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r * ,t -t JH p *- f j ' •» * * ^ i Jft * ^ > i ' <s " ' > ' Six HOP! STAR, HOP!, ARKANSAS Tuesday, July 1, 1947 ' HUNDREDS OF PAIRS! STARTS TO - DAY HI IT'S SEMI - ANNUAL Clearance OF MEMS SK Stock of Whites, Spectators and Combinations. Also, some Blacks, Browns, Patents r Vbu'!l recognize these 'famous names: Air-Step's, Forest Park's and Buster Brown's. Beautiful Styles fjor Immediate and Early Fall YOU WILL WANT TWO PAIRS -- FORMERLY UP TO. FORMERLY UP TO . .. iROUP ONE how 5.95 iGROUP TWO now 4, IGROUP THREE now 3. iROUP FOUR now 2. FORMERLY UP TO . . . FORMERLY •UP TO. . SHOP r EARLY FOR THE S SHOE Co-Ops Rap Government By GORDON BROWN Washington, June 30 — •lydc T. Kills, executive secretary of the National Rural Electric Co- opnralivu Association, said today private concerns won't lei cooper- (ilivos buy power "without paying through tlic nose." Kills opposed ^before the House Public Works Committee Legislation to transfer authority to market power generated at government flood control dams from the Mistrial Move by Jap Defense \ Turned Down Guam, June 30— (IP)— A U. S. Military Commission trying 19 Japanese on charges of brutally slaying 10 American war prisoners on ( Truk atoll turned down a defense I motion for a mistrial today because a prosecution witness had killed himself before the completion of cross-examination, The tribunal also refused to throw out the testimony of Shigio- Inferior Department Department. to the War shi Nakamura, hara-kiri with a who committed straight-edge raz or after he- left the witness stand Saturday. The former Japanese navy lieutenant had told the court that navy Captain Hiroshi Iwanami, chief defendant, cut the heads from the bodies of four Americans Ashed, by Chairman Dondoro (R- after they died in agonizing tourni- Miclu if his statement isn't a "severe indictment" of state regulatory commissions, Ellis said it 'might be to some extent." He added state regulatory bodies frequently lack experts and they "don't know what has gone into all c-f these power rate schedules filed by privale companies." "The public regulatory bodies don't actually fix the rales,' Ellis urguctl. "The companies blow in ana Jilc long schedules of rales and usually the commissions ap- pi'ovc In em as asked. Some of Ihc commissions are good, some do just what the companies asK." Ellis contended if private ulili- tics are permitted to buy all power from flood control dams at the generations point both the flood control and the rural . eleclrifica- tion programs will be wrecked, a People of Ihe southwest, he said, will not support the llood control program and sec their lands flooded by reservoirs if they can't benefit from the cheap power generated. ' Ho argued if the government doesn't retain at least a threat of competition in an area power companies will .not pass along savings derived from power generated at the dams. "In the Southwest," he said, "we save a million dollars a year because of Southwest power administration .competition with Ihc private utilities." j Southwest Power Administration is government agency established to maricet power in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas from flood control dams. Col P. A. Fcringa, assistant chief of army engineers for civil works, testified the. War Department prefers to have the power distribution authority vested with the Federal Power Commission rather than with the engineers.. qucl tests or were dynamited and finally strangled. Iwanami was commander of the Truk Naval hospital. APL Will Not Go AheadWith Expansion Little Rock, June 30 — (/P)— |C. Hamilton Moses, president of the Arkansas Power and Light Co., said today that his company could not go ahead with its $50,000,000 expansion .program until the government decides whether "private enterprise or the government is going -to operate the power business." ; Moses had just returned from Washington, where he appeared before congressional committees in support of a bill to set up the government's power policy. The A. P. & L. executive said that he told tlie committee his company was planning the big expansion program for the next five' years but that "we can't make our plans until we know what the government is going to do." Representatives of the private utility companies, he said, promised the committee they would purchase power from all dams constructed in Ihe southwest area by the government. The bill before Congress proposes that the U. S. engineers, who design and construct the hydroelectric dams, would sell the power directly at the dams to the private utility companies, which would distribute it to their cusomers. Asked what such a setup would Joe Stalin Is 'Big Shot' in Hungary Shows By DANIEL DE LUCE Budapest, June 2 2— fBy Mail) -W)— Shades of capitalistic Broadway! The bigshot of Hungarian show business today is Joseph Stal- i. Over the "Coney Island" of Budapest flics a red Hag with hammer and sickle. Every kid who rides the merry-go-round pays a copper Loward curing the financial ills of the Soviet Union. The leading club for Russian Army officers in this city has been reconverted into a night spot for natives and tourists. The "pali"— that's the Hungarian word for suckers — are trimmed two dollars per cocktail. In the distant Kremlin, life may continue at an austere pace for the politburb, but it controls 200 companies in Hungary ranging from coal mines to an amusement park, and revenues are getting fatter these days. The 200 companies formerly contained German capital and were worth upwards of $50,000,0001 Thanks to the Allied agreement at Potsdam in 1945, the German capital became Sovictized