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aBBgrnCTfTOm-litiBagP'SigS^^ rifmN T^Y'rTfffT^^Y-T-lriT'Fi'™?" *"***-**< nij^M^^r' •;* «!".' i—~i ~ . r "I~ l ~L~~.jr7~n^ J n uni NH IMII ''"••'iiM*»i'»ll^>nnMjlOii^<i<iinMi:r»lW|iMM Tuesday, November 11, 1947 '',' / ''' ' ^x+Wfy : HOP I IT At, HO PI, ARKANSAS AIR FORCE Our Daily Bread Sliced f fen by The Editor Alex.' H. Washburn Funny Dog Story Or Is It? Strength tha comma s respec •HIS country has no imperialistic aims- no desire for expansion or conquest. But as the leader among the democratic peoples of the world it has an inescapable duty. In this critical time it must stand firm for the ideal pf human freedom. [World co-operation toward a permanent peace can be achieved only by nations that meet on an equal footing. A strong and well- prepared America can command the respect and attention its views deserve. A weak America can only hope—and beg. Your Armed Forces-Army, Navy and Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard-are your country's guarantee of co-operation for peace. Their manpower must be of the best— alert, efficient, well trained. Their equipment must be kept at the peak of scientific advancement. Above all, they need the wholehearted support of every loyal American. On Armistice Day, 1947, it is fitting that we remember the sacrifices made by our young manhood in World War I. At the same time we should realize that the weakening of our, Armed Forces after that struggle led inevitably to still greater sacrifices in World War II. On this day of memory let us resolve that the same tragic mistake shall not be repeated, DAY K£SOLV£ THAT AMERICA SHALL STAY •-*• ST/fOAfG SPACE FOR THIS MESSAGE OF GREAT PUBLIC IMPORTANCE IS CONTRIBUTED BYs Rephan's Hitt's Shoe Store Brookwood Grocery Lehman Auto & Home Supply Hope Auto Co. Western Auto Associate Store Hall Cleaners Dr. Emrnett Thompson, Optometrist B. R. Hamm Motor Co, J. C. Penney Co. Houston City Furniture & Electric Co. Scott Stores Hope Steam Laundry Harlan-West-Benton Lbr. Co. Morgan & Lindsey Lawson Shoe Shop City Cleaners Orville's Hope Confectionery Miss Henry's Shop James & Moore Cleaners Bruner-lvory Handle Co. Hope Butane Gas Co. Allen Electric Co. Stephens Wholesale Grocer Co. Hope Star Saenger, Rialto, New Crescent Drug Store The Associated Press reported on this page yesterday that the Pennsylvania Railroad took aboard a Great Dane dog at Richmond, .—and was an hour and a half 'iate getting into St. Louis because of it. The trouble wasn't in getting the dog on board—it was the business of persuading him to get off. All the crates were too small so they just tied the 115-pound Dane in the baggage car. Indianapolis w'as.his stop, but he took one look at Indianapolis and refused to get off—and he wouldn't let the boys get near the rest of the baggage. . The Pennsylvania went on to ^Terre Haute, Effingham and East St. Louis. . Each time the dog looked the town over, and shooK his head—and the Pennsylvania had to carry on with a paralyzed baggage car until finally il reached St. Louis. • , '••... In St. Louis an.l,understanding man talked it over with the dog found he was "just plain scarce and hungry"—and the Dane anc the railroad finally patched things up for $2 worth St nambur'gers. All this muKes a tunny uog story one way oi t<uniimg—out, 01 the otner hand, you couid matce i out to be a grand slam against th Pennsylvania, the Middle West and ail their people. . . . whethe riding the railroad or just waiting on tne ground in' Indianapolis. In the Dane's bcnaif i am here to say that is really a rougn ride on the Pennsylvania between Pius burgn and bt. Louis ana by the time they 'got to Indianapolis anc tried to throw him off tne Dam might well have reached the con (illusion nobody loved him and h might as well fight. imagine yourseit looking dow on that endless platform in Indiar. apolis' vast terminal and seem thousands of faces and not familiar face among 'cm. . . And when he got to Terre Haut —well, it's just a little Indianapolis The only criticism I have t make against the • Dane is h unexpected action at Effingham. At Etlingham I'd have tnougnt he'd have jumped off the tram 4,3tid chased a rabbit. Effingham