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HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Saturday, July 6, 1946 TUESDAY, JULY 9th IS THE DAY TO NEVADA COUNTY Your Chance Has Come at Last to Vote Nevada County DRY! Be Sure to Remember the Date-TUESDAY, JULY 9th! Be Sure to Vote; Phone Others to Go and VOTE DRY! Use Your Car in Taking Dry Voters to the Polls. Don't Fail!! PRAY EARNESTLY AND WORK HARD! ri LIQUOR REVEN ARGUMENTEXPL "LEGAL Is Wet Arkansas' "Revenue" from all Liquors in 1945 was Arkansas' Beer, Whiskey and Wine bill in 1945 was In addition to that, Arkansas' Crime Bill, caused by liquors, in 1945, was.... In addition to that, Arkansas' Auto Accident Bill, caused by liquors, in 1945, was $ 4,831,000.00 $49,461,000.00 $30,700,000. <£ 9 H> A ^&^^? N ^..^L- $82,555,000.00 EACH $1.00 OF "REVENUE" FROM LIQUORS COST THE PEOPLE OF ARKANSAS ABOVE $17.00! THE "REVENUE" ARGUMENT IS INSULTING TO ALL INTELLIGENCE. AND FAR ABOVE THE MONEY-COST IS THE MORAL AN.D SPIRITUAL LOSS, WHICH CAN NEVER BE CALCULATED! "NO DRUNKARD SHALL ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD/ 7 IF YOU VOTE FOR L WHO IS GOING TO DRINK IT? The liquor traffic MUST have ever-increasing thousands of BOYS and GIRLS as NEW drinkers EVERY year to take the place of those dying fro malcoholism. Some men claim that they do not drink but will vote for liquor "so the other fellow can have it." WHO IS THE OTHER FELLOW? IS HE YOUR SON? .... YOUR DAUGHTER .... the.MAN who marries your daughter .... the HIRED HELP .... the BUS DRIVER .... the friend who is driving the car in which you are riding? Remember, friends .... if you vote to keep liquor in Nevada County, SOMEBODY MUST DRINK IT if the promoters of that racket can continue to make money. BE FAIR TO YOURSELF AND YOUR FELLOW MAN! VOTE DRY FOR HIS SAKE! KEEP THIS IN MIND AS YOU VOTE: Liquors (Beer, Whiskey, Wine, etc) destroy health, homes, lives and souls. "NO DRUNKARD SHALL ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD". ABOVE ALL ECONOMIC LOSS IS THE MORAL AND SPIRITUAL LOSS, WHICH CANNOT BE CALCULATED. When you vote, LET YOUR CHRISTIAN CONSCIENCE GUIDE YOU! VOTE DRY! "Legal Control" is a misleading term, designed to fool the voters; and to let the .liquor dealers have a free hand in their nefarious business, making slaves to alcohol and causing untold misery in our county! "Legal Control of Liquor" is the same kind of propaganda as "legal control of prostitution" used by the vice lords whose profits come from wrecking the human body and sending souls to hell. The beverage use of intoxicating liquors is a scourge and should not be legalized, but ABOLISHED! "Legal Control" Has Failed Vote Against Liquor! LIQUOR TRAFFIC EVER LAWLESS! Since when did the liquor traffic become law-abiding? Everywhere, it has a long and unsavory record of lawlessness. Officers of the law are most often called to the honky- tonks, beer joints, and road houses where liquor is sold and drunk and where "legal control" holds sway. THE WET SPOTS ARE THE TROUBLE SPOTS! Liquor is obtainable on Sunday under "legal control". Many times, minors—girls as well as boys—frequent beer joints. The "legal control" folks would like to have you believe that the present liquor laws are being faithfully observed. DON'T LET THEM FOOL YOU! "Legal Control" Has Been Weighed In the Balance and BUT NOT BY MY VOTE! Men may get a strong drink and men may sell liquor, but NOT BY MY VOTE! Truth may be wrecked and character corrupted; homes may be destroyed and women and children suffer, but NOT BY MY VOTE! Children may be caught up in the saloon snare and given an appetite for liquor; they may fill our jails, aim-houses and insane houses, but NOT BY MY VOTE! The saloon may degrade and impoverish the people, producing idleness, disease, pauperism; it may breed anarchy and crime, but NOT BY MY VOTE! The government may license drink traffic and bargain away the public health and public morals, and even the souls of men and women and young people, but NOT BY MY VOTE! The liquor traffic may corrupt the social and political life of the Nation; it may worm its way into all business, and even into the sacred precincts of the home and church, but NOT BY MY VOTE! The bells may tell the death-knell of a human slain by rum every five minutes of the day, but NOT BY MY VOTE! BE SURE TO VOTE DRY ON TUESDAY, JULY 9th CONDITIONS GREATLY IMPROVED WHERE LIQUORS ARE VOTED OUT FROM HARDIN COUNTY, KENTUCKY: "Arrests from all causes arising from drinking have been almost eliminated." An Army Officer said he "Could hardly believe it was the same town." (Elizabethtown, Kentucky) FROM COLUMBIA COUNTY, ARKANSAS: "In 1943 .... the county had seven murder cases .... all attributed to intoxication." The county voted dry late in 1943 and liquor sales stopped in January, 1944. During 1944, there was "only one murder case, and that from intoxication." FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY, ARKANSAS: "Soon after that county voted dry this report came: 'Already wo can sec a VAST IMPROVEMENT HERE. Even some who were on the WET side are admitting that it is better since the county voted DRY!' " Reports similar to these come from other places in Arkansas and from other states. SAVE THIS PAGE! IT SHOWS YOU HOW TO VOTE. SCRATCH OUT THE TOP LINE ON YOUR BALLOT. Found Wanting-VOTE DRY! MARK YOUR BALLOT AS FOLLOWS - SCRATCH OUT THE TOP llll_^ai_C 1 __IIC_IMTAY_IA_*Tiyft I rtt AGAINST THE MANUFACTURE INTOXICATING NEVA Rev. Fred A. White, Chairman Rev. R. D. Nolen, Vice-Chairman Rev. C. Ray Hozendorf, Sec. Treas. SAVE THIS PAGE! IT SHOWS YOU HOW TO VOTE. SCRATCH OUT THE TOP LINE ON YOUR BALLOT. i HI' Hr S Rev. E. L. Stewart J. W. Teeter Rev. W. E. Thomason Rev. Chris Barham Rev. C. D. Meux W. V. Thompkins Mrs. Sam O. Logan T. E. Logan Horace Hale Mrs. D. S. Jordan Mrs. JoeR. Hamilton Dr. A. S. Buchanan J. A. Yancey W. R. Hambright J. A. Eagle Sam T. White' H;W. Butler J. V. Fore Guss McCaskill J. H. Lang ley R. L. Vandiver Mrs. D. L. McRae Sr. Mrs. Thos. C. McRae Jr. W. C. Reeves —Psicl Political Adv. Paid by Nevada County Or.vs, Prescotl, Ark. Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Waihburn—— People Alone Judge Persuasion Beats Force Most Southerners feel Hint Theodore Bilbo is 11 disgrace to the brilliant political record of our section, a>4# that the people of Mississippi made n mistake when they re-elected him United States Senator in lasl week's primary. But when Nelson Lcvings, one of the defeated candidates in the five- man race, asks the United Stales Senate to unseat Bilbo for "theft" and "lies"—that is another matter. Bilbo cuts the sorriest figure of any man in the upper chamber, but he still belongs lo Mississippi, The people of Mississippi are his judge—not the other 95 politicians »)4d statesmen who sit with him in th. / senate. If the senate is to be called upon regularly to pass on the qualifications of its members then it will be the senate and not the individual states which will be doing the electing. And, conceivably, a determined senate majority could blank out the upper-house representation of nearly half the states by simply refusing to sent men whom the voters hod elected. This is n long supposition, of course. Actually the senate has do. v ^d a member his seal only on rare occasions. Smith of Illinois and Varc of Pennsylvania were rejected about 20 years ago for fraudulent dealings with public utility campaign funds, although the charges had been aired in the campaigns and Ihe men were duly elected in spite of the scandal. But this is a dangerous and futile policy, one that the senate is not likely to embark on often. People arc not made virtuous and wise by decisions enforced upon them from the outside. They learn y'fttic and wisdom only as education and experience are able to tc.-ich them—a reverent application ot the old rule: By guess and by God. A vote by, say, the senator from Maine, to unseat Bilbo is hardly going lo make the people of Mississippi value Bilbo less or their voting franchise more. A demagogue waxes fat on that sort of thing. And the senate, being an understanding body particularly wise in things political, will do nothing about Bilbo. For Bilbo belongs to .^Mississippi. By JAMES THRASHER Bad Bargain The right of veto, says Trygve Lie, is "the price. , .which the Uniled Nations paid !'or big power collaboration. In retuin, the nations of the world expected and demanded one thing from the Big Five: they required that tho. big powers would seek and find agreement among themselves." Well, the nations of the world didn't get their money's worth. V /"/hey didn't get collaboration or 'agreement .among the great pow.. .crs. They w*re even snouted out , of an unofficial guarantee I hot. the ' velo would nol be Used "willfully to obstruct" tne Security Council's operations, and that it would be employed only in a'Crisis where approval of the Council's majority wishes might lead to sv-ar. Instead, they have y .scen the Russian Security Council representative, Mr. Gromyko, veto the potentially powerful, peace-protecting Council into a state of virtual im- "oflcncc. Russia, instead of saving tne veto for a crisis, has exercised that right five times in six months, and has threatened its use on two other occasions. The climax came, of course, when Mr. Gromyko used the veto three limes in Ihc slormy Council session which ended in disagreement and an indefinite recess. Mr. Gromyko, ostensibly protesting majority proposals for action in the Spanish question, actually did more. He vetoed once more the idea of majority rule. He vetoed away ,'ihy semblance of authority in the almost powerless General Assembly. He even insisted on the right 10 velo Ihc question of whether maltres before the Council are subject lo velo. What next? Guillcrmo Bell, Cuba's representative in the UN Assembly, has said that he will try to call a conference of all UN members in an effort to eliminate the veto power, It was inevitable that one of the smaller Bations would make this proposal sooner '•r lalcr. And il is probably just as 'Veil that Mr. Gromyko's abuse of his veto power has forced the showdown, early in Ihe second year It seems unlikely that Mr. Bell of Ihc UN's exisleiice. will gel very far with his idea. At least one might guess, from Russian policy in the past year, that the USSR might walk out of the United Nalions rather than giv/ up this right. But suppose Ihis highly desirable miracle should lake place. Would 11 solve everything? The chances (',) nol seem very hopeful. We need Jnly look al the recurrent and largely unproductive ineelings of Ihe Big Four foreign ministers lo see that serious disagreements would not be eliminated. Mr. Molotov can be just as adamanl wilh- out a velo .as can Mr. Gromyko with that weapon in his pocket. For whatever the rules, it scemS thai big-power agreement is the only