overnight. Battle-weary Russians, who had fought from Stalingrad to the Budapest "Corso, shucked off their 'uniforms, donned wrinkled civilian suits and turned to profit-making— for the financial glory of the Soviet ii'»thcifl;Vi>d—with; all the avidity or Horatio Algier in his first'job. They are shock troops of Communist commerce in this 30th ; year ince the Bolshevik revolution. of Coney Island gadgets in the heart of Budapest. "Angol," in Hungarian, means English. The amusement park was established a generation three German brothers, ago by one of whom emigrated to England. The latter's son and heir, Captain Stanley Meinhardt of Coventrx and Lbn- don, retains a 50 per cent share of the company, but the remainder is completely Russian. An 81-year-old Hungarian friend, Kalman Kovacs, represents the Englishman. He sits table in one corner at of a tiny Captain Yerizalov's big office and just lis tens. ,' Kovacs and Captain Yerizalov cannot speak a common language. But it is not necessary at Angol Park. 1 What the captain says, goes. welcome an investigation. "Nothing would please us more," Binns asserted, "than to have the truth spread upon the record and the American people realize the damage that has been done to them by destructive legislation and administration and false economics.'However, Herbert U. Nelson, executive vice president of the National Association of Real Estate Boards, declared in another statement that "it is nonsense to talk about investigating us" because Congress has "the complete records of our activities as required by law." "We are-just as legitimate a Yerizalov,. late of Leningrad. His muscular hand rules the fortunes f Angol Park—8,000 square meters lo to the Southwestern Power Administration, which was planning expansion in this area, Mr. Moses said: "SPA would still operate undei he Interior Department but there vould be no place for it in this area, it would have to move to some other section, x x x" LUCKY STRIKE preset m TOBACCO mmmmww WHO KNOWS- "IN 25 YEARS' I've seen a good many tobacco crops sold at auction. And season after season, I've seen the makers of Lucky Strike buy tobacco that's really fine . . . good, ripe tobacco . . . tobacco you just can't beat for smoking quality." F. A, DROWN, INDEPENDENT TOIUCCO \VAItEHOUS15MAN of SUmovillo, North Carolina .$29 YEAI1S A LUCKY STUIKli SMOKER) If 1 W' /OHH' Typical is especlacled stocky, gold-toothed Captain Alexander Approve Funds for Navy -® »ases Washington, July 1 — W)— The House Armed Services Committee today approved a bill authorizing !p255,000,UUO in naval construction work on shore bases, and recommended appropriations of $127,800,000 for the work in Ihe new fiscal year. GOfr Leaders Split on Truman's Plea Washington, July 1 —(/P)— President Truman's pica that Congress nvestigate what he called the 'brazen operations" of real estate .obbyists today generated a broadside of clashing reaction with po- itical overtones. Th'e chief executive made his appeal in assailing the rent control ;xtension bill which he signed re- .uctantly because of provisions permitting 15 per cent rent increases and junking nearly all construction controls ,;»Senator .Bricker (R-Ohio) > '.;. denounced Mr. Truman's x lobby inquiry .proposal as "The cheapest kind' of political demagogurey." jJBut- Senator Taft, Bricker's .Ohio coeague arid— -ike Bricker —wide-1 y mentioned as an aspirant for the Republican presidential nomination, told reporters in commenting on the president's call for a full: : investigation: "I woudn't mind doing that my- grcup as faim groups and la"bor j The^piopccts include a $34,520,000 groups and just as ' representative ' of our profession," Nelson said. In that connection, Senator Sparkman (D-Ala) said he thinks there should be "a swooping inves- ligalion of all lobbying' good of the country." for the guided missile Icsl center 'at Point Mugu, Calif., and a $27,850,000 aeronautical turbine laboratory at Trenton, N. J. The only project not approved in a list of 80 submitted to the committee was a navy request lo In his rent message yesterday, ^^-5iaj>"es of land adjacent Mr. Truman said the real estate lobby has ''constantly sought weaken rent control and to away with necessary aids to housing." He added: "It is intolerable lhal this lobby should be permitted by its brazen operations to block programs so essential to Ihc needs of 1 our cili- zens. Nothing could be more clearly subversive of represent: .live government. I urge the Congress lo make a full invcsligation of Ihis selfish and short-sighted group." This and his blast against the rent bill brought a sharp rctarl from House Republican Leader Halleck (Ind), who asserled: "President Truman's message is tory. shameful. He has reached a now ,ow in his efforts to appease the Wallace gang and holcTineir sup- to Ihe naval operating base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for security purposes. Tne navy's new base at Guam was allocated more than $110,000,000 of the tolal authorized projects, and the subcommittee recommended 1048 fiscal year appropriations of more than S39,00(),UOO for this purpose, including a $30,000,000 hospital, lor which $7,000,000 in ISMb was recommended. The committee recommended a 1948 appropriation of $10,500,000 for the Point Mugu 7,400-acre project, 40 miles north of Los Angeles. The committee recommended $17,000,000 for the fiscal year beginning loday for the Trenton labora- self." Taft is one of the authors of pending legislation to set up a long range housing program which Mr. Truman commended and which Bricker condemns. Arthur W. Binns, head of Ihe na- port for the election in 1948." MAN IN WHITE New York, July 1 — (/P) Forty- which