Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on July 1, 1947 · Page 1
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i ^ t ^r * ty- ' i 1 r :,\ vr -p/sfj^^f^ ' ' VV'*''-'-' * Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Ole Man River Reminds Us Much Remains to Be Done Hope Star WtAfHKR FORBCAtf <-? Arkansas: Partly cloudy, seat- '' tered thundershowers this after--C noon, tonight. Not so warm tonight and in north and central portions' this afternoon. •A* J «'^ 48TH YEAR: VOL. 48— NO. 221 m? HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JULY 1, 1947 (AP)—Means Associated Press (NtA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. PRICE 5c COPY'^M Yesterday the Mississippi river at St. Louis reached the highest level hi 103 years, and with new Tains the rise continued. Levees on both the Missouri and Mississippi have been wrecked and aroUnd St. Louis alone 333,000 acres are flooded with property loss estimated as $8,741,000. Ole Man River has been a sym" ;0f -mysterious power for human I'al or woe all the years of our history, but despite the hundreds of ; millions of dollars spent o.T river works by a flood-conscious people the Mississippi and its tributaries are still uneonquered. Nor will there ever be a complete victory over flood threat until control works are established on all the smaller rivers that empty into the Mississippi and make it omnipotent. Thi? is a thought lor our own « ople, living in Red river valley _ ar the divide between the Red and the Ouachita. Both these rivers eventually empty their waters into the Mississippi. And -just as the lack of flood , control works on the Missouri aiiecls the middle reacnes of tne big river so does the lack of control dams .>n ' the Red and Ouachita imperil people, living at the lower end ot the • Mississippi. Not to mention the safety and prosperity of people .who live 1 t> tuese smaller rivers,- and by demanding safeguards tor "their own vicinity, help tne cause ot flood control everywhere. By JAMES THRASHER Hussia's Kunny Money The American government's agreement in 1944 tu give Kussia the plates for printing Allied occupation currency, witn no strings attached, was "under the circumstances...^ reasonable and plausible decision." That was the opin- jari expressed to Senate investigat- vffrs- the other day by John H. hud- ring, 'assistant secretary of state ior occupied areas. Some of the rest of Mr. Hildring's testimony, however, casts doubt oh the reasonableness and plausibility. Government authorities might have guessed .that Russia, given the plates with no obligation to account for or redeem the . occumapion marks, might flood Germany with funny money. But they were confronted with Russia's threat to print her own occupation' iSpney otherwise. And the U.S. was -'rSgambling on economic unity. e.' ; . ..... 'gut •there,, is .more to . the story, 1 New Breaks on Levee Followed by Evacuation St. Louis, July 1—(/P)—New levee breaks along a 90-mile stretch of the Mississippi river forced evac' uation of additional thousands today as the rampaging river, already at a 103-year peak, continued to rise from heavy overnight rains. The town of Dupo, 111., (pop. 2,600) eight miles south of here, was abandoned when the rising floodwaters broached a secondary levee on the Illinois Central railroad tracks about a mile behind the first levee which was abandoned during the night. The waters also bypassed the Missouri Pacific railroad embankment which saved Dupo in the last big flood of 1944. The 600 residents of nearby East Carondelet and 800 in the surrounding area were evacuated. Eighty miles to the south, the river broke the Degognia-Fountain Bluff levee in two- spots driving approximately 600 persons from the villages of Gorham and Neunert, 111. As a result of this break, floodwaters pouring down an inland valley threatened to isolate the town of Grand Tower, 111., (pop. 10-13). Mayor Jesse Grammer estimated about one third of Grand Continued on Page Two o ' U. S. Conciliator to Try to Settle Bus Strike Alexandria, La., July 1 — (/P) — U. S. Conciliator R. W Goodrick was to decide today whether to continue conferences seeking settlement of the live-weeK old strike of Southern Trailways employes He said after a conference yesteraay: "It's no better than it's been all along; neither side will move." Four conferences last week also were fruitless. The