hope, however il may be achieved. The situations, in the Security Council and Ihe Big Four meetings are identical in essence. *,V>d Ihe only visible solution lies in Ihe long and painful process of attrition by which some minor differences among the foreign ministers have already been adjusted. In Ihe meantime, we might end this ediloral on a nple of "caulious optimism," according to the current custom in discussing international relations. Mr. Gromyko, be it noted, has leased for a year the palatial Long Island house and elegantly manicured grounds of the Tale, Republican, aiili-Hussian Ogden Mills. That isn't the typical • jwhavior of a man who is expecting his walking papers. —, _ 0 —„ — HIS LAST MEAL Caesar's mushroom, Amanita Cacsarea, a favorite dish of ancient Rome, constiluled the last mca] of the Roman emporer, Claudius Caesar. His wife, Agrippina, had seasoned it with mineral poisons. Hope 47TH YEAR: VOL. 47—NO. 226 Star of Hone. 1899; Press. 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Partly cloudy with scattered thundershowers in the east portion this afternoon. Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday. HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JULY 8, 1946 Garland Poll Tax Hearing Gets Underway Hot Springs, July 8—(/P)— Western Dlstricl Federal Judge John E. Miller ruled today that his jurisdiction in a suit seeking to purge Garland county's pol tax rolls wns confined to defendants holding public offices. He said that he was usurping jurlsdiclion in the case on grounds that acts of these officials may have deprived citizens of the riglit to vote and lhat jurisdiction over Ihosc of the 24 defendants who are nol office holders belonged to the state courts. Counsel for Ihe plaintiffs, however, declared that they believed they could connect virtually all of the defendants as cilhcr Garland counly officials or agents of Ihe administration of Hot Springs Mayor Leo P. McLaughlin. Judge Miller overruled a defense motion to dismiss the suit .which challenged Ihe validity of 3,825 poll tax receipts—more than one-third the lolal issued in Garland county for the 1940 Democratic primary elections. He sustained another defense motion to strike from the complaint two paragraphs alleging that the defendants conspired to cast votes feloniously and to eliminate certain exhibits pertaining to those allegations. First witnesses called to Ihe sland were Counly Collector Mack Wilson, charged with issuing the 3,825 poll tax receipts in question, and Carl Miles, county election commision member. The courtroom was jammed with spectators as the trial got under way. Lines for scats had formed in the corridors at 8 a. m.. although the Irial did not begin until 10 o'clock. Witncscs, numbering more than 100, were banned from the courtroom by Judge Miller. Twenty-one of the :'A dcfcndanls, excluding Ihrec election commissioners, arc aleged to have been parties in fraudulent isuance of poll tax receipts. One of the attorneys for the plaintiffs is Sidney S. McMath, candidate for prosecuting attorney and leader of the group of war veterans endeavoring to unseat Ihc polilical faclion led by Hot Springs Mayor Leo P. McLaughlin. Many of the 24 defendants are identified as friends of the McLaughlin ad- mlnislratiori. , The* complaint alleges thai: Twenty v 6nc of Ihe 24 defendants, excluding three election commissioners, ''will, unless prevented by the action of this court, feloniously cast'fals'e and ,fictitious votes' 'in the *iWG vpWm'aries; , , ... . • "A large number of the persons who/were purportedly authorizing said defendants to pay their poll tax were then dead and had been dead lor a period of years;" purchased Ihe rcccipls were listed taxes were paid by the defendants were fictitious and others were transients not residents of Garland county; Mack Wilson, Garland county collector and one of the dcfcndanls, knew Ihc "purporlcd authorizations were false and fraudulent;" and, County Clerk .Roy C. Rnof, another defendant, "feloniously" recorded the list of poll taxes in the records of Garland county. Nineteen of the defendants arc alleged to have purchased the poll tax receipts under the block system, which is permitted by Arkansas law. One defendant, Will Page, Hot Springs Negro, is said in the complaint lo have purchased 2,199 of Ihe receipls himself. Other defendants alleged to have purchased the receipts were listd as follows: Jack McJunkin, Waltr Wcldon, Mrs. Fannie McLaughlin, A. J. Karston, Erb Wheatly, Elmer Walters, George Young, Arthur Young, Ben Rogers, George Pakis, R. Manning, Charles Diockricdc Mike RHiifher, H. A. Bleclsoc, Charles Applcton, Ross B. Adams, Bill Ab- UL.H and 1'ranlt Grant. The complaint did not allege thai lisled as defendants were parties the three election cominisionors lisled as defendants were parlies in any conspiracy. Plaintiffs in the action arc taxpayers Brad 0. Smith, Jr.; John j.. Jvilgorc and Oliver Livingston- Garland county candidates Leonard Ellis, Tommy Freeman I G Brown and Egbert M. Houpt, and Patrick H. Mullis of Dumas a write-in candidate in the Sixth i)is- Iricl congressional race. Judge Miller, in a hearing of El Dorado lasl month, isuecl al the request of the plaintiffs, orders which in effect impounded the questioned poll tax receipts and preserved "evidence" in the suit Holiday Deaths Reach Toll of 224 Over U. S. By the Associated Press The nation today counted up 224 dead in