authorizes rent -increases up to. 15 per cent. when tenant and landlord agree -10 a lease running through 1948, Mr. Truman contended this is "voluntary only so far as the landlord is concerned." The tenant, 'he added, ly will fear that unless he enters irilo such a lease he will be subjected lo even more exorbitant in central railroad train and began shoveling coal into the engine. He was wearing a crisply laundered white shirt and white collar. Yesterday, he ended his rail- minrii reading career at the age of 09, 1 still wearing a white shirt and collar. His fellow workers said ho was the only railroader they knew who creases ed" March 1. when rent control is end-| h ? d worked as fireman, steam engineer and electric engineer and reported to work each day in a Housing Expediter Frank R. Creedon, who will administer the new rent control law, said in a statemenl lhat "both tenants and tion home and property owners landlords are afforded protection foundation, said his group would under the terms of the act." clean while shirt. -o- The New York Yankees, in 1944, failed to hit . at least 100 home runs 'for the first lime in 20 years. OF MEN'S FINE TOBACCO is counts in a cigarette FRANK BROWN IS RIGHT! . .. And like him, scores of other experts...who really %now tobacco,... have seen the makers of Lucky SMke byiy "tobacco that's really jl „ x rf A V. '. " •""•-•• i. "" —r-6 fine." After all, Chat's what you want in a cigarette.. the honest, deep-down enjoyment of fine tobacco. remember.., Casual tans and smart sand tones set the scene in men's summer hats. Choose the traditional sailor or a front pinch, creased crown style during this big clearance of mens straw hats. All light in weight, light on the head, comfortable and flattering. Be here early for the best selections. You Receive with Every Wednesday Morning Purchase DOUBLE EAGLE STAMPS TRIKE Sp Round/ if Ktff% So Fully Pocked So Free and Easy on th« Draw Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Without Organization H0 Hope Doesn't Even Own Its Name A former Hempstead county watermelon grower tola me tnis morning tiiac, just as in olner years, mo Uranae Valley producers are liooding Northern marKcts with "Hope melons." And he asks: "Isn't tnere something we can do about tnese people who arc selling 'Hope melons' Up Worth m May and June?" ii's- W e H» tne nation-wide produce VKrade knows Hope melons don't come on tne market until July, and lhat these Texas peddlers arc practicing a iraud. Tncy ougnt tu • Ue put m jail but they won't be. In the absence' ol any central marketing organization li-ere, with a vested interest in the name of .pur town, there is hardly any injured party to complain against the Texas liars. It just goes to show you that witnout an organization you don't jcven own the name of tne town >*4vhere you live. Others like ourselves have been talking about this lailure to set up a marKcting organization lor y-earo —but years later we find 'lexas capitalizing on the fame of Arkansas watermelons wnne we uo nothing. We are not exactly an object of sympathy. A iri-endly cnuc would say we are s'ufferin from inertia— an. unfriendly one would Call it something else. 1 Ihink it is perfectly obviou ,?.to every business man that vvnilc v»7igriculture remains the main sup port of Hope our city nas done absolutely nothing to help organize larm markets and tnus retain and improve Hope's natural advantaga as a farm snipping point. We nuvc no curb market for fanners wishing to sell at retail in Hope, and no organization or public snipping facilities for produce thai is to be moved in wholesale lots. I am only reporting Ihe Iruth when I say that since the coming r jand going of the Southwestern "'Proving Ground Hope's position as an agricultural center has deter- 1 iorated and the position of Nashville, to take an -example, has definitely improved. Our community is reported to have a lot of money, but an impersonal observer would say lhat the This Clearance Includes Ai! Fine Grade Panamas and Soifors Were: SJ \ NOW$ Sizes 6 3 /4 to 7 5 /s WE GIVE AND REDEEM EAGLE STAMPS Geo. W. Robison HOPE THE LEADING DEPARTMENT STORE NASHVILLE Hope Star WRATHCh FONlCAtt * x ^ -^ ^^V * Arkansas: Partly dlotidy thteltfl « ' ,•* f-sSfjy™-* ernoon, tonight and Thursdays',,. ^ •- "T 5 *slowly rising temperatures*/ f ^ 48TH YEAR: VOL. 48—NO. 222 Star of Hop* 1(99; Pr«i 1927, Consolidated January IB, HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 2,1947 (AP)—Meons Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. PRICE U. S. Ends Year With Substantial Budget Surplus! Washington, July 2—(/P)— Secretary Snyder announced today the government finished the 1947 fiscal year Monday with a budget "arplus of almost $754,000,000. That was approximately $500,000,000 less than President Truman had estimated on April 19 and $401,000,000 below the record high set under President Coolidge exactly 20 years ago. But it was the first surplus in 17 years and it broke up a string of deficits that began under Herbert Hoover and had continued under Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Truman. Snyder told a news conference that the surplus—which represents the amount that government income exceeded spending over the last 12 months—already; has been applied on the national debt. With that amount included, debt retirement over the fiscal year totaled $11,522,000,000, Snyder said. The debt stood at $258,376,000,000,000 oil June 3. That was $21388,000,000 below the all-time peak reached 16 months ago. The exact amount of the surplus was $753,787,660.28. For the previous year, the government had had a deficit of $20,676,000,000. This meant an improvement of more than $21,000,000,000 for last year compared with the preceding one. Net budget receipts totaled $43,258,833,188 compared with a nresi- clential estimate in April of $42,500,000,000. Total budget expenditures were Continued on Page Two o Edwards Low on Pool Bid Wsth $34,889 B. W. Edwards, Hope contractor who built the' Hempstead county federal government simply left it courthouse and the new Shanhouse Many Injured in Train Wreck —NEA-Telephbto•••'-:-. Passenqers who escaped injury when the Baltimore and Ohio,'s Columbian flyer jumped the tracks near Alida, Indiana, are transferred to a waiting train to continue their journey to Washington. More than 70 parsons were inujred. • ; with us during the war years. & Sons factory here, was low bid- 1'rbm here on we aru eomg lo der in a field of four when Ihe City have to do something besides wishful . thinking—and we are going lo .,,nced somelhing besides the rabbit's .vfefoot that dumped a lot of lederal money here. ..„....;. Maybe this report . about. otir town losing its name to tne Texas hucksters will gel us off the aaat of pur panls and slart us to work again— just as we used to before we thought we were rich. BY JAMES THRASHER Mr. Wallace's Popularity .. Several columnists recently have -ndevoted a day's space to an effort * to explain the current popularity of Henry' A. Wallace. And certainly Mr. Wallace is a phenomenon that -merits some explanation. Every time he gets knocked down he comes bouncing back with renewed strength, to the accompaniment of louder cheers. He got himself in the Presidential doghouse and tossed, out of the Cabinet. But that didn't bother him. He went abroad and made a scries of attacks on U. S. foreign policy and those who'have formulated it. '•f^He was scolded by the American and British press and castigated in Congress. His x>ld friend, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, gave his views the brushofl. One of the more-or- less independent liberal groups ol American political stumping. All the columnists that we have read on the subject of Mr. Wallacc- including some ardent old New Dealers—have found him to be confused and wrong-headed on a number of counts. They have charged him with vacillation and conua- V9 diction. They have accused him ol damning the U. S. government ior policies which he excuses and de- lends in the Soviet government. They have called him insincere. They have called him an "innocent" who is being shamelessly used by the Communists. But almost to a man these columnists have found the same answer to the American, people's hungry search tor a leader. They iind ' that he fills the void left by Mr. of Hope this afternoon opened bids on the municipal' swimming pool for Fair park. All bidders were required to make Iwo offers, one for the complete, job, the ..other,, for"', construction of• the pool except for excavation work. • Mr. Edwards was low with a bid of $34,889 for Ihe complete job, and $34,199 without excavat.ic* work. ' The olher three bids were: Grady Garms, Little Rock, $44,000 complete, $43,000 without excavation. Paddock Engineering Co., Dallas, Texas, $49,620 complete,. $48,590 without excavation. Hprton-Pollard, contractors of Bosier City, La., $54,588 complete, $o2,888 without excavation. The bids were opened in the presence of the following for Ihe Conflict Now International War-China Nanking, July 2 —(UP)— The Chinese government today officially charged that the civil conflict has war,' wai planes become an "international as Nationalist troops and cnased communists units from shattered Szepingkai. Government Information Director Hollington K. Tong told a press conference thai Ihe recently-lifted siege of Szepingkai in Manchuria haa been carried out with an intensity "unknown in the history of (Cninese) Communist military operations." He. added thai Korean Communisls and former Japanese prisoners of \var have been fighting-with the.--,-Chinese;. Reds in increasing numbers and : that Communist military'•, supplies appear to be growing steadily., •; ...'; , . ;, long was- askeci iio-tv-arid'vcaiy -iVi6 war had become "internalional," as claimed recenlly by several high olxicials, including Vice President Sun Fo. tmpnasizmg lhat he was speaking Itor Ihe Chinese governmenl .and not, fo.r official circles; who originally-' claimed; 'Soviet - Russia 'lad been assisting' the Chinese Communists, Tong said: "The Communists With the aid of lavish supplies of arms and ammunition staged an offensive against Szepingkai,; the intensity and fierceness of which was unknown in the history of Commu- nisl military operations-. The Communist besiegers fired City of Hope, at 2 p.m. at the city an average of more than 10,000 • " shells daily — a number all the Communist aresenals put together hall: Mayor Albert Fink, City Engineer C. O. Thomas; Alderman Dale Jones, chairman of the finance committee of the city council; Alderman Victor Cobb of the council's pool committee; and Syd McMafch and Alex. H. Washburn of the board of Public Affairs. The bids were taken under au- /isement by the city, Mr. Thomas ,o analyze all .offers before final action is" taken. ' Roosevelt's passing inspires the people and Inat he by his messages of idealism and his efforts on behalf of the common man. In most of these explanations we have found an implied indictment of those who should be the nation's inspirational leaders, but aren't. Therefore, one gathers, Mr. Wallace is serving a useful purpose. We can't agree with, this conclusion. Not all of America's popular leaders have been great. There is a vast difference between the popularity earnd by distinguishd a k'chievements and the popularity gained through an ability to spout