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;. r ">* r -HB^J- Ji J ^^*™ 1 >'L-r ?a§ci Eight HOFESTAR, MOPI, ARKANSAS Soviet Cannot Win by Threat Says Austin By JACK BELL Washington, July 17 —(&)— Senator Austin (R-Vf) today joined Senator Vahdenberg (R-Mich) in declaring that the United States will not be "coerced' into international decisions. "The sooner the world learns that, the better," added Austin, who has been named by President Truman to represent PIN-WORMS At last- A Real Treatment! Anyone who has ever had Pin-Worms knows how tormentlnK nml embarrnssins this infection can be, nnd how hard it may be.to deal, with the creatures* once they get & foothold inside the body. Today, thanks to a special, medically rec- ognised drug (gentiiin violet), a hinhly effective treatment has been made possible. This druff is the vital ingredient in P-W, the Pin-Worm tablets developed in the laboratories of Dr. D. Jaync £ Son. P-W tablets are small and easy to take, and they aet»hnrBpeciaI wny to remove Pin-Worms. •So'watch out for the warning sicns that may mean Pin-Worms in your child or yourself:—especially the aggravating rectal itch. And don't delay. Ask your drugsist for JAYNE'S P-W right away, and follow the directions. Satisfaction guaranteed, or your money back. It's easy to remember: P-W for Pin-Worm*! | this country on the United Nations Security Council. Thus Austin forecast the same sort of firm United States stand in the U. N. Council that Vnndenberg said Secretary of State Byrnes took at the Paris Foreign Ministers' conference. The Vermont senator's declaration came in approving what he called the "frankness" of Vanden- betg's appraisal of the accomplishments nnd failures of the Big Four meeting. Noting that there was "appalling disagreement" among the major powers over the immediate -and long-range future of Germany, Vandenberg called on Russia to help replace with dependable friendship the distrust and suspicion he said now existed in Wash- in"*on .nnd Moscow. The Michigan senator added in « formal report to his colleagues yesteiday tnat the Soviets must learn that the Americans "cannot be driven, coerced or pressured' into decisions and "will not bargain in humans rights and fundamental liberties anywhere on earth.' Endorsing this. Austin told a reporter he believes a candid discussion of the difficulties the American delegation encountered in Paris will help solidify public opinion. "I think the public announcement that it is not our purpose to yield to coercion is very important.' he said. "The sooner the world understands that, the better.' ' Senator Edwin C. Johnson (D-| Colo) said he thought the Byrnes j and Vandenberg reports had'gone, a long way to line up the Senate' solidly behind the course tho secretary of state has pursued thus Red Naval Man Acquitted of Charges Seattle, ulv 17 —(IP)— Russian Naval Lt. Nicholai G. Redin was acquitted by a federal court jury today on espionage and conspiracy charges. The 30-year-old former Soviet purchasing commission representative here was found innocent on government charges that . he purchased secrets about the U. S. S. Yellowstone, a new type destroyer tender, from Herbert G. Kennedy, shipyard engineer. The jury of seven men and live women brought in the verdict on the 22nd da" of the trial. They had beqn out since 1:18 p. m. (PST) yesterday. Indictments against Redin accused him on four counts of espionage and on one count with conspiring with "unknown persons" to obtain secret information. The jury had actually deliberated about S 1-2 hours. After the verdict, Defense Attorney Irvin Goodman told the court Redin would like to sav a jew words. The Russian officer stepped forward and in .:\ low voice, smiling slightly, said: "Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, your honor I'd like to thank you for this fair trial in these United States of America." Picture Pals ,,TONIGHT Hear Rev. Paul V. GALLOWAY Pastor Central Methodist Church Fayetteville, Ark. Speaking on "The Function of Good Government" REV . PAUL v . GALLOWAV RADIO STATION P.M. And The Arkansas Network Sponsored By Washington County Committee for Development of Arkansas Hayden Mcllroy Clifton Wade Hal Douglas Fayetteville, Arkansas Hoover Expects Relief in Starved Countries Chicago, July 17 — f/P)—Former President Herbert Hoover, who recently completed .a survey of the world food situalion al President Truman's request, said today he expects "acule" i'ood shortages in "the starving countries to be ended by August when the northern hemisphere crops are in. "The situation will be tight :"or another year, but it will not be acute," he said on a stop off here enroute to his home in Palo Alto, Calif. Crime thrives more and more as the land becomes poorer and poorer. f.ar and to give him added back- in,.; in int i.-nation peace conler- ence that opens July 29. Senator Pepper (D-Fla), who was critical of a previous post- conference report by Vandenberg earlier in the year," said he regarded the Michigan sentaor's new statement as "moderate." . "But he is making the unquestioned assumption that we are for eastern and western Europe," uiou, with uie imes drawn between eastern o a n western Europe," Pepper said. "Our position ought to be that of arbiter. :.iot a participant in the age old struggle between Great Britain and Russia for power." Meanwhile, diplomatic authorities here said United States efforts to get an early peace treaty for Austria appear to have met a stonewall of: Russian opposition. This is regarded as a serious block along what Byrnes calls "the road back to peace". For it means, these officials say, that there' is not prospect for early wilhdrawal of occupation troops from southern Europe. During the making of the movie "Swell Guy," aclor Sonny Tufts, left above, became chummy with 9-year-old Donald Devlin, second from right. Tufts oflerecl to set up a $10.000 trust fund for the boy, who is appearing in the movi? with him, if Mr. and Mrs. John Devlin, above, the boy's parents, would let Tufts adopt him. The Devlins refused, but the group became close friends. Thursday, July 18, 1946 Loop Leaders Find Going Pretty Tough By The Associated Press The Mobile Bears combined three of their six hits wilh a base on balls and two Atlanla orr.ors for a five-run rally and defeated the Southern Association leaders lasi night, 6 to 2. 