Six 7 HOP! STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS H.Hughes Seriously Hurt in Plane Crash , Los Angeles, July 8—(/B-<Hls col- ,lar bone and seven ribs broken, his -lungs punctured in six places, Howard Hughes was give a fight ing chance to live today aftei crashing an experimental plane into three houses and a garage in Beverly Hills late yesterday. The millionaire movie makei and plane builder was reportec "re.sting easily" in Good Samaritan hospital. Physicians said the degree of shock suffered by the 41-year-old sportsman in the nexi 24 to 48 hours would be the determining factor, Hughes also suffered a broken ... TOPS FOR laCompany, Long Island C\lv,N,Y.) Fronchised Bottler: Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Texarkana nose, third degree burns on his hands, and possible skull and lefl leg fractures in the crash and explosion of his newest plane, the XF-11, unofficially reported to be the fastest long-range craft ever constructed. He was alone on the test hop. Aided by an unidentified marine sergeant, Hughes staggered from the burning -wreckage, was rushed to Beverly Hills emergency hospital, and transfererd to Good Sa- martian for surgery and treatment in an oxygen tent. He was conscious for halt an hour after the crash. When he arrived at emergency hospital, he calmly announced himself: "I'm Howard Hughes." Shortly afterward, he colapscd. Hughes plane had been in the air an hour and one-half .He had radioed the control tower at Burbank Airport that his landing gear was not functioning, and at dusk, Glen Odekirk, general manager of the Howard Hughes Corp., took off in an A-20 to search for him. Twenty-five minutes before the crash, Hughes radioed that he was laving engine trouble. He said he was going to try to make an emergency landing on the Los Angeles country club course. That .vas the lasl message from him. With a terrific "swooshing" noise, the XF-11, designed for reconnaissance photography, plunged onto a rooftop, bounded onto another roof, smashed a garage, and struck another" house, selling all Tfire. before virtually burying itself in a vacant lot. Its fuel tanks, exploded and flames licked the plane, which cost hundreds of thou- PENNEY'S MID-SUMMER a clean sweep! LADIES DRESSES .REDUCED Clearing Stock For Fall Frocks Large Water Glasses 5c ea. 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Upwards of 33.000 fans, paid a record of $105,000 — the previous high was 98,692 in 1935 — for reserved seats in Fenway Park ,home of the powerful Boston Red Sox, for the 13th intcm-leaguc classic which found the Americans 3 to 1 betting choices and made this Massachusetts metropolis the diamond same capital at least for the day. The teams were scheduled to square off at 1:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) with the Nationals first to bat. Bobby Feller, the Cleveland Indians' sizzling strikeout pitcher, was matched against the Chicago Cubs' veteran righthander, Claude Passeau, in the opening mound assignments. Barrin injury or sudden removal should they become victims of opposing batsmen, they were slated to nitch three innings, then be relieved. Manager Steve O'Neill of the world champion Detroit Tigers and leader of the American Leaguers, planned to use his twirling star, Hal Newhouser, and then Spurgeon (Spud) Chandler of the New York Yankees for the final three innings. In the event they became soft touches for the Nationals, O'Neill's reserve mound staff included Mickey Harris and Dave Forriss of the Red Sox, and Jack Kramer of the St. Louis Browns. Manager Charlie Grimm of the Chicago Cubs and the National Leaguers, kept the Americans in the dark about who would follow Paseau, who pitched the Cubs to a one-hit victory over the Tigers in the 1945 World Series. He wouldn't say, but the consensus was that Rip Sewcll of Pittsburgh and Howie Pollet of St. Louis would get the calls. Also, he had Brooklyn's Kirby Higbe, Boston's Mort Cooper, Cincinnati's Ewell Blackwell, and unicago's Johnny Schmitz in the bullpen for emergency summonses. The Nationals pegged their hopes on the fact that Feller, Newhouser and Chandler might be off form. They pitched Sunday and had only one day of rest. Passeau, on the other hand, idle since last Friday, was in A-l condition for the test. If he managed to approximate Jor three innings the performance he turned in against the Tigers a year ago, the Nationals rated a good chance of getting off to an even start. Boston Red Sox players dominated the starting lineups. Four— Center Fielder Dom DiMaggio, Tuesday, July 9, 1946 sands of dollars to build, to • a blackened skeleton. One of the wilneses to the crash was Actor Dennis O'Keefe, who said the plane was Hying very low, making a terific noise, just before it plummeted onto a house. Property "damage in the crash was estimated by firemen at $100,000. No one except Hughes was injured, however. Hughes made a series of short taxi-runs on the airport runway in Culver City before taking off. A mechanic was at the controls of the plane he designed and built in conjunction with air materiel command engineers for the U. S. Army Air Forces. The XF-11 was the second plane to be rolled out of the hangars at the Hughes plant in the last month. Two weeks ago Hughes' 20,000,000 flying boat, largest aircraft in the world, was moved from Culver City to the harbor for final assembly. It will be test flown late this summer. Hughes held the world's attention for nearly four days in 1938, when he set a globe-girdling record of 91 hours and 14 minutes. 