strike, growing out of a dispute over a new contract between the company and tne Amalgamated Association of Street Car, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Em- ployes (Ai<L), began May 21. Ar- Kansas is one of tne nine states affected. ' o Says Eisenhower Statement Only Propaganda Marshall Denies Red Charges Compromise on Marshal! Plan to Be Discussed Paris, July 1 — (#>)— The foreign ministers of Russia, Britain and France discussed Secretary of State Marshall's proposal for American aid to Europe for an hoar and a half today, and French sources said there would be another meeting tomorrow afternoon. Earlier there was speculation that today's session —their fourth — might be the 'last, since Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov virtually has vetoed Marshall's suggestion. British foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault were reported ready to proceed in continental economic planning without the Soviet Union if the conference does end in: a deadlock. Bidault, in an attempt to .save the conference, will offer a compromise proposal, the French press agency said earlier. Terms of the proposal were not disclosed. Both British and French circles Washington, July 1 — (/P) — Gen. said "only ,a miracle" could save Dwight D. Eisenhower's statement the conference from failure. the United States Army is a "poor] The ministers were to consider a second" to Russia's was labeled plan Molotov had proposed jn an- 'propaganda for, universal military Democratic Party Leaders in Six States to Confer Washington, July 1 —(fl>)— Democratic party leaders from six southern states will talk over party affairs, with President Truman and Democratic national committee members here on July 9. State delegations from Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Texas also will be on hand. The groups will be here in line with the national committee's program of having conferences with grqups Irom every state. In the Arkansas delegation will be Dr. R. B. Robins, Camdcn, national committeeman; Mrs Jack Carries, Camden, national committeewoman; Arthur L. Adams, Johesboro, state chairman; Mrs. Howard Johnson, Morrilton, state vic.e chairman, and Harvey G, Combs of Little Rock, secretary of the state committee. • The day's program will include talks witn national committee of- licials, a noon visit with President Truman, a luncheon, individual state group meetings m the afternoon and an evening reception and dinner to which Democratic sena- Coal Operators Look to U.S. to Avert Strike Washington, July 1 •—(/P)— Soft coal operators, in full posscskm c£ their mines for the first time in more than a year, looked to the government today to revive contract talks with John L. Lewis in time to avert a new strike July 8. The miners' 10-day vacation ends next Tuesday, pact with the and only a operators , . - Hildring ...told 1 it. .General T-" 'Eisenhower was poised for the Normandy invasion, and the Russians were driving the Germans hard in the East. "It was to our interest to see to it that the drive contin- ; ued," the assistant secretary said. Perhaps the nub of the reasonable and plausible decision is in Mr. Hildring's statement that "At that time, we had every reason to iclieve that once we had defeated Washington, July 1 — GT)— Secretary of State Marshall today denounced as "malicious distortion" the charges — which have emanated from Russian sources —that the United States has "imperialistic , -. Tims" in offering assistance to for- irigmen ana eign nations. pe .?,P le . „„ tn Marshall told the Women's Na- « ls U P lo tional Press Club in a luncheon ad- an dress that "historical recrods clearly show that no people have ever acted more generously and more unselfishly than the American people in tendering assistance to alleviate distress and suffering," .. At. the, same time,-,Marshall 'declared that the United States would make "demands" regarding the use of its contributions to world recovery. He laid down a list of four, requirements for safeguarding the employment .of American .aid abroad. training" today by Rep. Short (R- Mo) Short suggested a congressional, investigation of the armys status among world powers. Eisenhower made the statement last week to a Senate Appropriations Committee in support of a plea that House cuts in the Wai- department's military budget be restored. Short, second-ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee and an announced foe of Universal training, was joined in his suggestion for an investigation by Chairman Leo E. Allen (R-I11) 01 the House Rules Committee. Discussing Eisenhower's testimony with a reporter, Short declared "That is propaganda for universal military training intended to " scare the American Congress to make to find out what on Page Two •o lie Facists, we could get together." 