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   Stephens Star (Newspaper) - December 28, 1950, Stephens, Arkansas                                 le ' Stephens Star  Stephens Arkansas  Thursday, December 28, 1950  TKIS STErHENS STAR  ^ivbnne Fawver. Editor Elza Fawver, Associate Editor . . „ ■'    Published Each Thursday  f'.^Ehtered as second class matter Sept. 9, 1949. at the Post 26. at ‘Stephens, ■ .Arkansans' under thè Act of March 8,  »    SUBSCRIPTION RATKS  3 months .............. ........... . ............................................. 65c  6 Months .............. ..................................... ................... t  $1.25  ■ "•>’ ' 1 Year .................................................................................. $2.00  '* Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation òt arty individual, firth òr corporation which may appear in the col* ^inhs of The Star will be corrected upon beiiig brought to attention ofe.ibe Publishers.  ; -%TEJPHENS PUBLISHING COMPANY, STEPHENS, ARKANSAB > fThe Stephens Star is not responsible for the return of unsolicited mnuscripts or photographs. The Stephens Star Is not responsible fur éofiy omissions, typographical errors or any unintentional error.? lha it ;is brought to their attention, c All advertising orders are accepted op;this basis only.    :  N. D  Kewschart, above—based on American Iron and Steel Institute figures—gives tonnage of steel for ingots and castings poured during 1950 on a monthly basis. Chart also compares the record y#ar with 1949 when coal and steel strikes in the last quarter sharply reduced output. Big snowstorm late in November, 1950, caused loss in production of about 450 million tons. Thus 1950 output is expected to be 96.5 million tons, still an all-time record, instead of the 97 million tons previously figured on.  «R CENT OF 1935-39 AVERAGE .220  1949    1950  John Q. Public w»s ÍW harder than ever by inflation In 1950, as a Study of the Department of Labor's price index above shows. In October the index hit an all-time high of 174.8—having passed the previous peak of September. 1948—and kept climbing. Best guess for the immediate future is for more inflation.  Marines, Soldiers Set Up Show Again  ► Pu^an, Korea. Dec. 26— rUP>— TJ; S. Marines and soldiers bloodied hilt unbeaten ¡ti almost six months of Korean fiRhtinp, .set up shop ajjaln today amid familiar surroundings  f Jr another round with the Chinere and Korean Communists. **  With tears in their eyes, the fighting rear guard oi the abandoned K’ungnain beachhead do- i barked from ships that, carried' them south with practically all' their equipment.  "We fought with valor wherever we went,” Marine Maj. Gen. Oliver P. Smith said. “We defeated every; Chinese unit we mot."    |  The marine.-; and soiaiers wore dirty, heavy winter clothing. Bu>, i for a change, they were clean underneath it. They also were eating better and most of them were characteristically cocky, but some of them expressed wishes that Korea be given to whomever wanted it.  The marines and soldiers are t{iking up new defense positions on Hhe southeastern tip oi the Korean peninsula in the approximate  region of those they held last July, i when the Leathernecks entered the j Korean war.  | Brig. Gen. Edward A. Craig, as-| sistant divhion commander who ! led the first marine;; ashore in ! Korea, said the marines always 1 have been ready for battle, “Including right now.” j Smith said »he corps abandoned 1 none oi it> wounded and none of its weapons, supplies or equip-1 ment.  i The wounded were remove d , from the evaluation fleet to the j Swedish Red Cross hospital here,  | where there are 310 beds.   1  Trucks, if’eps and other vehicles arrived with bullet holes in them : and the dried blood oi Americans leaked on them from the bloady ’ withdrawal in North Korea.  “We were rioinf; all right against ; the Chinks and would have mopped 1 them up proper if wo were left I alone,” SrL L. C. Smith of Philadelphia, Pa., said.  Corp. Richard F. Wolfe of Bethlehem, Pa., said the marine should not have been pulled back until “We Rave those laundryinen a Hood lesson.”  “I don’t like running from the Chinks when we know we can beat the hell out of them,” Pfc. Robert L. Dillie of Parker. Ind.. said.  Corp. Edward G. Flick of Cumberland, Md., said “I'm a peace-ul fellow who lives a quiet life.”  Subversive Board Draws Opposition  Washington, Dec. 27 —UP)-- The administration appeared lieaded for trouble today with the hew congress oV6r~ the fl^e ' p6i'sbns named by President Truman, to the ‘■ubversives a q t i v i t i es control board.    '  Chairman McCarrain iD-Nev) of the senate judiciary committee said he had heard "some rathfer serious comments - about some of them.”  “I think there will be a demand for hearings.” he told reporters, added that the committee probably would start looking into the appointments soon after the hew congress organizes next Monday. He did not elaborate tin what he said he had heard.  The five-member board, named bv President. Truman last November 27 .and now serving under recess appointments, is composed of Doth W. Richardson of Washington, chairman; Peter Campbell Brown of New York; Charles M. LaFollcUe of Virginia; David J. Coddaire of Massachusetts and Miss Kathryn McIIale of Indiana,  No action has been taken on the nominations by the senate This means that Mr. Truman will probably have to re-submit 'the names for confirmation after the new congress convenes next week.  Thus far there has been little public criticism of the appointments. But some lawmakers have said privately they intend to question particularly the qualifications of LaFollette and Miss McHale for the posts.  Richardson, the head of tho government’s loyalty review board, has come in for sharp congressional criticism in the past, and appears headed for more.  The board was set up under the so-called McCa r r a n anti-subversives act which congress passed over President Truman’ veto at the last session Its job primarily is to administer the section of the law dealing with the registration of Communist and Communist-front organizations. The board, acting upon a complaint from the attorney general, decides what is a Communist, or Communist -front organization, which are required to register under the law. Its decision is subject to review by the courts.  Stanton Griffis Is Ambassador  Washington, Dec. 27 — W —President Truman today picked Stanton Griffis to be American ambassador to Spain, thus ending a 15-year snub of Generalissimo’s Franco’s regime.  Griffis, G3. and a native of Boston. has previously served as ambassador to Poland. Egypt and Argentina.  His appointment to Madrid was forecast a month ago, after signs appeared that America’s diplomatic snubbing of Spain would be ended. Relations have been maintained with Franco's one party government, but not at the ambassadorial level.  The United Nations general assembly voted early in November to lift a ban in effect against Spain and permit member nations to send ambassadors to Madrid.  Griffis’ new appointment will go to the senate for confirmation when the new congress meets next week.  Since 1936, he has been chairman of the board of Paramount Pictures. He also Ik chairman of the board of Madison Square Garden and of Brentano’s book stores.  Former Wife Of Remington Talks  it got to Russia as soon as possible.”  Mrs. Remington said that Remington, then wdrking for the war production bolSed, explained at that meeting that the information was “a formula to make explosives from garbate.”  Mrs. Remington said the meetings with Miss Bentley were also an occasion for Ihetr paying dues to the Communist party.  She testified that she and Remington met Miss Bentley in the early part of 1942 at a meeting arranged by Joe North, who she said was a Communist party member they had met shortly before thf' war.  Present at the meeting in a Scharafft restaurant on Fourth avenue in New York, she said, were Jacob Golos, a' Communist 1 functionary whom they had met through North, and a woman introduced as “Helen.”  She said she learned later “Helen” was Miss Bentley.  Mrs. Remington said that at a second meeting with Miss Bentley New York, Dec. 27 — UP) — “we were told she would go to The divorced wife of William Rem- j Washington at approximately two-ington testified in federal court to- week intervals and contact us. Sne day that the former government i was to get any information _ tnat economist turned over “top se-jthey could use which we could give cret" wartime Information to aiher and she would bring us party Communist spy courier to get it I literature.”   1  Vi *  f     WwJrl?'  note«! for the ioiteosi.  daily. As a  greeting to readers of .this coluffitfc > Mrs. Gfthhdn has planned a few, budget, meftus ftir us.    -  Dinttlr: Chicken pot pie, pars-, leyfed potatoes, mashed Jurnipg, tomato aspic; bread, gutter of fdr.-titled mazarine, Applte\cMce, coffee, ftiilk.  Dinner; Barbecued lamb ¡.neck slices, baked spinach, margaritied parsnips, celery sticks and’ radish rose,, bread.. buitWr or fortified toargiiMhe, fruit filled cookie, coffee, milk.  Dinner:, Salmon mpusste, made with non*fat dry milk, steamed spinach, baked potatoes, babbage and chicory salad, bread butter, or fortified margarine, cranberry tarts, coffee; milk.  Dinner: .Roast loin or;’pferk, baked glazed acorn. squash, but- 4 tered kale With lemon sliced, Wal- ^ doi*f salad, bread, butter or fortified margarine, lemon sherbet, coffee, milk.  