40% Kroger Employes in Armed Forces Cincinnati, O., July 9—Approximately 40 per cent of nil regular employees oC The Kroger Co. served in the armed forces during the war, Joseph B. Hall, Kroger president, revealed in his semi-annual report released to shareholders this week. ' He added that most of the 7,500 Kroger veterans who have been on military leave of absence have been released from the service and more than 75 per cent of them ate back with the company, in his report Mr. Hall laid particular stress on the additional strength the organization has gained through the return of these veterans. In a recent interview he said: "Almost without exception we find our veterans are more capable and more serious about their jobs than when they left. Experience and added maturity they gained while in the service stands them in stead now that they are back. "Every returning Kroger veteran is given an opporunity to renew acquaintances in the organization NOWOPEN Enjoy Swimming at the Swimming Pool ALL RISK rr Let us tell you about the one insurance polfcy that will give you "all risk" protection for your personal effects and house- h o I d furnishings, both inside and outside your home. No obligation — except to yourself. Roy Anderson INSURANCE Phone 810 21 OS. Main Hope Shortstop Johnny Pesky, Leftficld- cr Ted Williams and Second Baseman Bobby Docrr —were named from among owner Tom Yawkcy's gang which has set Ihe pace :;i the American League from the start of the 19-tfi season. Docrr, bothered by a split finger, was a slightly doubtful starter. DiMaggio, Pesky and Williams batted in "that order. They were .followed by the Yankee's home run star, Charley Keller, in the cleanup spot, and then Doerr. The National League wa'sn't without its sluggers and clutch hitters. It boasted a powerful long distance hitter in Ihe New York Gimits' lirsl sackcr, Johnny Mi/.e. and ils leading baiter, Dodgers Dixie Walker, whose timely hitting has been a big factor keeping the Dodgers ahead of the Cardinals. Some of the stars chosen for the classic won't see action due to injuries. The Dodgers' shortstop, Peewee Reese, turned up wilh a chipped vcrlebra in Ihe nock from a spill he took Sunday. On the same clay Yankee Joe' DiMaggio tore a cartilage in his left knee. Also, Ihc Dodders' Pole Reiser with a spraindcd right shoulder! and Eddie Miller of Cincinnati, with an injured right hand, were among the missing. and to discuss with our key men operating changes that have taken place during the war, We want them to know immedialely how much wo have missed them and how glnd we arc to have them back. In many instances retraln- Ir jg or additional training is provided before the veteran actually goes back on the job. Of course, ne is paid his full salary during any training or reorientolion period Probably as a result of Ihis program, there have been no serious re adjustments problems." he continued. Reporting sales of $236,475,155 nnd n - ot , '"come of $4,193,731 for the first 24 weeks of 1946, Mr. Hull pointed out thai Ihis amounts to less than two cents return on each dollar of sales. Average number of Kroger stores operated in midwest and southern stntcs , during the first half ot 1940 wis 2,704, a decrease of 143 from the same period a year ago. Attention Promised by Laney on .. Mississippi Road Little Rock, July B —(/W—A dele- Ration of Misisippi county residents received assurance from Governor Laney today thnt he- would present to the Highway Commision their plen Hint n 10 1-2 mile stretch of road connecting state highawys 143 and 77 in western Mississippi county be incorporated in the stnle highway system. The delegation, composed of representatives of the West Lake Taxpayers Asociation and Ihe country's legislation delegation, told Lancy the gravel road was "an o r p h a n' ' thoroughfare which should "rightly belong in Ihe state system because of the-connection it afforded the slnte rnadcs bclwen Caraway and the LitUc River floodway. EXPERT CAR SERVICE atWYLIE's When your car needs attention, drive in to your Gulf dealer, and let us service it right. 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Reopening of the closed Conway cotton oil mill, cstablishmcnl of a large poultry processing planl or a vege- lable cannery were among tne lypcs of development most frequently mentioned as desirable. The Conway Chamber of Commerce is working actively for increased milk production through its permanent pastures program." 'JSucccss in business depends on thorough knowledge of trade practice and markets. Arkansas cities with their background of farm production would be foolish to throw away any part of it for an all-out industrial gamble. All-industrial cities have their troubles as well as all-agricultural sections. What all of us arc looking for is diversification — something new, plus the expansion of lhal which we already have. Hope could do with those farm m-occssing plants thai Conway is Jlking about. * * * By JAMES THRASHER Individualism to the Rescue Dcspile all the speeches aboul democracy and diclalorship, and all the talk about national stren- glh, geographical posilion and spheres of influence, inlernalional relations are determined in the end by the nature and character of the men who conducl them. This has been true throughout recorded history and remains true today. I\ is altcrnalely a frightening and I/comforting fact. And nowhere has it been bettor illustrated recently than at the Paris conference. The foreign ministers' deadlock had held fast since last September, and showed no signs of breaking. Reasons of ideology and policy were cited lo support the contcnlion lhal an agreement was impossible unless a miracle happened. No one expected the miracle, or could pro- did its nalure. But apparcnlly it has came to pass in the shrewd, persuasive personality of Georges i^dault, Premier and President Of France., • Thanks to M. Bidaylt, the" impasse over Trieste Is dissolved and the prospects of peace