'the OracKcrs touched Pal McGlothin :Cor 10 safeties, bul were unable lo produce them in bunches. Forrest T h o m pson walked nine Bears. In other games, Nashville won from second-place Memphis, on seven hits, Ihe Chattanooga Lookouts turned back Lillle Rock, G to 2, iind Birmingham's Barons squeezed by New Orleans, •! to 1. Nashville's triumph at Memphis cut the (-nicks' winning streak at four games. A four-run splurge in Ihe third sent Ihe Chicks' Herman Drcfs lo the showers in -'avor of Jimmy Voiscllc. who held the Vols to two safeltcs ior the iast six • 1 nn- ings. Dutch McCall. who was relieved in the eighth, gave Memphis only six solid blows. m ino scries opener at Little hock, Larry Brunkc pitched Chattanooga to an easy decision and was kept from a shutout by Van Winkle s single with the bases packed in the eighth. Hirmingham's victory over the Pels came at the price of an injury to |.,ftl,elder Tom Ncill the hi, ' r t, lc!ld . ln £ cloutcr. who hurt k nvn , e , sl . ldl "S into home. Nel is_ expected 10 be out of action for several days. Tonighl's games: Chattanooga at Little Rock. Atlanla al Mobile. Nashville at Memphis. Birmingham at New Orleans. Urban people must form <i good pep-squad and gel behind Ihe loam it farmers are lo win the fight against soil erosion. Toll get Qiiftntllj too In Morollnp, 1'ctroloum Jolty. A inotllolno "must". Aids lioalhiB — Bootlilna MEALS TASTE BETTER WHEN YOU SERVE BLUE RIBBON BREAD GROCERS and CITY BAKERY Pros Reported After Services of C. Scott By CARL BELL Assocated Press Sports Writer As though the collegiate gridnap- rs weren't enough competition for the University of Arkansas it sn,u uiai proicssional iootball scouts are "hot" after Clyde acou s services 101- tms ilall. As a matler of fact, we understand that pro offers arc ths only obslacles threatening the former navy star's chances of casting his lot with the Razorbacks :cor ihe next two seasons. The pros, it seems, are 59 afraid a rival play-for-pay combine will grab the halfback ::rom 'omackov.er that they don'I wanl lo gamble on waiting for Scott to complete his collegiate eligibility before nego- talng wlh hm. e » THE GREATEST BAKING IMPROVEMENT Of course, it would be unjust to hold malice toward the grid pride of Arkansas should he decide on an immediate pro career. Monev no doubt talks as loudly to him as to anyone else. But you may look for many Arkansans to be bitter toward ihe "Smackover Kid" if he passes up this chance to assist his native state in atlaining pigskin fame. Don'l think, however, that Scott's only reason Jor going to Porkerland would be home stala pride. It's a cinch RazorbacK boosters will make him an attractive proposition. To say that Scott would strengthen the Razorback ball- carrying departmcnl would be to underslale. the facls. But this observer is inclined to agree with those who say Arkansas needs a couple of first class 'tackles mucn worse than it does a star halfback. If there ever was any douol, Dana Bible of Texas proved during Ihe war years that a staunch line and a fair backfield more often will compromise a winning eleven than will a great backfield and a weak forward wall. If you're looking for a probable favorite in the Arkansas semi-pro baseball tournament later this month, how about the Fort Smith Edwards veteran s? virtually every member of the team is a former pro or an outstanding prospect who has been lemplad by pro offers. Attention anglers: The most successful artificial bait in Arkansas this season has been a "lucky 13." Questions and Answers e Q • S. f THE FOOD CALCIUM in the new KG permits more even distribution of the | fine, active ingredients throughout the baking powder. This promotes more uniform action —gives bakings the light, smooth texture and inviting rich appearance everyone enjoys, BiTTiR TASTif FOOD CALCIUM in KG prevents the "overpowering" of the rich natural flavor of other ingredients in your bakings. There's no bitterness or "Soda Taste" when you use the new K C. KG makes everything you bake with it a valuable source of FOOn CALCIUM -adding 2 to 5 times more rooo CALCIUM than the fresh milk used in a baking, depending on the recipe. Thus KG joins milk as a fine source of this vital food element. Q— Is life expectancy greater for women than tor men? A — Yes, 71 years for women, G!i for men. Back around 1900 it was figured at 49 for both. Q — What is a "Chistmas Tree" in oil drilling? A — A verlical series of Control valves, oflen taller than a man, for controlling pressure exerted by subterranean salt water, remnants of prehistoric seas. Q — Where did the first railroad passenger train run take place? A — In England, the Stockton & Darlington Line, Sept. 27, 1825. Q — What was the race of ihe first American soldier to make contact with the Russians on the Elbe? A — American Indian, Lcroy Himlin ,a Ute. Q — Does Egypt have a personal income tax? A — One is just being instituted lo apply to a social reform program. BONE CRUSHING DEFEAT Decatur, III., July 18 — I/PI-— James T. Whitley, Jr., defe-;--e at- lorncy in a criminal trial, hammered home a point to the jury by slamming his fist on a courtroom table. He suffered a broken bone : ; n his hand. Not only that, but he lost the case. Harry Segnar, Sr. PLUMBER Contracting and Repairs Phone 382-J 1023 South Main St. Baptist Bocsird to Name Successor to Jermings Memphis, Tenn., July 17 —(/P)— The Baptist Hospital's" Board of Trustees will meet Sept. 3 to ii-.tme a successor to '\. 15. Jennings, who is retiring after 'AI years as administrative uead of IMC institution. Dr. Lawrence T. Lowrey, president of the board, marie uhe announcement in disclosing .sweeping administrative charges. He announced: The active administrative head will be a general manager and will be aided by an assistant manager. A seven-man executive committee, composed of members of ihe board, will replace Jie ien - '/nan committee appointed by Jennings. Chairman .-.if tne new group will be Judge John W. McCall. prominent Baptist layman of Memphis. Lriarges by a 'lumber of Memphis doctors thai the hospital has shown iavoritism in the admission of paiienls will be referred io Ihe (lew officers for investigation and "proper action." Jennings r o s i gn c d, effective Sept. 10. He said he resigned "on the advice of my physician and friends and r.ol 0:1 ihe solicitation of any member of uie .-xeculive committee or the board of trustees." The new committee is composed of McCall, the Rev. D. A. Ellis of Memphis, the Hev. V. F,. Boston nt' Newborn, Tenn.; George Florida of Osceola, Ark., II. L. Lipt'ord of Earle, Ark., M. P. Moore of Scna- tobia. Miss., and P. M. B. Self of Marks, Miss. Beer Dealers Can Close for Period Due fro Shortage Little Rock, Ji 17 —(/I 1 )— Revenue Commissioner Otho A. Cook said loduy thai,'due to ihe? current beer shorf.igc, Arkansas retail beer dealers are being granted special permission to elose .'or lenglhy periods. Because the dealers "have nothing to sell." he said a regulation requiring a licensee to be open a specific number ..of hours each week would not be enforced rigidly. MYSTERY Reedsp'iri, Ore.. July IP. — (/P)— George Marks couldn't figure out what could .have caused a .small fire in Ihe back seal of hi" car. Then no discovered a gallon glass jug of water he was carrying had centered the sun's rays on the upholstery, starling a /ire. Fresh! Pound Priced For Better Value WATERMELONS Every Kroger melon guaranteed red-ripe. Big, vine-ripened beauties. Sweeter. Buy a quarter, half, or whole Pound FRESH LEMONS.. 