor.i' nected disabilities may receive care under doctors of their choice. It is not necessary, he said, for the veterans to visit regional VA offices for examinations or to go to veterans hospilals. Dr. King Wade of Hot Springs, previously named as president- elect, was elevated to the prea- PORK BRAINS Ib. 20c TEXAS ONIONS . 3 Ibs 23c SKINNED WHITING Ib. 24e LARGE CALAVOS 2 for 33c POTATOES 10 bag GUARANTEED the man. They svere joined by a few southern Democrats as the co- aliiion took temporary conlrol of Ihe price control legislation. Earlier the House refused to kill OPA on June 30, defeating 178 to 34 a motion by Ren- Rankin (D-Miss) to strike out the enacting clause of Ihe OPA extension 'bill. | Rankin shouted to the House, "if you want lo deslroy Ihe con- I :fidence of the American people in • their government, just continue • Ihis communistic OPA." i Scores of olher amendments ; proposing fan-reaching revisions , of OPA still are pending. On the leller vole on Rankin's motion, reporters counlcd only 32 republicans and two democrats ,for it. j The House rejected today by an overwhelming 178 to 34 teller vote i a motion proposing to kill off leg- i islation to continue OPA. I The first tesl vote on the bill lo i keep Ihe agency alive a year bei yond June 30 came on a motion by Rep. Rankin (D-Miss) to strike oul the enacting clause. Rankin' shouted to the House, i "if you want lo destroy the con! fidence of the American people in their government, just continue th's communistic OPA." On the teller vote. reporters counted only 32 republicans and wo Ufcimierats for the motion. idcncy of the Arkansas association at its final session today. The House then proceeded toward action on various proposals for amendments of the OPA law. but left about a He went that way." He motioned with his head in the direction lie had been pointing. Debby asked, " How did you know 1 was looking for my dog?" And then, looking up at him in amazement, "How did you know he was my dog?" He laughed. His eyes were gray. "There's only one dog in the world lhal looks like that." "I know," she said, "but look—" She motioned helplessly with hoi- open palms. "You never saw him before. And you never saw me before—" He slopped her with his upturned hand, like a traffic cop. "Thai's whore you're wrong. I've seen you both' before. And furthermore, 1 know all about you. Your name is Deborah Weeks, /on were born up around Boston somewhere, but you moved to the Cape at a very early .age, so you're ahnost a Cape Codder but not quite. You live with your brother- in-law, who is a card it' there ever was one. And you yourself arc not so dumb as you look." Debby was listening stolidly, her face expressionless. He stopped, •nnd she just stood there arid looked at him. He smiled. "You're the Lady Animal Trainer," he said. She looked at him 'u minute more. Then she smiled too, her mildly amused, unsclfconscioui> smile, "You were in one of those curs," .she said. He nodded. "Which ono?" "Bart Wyman's." PHONE 1125 FOR RESERVATIONS Located 1/2 Mile East of Hope on Highway 67 FEATURING.,. • Good Steaks ® Chicken Dinners • Bottle Drinks • Sandwiches of ail Kinds Two Private Dining Rooms —— Open from 5 P. M. to Midnight — DANCING NIGHTLY Dancing Only $1 per couple Dinner & Dance No Cover Charge Robert Allen Milton Eason PHONE 1125 FOR RESERVATIONS miration **• 0 u r D o i I y •* *"i-*tw a & * M *MiW)rJW* * Br Sliced Thin If ffc. Idifor Alex. H, W.ihburn Here's the Only' ! Known Way to Beat Inflat With the end of 'the tonal securities *%me from "Wai B Savings Bonds—and not, people are still bu large quantities. Une April 15th news Arkansas ot'ticc of the Department reports that ,___„ sales of IS, F and G Savings Bofttw totaled $11,347,14? For Jniuiaiyii year ago total sales weie only SU4,X| 45B,50y. Which leads to 'this <$H-f vation by the Treasury ment: v "Thus the salosllW<Sfe miately 80 pei cent W the sales of a year ago when the aimM loices of the nation were engego» > victories over both Germ-H-J -'A Japan. The nation sold •> '.'-. . " DUO in th first quarter ol ••$ ( -a-, in contrast to sales of -^ '* '>,UUO,OUU lor the same months , t, J4o." This is our one hop 1 -- 1 of averting disastrous inflation in America— that tne people, iriuMened by the fictitious, rise in uoth goods and real estate, will reluse to buy anything they don't absolutely hw.-e to have, and put their money into i.gwernment oonds instead. No matter wh><l hnppans government bonds v ill . c good. You en- turn them i..',o "asn. The same can't be saui ol. :i..ytmng else 1 can think ot rignt now. And when prices are too high thai'' the time to put your money away--and wait lor a buyer's market. The citizen who does this will benefit notnot only his country but himself. He will help take the press- V J,*j • -"« Hope Star WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Fair and warmer this afternoon and tonight. Saturday partly cloudy little change in lenv peratures. NO. 1.59 Star of Hoot. 1899: Pr«ls, 1927. Consolidated January IS. 