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VI* . HOP! STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Tuesday, December 16, 1*47 - o Britdiri Page On* |S? JdefegaUon held a s$e- 1 frig"., to 'discuss Problems rti'the collapse of the oonferertde. Soviet For- Melttttfv arid his aids Departed for home. Deputies of Ihe four foreign' ministers scheduled a meeting for tomorrow to begin what may be their last joint effort to write a treaty for Sustnan peace and independence, .official u. S. informants said. Bidault and Marshall will m^el at dinner tonight at the French embassy. Bidault also said he ex- Men's Towncraft Shirts ected to see British Foreign Sec- etary Ernest Bevin before leftv- ng for Paris Wednesday night. - - - • ~- J Mi and Inr- alks between Bevin hall also are due. Some American diplomats said hey thought it possible that Marhall, Bevin, and Bidault may plan a three power meeting here al- hough to date there is nothing of- icial on the subject Marshall planned 10 spend most of the day with advisors and planners working out the lines of proposals to France. Persons helping in he arrangements said tonights .-onversations with Bidault would be "exploratory" and that no immediate decision could be expected. This naturally would follow from the fact that any decisions on the merger of the French zone with the already merged zones on the U. S. and Great Britain will have to be worked out on a three-power basis. Marshall will fly to Washington Thursday afternoon. He probably will follow the usual pattern of making a radio address soon after arrival. Aides said he probably would not have a news conference here, preferring to reserve his comments on the London failure and its repercussions reaches Washington. until he Molotov, losing no time in getting out of town, presumably was anxious to report fully to Premier Stalin and the Politburo. Bevin is expected to report to parliament at the earliest opportunity. Britons said he is expected to tell the British cabinet tomorrow of the factors loading to ference break down. MORE o— the con '.Gala Gift Selection of Fine Shirts! Stripes, Oxfords, Piques—the finest gift sclcC- you've seen in years. All his favorite collar and styles plus some new ones he'll like. Just wail Ail he sees them. He'll never stop^ thanking you. 'HE'LL BE EXPECTING TIES Ties go with shirts like tinsel with the tree. Match hie shirt with a selection from the' gay assortment of fab- lies he'd choose himself. Fire Routs Quests From Hotel in Mem phis Memphis,;Tenn., Dec. 16 —(IP)— A fire apparently caused by lighted cigaret today routed a nurn ber of guests : from the clevent floor of the Hotel Claridgc. The blaze was , concentrated one room, destroying its contents after the occUpant, Roy Dillarc 37, of Wardell, • Mo., fled in hi pajamas. The walls of an adjoining room were burned also and the corridor filled with smoke. Fire Marshal Charles Nunnery Failure of Big Four Meet of Foreign Ministers Was a Foregone Conclusion By DeWITT MacKENZIE, AP Foreign Affairs Anlyst The failure of the Big Four oreign Ministers' conference in jondon—a complete and acrimon- ous collapse—was a foregone con- lusion. Ever since' the parley began No-: ember 25 for the purpose of draft- ng German and Austrain peace reaties, it has been a knock-down 'ght between Soviet Foreign Minster -Molotov and the represenf ives of the three democracies —U. S. Secretary of State Marshall; "Yench Foreign Minister Bidault nd British Foreign Secretary Be/in. As the meeting drew to its bitter close Molotov charged that he western powers had formed a 'common front" and had tried 16 leap everything on the head of the Soviet Union, but General shall is quoted as declaring: "Three delegations at this conference have registered their will- ngness to take these dcisions hre and now. The Soviet Union alone efuses to agree." Well, what next? Indications are hat Russia intends to intensify her drive to defeat the Marshall plan and extned her domination westward across Europe. This will be countered vigorously by the three democracies, and observers look for an early unification of the American, British and French zones of Germany, leaving Russia in exclusive control of the rich eastern part of the dismembered Reich. The logical outcome of such partition (barring a complete change of heart by the Muscovites) would be the ultimate establish ment of ,two Germanics — an East ern section dominated by Russia and the Western zone independen; but hampered economicaly ant sitting under the big guns of the Bolshevists. The failure to produce a unified Germany might be ex pected to have far reaching and perhaps adverse effects on the re habilitation of a continent which said Dillard was directed to appear in city court on a charge of violating the city ordinance against smoking in bed. Another guest, Jarnes R. Wilkerson of Yazoo City, Miss., cut'his hand slightly in tearing open a screen to get out on a fire escape. —, ^ o During Emperor Napoleon's military campaigns, his chef, not knowing when his chief would appear for meals, roasted a chicken every 20 minutes. - Fine rayon crepes andsatim .Tailored or lace trimmed sizes from 32 to 42. e cut longer for comfortable fit 'neath the new length fashions . . . precision sized to ( , fit smoothly. Bias or straight cut styles. You'll ' fee sure, you're right when you give .these. 