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''"'"" ......... '" ..... '''"* ....... " "" "" ....... ' HOPE STAR, HO/E, ARKANSAS •'•'''• '< ''' ' ' Thursday, December 18,1947 O rf ..lor« Indicted GdY«rnment in msas Vole Fraud i'Clly, Dec. 18—(*V-Ah in- JU naming 10 persons was fifed today by a special fed- rahd jury* the second to be ./ lo investigate reports of - - --•"• ji6nt voting in the 1946 y, election in Kansas City, linature of the indictment and j O j 'Ve^baiiot'lheft "be ' of those named were w nh unabated vigor." Ordered held secret by Federal Judge Albert A Ridge until the persons accused had been taken into custody. 'ilie jJry which was called Nov. 12, said in its report it had exhaust' ed all evidence submitted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, pnd emnhasized its failure to solve the blasting of the courthouse vault in which weru stored many of the records of the bitter primary election. It recommended that the probe continued How to choose HER diamond like an expert Report on China Indicates America Should Also See in That Nation By DEWITT .MACKENZIE 'AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Lt. General Albert E. Wederney- er, who made a survey of China ast summer for President rru- man and turned in a report which has been a closely guarded top- drawer secret ever since, e x- presscd some amazingly; blunt views about China's situation yesterday in testifying before tnc U. S. senate appropriations committee which is considering aid for that stricken country. In connection wan his declaration that American assistance is urgently needed, Ihe general laid down Ihe Ihesis lhat the United States is "confronted with Ihe expansion of an ideology Ihroughout .he world.".He didn't name Russia, but it seemed clear that he was seeing '-"red." Our aim he maintained, .should be "lo retard, then block, and then to penelrale back inlo those areas which have come under the or.jit and inllu- encc of a power lhat has world power, ami world expansion in ils pi'bgram." . And whal of Chiang Kai-shek and his government? Well, it doesn't matter, said Wedcmcycr, whctner Chaing is "a benevolent despot, .which he practically is. The important fact,, in the generals s that Chiang lights comrnu- endless bloodshed, and even that would be far fiom perfect because there would always be the danger that this slate would be absorbed •by Russia. In any evenl, Chiang eilher has to smash Ihe Chinese Communisls by force, or bargain with them. If it is to be bargaining, then Ihe *Trm!o Mark Ucg. h«- Y°' u ean ' y° u k now • • • '* y° ur choice is marked ,Ad-Carved, In the ring and on the tag. For v ^Art-Carved experts selected and cut every It'^M-Cdrved diamond ... hand-carved its original irig. ; Genulne Art-Carved rings are recorded I guaranteed by America's oldest and largest rtngmaker. When you choose, choose an A,r't-Carved. And make your choice from our (lection. We will bo glad to help you find |f |%t the right ring, at just the right price! Happily for the peace of mind this column it doesn't have lo decide whether the nalure of the aid for China, Ihough aid there must be. If we did have to make this grave decision, we r^ost certainly would lave to face this fact: We aren't considering a moclcr- te operation involving a few core millions of dollars, when we alk about smashing communism i China, establishing a demo- ratic government and creating conomic stability out o£ Ihe pre- ehl awful chaos. While nobody ould say in acance what the mone- ary cost would be horse-sense ells us thai il would run into many illions, with a capital . And that's not al we should have o consider. Such all-out assistance o China might result in war with iussia. Many observers answer hal contingency by saying that if gc we hall have the big war anyway, witn communism having Ihe ad- •antage of possessing all of mighty WE'LL GIADLY GIVE you tho new booklet, "Choosing Your Diamond Ring," containing helpful facts about diamonds. :.. .; Prlcos Include Federal Tax Rings enlarged to show tliitall ., ^ BELOVED BY BRIDES FOR ALMOST A CEN'.URY (1850-1947) riffclTH'S JEWELRY 109 South Elm St. Hope, Ark. Phone 434 JEWELER sooner il comes the better. Thai not only would by-pass the civil war and permit of the political and economic reconslruclion of China, but might avert World War II. —, o Here and There in Arkansas Little Rock. Dec. 18 — (IP)— A Lillle Rock bird fancier wanls lo find homes for her pets— 45 of Ihem— while she reco- ers from a broken hip. Mrs. Floy Bruman Parker, 75, a widow, asks only that the birds — canaries and others— be well cared for and thai Ihey be returned to her after she recovers. Mrs. Parker fell while facd- ing Ihe birds. Little Rock, Dec. 18— (IP) —Ffity- five telephone workers representing 52 Arkansas' cities convened here today in their first meeting under a new union step. 'The organizalion is local 3060, Soulhwestern Division No. 20. Jommunicalions Workers of America. It is the outgrowth of the Southwestern Telephone Workers Union, which also was affiliated wilh Ihe CWA. Mrs. Lena Trimble, Lillle Rock, chairman of Ihe slate organization said the mecling was lo be a gen- oral bcsiness session lo discuss "everylhing in general." vas only three points ahead, 27-24, t the half. Benny Wilhelm and Mason cored 14 points each for Arkansas ta'te. Ted Bean.scored 13 for Val- oaraiso. Hot Springs, Dec. 18 —W)—Prosecutor 'Sidney McMath is being jpor.sored by the Hot Springs Junor Chamber of Commerce for se- .ection as one of the United States' 10 outstanding young men. The awards Will be presented by ihe National Junior Chamber of Commerce next Spring. Camden, Dec. 18 — (/P)— Some newspapers have tried to tell Governor Laney, what to