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1946 (AP)—M»oni Associated INEA)—Means Newsbcotr EntftrbrlM A*'n. PRICE 5c COPY ure off war-crazed economy, helping bring nearer the day when prices arc more normal; and he'll ;Jjlp himself, because when the time docs come to buy he will have the money—that easy money which some people are now throwing away. *• * * By JAMES HRASHER What Price Fame? .... Army {esenled Congress n to pi event such fiver valley flood ihe in 1945 representa- ...,_„ — gioups in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana havi endorsed the plan which now is before the House committees on rivers and harbors and flood control . The. only dissenters were a rail- '•nad spokesman, who questioned --. v-sdorn of spending funds 'o; a canal along the lower part of the river, and representatives of the department of the interior, who requested opportunity for further studies > U the Rivers and Harbors hear- ig Tuesday the Interior Department suggested the proposed canal might draw enough water i'rom 'he main river lo damage fish life . nd limit amounts available further up stream for irrigation and other purposes At a flood control hearing yesterday, Jack Dixon, director of project planning for the Reclamation Bureau, testified army engineers in their flood control report said six dams proposed for upper tributaries of the Red river would be built for flood control only. But the engineers' report lo the Rivers and Harbors committee indicated Northern Democrats Plot on How to Regain House Control They Lost to Southerners By JAMES. F. DONOVAN Washington, April 19 •-. (UP) — Northern New Deal , Democrats girded themselves today for a long, up-hill flight with Southern conservatives over control of the parly in the House. They conceded readily that right now the southern bloc is riding high, thanks largely to their smashing victory at the Democratic caucus Tuesday night. But they said the victory may be short lived. "The Southerners are actually a minority in the House," one Northerner said, had all our "And I believe-if we boys there and our strategy on the caucus was a bit more definite, we could have won. Anyway, their joy still may be short-lived.' ' The Southerners, however, could see few clouds on their political horizon. They displayed their political power when they forced the parly caucus to approve a resolution calling for the appointment of an 11-man "liaison"' committee to keep the Democratic national,com mitee trom heckling Deal congressmen. anti-New these dams, would be Dixon said multi-purpose 'Who's Who" is a valuable publication, but hardly what you'd call snappy or provocating. H never occurred to us that anyone would study it, or, having done so, reach some ominous conclus- -^«ns. But that's exactly what's hap- The bearer of the heavy tidings is Dr. Mapheus Smith, educator, author, sociologist ol the Selective Service system, and, of course, listed in "Who's Who." He has risen from his study of this thicJ: volume of American biography with the sobering announce, that fame is unhealthy. I%fe says it is likely to carry " ' Oil before his time. .(pur natural impulse, ... 0 this, was to lock the office, throw. , the key away, stop trying , to \wnount to something, and just con? centrate on living out pur-normal life span. But befell s'Ucc'cirnVSlkg'" to the impulse, we decided to dip Into "Who's Who" and confirm our worst suspicions. The dip, we are happy to report, leit us somewhat refreshed. In the brief timo that we dared spare, we decided to samply the first 100 Smiths in the book. "Who's Who" is full of Smiths, and wo didn't get over as far as Smith, Crames) Mapheus. But our sample rmd afford what might seem a typical estimate of longevity and distinction, as represented by the typical and prolific tribe of which Dr. J. Mapheus is a member. The first 100 Smiths, we found, have an average age of 61, as against the average American's life expectancy of 65 years. That didn't seem too high a price for fame. And when you reflect that the roster pf "Who's Who" is preponderantly masculine, and that the average American male's life expectancy is roughly 03 years, the price seemed still more reasonable. * Of course, all those Smiths may shortly succumb to the burden of fame: But right now they seem to be doing well. In fact, 11 of them are past 80 and still bearing the burden with no apparent ill eflects. Dr. Smith thinks that fame ought to bring health and long life, since it also brings "wealth, education, medical attention, and servants." We doubt that the many teachers, clergymen, and librarians among our 100 Smiths are bothered with much wealth or many servants. Jfkit, granted that education and medical attention contribute to a heallhv existence, why is it, then, that their great or small fame is cutting them down two to four years too soon? Dr. Smith has the answer — strain, lack of exercise, overwork, and erratic hours. To which we can only add that if those destruc- tice factors are the price of fame, then a lot of famous people in this country