is the size town you could see a rabbit in. nut. it s all over now. All, that is, excepting hearing from the United Nations. The United Nations is going to raise plenty of sand about America giving $2 worth of meat to a dog. * + * BY S. BURTON HEATH Time To Check Up? The administration of relief in York City is under the mi* Star 9TH YEAR: VOL. 49 — NO. 26 Star of Hep* II**; Frail 1*27. Comelldated Januerr IS, 1»»» HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12,1947 (AP)—Means AuectoMd MMr - 7 , (NEA)—Means NtwapOpHf tntyprt* All Development Group Elects Officers Hope Development Corporation, private group which proposes to )uy and promote the Southwestern Droving Ground industrial area for actory sites,' completed its cor- >orate organization at a meeting his morning in the Chamber of Commerce offices. B. W. Edwards was elected pres- dent; Albert Graves vice-president; and Syd McMath secretary- measurer. On the board of directors are: Vtr. Edwards, Mr. Graves, Geo. W. Sobison, Lloyd Spencer, George W. Peck, W. H. Gunter and A. H. Washburn. • '-'•'•• This morning's session opened as a meeting of stockholders, and concluded with the directors' meeting and election .of corporate officers. The proposal, which it is believed the federal government will accept, is for the purchase of the SPG industrial area for $200,000, with the down payment being ?37,500 by the City of Hope for the electric and water utilities' purchase—that sale to the city government being final. The entire balance of the property, comprising 755 acres and 60 buildings large and small, would be handled by the private corporation on a self-liquidating plan to cover the $162,500 remainder o£ the debt by sale or rental of the properties for industrial site purposes. Turkey Army to Hold Maneuvers Istanbul, Nov. 12—(/P)—-President Ismit Inonu, Premier Hasan Saka and other governmental leaders were expected today to leave for Thrace to witness the first extensive filed maneuvers undertaken by the Turkish army since before the war. Naval maneuvers are being held simultaneously in Black Sea. Attack Victim Dies of Injuries Texarkana, TEXAS, Nov. 12 —(UP)— A two - gun Texas ranger was assisting Texarkana police today in their investigation of the hammer murder of Meek Wellborn, prominent Texarkana lumberman and former Arkansas State policed i e d late yesterday -os'cope of about three and a halt simultaneous investigations. The State, a grand jury and the City's Department of Investigation are _ using fine-tooth combs. The Wei- I buted to the fare Department is co-operating under a new head, which is worth at least half of an investigation. These inquiries stem from a series of disclosures by the New York World-Telegram, which were kissed off by critics, including one ex-reporter who has set himself up a radio program as an indui- it mentor of the daily papers. Maybe it is worth mentioning, in a by-the-way, that the original disclosures could not have been made without the complete freedom of the press with which authoritarians would chisel away if they could. The disclosures, that brought a new welfare commissioner and a series ol probes, consisted of a spo radic series of stories about specific incidents which fell into two classifications. One was instances in which the taxpayers money was 'aeing wasted on unworthy, unneedy chiselers, and wasted on needy families which were being cared for with sensational extravagance. The other group showed the almost complete control exercised over re het' by active members of a Communist-dominated union. In Norwalk, Conn., this fall, 50 enrolled Socialists and 1,000 enrolled Democrats and Republicans chose a Socialist as mayor. They had several reasons, but a ma man. Wellborn from injuries received during an attack by a masked man at a tourist cabin Sunday. Colorful Ranger Chief T. M. (Lone Wolf) Gonzaullus was asked to,.aid. in .the investigation arkaha 'police, when he arrived to testify in another case. Gonzaullus figured in the invest- igatiqn of the five murders attri- 'Phantom killer" in 945. Gonzaullus earned his nick- ame during the famous riots of ie Mexia, Tex., oilboom. In that era he was known as a deadly with a pistol in either