1 [RAYON SATIN OR CREPE SLIPS • WOMEN'S GIFT. GOWNS' Sleek rayoj} satin lavished with Jdelicat? lace! Midriff waists, ^flaring skirtSt Pink, blue, opal. 3240, x EMBROIDERED SLIPPERS i* Richly embroidered rayon^uppers, platform soles, low H edge ,n«jels! Red, black, royal, light has depended so heavily upon Ger many for its economic wel being in the past. Unification of the three western zones, however, would be a vast improvement over the present arrangement. Russia's military control of Eastern Germany, and of Eastern Austria, not only will assist Moscow in consolidating its grip on Eastern Europe but will provide the Soviet with powerful bases for the continued assault on Western Europe. Observers look for an in- tersilication of the Russian drive immediately. The day by day proceedings of the foreign ministers' conference have made it -clear that Moscow had no intention whatso-ever of making an agreement. From start to finish Molotov pursued the customary Soviet tactics of stalling for time so as to hamper rehabilitation, and used the meeting as a sounding board for the spread of Bolshevist propaganda which was calculated to put the democracies , in a bad light and give Communism a lift. There isn't much reason to be- Jieve that Molotov's propaganda efforts have been successful. However, from Moscow's standpoint he may have given some temporary .aid to the Communist program of world revolution by blocking agreement of the treaties which the Democracies have been so anxious to see concluded. In one important respect, Russia has received a distinct set-back. When France entered the conference, she was .maintaining a middle- of-the-road course between the Soviet Union and the democracies. Paris wanted to be friendly with Moscow. However, Molotov's uncompromising attitude and his violent attacks on the Western Allies pushed France Into the American- British camp. Undoubtedly France also was influenced by continuation of the use of stries and othei strong-arm methods by the French Communists in their efforts to unseat the government. In any event, almost complete rupture of rela- Allies to Go Ahead With Union Plan By RICHARD O'REGAN Frankfurt, Dec. 1G — (/P) —Amer- can observers predicted today that vestern Germany would begin to :ake shape as an interim state, union or confederation almost immediately as a result of the col- apse of the Big Four talks in London., German political leaders of the economically-merged British and American zones already are pre- )ared for such a development, and ire expected to take the initiative 'n trying to bring it about. The groundwork will be laid at a meeting of representatives of western gGermany's two major parties — the Right Wing Christian Social Union and the Left Wing Socia Democrats — who assembled here :oday to draft definite proposals 1 Eor the formation of a government. "In the face of the results of the London conference," said one prominent member of the Christian; Democratic Party, "we must now go ahead. We can do nothing else. Western Germany's economic crisis — her future as a vital part of western Europe — demands that we unite wbstern Germany." The Germans are awaiting only a go-ahead signal from the Allied military authorities. It is expected uy many observers that the go- ahead may be given them Friday or Saturday when Gen. Lucius D. Clay, American military governor is scheduled to visit Frankfurt xor a meeting of the Bizonal Economic •council. Clay and Gen. Sir Brian Robertson, his British opposite who also is expected here, probably will tell the Germans that they can organize the council on a political basis, American observers believe. Here- ofore formation of a central poli- ical organization in the economically-merged zones — which have a combined population of about 40,000,000 — has been strictly iorbid- den. German quarters predict that ,he ministers-president of the eight states in the British-American area hen will offer a plan for creation of.' a unified "Western Germany" with alimited central government preserving the states' rights. If France is agreeable, the Trench occupation zone with its 6,000,000 inhabitants can be fitted easily into the picture. German leaders, it is understood will press strongly for some sort of "peacd statute" as .a corallary to establishment of a unified western Germany. Without such a docu merit they believe, it would ue im- Mild Earth Tremor Shakes Parts of Three States Memphia, Dec. 16—W—What apparently was a mild earth tremor hook parts of this city and sec:ions of southwestern Tennessee, Northeastern Arkansas and Northwestern Mississippi last night. No damage or injuries resulted The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported it received about 200 .elcphone' calls from Memphis, Raleigh and Covington, Tenn.; Marked Tree, Lepanto, Osceola and Riverdalc, Ark., and Hernando, Miss. At Osceola, Secretary Harry D. 'aulus of the Chamber of Com- mrce said the tremor occurred about 9:25 p. rri. (CST) and lasted '25 or 30 seconds." berative body because it decided against them, if we are to preserve the principle of democracy and be governed in formation of policies by the democratic process "We hope that after (calm deliberation and a consideration of all the facts that the united mine vvorkers of America will reconsider their action and return to the American Federation of Labor. A telephone operator at Lapnto said lines from her switchboard were shaken loose. Seismograph records were not available immediately after the tremor was reported. FAST... DEPENDABLE HAULJNG ED CHAMBLESS Phone 1147J Hope, Ark. ROBISGN'S Shoe Dept. lions between Russia has developed. and Frace On balance it may well prove to be that Moscow has lost far more than it has gained by its methods in the Big Four Conference, o- Guam is 1,500 Manila. miles east of possible to reconstruct western