do, but he refuses "to «e dictated to by newspaper columnist or writer any where," he declared here yesterday. Laney, speaking to the Lions club in his home city, did not dentify the newspaper or the writers he had in mind. The governor's talk was in response to a fine assessed him at the meeting for "keeping the political big shots worried about his forthcoming plans despite prodding of newspaper writers. "I have had an abundnce of advice," Laney said. "I always sift it and keep what is good ?nd I like and discard what is bad." Hot Springs, Dec. 18 — (fP)— The Methodist Ministers Association of Hot Springs had adopted a resolution opposing proposed construction of a dog racing track here. nvotionol Solr — This Week Only THIS COUPON WORTH $4.02 | • 81: BALL POINT PEN I B WITH A STRIAMLINID PEERLESS YEAR WRITTEN GUARANTEE O WRITES TO 3 YEARS WITHOUT REFILLING This etupon and only 08<> entitles bearer (o the famous nationally advertised Peerless new ball point pen (55.00 value). Smooth-flowing, precislon- deslincd. Can't scratch, can't leak. Instant drying:. Mr.kcs 6 to 8 carbon copies. Smart streamlined plastic-barrel, metal cap. Looks like a $15.00 pen. 10 year written guarantee. Mnil orders filled 15f extra. Hurry. Supply limited. Ask for Peerless pen at "!•• JOHN P. COX DRUG STORE HM ve don't aid China she will absorbel by Rjssi and then Little Rock. Dec. 18—WP)— The Arkansas Utilities Company of Helena has been granted an increase in propane gas rales by the Public Service Commission. Commission Chairman Charles C. Wine said the increase schedule effective Jan. "protect both 1. was designed to the company and China as a military base. Then again, assuming that \merica has provided China with the material aid necessary to smash the Chinese Communisls utterly, how is the Wanking government going to deal wilh these mil- .ions of Red citizens? Communism >von'l mix with democracy or with any other ism. The Chinese Com munlsts cannol -be absorbed, and you can't lock 'cm all up. Of course the hope has been lhal Chiang Kai-Shek could set ur> a demdcralic government which would be attraclive to the Bess, but that involves a good deal of wishful thinking. Maybe some wise man can figure out a way wnereby ' the Chinese ;Communists could be given a dominion of their own which would be autonomous while still being loosely linked with the Chinese commonwealth. It's difficult to sue any other solution Which could be reached without customers against fluctuation" in rates. The commission also granted a •Tqn. 1 increaep in rates to the Boone county telephone company of Harrison. Memphis, Term., Dec. 18 — Of)— Kurt Donath, former, opera sing- and piano teacher, anrl died at his home here yesterday. He was 67. He arrived in this country from rtermanv in 1907 and joined the Henry W. Savage Opera Compnay the following year sang the leading tenor vole in "Madame Butterfly." Donath was on the faculty of the Chicago Musical Collefe for several years and later taught at Culveft (Ind) Military Academy. He taught voice and piano in Helena, Ark., from 1921 to 1932 wl'°n be movprl to Mpmphis. He leaves his widow and a daughter. Mrs. A. W. Miller Jr., of Miami. Com)nand Performance helena rubinstein Dramatically feminine ... so French, so riylit for precious Cluislmas giving. Jfelena Rubinstein blended ihe essence in France ,,.then bottled it in America to bring you COMMAND PERFORMANCE ... her French fragrance masterpiece ... at import-saving pikes. PERFUME, 12.50, 6.75, 3.75, purse size 2.00 EAU BE PARFUM, 5.50, 3.00,1.75 i BATJi POWDER, 2.00 GMT SETS, 5.75 aud 5.00 .!„«,« John P, Cox Drug Co. "Your Walgreen Agency" Stephens, Dec. 18 —(/P)—Charles J. Parker. 84, of Stephens, retired editor and former legislator, died at a Camden hospital yesterday. The funeral was to be held here today. Parker was editor and publisher of Ihe Slcphcns news for more than 25 years, eslablished Ihe Cam- dem news. He had represented Ouachita Connlv in the Arkansas legislature. Survivors are two sons, Charles of Houston formerly Arkansas Stale Auditor and Carlton of Liltle Rock,: and three daughters, Mrs. Porter Elliotl of Stephens and Mrs. N, A. Boyd and Mrs. Tom Pyland, both of Kilgore, Tex. Forrest City, Dec. 18 — (/P) — Circuit Judge D. S. Plummcr has set Monday as date for destruction of 27 slol machines seized in a raid here in Seplember. .Tud«o Plummer previously had ordered Ihe machines dcstoyed as gambling devices. Execution of the order was delayed until the supreme court sustained the circuit judge on appeal. Joncsboro, Dec. !«—(/?)— The iury hearing Ihe Irial of Walter Montague on a charge of murder was expected to receive the case this afternoon. The 52-year-old Jpneaboro businessman look Ihe witness str.nd in his own defense late yesterday and testified he shot his Negro em- ploye, Ralph Donaldson, last Sept. ?.l as the laller advanced toward him with a half-opened knife. On cross examination by the state, Montague said he was con victed aboul seven years ago ol manslaughter in Ihe knife dealh '.if Wylie Nash and that 10 or 11 years ago he shot a Joncsborc newspaperman. He said he actec boih times in self defense. Other defense witnesses yesterday included Byrnis and Gladys, brother and sister of Walter, who were present when Donaldson was shot and who themselves are charged as accessories to murder. Valparaiso, Ind., Dec. 18 — (,T>) — The Valparaiso Crusaders piled on Ihe points in the second half here, last night to defeat the Arkansas Stale College Indians, 67-47. Valparaiso led throughout, but Tired Kidneys Often Bring Sleepless Nights Doctors say your kidneys contain 15 miles of tiny tubcii or filters which help to purify the blood and keep you healthy. When they get tired and