traffic accidents during the four-day Independence celebration, but this toll was far less than had been expected and even considerably below that for an ordinary four day weekend period. The National Safety Council says 400 persons normally die in traffic mishaps during an ordinary four days which include a Saturday and Sunday. Weighting this average to allow for extra holiday traffic, the council had estimated <150 would lose their lives in road accidents from 6 p. m. (local lime) lasl Wednesday to 12:01 ti. m. today. The council had predicted 1,300 persons would die violently but only 495 violent deaths were reported, including the traffic fatalities, 159 diowmngs and 1J2 deaths from miscellaneous violent causes. Molotov Sti!l Holding Out in By JOSEPH W. GRIGG l j ;u-is, July 8 — (UP)— The Big Four foreign ministers today failed again in an attempt to break the one-man "filibuster" of Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov who refuses to allow invitations for the 21-nation pence conference to be issued until rules of the meeting have been established. After lengthy argument tho ministers put the invitation question to a formal vote which showed Molotov holding out as a one man minority against Secretary of Stale James F. Byrnes, Foreign Secrc- taiy Ernest Bcvin and Foreign Minister Georges Bidault. The three western ministers wanted to send out the invitations immediately for the conference which they have agreed to hold July 29. But Molotov continued to block any action. Hours of argument failed to develop any new approach to the problem but the ministers agreed to meet at 5 p. m. (1 a. m. !h;DT) to tackle the matter again. Byrnes presided at today's meeting and, in an effort to force Mol- otoy's nand and place the responsibility for delaying the invitations, he called the roll of all iour ior- eign ministers. Turning to Bidaull he said: "Are you in favor of sending out conference invitations at once 9 " "Yes," Bidault replied. He put the question to Bevin who also agreed. Then he turned to Molotov who said he was not backing,; down on his demand. Molotov renewed his argument 'advanced Saturday, that to call the conference without setting''up rules of procedure would turn the meeting into "a stamping machine." He called the stand of the western powers "an outrageous imposition of the American will on the peace conference.' ' Byrnes pointed out that when the ministers agreed four days ago to set the July 29 dale hona of the ministers raised the procedural question. Byrnes and Bevin aguced to meet Molotov hallway by proposing that the Big Four make suggestions or recommendations on procedure which would not be binding on the conference. Molotov rejected tho compromise. Byrnes suggested that representatives of the 21 nations mot in Paris July iu to draft procedural rules but Molotov would nave none o£ this. Plenty Meal, Market Flooded by Livestock By United Press Cattle and hogs were brought into the big midwest livestock markets by the thousands today, promising more meal for the nation's dinner tables. Al nine major slockyards in Ihe Central Plains area sellers offered more than four limes as many cattle as they did a week ago. At the same markets there were six limes as many hogs available. Slockyards sources al Chicago said that as soon as tho liveslock can be proccsod il will turn up al various sections of the country in the form of steaks, chops, and roasls. For the first lime since the Hft- ing of OPA price ceilings a week ago, the big Chicago packers, such as Swift. Armour, Cudahy, and Wilson, were buying a substantial portion of the liveslock available. Previously they had refused to pay the higher asking prices. Hogs at Chicago today were 50 to 75 cents high than last Friday. Cuttle prices were about the same as last week except lhal some were lower. The price siluation throughout the nation generally was static, after last, week's rises in some lines, while some v/ailed lo see what Congrcs would do about the OPA. Persons connected with the live- slock and meal packing industries generally agreed that prices in the neighborhood butcher shop would be higher when the new flood of livestock finds its way to market. Germany Tried to Influence FDR's Election Washington, July f! —(/I 1 )— Gor- iTKiuy \v;is ready in 10-10 lo toss a big chunk ot cash into Ihe Amer- iean election campaign in an effort to block a third term for President Roosevelt. Bui, said Asislant Attorney General O. John Rogge in remounting his recent conversations a t Franklu 11 with former Keic!:--marshal Herman Goering, "tho opportunity never presented itself." Roggo declined to say what sum ol money was involved, aserling i he is preparing a 30,000-word report on his findings ior Attorney , General Tom Clark. "Goering was perfectly frank with us," Rogge told a reporter. "He admitted il dhc money) was to influence Ihe American election. Continued on Page Two By United Press Record Livestock runs were expected in midwest packing centers today .indicating that housewives would find more meat on the counters this week but would have to pay more for it. A preliminary estimate of today's receipt's at the Chicago Union slockyards showed that tne run would be around 18.000 cattle and 10,000 hogs. The figure did not include animals that might arive by truck. Predictions on the amount of the price increases ranged from five to 14 cents per pound. Reports from some larger cities