'This explanation throws an interesting light on one backstage scene of the wartime alliance. At the time in question, the Russians mqst have known that the promised invasion was imminent. They surely knew that we had given them billions of dollars' worth of war material. Yet our officials seem to have believed seriously that the Soviets might soften ct cease their finishing blows at the C^Tazis unless they got their way *J5i ; this matter. How, under those circumstances, could our government have had "ev ery reason to believe" that relat ions would be agreeable once the and the U. S. had been removed? common danger that united Russia Well, we took the gamble and lost. But post-mortem opinions can't undo what is done. So it's up to American tax-payers to pick up the tab for a not inconsiderable sum, may-be >T.$200,000,000. Nobody knows for sure ^because the Russians have refused to tell how much money was printed or remains to be redeemed. Aside from the sum, there is something depressing about the reasons for paying it. They reflect, we fear, a too typical American attitude compounded 'of fear, distrust, an over-anxious desire to please, and a Pollyanna optimism. It permitted Russia to claim an almost single-handed winning of the war and to demand payment ,for it. It led her into the attitude 'iilbf being sulky or stubborn until she got what she wanted. As a result, we're paying for a lot more than Russia's funny-money marks. • o Lions Want to Play Other .Civic Clubs Sr At its regular Monday luncheon meeting at Hotel Barlow yesterday, it was decided that the club would challenge both the local Ki- wanians and Rotarians to a series of softball games to be played a Fair park, and to hold .similiar events with other clubs in othar cities and towns at a later date. Program activities of the club were highlighted by the dancing of Karen Kreuter of Kansas City AMissouri, accompanied at tha 'If^iano by her father, M. A. Kreuter '"'both of whom were guests of the Lions. Other guests included W R. Ccoper and Jesse Pickard, boll local men. -• New Lion members introducec were Carl Jones, representing the City Electric Company and Clin Franks, representing Franks &, Sons Fruit'? and Produce Co. , SO BIG, YET SO LITTLE Mount Whitney, highest moun . tain in the; United States, woul 4Beot be the world's highest moun tain if it /were twice its prcscn Speaking at the .club's ceremonies incident to the inauguration of Ruth Cowan of the. Associated Press as president of the organization, Marshall said that the American people "emphatically ' demand" that their assistance to foreign countries should: 1. Be "effectively used for the purpose for which it was intended." 2. Not "be expended to serve selfish economic or political interests." 3. Specifically be used "to assist in economic rehabilitation," 4. Serve "a great purpose in restoring hope and confidence among le peoples concerned that the orld will know peace and secur- y in the future." Marshall did not refer directly to e Soviet Union by name or to the act'that in the Big Three confer- nce at Paris Foreign Minister /lolotov is reported to have taken position in flat opposition to Marhall's proposals for European re- overy. o Important Legion Meeting Scheduled for Thursday An important American Legion neeting will be held at Legion Hall at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, v hough a regular session officers or the coming year will be nomi- ated. Hershel Sewell to Attend 4-H Club Camp Hershel Sewell, member of the Blevins 4-H club, will represent Hempstead county at the Arkansas Tree Croppers' Camp at Petit Jean State Park, July 7-12, County Agent Oliver L. Adams has announced. Club boys from ' 40 counties will receive instructions in elementary forestry. Divided into .four groups, the boys will study a different phase of forestry each day. Instructions will be given by 12 professional foresters from federal, state, and private agencies and