CJemany or to stimulate any faith amdng the German people "in de'mocracy or government." :••'.. o AFLtoTryto Get Lewis Back in Union •-Washington, Dec. 16 — (fP)— AFL President William Green pledgee today that AFL leaders will "do all within our power" to bring John L. Lewis and his United Mine Workers back into the federation Lewis pulled his 600,000-member union out of the AFL last Frida> in ,a curt, crayon-scrawled "we dis affiliate" not to Green. Green's replay, not an answer t Lewis but a statement to the press said the AFL membership "sin cerely regrets" the UMW divorce action. He termed it a boon to labor's ''enemies." Green recalled that Lewis had balked at the AFL's San Francisco convention at joining other AFL leaders in filing the non-Communist affidavits required by the Taft- Hartley law. "It is unthinkable," Green chided Lewis in his statcmtcnt, "that any part of a minority should withdraw from affiliation with a deli-' Richly Elegant for HER! WOMEN'S GIFT HANDBAGS 4.98 Petit lady-like styles in rayon' failles, cordes or broadcloth for best. Trim plastics for everyday! Many Other Beautiful Bags..... GIFT-BOXED HANDKERCHIEFS Three dainty white or pastel hankies in each gala gift-box. Fine mercerized lawn.. r-rom oldsters to youngsters — everyone loves slippers. It's a practical gift — yet a luxury of comfort too. Please everyone this Christmas give slippers to all!. V..' A large selection of slippers that will please her. Satins in solids and multi colors, wedge heels and leather soles. Soft sole fuzzies, leather with sheep skin trim, and sheepskin lined with soft soles. LADIES SLIPPERS Ladies black kid D'Orsay house slippers with leather sole and heel. MENS SLIPPERS Brown uppers with soft sole. Ideal for him. MENS SLIPPERS Oxford felt house slippers with soft sole. MENS SLIPPERS Brown Opera slippers for men. Leather soles. MENS SLIPPERS Warm, wool sheep slippers for him. CHILDRENS HOUSE SHOES Give them a pair of these blue and red trimmed felt house shoes. Soft soles. ONE GROUP Ladies Some childrens in this group. Now 1. ONE GROUP Ladies House Shoes Another large group of real values. Now your choice .00 We Give and Redeem Eagle Stamps Geo.W. Robison&Co HOPE "The Leading Department Store' NASHVILLE .0 Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Russian Example of How to Get on Without Money Speaking straight from the Karl Marx book I suppose American tjornmunists would say that Kus sia's drastic devaluation of the flruble only goes to show that tne boviet union practices what it preaches—that the world can, and Hope "* » ' Star Arkrfnrt: Fair tonight liftd . and wafitrtfc* ' Thu_. tempcraturt* 26 to 32 49TH YEAR: VOL. 49 — NO. 55 Star of Hop* U9»; Pfyn Coniolida»*d January II, 1*2* HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17,1947 (AP)—Moans Associated Prtt* (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enferprl* AM'rt. should, get alon property without private Vvnicn means, gelling along without money. Still, the Russian devaluation deal doesn't seem quite fair. Kcgardless what the booK of the revolution may preach there are millions of people wno instinctively practice Uintt and good management and save up a piece 01 prop- §erty or money for themselves, uu^sia being governed uy rulers who look umavorably upon private property the savings of the peasants therefore were largely in money— or rubles, as money is called in tne Soviet union. Now it develops that when the Soviet Union suddenly brougnt out its new ruble and declared mat all old rubles would have to be exchanged at the rate of ten lor one Ihcre were hundreds of thousands oi ttttssian citizens who not omy fi)held a consideraoie number of oiu i uDies but were douuiy uiiiorlunate beco.use they didn't nave toem on deposit in banks but were keeping tne money at home. The Kussian government, knowing its own citizens better than anyone else does, had put a real stinger in its devaluation edict: It ruled thai peasants who Kept their rubles in tne bamt could exchange up to 3,000 of them at one to one —instead oi taking the Du per cent loss vvnich is laceu by the ungrate- (£ ful citizens who carried their money nome with them. 'Ihis may be straight out of the booic; as i said betore, but Russians being basically no different from,the rest of us I imagine a lot ox peasants are standing uiong uie Voiga. today taiKing aopui their government the way we-t'alK about our own sometimes. It may be out ot the book, all right, but i fancy it isn't doing the prestige of Kussian Communism much good at home—and if the fh Kcds ever wash out at home we won t' hear anything more about Communism in the rest of. the world. •K •& -y. BY JAMES THRASHER Sane and Sensible There was a hopeful amount of good sense in Attorney (jeneral Mom Clark's letter to the Loyalty Review Board, and in tne ; list of "totalitarian, fascist, Communist, or subversive" organizations that it contained, the 300 of making r.ure of soverariient' employes' •*>$*•• ally is ticklish, as well as important It could be neglected through a lazy assumption cnat tnere is nothing to worry about, or it could iui-ii nuo a oitsoi^u, vmuicuve purge. both dangers can be avoided if government agencies follow the advice of Mr. Clark and deth Richardson, Ihe review board's chairman. They made il clear lhat membership in any group on the Justice Department's list is not proof of disloyalty. It is simply a piece of evidence, and not in it- scif a reason lor dismissal. As Mr. Clark said, " 'Guilt by association' has never been one of tne principles of ' our American juris prduence." The list contains some 80 