treaties and a general peace bright. Thanks arc also due the other three ministers for their amenable attiludes. But Ihosc altitudes seem to have been induced by M. Bidault's ar- gumcnls. Who is Ihis polilical newcomer, and how did he do il? Common iivformalion on Ihis side of Iho Atlantic is sketchy on both ques- •IVons. Bul apparently M. Bidault is a small, quicl, reserved man who rose from obscurily through his leadership of Ihe French underground during the occupation. A relatively unknown professor, editorial writer and smalltime pol- ilician, he seems lo have attained eminence quite by accident as a resull of his patriotic efforts. These cfforls, carried oul with a shrewdness and disarming innocence of manner, pel-milled him lo jlrocl and mainlain Ihe work of Ihc undcr- , pj-ound without detection, while •some of his closest associates were arrested, torlurcd and killed by Ihc Nazis. His patriolic service brought him Continued on Pago Two Blast May Hurl Fragments .Jwo Miles By JOSEH U. MYLER Off Bikini At.ull, July 10 —(UP) — The underwater explosion of the atomic bomb, scheduled tentatively for July 25, is expected to hurl fragments of shattered target ships nearly two miles in the air, Vice Aclm. W. H. P. Blandy disclosed today. Blandy, overall commander of the Operations Crossroads projecl, said afler Ihc firsl "lest Baker" conference wilh his officers lhal Ihe mirsl in Bikini lagoon will produce a gigantic waterspout. "It is believed," Blandy said, "lhal a column of walor 2,000 lo 2,500 feet in diameter will rise from the lagoon, 8,000 to 10,000 feet high." Commander Roger Hevellc, Task Force One occanographcr, csti- malcd thai the spout will contain about 1,000,000 Ions of water. » f . Blandy said the ships in Ihe icnarly half-mile circle of rising water "arc going lo gel an awful y,oing over.' ' ' Efforts to Settle Plumber's Strike in Little Rock Liltle Rock, July 10—(/P) Bids for construction of Ihe main structure of Bull Shoals dam on White river near Cotter in north central Arkansas arc to be opened by the U. S. Engineers' district office .here tomorrow. At least five contractors are expected to submit bids, it was learned today. Engineers have said that the $47,000,000 multi-purpose dam will dwarf any other in the stale. Col. Gerald Galloway, district engineer, said the contractor making the successful bid would be given 30 davs in which to begin work. He added .. thai aboul 39 months would be allowed for completion of, the project. Hope 47TH YEAR: VOL. 47—NO. 228 Star of HODO. 1899: Press. 1927. Consolidated January IB. 1929. Star WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Thursday. Scattered thundershowers Thursday, and in northwest portion. Cooler Thursday. Dr. McKenzie Buys Josephine Hospital Here Josephine Hospital, founded here more than 31 years ago by Dr. G. E. Cannon, has been sold to Dr. Jim McKenzie, it was announced jointly this morning. Dr. McKenzie, a practicing physician in Hope for the past 10 years with the exception of three and one-half years spent in the medical corps of the U. S. Army, took charge of the institution Wednesday morning and will move his offices to the hospital building this week. Dr. Cannon will continue in active practice here with offices in the hospital. The present nursing staff of the hospital will not be changed. Mrs. Kathleen Dcloney will be re- ceptionnst, Dr. McKenzie announced, and Mrs. Olliver Mills will be technician. Dr. Cannon's present office staff will be kept. Josephine Hospital, one of the first in this section to be approved by the American College of Surgeons as a i\vn;nizcd, standard hospital, has kept that rating many years. It is a 25-bcd hospital, but in emergencies this capacity can be doubled. Equipment is the most modern obtainable and includes extensive X-ray facilities. Dr, Cannon will leave this weekend for Rochester, Minn..where he will do clinical study at Mayo's before taking a short vacation trip to the West Coast. Dr. McKenzie will handle his patients while ho. is away. He is expected to return to Hope about August 1. VF\VHans~ Memorial to War Dead Veterans of Foreign Wars in a regular meeting last night at the old Elks Hall, voted to sponsor a move to honor Hcmpslcad Count;,'t, War Dead with a gray-granite memorial. The memorial will name all Hempstead servicemen who gave their lives in War and will cost approximately $4,2(50. Site of the memorial is undetermined but efforts will be made to erect it on the County Courthouse grounds. The VFW organization will ask aid of other war groups and civic clubs in the county, with credit going to all who aid. •The group changed the regular meeting night from Tuesday to Wednesday. -v o S. Hillman Dies Today at Age of 59 Point Lookout, N. Y., July 10— (fP)— Sidney Hillman, 59, one-time immigrant boy and garment cutter who became one of the most controversial political figures of his time, died today. ' It was Hillman, national chairman of the CIO Political Action Committee, who became a political storm center in the 1944 presidential campaign when the Republican charge of "clear everything with Sidney" swept the country. Republicans charged —and Democrats and Hillman denied —thai the late President Roosevelt, passing through Chicago during the 1944 Democratic National Convention, told Robert Hanncgan, Democratic national chairman, to "clear everything with Sidney" regarding convention strategy and choices. Hillman's death came of a heart condition at 8:40 a. m. (EOT) in a bedroom of his six-room summer bungalow on the south shore of Long Island near Long Beach. The labor leader was found unconscious in bed by his wife, Bessie. Dr. Cahill, a neighbor, had police rush an oxygen tent to the bedside but Hillman fulled to rally and died shortly