companies. As Hershel has a farm woodlot at home, he will have an opportunity to put into practice the skills acquired at camp upon his return. Serving as a junior leader in the county 4-H club forestry i program, he will assist in the "Keep Arkansas Green" campaign in the coming months, Camp will not be all work, as the boys will be given time for recreation, including swimming and softball. Under the supervision of the agricultural Extension Service of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture and the State Forest Service, the camp is one means of recognizing the importance of forestry in Arkansas, county agent Adams said. o CHARACTER IN TONGUE -A French .scientist contended that if the tongue is long, it. denotes frankness; if broad, expansiveness; if narrow, concentration, , and, if long and wide, a weakness I for gossiping. swer to Secretary of State George C Marshall's June 5 offer of Umtr ed States help in a European reconstruction program to be drawn up primarily by European nations. Informed sources said that both Bevin and Bidault last night termed the Molotov proposal un- Continued on Page Two o Even Weather Bureau Rates It Unusual Washington, July 1 — (IP)— The weather bureau rates this summer as unusual, all right, but it doesn't think a new-model summer has been born. That's the answer the weather bureau has for the large number of letter writers who've been asking, "is this one unusual or will summer always be cold, stormy and troubled from now on?" Most of the writers, bureau men said, are midwesterhers who have expreienced the most ., abnormal weathejr anywhere in the country, what with tornadoes, floods and chilly .temperatures. But weathermen, taking a long•range view, maintain that one summer doesn't make a weather cycle any more than one swallow makes a" summer. I. R.' Tannehill, chief forecaster, provides the further assurance that the • abnormality hasn't resulted from the "atom bomb, or cutting the trees down" or any of the many other things the letter writers are asking about. Elaborate observations at the Bikini test last year showed no effect upon the weather from the A- bomb explosion, he told a reporter. Tannehill and his associates said the abnormal cold so far this summer has centered in the are abe- tween the Rockies and the Appalachians. West of the Rockies, it's been abnormally hot; in the east, tor?,an ^representatives from the states will be invited. o Landlords Seek to Evict Tenants Little Rock, July 1 —(/P)— Some landlords are seexing information on how they can evict tenants under : the new rent control measure signed by President Truman yesterday, Area Rent Director R. F. Milwee said today, Milwee said these landlords wanted to evict tenants, by court order if necessary, remodel their property slightly or make some changes which would permit increased rents under the new law. landlords might claim To evict tenants, Milwee said landlords might claim; 01) They want to occupy the property tnemselves, (2 Have a contractual seal to sell the property; or, (3).-Want to remodel the property in a manner which can't be done while the property is occupied Milwee pointed out that under the new law control .over evictions reverted to .state law In Arkansas, a tenant must be given, 30-day notice to move. "Of course, the tenant has a tight to object, buj he will have to, go to couit with his objection," 1 ^ wage or a :ourt injunction under the new Taft-Hartley labor law — appears ikely to head off another walkout of the 400,000 bituminous coal dig- ;ers. The pits were restored to private ownership yesterday, when the wartime powers under which they were seized expired. The government took over the mines ip May, 1946, to end a 59-day strike. As the operators: gathered for what they noped would be a week of head-to-head talks! with Lewis' , United Mine Workers, they ;,de- clmed to confirm reports that the, big noitli giojp had offeied to meet the miners' full wage ; demands. Lewis is asking a pay boost ,6f 35 cents an. hour, plus the federal mine safety code which he has worked under for the past year of government control/'and a ten-cent royalty on each ton produced, for Hawaii Reaches Halfway Mark in Statehood Fight Washington, July 1 — (/P) — Hawaii's 50-year-old bid for statehood rested at the congressional half-way mark today. The House passed a bill yes- • terday to admit the islands as , the 49th state. But Senate action this year appears unlikely. Chairman Butler (N-Neb) of the Senate Public Lands Committee told a reporter .it will be "impossible" to bring ' the measure to the Senate floor before Congress adjourns late this month. He said it is "possible, but not probable," that he and other members of the committee may; visit the islands this fall, before Congress reconvenes, and hold hearings on the question. That would permit the Senate to act on 'the measure early in 1948. Shipyard Strike Spreads to East, Gulf Coasts New York, July 1 — (IP) — A strike of CIO shipyard workers' — the union fund. weliaie and letuement xne government a'lowed him five cents a ton — or $25,000,000 to JO.000,000 — in the pact signed by .owls and Secretary of the Interior Krug, ending the 1946 contract strike. Persons connected with both the industry and the union had said last weekend that a full wage concession offer was made by Benjamin F. Fairless, head of tne U.S. Steel Corporation, and George Humphreys, president of- Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Company, Others contended the wage proposal was suggested to ciieagues after the two big industrialists talked with Levvis, and that other negotiating representatives of the operators had concurred. However, no one today would acknowledge either that there had been any offer : or even a meeting with Lewis. Lewis himself kept quiet. four states — spread to additional east and gulf coast plants today as a walkout of 80,000 .more unionists got underway — threatening a shutdown of virtually all major shipbuilding and repair work on the Atlantic coast. .The new walkout — begun at 12: Oi a. m. and announced in Cam ' 56 Injured in B&O Rail way Accident Chicago, July 1 — (/P)— Fift; persons were injured, some se* 1 ously, last night when the Bali more and Ohio's streamliner, 'it. Columbian, bound from Chicago]* Washington, hit an open switc traveling 78-miles-an-hour. V Eight of the tram's nine cars !_„ he tracks but none overturned.! The dtesel loeomotiVe and the fcsf directly behind It remained on, in rails. , . f ij About 180 persons were abOal .he eight coaches and one sleej " trainmen said, and many of'' uninjured continued their jourtrf on the Capitol Limited, anot" eastbound B. & O., train. <*< ' The injured were removed to ho pitals in nearby Michigan Cit; Gary, La Porte, and Valpari&ac> about 25 ambulances sent from tl communities to the scene, whicbA about 70 miles southeast of C* cago. The tram had left Chicag at 4:45 p. m.' and the Occident' curred at 6:15 p. m (CST) t Miss Rosemary Madden, 31-yc oiu stewaidess of Evanston, JUSi was in the first car, and althOii " ' shaken up, she supervised first to many injured. t ^, Mrs. Gloria Mclntosh, < of Wg - - - irift previously confined to 10 yards m|ington. D. C., who wa • ' vomen's wash room in the t ar fiom the rear of the tram, cnbed the scene as vhen she emerged into the "All the passengers were knocki nto the aibles and ' the luggag rom the racks fell on them," Mt! Intosh said "One woman fain' id but the rest of the passengejc! Milwee asserted. The Arkansas Democrat said or most of it, there has been unusual coolness, but nothing like that in the central states. It's much the same story for rain, the cause of the floods in the lower Missouri and middle Mississippi valleys. Coolness in the east and in Canada had something to do with the heavy rains in the central states, say the weathermen, explaining: These rimming cold masses that one ^'prominent owner of houses and .apartments (in Little Rock) observed that he has- no intentions of signing any 'two-year leases'. The .newspaper quoted the landlord-as saying: "Why should I agree to a 15 percent increase for nearly two years? By February (1948) I am certain all rent controls will be off. Then my property— under such leases —will be tied up for another year from any xxx. "Fifteen percent increases now to Feb. 1 won't do me good, xxx "From my own viewpoint, by February I don't think you will need any rent control. We're getting a lot of stuff built and I think by then we will go back to the old system of bargaining between landlord and tenant." 