organ izations and schools. It was basec largely on reports of the FBI, who se agents probably know better than any other investigators the really dangerous outfils among suspected groups. Mr. Clark noted that the list was incomplete, and gave a plausible excuse for many J omissions. That was not enough a- Tribute Paid to Football Team and Band at Steak Dinner; 24 Lettermen Announced IZofZODiein Crash of Plane in Arizona Last night at the high school local businessmen, instructors and Quarterback Club boosters honored members of the Bobcat football squad and members of the school band with a steak dinner. The program included talks by the Rev. S. A. Whitlow and Johnny Burnett, secretary of the Arkansas Athletic Association. .Coaches Nolen Toilet and Lawrence Martin announced lhat 24 members of the Bobcat squad which had an excellent record of 9 victories against 3 defeats this past season would receive letters. They are: Reese Miller, Wesley Huddleston, Mitchel LaGrone, Roger Neal, Jimmy Dick Hammons, Burgess Garrett, Charles Wilson, Otis Keith, James McCargo, James Russell, Kenny Ray Reed, S. A. Westbrook, Don Duffie, Tommy Britt, Buddy Sutton, Beverly Osborn, Billy Ray Williams, Joe Rooker, Jack Ray, Robert McCullough, Charles Crawford, Wilton Garrett, Denny Smith and Bobby Joe Lee. 1948 Captains, Awards Heading the football team nex season will bo S. A. Westbrook and William (Buddy) Sutton. These boys were elected by their team mates. The outstanding player award went to Carl Dennis Smith. He was selected by the coaches and instruclors and was presented a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Finley Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 17 — (&) — Twelve of the 20 crew members of a Jamaica-bound B-29 died in :he flaming wreckage of the four engined bomber a few minute after taking off from Davis-Mon .han field last night, Maj. D. D Burke, press relations officer, an nounced today. The casualty list is being with held pending notification of th next of kin and an army board o inquiry will today begin to prob the cause of the crash. The base reported the ship ha just taken off from the field an was being watched from the tower It was within sight of the tower when it crashed in flames. The announcement said two planes of the 49th squadron of the 2nd bomb group at Davis-Monthan took off shortly after 7 p. m., heavily laden with' fuel and bound on a non-stop flight to Vernam Field, President Signs Measure for Aid to Europe Washington, Dec. 17 — W . President Truman today signed tne $597,000,000 slop-gap European aifl bill. •'# Aides disclosed in mid-forendon hat the bill was signed at •o-.W •\. m. (CST) in the president s Office without ceremony. Only members of the presidents staff witnessed the signig. '.W Yesterday, Presidential Press Secretary Charles G. Ross told reporters a special ceremony was planned to emphasize the impor jlme—The Great Healer Ten members of the squad were awarded certificates for membership to the National Athletic Scho- alrship Society for their outstanding work both on the football field and in the classrooms. They are: Burgess Garrett, Jimmy Dicr Hammons, Bobby Joe Lee, Reese stan ' tl ; Miller, Beverly Osborn, William r,__tL_ Buddy Sutton, Carl Dennis Smith, One of the ships was slowly gaining altitude when it is believed to have banked in an effort to return to the field and crashed into the desert approximately 'iive miles southwest of the base and in- an uninhabited section of suburban Tucson. It caught fire almost in- Continued on Page Two o Western Union Negotiations Collapse Philadilphia, Dec. 17 —(IP)— Con Seconds later crash wagons and fire trucks had been dispatched from the base tower and rolled across the roadless, cactus studded tance of the measure. But Ross told reporters today that the president found it impo.s sible to arrange a ceremonial sign ing because of the difficulty of get ting to the WMte House at on< time all those who had .a • majo part in the passage of the legisla tion. -:''• ... "V, ,^'' The announcement that -the measure had been signed cameras the House went back to debating the $88,000,000 cut its appronria- tions committee recommended in the program. '" ' ' . It was part of a 30 per cent trimming the committee made in producing a $772,726,000 measure to finance foreign aid and army occupation costs. The measure went to the House floor with an appropriations committee recommendation that the $1,118.105,000. total, asked by President Truman be shaved bv $345,439.000. While some members voiced dissatisfaction with the committee; cuts in the stop gap foreign aid and occupation funds,- Chairman Taber (R-NY) predicted the bill would clear the House without substantial change. Senate approval nust follow. In a second move to meet Eu- desert toward the 50-foot flames. Arizona Highway Patolman Waller Sheels said: "I saw eight men leaving the crash area, dazed and shaken. Miraculously, all were waking and did not appear to be badly hurt although one of them was obviously suffering from burns. I didn't bother asking them the cause of the crash, toeing more anxious to J. llliMUlll.'LlALI, J^.