hand, nd fast on the draw. According to Mrs. Grace Evans f Hope, Ark., who was with Well- orn during the tourist court at- ack, a Negro \yith a white hood ver his head climbed in the win- ow and demanded money from >Vellborn. She says that when Wellborn reused he was severely beaten with hammer. Police found footprints utside the window and a bloody andprint on a nearby fence. They av they believe the Negro scaled he fence and lost himself in the djoining Negro district. .jnr one was a relief scandal. SchcoJ •*i;'c-achers were striking for a living wage which the city couldn't afford, because of waste. Part of thai was was in relief, Norwalk, and particularly its So cialists, did not want any needy family to suffer for lack of assist ancc. But it did not want impor tant services to suffer while the relief rolls were padded with per sons perfectly able to look aftei themselves; while some got more help than others under identical circumstances. • t Mew York and Norwalk are dis covering something that other cit , ies might well consider. That is that public relief has become es tablished on a permanent basi without sufficient planning and ov ersight. Ponderous machinSi'^.was set ui in the depression, in ^a'rhurry. A re-employment and then the wa provided jobs, there never was an; general overhaul to see whether th relief rolls were cleaned up. Many who went into relief ad- <tninistration as an emergency matter grew to regard it as a life ca- Continued on Page Two -o- Army Demands Release of U. S. Soldier Trieste, Nov. 12 — (UP) —U. _ Army headquarters demanded to day that Yugoslav troops release an American soldier they seizec yesterday while he was fishing near Goriia. The soldier was T-4 Duel Farrell 21, of Starkville. Miss., member o a headquarters company in Tri cste. It was not clear whether th Yugoslav seized him in Italy o: whether Farrell accidentally stepped into Yugoslav territory. He and T-Sgt. Joseph Philape of Dubois, Pa., both of the headquarters company both of the second battalion of the 351st infantry regiment went fishing yesterday along the Pacco river, in the Rupa area, southeast of Goriia. They separated, one fishing up the stream and the other down. The Pacco river runs beside the main Goriia-Trieste highway, just inside Italy. Philape saw a band of Yugoslavs with Farrell at 3 p.m. inside Yugoslavia, but he did not see hig capture. U. S. Army headquarters in Trieste filed a protest demanding Farrell's return through Lieut. Gen. Terence S. Airey. commander of the American-British administered part of the free state. The protest will be transmitted through diplomatic channels to Belgrade. It (was the first seizure of an American by Yugoslav soldiers since the middle of September when a lieutenant and two enlisted men were forcd across the border at gunpoint and held a week. They were returned unharmed but two soldiers seized before that were half-starved when the Yugoslavs finally let them out of prison. Rep. Marion T. Bennett (R. 'Mo.) charged in Washington ,on Oggober. 28 that there, had 'been 63 cases of Yugoslav armed aggression in which American troops were killed or injured since June, 1945. U. S. Army sources said there had indeed been 63 cases of armed aggression, but most of them were not as serious as Bennett apparently had supposed and that in most cases the aggressors were Yugoslav civilians — not soldiers. America Sets World's Table- ^rom Wheat to Nuts Anglo-American Zone of Germany, U.S. Zone Austria, and Italy..«., ij 3,481,000 France, funefi. , North AWco . Z^ss;.. 771,000 Great Britain...... *......