don't work right in the daytime, many people have to tret up nights. Frequent orscantypassaseswithsmartingand'burning sometimes ehowa there is something wrong with your kidneys or bladder. Don't neglect this condition nnd lose valuable, restful sleep. When disorder of kidney function permits poisonous matter to remain in your blood, it may also cause nugtcing backache, rheumatic pains. leg pains, loss of pep and energy. Kwelhni;, pufllucss under the eyes, headaches and dizziness. Don't wait! Ask your druggist for Doan'a 1 ills, a stimulant diuretic, used successfully by millions for over DO yearn. Duun'u give happy relief and will help the IS miles of kidney tubes flush out poisonous watte from your blood, dee Boaa'a ?Ula. Gifts for Her Christmas There's only 6 more shopping days until Christmas, and if you haven't completed your gift list bring it in today and let us help you with your selections. A few of the many suggestions we have for HER are shown below. LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS Pure Irish linen handkerchiefs that any girl will want. White with lace trimmed edges. 49c to 1.98 each PRINTED HANDKERCHIEFS Pretty print handkerchiefs in assorted colors and designs. Hand rolled hems. 49c and 98c each GIVE HER NYLONS We have a large stock of Nylons that are sure to please her. Munsingwear, Phoenix and Mary Grey full fashion nylons, in the smart new dark shades and others. Complete range of sizes. 1.35 1.55 1.65 1.95 GOWNS FOR HER Pretty gowns by Munsingwear in the style and color she'll want. Rayon gowns in tailored styles just for her. 2.98 to 4.98 UNDERWEAR JUST FOR HER Munsingwear and Lorraine panties, step ins and briefs. Tailored and lace trimmed styles. All sizes. 69c to 1.59 BALBRBGGAN PAJAMAS Munsingwear balbriggan pajamas that she'll want. Bashful Blue, Shy Pink, Pink Cloud and Blue Heaven. Good range of sizes. 3.48 and 4.98 •fi 0. r:- S* SMART GLOVES FOR HER Give her a pair of these smart gloves. Fabrics and leathers. Complete range of sizes. 1,25 to 5.98 SILK SCARFS Every girl wants one of these sijk scarfs. Pretty pastel colors that she'll like. WE GIVE AND REDEEM fcAGLE STAMPS Geo. W. Robison HOPE THE LEADING DEPARTMENT STORE NASHVILLE Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Old Toys Go Begging Helping Arkansas' ^ industrial Surge Formerly there was a good deal of voluntary work put in about .Christmas-time in repairing old toys 'fchich would then be distributed to children of needy families around Hope. But word comes to The Star tnat families wanting to donate used toys this year can find no one to work them over. A toy or a doll takes a mighty beating in the course o£ a year or so, but the skilled hands and paintbrush of enthusiastic artisans has made many a toy good as new, to delight many a child's heart. But if there is a dearth of effort this year the reason is obvious: America still rides a high tide of prosperity, and cases of actual want are few and far between. I have one report which says that charity wprkers seeking -a suitable case for community aid had lo go several miles before they found a single case of real distress. Well, thal's as good news as you could wish for this Christmastime. But if -any volunteer group is engaging in the repair of child's gifts this season, this is to report ms.t old loys are .available and we will be glad lo publish any information that will help the various parties to get together. Fifty Arkansas manufacturers, processors, professional men and farmers were polled by the Stale Resources & Development Commission on what they llioughl was the mosl essenlial single step needed lo encourage industrial growth here—and the group's reply was: .Revision of the federal lax slruc- Hope ' ' utf 1 sT s^v/ _ ly warmet thi^ Slt and 49TH YEAR: VOL. 49 — NO. 57 Maf el HOM !••»»' '«« CenielldalMl January II, If2* HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1947 (AP)—Mroni A»»oel««d r»f*tt .- . (NEA)—Meant Newspaper tnttrprlM Mt'n. Tunstall's Gin Burns; Loss of $30,000 A cotton gin just outside the Hope City limits, south on Highway 29 and owned by Bus Tunstall, burned to the ground about 2:-20 a.m. today and first estimates placed the loss at $30,000. | The gin was located near the underpass, just off Highway 29. Origin of the fire was undetermined. Whistles from a nearby factory gave the first alarm, followed by sirens from local fire trucks shortly after. T-he local fire department was unable to do much with the blaze and the loss is believed total. Italy Premier to Seek Vote of Confidence By FRANK BRUTTO Rome, Dec. 19 — (/P)— Galled by a continuous barrage of criticism from the far left, Premier Alcide De Gasperi was expected today to ask the constituent assembly for a Faces Senate Edwin W. Pauley, millionaire California oil man, and special assistant to Army Secretary .Kenneth C.Royall, is again having "Senate trouble." The Appropriations Committee wf.nts to know all about his dealings in grain'which led to the charge that he is a commodity market "gambler." Obviously, risk capital is slow to starl new ventures or expand old ones as long as Ihe government lays a couHiscalory hand on corporate earnings. Furthermore, corporations, small as well as large, have to stand double taxation on earnings, because dividends are laxed as Ihey leave the company and laxed again as Ihey are received by Ihe individual slock- holders. I know lhat the federal tax ques- ii*n is clouded because each of OB quite naturally tries lo interpret Ihe issue as il atfecls us personally; bul it should occur to millions of Americans by now that there is a definite relation belween prohibilive industrial taxation rates and lagging industrial production —and production of consumer