have been overlooked. And if all of us tired, sedentary, overworked citizens are to take our ftghllul places in "Who's Who," the next edition is going to take up more room than Dr. Eliot's five- foot shelf of Harvard Classics. Cheap Furniture for Veterans Only to Appear Aug. 1 Washington, April 19 — (UP) — Lower cost furniture to be sold exclusively to veterans will be ,'il'ailable in retail stores by Aug. 1, it was learned today. The Office of Price Administration has approved a ceiling price set by the Drexel Furniture Co., Drexel, N. C., for a three-piece bedroom suite to be sold for $149. The agency said that the manufacturer set the ceiling price itself, and that it was lower than the ceiling would have been had OPA established it. The agency also said it was the first time that a manufacturer had told them the product would be sold exclusively "v veterans. The company intends to make this year 2,000 three-piece oak bed >join sets made up of a large bed, a chest and a dresser or vanity. Later on, the company intends to make living room and dining room furniture also for exclusive sales to veterans. The company will have its first pieces on the market by Aug. 1 and expects to make 2,000 bedroom suites this year and 4,000 next year. He said the Interior Department wants lo sludy possibililies of using the dams for posver irrigation 1 and other purposes as well as flood control The fish and wild life division also wants to offer suggestions, he said The Interior Department had no opportunity to study the plans until a few weeks ago, when they were completed, witnesses said Engineers explained these were interim reports which would become part of a comprehensive plan for development of the river They said there would be opportunity for all possibilities of development to UQ considered before the full plan ls a / 5 °i' lted , tn-ipiovenient plans have Ized by Congress as a •step, and then appro- _ tofts' must be made before work can be started Members of Congress endorsing ;hc Army Engineers' plans for the R.ed river advocated prompt , approval of the preliminary plans.L., ••(Unless included in- this yea'c s River and Harbors and flood control bills, which the committees are preparing, all the Red river The resolution was conciliatory enough. It said it was "the right and the duty of the leaders of tre party to reconcile and harmonize the divergent views of its members." It called on the liaison committee to "promote a more harmonious relationship" between the national committee and congrcs sional Democrats. Northern Democrats said valive Reps. Eugene E. Cox, Ga., Howard W. Smith. Va., Lyle H.. Boren, Okla., and Roger C. Slaughter, <Mo. The Northerners tried to forestall a "packed" committee by attempting to push through, a substitute resolution calling for the liaison' work to be carried' on by the present congressional campaign committee. In what is now- regarded as the showdown vote of the evening, the southern bloc beat down the substitute by a vote of around 100 to 65. The Northerners now claim they could have beaten the resolution, offered by Rep. Fritz Lanham, Tex. if they had known who would be named to the committee. At the caucus, it was learned, Speaker Sam Rayburn spoke in favor of Lanham's resolution the northern Democrats tried indirectly to have Rayburn indicate just who he'd appoint to the liaison committee. All their efforts failed. The national committee had no official comment on the caucus' action. One Democratic source said however, that Chairman Robert E. Hannegan may not feel obliged to go along with the liaison group on every issue it raises. "Mr. Hannegan," this source said, "may well take the attitude that Democrats in Congress do not run the national committee; that is not the creature of Congress but had no fault to find with the resolution as such. But they did object lo the way the "committee" was loaded with anti-New Deal Democrats among them the arch-conser- of the party as a whole. "He probably will agree lo meet they • with the congressional committee if they ask him to, but my reaction is that they had better not come into any conference with a chip on their shoulder. He might be tempted to knock it off." Mine Blast Kills 12 in McCoy, Va. McCoy, Va., April 19 Grief stunned McCoy prepared funeral rites today for 12 of its residents while state and federal mine inspectors began an investigation of the deep level explosion in a mine of the Great Valley Anthracite Coal Corporation. Virtually every family in this 'liny community whose main ; live- Tih'bod .is derived from mining was affected directly; or indirectly by yesterday's disaster. The twelve who died 6,000 feet from the sur- projects would be delayed a year I face were all married men and left TJopT-i/Mi/'lii-irr 4r» *i f\\ IQC? 11 r\»i nt 4 ho ^0, r»i> wirM'o r»h !1H i*nn n mnn f vh*»i i* Responding to a question at the Hood control hearing, Maj Gen R W Crawford, president of the Engineers' Mississippi Valley Commission, said if the 1945 flood, which was the highest on record, had