_. .1,652,000 India ^....1,003,000 All Other Nation*.. .N .. .1939,000 Latin America 2,322,000 tons U. S. exported food to other nations at rate of'9.6 per cent of its total production in fiscal 1947-48. This is equivalent to 271 pounds for every person under the American flag. Grains: 15,058,000 tons Potatoes: • 385,000 tons Fruits and Nuts: 976,000 tons Fats and Oils: 233,000 tons. Manufactured Dairy Products: 493,000 tons All Other Foods: 799,000 tons Meats: 224,000 tons', TOTAL: 18,168,000 tons Outright Rtpial ofWagt-Hour Law Suggested ;J r . Washington, NovA Ig —<*)^Oui' right repeal of the wage hour la* was advo'onted today, by Tyre Taylor, general counsel otthe Southern States Industrial Council. Taylor said the 40 - hour week which is standard in the law "is the very opposite of the ! all - out emphasis on production which the _, times so urgently demand." % He estimated that substitution of a 45 - hour week in U> S. industry would yield enough man hours to build 2,045,000 more homes or 20,000.000 automobiles a year. In a statement filed with a house labor subcommittee ] studying possible changes in the' act, Taylor said the longer work week would piovide an additional 90,000,000 <man hours a week or 4,500,000,000 a year. Meyers Admits Profit From Bond Deal Washington, Nov. 1ST—• (&) — Maj Gen. Bennett E. Meyers told sena tors today he and his Wife notice $90,000 from a $4,000,000 wartimi bond deal about which he said hi consulted then Secretary of thi Treasury Morgenthau. Morgenthau told him he "didn 1 sec how I could go wrong,' 1 " Meyer said. The retired general's Story o the transaction came atop contra dictory testimony from his an< Howard Hughes as to whethe Meyers sought a loan from the air Charts above show how much f6bd4-from wheat to nuts—the U. S. exported to other nations during the past fiscal year and which countries received the bulk of it. The statistics point up the stupendous role American .farmers and food processors play in feeding war-torn Europe and Asia, as repealed in a survey conducted by Sen; Harry F. Byrd (D, W. Va.). His report does not differentiate between• those goods sold through normal channels of foreign trade and those supplied as relief.' All tonnage js figured in long tons (2240 pounds.) "~ plane manufacturer deal, ,. „**?**. t'vhr for a bond Washington, The Democratic tee' announced today'; national convention will 11 In Philadelphia, —> ,v big task will bevto select' ning mate in.lMT " ~ Truman.i < / <SJ . , rffr Both the democratic an'dvt, lean national conventions -wll held in Philadelphia. The Kei(._ can convention will open 1 June*: 'Already, a,dozen hopefulsV one unwilling J /'candidate^, being mentioned, 1 ^ political^ servers as possible runhin for Mr. .Truman^iri-the.lH dential election^'.,,-T - f 'f>„ fe,IS Despite'his blunt statement^ he "wants no political office! tary of State;George I.?M was being • eyed ,by some-;? crftts as a "dra;ft" prospect to? party's vlce-presidential T noml tion. The .name of Chief'* sluT Fred .M. Vinson 'ranked 1 higf the list of men' who are: prei considered available. '< •>-i,'"', There has .been no" indict from Marshall that he has cha. his mind about' politics. Afteff ing up his retirement x plans tc come secretary of: state last ?:l ary, he volunteered to newsm a press conference, that he '<! "never be considered as a '•> date for political office." ;) He said he was being, ','e: and emphatic in order to terminati once and for all any discussionfo' my name in connection " "' tical matters. «."• i Although no one is betting 'on"ltl there apparently is some hope that Marshall could be School Bus Driver Clinic in Progress A training;' : course for Hempstead untsehctJ)«iS!driv6rs v ;itJM'r6^ Mississippi Solons Take Up Bus Strike Jackson, Miss., Nov. 12 — Mississippi's legislature went (JP)— into special session here today to consider bills calculated to snuff out recurrent violence in the 175-day old Southern Bus Lines strike. Governor Wright said yesterday :hat among bills to be introduced is one which will make it a penitentiary offense to fire on a bus. Another wpuld make it illegal to threaten or intimidate in any way bus lines workers or their families. This latter bill is designed to protect new company drivers trained to replace striking ones. The comapny has refused to arbitrate further with its old employes on the grounds that all positions left vacant by the strike are now filled. Still another bill on tap would 20 Years Ago Today November 12, 1927 Sam Logan of Prescott addressed the local Rotary club—It was announced that the old Washington Telegraph publication would be resumed in December with W. A. R. Cogswell as editor—A district meet- ig of chairmen of Christmas Seal committees heard Dr. Phillip authorize the governor to hire persons to track down individuals responsible