after. The story that made the rounds in the 1944 campaign was based on a conference between Hannegan and Mr. Roosevelt as the Jailer's train lay on a railroad siding in Chicago prior to the opening of the convention. The "clear everything with Sidney" phrase became so current that Hannegan issued a formal denial at a news conference in Chicago in September of that year. "The fact is that President Roosevelt with whom I conferred alone on that occasion, did ;iol say that, Hannegan said. "Nor did he say anylhing else that could have been tortured to convey that moaning. The story is absolutely untrue." Hannegan said he talked with Hillman only once during vlic convention, in Hannogan's room, and the only stalemenl Hillman made was that he was "for" Vi'ce President Henry A. Wallace i'or renonii- lation. Hannegan said he was for Senator Truman of Missouri, wiio won the nomination and became president on Mr. Roosevelt's death. The small, frail Hillman came licre with his family June 1. They uad made their summer homo al Point Lookout for the lust 14 years. Three weeks ago he suffered an attack of coronary thrombosis and since then had been resting and trying to regain his strcnalh. Dr. Mack Linkin, the family physician, arrived shortly after lliil- man's death. The doctor said he bad been treating Hillman for a heart condition i'or some time. At the bedside when he died were his wife, the former Miss Bessie Abramowitz, whom he .married in IfllC' a daughter, Mrs. ;->cl- ma Lerner; his son-in-law, Irving Lerncr, and granddaughter, Dorothy Lerner. Night on the moon Jests for two HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, W6 Senate Votes to Ban Price Controls on Cottonseed, Soybeans and Their Products (T> ! 1_ Washington, July 10 — (/[>)— The Senale volcd -12 lo 34 today to forbid price controls on cottonseed and soy beans and their products in any revival otrOPA. It wrote this restriction into an OPA extender bill already carrying exemptions for meal and poiil- try from price ceilings. An amendment to decontrol dniry products immediately was placed before the chamber. The ballot to forbid restrictions on cotlonsecd and soy beans, overrode a plea from Senale Mnjorily Leader Barklay (D-Ky Ho slop loading Ihe bill wilh amendments lhal would make it "ridiculous." Earlier, Barkloy had told his colleagues he would call a jiighl session lonighl if there seemed any chance the Icgislalion to restore OPA and some of its powers could be shoved to a final vote to- mnrrow. On the 10th day of no OPA op- erations, Barkley argued that speed is imporlanl if any price and renl conlrols are to be restored. The Senate worked in the shadow of a posiolo second veto of -an OPA extender. A bi-partisan ma- jorily was sel lo ban any future price ceilings on milk, butler and cheese. Top-heavy with Republicans, this majority primed the dairy products exemption as a fresh onslaught against the administration's price control inival, already staggering under yesterday's 49 lo 26 vote to keep ceilings off meat, poultry and egijs. Democratic Leader Barkley (Ky) gloomily conceded to newsmen lhal there was no chance of preventing the addition of dairy items to a control-free list thai appeared likely to inspire a presidential veto if finally apnroved by Congress. He added he couldn't be sure, Continued on Page Two Crops in Hope, DeQucen Area Damaged by Bugs Lilllc Rock, July 10 —(/I 1 )— Arkansas' watermelon and canla- loupc crops arc being damaged extensively by gugs, the Arkansas Crop Reporting Service said lo- day. The service reported that light rainfall in early June was beneficial in most areas but that general rains were needed badly, especially for truck crops in the DcQuccn and Hope areas. Harvest of snap beans is practically completed, but poor stands in Ihc northwesl section caused the crop to be short, it was reported. The tomato harvest, Ihe service said, is al its peak in the Hope area. U.S. Renounces German Assets in Austria By LYNN HEINZERLING Vienna, July 10 — W) — Gen. Mark W. Clark informed the Aus- lrian government today lhal the Uniled Slates was prepared to renounce its share of German asets in Austria and to turn over all Gorman assets in the American zone to Austria. Clark's action followed closely the abrupt order of Col. Gen. L.V. Kurrasov, Soviet commander, announcing the transfer of all German assets in the Russian zone to Soviet ownership. The announcement was certain to have a deep political effect in Austria. "I take pleasure in informing you," said Clark's lellcr to Chancellor Leopold Figl, "thai the president of the Uniled Slalcs, as one of Iho signers of the Polsdam agreement ,has directed me lo inform Ihe Austrian government that the United Stales government is now prepared to enter into negotia- lions wilh other Allied governments and with the Auslrian 'governmcnl looking toward rcnuncialion of Ihe Uniled Slales share in German as- sels in Auslria as parl of Ihc general seltlemenl ot German asets in Austria." The United States government "now agrees to turn over to the Austrian government as trustee all German assets now physic.