showed some butchers already had boosted prices 10 to 20 cents. Although it generally was agreed thai Ihc expiration of price ' con- Irols one week ago had increased the flow of meat, distribution was still spotty, and industry spokesmen said it would be .near the end of the week before* fresh meat reached all sections of the country. , F. E. Mollin, executive secretary I of the American National Livestock Asociation, said there would be a plentiful supply of meats unless OPA ceilings were restored. He said prices would "level off somewhere between the fictitious OPA ceilings, at which only a small amount of meat moved, and .the black market prices." Mollin said fresh pork would reach the market first because it takes relatively little lime to process. Beef, with a period of aging required, will take somewhat longer, he said. Hams and bacons will take still longer because of the processing involved. Meanwhile, rents and other prices continued to climb, but- at a much slower rate, presumably because of the uncertainty over possible resurrection of price con- u-ols. A new OPA extension bill was being debated in the Senate and majority Leader Alben Barkley said he hoped to be able to send the measure to President Continued on Pago Two Davis Vetoes Bill to Outlaw Closed Shops in Louisiana Baton Rouge, La., July 8 —(/P)— The controversial bill to outlaw closed shop labor contracts i n Louisiana has been vetoed by Governor Jimmfe H. Davis on the grounds that it would interfere with Ihe rights of collective bargaining and would conflict with federal laws. The veto was announced Sunday night, less than three hours before the midnight deadline when the measure would have automalically become law If Ihe governor had nol acted. Rep. W. J. Cleveland of Crowley, author of the bill, immediately announced lhal he would seek today to have the legislature override Ihe velo by a two-lhirds majority in each House. Also, he said, he will seek Ihe same provisions in a conslilulional amendment As the legislature is due to adjourn Thursday, lillle lime is lefl for an allempl to muster Ihe necessary strength. The vote by which Ihe House of Represents - firsl passed Ihe veloed measure was 53 to 43, far short of the required proportion. The Senate approved; it 25 to 15. —: ^—o Bids on 16 Road Projects to Be Taken Little,: Rock, July 8 — (UP) — Bids 'on 16 road and bridge construction projects will be opened by; the; state highway commision here July 19. Highway Director J. C. Baker lists these projects: Howard, Hempstcad, Pike and Se vier counties — 72.9 miles of bituminous seal coating on Highways 27, 70 and 71. Sebastian, Logan, Polk, Scott and Montgomery — 71 miles of bituminous seal coating on Highway 10. 23. 45, 71 and 270. Jackson county — 6.9 miles of graamg and drainage on Newport- Amagon road, Highway 14. Independence county — 12 miles of grading, drainage and gravel base.on Batesville-Cavc City road, Highway 11. Boone and Marion counties—13.9 miles of gravel base and bituminous' surfacing on Bcllefontc-Yell- ville road, Highway 62. Misisippi counly — Timber, reinforced concrete and stel bridge on Lepanto-Wilson road, Highway 14. Considers the Whole American Denazification Program in Germany a Complete Failure (This is another in a scries of columns written by representative Germans for Hal Boyle. Today a German Jewish girl gives her impresions of Germany under Allied rule.) Berlin, July 8 —(/I J )— I must admit, unfortunately, thai 1 belong io the very few Germans who still feel liberated and who arc grateful for My countrymen consider themselves still at war. They see no difference between their life now and the way they have lived for 12 years. 1 feel like an outcast when I listen to their opinions or argue with them. What strikes me most of all is that they have forgotten they lost the war, or what it means to lose a war. They only know how to make demands, and their general attitude toward the Allies is that they are "Nazis under a different pretext." I reply that they will .have a right to call the Allies "Nazis" when all Germans have to go in public with a "Germ.au" printed or sewn on their backs, as Nazis did with the Jews. U is sickening to observe that nobody feels guilty or dcproscd over atrocities committed during the war in their name. They i'eel five of any guilt mice they have offered a piece of dry bread lo a Jew. their political altitudes. ~ Russia alone is demonstrating a clear political line by pursuing a firm and permanent course. I leave out all criticism «f Ihe Rusian policy — but the British and particularly the Americans have no clear political line for the Germans lo learn. They nave programs and show here and there bits ol democracy — lhat is all. The American furthermore shows loo clearly he regards his slay in Germany as a tiring occu- Continued on Page Two Ouachita Seeks Housing Space far Veterans Little Itoclc, July 8 (/P)—Trustees of Ouachita college met here today to discuss plans for new housing facilities ior approximately 350 veteran students at the college. The plans call for three steel dormitories to be moved from Gulfport, Miss., and 44 housing units from the federal project at Bauxite, Ark. The meeting was called at the request of Dr. J. R. Grant, college president. Arabs to Fight Entry of Jews; Truman Rapped By ELIAV SIMON Jerusalem, July 8 —(UP)— Restive Palestine was pul o n Ihe alert again today by an official Arab charge