goods is the only thing thai will bring prices down lo a reasonable level. Only through the competitive situation created by increasing •production while consumer demand j remains constant can inflationary I 'prices be brought under -'control. | Government edict alone won't do 1 it, for there is the inevitable escape of goods to Ihe black market. * * * By JAMES THRASHER Exposing the False 'Fronts' When you turn your money over to an institution in the form of investments, deposits or dues, you can usually get an accounting of what is done with it. Banks and insurance companies are required •«''' publish financial statements. Corporations with securities listed on stock exchanges have to tell all to the SEC. Unions now must reveal their gelling and spending. Bul Ihis public accounling does nol apply lo many organizalions, polilical and otherwise, which deal in ideas and special pleading. They can recruit members and money and a segment of public opinion, all of which puts them in posilior to pull a really dangerous swindle Y<jt they are nol required lo open Weir purses or disclose their pur poses. . Morris Ernst, New York altor ney and perennial champion of civi rights, wants to see these groups stripped of their anonymity and made accountable by law. As he puts it, in obvious reference to the Klan, he would make, them "lake off their nighshirts." He favors legislation lhat would compel them to reveal their membership and the source and vv-.e of their funds. Such a disclo- jftte, Mr. Ernst points out, has not been made by a single one of Ihe organizations lhal Attorney General Clark has accused of being subversive. "These are the very groups I want lo see out in the open," Mr. Ernst says. "Lei Ihem say who they are and what Ihey do —then Ihey can operate all Ihey want to. Their power will be gone, for we will know them for whal Ihey are." This would be a frontal atlack on Ihe. "front" outfits, instead ol life present feints and skirmishes A good deal has been accomplished already, but in a limited and rathei haphazard way. Several newspapers have done a valuable job of expos ing Communist string-pulling be hind the scenes ol apparently harm less and high-minded organizations Public-spirited indviduals and so cietics have helped rip the mask from Red-controlled outfits hiding '• behind phony lilies. ! But these revelations have had t" be made one at a time. Anc iiey have not been able to kee many well-meaning innocent Continued on Page Two 20 Years Ago Today new vote of confidence as a swelling wave of labor strife convulsed Italy. Violence flared up both on the assembly floor and on the labor front last night, and the country faced its second nationwide strike in a month — that of 300,000 food- handlers whose walkout was scheduled to begin tomorrow. In Palermo, the first city of Sicly, 10 persons were reported to lave been wounded in a gun battle before the city hall. Dispatches said the melee occurred, after a general strike in Palermo had ended, when 3,000 strikers tried to Congress Ready to Spotlight Food Speculators Final Passage of Price Curb Bill Almost Certain Washington. Dec. 19 —(#)— Final passage, of the Republican-sponsored voluntary price curb bill was virtually assured today when the House ordered it considered immediately under procedure restrict- ng amendments and limiting de- bale. • , House approval is expected to head the legislation toward President Truman's desk by nightfall, as the Senate passed the bill late yesterday by a 77 to 10 vote. .. Only one hour of debate was permitted by the House under procedure which Democrats condemned, as "super-gag." The only amendments allowed will be those ;backea by the Banking Committee, which has no^ amendments to offer. Democrats were given the oppor. unity of trying to. alter the bill tirough a motion to recommit it. While they planned to try lo act on some amendments similar to hose batted down yesterday by the Senate, they conceded privately hat they were outnumbered and that the bill would be passed by nightfall. - '•'.,*„ Speedy action was required to & et the measure through Congress which is scheduled to adjourn tonight until January 6. . Democrats and Republicans alike devoted preliminary discussion to politics until Rep. Smith (D-Va) reminded them that the country ex- peels Congress to do something effective about the cost of living. "We should declare a moratorium on politics for a -week or ten days," thp Virginian said, "and sit [Monkey See By JACK BELL Only a little bubble, but U -Er/#e;e, of Hpnan Province in central China, is off to a good start qn the art of blowing U. S. bubble, gum, now being shipped to China by her American cousins. i k . • ;• the Virginian said, down here just as good Americans." Smith called the Taft piece of shadow-boxing' "doesn'l do anything." He Workers in : rance Break With Reds Paris, Dec. 19 gales representing (UP) 1,500,000 Dele mem beis of tho newly formed anli-Com Imuriist "Workers' Force" voled to Washington, Dec. 19 —(/P)— Con-1 Hra i ne d" to expect lo submerge ress seemed ready today -bar- ^ ,. fro1/h talk .-- invade the city hall. On the assembly floor, Ilalian Communist Leader Palmiro Tog- liatli accused Ihe government of 'subservience and complete obedience" lo Ihe Uniled States and then lurned on Ihe Republicans, who earlier Ihis week joined the middle-of-the-road De Gasperi cabinet, from which Communists were purged last May. "You are dragging in the mud the banners of a party, -which had Tlorious national tradition's.'^ 4 - he ried. . .•,.., Giuseppe Chiosterci,: 59,. 