-iMy Jo- catc din Ihc Uniled States zone" pending the ncgotialions wilh olhcr powers, Clark said in his letter. "It assures the Austrian govenv mcnl lhal such asscls may imme- dialely be used for purposes of ro- conslruction in Austria wilhoul fear of removal of ihe plants and cquip- mcnl from tne United Slates zone in Austria, but with the question of ownership to be resolved later." Clark's latler reached Figl only Ihrce hours afler Ihc chancellor had made an impassioned address lo the Austrian Parliamcnl in which ho said that removal of Gorman properlv in Ihc Rusian zone as announced by the Russians would remove "Auslria's posibil- ily of economic recovery." Figl placed his governmcnl squarely againsl the Russian plan lor controlling a largo proportion of Austrian industry, declaring- the only German property in Austria lo which the Rusians or other occupying powers were entitled was properly legally acquired bo- lore the German annexation uf 1938. The strong Socialist party immediately joined with Figl's Peoples' party in support of the government stand. The Communist group — four members of Parliamcnl — introduced a resolution embodying its own viewpoint, but it was rejected with only the four Communist votes in its support. Figl hiiid the governmcnl refused lo regard as cornier German properly anylhing which Ihe Germans acquired by manipulalion after 1938, even it the Austrian owner ! Bold oul under pressure. i His statemcnl was me I by long i applause in tin- House. The president of the chamber asked the gallery to abstain xrom "dem?nstra- lions." LocoI Stores Burglarized During Night Two Hope stores were burglarized and an attempt made on a third hist night, netting the robber or robbers only a few packages of cigarelics and a gold plated fountain pen, F. V. Haynie, city police chief, announced today. The L. B. Dclancy store, 202 East Second, was entered through the back door. Nothing was missing but some cigarcllcs and Ihe pen. Entrance was gained through a back window to Vnrborough's Grocery on Sotilh Hazel Slreet and nothing was found missing. An at- Icmpl lo enter Gilbert's Store on S. Laurel St. failed. Local police investigating the burglaries believe they were corn- milled by Ihe same person. Peck Named to Ouachita Committee Arkadelphia. July 10 — (/r>)_The Ouachila Valley Associalion was reactivated here yeslcrday at a mceling of approximnlcly 'lOO rep- resenlatives from nearly all the cities and towns along Ihc Ouachila river from.Jlot.Springs lo Monroe, La. The group pledged unanimous supporl lo a program of flood con- Irol and navigalion projecls. Aclivities on a vast program of development for Ihc Ouachita river valley will be starled by an executive commillee which will mcel wilhin the next 30 days at Camden. The program is expected '.o feature a nine-foot channel on the river to Rockporl, Ark., witu other necessary improvements such -as enlargement and modernization of locks and dams. Financial supporl will be asked oi Ihe •association members. Committee members are- H A Daughorty, Arkadelphia; O ' F' Suggs, Malvcrn; Bill Seiz Hoi Springs; Fred Walton, Benton; A. D. Mason, Camden; .G Anderson, El Dorado; Mr. Strauss, Monroe, La.; Will Slay ton, Gurdon; Horace Dclmar, Prescotl; Carl bullins, Crosell; and George Peck, Hope. o . The 1,850,000 motor vo'nicl-s in France in 1938 luivc been reduced by more than 50 percent. U.S. May Bow to Russia on German Treaty By LOUIS BEVIN Paris, July 10 — (/P)— The United Stales is willing to extend its proposed disarmament treaty for Germany from 25 lo 40 years in meeting Russian assertions thai the original plan is inadequate, it was officially disclosed today; The disclosure came as U. S. Secretary of Slate James F. Byrnes and Soviet Foreign Commissar V. M. Mololov aired their dispute over the American proposal by publishing the lexis of their slate- menls lo the four-power foreign ministers' council yesterday. The Russian delegation released the text of Molotov's lengthy stale- menl following last night's session. The American delegation followed suit just before the ministers were to assemble today lo continue dis- cusion of German problems . During the clash between Byrnes and Mololov over the proposed disarmament plan, the Soviet minister described the suggested pact as "wholly inadequate" and asserted it did nol insure againsl the rebirth of militarism in Germany. Byrnes retorted that he was willing to have the Ireaty run for 40 years, and that it "did not seek to .coyer everything or to settle reparations questions and' political questions and other queslions that had been under discussion." Byrnes also cited his proposal to send a four-power commision into all four zones of occupied Germany to investigate the extent of German disarmament and demilitarization. The ministers ordered their dep uties to have ready by Saturday the final drafts of peace treaties with Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Finland. Diplomatic sources said this meant ihe council might approve the treaties Saturday afternoon and adjourn either at-that time or on Sunday. The council, which yesterday heard anolher sharp clash between Secretary of State James F. Byrnes and Foreign Minister V.M. Mololov-— this time on tho German question — was called into session this aflernoon to resume discussions on the Reich. British Foreign Secretary Ernest Beyin was expected to urge, with United States support, that some sort of federalization be provided for Germany, which now is divided into four occupation zones. France was believed ready to back the other western powers in this proposal, but the attitude of Russia remained a big question mark. Tougher Training for Officers Ordered Today Washington, July 10—(/P)—Longer and tougher training for officer candidales was ordered today by Gen.. Jacob L. Devcrs, chief of the army ground forces. Instead of the present 17 weeks, enlisted men seeking a second licu- tenant's commission musl undergo 24 weeks Iraining at Fort Benning, Ga., and "only Ihe most promising cadets" will be retained after Ihc firsl eight weeks, Devcrs announced. .? n * Associated Press I—Means Newsoaoer Enterortse Ass'n. PRICE 5c COPY Wholesale Food Prices Up to Highest Level in 26 Years Dun and Bradstreet Reports By United Press Wholesale food prices bounced upward to the highest general level i" 26 years today as the Senate debated renewal of price controls Dun and