for past violence, which has included firing of rifles, slingshots, and shotguns al buses, as well as an explosion in one Mississippi bus terminal. Further bills would appropriate funds to finance the pending investigation. Legislative leaders nave estimated that the governor would be given about $100,000 to employ a temporary state police force. The leaders say that when the appropriation is spent the J. Jacobs here yestprday—"Vincent Foster, aged 16, is'" an enterprising young farmer. This year on common dirt land adjoining the city limits he raised 3 bales of cotton on 2 1/3 acres, sold it for $300 and seed for $50. This record was result of intensive cultivation and judicious use of fertilizer." force will automatically cease exist. o to Local Student Cast in College Play Reaffirms That Russia HasA-Bomb Paris, Nov. 12 — (/P) — The London correspondent of the newspaper Aurore wrote today that certain British military circles, with whom he claimed close contact, had information which made them place credence in another paris paper's report yesterday of a soviet atom bomb test last June 15 in Siberia. The correspondent, J. R. Pech- eral, asserted that his sources regarded the story — which appeared in the evening L'lntransi- ?eant — as "something practically certain. Their attitude, Pechcral said, contrasted sharply with "the skepticism of scientific circles in Great Britain" with which, he declared, the military sources were obliged to associate themselves publicly. L'Aurore, a pro-De Gaualle organ, published articles last July insisting that Russia had the atomic bomb. Pecheral located the Siberian factory city of "Atomgrad", mentioned in L'Intra,nsigeant's story yesterday, as being at Oukhta in Arctic Siberia, where he said 200 German scientists were at work in "powerful'' laboratories. He said this information had seen established by investigations undertaken in Germany to determine the destination of German scientists departing for Russia. ! Pecheral said information collected in Germany showed that the Atomgrad factories were employing uranium ore mined in Czechoslovakia and Saxony. He identified the sapreme director and "ruling master" at Atom- grad as Maj. Gen. Volkov. Pecheral reported that another center of research in unconventional armaments was operating in the Caucasus, where he asserted the Russians were investigating the possible military uses of cosmic rays which could "relegate the atom bomb to the rank of outmoded projectiles." The correspondent said that still a third center, which he did not locate, was doing work on radio- gress at Hope City Hall with Cecil Shuff ield of Nashville in charge of discussions. About 30 county drivers are attending. Yesterday the group heard a discussion by Milton Mosier of Arkansas State Police who outlined the law. governing traffic regulations in regard to stopping buses on the highways. The biggest trouble, he told the group, is that motorists don't realize that when'a school bus stops on the highway all vehicles, following or meeting the bus, must come to a stop until passengers are discharged and the bus is again in motion. Few observe this law which is strictly enforced in Arkansas, he said. Stored Paper Burns at Loss of $500,000 Philadelphia, Nov. 12 — (JP) — three - story paper stock plant was destroyed by fire today, causing damage estimated by the management at $500,000. Three firemen were injured. Bulletin Marseille, Nov. 12 — (UP) — Communist-led demonstrators burst into the Marseille City Hall, today and beat Mayor'^Carlini, who was elected on the De Gaullist ticket in the .recent municipal elections, and several other-persons — (UP )— India withdrew to-! day from the long fight 1 - with:. the Soviet Ukraine for the 11th' seat on the United Nations Security Council. Chicago, Nov. 12 — (UP) — James C. Petrillo, president of Musicians, (AFL), pleaded innocent today to a charge that he violated the Lea-Act by trying to force a radio station to hire unnecessary employes. London, Nov 12 — (/P) — Chancellor of the Exchequer Hugh Dalton asked the House of Commons today to double Britain's tax on company profits as a step in the fight against inflation. o Minor Accident Results in Only Fender