vague generalities and windy promises. But you cant always leu the difference from the applause the two types of leader receive. The initial oopularity of Adolt Hitler and Benilo Mussolini and Huey Long was of the latter sort. Mr. Wallace is not a Fuehrer or a Duce or a Kingl'ish. But his public record to date does suggssi that his present popularity stems more from .emotional reactions V than from sound accomplishments. Sometimes, in periods 01 stress from sound accomplishments. and trouble, a nation is lucky enough to find a great leader. Sometimes it isn't. But the groping search is always a little frigntsn ing. There is the danger that the searchers will come up, as the Germans and Italians did, only with someone who can make -them leel important and exploited at the same time, who can bolster their egoes, nourish their self-pity and earn ^, their unquestioned devotion by tel- ' ling them only most to hear. Truman to Extend Holiday Washington, July 2 —(/P) —President Truman has decided to extend his Independence Day visit to Charlollesville, Va., lo a three- night stay beginning tomorrow night, the While House announced today. He will return to Washington Sunday instead of Saturday. The president will leave here by automobile al noon (CST) tomorrow and will stay the three nights at the home of Staney Woodward, chief of the Stale Department's protocol division, aboat a mile from Charlottesville. Accompanying him will be Adm. Wiliam D. Leahy, chief of staff to the president; Maj. Gen. Harry H. Vaughan, miilary aide; Rear Adm. James H. Foskett, -naval aide; Brig. Gen. Wallace Graham, personal physician; Clark Clifford, counsel, and Charles G. Ross, press secrelary. •Mr. Truman wil speak al 11:30 Paris Officials Probe 'Black Maquis 7 Gang Paris, July 2 —(/P)— National security police, continuing their investigation into a "Black Maquis" plot Ho overthrow the government^ claimed today to have smashed E conspiracy to seize control of al of France's military airpots warplanes. The information bureau of the police organization announced that Capt. Roger Prat of the French Air j Force had been arrested in connection with the airport conspiracy and•'. indicated that other members of the air force were involved. ....;. Few details of the plan were reported to the council tha't .the'city *$£ *^™Sg&.%"»%£ needed additional water supply and the Black Maquis - described,, as facilitific and nfferpd suggestions ' - ~:~L.J...: . :..„ j , ~^ - :„„ Bus Franchise Is Granted to Local Men Dorsey O'Slecn and A. S. Willis of Hope were granted a franchise jy the city council last night in ts regular session at Hope City Hall, to operate a bus line in the cily, subject to certain specifications. - : • •'• The qew company plans to operate two buses on regular routes and put on additional buses: whan accessary. They plan to start operation as soon as possible. Joe Jones was sworn in as Ward [ alderman for the unexpired term of the late Eugene White. Mayor Fink administered the oath. • C. O. Thomas, city engineer, re- Molotov Turns t Down Marshall Economic Plan Paris, July 2 —(/P)— The three- power foreign ministers'-s.-.v conference on the Marshall proposal ended in failure today whenihe Russians refused to agree to join in a cooperative international'effort for European economic recovery. Before the conference w'as,termi- nated Soviet Foreign Minister V.M. Molotov declared that British- French proposals relating.to U. S. Secretary of State Marshall's suggestions would lead to a division of Europe. .He also predicted the proposals, would "lead to no good results." The Briush-French,.- suggestions had dealt with organizing ; the '. continent for mutual self help with fi- lancial aid from the -'United .States, > as suggested by Secretary of $tate Sedrge C. Marshairin a-spc0ch, Jat Harvard University June 5 . ''' A high Soviet offiqial Said to-, day's session'ended the Conference, "It is. finished," French Forejgri Minister Georges , Bidaulf ,tdld French newspapermen as He walked out 'of the foreign ministry. Failure of the conferenced raised Ihe immediate, prospect of British- French attempts to • initiate 'the Marshall program without Russian official British source ' predicted earlier that Britain- and Rice Markets Awaiting End of Price Control Washington, July 2 — (flV* The Agriculture, Department reported today that 'Pice r markets were inactive .during). the past week us traders awaited .expiration ot, price controls 'on : June 3u, I ,f?', 1 iRice for purchase- or delivery , on oiv after • July 1 .was reported offered at substantial premiums over ceiling prices, but trading was limited on this basis. Another item ot interest to the rice trade, the Department said, was the rescinding of a war food order, effective July 1, which removed restrictions on the use of milled rice by brewers. The department said the dull effect on the rice market of the removal of this order and the expiration of price controls are not yet evident. Predicts Coal Mississippi Be Averted St. Louis, July 2 — {ft ., muddy Mississippi river appea.. to have reached its,crest-here.t day after smashing four.* levees yesterday and routing sands of personsrirom their-h in nearby Illinois communitic^S The riVer remained, statfomr*^ 40.3 a 103-year high, andf-JL. F. Wahlgren, U.