-~. - • >•-/ I LUV. V.1H.J1*, '*T ** , . ,, tract negotiations between the get them to the hospital. Western .Union Telegraph Company Unofficial reports said one en and its 50,000 employe-members of gine, possibly two, failed a few the Commercial Telegraphers minutes after the takeoff. Base ol- Union AFL, have reached a stale- ficials say the cause will not be mate with, the,.union ready- to*oa41--officially-^nOwn- until the" inquiry & nationwide strike next Tuesday, board completes its investigation. Negotiations were recessed un- There was no immediate ex- til further notice late yesterday by plosion as the plane hit the ground, H Ross Colwell, regional director according to witnesses. Ihe tirst of the U S. Conciliation Service explosion followed about 15 min- afler the union had rejected as utes later and a second 45 rnin- "insulling" a company offer said utes after the crash, which rattled by the telegraphers' representa- windows in Tuscon as far as live lives to call for a 1947 bonus of j miles distant, about $22 for each employe and a wage increase. Adolph Brungs, president of the Western Union J: —'••'-- ~* *'— union, said the . . a $1,000,000 bonus to be split among our men, amounting to exactly $22.72 per person." The wage increase, he said, covers only 9,029 of the FL workers and if divided among all peo Another Cold Wave Heads for Midwest Another cold wave was headec ple would amount to an hourly -, t f tne c hii] e d Midwest behind" in the development i i. _* „„„.,-..-. 4-nv* tl^r* .-if f\na /^OnT _ L . , ___>__.1. i vailable data. It is not surprising that Mr. Clark's list didn't make a hit with Chairman J. Parnell Thomas of the House Unamerican Activities Committee. He called it "woefully incomplete" and "utterly farcial." There are prooably two reasons for Mr. Thomas' disappointment. Mr. Clark neglected to call in the Thomas Commitlee lo point out the lleds to him. Also, through an evident disinclination to go off the deep end, he kept his list down to 80 (including rightisl groups), while Ihe Thomas Commillee last year pul out -a catalog of 363 left- wing groups alone. Mr. Tho.mas likewise Implied that Mr. Clark has failed to enforce laws requiring foreign government agents to register. v;He said he would ask his; (Sohirhillee lo call on the attorney general to "lell us why these acts have not been enforced, or if they cannot be enforced, how they can be strengthened." If Mr. Thonja.s,, 1 would give his question a little 'thought, he migh' figure out why enforcement o: Ihosc laws is a lough assignmenl Firsl of all, members of the Amer ican Communisl Party are not le gaily Soviet Agents, even though it is certain lhal Ihey take thei orders from Moscow. Since some undoubted Soviet a gents are operating here through .. legal political party, it is undei standably hard lo gel Ihem I i sign a slatement of their true act ' ivities. It is even harder to pi a foreign-agent charge on an off cer of a "front" organization wh isn't a Communist, however loudly Continued on Page Six 20 Years Ago Today December 17, 1927 A negro was shot and killed last night at Crossroads. Police lisled his name as Mack Trotter—Miss 3 Alma Mitchell is the new organist at Saenger theater—Taking part in Methodist Church Christmas pageant were: Vollie Reed, Irene Hooper, Gallic Murph, Garnet Martin, Mary Delia Carrigan. Sue Ellen Jones, E. P. Young, Jr., Martha Houston, David Boyett, Lenora Routon, Emma Green, J. W. Palterson, Jr., Murial June Webb, Dorothy Wright, William Routon and the Rev. Griffin. boost of seven-tenths of one cent a person." The company had no comment on the offer but earlier in the day Colwell quoted management negotiators as saying: "The union is entitled to no increase at all and besides the company has no money for a pay boost." "We'll strike if that's the best le company can offer," declared rungs. "We will strike to get hat's coming to us— and that's 5 cents an hour more than we re getting now." If the scheduled strike two days efore Christmas comes off it will e the first walkout by the AFL Vestern Union employes since 1918. Deficit Found in Books of Official • Texarkana, Dec. 17— (/P)— The State Comptroller's office reported oday a $16,277.07 "deficit" existed in the 1947 accounts of Miller bounty Collector F. G. Martin who was shot fatally at his home here Nov. 28. The. audit, filed simultaneiously with the Miller county clerk and judge and Circuit Judge Dexter Bush, was made following Martin's death. It was compiled by Odell Moudy, Kelly Cornell and Felix Malachowski of the comptroller's staff in Little Rock. The audit report by Aubrey McCasland,' supervisor of county accounts in the comptroller's office, said "from our examination of the tax collector's bank account and deposits we found that the amount of the deficit had never reached the official depository." Martin, who was serving third ten-n as collet-tor, was found with a bullet wound in his heart in his room. Coroner C. L. Winchester reported a coroner's jury had K>ld that he killed himself acci- while cleaning a gun. A ope's economic plight, the House ""oreign Affairs Committee jumped ff to a head start toward setting Continued on Page Six — o—p Reds Report Much Buying by Consumers Moscow,. Dec. 17 — (IP) — Izvestia published dispatches from manj parts of the Soviet union today re porting tha since rationig wa abolished Sunday, there as been wide scale consumer buying in a "holiday-like" atmosphere. Russian citizens currently are trading their old rubles for new at rates varying up to ten to one. The currency revaluation and the end of rationing were announced in the same edict. Izvestia said 120,000 retail stores had been repaired or organized anew in a short period, and were selling goods. "The stores have large quantities of goods," the newspaper said. The article cited the trade ministries of Armenia, Moldavia and Uzbekistan, however, as "lagging 'of Three years have passed since terror-stricken Suzanne Oliphant, young survivor;of a'flylrtrbomb blast in London, sobbed miserably in the arms of her rescuer, air raid warden Florence Relly,,as pictured at left Time has erased the tragic tear trorn their faces, permitting them to smile happily when (right) they were reunited at the recent w edding of Miss Kelly to a former, infantryman. . .. ,, , Ordered to Data on Grain Washington, Bee. ..