occurred later in the planting season instead of in early spring it might easily have caused three or four times the $16,000,000 damage which was reported o- Osmena Seeks Re-election in Philippines By BALDOMERO T. OLIVERA Manila, April 19 —(UP)— President Sergio Osmena of the Philipine commonwealth is relying on his 42-year record of public service to bring him victory in next Tuesday's election. If he wins—and his lieutenants say it's certain—he be the first candidate on record ever to win a presidential fight without campaigning for himself. "I have failh in the fairness of my people," Osmena said recently. "My lifetime record of public service is not unknown to them." The graying 67-year-old stales- man has refused persislently to stump the provinces. His oppon- enls point to this as "proof" that Osmena is "ailing" and in no condition lo continue carrying official burdens. Osmena's "silent reply" to this lactic consisted of two non-political public appearances. He was photographed generously to show that he was in excellent health. His supporters have explained that Osmena had rather remain at his desk lo handle state problems—even at the risk of defeat in the coming election. Osmena's campaign managers have maintained a high level of electioneering throughout the Archipelago. The president himself has made no disparaging remarks about his opponent, Manuel Roxas. Political observers favorable to Osmena have pointed out that he is the logical choice, since he is, admittedly, the most acceptable to the United States. The Philipines are totally dependent on America for assistance in relief and rehabilitation work. Osmena's supporters point also to his unremitting campaign for Philippine independence. They say he first presidency of the Philippine Republic would be a i'itting .•eward for his life-long work toward freedom for his country. o 4,500 Servicemen Are Scheduled to Disembark Today By The Associated Press Five transports, carrying more I han 4,500 service personnel, are due to -arrive today at New York San Francisco and San Diejp, Calif. In addition, one vessel with 1,015 war brides and children is due at New York. Society 50- or more children among -th survivors. They will be buried this evening. Forty-six other miners were able to escape from the depths of the mine, in many instances having to fight their way through choking fumes and smoke before roaching the mine entrance. The shaft runs a half mile under the bed of New river. Members of the rescue squad said lhal all but one of the 12 men were killed instantly. The twelfth man, Paul Price, died soon after reaching a hospital at nearby Radford. Eye-witnesses to the explosion described it as "terrific." Cloyd Martin, of Radford, general superintendent of tl*e mine, said he was halfway between the entrance and the point of the explosion when it occurred. The force of Ihe blast, he said, knocked him from the train of mine cars on which he was riding and blew the train about 150 feet back up the steep incline. The American Cancer was founded in 1913. Patterson Hopes Senate Saves Draft Nashville, Tenn., April 19 —(UP) — Secretary of War Patterson today "hoped for better success in the Senate" on the draft extension bill. The secretary told reporters last night, in his first public statement since the House passed an amended draft extension bill Monday vlial "the bill "s nassed by the House is unworkable." "We still believe the draft should be extended for a full year and that the age limits should be left unaisuirbcu," .Panel-son said. 'We are dubious if we can get a large enough group if the draft age starts at 20." The House bill extends the draft until Feb. 15 but declares a 'holi- rtav" until Oct. 15 and prohibits drafting 18 and 19=year-olds. Paterson returned to Washington last night after speaking before the annual Tennessee Education Association meeting. o- Second Oak teak Cluster Awarded General MacArthur Tokyo, April 19 — (/P)— General Eisenhower has awarded a second Oak Leaf cluster to the Distinguished Service Cross to General MacArthur "for extraordinary heroism in ;<clion" against the Japanese on Luzon. The cilalion. based on the roc- ommendalion of Maj. Gen. C. L. Mullins, commander of the 25th Division, said MacArthur was "a source of inspiration for men of 1he 25th Division" on Luzon when "he advanced within 75 yards of enemy lines to a puinl where two men had just been killed and several wounded." The decoration was presented by Mat-Arthur's chief of staff, Maj. Gallant Crooks Give Back Purse —But Keep Money New York, April 19 —(/P)— Alma Joss, 27, chased a purse snatcher three blocks today, screaming for help as she ! ran. The handbag contained a $2,000 nayroll. The r-ace ended when two gentlemen stopped her and returned the purse which, they said, they had wrested from the thief. They accepted Miss Joss' thanks, tipped their hats and disappeared. Then she peeped inside and learned the $2,000 wasn't there. Police are looking for the original purse snatcher — and v^iSS-.. gallant-interceptors. .,; .. . . - • : o 'Animal Woman" Held in Seattle Seallle, April 19—(UP)—A pretty. 