Bradstrecl, Inc., reported at New York that the wholesale food prices were at the highest point ' since June The agency's index 10, J9207 of 31 food commodities for Ihe week ended July 9 shot up to $4.88 as compared with the June 10, 1920 index of $4.89. The index of wholesale prices was 4.54 the previous week and 4.09 during the corresponding week of 1945. The all-time peak for the Dun and Bradstreet index was the $5.30 reached on July 31, 1919 At New York, the New York City Consumer council called a buyers' strike beginning July 23 to protest against rising prices, sponsors of the movement predicted it would spread to other sec- lion of Ihe nation. During Ihe strike, consumers will be asked to buy only essential foodstuffs. A buyers 'strike .already was under way at Philadelphia where five CIO unions planned to picket the central-city reading terminal market in protesl against higher prices. price index hi! n vmu/ iQdft v*icrv» .» 'y~ ~/ •«»—— --.MU..^M *n\,\j mu j.,6uu ?owerfu, Iab^u^o7toaa 6 y h th g re' a t* ?° * *ffM£> *"*« * «* CrashofB-17 During Storm Leaves 25 Dead By FRANK HARRINGTON Holyokc .Mass., July 10 —(UP) — Twenty-five bodies were recov- ? red s h° rt] y before dawn. . today ened new wage demands unless OPA is restored. The CIO United Auto Workers volcd to demand "an amount equal to the increase in prices" unless "the rise in the cost of living is stopped dead immediately." The 30 level. Dun basic commodities' 'climbed" to Continued on Page Two rMnc<;><<. T, *"*=^i' ia "v, en rouie ir,om uoose ^"T^ B . a /_v L ? b f a . d °r-> Westover Field, Bids Open for Construction of White River Dam Liltle Rock, July 10 — (ffl— A scheduled conference for sctllc- mcnl of Lillle Rock's 10-day-old plumbers strike was called off today by the union, Plumbers and Steamfliters' (AFL), local 15. Workman Says Impossible to Rebuild War Destroyed Germany in His Lifetime s?\ Third Victim in Gasoline Blast is Reported Marianiui, July 10 — (/H)— The death loll in a gas lank explosion that rocked a Marianna cafe Monday rose lo Ihreo ioday. Olen Ihonisberry, a la.xit-ub driver, died in a Memphis hospital. Two oilier persons, Mrs. Frankiu Howard Adams, and Charles KBIT, cafe employe, died yesterday Five others were injured in the explosion. (A German workman lolls of tin; problems and hopes-of Germany's laboring class today in another of a series of columns written for Hal Boyle by representative Germans.) Berlin, July 10 —(/P)— I don't believe il is possible lhal Germany will be rebuill in my lifetime. We haven't enough tools or materials to work with. Young .men particularly those with families, want to .leave Germany .'or another country whore we could have more ol a chance to work. Half ihe skilled workmen in the Reich would emigrate tomorrow if they were promised decent jobs elsewhere — in Canada, ihe United .Stales or South America. I am a plumber, married, wilh ,i seven-year-old claughlcr and a livc'-.vear-.old boy .Bciore Ihe war 1 had my own plumbing business. I had enough work and enough loorl. I was very content. I had -10 political inlcresl. I still have none. I don t Know whelher democracy " ' '" ' ' ' Ger- Becausc I had a heart ailmenl I was n,ol called as a soldier bul given a job in a war faclorv in south Silesia. When the Rus'ians approached, the factory was moved lo Berlin. I brought my family here would be good or bad i'or Jm '".V. lo(i, and we Just everything. I was made a soldier three months before the war ended, and was kept prisoner by the Husians lor :uvc months. We were treated kindly, but (here was little food. When 1 returned to Berlin I :"omid my wife had been compelled to spend all our savines_ while I was _ ™ t - «,, sl:l OI1U government am away, i went to work xor the Amor- 1 lhat Ihc eastern parl of our coun 1 r ' ;.) 1 1 1. nrin'iii'_'j-i I n.^iil.l -»_j ___ ..._li ___ _- • . i-i .*. .... •- ** v. That leaves only 50 marks. So my wife has to work as a charwoman. She earns 20 marks a week from which she pays three marks tax. We have a hard life, but we are much better off than those who don't work for the Americans. We live in a little wooden house which has no light, no running water and no gas. To gel wood for cooking my wife and I and the children go every evening and Sun- clay to the forest. Our clothing situalion is terrible. The children must wear wooden shoes. I have no savings of any kind left. But we arc lucky to work for the Americans, because we get extra food. Skilled workmen can find no jobs repairing homes of German civilians because there is no material. Therefore they must work at cleaning up rubble for 35 marks a week. This isn't enough for them to live on so they have lo spend their spare time in the black market. Our biggest fear — those of us who manage to find -work at the trade we know — is thai we will lose our jobs. Because of Ihe shortage of materials, the rebuilding of our country is very slow. If we had the materials there would be plenty of work for us all. Our second biggest fear is infia- Don. That is a bad dream i'or everybody who works with his hands. I have no real hopes for the fu- lure for myself. I have no illusions Ihere. For Germany I hope only lhat we can gel one government and t'uocl. because 1 could get I work for 48 hours a week -and get for that 70 marks (seven dollars i and one meal a day. That would be enough wages except that I must pay 20 marks a week taxes. more try given lo Poland will be returned to us. But I don't believe it. My only olhcr hope is :Cor my children .1 would like to earn enough to send them through school. They deserve a better life than I have had. Charges Made in Garland Poll Tax Suit Hot Springs, July 10 —(/P)— p rc . senlalion of testimony in the war yelerans 1 suil charging fraud in the issuance of 3,825 Garlan dcounty poll tax receipts was compleled al 2.