thai Presidcnl Truman had made "empty, irespon- sible stalemenls" regarding Ihe siluation in Ihis counlry. The Arab higher commiltce lashed out at Mr. Truman in the first official Arab retorl lo his statement thai Ihe Uniled States desired Ihc immediale admision of 100,000 more Jews lo Pales- linc. The commillee said Ihe presi- denl, if he were sincere in his solicitude for the welfare of the Jews, should begin his charity for them at home, admitling Ihem lo Ihe Uniled Slales. Mr. Truman has mado life in Paleslme more difficult by his "empty, irresponsible slalemcnls," Ihe higher commillee said in a public statement. The president spoke in connection with the Anglo-American commission's recommendations for Palestine, including Ihe admision of 100,000 Jews. (Unconfirmed Press reporls reached London lhal Ihe Arab higher committee was preparing a formal warning that 400,000,000 Moslems, Arabs in the Middle East would oppose by force i f necessary any atlempt to send 100,000 Jews to Palestine. They said the warning was discussed at secret meeting of Ihe commil- lee.) ~ ,, T . nc British campaign described officially as designed to root out "terrorism and anarchy" in Palestine appeared to have reached the end of its military phase. The British and Jews eyed each other with a suspicion that threatened to develop into a war of nerves, leader, called an exlraordinary Dr. Chaim Weizmann, Zionisl leader, called a n exlraordinary meeting of the Zionist inner council, to be held today in Jerusalem. British Troops searched a section of Jaffa for half man hour. There was no evidence of any incriminating discovery. At Haifa, military authorities sentenced Hilda Dolizkia, 50-year-, old cabaret singer, to a year of administrative detention for using "anti-British words" in her performance. Two British officers who left by were reported not lo have reached aulomobile for Cairo Saturday were reported not to have reached Egypt. Military sources, scouting talk of a repetition of the kidnap- ing of British .officers by Jewish extremists,' said such delays were not extraordinary. They were not inclined to attribute any political significance to the incident. Car-Theft Brings 2-Year Probation for Young Man Little Rock, July 8 —(/P)— Archie Delberl Neal, 23, Pine Bluff, was placed on probation for two years by Federal Judge Thomas C. Trimble today afler he pleaded guilly lo Iransporlalion of a slolen car from Eudora lo Galveston, Tex., April 7. 'Pressure Tactics 7 Charged to Both Sides as Battle for OPA Opens in Senate Washington, July 3 —(/I 5 )—Democratic Leader Barkley (Ky) appealed today for quick revival of OPA, saying thai price rises reported in Ihe lasl week emphasize the "need for resumption of controls." Opening Senate debate on compromise legislation extending OPA, Barkley also asked his colleagues not lo "thresh over old straws" in- discusing the controversial measure. "We have already seen the results of one week of the lack of price control," he said, urging speedy action. Whether the senator will heed Barkley remained in doubt. Senator O'Daniel (D-Tox), who once before tried to talk OPA xo death, entered the chamber with a bulky package of papers and said he was ready In speak "when the other senators get tired of talking." Barkley took up the cudgelf; i'or OPA on the Senate i'loor ,-aflcr a morning conference with President Truman at the White House. He talked to reporters there afterwards. "1 told the president that 1 hoped the Senate will gut out a bill he could approve," Barkley said. Asked whether Mr .Truman mentioned any specific objections to the compromise measure before thu Senale, Barkley replied that the president thought price control ®- By JOHN L. STEEL? Washington, July S — (UPi—The pay-off battle on OPA opens in the Senate today amid charges lhat both friends and foes of price control arc using "pressure" taclics. The measure vould exlc » d OPA up for debate '""dined form ior one year, and would wipe out rent increases made since the old price law expired a week ago. The bill faces rough going with the bitterest battle over new at- tempts to exempt meat, poultry and dairy products from any new price control. Sen. Joseph H. Ball, R., Minn., charged OPA with a vicious propaganda drive based on "scaring the public." The OPA, he said, has been warning of inflation with the sole purpose of marshalling public opinion to influence Congrcs in favor of OPA. Sen. James E. Murray, D., Mont., asked both sides in the OPA fight to abandon "pressure tactics," and ciociac the price question with "facts and figures." "Business men are making big profits and want more," he said, charging that it was hypocrisy to claim that OPA threatened free enterprise. Although Senate Democratic Leader Alben W. Barkley, Ky., expressed hope that a satisfactory 'iieasure could be sent to the White House this week, the Senate faced major conflicts over: 1. The meat-poultry-dairy products exemption, sponsored by Sen- Kenneth S. Wherry, R., Neb. Wherry claims bi-partisan support promises his amendment "a good chance" of passage, and has expressed belief that adequate meat supplies are flowing to markets al "ridiculously low prices considering the fact that OPA was chopped off at a moment's notice." 2. A move by Sen. Robert A. Taft, R., O., to allow producers their July 1-15, 1940, profits plus increased production costs since then. This was a compromise version of the Oct. 1-15, 1941, base pricing period that would have been established in the OPA extension bill vetoed by President Truman. The president called the earlier plan "most damaging." 