20-year-old red-haired' girl, described by police as an "animal woman" who came out of a forest hideout every night to rob Seattle homes, was held on burglary charges today. Guarding her loot with a gun in her hand, the girl, Joan E. Baker, was arrested last night in a densely wooded area south of this city. "I could have shot you as you aproachud my quarters," she told detectives, "but I thought maybe you had children so I decided to hold my fire." Police said the girl, who lived in the woods with only a bedroll for a shelter, stole more than $3,000 worth of jewelry and household gods in her nightly :'orays. After accumulating enough loot for a spending spree in town, they said she would return to her forest I lair to plan more robberies. Attractive in a pair of gray- green slacks, Miss Baker nonchalantly asked for her lipstick when brought to the King county Jail. Combing her hair and aplying makeup, she denited taking any of me guns, jewelry, musical instruments and household goods found in her hideout in the forest. "She's a wildcat," said King County Sheriff Harlan S. Callahan. More Friendly enate May ot Save OPA i, ~- •'• '^Washington, April 19 —(/P)—' Ad- njnistration chiefs expressed con- ilence today that the Senate will rfeat OPA far more gently than :ht House did, but trouble was stacking up for them just the ame. jTheir guarded optimism was .e'mpered by the fact that even if the Senate rplls up a thumping lyuority for continued price con- ,rtl without major changes, its de- Cilion will have to be compromised wflth the contrary action of the tlpuse on many key provisions. DPA Chief Paul Porter claims ;he bill the House passed yesterday Will require the elimination immediately after July 1 of price C( ilings on at least 50 per. cent of aj commodities which make up : cost of living. On this list the price chief placed sich foods as meat, milk and all ot let- dairy products except buter. High on it, too, were coal, shoes, rayon and woolen textiles and many clothing items made from these fabrics. Porter, in a statement last night, said also that the House bill would "blow sky-high" the ceilings on aiitomobiles, radios, refrigerators and most household appliances. . Keynote of the administration's cautious optimism in the midst of thfse inflation predictions was sojjnded by Chairman Wagner (D- NT), of the Senate Banking Committee. ! "I am sure," Wagner told reporters, "that my committee will come out with a very sensible bill. I 1 think the Senate will be reflec- 3 Powers 'Gang Up* on MacAiihur; U. S. Backs ihe General tive, thoughtful quences." of the conse- Wagner's committee is considering a bill which as it stands would extend price controls a year beyond June 30 without change. This contrasts with the House action in voting a nine months extension minus food subsidies and with sections requiring ceiling prices that will guarantee "reasonable profit" to all manufacturers and distributors on every item handled. Sj-nalpr Taft (R-Ohio), a leadin "enatorial critic of OPA, disputei ;he' statement of Chester Bowles, economic stabilizer, that the House measure is a start on "a joyride toward economic disaster." Taft told reporters he sees nothing particularly wrong with the House" version except that he thinksysubsidies now holding down reis'll prices •'should be tapered off Curse of Montezuma Seems to Be Working; Air Supply for Gold Searchers Falters ®Miami, Fla., April 19 —(UP)— Misfortune visited the Irwin A. Williamson expedition again today and nearly choked out the lives of the three main characters in the dramatic quest for fabulous tresa- ure buried 146 feet beneath the surface of the sea. Williamson, seeking the legend- Williamson believed it would be three or four days parts for the compressor could be obtained. He telephoned his headquarters in California for replacement parts for the machine he designed him- blamed over-anxiety to reach the gold for the breakdown, self. He ary fortune paid by Chief Mont-1 saying that he overloaded the ezuma pf the Aztecs to Hernandq Cortez in 1520, returned to Miami early today, his undersea search for $3'0,000,000 in again. While Williamson gold stymied and Divers Carl, Parsons and R.J. Lilley, of Birmingham, A|a., wprked with high pressure drills on the ocean's floor last night, chipping away a coral crust encasing the fortune ship "Santa Rosa", the drive rod of the main compressor broke, cutting off the vital air supply, .fortunately, enough air was stored in tanks to last until they reached the surface, but diving operations had to stop. Again ,it seemed the curse bestowed on the fabled gold by Montezuma was working. Williamson's expedition has been delayed and hampered a dozen times, each time by a new difficulty. High winds, rain swualls, the war and more recently a rumored threat of a Mexican claim to the gold have upset his plans. compressor by forcing it to supply air to three divers and their pneumatic drills, and power for their lights. The group was to have labored all night last night under a brill- ,-,.