°°ilr- t ,? day and Fe deral Judge John -E. Miller announced he would hand down his decision at morrow. 10 a. m. to- tracl. The court's, ruling will determine whether political lieulenanls of Mayor Leo McLaughlin's organize- lion engaged in a conspiracy to line up voles Ihrough illegal purchase of poll lax receipts under the bloc authorization system. The decision also will determine how many — if any — of the challenged receipts are invalid Judge Miller took the case under advisement after three days of tst- imony presented almost entirely by witnesses called by attorneys for S e r GI candidates opposing the Mclaughlin faction in this sum- - mer s primaries. he had testified earlier that Rep. Counsel for the nineteen defend- May < D -Ky),' chairman of the its accused of purchasing the -^ ouse Military Committee, had intpsiort nnii to*.,,,. j _ attributed to him responsibility for Officials of Combine to Be Called in By JOHN W. HENDERSON Washington, July 10 — (/P) — Undersecretary of War Kenneth Royall disclosed today that he had asked the Justice Department for a complete investigation of an "overpayment 1 'of more tha n$l,000,00 Oreceived by Batavia Metal Products Company on a war con He told the Senate War Investigating Committee, digging into the operations of an Illinois munitions combine, that he also had asked Attorney General Tom Clark to inquire into the earnings and costs of Erie Basin Metal Products Company, an affiliate of Batavia. In a letter to Clgr kwhich he made public at the committee hearing, Royal isaid that he understood that the Justice Department even then was inquiring into the tax affairs of the two companies. Royall's disclosure came after a haH IpctifioH oarlir»i» ^=»f T?«r\ ants accused of purc'hasing' UI , contested_ poll taxes renewed a mo comesioa poll taxes renewed a mo ""riouiea 10 mm responsiDimy tor tion to dismiss the action Judcc an investigation of the Kentucky Miller reserved ruling on thU congressman's relations with Erie. Miller poinl. At the request of the defense he dismissed County Clerk Roy C Raef as a party to the suit but reserved decision on another defense motion asking dismisal of defendants Ros Adams, Arthur Younc Ben Rogers, Charles Dicchricdc, Charles Appleton and Mike Bauch- o . Film Lovelies Try to See H. Hughes Los Angeles, July 10-(/P,- Two film lovelies. Lana Turner and Jane Russell, have tried without avai to roach the bedside of the stricken Howard Hughes, whose newest plane cracked up with him at the controls Sunday. Miss Turner, who has bee-.-, seen at Catalma Island, Palm Springs and other vacation spots recently with the handsome film producer and airplane builder, was weeping as she left Good Samaritan hospital. bhe arrived unannounced .-it Ihc hospilal, asked pcrmision lo sec Hughes, and was told that his condition was so critical no visitors wore permitted. Miss Turner stayed on at the hospilal for several hours and was upset and crying when she left for pome. Some Hollywood reports have it lhat she has told friends she and Hughes might marry. The voluptuous Jane Russell, slar of Hughes' latcsl movie production, "The Outlaw," arrived at the hospital yesterday afternoon, and she, too. was refused permission to sec Hughes. "I'm so glad he's somewhat improved," Miss Rusell said "I really didn't expecl lhat I'd be allowed to visit him but I'll keep posted on his condition by telephone." Dr. Verne Mason, who said he had been Hughes' physician since He was a .youngster, said his patient did not have a skull fracture, as was feared. He said the left lung, crushed and punctured as Ihc plane crashed, now was functioning bul lhal Hughes' condilion was slill crilical. No surgery will be altempted un:il Hughes recovers from the terrific shock bo experienced when -ho plane crashed into three houses in Beverly Hills, selling them afire before il exploded, •o Restaurant Chain Head Convicted on Income Tax Charqe New York, July 10—(/Pi—'Henry -uslig, presidenl of Ihc Longchamps reslauranl chain, today was sentenced to a four-year prison term on his conviction on charges of evading payment of $2,- 8i2,7b(j in federal income taxes. Judge Harold Kennedy also j'inc-d Lustig $115,000. K. Allen Lustig, nephew of the restaurateur, drew a three-year prison term and Joseph Sobel, chief accountant for the chain, was sentenced to two years imprisonment for their part in the alleged conspiracy. Lloyd Paul Stryker, chief fen.se counsel, gave notice of dc- ap- pcal and the defendants remained free under $5,000 bail. The word cliquetle originally referred to a piece of paper attached to a package to indicate its contents. Royall lold the committee that he first learned of the "overpayment" to Batavia during May through a report from his executive officer. He Ihcn asked for a complete report, he said, of the activities- of all persons connected with the over payment. He said that he had not as^yol received lhal full report, but that he expected it within'a day or Iwo. Meanwhile, he said he had received a prcliminar yrcport. Using thai as Ihe basis for his teslimony, he told the committee that Batavia had received an advance of 4,500,000 in May of 1945 on a contracl for conslructio no fbomb components, o Truman Pays Tribute to Hillman Washington, July 10 —(/P)Pres- idenl Truman said today the cause of democracy had lost "one of its most cffeclivc and devoted exponents" in the death of Sidney Hillman, head of the CIO's Political Aclion Committee. In a statement isued at the White House, Mr. Truman also said of the man who helped put him in the White House: "Sidney Hillman was more than a distinguished labor leader he was a great humanitarian and an out- slanding slalesman in