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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Russian Paradox Dictatorship That Is Not Military In reporting yesterday Ihat Josef falalm him removed Marshal 'Qeorgi K. /.hukov, Russia's great war ncro, from Ins Berlin post and sent him on a minor assignment in Odessa, the United Press said it was "a move comparable to relegating lien. Dwigln U. Eisenhower to command a U. S. Army post at New Orleans." Zhukov was the ablest and best- loved of the Hud Army duels—but Hie war is over, lie had grown to like General Eisenhower and other high Allied tigures, and this is said to have dispicased the peo- , V»!e back in Moscow who actually Vji] the U.S.S.K.. It is the stated foreign policy of Russia nowadays to appear um'riondly to her former Iighung pals. Tne war is over, say tlie luissians—and Kussians suddenly icmcmbcr It) slip back into tnal rule ol impcnelraole mystery winch has eloaKcd tneir country muter Czars and commissars aline, mu the icmoval ol Zhukov trom 47TH YEAR: VOL. 47—NO. 236 WEATHER FORECAST /-kansas :ParlIv cloudy, widely scattered thundershowers this aituiiiuun loingnt and Saturday. Not quite so warm in north portions Saturday. • Stor of Hope. 1899: Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18. 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY 19, 1946 Senate Probers Issue Subpoena to Rep. Hay By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL Washington, July 19 —- (/I')—The Senate War Investigating Committee today issued a subpoena for the appearance of Rep. Andrew J. May, Kentucky Democrat, at its war profits investigation into a midwest munitions combine. The commtilec has received testimony that May interceded on behalf of the Erie Basin Metal Products Company, Balavia Metal Products Company and allied firms that gol some $78,000,000 in war contracts. May has said in public slalc- j menls thai he did nol profit per- I sonally, thai he was merely serv- „ , . . ' i ing the war effort and doing what Berlin is a stupendous revelation , all ollu ,,. CQ11R1 . Gssmcn h;ui 5onc. H is a revelation ot the power ol i „, ,. _ ,,,, tne unnamed people who surround . Chairman Mead (D-N\) of the Stalin bacK in Moscow. This is no ' investigating committee read ihe arrest House . Sjui'go ol peace ll orai.s sucn as lime Ked Army gen-1 constitutional restriction ' H»37 ' members of Senate in on or ! cha _ I Then he said: "The committee expects Conto respect this sub- took place .,. *„„,.. , Russia has just won her greatest during a session, except on trca- war. And /.huKuv is the man who!"'.-" 1 - 'elony or breach ot peace IOOK Berlin. It is comparaole, if you can imagine it, lo American politicians suddenly sending to, Tokyo for Douglas iVlacArthur and ' gi'essman May bringing him bae-K in chains. |J °^ ni1 ' , , . ,. But tne fact is, this Russian die- M, av ha d indicated last week he laturslup is political rather than niifitil appear before the committee military— the commissars, except voluntarily if il would give him the in actual lime of war, have more P'lght to call or cross examine wil- weight with Moscow lhan her! nossc s or subpoena records. The greatest military figure. (committee refused to acceded to You think of dictatorships ordi- sllcn terms. niarily in terms of military leaders. But Russia's regime is political and economic. And the fact that this civilian dictatorship can such In issuing the subpoena for May's apperance, Senator Ferguson (R-Mich) remarked it should . made clear that the committee 11 ic country's greatest war hero to | is "going to take all the steps the seive undisclosed nationalistic ends i constitution allows" to bring the .somehow makes luissia a ligure House member before it. oust j br > inoi e mysteiious and grim than ever bclore in the history of a land that, for liuroneans and Americans, has always been myslcrious ami grim. -K -K -K By JAMES THRASHER i!y Mr. Ehrenburcj's Travelog The Soviel writer, llya Ehrenburg, has set down some impressions of his recent American tour in the current issue of Collier's magazine, il is an article of particular interest, not only because it makes available to me general American public one of the rare first-hand observations ol their country by a Russian citizen, but also because it rtveals what is perhaps the typical working of the ,Russian journalistic mind. ^ Most of Mr. Ehrenburg's im- typrcssions seem to be unfavorable ones of the American press. He yrcienls them in a mixture of 1 irutns, naif-truths and glaring omissions. This metnod ol attacK is a familiar technique of propaganda. It might impress Mr. EhreiiDurg's Russian audience, but its inconsistencies will be apparent even to the casual American reader. Mr. Ehrenburg proceeds from Iwo patently false assumptions. One is that oil talk of Russian expansion and aggression is a malicious fabrication of American new- 'spaper;:. The other is Ihal Ihese newspaper "allacks" are directed at the Russian people. No one, including members of the American press, would deny that I lie noble spirit and intent of press freedom is occasionally abused here. No one would deny that Amciican newspapers have sometimes printed deliberately biased articles about Russia—both pro and con. But Mr. Ehrenburg ascribes all Russo-American discord to our .lewspapei s. Nol once in his whole ^'article does he mention either the Russian or American government. He would have us believe that the sole cause of misunderstanding is a war-mongcring attack by American newspaper proprietors (whom lie refers to as "slanderers" .auel our "worst citizens"; upon the Russian citizenry. He waves aside the "iron cur- lain" and says thai "actually ttttss- sia is hidden from Americans by a smoke screen of lies, and this sci ecu is the creation of many - "American newspapers." *• Mr. I'lhrenburg fails to note that the majority of American writers who have visited his country refer to the friendliness, likeablcncss and industry of the Russian people, and to their obviously sincere, though ill-informed, good will toward Americans. When he charges that "il is low anel criminal lo asciibe