„--«,..- . Republican leaders decided, «j that Secretary-of ^Agriculture^ erson should be ordered, tow ap before a Senate committ all information he'lM and Other commodity?; The announcement^) Senator Taft (tt- ' the Republican , . after a hastily, called/: the committee. , y* * Taft told reportemthat ing was called atffc,s&* the appropriations MipfmUtee!; consider* Anderson 1 makd public any informal less authorized to do so -t congressional resolution.! liv? In a "letter to Chairman, (R-NH) of the appropriation mittee, Anderson suggested^ day that Congress adopt a;, Jc resolution, "and"thereby 'legal: the action which I shall then:; J glad to take." ^ « ;1 "I have consulted , Truman," Anderson " said r ».* am confident, thai; he .will, a joint resolution of Cong. ._, effectuate my, suggestion;^ 1 ? names of traders be made av able." , " „ W Taft said "the' secretary is ajt ,, utely wrong under .the law.i* mgafi 'using to furnish the commi " the information without a Ceremony Welcomes Victory Ship at Le Harve With Food From Friendship Train Jruman Has Congressional Speech Ready .Washington, Dec. .17 — UP) — President Truman has virtually completed the draft of a special message to ongress proposing a plan for a European long-range re- tpvery program under an indepen- 4ejit economic: ..recovery,, adminis- ' ' ' Le Havre,' France, Dec. 17— (UP) —The storm-tossed victory ship "Friend" steamed safely into the port of Le Havre today with nearly 9,000,000 pounds of food in her holds as a timely American Christmas gift to the people of France. The vessel, formerly the "American Leader" but re-christened for her voyage of friendship, was delayed by storms form docking as scheduled last night. She waited-in the roads outside the harbor during the night and steamed in with flags flying just after il a. m. The heavy tonnage of flood, gath today as temperatures remained below normal in most of the central and southern sections of the country. Today's coldest weather was m North Dakota and Minnesota, with the nation's lowest reading 2 below reported at Pembina, N. D. yesterday's low in Minnesota were 16 below. Across the Canadian border at Winnipeg the mercury dipped to 17 below and federal forecasters said the colder weather would move into parts of the midwest tonight. New falls of snow were forecast to accompany the fresh mass of cold air. Light snow was reported in scattered sections of the cpunry with falls in Illinois, Missouri and other states. trade. The article said collective farms were selling more produce to the state and that a huge amount oi business had been done throughout the Soviet Union on Monday Many stores were said to have doubled thier staffs. The Gastronomes — Moscow's super-delicatessens — also are sell ing unrationed food now. Foreign ers who formerly had their owt gastronome to sell them their ra lined food now have been told by Russian authorities they must pui chase on the same basis as all Sc viet citizens, through regular rela channels. This also affects diplo mats. said. The consumer is boss," Izvcsti tr'ation.- Presidential Secretary Charles G. Ross declined to discuss today, the policy decisions made by Mr. Trunan, but other. While House'aides aid the proposal would give an conomic cooperation adminislra- jr the right to make grants of ash or credit on his own author- y. In addilion, Ihese sources, who •nay not be quoted by name, said his administrator . would certify cans to the 16 participating na .oiis subject only to review of the ational advisory council. The ouncil is composed of the secre- aries of slale, teasury and com- -nerce and the heads of the federal eserve and export-import banks. The proposed new agency would )e directed by the single adminis- rator, aided by a deputy adminis- ralor and represented abroad by a roving ambassador. The three would be appointed by he president, subject to confirma- ;ion by the Senate. Asked about a reoort on the plan pabLshed by the New York Times Ross said he had "no comment," adding that he declined to forecast what the message would contain. II is now understood thai Mr. Truman's lengthy message will be submitted to Congress Friday just prior to adjournment of the special session. Drafting of the long-range plan message to the special session got underwav after Mr. Truman approved the plan of administration ered ,up ,by .the^.^Fiendaliip train in itfe-mp^ across', the' United*"State' — ... c across _ last month, was lurned over to French Health Minister "Madam Germaine Poinso '•'• Chapuis at a ceremony Ihis aflernoon by Ameri can Ambassador Jefferson Caffery Drew Person, Washington co. umnist credited wilh starting th idea of the Friendship train, arrived in Paris last night with Mrs, Person and came on the Le Havre, today for the ceremony. City officials and port authorities greeted the ship wilh a gigantic welcome and entertained the Demos Quit Fighting GOP Inflation Bilr; Washington,, Dec. 17 —'W, T-The enate Democracy Policy Commit- ee today discarded proposals to ry to block consideration of a Republican anti-inflation bill and'de- cided instead to attempt to amend t. , ^ -'• Chairman Barkley (Ky); told' reporters - the Senate democratic f eadership will offer amendments "in an effort to carry out as much of President Truman's program as possible." In this connectiorv'Barkley sa id no democraticv attempt ./will be made, to insert in the measure the standby price'?w?ige. <;ontv.,QhjgWluc.h importarit point in", his • plan \ \o check the rising cost of living. "We are, not going to delay consideration' of this bill, but we are going to try to perfect it," the Kentuckian added. Barkley said a price-wage control measure which he introduced yesterday will not be offered as an amendment. Chairman (Ohio) of the Senate Republican Policy Committee told reporters earlier that a The appropriations ^., trying to irun down rumors^ -thftt-j.. government officials used inside 4- information to profit In commodir J ' trading. The Agriculture Depa: ment 1 has limited regulatory aut ority 1 over commodity exchangi and under this authority is abler collect information on^ trading- eluding 'names of .traders.