8 rndrh- ler of the' Republican party, :har£ed out of his seat, ' swinging lis fists at a Communist. Other deputies pitched into the fight and Jmberto Terracini, the Communist speaker, recessed the session for minutes to end Ihe fracas and >ermit tempers to cool. Foreign Minister Carlo Sforza then rose to give part of the government's answer to Togliatli's charges, an answer which De Gasperi is expected to complete be- Eore asking a new confidence vote. "We are aiming," Sforza said, "al a' uniled Europe and it is clear that a united Europe will not obey any country." The foodhandlers strike, involving workers in food and candy plants, stores, distilleries and mills, threalened to deprive many Italians of Christmas treats. Bakeries, milk distributors and ice handlers are exempted from the strike call, which was blamed on a breakdown in negotiations for a gress _. . . rinp a last minute change of heart by House members — lo turn the publicity spotlight on speculators who have been 'buying and selling the food and other products thai have helped skyrockel the cosl of living. A weller of political charges left one unassailable fact —Senate Republicans and Democrats are unanimously agreed that Secretary of Agriculture Anderson ought to tell all he knows about the ,.men who deal in the commodities 'markets for a profit. ' • Whether the opposing political parties could agree- on the v-safn'e objective in the House remained to hill a , day to break away from the Com thai l mumsl-conlrolled French Genera „„ - „ said | Confederation of Labor (CGT) and the profit motive is Joo deeply in- f orm their own independent labo jrained" to expect lo submerge il organization, with "frothy talk." The break, representing on Chairman Allen (R-I11) of Ihe - House Rules Committee defended the "gag" procedure and recalled that Democrats, when they ran Ihe House, resorled lo il on numerous occasions. • , Bolh Allen and Republican Leader Halleck of Indiana claimed that only under such procedure could legislation be enacted al this session of Congress. said. . II is Ihis or nolhing," Halleck . . -• . The vole for Ihe "gag" rule was 203 to 143 and, except, for a few be determined. Anderson, leayjng a cabinet meeting at the White House this morning, told reporters his de : partment is working on the lists. He could not say how long it would take to gel them in shape for publication. II is necessary, he explained, lo check idenlificalions of all those named to protocol Ihe innocent in cases where speculators bear the same names as well known persons who are -not specu- of of President lating. Speaker Martin (Mass) promised to try to rush through ahead of tonight's adjournment goal a Senate-approved resolution clearing Anderson of the legal obligations he said prevented his baring the list of speculators to the Senate Approprialions Committee yesterday. But because p Containing several controversial phases Tjruman's 10-point fight-inflation program, 'but lacking any authority to reimpose consumer rationing (Continued on Page Four) Five Children Killed in Arab Village Jerusalem, Dec. 19 — (/P) —Ten Arabs, including five children, were reported killed and five others were injured by bombs and gunfire loday in a Jewish attack on the village of Khisas, in upper Gali- this is the last organization. The break, fourth of Ihe CGT's 6,000,000 mem bers r was approved on ground thal'the confederation has becpm subsetvient to Russian foreign po icy and no longer repesents Ih real" interests of French workers. The resolution to break away from Ihe CGT was approved 52 to 5 by the National Congress of the "Workers' Force." There were 14 abstentions and one vote was' "re served." ' The,Congress also adopted a motion calling -on all "responsible mJlUant groups.'^of ihe seceding confederation"of a'll workers." An other'• Congress', was ordered held to form the new confederation. The vole for separation -was the fourth major rebuff suffered by the French Communist party Ihis year; These include former Premier Paul Ramadier's ejection of Commu lists from his cabinet, the Commu list defeat in the October munici pal election and their defeat in the November strike war. Observers declared the separa ion was the most decisive show down in . the hislory of French abor and would have a major ef feel on French polilics. Organized abor is considered Ihe most-power ful single force in the nation. . The "Workers' Force," born only .ast month during Ihe Communist directed labor war, is composed of workers who object to the political leadership of the CGT. Another Block of Tax Slash Measure Seen By FRANCIS M. LcMAY Washington. Dec. 19 —(/P)— Another White House road bloej? hove into sight today for the GOP attempt to slash taxes $5,000,000,000 a year, Assertions by Rep. Knutson (R- Minn) that his bill is "veto proof" were in sharp contrast to a renewal of President Truman's stand against any tax reduction now. The implication was obvious that ;he tax measure might meet the same fate as two others passed at the last regular session of Congress. Mr. Truman vetoed both of them. ' He said then debt reduction must come first and anyway the bills gave too much of the tax relief to the wealthy. Knutson apparently based his "veto proof" label for the new version on the contention that it would give 77 per cent of the total tax reduction to persons with taxable incomes under $4,000 and only 23 percent to those making more, But at the president's news con- erence yesterday a reporter asked whether reports that the government will have a $7,000,000,000 sur plus for the current fiscal year nding June 30 would justify a tax ut. ' Mr. Truman said no. The chief executive declined lowever. to. say definitely whether le would oppose any tax cut nex year. He said his state of th union message : to Congress nex month will answer that; Knutson, who is chairman of th tax-fixing House Ways and Mean