to our people aggressive designs," it seems lo have escaped his attention that our "slanderous' 'press has nol accused Ihe Russian masses of any such lliing. JJ The writer admits thai his people know little auout American Jae, bul this he ascribes lo lack of paper, nol lack o!' interest. However, he slates that "never in cm- press can one find slanders against the American people; we know lil- lle, but what we know is the truth." That, of course, is more clis- lingcuuous double talk. The Russian newspapers' quarrel is with our I economy and policies. Soviet journ-! als doubtless pity the American I masses' "exploitation by monopol-j istic capital" (pe-ihaps that's the S ••truth' 'of which Mr. Ehrenburg spoke so confidently i just as ours pity the regimentation and ignorance of the average Russian. Probably Mr. Klirenburg has been as distressed by American impressions of Russia as we are by liis nf Ihe United Slates. There is a tendency by writers of both countries lo ascribe spotless virtue to their own land and all the vices in the other. Mr. Khrenbuig has indulged this tendency lo the limit. The unfortunate result is that nJie ha.- offended Anirrie-r.us' good sen:'e Ijy disjiilion and weasel words jiii.sing a:* iaetual observation, and ha.-, clone nothing to bring us i'li.'.-ei !" an understanding of the Russian pcoi'le and their gov- ernment''.; iiojieie.-, and intentions, or tu let us ace a friendly America UiiL'ii^h friendly Russian e>es. May is chairman of the House Military Committee. B.efore it came up with the May subpoena, the committee hoard Rep. Sabath iD-llli testify that two or three times he had called the Washington office of the combine — but only to get a third for a pniochle game. Sabath told the Senate War Investigating Committee, however, that lie never had been asked to help the group get war contracts. He said he merely had played pinochle a few times with Murray Garsson or Joseph F. Freeman, Washington prcsontativc of the Erie Basin Metal Products Company, Batavia Metal Products Arkansas Has Decline in Schooi Students Little Hock, July 19 --(/P)— Arkansas has G.02G less children between the ages of six and 17, inclusive than it had last year, the 1940 school enumeration discloses. Education Commissioner Ralph B. Jones says he can nol explain the decrease except that "people must be moving out of the stale." The annual school enumeration is used as the basis i'or allot ing common school and other Hinds. Enumeration of counties 11- year includes: Craighcad 11,3(>8; Crawford 5,807; Crittenden 0,01!!; Garland B,;s«:j; Greene 7,00-1; Jefferson 17,001; Miller 7,50:!; Mississippi 21,902; Ouachita 8,002; Pu- lasKi 32,087; Sebastian 14,000; Union 11,359; Washington 8,782; Hcmpslcad G,75G; Columbia 7,111. • • •—o Army Fears for Welfare of Americans By JOHN B. McDERMOTT Berlin, July HI — (UP) —Responsible quarters admitted today that they .feared i'or the welfare if not the lives of two U .S. Army of- liccrs who disappeared July 4 when M ° ns As *> ci °ted Press NewsDoocr Entcrorlse Ass'n. CIO Demands Plan to Prevent inflation and at Same Time , Calls for New Wage Increases By JAMES MARLOW Washinglon, July 19 — (If)— Some of the CIU program for preventing inflation is clear, and the timing is obvious. But it isn'l all clear. This is clear: The CIO says there is a "demand and need for immediate svage increases." So it this i wants raises. The reason: The CIO says living crisis have gone up since Ihe big CIO unions signed xheir contracts giving them wage increases a few months ago. Up how much? The CIO says living costs have gone up 40 per cenl President Tru- in tv.'o months. The CIO wants man right now to call a conference of labor and industry and lor a double reason: 1. To give "full and official recognition" to labor's demand for wage increases. 2. To set up "adequate suaran- nalional stabilized the CIO program a train i'or Oranien- Russian occupation Company and affiliated firms in an outfit which got some $78,000,000'in war orders. Earlier, ihe Democralic leaders both Senate and House dis- my dealings with the combine's Washington agency. Senator Barkley said he never had been asked lo help gel controls and had never personally telephoned the Washinglon office of Eric-Balavia. Rep. McCormack I (Mass) said he never had made a call to the Washington agency or received one from il. Murray Garsson, an active figure in the combine, once served as an investigator for a House committee, headed by Sabath, which inquired inlo bondholders protective committees. Sabath said he thought perhaps he had played pinochle only once with Murray Garsson and two or three times with Freeman. He said cither he or former Rep. Samuel Dickstein ol New York had called on occasion lo get a third for the game. "1 never interceded for them in .Washinglon for anybody at no lime,' Sabath asserted. "1 never was in their office. 1 never was Continued on Page Two they boarded burg in the i-.one. Confused and sometimes contradictory statements made it plain thr.l somctning had gone wiong in what had been described as negotiations with the Russians for the release of the men. Capt. Har.old Cobin of Newark, N. J., an attache of the Berlin documents center, and Lt. George Wyatt, 1045 graduate of West Point, were the missing men. Speculation increased that they were "permanently missing." Many quarters ieared they never would be heard from aga'in. Other sources, however, maintained hope thai despite a Russian denial, Wyatt ana Cobin were the "two Americans" persistently reported to be held by the Soviets in a closely guarded room at nearby Potsdam. A high U. S. military government official, in the latest of a running scries of assertions regarding Wyatt and Cobin, said: "Frankly we are baffled. The only information we had to go on was from a usually reliable source which placed our officers as prisoners of the Russians at Potsdam. "Yet Soviet officials 'on their woid of honor' have declared they lees lor economy." Righl there isn't elrar. How can an employer-labor conference, even though the government takes part in it, guarantee any kind ,-jf stabilized economy when: 1. There may be no OPA. Wilh- oul an OPA, the government can't control prices. 2. Manufacturers, the big employers of organized labor, are the ones who told Congress Ihey wanted no price controls on their products. Without price control during the war and up until last June 30, prices and wages went up. The manufacturers told Congress an end of price control on their stuff would encouragp them to produce more goods. They said prices would go up but full down. Ihat when production was in swing prices would come They didn't attempt to say how high prices would go or just when they'd start coming down. 1. Prices, and living cosls, have gone way up since organized labor gol its raises a few months ago. 2. Therefore, labor is entitled to By FRANCIS Washinglon M. LEMAY 19 —(/I') — Suppose al a laboi"induslry con- o ,.