Damage A minor accident yesterday afternoon at Second and Walnut Sreet involving vehicles driven by Clarence Brown of Colurribus, Ohio and Ray Stevens of Hope, resulted in slight fender damage. City Police investigated. Kiwaniansto Aid Crippled Children f' November, 10, During the wee Arkansas Vwitte^r Day. ; 'a day on which small golden sunflowers will b'e spld in most of the principle cities and towns> in the state. The purpose of this event is to bring to the attention of the public the needs of physically handicapped children, particularly the children with cerebral palsy; commonly called spastic paralysis. The story behind the estabish- lishrnent of this day and the sale of these small sunflowers is of Hughes testified Meyers tried to borrow $200,000 to finance a $10,000,000 bond speculation at a time when Meyers, as an air force officer, was negotiating with Hughes on warplane contracts. Meyers called that a lie. He said Hughes, through an attorney. Offered to lend him $250,000,' but he refused the loan in indignation. .When Meyers related that' he actually made a bond deal, he said he talked about it with Chairman Marriner Eccles of the ' Federal Reserve board as well' as-Morgen- thau. fie said he believes Eccles told him'the same thing 'Morgen- thau did, r , v > * ' Meyers told the , committee .he probably should have reported'-to superiors the , various off err- he «n«lo 'Uv4«K*e» tfM*^*!**'' 4*k lMbu£bu&Jr*-iMk Si to give him. a house Angeles. 1 That was his reply when Chairman Ferguson (R-Mich) of the Senate War Investigating subcommittee demanded: "Now general, I'll ask you why you did not report it (offer of a house near Los Angeles) to higher authority?" Meyers testified yesterday tha _ ^ __________ r the> offers were made in late 1943 ... drafted.- "> _ _„ 'ennsylvania-born soldier-states-^: man would be a good running or Mr. Truman geographical-f y. Pennsylvania is second in thai;; number of electoral votes. Vinson is from Kentucky. -\ , commands relatively few, electoral?? votes. Nevertheless, he has< great! personal qualifications; ;He;,is to** of thes most widely y experienc - -- •"- ' public life.JhaV-< ----n eyerv brftnc! ^Vlnson -and- ...,„ „ means .'the t only- two^meu_^ T . There is much speculation; Secretary''"-* -^--^-^ .-..a.* «" .,,, tice William O; Douglas, jD«, was born in Minnesota, spent * irtat;p«t of^hii and in 'WashlngtdnMate. , (V 'Other prospects are Senate Dem cratic Leader Alben BarkleyT*' 1 Sens. Brien McMahon, o,; and Millard E; Tydirtgs. D.. . James Roosevelt, son of the T president: forrrjer OPA Chief' importance; its appeal is great, not (and early 1944 when Hughes was ler. Bowles No Reason Why Anybody Who Likes Good Hog-Calling Can't Also Enjoy Opera only because of the human interest behind it, but because buying and and wearing one of these flowers will show that Arkansas citizens care about their handicapped children and are willing for them to have a brighter today through education and training for a brighter tomorrow. The; origin and the story behind the story lies in the work of the Arkansas Society for Crippled Children at Pine Bluff and Sunshine School for physically handicapped children which the Society has operated and maintained over a period of nine years. Among the activities at the By HAL BOYLE New York, — (&)— The long line of men and women in the outer cold shuffled slowly like a half- frozen centipede toward the warm door. Many had waited long hours. They leaned tiredly against the huge brick built of the building when the line halted. The middle- aged staggered wearily. The young made a jest of their fatigue. As each one in the line entered he building he put down $3 and James Morrow, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Morrow of Hope, has been cast in the first three act ploy to be given by the Stagecraft- ers at State A. and M. College, Magnolia, this year. The play is a mystery-comedy. "Through the Night" by Ryerson and Clements and will be presented Thursday evening, November 20 at 8 o'clock in the College auditorium. guided missiles. All three projects. Peceral wrote, were coordinated under the general direction of Lavrenti Beria former head of the NKVD — the