< S. -meteorolog said it was expected- to ing before dark, • w*». While the worst of the' uuuu , peared past for the St. Louis Ik the situation southward as far, Cairo, 111, remained critical^ •, A levee break in Jackson coii III,, 100 miles south of hexe,j ed the town of Grand Tower severa .unincorporated areas. Walter Whitehead, •county"' 1 ter chairman -for<'tHe- ' "' estimated 320 .families homes m Grand Tower, 'andOH surrounding area and aaid-upni 40,000 acresi of crops had oeen lot m the county. v ,u •«' Grand Tower had been^vi ,_, Washington, July 2—(/P)— Power- isolated yesterday by an upstrear ful soft coal operator's predicted to-'levee break which sent floodwat? France soon would invite other European countries to participate in a pr-.p'gram of over-all economic planning to help restore the..continent's war-shattered economy. . Molotov left the meeting about five minutes before British Foreign Secretary Ernesl Bevin. French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault accompanied him lo the door of the foreign ministry, shook hands, and went back upslairs to confer wilh Bevin. The French and British ministers, preceded by a Scotland Yard man, came down together from'the Hall of Parrots, where the 'conference had been held; It was reported that a ; joint French-British announcement would be issued; ; dayt that an agreement will be reached with John I*. Lewis in time to -avert an all-out strike next Tuesday in the bituminous industry. The operators, who asked to remain anonymous, said -the United Mine Workers' chief already has been 'assured by influential industrialists thai his soft coal diggers in northern and western pits will get their full 35 cents an hour wage hike demands. The concessions were made fit a secret meeting last Thursday attended by Lewis, President Benjamin F. Fairless of the U, S. Steel Corporation, Chairman George M, Humphrey of the Pittsburgh consolidation Coal Company, and other northern producers. The industry" spokesmen who confirmed this meeting said western operators agreed t6 the wage pledge. : : This left southern mines—which produce about 25 percent of the na pouring down an inland yalleyramU closed all but one road leading,, 1 ""* the town of 1,000 peope. <- ., U S. Army Engineers' esti , damage between Louisiana^ tl Mt) and Cairo, 111, at nearly $12,000;-.. 000—most of which was caused-to! farmland and buildings. agents pointed out that the agucultural loss wo-^r from inability to raise ,a cro tne growing period remaining^ Some 26,800 poisons were reppi ed homeless by^ tlje Red CMS ~ the four-state area Of Missouri inois, Iowa and many of those in states may./ bp *. Nebraska le two,not *?3$M- their dwellings ifi.jiyara Continued on : ;Pagfr^ ——7-r-b— *— Molotov, opening today's session, tion's. soft coal- —; faced with 'the a. m. (CST) Friday from a specially constructed platform on the west portico of Thomas Jfferson's home "Monticello." The speech, which will requiure about 21) minutes, will be broadcast. The subject matter was not announced. The president also will attend a luncheon Friday at the Colonnade Club of the University of Virginia at Charottesville. Ross said 46 news, radio, and cameramen will accompany the president — the largest deelgation of its kind ever to travel with Mr. •Truman. could not possiby sustain." Mcanwhie, semi-official reports from Mukden said the Szepingkai area had been cleared of organ ized Communist bands within a 10 mile radius but lhat 20,000 Commu nists still were holding out west of the railway, presumably to covei the retreat of other troops. Gov ernrnent warplanes were said to be keeping close track of the fleeing Reel units. •'Tong claimed the Communists suffered heavy casualties in the Szepingkai fighting but admitted that "over two-thirds" of the Nationalist garrison there had been wiped out. Prospects of State Crops Favorable Little Rock, July 2 —(/P)— Prospects in Arkansas continue to be favorable for corn, hay, rice, peaches, cotton and soybeans, the weekly weather and crop bulletin said today. The mean temperature for the week ended Tuesday morning was 80.5 degrees, six tenths of a d- gre above normal. Cotton continues to hold a favor able place although fields in areas which had heavy rains are gelling grassy again and insects are prevalent in some fields-. A large acreage of rice has been watered for a second time and good stands are prevalent, the bulletin reported. Corn prospects are brighter as results of ample soil moisture. Planting of soybeans is continuing in some areas ?..".d the Hants are making rapid growth. Spring oats are nearing maturity in the northwest and hay continues facilities and offered suggestions toX -correct- .'-the .; shpr-tag.e.-. ••;•-.- '.".•.' '"-:' He proposed that the city re-open 1 its well in Brookwood addition/ install a 6-inch water line at Third and Bonner streets to correct .conditions in that area and to install Continued on Page Two WAA Ruling on SPG Bid Delayed The following telegram notifying local officials of a delay in passage on the city's bid for the SPG Industrial Site was received yesterday: Charles A. Armitage Secretary Hope Chamber of Commerce, Hope, Arkansas Have encountered further delay in effecting board action on Hope offer for Proving Ground. However there is good chance lhal definite action will, be-' taken Thursday. Will keep you informed. JOHN L. McCLELLAN U. S. Senator underground organiza-; 'tedly had hoped-'to-upset the republic and. set up a form of military dictatorship. The' security"'• police also announced the arrest of Claude Chauvel, 20-year-old of the secretary- general of the foreign affairs ministry, in connection with their investigation and said a warrant had been issued, for Count, Aurpuet.De, Merwels, wh'om-they -'described'-as "one of the principal members" of the revolutionary group. '•';"'•'! O——— ''."' .'' •" .:'"-..