™ W'? u p™-M-°™: fcrencc the employers agreed fc^^e-ftu^ Sre^e another raise now. If employers agreed to that, wouldn't they then want to raise prices to make up for the new wage increase, thus keeping wages and prices unbalanced. Many of the price increases OPA granted before it died resulted from higher pay won by unions. But the timing of this CIO statement is something lo think about. H comes jusl when Congress is on the last lap ot turning out an OPA bill, a bill which right now seems pretty weak. So the CIO statement can be in- lerprelcd as a warning to Congress to turn out a strong OPA— or there's danger ahead. This is borne out by oilier parts of Ihe CIO slalemenl, all clear: 1. It calls upon Congress "in a final plea" to produce a workable OPA. 2. If Congress turns oul an OPA which makes a "sham or pretense of price control," the CIO wants President Truman to veto it. 3. The CIO wants the voters to know which congressmen weakened OPA, or scuttled it, and take it oul on them in Ihe congressional elcdlions. 4. It wants the people of this country lo go on a buyers' strike lo halt rising prices. pro- price PRICE 5c COPY Fifty Hurt in flatly deny they holding them know nothing of the Iwo men. They prisoner." o '— Negro Believed to Be From 112-121 Years Old, Dies Houston, Tex., July 19 —(/P)— A Negro man believed lo have been between 112 and 121 years old and who had 3G descendants, was buried here yesterday. He was Jasper Cullin Darrietl who until about a year ago hoed daily in his little truck garden. By his recollection he was 121 Onset, Mass., July 19.— (/P) — Searchers continued today to dig into the ruins of .four buildings wrecked yesterday by a gas explosion that took nine lives but a town spokesman said there was liltle liKclihood more bodies would be .i'ound. At least 50 persons were hurt. "We have had no reports of any missing persons," Police Chief Chester A. Churchill said, "but. we •arc keeping in,mind the possibility that a U'ariSfeTrr"might 'have' Been in the area at the time and buried under the debris." Selectman Alton H. Worrall, an insurance man, placed at $150,000 the approximate property loss. Street department crews, who Veteran Dies Protesting His Innocence worked nignt, nad cleared the years old (his year and was eighl-year-cld boy al the time of the meteor shower of lH:i;i. The third of his three wives, who is now 77, said he gave his age as fi(i when Ihey were married 56 years ago. She said that was in the records and was the age used in determining his eligibility ior old age pension. He had HI children, 91 grandchildren, 9!) (jreal - grandchildren and 95 groat-greal-grandchil- dron. streels adjacenl to Ihe disasler and police allowed residents to return lo their homes. State tire marshal investigators continued their probe for the actual cause of tne tragedy. They said yesterday. Ihat a gas main 'was punciured by a workman digging in a cellar but it had not been determined wnat touched orl tne blast. j he blockbuster- like explosion rocked the entire village about Weeks After Return to China Sovereignty Monchurian Capital Remains Tense By JOHN RODERICK (For Hal Boyle) Changchung — i/l'i— Weeks after its return to Chinese nationali;;! .sovcrehjnly Ihis Manchuriaii cap- city of military barbed wire barri- The soil is a part of a farmer's capital; it should be treated as- such. ilal remains tenseness and cades. Still, in view of the multiplicity of armies — Japanese, Russian, Chinese Communist and Nationalist — which have .streamed through her modern, well-paved .streets in recent months, the fact that it has returned to anything resembling normal is astonishing. From the air, Changchun's broad avenues, modern buildings and wealth of parks .serve notice ihal this is no ordinary Chine.se city but a recent-day creation of the Japanese during 14 years of occupation. From the air, loo, can be seen the effects of war —row upon row of former Japanese factories, now roofless shells of brick stripped even of floors and window sills. Around the fringes of a largo well-equipped airport, hulks of Russian Stormoviks and Japanese planes are muli; monuments to Changchun's recent tenants. No one may enter yr leave Changchun through the barbed wire which bars the main highways without producing a pas.s. Vehicles bearing ihe American i'lag are an exception. Inside the cily, life appears to be approximately normal. Street cars are running, power and WH'.CM- systems urn functioning, and freedom of inovemuni is gem rally unreal rk-li'd except lor miles ol barbed wire which fence off many streets i,nd army barrack.i. Hut parks aie jno:;lly overgrown \viih weeds and tall grass, roads arc] slowly falling inlu disrepair, and many beautiful homes arc tiban- dfiled ur sulfering .trom lai-k of at lent ion. The: capital j.f Japan's .Maii'.hu- J;uo— the b.-.ginmng of the Greater liat't Asia co-pros parily empire — li Dadly in netd 01 j general house- eleaming. JVIanv large, modern buildings, including Ihe once impressive capital, have been guited by fire or si ripped and Jocled by •succeeding armies. The city population still includes some 1!50,0()0 Japanese technicians. That China will need many of these in rehabilitation and ovenl- ually in any new industries developed goes without saying. China at Ihis moment is unable lo fill the bill. For the most part Japanese now are doing menial jobs helping lo clear away debris, working in hole-Is or driving hundreds of Dro- shkwhieh have replaced ricksha in this un-Chincsc Most of the Japanese are clothed. u n prepossessing d lessee! in unkempt army forms. All are very polite. Since the entry of the Nati.'inalist Army inlo the city May 23, large colored paintings of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek and Dr. Sun Ynl- Ihe city. ill- and uiii- sen have appeared everywhere on aucly pedvVlal.s. Troops of the nurlhoasl Command are clustered at Elate a gas work- noon yesterday, when, ihe fire marshal's office said, main was punciured by a man digging in a cellar. Four iwo-slory wooden buildings were flattened, burying some of Uic victims beneath shattered dc- bri.s while scores of others were cut by tlying glass or suflcrcd from shock. All ihe dead were Massachusetts residents. Army Lt. John E. Bassetl, who within 10U yards of ihe blast, was like a blockbuster." He reported u fire that broke oul was quickly extinguished by firemen preventing possibly more casualties. 