„,, .,,.,, iant pascal full moon, after being Fmallv the council decided that forced back to land yesterday ''or ' requests for specific information heavier tools. Drills ordinarily fro "? supreme headquarters auto- used in submarine work Jailed to ! matically would solve the pro- penetrate the coral sheathe which ooats the treasure ship and its legendary gold of 'the Aztec Indians. Williamson said exploratory dives yesterday revealed no better entrance ,.to the vessel than the one first discoverd, a narrow natural passage. Diving crews were enlarging tne passage-way and stringing work lights. He estimated ' yesterday that it would take at least three days to reach the section of the ship where the gold would be secreted — if it really 'was aboard when the "Santa Rosa" disappeared in 1520, bound for Spain, rather than amputated. The- administration leader, Sen- A11C MUldJtllOblCltlUll .It «\^\il. , VJl~ll- ator Barkley (D-Ky Hooked over OPA prospects in the Senate and figured them to be at least fair. However, he will have to buck opposition from within his own party. Chairman Elmer Thomas (D-Okla) of the Agriculture Committee yesterday introduced an amendment which apparently woUId take everything but rents out from price control. Walter Winchell Is Acquitted in Action for Libel Philadelphia, April 19 — (fP)— Walter Winchell, newspaper columnist and radio commentator, was acquitted of libel and defamation of character yesterday by a federal court jury. Winchell and Triangle Publications, Inc., publishers of the Philadelphia Inquirer, were sued for $500,000 damages by Dr. George W. Hartmann, professor of educational psychology al Columbia University. Hartmann, once chairman of the defunct "peace now" movement •-"iri former teacher at Harvard University and Pennsylvania State college, charged Winchell libelled him in a column published in the Inquirer in 1944. U. S.-Canadian Agreement on Food Needed Washington, April 19 —(/P)— The urgent need for quick American- Canadian agreement on an accelerated famine relief program was underscored ' today by President Truman's statement that the global food crisis is "worse than it has been painted." The accord, expected to be reached before nightfall, calls 'i!or the two nations to reduce home use of wheal and wheat products by the same percentage to increase and speed up shipments to needy nations overseas. If it comes, the agreement Will be followed shortly by an order from Secretary of Agriculture Anderson cutting domestic distribution of flour 25 per cent for the duration of the ciTrent world Jood emergency. Mr. Truman dv U on the grave character of the fo-u' situation yesterday when he spolce to nearly 300 members of the American Society of Newspaper editors in an off- the-record situation at the White ---„--.. . , *i oon • House. Later his comments on food Po \\ ce to ^ * 1V ' 880 . " were authorized for publication. | mond ,£ pockets. They believed it One of the editors inquired was^the day s^take^ from the Detectives said Richmond's handbook had served as a hideout for a notorious holdup gang. Most of the gang's members were apprehended last November, but only after two policemen were shot and killed. Gambler Is Shot to Death in Chicago Chicago, April >19 — (UP) —Detectives believed.today that Harry •(Red) Richmond was ambushed, •shot• and.Jelliedlast night in typical Chicagor-gangl.and, style - by--under* world associates- seeking revenge. Richmond .gambler and ex-convict with a long police record, was killed by a blast from a sawed-ofi shotgun as he steped from his automobile in front of his home. His assassin fled," and there were no witnesses. Richmond's wife, Clarisse, was getting dinner ready in their apartment and his son, John, C, was playing in the .living room when they heard the shot. They ran out side and found Richmond sprawlec on the grass dead. Police believed the' slayer hac waited in ambush in an alley neai the entrance to the victim's home and escaped in a car parked in the alley. The shot was 'fired from a few feet away, and the charge struck the victim in the chest. blem of presenting evidence* to he council. It also adopted' a priority system for submitting terns to the Agenda. The British proposal was obviously aimed at Whitney for his engthy fillibuster on Wednesday. American representatives said ' any attempt to limit invited speakers would be "undemocratic and a violation of the principles of free speech." W. McMahon Ball, the British delegate who submitted the proposal, insisted that there was nothing undemocratic in forming organizational rules of procedure limiting the manner in -which ^.witnesses presented their information. Such a rule would "not muzzle any person," he said, because any amount of information could be put into the minutes. Ball raised the question as to whether supreme headquarters had the power to tell the council how to run the council's business. , Whitney reminded the council that it was only -an advisory group