•' Liquor Store Again Robbed by Bandits Walnut Ridge, July 2 made a five-page statement criticizing the British-French proposals i as a threat to> the ;economic; independence and sovereignty of the small European nations. : "-, "Under these,' conditions," JVlolq-, tov said ,of the "prop.osals, .; "How ;W0iild; : tfovsn)all,couhtries arid: in; general the'.less r powerful states .'be abe to safeguard their national economies and their independence? : Continued on page eight • . . . o—-— '• . '• . ; GOP May Try Again to Gut Taxes Washington, July 2—(/P)—Republican leaders approached a decision today on a windup legislature J. H. Swindle's liquor store is losing money fast these days. Three unmasked men held up Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Carries at the store seven miles north of hnre last night and took $112 in cash and two fifths of liquor. The Carries, attending the store, are relatives of Swindle. prospect of capitulating on same terms -, or seeing their the pits clbsed.when the miners' 10-day va- ' L cation ends 1 next Tuesday. '.'< -The ; southerners /;had insisted on iseparate bargaining conferences. ' ; Side issues-^chiefiamong' them program in which they may again to cut taxes. try They probably will put off until next year, however, final action on universal military training, federal 'aid to education and a long- range housing program. The top question before the Republican lawmakers at an afternoon conference arranged by House Speaker Martin (Mass) and Chairman Taft (Ohio) of the Sen- ove'AhV^ckc^d "and Swln^Id -^ OOP PoUcy ' Committee^ was union ;\velfare and retirement fund — were 'said .to..- be; -the only barrier to a formal, •north-'West settlement; One,, group of northern producers met with Lewis and his negotiating committee yesterday. The industry representatives came away solemn and slow to comment. But Lewis, who' talked with his UMW officials for nearly a half -hour in a corner of the' .lobby of th,e hotel where the industrialists gathered, seemed ha'pov and confident. With no contract yet signed, however, both Senator Taft- (Ohio) and Rep. hartley NJ), Republican authors of the new labor act, called last night for President Truman to invoke the provisions of that law. Granting of Lewis' wage demands would raise the miner's daily pay from $11.85 for' a nine hour day underground to $13.05 for an eight-hour day. officers liquor valued at about $6,000 was taken. American Legion fro Meet in New Home Thursday The American Legioii will moet for the first time in the building recently leased from the City of Hope. This is a regular meeting and all members are invited to come out and see their new home. Trouble With This Country Is You Can't Smoke Cigar While Flying From One End to Other By HAL BOYLE New York, July 2 — (ft>)— The trouble wilh Ihis country is that you can't smoke a cigar while fiy- inc from one end of it to Ihe olher. I just tried it. And I don't know a belter definition of the air age we live in. I lit the cigar in Los- Angeles while getting ready to board one of Ihe big four-molored planes lhal Ireal America like a hop-scotch good in the Southern game. It lasted to make fine continued. growth, the bulletin The green wrap tomato harvest is in full swing in southern Bounties and recent rains- are improving yields and prolonging the season, it was reoorted. Tomato prospects were said very good in the northwest and early peaches are being picked with the main ciop of El- berlas due to be ready for liar- vest in about three weeks. The bulletin said prices receive by farmrs in the stale advanced Ihree per cent during the month ended June 15, when prices were California morning smog —advertised nationally as fresh air —but I had lo rub it againsl a wall before boarding Ihe plane. For some reason Ihe airplane companies will permit you to smoke a cigaret aloft, but turn thums down on a cigar. Some passengers are queasy. Since Ihe cheroot I had been fumigating the landscape with was a mellow — 22 conl Havana, I wasn't going to give up the last sixteen cents worth without a struggle. We stopped first at Kansas City. I called up my mother and found the wet spring there is- slill raising the devil with her Irish rheumatism. "A friend of mine with about the same complaint went out west to cure it and died, she said with her usual optimism, "so I am corn years. : I puffed Ihe cigar down to about eight cents worth and we flew on. We coald look down on all the terrible watery devaslalion that has cost thousands of farmers a years fruitless labor. To us in the air it was only brown flooded land —but to those below it was the heartache of drowned crops, destroyed livestock, ruined homes. We soared over highways and rail linos cut by Ihe terrible power of tremendous backcd-up rains, and Ihey had no power lo hold or hall us. We flew unhindered Ihrough a lighlning storm lhat hurt js not at all. but poured fresh death and terror on those below who live by land. Among our forty passengers Admits B< 111 ifcX, J...U ti "? _ i \\n. cer told a ' court charges today/" „, Sgt. William t Cal., said the QOI ing a conference Alfred Wesley Ingalls on charges of Tensl....,.., , in punishmen't^loL the ^affair" could were a mother and her diaper- stage baby and a man so old he had to be helped in and out of his seat. We came into New York through. a mist like an artillery shell on a perfect target. The old man was led down the steep alighting platform to a middle-aged spectacled son who looked embarrassed when the father reached out a tremulous hand to him and said: "Dickie boy! I was still working out the last third of my cigar — first lit at Los Angeles — when I bumped into an acfviaintanre who said: whether to attempt to re-pass the vetoed $4,000,000,000 tax reduction bill. •;••., Last minute nose counts -apparently left doubt about the Senate's ability to override possible new presidential rejection of a measure to start the proposed income tax cuts January 1 instead of yesterday's effective date in the original bill. - : '.."