-,,,! A subpoena,' or order, for--, son to produce 1 this inforn would be'issued«,,by th< ' tions committee. ijThtit called day, r bill he „.,.-_,. approved yes- by the banking committee, .. — -- «,„:„! «,*,, IClUttY uy me faun.Lii£ \.v>«»*«4*»»-*-, American party at an official city wiu be brougnt before the > Senate luncheon. immediately. General Albert E,* Wedemeyer A local tugboat compnay return- This measure would provide for ing the gesture of American friend- voluntary industry agreements t( ship berthed the vessel without hold prices in line and to parce cost out scarce materials, would extent During the ceremony a token I export controta and woald continue and turned over to four t consider these pro . conser ese relief organizations which will su- als sufficient' to meet the cos pervise distribution of the gut. i { Uvi pro .- olem , although some They are American Aid to Fiance, -i f tne points were covered pre- the American Joint Distribution v i ous i y i n the president's program. committee, the World Council °i He said the democratic group will Radioman Is Helping Many Students Through College and Doesn't Like It Much By HAL BOYLE New York, — (JP) —Wyllis Cooper is helping a lot of kids through college and he doesn't like it. 32 calibre automatic pistol, oil and swabs were near the body. A relative reported that the collector lad said he was going to clean iis gun. McCasland's His doctor tells him he shouldn't get excited, but every time Cooper thinks about how the students are milking him his blood pressure goes up like an Arizona thermometer in August. Here is how enterprising young scholars across the land capitalize on Cooper, author of ''quiet please" a weekly half-hour dramatic show on the mutual network: "They write in fan letters to the network saying they enjoyed the program and asking for a copy of the script. When they get it, they stick in a few 'he saids' and 'she saids," and turn it into their English classes as original themes. "Most of them don't even have energy or brains enough to change the names of the characters." What anger Cooper and other big- time radio writers even more than this collegiate petty larceny is "the plagiarism extant in radio itself today — by people on small isolated waffle-iron stations who ask thinks many writers now abuse "by trying to cut their stories in the same old corny pattern." It is lonely, exacting, work this framing phrases tuned to give a picture to the ear rather than 'the eye "My definition of a writer is a man who hates to write," Cooper report said that Martin was bonded by a New York Surety firm for $75,000 and that a claim- was being made on the surely for the amount of the "deficit." The audit report noted th?. 1 . one lax receipt to the Texarkana Union Station trust for $8,118 was not in Martin's official records but that the comptroller's office had a uhotostat of the original obtained Crom the Kansas City Southern Railway, in Kansas City. for scripts of change them your only shows, slightly then and broadcast them as their own." He said many broadcasters \yerc beginning to combat this "idea thievery" by curtly refusing most pleas for program scripts. Normally genial except when people are trying to gel a free hitchhike from his crealive labors, Cooper is a short, chubby, friendly man of 48 who specializes in radio drama, an art which he said. He speaks with bitter knowledge. For a quarter of a century he has been putting clean white sheets of paper into his typewriter and pull- ing.them out again all broke out with high-priced prose. He wrote "Son of Frankenstein" and several "Mr. Molo" Scripts for the movies, but he prefers radio writing. He originated the NBC "Lights Out" mystery series and nlso wrote scores of NBC "Army Hour" scripts in wartime. 'In 1935 I wrote 18 shows a week for a year — all original stuff," he said. That required an output of better than 30,000 words every seven days, each conceived in pair and delivered in anguish. Cooper now writes in t small Greenwich village hotel room he rents for thepurpose. He recalls how a friend "once tried to help Bob Benchley out of the per iodic creative paralysis all writers gel at times. "He told Benchley to sit dowi and write the word 'the' on a sheet of paper and the rest would be easy." Cooper smiled. "Benchley tried it. He typed out 'the' and sat staring at it for two hours. Then h typed 'hell with if — and got up and left." for the proposed $13,000,000,000 European program, often called the Marshall plan. The admiistrator of the separate jconomfc cooperation administration would operate independently of the State Dcpartmenl excenl in broad policy questions. The Stale Department would maintain liason with the roving ambassador through its membership on Ihe national advisory council. Commies Protest