Committee, introduced the new bi yesterday on his own but said most of his Republican colleagues were in general agreement with its provisions. It is expected to be an early order of business at .the session beginning in January; Truman '. i 1 " ''"»'#'» % >j»,im* 17 Billions fo Marshall Wa By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL Washington, Dec. 19 —</lV-Presi- dent Truman asked Congress today to commit America to a $17,000,000,000 European recovery pw gram and a "bold" defense of free men against "totalitarian pressures." Mr. Truman proposed that this ast sum be invested over four and uarter years as "a major step in >ur nation's quest for a just and astlng peace." As the first installment, he asked 6r authority to spend $6,800,000 000 n the first 15 months. ' His message outlining the largest pending plan in the nation's peacetime history went to Congress in he closing hours of its special session. Mr. Truman urged swift, ac- ion when the regular session starts n January, so the recovery program can begin April, 1. He predicted that the "determined opposition" already announced by European Communists will result in further incitrnnts to strike "for the purpose of bringing chaos in the hope that it will pave ;he way for totalitarian contro to German Peac , Sydney,,Dec. *l9' i ~ V. Evatt, Australian foreign affairs, proposed foreign affairs, proposed; a meeting of all thet Alii be called to write a peace fbt many. ,- » ,, » ? !\?*f '" Declaring javn. puwci-K; had blocked agreement *»,„„ man problem at j the recent^, B Four parley - in LondoivEy^*"'88 he would (like ^o/.'see'ithpi — making turned over to¥ttj ence of "all 'the countrieiltl Mcipated, great 1 * Even American security and the American way of life are at stake, the chief executive declared. He asked Congress to tip its "grave and significant decision" in favor of the "Marshall plan" to finish a job on which he said $15,000,000,000 already has been spent since the war ended. The decision, he said, will: "Determine in large part whether the free nations of the world can look forward with hope to;a peaceful and prosperous future as ^dependent states, or whether-they « He urged 'tfiaHsuch. raftr____ should be held "without votirig I strictionsV— •' obviously a' refe'rerl to the Veto power- 1 of ""^ rient -members of'the-i - tions Security Council — thV Uni' ___ States, Russia, 'Britain/FfanceTianji China— which ^he has frequen ' criticized. ', < Evatt, Australian delegate , United' Nations and currently,^ ing prime minister, 'said , he " lieved there was safety in a' 'J; tltude of assembly" at internal l t conferencesbecause "* '" people there qre, at a cqnfe; 4U»1 *.».*.»» * MWtMUM^i^-l ^f4t«A«*«i.^ lee. new contract. General strikes in Palermo and Catania ended yesterday, but there were threats of new strikes in Syracuse, Argrigento and Trapani, 11 in Sicily, and a general strike as called in Messina, Sicily, and altanisetta. All were for pay onuses not received. o Luli in Violence in Palestine Where 266 Have Died Violence aroused by the United Rations decision Nov. 29 to parti- ion Palestine had waned ysterday, Hit Arab spokesmen said "it is a ull that may end at any moment." The total of dead in Palestine rom Nov. 29 through yesterday vas 266 according to Associated ress figures. The Syrian defense ministry announced in Damascus it had accepted the resignations of some army officers who wished to volun eer for service in Palestine in a fight against partition. Arab sources in Cairo said last night representatives of the Arab League decided at their ecent sessions to collect $8,000,000 to equip Arabs volunteering to fight in the Holy Land. scheduled day of the special session, parliamentary maneuvering might prevent final action on the resolution, which President Truman promised in advance to sign as soon as it reaches his desk. Despite the fact the House already has ordered its own investigation into commodity speculation and thus might be reluctant, to let a Senate committee grab the play, Chairman Bridges (R-NH) of the Senate Appropriations group predicted approval. Whatever today's outcome, both Bridges and Senator Knowland (R- Calif) said the Senate group is not going to drop its demand that the names and addresses of market speculators be made public. The two senators said that if by any chance the House doesn't act favorably on the resolution passed by a unanimous voice vole of the Senate, their committee will issue subpoenas for individual workers' records. An official report said two cars of Jews drove into the village in darkness, threw a number of bombs and opened fire. Two houses were deslroved. A police patrol found seven bodies in the ruins of one of the nouses and Ihree in the other. Two Syrians and two Lebanese Arabs were listed among the casualties. The break, expected last night, was delayed by appeals from Leon Jouhaux, an anti-Communist Cut leader, who asked that members of the "Workers' Force" remain in the confederation and within." bore from The U.S. Navy y ton Roads is the nat , ard at Hamp- 'tion's oldest. This I s Time of Year When Every Sucker Gets a Small Break in Manhattan Dec. 19, -1927 American merchants police system has placed Ben F. .Ramsey of Shreveporl in Hope lo lake up Ihe work of special nighl watchman under the supervision of Marshall Clarence Baker and Constable Evans— The Goodfellows ler vans— e *Snd climbed to $213.50— Letters to Santa Claus were received from Mary Dell Southward. Mary Ann Lile, Muriel June Webb, Rulh Ellen Boswell, Mary Elizabeth Harrison, Evelyn Muldrow, Carllori King, Helen Mc-Adams, June Crosby, Jack Caldwell, Ralph Hill, Helen Bolls, Willard Pollard, Columbus Pioneer, A. T. Bishop, 75, Succumbs Funeral