3. The threat of Sen W. Lee O'Daniel, D., Tex., to conduct a one-man filibuster against the measure. Other proposals to decontrol immediately such items as petroleum, Continued on Page Two Associated Press Newspaper Enteforlse Ass'n. PRICE 5c COPY Not Satisfied With Evidence Rep. May Gave Washington, July 8 —(/P)— Chairman Mead (D-NY) today termed "wholly inadequate" the teslirnony Rep. May D-Ky gave the Senate War Invesligaling Commiltee June 4 concerning his relations with an Illinois munitions combine. Mead commented afler pulling inlo the record a transcript of May's testimony at a secret session lasl monlh. The commilte had just heard Thomas O'Connel, one of ils in- vesligalors, testify he was handed $500 in a Chicago hotel wilh the fe^ffl E "expense money" , — „ ._ O'Connell's accepting t political campaign job in New Mexico. O'Connell admitted he gave the money back next day. I In his statement to the committee. Chairman Mead said: 'He (May) was not under oath. He left the impression with the Court Rules Fisher Should Be on Ballot Little Rock, Jily 8 — (UP)—The Arkansas Supreme Court today reversed a decision of the Misissippi county Circuit Court and ordered the county Democratic central committee lo place the name of H. E. (Bud) Fisher on the election ballot. A candidate for state representative, Fisher had been ruled off the ballot by the committee on the grounds that he had not personally signed his parly loyalty pledge. The Supreme Court tooK special notice that Fisher was a member of the armed forces at the time his pledge was r'iled. "While a pledge not signed by the candidate in person should not, under ordinary and normal conditions, be accepted by the party officials," the ruling said, "we conclude, under the circumstances . . . that appellant substantially complied with the rules of the parly." The Supreme Court reinan-'«d the case back to Misissippi counly and ordered an immediate mandate so that the name can be placed on the ballol for the July JO primary. Usually 17 days are allowed for filing application for rehearing. Fisher appealed lo Ihe high court after Circuit Judge Waller Killough of Wynne, Ark., ruled that his name could not be placed on the balol in Democratic primaries this summer. In so ruling the judge upheld the Misissippi county Democratic committee which refused to place the young sailor's name on Ihc bal- lol because he did not personally sign his party loyalty pledge. Fisher declared thai he did nol have lime lo sign Ihe pledge por- sonaly and return it to the committee before the legal deadline. His mother, Mrs. Hatlie Fisher, signed Ihe pledge and paid his :"il- ing fee, adding then that on "with power of attorney." Both were accepted by the committee secretary, but were later returned to Fisher. New Spa Packing Firm Files As Corporation Little Bock, July S—(/Pi—The Hot Springs Packing Co., Hut Springs, filed articles of incorporation with the secretary of state today listing aulhorizcd capital stock of $75,000. Incorporators arc W. L. Moorman, O. E. Owens and J. E. Mil- holen, all of Hot Springs. Three Fort Smith men, J. C. Steward, C. E. Steward and Franklin Wilder, incorporated the Tri- States Construction Co., Inc., of Little Hock, listing authorized capital stock of 1.000 shares of preferred at $100 par value, 100 shares of common with no par value and 30 shares c* common at 10 each. made many lelcphone calls which were repetitious and troublesome, "The committee has invited him to testify in open session and give whatever information he may have, The committee has received esti- mony from army ordnance officers that may repeatedly importuned them to give contracts to the Illinois combine. The interlocked com- paines received over $78,000,000 in contracts and their officers were paid salaries which Mead called "war profiteering at its worst." Mead said it was his understanding that May had requested that the June 4 testimony be made public and further that he had "intimated that it was to be his answer." When the committe heard May, Mead said, it was at the Kenluck- ian's request, and no mention was made of Erie Basin Metal Products company or Batavia Metal Products company checks, which figured in public testimony as having been given to ihe Cumberland Lumber company of Prestonsburg, Ky. For lumber which was never delivered. Further, Mead said, "no. mention was made of the 'signatures of A. J. May which appeared on the backs of-some of the checks." May was not cross-examined, the enairman aiided. The committee has received in evidence a certificate, filed with the Kentucky Secretary of State, designating Andrew J. May a s agent for the Cumberland Lumber company. Incorporation papers in Delaware listed the lumber company's president as Henry Garsson who was alst the principal, figure in the Ilinois combine. A check from one of the munitions firms paid lo the lumber company, introduced in evidence Saturday, bore the endorsement "A. J. May, president." Mead, assailed what he declared was an attempt by public relations represenatives of Henry Carson's interests to "intimidate and coerce By ANN HICKS Washington, July 8 —(UP) — Rep. A. J. . May (D-Ky.,) to day vigorously defended his con- dact in urging the o War Department to "expedite" certain war contracts