Plan to Unify West Germany Berlin. Dec. 17 — (#> —Commun- sis in Easier Germany senl telegrams today to politicians thourgh- out the four occupation zoiT's pro- esling plans of Germans for an economically unified Weslern Germany. The telegrams from the Russian- sponsored and Communist-controlled Socialist Unity party asked party leaders to "reject every at- lempl lhal has as its aim Ihe dwi sion of Germany." German politicians in the American and British zones of the West meeting in Frankfurt, announced tentative plans for a western German state which would counteract Communist influence from the Russian zone. churches and the National Catholic Welfare Conference. Within the next few days the food in the ship's holds will be transferred to a dozen friendship trains provided free by the French government. The trains will roll across France, carrying wheat | flour, sugar, macaroni, evaporated milk, beans, peas and baby food lo eighl of Ihe neediest regions of the country. The food will be distributed ex- children officials Continued on Page Two . Q-, Jews Plan to Make State Neutral today |t is "urgent" country give aid to China Generalissimo Chiar combat Communism. Wedemeyer testified Senate Appropriations The group is considering :i China should be helped as , the foreign aid program,,' O, Wedemeyer made an inspr tour in China last summer special envoy of President He tojd v me Senate «—„„-.„ Chiang "leaned over backwardi' to keep his promises to the^Uniteq States while the American gr ment has broken those m him. , Wedemeyer declined . . mittee questioning to disclose ;tj contents of the report he after his China tour. He reported his findings to the.Si department, but that they will be released^ ' J>« '= Without mentioning Hussir ame, the general said tnejl States "confronted with th< tansion of an ideology•> tlwo> he world." *" Our aim, he continued, - *ho] be "to retard, ten to tyo< hen to penetrate back in areas which have come sized that the shipment was over and above whatever help F ranee will get under the Marshall pro P ™ will gel under me marsiimi yiu.i., , - possible world war. T !) e on 1 ?* 1 **?. .«?*?„. „."£ At P the Sl same time, another Jew Two Minor Auto Accidents Reported by City Police -"*- —•*-./ « . , i rt^ me oaiJiv mMCt «»nji»*v* wv- gift was that it will be given to ish spokes man pointed out that an those who need it most. | "i de f in it e period of conflict" with anti-partitionist Arabs was envisaged for the new state and to meet that threat an army of at least 10,000 would have to be man tained. It would mean an Jmtia weekly expenditure of $500,000 he I said. Dr. Nahum Goldman, a member Two minor accidents were re- of the Jewish Agency executive ported by the local police force asserted in an interview that Jew today. An automobile driven by ish legal experts now working on i Jack Kent hit the back of an auto draft constitution for the Jewish in front of the Charles Bryan nation, have included a neutrality home on South Main about 6:30 last clause aimed at "eteinaUzmg night, resulting in minor damage, j friendliness for all, enmity toward Another accident involved ve- ' " hides driven by George Meehan and T. G. McBay also resulted in minor damage to the cars and no injuries. This accident occurred about 8 miles west of Hope on I-igh- way 67 early last night. Stalin Rested After Short Vacation Moscow. Dec. 17 —(/Pi— Prime Minister Stalin returned last week from his vacation and persons who have seen him asserted he looked well tanned and rested. (Stalin will be 68 years old on Sunday.) He was reported to have spent his vacation on the Black Sea coast at Sochi and othei resorts. Free Ride for Froggies, Leader in C of C Drive II is a free ride around lown for Vincent Foster's "Green Frogs" tomorrow with Lyle Brown's "Yellow Hornets" furnishing the power, it was revealed today following a checkup at the Chamber of Commerce office. The Froggies are far ahead in Chamber of Commerce membership drive competition. The parade will not mark the end of Ihe contest as new membership continue to be solicited by the Propellant Club which meets for breakfast each Tuesday. He explained that perpetual neu- Iralily for Ihe new country would be justified on grounds that millions of Jews would still temam scatlcrcd Ihroughoul the world. MORE MORE Declaring that the new Jewish nation would seek to join the United Nations as soon as possible. Goldman added lhat it might even seek to be heard at some iu- lure peace conference on Germany. He said between 100,000 and 200 000 Jewish immigrants would be'admitled inlo Ihe new state by Ihe end of 1950, with those now held in European displaces persons camps given priority. He saw a possibility that the United States might be asked to sell or lend- lease some of its wartime shipping tor transporting immigrants to the Holy Land, , . Discussing the constitutional future of the new nation, Gojdman said it probably would choose the status oi an independent republican counlry. He discounted the possibility that Jewish Palestine would cohose to remain within the ish'empire. portant fast','hr*W*.is that who died geles De Operation, at Forest L.a,wn cen)|jej?y,« _ ., She is sujvived ier Ferman J. Qojldoflf too sons; '' of * mas of Los U. S, Arm wo daughters; J -eles and ,utle VUJ4UJB f»«Vk f*W^*^» cott and Mrs.. J^J Texas. Russion Hov, yiffff Bulgono Sofia, BulgarlaKtfgc. I 1 A government ed f?day that sian soldier re. ian territory tf Soviet troops, . I?, the spokesman jgjJ4, tnkt the last Red. «r j jnaen in accojgan.ce pea.ce < -,*. '

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