154th Fighter Group to Make Cross-Country Tour Little Rock, July 1—(/P)—The itinerary of the first cross-country Washington, July 1 —(IP)— The Southern Railway system -reported today it has laid oft "between 3,000 and 3,300' workersvbeeaflse^f the bituminous coal miners' vacation. A Southern official told a reporter additional workers may be laid off '"if the coal supply continues to drop" before the miners' holiday ends July 8. aen, N. J., by an official of Local 1 of the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding workers — brought' to approximately 120,000 the number of men involved in the strike — some 42,000 having struck last aThursday in 10 plants in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York Pickets began patrolling at the main gate of the huge Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company yards at Kearny, N. J., shortly after midnight but an office worker at the yard said less than 100 men, all maintenance work ers, were the only employes due in at midnight and that they would be permitted to enter anyway. The union seeks a 13-cent hourly wage increase, six paid hoji; days, ,-a ( yea(Si{ ajxd vacations' after "20 years ment. Skilled workers blocked in rain clouds — like walls I training flight of the 154th fighter Self-Styled 'Black Maquis' Says Men Ready to Form French Anti-Communist Rule By MEL MOST Paris, July 1 — (/P)— A self-described leader of the "Black Maquis" said today in a clandestine nterview that 25,000 armed men were ready to lead "A March on Paris at the appropriate moment" .o establish an "anti-Communist' government. Existence of the "Black Maquis' was disclosed-yesterday by the interior ministry, which announced that it had arrested leaders of the movement for plotting to overthrow the . republic and establish a "military dictatorship." In today's interview the self-described "Black! Maqui' boasted "For every one of us they arrest there are two to take his place." The anonymous source talked with a reporter for five minutes on a busy corner of the Champs Ely- sees before disappearing down a side street. He claimed that arrests were continuing and that "the son of an important government official' had been taken in|o custody this morning. The plotters, he said, had "no direct organizational continuity" with the old secret committee of revolutionary action (CSAR), also known z.s the "Cagoulards" or "Hooded Ones,' who were arrest ed on charges of plotting to overthrow the pre-war popular fronl government. The self-described leader said hlj, organization was "passionately Anti-German' and was drawn "in .arge part from members of the resistance" during the Nazi occupation. "Our sole object,' he insisted, 'is to prevent the possibility of a Communist menace to French democracy. The democracy has made many mistakes, but it is up to the French people to decide government," The man conceded that • "some members of the organizations may have been members of the Csar at one time" but would not say whether he was one of them, The informant would not specify where his alleged organization had of a sort. In other words, the rain clouds just couldn't move on . to otner sections. But the weathermen are doubt- fu that the tornadoes which took many lives in the Texas-Oklr-.homa and other inland areas represent more tornadoes than usual. They just happened in p,opulat- ed places instead of smacking down in fields, they observed. o 14 Appointments to Game Commission Announced Little Rock, July 1—(/P)—Appointment of former State Senator Amil Taylor, Clarksville, to a seven- year term on the State Game and Fish Commission, was among 14 appointments to salaried and hon- ary posts announced by Governor j-ianey yesterday. Taylor, Laney's legislative secretary in 1945 and 1947 and former member of the board of education, squadron, Arkan sas National guard, next weekend was announced todav by Brig. Gen. H. L. McAlister, state adjutant general The squadron, made up of 12 P 51 Mustang fighter planes, two at- Local Stores to Re-Open on Saturday In a meeting yesterday the Chamber of Commerce Merchant's Committee decided to close as usual Wednesday afternoon, close all day Triday, July 4, and reopen for bus- ness Saturday, July 5. Local beauty shops have already announc'" 1 plans to remain open all day Wed icsday and to close July and 5. o IMPORTANT IN DIET Salt is one of the most impor- .ant minerals in the body. It is so. important that a man can live longer on salt and water than -he can on food and water with the salt removed. tack bombers and and led by Lt Col. two transports Timothy yhea, succeeds