'Hie last body was taken from the wreckage about nine hours alter the blast. Eyewitnesses reported some victims were blown bodily from the buildings. Concussion tossed plates and utensils to ihe ceiling in a icstaurant 250 lecl from Ihe scene. 3,362 Residents of State Seek to Enter University Fayetteville, July 10 —(/I 1 )—The number of Arkansas residents seeking admission to the University ol Ai Kansas for the fall semester has risen to ;i,i.i(i2, the registrar's oftice disclosed today. In addition, several score of out- of-stale residents nave applied lor admission. Only lesidenls of Arkansas, former students of the university and non-residents included in preierrcd By DON SANDERS Washington, July 19 — (ff>)— Earl McFarland, ex-Marine went to his death in the electric chair today still protesting his innocence in ihe rape-slaying of a young govern menl girl. "I still say I am not guilty," ihe 25-year-old veteran of xne Guadalcanal declared in a statement is- syed a few minutes before he died a* 10:12 a.m. (EST) al Ihe Dis- Mgct of. .Columbia jail. Tri his final hours, "McFarland agreed to give his eyes to -^ blind person scheduled to undergo an operation in New York later in the day. The plan fell through, however, Jail Superintendent Curtis Reid said, when McFarland's relatives objected to a post-mortem operation. McFarland entered the chair al 10:05 a. m.. helped guards adjust the straps. Seven minutes later he was pronounced dead. He walked calmly to the chair, a cigaretle dangling from his lips, to pay the penally for the murder of JS-year-old Dorothy Berrum of Wppewa ji alls, Wise., in October, 1944. Jusl before he started on the last 100 paces lo Ihe execution chamber the boyish appearing veteran, a native of Knoxvillc, Tenn., issued a statement reiterating his contention of innocence. Several hours earlier, ho ale a loast had committee had iound "no sound ground" for agreement on the terms of an OPA revival bill. "It doesn't look so good," Barkley lold reporters, when asked about chances of ,an agreement of the Senate-approved measure which adrrnnistralion lieulenanls are seeking to revise to meet reported objections of Presidenl Truman. Barkley said a proposal drafted by a subcommittee headed by Senator Radcliffe (D-MD) to vide lor Hie restoration of ceilings on major items exempted by the Senalc was in such "rough form" that the committee made no progress in considering it. He hinted .at a possible compromise by which the decision on r~- turning commodilics to OPA control might be given to the Civilian Production Administration. He said ihis would eliminate contentions that the OPA would be arbi- taary in its decisions. The prospects for an' OPA revival hit a new low as the CIO called for a national buyers' strike and a new round of wage increases. Berkley talked to reporters after the conferees ended a morning sesssion. He said Ihey would meci again Jater in the day ior another try al an agreement. The Republican-dominated Senale subcommittee's proposal on controls provides :for a board with higncr authority lhan OPA to determine whether such important iood items as meat, eggs and milk could be put back under price ceilings al a later elate. The Senale had voted to remove controls on those foods. Senator Taft (R-Ohio,) -uho di- recled preparation of the proposed compromise, said the House conferees "flatly i ejected" it and re- iused tp accept any bill that eliminates price ceilings on import ant Jood items. o Temperature Again Hits 97 Degrees in This Section For the second consective day the .cmepralure went lo 87 degrees, Ihe hottest day of the year accordin-* to University of Arkansas Expert ment Station figures. By United Press The Liltle Rock weather man today promised a bit of relief -from yesterday's record heat, with ' a few widely scattered thu.ndersho.w- crs in the stale this afternoon. However, he said Ihe temperatures would continue to range from 04 lo 96 in mosl parls ol the stale; The temperature at Gilbert and bearcy set a new high for 1946 yesterday with 105 degrees recorded. Gilberl also '"" " temperature reported the lowest with 68 degrees. every | classifications—such as ..,,,, '.I • , , I *-*l-.J.'H JV.M HV.II 10 Olil.ll ^IS 3D stioct corner with oayonels bared, j daughters of U of A * he rf p m curlew was lilted are being considered for i ecenily. bill lew people venture out ^-,011 al present :^'' llK !' hou !' .&'?.?. . ent " l!li »- . Of the total number of > menls close at that lime. Dance halls j|:en at '2 in the afternoon and close al 3 and are well patronized. Hundreds of Chinese stoically M|,end their afternoons with Japanese dancing girls dressed absurdly in evening gowns. The advance section of Ihe Peip- ing exeeulive headquarters which j i:, busy sending field teams into noilh and south Manchuria t o on- li'rce peace Moor of the \\a> aeiinini.straiion building sons and Alumni— admis- .. ... applical ions. a.354 have been accepted lo date. All applicants have paid their pre-regisii-ation fees. ALCOA Plans New Plant in Hiinois , on. ' I'iiuburgh, July 19 — I/TI— Th_ Kccupic-.s ihe third ' Aluminum Company of America inner .lapane; e rail j li'day di^clnscd plans to creel an aluminum die cast plant in Deu breakfast of ham and eggs, and coffee. Last night, chicken for dinner. he Vinson rejected a stay pending a lun- McFarland helped jail guards to adjust the strans on Ihe chair jusl before Ihe powerful current flashed through his body. An llth hour attempt lo delay the execution failed lasi night when Chief Justice " ! -- ' • • petition for a acy hearing. Col. Curtis Reid, jail superintendent, said McFarland's jast request was for permission • lo walk alone irom his cell lo Ihe death chamber. Two prison chaplains who would have accompanied him, went instead to an anteroom to witness the electrocution. In the statement issued through Reid just before leaving his cell, McFarland said: "I wanl lo express my thanks and deep appreciation to everyone who has helped me. 1 still say 1 am not guilty of these crimes." He was convicted of garroting | Miss Berrum with her own snood. ! lie was also indicted in the death I of Mrs. Margaret By ELTON C. Aboard USS 'July Hope Included on Regular SCAT Route Little Rock, July 19 —(/P)— South Central Air Transport, Inc., Fayetteville, filed with the Public Service Commission today passenger rates, freight carriage, operating schedules and insurance pol- cics preparatory to starting early operation of two routes of a stale- wide general air service. Commission officials said the operating permit would be withheld pending SCAT'S filing its securities for PSC approval. The commission also is requiring SCAT to file a safety certificate for each airport and to explain why slops are not being scheduled at other ports on tne proposed routes. The inaugural passenger rale will be 7 \-i cenls per mile with a 40-pound baggage allowance for each customer. Excess baggage will be charged at one percent of the lolal fare per pound. Sample passenger rales include Fayelleville lo LiUle Ronk $13 20: Little Rock to Hc' fe "- ••' '., $3.98: Little Rock to Tk.