Russian Security Police. The editorial offices of L'lntran- sigeant, meanwhile, acknowledged an "obvious error" in its dispatch locating the reported Soviet atom bomb test as being near the Amui river in the vicinity of Irkutsk, since they are in different regions The paper said it was attempting to check back, but that it be- music wash over the rapt faces of one young couple standing near. They were deep in a world I never had learned to plumb. ,.. The plump little tenor on the stage melodiosly baying his illicit passion to an over-nourished soprano was 'slightly ridiculous in my view. To the young couple, however, the bulging pair were obviously great lovers starcrossed by hopeless destiny. They had been drawn over the school is a garden club and all the children are members. They hold office and participate in the monthly programs. A cerebral palsied child (who cannot talk) is treasurer of the group. When a name, flower, and color for the "Hub was sought, this child's sug- _estion was accepted as follows: The name, Sunshine Garden Club; he flower, the sunflower; the colors, red and geld! typifying the adiant and happy surroundings of the School and the opportunities t affords to handicapped children. The appeal and human interest sack of the suggestion made by this cerebral palsied child was so strong, the Society originated the ,dea to use the sunflower as the symbol of a brighter today through education and training for all such physically handicapped children. Under the sponsorship of the Arkansas Society for Crippled Chil- ;roup: "That's all. Sold out." They got a paper ticket. A man finally | bridge of make-believe, and were came out and told the dwindling nappy cn the other side. I nadn t been able to put one foot on the bridge, but I decided to uy. It was the first full length opera I had ever attended. So I made an effort to forget the inanities of the Verdi plot. I overlooked the absurd physical mismatching of the stage lovers and the fact that they sang in Italian. Instead I concentrated on the color of the scene and the music that poured out of their throats in silver torrents. • Well, you know, gradually it began to work. There was something in the way those voices bounced notes off the gallery rafters that caught hold and began to have a meaning. Yes, even for a musical tin ear like mine. I began to feel the lure of opera, which hithrto I had always looked turned unhappily away. But those early enough to get he tickets had passports into another world. They felt lucky to be able to buy standing room at the opening of the Metropolitan Opera. They waited patiently as the fashionable ladies in mink and ermine rustled conspicuously to their seats. Then the great golden curtain lifted on the world they had come to see. It was a land of lost delight to most Americans the world of opera. It was the strange and tuneful land of Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, Offenbach, and the mighty melodies of a man named Wagner. The names of the men who composed that world look to many like the signs on barbershops or random selections from a teutonic phone book. But to the people who CpnrtecticutiKl negotiating for multi - million dollar airplane contracts. Meyers at that time was Deputy Chief of Air Force Procurement and had to pass on the $40,000,000 in contracts given Hughes, wealthy plane designer and movie pro* ducer. The Senate Committee is inquiring into circumstances of the award of the contracts. Hughes' own story is;that Meyers, asked him for a job and for a $200,- Contlnued on Page Two 6 Federal Jury Acquits Patmos War Veteran Texarkana— A federal jury yesterday acquitted Jeff A. Aaron, 38- year-old Patmos, Ark. war veteran, of charges that he made false claims to get "52-20" checks from .he government. Judge Harry J, L,emley presided. Aaion admitted accepting the checks, but claimed he was not informed by the Hope unemployment office that he was violating the law. He was working as a truck driver at.the time. The money was returned to the goveinment by the Veterans Administration which took the |40 out of Aaron's pension checks. Norn C. Walliren of Washini and Gov, Preston, Lane oi landt , ' ,' •• \ n '"" "0 "*' i i* 1 *Jy*f Truman to " Address Joint Session '.. & dren, Inc. Pine Bluf, with headquarters at the first annual Sun- Washington, Nov. 12 President Truman will deliver a joint session pi Congress in i son Monday a message calling stop-gap European relief aid for inflation curbs at home. /The White House said Mr.