and charged there are "sinister motives" behind the attacks on him. In a House speech, the chairman of Ihe House Military affairs commitle9 denied that h c had profiled in any way through his assistance to a "paper empire" of Ilinois war contracting urms. The Senate War Investigating committee is looking into wartime profits of the combine. Witneses have charged that May exerted pressure on the army on behalf of the firms. Last Saturday, documents and cancelled checks read into committee records showed that May acted as agent for a Kentucky lumber company which received $48,000 lor lumber it never delivered. "Was it wrong for me, who had been as much responsible as any member of this congress for sending the flower of our young manhood to foreign lands to fight and die, to try to see to it lhal they were furnished the necessary munitions and weapons to carry on the battle ana protect their lives?" May asked the House. "Shall I, who have given the best years of my life lo Ihe preservation of my country in, time of Peril, be now the victim of a conspiracy of falsehood and malice? l\o, let Ihe truth be told." May inferentially criticized the conduct of the Senate committee in bringing up charges that he exerted presure on ihe War Department to grant contracts t o the hrio Basin Metal Products Co and the Balavia Metal Products Corp., parent firms in the combine. May said that he had no connection with any of the corpora- lions mentioned in the Mead near- ings other than the Cumberland Ky., Lumber company "which was simply a land owning and lumber company and had no war contracts." "I am nol now and 'lever have been interested financially in any of them, nor have I ever received any compensation o r expense whatever," he said. Washington, July 8 —(/P)— Senate War Investigating Committee members pondered today whether to summon Rep. May (D-Ky) for expansion of unofficial testimony last month in which h e denied Continued on Page Two Truman, Byrnes in Fight for British Loan Mr Truman sent a letter to Chairman ^pence (D-Kyfof the House Banking commitle; renewing his , re ?"«t for congresional' e loiter li Ih *u u..uv 1.1 at. .ivui* JO v^Ot^lltlCl.! ty V11O welfare of the nation and the> world peace. Byrnes is'attending the foreign ministers conference, "Here in Paris," Byrnes told Spence, "it is more apparent, to rne than ever that a prompt return to normal, healthy trade be- to lay the foundations for per- 'The British financial .agreement should Drove a powerful instrument to this end. xxx it is the first essential economic step toward peace and •>«—•••••<" " Non-Austrians Rounded Up by Russians By DOUGALD WERNE R Vienna, July , 8 — (UP) — A' roundup of 54,000 non-Austriaris in/ the Russian occupation zone of Austria began today with signs that the task had scarcely started .by. the deadline^fixed in a'Soviet order for their ouster. ...... The Russian occtipatibn command announced yesterday that the foreigners -in Austria, mostly "Volksdeulsche" or persons of German descent, customs or sympathy, were to be expeled by 3 a. m. today. 'ine Vienna railroad '.stations were almost deserted this morning, and' no signs were apparent that a mas ejection from Austria was going on. Government officials' said they believed the roundup would be difficult, because many persons irob- ably fled into hiding or into the other Allied zones after the Soviet order was announced by radio yesterday. A government spokesman said most of the persons affected ',• were national of surrounding countries who speak German and whose sympathy apparently were with the Reich. Most of them entered Austria last year when they were ordered out of such countries as Hungary and Czechoslovakia. The government was understood to have no objections to the general idea of moving out such persons. But it was disconcerted and displeased by the manner in which the Russians were going about it. o : Death Verdjct Affirmedby High Court Little Rock, July 8 — (fPt— Eldon Chitwood, 22, Fort Smith, must die for the slaying of Raymond Morns, Mena druggist-alderman, on January 24, 1946, the Arkansas Supreme Court rule dtoday. The opinion by Asociate Justice R. W. Robins sustained a Polk circuit death sentence assessed Chitwood after his conviction of iirst degree murder by a jury last Feb 20. Chitwood based his appeal on two counts —| one that he had not I been properly committed to the stale hospital here for observation for insanity and Ihe other on a con- tcntion the corut had not granting a change of venue. The prisoner was kept in the Pulaski county jail here while he was being observed by the state hospital staff because the hospital has no escape-proof buildings. "There is nothing in the" record to indicate thai a proper investigation of Ihe metanl condition of appellant (Chitwood) was not made," Justice Robins declared. "That no' prejudice resulted to appellant irom the manner in which he was examined by the hospital authorities is conclusively shown x x." o . Law Enforcement School to Start Here on July 10 Latest law enforcement metu> eds will feature the Hope Police Department's instruction school here July 10 through September 13. The school will be under the direction of Federal Bureau of Inves- j tigalion instructors and is available to all officers in this secUon. Traffic control and latest law enforce- meot methods will be reviewed. *> '•*'< 4-

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