services for Andrew Thad Bishop, aged 75, a resident of Columbus who died yesterday afternoon at his home, will be held today at 3 .p.m. at the Columbus Baptisl Church. Burial will be in Columbus cemelery. He had been a resident of that section 60 years. Survivors include his wife; three children, Lt. Col. Jesse E. Bishop of San Antonio; Mrs. Edward Lane and Mrs. Lawrence Walker of Hope; two brothers, C. E. and A: E. Bishop of Texarkana. Christmas Program for Rotary Club Bill Wray presented Hope Rotary club's Christmas program at noon today featuring Ted Jones in two songs, "Silent Night" and "While Christmas", and Mrs. R. L. Broach in a fine reading of an old French By HAL BOYLE New York — (/P) —Tnis is the season when Ihe "Howdy neighbor" spiril comes lo Manhattan, and there is no black market in holly. It is one time in the year when a sucker has a chance for an even break, and every bum gels a handout ffl- The big grim city throttles down in its stridenl hurry and becomes the for the entire city, all Manhattan becomes a gigantic multi-colored torch. The skyscraper towers are spires of diamond splendor. Color softens t h e harsh stone with luminous grandeur. Store windows are bright wonderlands of visible plenty lacking in other lands. There are no windows in the world lo equal them, and people come hundreds ol Mackrell to Open Tour in Hope By BOB BROWN Little Rock, Dec. '19 — (UP) James (Uncle Mac) Mackrell, a softtfifiokenfLittle Rock'-rat^lo evaft-' gelis't, revealed today that; he will be a candidate for governor in, next sumrner's Democratic primary. He made his announcement 'On the eve of a promised, statement from Gov. Ben Laney: concerning his future plans. The gaunt, nattily-dressed Mackrell said "I'm going to run. I'm in it to a finish aridi-'I'nrnot fixin' to sell out, swap out'or pull out." He said he would open his campaign March 1 in Hope and would follow with an organized tour of every Arkansas county seat. In the meantime he will continue daily trips to pie suppers, church festivals and other rural gatherings where he talks to the country folks and entertains with the music of a hymn-singing quartet. In . addiion he will continue his long-standing attack on the Stale Educalion Department and the Laney administration. Mackrell is the first of many rumored candidales to definitely announce. Gov. Laney reportedly is considering a third term and has promised a statement tomorrow- He may simply announce farther delav in his decision. However. Mackrell's definite entrance into the race may be the spark needed to assure Laney's candidacy. It is well known that he considers Mackrell's defeat of paramount importance. Born in Houslon, Tex., in 1902, Mackrell says it was necessary for, him to quit school and go to work when 12 years old. He served in the U. S. Coast Guard in World War One and taught navigation and meteorology al Adams Field in Little Rock during World War Two. Starting in commercial radio work in 1938 he jumped into the must live in poverty and in fear 4 of selfish totalitarian aggression.' Along with his message, the president forwarded to Congress a bill to authorize the $17,000,000,000 ex' v penditure and set up the maChin-,, ery for carrying out the long-rartgf recovery program. He sent 1 along;too, a 241-page analysis prepared by experts from dozens of federal agencies. ^ , > K } > To manage the , program M " ^ J "-Jto appoint a , European end ' the Would be s ' a roving ambassador, making $25,000 a .year: >>, In - addition, the administrator would have as his top assistants 10, men making up to $13,000 and 50 more making as much a? $10,000. , However, instead of one-man control of the program, a special House committee on foreign aid al ready has proposed an 'eightman board, so the Truman , proposal Continued on Page TWO , ' Association in; Sydney; , big powert had nQt r con proceedngs'of the recen in and aqce P F,the__deci 8 ion, Jury Near End of Meyers Investigation Washington, Dec. 19 — (If)— >. A federal grand jury today indicted Maj. Gen, Bennett E, Meyers on charges of perjury and inducing others to swear to falsehoods. Washington, Dec. 19 — W—A federal grand jury tdday neared the * of an investigation into end the wartime private business deals of Maj. Gen, Bennett E. Meyers, retired deputy procurement chief oil the army air force. The jury quiz grew out of t^sti- monv before the Senate War Investigating Committee, that Meyers, now stripped of his medals and pension, got more'than •to i " V j'll Marshall WithTruma Washington, ^ Dec,' retary of $tate Marshall >retiw today from *Londoh»and * mediately • into a- with President, Truman, first-hand report* on the coUapi the Big.-Four ----- "'-' Conference! * v, Mr. Truman "and ment chief his arrjya, at 9 a. nuCESf, him to the WM* spotlight in recent years by his violent attacks on various state agencies in daily radio broadcasts and his fund-seeking pleas for his home for boys at ArlberK and a home for girls on 'the Pike. o- Mabelvale at Christmas legend. Hotel Barlow for the occasion had the tables decorated with sets of seven red lighted candles. Club President Claude 'Tilery reminded the members that on this last meeling date before the holiday the club customarily makes individual donations to the Hospital for Crippled Adults, Memphis —and the total of today's member donalions was announced by Jack Ihe biggest small town in world, wearing ils heart on sleeve like a friendly badge. The coldest broadway chiseler remembers -his mother wilh a telegram of greeting — even if il is senl collect. Christmas begins here long before the sound of Santa's reindeer rings across Park Avenue on the way to the Bowery. It comes in little ways and small surprising courtesies. One