-' " In .an apparent bid for the vital democratic support needed' Ifor such a plan, Chairman Knutson (R-Minn) of Ihe House Ways and Means committee wrote Senator Byrd (D-Va) promising .prompt consideration and early aclion in January of a communily property tax proposal. Several democratic senators have taken the stand that they will not vote for the income tax cut unless the bill conains a provision permitting husband and wife to split their income to take advent- age of lower tax rates. A move of this kind, taking an additional $800,000,000 chiink out of Republi- to new charg'es from the president that it favors the rich, who have sufficient incomes to make the division prof- italv'e. Martin said that House passage of the bill is likely. Taft said, "if we find we have the votes to override a veto, we'll try to pass the bill. If we don't I think we'll just let it go until January." With Senate debate scheduled to begin Monday, leaders of both Houses seemingly are lined up IQ push through a measure to unify the armed forces. Both chambers also may act to increase the minimum wage level to 60 cents an hour. revenues, might lay the can-sponsored bill open Handle Co. to Give Workers Vacations Bruner-Ivory Handle Co. yesterday announced a new policy of va,- cations with pay for employes who have been with the company for a year or more, effective July 1, ; The vacation is based on faithful and efficient service. It allows for lost time excepting emergencies ,and, the company reserves the •right to schedule vacations so as not to hurt production. If an employe feels he is unable to take a vacation he will be given pay for one regardless, the company announced. ciime „ .„, _ The .Ingalla, furious, .. , ., galls' daughter for, bringing w into the case, told her at v the I; ference they had cut her 'but their will, another witness Dr. Richard Roberts, the -„„,-,„ son-in-law, said he was not included in the,'meeting but "could Ijejir very well',' through the wall, said Mi's. Ingalls turned on. ; daughter fund called her "lazy a bad daughter." < ,. "They/called me a Communist he sajd/'r ,* - --'7-^ "Att^ipthe conference,* ,InJ rushed.: up to me brandishing.' fists and ffiwearingi'. 1 he said," Roberts °and his wife called lice lasfifall Wndn the I.ngalls^jv the cajft' ? 're'fus<ng "a'ri" otfer (l £c spare bedroom for ner., • The; negro ; left .the car the ,night'and-went to the Re homq**-' "* - 1 4*^ <• * '" " "-"-f "She said she would ing east to visit you this August, i "I haven't been in a plane since nine percent blow of Octobr, 1943. o- th rcord high FOOUS THEM It may be safer. Thats my Mom. The plane was there only a few •niiutes collecting fuel, but I rnan- ged to smoke the cigar down to 1923. You must have been scared ^Jl 1.--rt Wriy. Well, there's America. And the modern world The planes may aoout a twelve-cent level. Then I fall or the trains go off the rail had to rub it out again and climb j Bul if yoj stay in one place aboard. siill shakes, too- and the the "Big Muddy Missouri river—one Ihe governmenl hasn't got around lo taming — and came down a lil- in the western United States is . tie more than an hour later at St. done by bears that mistake the ( Louis, where the conjoined Mis- We flew on across the rampaging ' rivers rise and overflow. You can't what they want | The meeting will be at 8 p.m. humming of the wires for bees and'souri and Mississippi rivers are Thursday at the airport. try to find, the honey. Inde from life or danger any more. The twentieth .century" made pioneers of everybody. So this is what I wrote firtishin Bog With Medical Supplies Looted From Doctor's Car Dr. Jim McKenzie last night reported theft of a bag from his auto containing medical and supplies valued Police Report for Month of June Released The following police report for the month of Jurje was submitted to the city council last night by Chief of Police Tate: Collections: Fines and Cash Bonds assessed $1700.00 Fines paid tq Mun. Court Clerk $108Q.QO Fines served in jail 25 00 Fines served on Street Dept 1000 Fines given notice of Appeal Fines that are to 200.00 be served out in jail or with the Street Dept. and layed half ah^hour while> ing'Negrpes jammed' the' court ridor and tried tto j^oy^'tlk courtroom) which, seats only Federal Judge Jacob Wein refuged to open court " serrjblance of order is City police were called U, Sfmarshalls -clear t threerf federal * eowt b been "removed frertv starting yesterday far • Minor Accident t"- 5 v ' ' «f V"* An automobile accident mg J. A.* Parley nut and yIsQ.n a.m. yes>tjeraay r damage fij * ParteerJg.' tr slight damage to the hide, pohc\ re pants were f .n()t that are in jail now 385.00 Fines Accounted for $1700.00 Cash Collection*,: Fines and cash bonds paid to Mun. . Court Clerk ... $1080 00 Trash Hauling for month of June 17200 instruments at approximately $200. ..._ = The bag was stolen after 10 p.m. the"five"cent stub of "the "cigar I j last night from his car which was having their biggest spree in 103 hours away. started a continent and twelve!parked in front of Josephine Hospital. Total Cash Collections $1252 00 Other Activities: Complaints received and investigated 71 Doors found open by night officers 16 Dogs killed by icquest 11 Minor accidents investigated 8 Fatal accidents investigated . 1 Finger prints made i ... 7 Bicycles recovered _ Continued on together any other ^ The density area is 2187 mile. Ttor Wi All D Obstrv The Star al) day ft the Fo<r" be no, noon,

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