Ihe field of labor-management relations. "That he, an immigrant youth, could rise to imminence in the land of his adoption is a Iribute al once lo his own abilily and character and to the democratic ideals for which he fought.' ' CIO President Philip Murray, longtime partner of Hillman in labor union and political fields, mourned Hillman's death as pasing of a great man." •o Laney Makes 'Non-Political' Trip to Paragould ^Litlle Rock, July 10 —(UP) — jov. Ben Lancy journeyed to Paragould today on another "non-po- lilical" jaunt around the slate. The chief executive was to address Ihe Eastern Arkansas Young Men's clubs tonight, and the club- sponsored "Miss Arkansas" beauty contest Thursday night. At the beauty pageant, Gov. Laney will crown the 1946 queen and will lead the grand march at a ball following the coronation, o Six Boys Held for Downtown Altercation Little Rock, July 10 — (fPt-- »^ boys, three of them 15 and the others 16 years old, were turned over lo juvenile authorities in municipal court today on charges of assault and battery on a street car motorman. Police reported one of the youths nagged down the car operated by Motorman L. D. Rodgers last night and that the others engaged him in an altercation after pulling the trol- ey off the wire. Rodgers drew a knife and slashed at one of the bovs and then proceeded on his way. " Italian ladies of the 16lh century usually wore masks wnen in public places. storm last night. Five civilians were among 1he victims, who also included 0 army men, apparently members of the ere men. None had been identified. The plane, en route from Goose crashed into the mountain peak seven and one haU miles from the „ — aboard. Many of the service personnel were believed en route home for discharge. Patrolman Mark Sullivan, on duty at the Mount Tom amusement center, said he heard a muffled explosion which sounded 'like distant thunder, and looked up to see the top of the peak in flames. Two 15-year-old boys, Robert Murray and William Quirk, familiar with the peak from snake- hunting expeditions, led the rescue workers. The youths discovered two of the bodies in a gully 300 feet from the scene of the crash. The pilot and co-pilot were found strapped to Iheir seals. The plane was due at Westover Field at 9:27 p. m. It was slightly behind schedule as it groped through the low ceiling caused by the storm. The pilot had been in radio con- lacl with the field a short time before, but his radio was silent al ihe time of the crash. Police LI. Michael Smith told officials that he saw flames shooting from the plane as it circled over the city, bul army officials said the crew had rep.orted no Irouble. The craft exploded as it" crashed, hurling bodies and plane parts several hundred feet and stalling a forest fire, which was held in check by the rain. Rescue workers scrambled up the mountainside and found bodies of some of the victims lying inside the blazing fuselage. Others were scattered through the fores atop the mountain. One body was wedged between two trees o.nd army workers were forced to cut down one of the trees to free it. Officials said it would be difficult to identify some of the badly burned bodies.-Two bodies were severe and the limbs of-one -man- were found hanging in a tree. Mount Tom is familiar to vacationers. The plane crashed at the side .of-the old "Mountain House,'-'-• an a'musement center which was destroyed by fire aboul 15 years ' ago. Army officials recovered a num-,' ber of empty mail sacks which somehow escaped the blaze. The bodies were carried down Ihc rocky mountainside to an amusement center at the base where they were loaded into ambulances and taken to the trans- ' port command center for the slow process of identification.. o : — DeLacy Hikes. Lead in Oregon Election By JACK HEWINS Seattle, July 10 — (/Ph-Hep. Hugh De Lacy, Washington Democrat backed by James Roosevelt £or re- nomination in the state primary election, steadily expanded his lead today over Howard C. Costigan, who had the backing of another Roosevelt, Mrs. Anna Roosevelt Boettiger. Trailing in the early returns in the first dislricl race afler the polls ' closed at 10 p. m. yesterday, DeLacy slowly cut down Ihe margin of his old rival—he defealed radio announcer Costigan for the same office in 1944 — and was leading 18,66 2votcs lo 15,810 with 555 of the district's 71 precincts reporting. The political rift in the Roose- • veil family tossed a fislful of pepper into an otherwise quiet election. Other incumbents, where op. posed, were comfortably in front, Anna Roosevelt Boettiger, a foi> :ner resident of Seattle, stepped nto the campaign as a Costigan Dat-kcr after her brother, James Roosevell had declared himself for Do Lacy. Roosevelt asserted he was in a josition lo know who were his ia- her's friends and supporters. Mrs. 3octliger said her Seattle connec- lons made her capable of judging he two competitors and she urged icr brother to switch from De Lacy to Costigan. She asserted De Lacy's policies paralleled the Communist "parly line." A comparison of figures in the senatorial and congressional voting indicated m any Republicans . switched affiliations when they reached the ballot for representative lo join in the Cosligan-De Lacy fracas. There were more Republican than Democrat voter: for senator, bul nearly Iwice more Demo- Six cratic votes than Republican in the "-- congressional contest, •o- Nevodo County Votes Dry by Big Majority Prcscott, July 10— t/PAVith less than 200 ballots not counted, citizens of Nevada county voted 1,121 to 629, for prohibition in a local option liquor election yeslcrday Prescott voted dry by a 153 majority. More than 30,000 craters have | been counted, wi the moon.
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