-f; man will speak to members of i v House and .Senate in the House Representatives * chamber at p. m, (CST), •" , ' M Mr, Truman ' ' 1 flower Day in Arkansas will be launched to create an awareness of the needs and an understanding and sympathetic thought of them this one day in the year. All of the funds derived from the sale of these messengers of hope for handicapped children win remain in Arkansas. None of the funds derived from this sale will be sent out of the state but will be used in the construction, at an early date, of a rehabilitation center for physically handicapped children thoughtout Arkansas, particularly the cerebral palsied. j - Heading the drive in Hope will of the year-sub-freezing at be the local Kiwanis club which .points and filling frosts through- has sent representatives to 29 Degree Low Accompanied by Killing Frost Old man winter struck here last night pushing the mercury down to a new seasonal record of 29 degrees the Experiment Station reported today. The low temperature dropped from a high of 53 degrees and was accompanied by the sea son's first killing frost. Little Rock, Nov. 13 ~(if) — Hog killing time arrived in Arkansas today with the hjwest temperatures a round of conferences with r< sentatives of industry, agric and labor as he and his staff on the special message. • ,., , The president-called in M; il Thatcher of St, Pawl, MMiju" dent of th? National Federa' Grain Cooperatives, —•»--"-'• esen^atjyes pf " ' lad an appoi Shreve, States < , , "'hilip Murray, ,__ He talked earlier i ivith William Green, „„_ he American Ttederatipn of „„ and on Monday with Earl Bunt president pi the Nation^ AS« lion of M«nuf4ctuders, < , i Presidential Secretary Q) . Ross said the discussions }een concerned with the w| !ood situation gnd, aid'to Euro, Ross said he has no idea of-'i ength of the 1 president's speecV Congress Monday, that U is fitil the early draft stages. The decision tp address session Monday .was on as a foreign instrument of vocal sabotage. And now. thanks to that t. ,_ wv,*. ~-. *~ ...» i-^-f.^ .young couple, I've decided there is had waited in line that night the : no reason why a broad - minded names stand for many beautiful i man who enjoys listening to a good things. I hog caller can't also learn to en- The world the curtain lifed on j joy the opera. It is no harder than was Verdi's—a flamboyant Swed- switching from playing marbles to ish court in the eighteenth cen- baseball. children's home and viewed work it is the the doing-o— lieved meant. the Angara river was tury, where death awaited a king.] So. adagio, _adaigo, professor — From my seat over and watch VFW to Moid Regular Meet in New Hut The VFW will hold ils regular meeting tonight at 7:30 o'clock at the organization's new hut. Pine Gardens, east of Hope on Highway 67. Members who do not have transportation will be picked up out the state. The northwest section is going to get even colder temperatures tonight and the rest of tte state will get iimilar treatment from the elements tomorrow, the weather bureau piedicted. The southeast and extreme south portion* of th,e state will have slightly warmer weather tonigh but will toe only a temporary con dition, the bureaa said. Fair skies were expected throughout the state. Gilbert was the state's cold spot overnight with a frigid 20 degrees, Harrison had 21, C$mden and Par- aeould 28, Newport 26. BatesviHe ., after an agreement gressional leaders. Ross said Mr. T his regular weekly ence at — C of C to Hold Annual Mt«ting on ThuwJay The Chamber. hold »ts anpu« niaht at HoteJ at which time new ' « " siessor — u misyoriauuii w." -^ vt ^^ ^ « v 27, Arkadelphte 29, Little. Rock I could "gianc'e 1 let's go. But I sure'am going to Diamond Cafe at 7:15 it was an-'Fort Smith and Moptteeliq 31, the wonder of miss the juke boxes. aouneed. '""° be installed.' Work ol %e,

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