for MacArthur. He warned members "not to pry into, the supreme commander's armor, for soft spots or seek , to find material for in- cooperate, with, the The name comet is derived from Ihe Greek and Latin words for hair—from a fancied resemblance between the tails of comets and long hair streaming in the wind. Hal Boyle Revisits Scene of Siege of Cassino, and Finds It All But Forgotten By HAL BOYLE Cassino, Italy, April 19 — (/P)— The road buck lo war is strange and new. All the- ingredients of battle arc missing except the ruins. Only by such odd and haphazard monuments — a few roadside graves, an occasional rusted tank, some small forgotten slacks of ammunition — can you read the story of siege of Cassino. These small memorabilia of battle can only hint at Ihe long hearl- Hchc and dull misery this mountain village symboli/.ed i'or thousands of Allied soldiers in the early months of 194-1. Nature, which heals or kills, has taken care of the rest. The >-oart ;n © — dny you feel like some doomed ghost foreordained to revisit scenes of ancient disaster and you live again that old agony which still stirs many veterans in fruitful dreams of that vanished frustration, thai hill of heartache — Cassino. Cassino was only one major sign post on the road to Rome. It was preceded by several miniature Cassinos. Among them was the "Million Dollar Hill," so named by combat troops who figure it took that much costly artillery fire to solten its defenses for the doughboy attack. In those 'lays il was a bare back- bound slope. Now, like other way stops on the road of hate that led Cassino was once a dreary trail of i to the; Italian capital, its :'orbid- mucl and blood and weary iears. u | ding features are veiled by early was tedious as a dull football game in which no one scored. Lives were lost for yards. It was the endless agony and crash ol sound and jl broke men's hearts and minds and bodies. verdure. Sheep graze where once American and Grman troops played deadly hide and seek. The green of spring has soflened 1his brown arena of mortal scrimmage. Purple flowers bloom wildly 11 "--is rfi'n mid damp wind and ;>nH confuse the visitor to the bat- crippling cold for bleak weeks when ' tlefield who only knew Italy before uacy iiiueriuites in cocon ol' winter promise. il. wasn't he because hell is its jn as skeleton months. Drought has all but dried heated. It wasn't life, because life has moments of rest. And il wasn't death because you still could move — any direction but forward. It wasn't anything but Cassino — and Cassino was life and death and Gen. R. J. Marshall, representing, h*- 11 . ';i OUR bitter draught. Eisenhower. Riding back along that road to- the narrow Rapido river, turbulent prelude to the wrestle for Cassino where 3.000 American casualties were suffered in one of the costliest battles of 1he war. Cassino, sacked or destroyed more than once before in its long history, is rising anew from * its ' Continued on Page Two whether the situation was as black as painted, Press Secretary Charles G. Ross reported, and Mr. Truman replied with his worse- than-painted description. The president told the editors he thought much had been accomplished in this country by the voluntary food conservation drive launched in mid-March, but he was unable to give an exact estimate of its success to date. Mr. Truman spoke of the critical food situations in India and the Philippines, and also said that some of the worst starvation areas were in Japan and Germany. The president will have more to say on the food crisis tonight in a worldwide radio program (6 p. m, CST) which also will bring a messaie from ex-President Herbert Hoover, now in Egypt on his lamine survey tour. Secretary of Agriculture Anderson and UNRRA Director General Fiorello La Guardia likewise will be heard in the half-hour broadcast, o- New U.S. Air Force Built Up in Europe Berlin, April 19 —(iP)— A new U.S. Air force of 71,000 men is being built up virtually from scratch in Europe under orders which, well qualified sources say, come directly from Gen. Carl Spaalz, commander-in-chief of the USAAF. B-29 Superfortresses, appearing for the first time in Europe, will serve as tho Nucleus of the new force, whicl. is expected to be in full operating o-'der before the end of the summti-. Two hundred Superfortresses already have been shipcd to the United Kingdom and 300 more arc on the way or on order. Four fields for them are being built in France and two more in Germany are contemplated. A-2G attack bombers and P-80 fighters, the new super-speedy ;iet craft developed toward the end of the war. will also play an import- theater steadily dwind- V-E Day, reaching a ant part in the force. American air strength in the Eurouean led after low ebb of 38,000 men by midwinter. o Geologists say coal has been in the making for perhaps 300,000,000 years. Murder Probe atTexarkana Unavailing Texarkana, April 19 —(UP) — Texas Ranger Capt. M. T. Gon- zaullus, with a reputation for being fast on the draw, was still without a subject late Thursday. Meanwhile, the