Dr. Don Ham in Clarks term expired this ville. whose month. Three salaried positions were filled by reappointment for two- year terms of Joe L. Hearne, Little Rock, veterans' servicp officer, I Opie Hartje, Conway, state purchasing agent: and J. A. Fitzjarrell, Fort Smith, state mine inspector Richard T. Steele, COnway, was appointed to the State Banking Board for five years, succeeding A. N. Ragon, Clarksville. Others its arms but center" was said the "an important Breton Maquis —the same elements who aided your American troops to advance from Normandy." He added: "They have kept their arms.' "Some names may come out in this which will surprise all of yoa who followed the fight to liberate France during the war,' he declared. Earlier. Breton chapters of Gen. Charles De Gaulle's Rally of the French People (RPF) took steps to purge themselves of possible unwelcome elements after an Interior Ministry assertion that "Black Maquis" plotters had tried to worm their way into the organization.. reapuointed: Bluff, State J. E Apiary Gooch, board; Pine Jack Lineback, Brinkley, Barber Exam iners' board; Dr C. A. Rosenbaum, Little Rock, State Cancer Commission; Dr. A. H. Greene, Little Rock, State Board of Chiropractic Examiners; C. R. Counts, Ozark, State Pharmacy board PEACH GROWERS MEET Little Rock, July 1 — (if) — Growers from Arkansas' three major commercial pea c h producing areas, Nashville, Clarksville and Crowley's Ridge, were to plan a marketing and merchandising program for 1947 at a meeting with retailers, wholesalers and repre- squadron commander, will leave Little Rock Friday. The squadron will stop at Albuquerque, N. M., for lunch and gasoline Friday and will go on to Van Nuys, Calif., where the fliers will spend the night and part of Satur day inspecting facilities of the 115th bombardment squadron, California National Guard. Sunday the squadron will fly to Oakland, Calif., leaving there after ,unch for Salt Lake City for an overnight stop. Mpnday they will inspect the l^Olh fighter squadron, Colorado National Guard, at Den ver and then return to Little Rock In addition to squadron members, those scheduled to make the flight include Lt. Gov. Nathan Gordon, navy pilot and Congressional Medal of Honor winner in Worlc War Two; Mayor Earl T. Ricks of Hot Springs and State Senator El lis Fagan, Little Rock, both air- force colonels during the war 44 Rookies Join Arkansas State Police Today Little Rock, July 1 —(/P)— Forty- four hand-picked rookies joined the Arkansas state police force today. The increased force was provided for by the 1947 legislature, which boosted the state drive'rs license fee from 50 cents to $1.00. All of the new patrolmen underwent a 30-day training period at Camp Robinson. They were addressed by Governor Laney at their "graduation exercises" today. o em. _ receive $1.38 an : hour and laborers 94 cents, under present 'contracts, •o- were calm. There was no hvsteis » /VS Pyle Dismiss by Educatio Committee Little,* Rock, perspnne\ committee ---""'— -" board missioned i-ani ichool Three Men Arrested Here for Police at Texarkana Three men Who listed their home! as New York City, '-were arrestec here late last night by city police following notification from Texar kana officers where they were wanted for hit-run driving. They were returned to Texarkana last night to face charges of running down a negro youth on a bicycle and 'failing to stop at the scene of an accident. Three-Cent Rate on Postage to Continue Washington, July 1 — Wl —The three-cent .postage rate on letters will continue indefinitely under terms of a bill signed late yestet- day by President Truman. Without the new legislation the rate would have, dropped last, mid- Pyle, a school iinnace ...... and member of the «edacati< partment staff sincefl93£), to comment except ,to sa intends to remain" 4n ^UbUc^c work. ^ ,' ; The personnel committee,- thorized by the .state board organize the department, abt r the post of assistant education missioner, and femplpyed Craw night to two cents local delivery.; , oh -letters for Greene as supervisor of the sc finance division, Greene wascji sistant commissioner until.v,-,' joined the U. S, office of educat 19 months ago, , The committee i granted Blackburn, supervisor of ,i school administration, a-leavel-,, absence to'do graduate studyjQtmi .he state and selected J. tiUTa [or, rural school supervisor,* tp'"" his