day somebody in the subway bumps into you with a guady bundle and halts lo say "s'cuse me," and nobody falls dead of surprise bul everybody in hearing jusl " " ' — and good Then coming, same thing, of course, is Cleary as $208.15. Club guesls loday besides Mrs. Broach were: Rotarian F. O. Weidon of Waxahachie, Texas; Dr. Norlhey Jones, supply paslor of miles each year just to slare .... them — these mirrors of how we O its | like Ihe American way of life to be all year round, instead of just one brief season. . , A European farmchild set down before a blazing Fifth Avenue store front would think he had suddenly arrived in heaven. It is a kind or heaven while it lasts. The starch goes out of the boss and tho inner rage dies down m the breast of his frustrated stenp- gropher. The boy from Ihe stockroom comes in with a bit of mistle- gives a startled grin will grows from face lo face. you know it: Christmas is co you The St. Mark's Episcopal church; Wal-| in Florida, happening everywhere in Ihe Chris tian world. But somehow il has a special meaning when Ihe slow relaxing of tension and temper begins here, where high blood pressure is as normal as a sunburn is ter Verhalen, Sr., of Hope and Dal- RUBBER BOATS NOT NEW Rubber boats, which came into prominence in World War II, are ,not new. Ralph I ago, John More than 100 years C. Fremont and Jim Owen Ethel Sutton, Beden Secresl, ! Bridget- launched a rubber boat on Weaver Collins, Yirgie Sutton and [the Great Salt Lake and did con- R. J. Aken. siderable exploring. las, Texas; Memphis. and M. L. Skinner of LONGEST PLANT The rattan palm attains a greater length than any other plant in existence. Its slender stems, which rarely exceed an inch in diameter, sometimes grow more than 000 feet long. Nowhere else does the change come so dramatically. toe and brazenly kisses the old maid file clerk, and everybody in the office laughs. In the newspapers the elderly reporter comes in with liquor on "his breath and the hardhearted assistant c;ity editoi jjently forbears to sniff- * ress agents send along a bottle of hquoi and hopefully wrap it in Ihe story they know nobody will print- Yes, gladness is emperor and the city takes its 'feet off the necks o people who live in it and love U Down in Greenwich Village folk who don't know each other fron jMclotov galher in line £>U Ul tiilia li^.anj' . iniuiw^u. e^Mtu^i *'* ?i 1h In recent years the biggest sig- Square and sing carols, i-yen in nal of the advent of Santa Claus is Communists join in, and U men the ereclion of a gigantic Christ-' fingers are crossed it's " >n aal ' K mas tree by neighbor John D. to see. too dark D. Rockefeller Jr., at the edge of his ice pond in the heart of Radio City. Tt glows wilh a ihousand elec- Ride across Ihe bay by ferry at dusk now and you'd swear the \\hole island is on fire. And it is— with every window holding a star Most Stores to Close Two Days Xmas The Chamber of Commerce Merchant's Committee today announced that all department stores, jeauty shops and barbershops in lope would be closed Chrismas Day and Friday, ihe day following Starting next week practically «.l downtown stores will remain open each night, Monday through Wednesday nights for the convenience of Christmas shoppers. Missing Tools Lead to Arrest of Saratoga Man City police yesterday arrested Dale Hughes of Saratoga in connection with the alledged theft of tools from P. W. Kryle, employed in construction of the new Saenger Theater. Approximately $100 worth of took were found in Hughe;/ pobS.ess.ton. According to city police both men were employed on the Saenger job and Hughes quit. Kryle missed the 000 from a Dayton. O,, firrn that held war contracts for plane parts. The Justice Department hat said that this or other grand juries would be asked to consider possible charges of perjury, income tax evasion and war fraud.- Witnesses before the grand jury here included former pflftclals °* the Aviatipn Electric Corp. in Rayton who said the 52-year-old Meyers; owned and operated ,the firm through others during the war. Bleriot Lamarre, 35, one-time bookkeeper told the Senate committee that Meyer? made him an $18,000-a-year "dtjmmy" president of the firm. Lamarre and Thomas E Readnower, Lamarre's brother- in-law and. the company's vice president, both said Meyers required them to "kick back" most of their salaries to him. Mevers insisted before the Senato committee that he established Aviation Electric because Lamarre's wife, attractive Mildred Lamarre. was his "girl friend" with Lamarre's consent. The Lamarres denied this She once was the gen- ernl's puvate secretary. The army has taken -back from Gen Meyeis the medals which, had been given him for wartime dutv It also h«s revoked lus $550 a month disability pension, -As a result of the Meyers, case several invesligations have been started into the whole system of taxfree •lability pensions ui the armed Ma 9ni nd drpyi hour. .Members; ',pl would not told themi ,„ werp largely f tionwide — Jli 10 P. nlghv mission. on conference,* shall at the him , "I'm, back very str«ni ference of hard in their information- of the Mr. . that fie rest, and Mari newsmen "-agree Subscrii Star It Last* forces. trie tapers and kindles the season for all who have eyes to s,ee it, tools, which were found in Hughes hotel room. He was arrested and turned over to county authorities. HUGE MURAL. A mural of the heavens, 2850 square . yards in size, adorns tbe blah-vaulted ceiling ol Qraud Central telminal. New Yo'-k Cj*v. The largest stars are illwuaed to proper brightness, the constellations sh,ow u» in order ecliptic, and are so. Orion, The oilier"" or not, the gift is && Ing the pa The rwa

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