investigation into the double murders of teen-agers Paul Martin and Bety Jo Booker continued, and the colorful ranger captain himself offered $100 to be added to the reward fund, which now stands at $3,000. The fatal shooting on a lonely country lane near here last Sunday brought to four the number of shooting deaths in the vicinity in three weeks. Last March 24, Richard Griffin and Polly Ann Moore were found shot to death in a car on the outskirts of Texarkana. Walter E, Dandy, Johns Hopkins Surgeon, Is Dead Baltimore, April 19 — (ff) — Dr. Walter E. Dandy, internationally- known surgeon, died this morning at Johns Hopkins hospital where he had performed his greatest work. He was 60. Dr. Dandy entered Johns kins hospital last night. He Hop died the 1® By EARNEST HOBERCHT Tokyo, April 19 —(UP)— The allied four-power council, sharp- ily divided over a British proposal to restrict witnesses explaining Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur's policies, received an American warning today "not. to pry into the supreme commander's armor for soft' spots." Britain, Russia and China lined up together in favor of a proposed procedural rule by which .the council would control all witnesses appearing before it, including , the form and quantity of.', ,th'eir -' evidence. ' ,,.,;,' The United States strongly re- • sisted the proposal. Brig. Gen. Courtney Whitney, who made a three-hour 'speech before the C9uncil Wednesday, said the : United States would' fight any attempt to limit supreme head- quarters speakers appearing; ,to defend MasArthur's occupation • policies. 'wants • tir* --,.- —. council " and would like to see the 'group • sit down and -/'rqll;- up its" sleeves to help him with the tremendous job here." , ••-• , • Lt. Gen, i Kuzma Derevyanko, the Russian delegate, said, "I insist on limiting time of any speaker to suit the council's wishes." The Russian, ,-ifter .Whitney's speech, demanded to . know, who had-—been r criticizing MacAJrthur. Maj. Gen, William F. Marquat; the American delegate, replied "nobody." He said that supreme headquarters reserved, .the right to send men before the council to answer any possible future' criticisms. The council adjourned until April 30. The Russians asked that the council take up at that time a British request for information on a directive dissolving holding companies, o Compromise on Spain Gains Favor By MAX HARRELSON , New York, April 19 — (/P) —A compromise proposal by- Australia \ gained support among delegates of the United Nations Security Court- • cil today as a possible solution to , the controversial Spanish question, , The proposal, submitted by Australian Delegate W- R. Hodgson shoSly before the council adjourned yesterday for the Easter holidays, calls for the appointment of a five-man sub-committee which would investigate the Spanish, situation and report back by May 17. Most of the delegates were reluctant to commit themselves on thp Australian suggestion immediately, but they generally expressed until usi a»a it was conceded by some to have a good chance of oemg aproved. Before the council resumes its discussions of the Spanish question, however, it will tackle again the Iranian, 1 case, which was interrupted Tuesday after Secretary General Trygve Lie submitted a surprise opinion that there was some doubt as to whether the Iranian case could legally be kept on the agenda. This will be the first thing on the council's calendar when it reconvenes at 3 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday. The way was opened for a new floor fitfhl on the Iranian question when the council's committee of experts on rules and procedure reported last night that it had split 8 to 3, with the majority holding that the council has .'ull authority lo keep a case on the agenda as lon<? as it thinks necessary. ; The council which previously had been divided eight to three on the from a coronary occlusion, hosoital announced. ...... __„... ._ _ _ He was professor of neurological, question oi keeping jurisdiction of surgery at Hopkins University. As , the case, was expected to accept the chief neurological surgeon at the opinion of the majority and the hospital, he had treated patients from all over the world. Surviving the sureeon are his widow, Mrs. Sadie M. Dandy; one son, Walter E., Jr., and three daughters. Mary Ellen, Kathleen C., and Margaret M. > Dr. Dandy's brain surgery astounded the world of medicine and bought him international honors. He was a native of Sedalia. Mo. .—t 0 , Balsa is one of the lightest commercial woods in the world. then vote to keep the question on the agenda until May 6, the date on which the Russians have promised to have all Red' Army troops out of Iran. The council was expected to come back to the Spanish case by Wednesday or Thursday at the latest. It was generally agreed that the Polish proposal for a worldwide rupture of diplomatic relations with tse Franco regime had little chance of success, if brought to a vote HOW.

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