position. Dolph C,amp, sup* visor of 'Vocational guidance, " was granted a leave., Guy E. ^Berry, dean of men* Aikansas. A. & M. College, was t pointed supervisor of special e,c cation for/physically handicopp. children, a position cieated.byvfi 1947 legislature ^ The sections^ of Negro educat headed by Ed r McQuistion. and 1 ' plus pfoptrty, headed by W- Mooret were, elevated^ to ful sion status' In, thVVepVrfn?ei Los Angeles Is About Only Big Town That Is Still Able to Laugh at Itself By HAL BOYLE Los Angeles — (/P)— This is a big tomboy town still able to laugh at itself. What other world city can? London is too sedate. Tokyo — or what is left of it —" is too serious. So is Moscow. Paris has circles under her eyes. New York is getting them —a flip femme with a middle-aged wisecrack. San Francisco, St. Louis and New Orleans — they are full blown ladies who like their fun, but don't go in for kidding. Chicago is a prosperous beef salesman bellowing self-confidently on the oun- try's windy crossroads. But Los Angeles, well, she's just a big sprawling gal beginning to get her curves — an adolescent with the promise of a clear-skinned beauty showing through her pimples. And, of course, some of the older wonien — the other .cities— think she's putting on the lipstick too soon. They know she's competj- tion. She has grown so fast she doesn t COLORFUL CABBAGE Acidity or alqalinity of the cooking water influences the coloring matter of red cabbage, so you can serve it in various hues. It is purplish if cooked in ordinary water; _._ _,.__, with vinegar added, it is red; a sentatives of the farm bureau and' pinch of soda and it's blue; or it pther agencies, here than rural — for the later-day Dan iel Boones who travel in search of greener pastures in jaloppies instead of afoot. Los Angeles is a mixing bowl for many races — that show no signs of melting until the temperature cools. Los Angeles is a place where the horse is more of a sign of affluence than the motor car. A beggar needs a car here to get from his room to the place where he holds out his hand 'for a living. Los Angeles is the world film capital, spinning artistic cotton candy twenty-nine days out of the . mce have- reached Shang 3,000 mjle journey -~ j train, and<,a(npt nmen The re* group w gees were part oj 1 had been Jiving the Soviet frontier. They viet a eice viet They :Czdristl led fioin 1923 month and on the of.Shakespearean i Los Angeles is- t! on the globe 'where crackpot, zany, and thirtieth a web randeur. e one city left every zealot fool, can quite know what to self. She's all arms direction, and have "a hearing and find a following. Her hospitable slogan:' ''We've got 'em all.' Los Angeles is the vaudeville heaven where 42nd and Broadway went when it died. Out here they do with her-1 re-named it "Hollywood and Vine, and legs and where she'll stretch next is anybody's guess, smaller diamond and Los Angeles Hers" have a is where "old set- hard time keeping up a conversation with newcomers who park an astrology magazine She wears r — ,. _ ... rhinestone communities like a - in their library next to a first edi- gawky schoolgirl with a charm I tion of Milton. bracelet. . She is capricious, lusty and immature, and no other civic youngster in our time has held out sach garagantuan promise for good or bad. The sun shines vitamins and languor on her all year round, and she is Mediterranean in her extremes — bone poor and Croesus rich. She is the tomb of at least three civilizations. .-.,... Los Angeles is one of the last wjlj be green if much s>o4a is added- American frootieis — urban rather Los Angeles is so full of outlanders that when you meet a native son you lift your eyebrows. It's like New York — you never think of anybody ever really being born here. She's a sort of municipal Texas — Los Angeles is — girdled by mountain, desert and sea- She's America's last civic tomboy, ane about all you can. b$ sure aboul her is — she's here to stay. she expects the world) to t$ beau., among the 'gFQup were C vho had fought- Against the VIB.S and nad .gougni -—' binkiang. >• They said otbfjr gees, are on th.ej ' These *•• agents, active in" S in in the tweeij Outer to be an . ., „ very inendly to (China accused kiang last mo said China h? tory.) 'the refugees migrant; ca Rusbia in of a new that the there at Cosg OOJJ,

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