^|. '-$11.40- Littl' Rock lo F •*•••' , p 8. All rales are b, ed oh a" : ..,.-' : nuln ranging from $1.00 for onr r.ui or less for 50 lo 400 min,-.- It would permit shipment of five pounds of freight 100 miles for a dollar and a half. The initial routes will be one round trip daily i'rom Fayetlevile via Fort Smilh, Litlle Rock, Hot Springs, Arkadelphia, Hope, Tex arkana, El Dorado and return. SCAT officials said service be tween Fort Smith and Little Rocl would be held up pending improve ment : of -airport facilities at Rus sellville, Paris and Clarksville and Conw.ay. " President Plans' No Nation-Wide Stump Tour By JACK BELL Associated Press Political Reporter Washinglon, July 19 — (/p)— Democratic politicians forecast today that if President Truman takes the stump this fall he and othei congressional contests rather lhan parly leaders will pick indidivual congressional conlesls rather than Arrange a country-wide tour. Associates said that so far as ley know there is no thought in rtr. Truman's mind of trying to .y uy 19 —OP) — The premature explosion ol an oversized photographic flash bomb startled the crossroads task force today during its dress rehearsal for the underwater atomic bomb explosion on July 25 — and exposed an operational secret. In explaining why a 100-pound magnesium flare went off 51 minutes before the scheduled time, Vice Adm. W. - - — - - •to reveal that plosive atomic II. P. Blandy had a dummy, non-cx- deplh charge last planted underneath the guinea pig ileel for practice purposes. The dummy bomb was suspended from the vessel to be used for the real explosive, and was iired by a complicated trigger mechanism involving radio impulses from a distant ship and complicated limelock devices, all designed to guarantee a 100 per cent safeguard against premature detonation of the real bomb. Newsmen had been told nothing of the dummy underwater bomb but only of a magnesium bomb mounted on a floating drydock, one of the target ships. Thai'bomb was fired radio wcnl by circuit and, as off too early Fit/water, bul was never tried. Mrs. Fitzwaler's ',l° l n: 'l'pen to the ; body was found in a lagoon neiir ' r .'' traullons '"' e Ku Ihe Pentagon a few days before "" " 1! " Miss Bcrrum's death. The Rev. Daniel Potter, Protest- 1,^1 i*iv-i' (I i iciiiu was uailUMll! . , .....v .. ...... Protestant faith Jasl nighl i ' Sl l u;lil ' which swept over the lagoon k communion Ihis morning i L ' all J' In llle morning, had short- is prepared to meet his ; tireiiutcel ihe wiring on ihe crude His spirit is at ease." jhe i dcvu ' e r - i ant chaplain who attended McFarland. said McFarland was' baptised in the P ' ' - ' ' and look ••He maker. His spirit is at ease clergyman said. During the execution, McFarland's brother, Samuel B. Dills, of Forks, Wash., sat in the shade of a tree outside the jail. Dills last saw his brother about 9 o'clock ihis morning. No Estimate on Wildcat Well at Alexandria comparatively crude it developed, because of some accidental cause not known for the moment. Anxious to assure the public \hal Ihe atomic bomb will not go off prematurely, Admiral Bl'.mdy and nis technical director, Rear Adm. W. S. Parsons, were compelled to explain Ihe use of the other underwater practice bomb. That practice gadget merely omitted a radio "blip" Found without an explosive charge. Blandy said the radio trigger device ivorkecl perfectly for thai — winch couldn't be said of the magnesium bomb. Watchers on this i'lagship were startled to see the flash and miniature bomb cloud soar over ihe large! fleet almost an hour before Ihe scheduled time. Blandy declared the accidental firing ,;if the flare "simply cannot happen lo the atomic bomb." elaborate, he aid, "not even lightning" could set it off before all hands are miles away in safety. . 'Said "•thersuUlheastern^ant eastern routes woud be temper arily inoperative because of jnade quate facilities at West Memphis and Blytheville. roules include: Poinls on Sluttgart, these Pine Bluff, Helena, Jonesboro and Para gould. Rebuilding of Stalingrad to Take 20 Years Rembert James • Slalingrad, July 12 (Delayed) — (/P)— The planned economy of the Soviet Union is expected by Rus sian leaders lo reach its peak in rebuilt Stalingrad 15 to 20 year hsnce. It will be a city of slccl workers buildings between whole rows o wide boulevards, a city of square lined with stalucs halls in Ihe classic and marbl Greek an The force first gue;;s of most officials was that a task rain incredible- j ;'i:nnc'; : H. Underl i n i n g the .i-pects of Chinct-c civil strife. Communists nnd Nationalists .move about the i-nilrling — H.-, they do ihroughuul Ihe city — with u'ppar- i nl fricnrlliin.ss. Nol moie ih.ui -111 miles away their armies :ae-c caeii other, bin here is seeming peace. Boih sides gather about ,he conference table daily with ihe American representative to plan headquarters work, -a. tflage, ALCOA construction engine.'.'!', said Ihe new pant \yould relieve the heavy bud ui: facilities, bi the lirui'i, ' Garv.-ood, N. J., plant. Slage addei con- ftriiclioii depends on approval by ihe Civilian Production Ad- MiiniMralion. Winter cover crops blanket Ihe toil protecting it from erosion. Alexandria. La.. July U) — (.Ti --' Union Producing Company of- i ficials today dee-lined to make -in • estimate on the flow of oil at the Belgard ;io .1 wildcat which cam," in late yeslerday 18 miles cast ol , Alexandria. | Tests over a period of three \ hours were ijicornpletc bul ihe cf-' licials said the weld "looked pru-' cubing." Tht- oil was reported to 1 be .40 to .41 gravity. The well was. drilled to 12.010 ."eel The company planned to set up tanks. Quit robbing Ihe soil. device Bad weather also complicated ; the dress rehearsal, forcing a half hour postponement of the zero hour. i Rain and clouds forced cancellation of plans to use navy drone i planes iii ihe rehearsal, although | army aviation based on distant is- j lands look part. Vice Adm. Blandy requested Ihal Iliv siury of Ihe premature flash be held up until an official explanation cu.ild be prepared. A ta.sk force spokesman .vaid no pers(..!-!:i'l v'as anywhere near the area of Ihe flash bomb. New Radio Station at Texarkana is NVashiiigl'jii, July 19 — <<?>— The ci'-numin'eatioiii; eoinmi: sion today auLhuri/.fd opoialiun of a new radio station by David M. Segal aiid Henry N. Fense. trading as Te.xa:kana Broadcasting Co., at Texarkana, Texas, 1400 kilocycles, 250 waits power, unlimited hours. of ot uplicate the grand tour of 1918 n which President Wilson carried iis fight for off-year control Congress to the people. The Democrats lost control Congress that year in a surge which carried the Republicans to ull command of the nalional government in 1920. B. Carroll Recce J ° , Jnatl °nal chairman, .., has marked this leaf in the. ; poli- ical history books in conccnlrat- ng 1946 Republican efforts of con- 'ressional races. While Mr. Truman's personal political fulure thus may be at slake, he lold his news conference yeslerday no specific plans for a speaking tour had be'en made. He said he is willing to help'out-Dem- acrats where he can. He did not know, he added in response to a question, whether he would speak in New York. There Senator James Mead may be the Dewey, the 1944 GOP presidential Democratic nominee for governor in a contest with Gov. Thomas E choice. Mead, still coy about the governorship race, told a reporter"If I were a candidate this year. should certainly feel privileged have the president of the United States speak in my behalf." But some other legislators, with IIFU dcreat of Senator Burton K. Wheeler fresh in mind, were not so sure that presidential aid is the best politics! medicine. Without reference to the Montana primary, Se'ia>or Elmer Thomas (D-Okla', observed to a newsman that there is eioubt in his mind whether any outsider — even the president — can influence the voters favorably ' fpr anotner- candidale. "I don't think President Roosevelt did me much good when he came to Oklahoma in 1938 and indorsed me," Thomas said. That was a- year the'-Mate Mr. Roosevelt' attempted to purge several demo-' cratic senators in the ''primaries and. lost, every; battle..- He was credited: "''ftrnfre v'e?? "< W1 tftrWfol tVi fin 'i'hf-Jn a •' \ Roman manner glorifying hcroc of the great patriotic war and th Socialist revolution. Ninety-eight per cent destroys during Ihe winter of 1942-43, ac cording to Soviet cstimalc, Slalin grad has only begun lo rebuild The main faclories are workin and 300,000 residents are back mi of a prewar population of abou 500,000. But they are living mosllj in temporary houses. The real re building must come later. A group of foreign correspcu dcnls visiting Slalingrad toured the 40-inile length of Ihe city, stretching along the highwest bank of the Volga. They heard from the deputy city architect, Peter Buchlcv, future plans for which billions of rubles were set aside after the designs had been approved by the slate planning commission. The plans envision of cily of 800,000 persons occupying Ihe 'same narrow '10-mue area along Ihe Volga. The Square of Fallen Heroes, which is Ihe present central square, will be ringed by buildings of Ihe House of Soviels, Ihe tianlhcon of Fallen Fighters and other structures and sculptural groups, embellished wilh lawns and fountains. o Girl Drowns in Rain-Swollen Drainage Ditch Memphis, Tenn., July 19 — (/T) — Fifteen-year-old June Wright drowned yesterday after falling inlo a rain-swollen drainage dilch while on her way home i'rom work. The dilch had been filled by a heavy afternoon rain. The girl lost her footing as she crossed a nar- low walkaway and plunged into approximatelv 12 feet of water. The body was not, recovered until iwo hours later, although there were several witnesses. She was Hit- daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Wright of Garficld. Ark. She was employed here. This land of ours is gaining new friends day by day. Arc you a friend of the land'.' SOIL CONSERVATION is import- am lo every man, woman and child. . about the defeat of Rep. John J. O'Connor (D-NY): •, ''. With the exception of Montana and Missouri, where Mr. Truman has announced his support of Senator Briggs and his opposition to the renomination of Rep. Roger C. Slaughter, the president has stayed out of the primaries. As f9r his comment of the approaching general elections and slaughter, COP Chairman Recce said in a statement: "Mr. Truman's decision to rrwke a political stump-speaking tour this fall shows a realization on his part Ihal Ihe fortunes of his parly are on the down grade and his allempt- ed resort lo ho 'purge' is proof Ihat his party is still operating on a rule or ruin basis, with the radical group continuing in control." Reece added that any time spent on a political tour by the uresi- dcnl "could be spent more advantageously if he remained in Washington and attempted'to bring some degree of order out of the organized chaos which exists in the federal government today." It was on the basis of Slaughter's opposition to his legislative proposals that Mr. Truman said he had aclcd to lino tip Ihe Pendcr- gasl group in supporl of Enos Ax- lell against Slaughter. Politicians thought the results in that race August 6 might have weighty effect on how much activity the president displays in the general election campaign. In a radio address, at Kansas 'City last night. Slaughter declared: "The president of the United Slates cast the issues today when he said 'if Slaughlcr is right, I am wrong.' I accept that challenge with all of its implications, including a fighl to determine the fulure course of Ihe Democratic party." Earlier in the day the Misso'uri. representative told newsmen that the While House, Democratic Na- lional Chairman Roberl E. Hannegan, Ihe late.Sidney Hillman and the C1O-PAC had "been engaged in a common enterprise" in' con- ncclion with his race. -o . HarrisThanks Voters for Renomination Congressman Oren Harris, reelected in Tuesday's primary, laft here Thursday night for Washinglon lo vole upon important measures coming before Congress before its adjournment. Before leaving Mr. Harris expressed gratitude to all of his friends and supporters for their work in assuring his re-election. After the eleclion results were over -and he had been assured of another term in Congress, Mr. Harris visited his ailing mother in Hempslead County. He came back lo El Dorado and caught a plane for Washington. Mr. Harris expressed his deep gratitude to -all of his friends for their support and assured them that lie would continue to represent all the people of all the eleven counties in his district during his tenure. Once Congress adjourns, Mr. Harris said, he expects to get back home aj;id visit his friends and spend some time with them—something which he was unable to do during the war years. ,'\

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