Dinner: Beef liver torith tomato • sauce,' baked stuffed' sweot potatoes, broccoli with bacon bits, celery strips, bread, butter pr;for-tified margarine, banana butter-scotht pudding, coffee, milk.: .  Dinncfr: Stuffed cabbage leaves (stuffed witih chopped beef),peas with mushrooms, steamed carrots« A, bread,’butter or fotile frdmarga* rine, baked pears, coffee,- milk.   3 ublic Rallies For Communists  New York, Dec. 28 — UH — The American Communist party, beset by membership and financial wor-  m  ies and its leaders facing Jail JP* opens its 15th vlennfal na>  'to Russia as soon a.s possible.” Testifying for the government in the perjury trial of her handsome ex-husband, Mrs. Ann Remington described a series of meetings that she said she and Remipgton had with confessed spy courier Elizabeth Bentley in Washington in 1942 and 1943.  ‘‘At one meeting.” she said, “Mr. Remington had some information  Questioned by U. S. Attorney Irving Saypol, she said nothing was ever said in her presence about Miss Bentley being a newspaper reporter. The defence has indicated it will argue that Remington gave her information in the belief she was using it for articles for the non-defunct newspaper PM.  Mrs. Remington testified that she had made her husband prom  he was very excited about. He told | ise to remain a member of the her (Miss Bentley) ‘this is top se- Communist party a.s a condition oi cret’ and^ie wanted to be sure that her marriage to him.  U. S. STEPS ON GAS IN TANK RACE—Destructlon spread by Red tanka in opening phase of Korean war put spotlight on U. S. tank output. Army Iks ordered production on the secret M-47 medium landcruiaer, a modified and “improved" version of the M-46 Patton. Army spokesman also disclosed production will »tart early next year on the still unveiled T-41 (T for test model) tank, ."rtnttlorto anything we know ot in a comparable class." U. S. still lacks tank e4ual to Russia’s mighty Joseph Stalin III in Arepuwer i and utÊiôr. Nortt} Korean* spearheaded their, invasion with, lowrsilhouetted, wide-treaded T-34, judged by experts to be thebcstl , ?v f     - teriK oyt oí Wfirld.War II T-41. rnx bo the answer. /.  " ........ "  Operators Want No Price Lid  Washington, Dec. 27—W>— Soft coal operators, with a wary eye on the unpredictable John L. Lewis have been trying to persuade price Administrator Michael V. DLsalle to keep the lid off coal prices indefinitely.  For one thing, the operators have argued in conferences already held, coal prices are trailing last year’s and profits are down from 1949. despite heavy production and expanding markets. The 25 cents a ton which the last March settlement with union Chief Lewis cost them was absorbed without a price boost, they said.  A price freeze would bring with it controls on the miners’ wages, and the operators—who don’t look for trouble this year—are fearful that might stir Lewis to challenge the whole stabilization set-up.  Reports circulating through the coal fields have it that Lewis soon will ask for another dollar a day for his miners—now getting $14.75 as base daily pay. It also is rumored that the miners’ boss will seek to Increase the 30 cents a ton now paid into the United Mine Workers welfare and pension fund.  Spa Utilities Seek Changes  Little Rock. Dec. 27 - The  Arkansas Utilities company of Hot Springs today asked for authority to simplify its operations.  The company, in its application to the Arkansas Public Service commission, seeks permission to take over the utility operations of the Citizens Electric company of Hot Springs and in turn give Citizens the non-utility properties Arkansas now operates.  Arkansas Utilities owns controlling interest in Citizens, which leases its utility properties to the Arkansas Power and Light company. Arkansas also owns non* tuiiity Investments in Bast Arkansas i n c 1 u d i n g an ice plant at Helena, Ark.  Arkanas $77 Utilities also asked permission to cancel$95Q,000 in first mortgage bonds it now holds against Citizens and upon cancellation to issue the same amoung of bonds under its own name.  In effect the Arkansas Utilities wants all of its utility operations under one firm and the non-utility properties under another..  Open House At Boys 7  Club Tonight  The Camden Boy’s Club is holding it’s formal opening tonight in It’s new home and will have a new ping pong table to delight the boys, in the buildins there is one room used exclusively for weight lifting, and body biulding. Hie library is being formed, so that the boy who doesn’t like sports will be able to entertain himself in his home away from home by reading some of the better books fcr boys. A radio has been donated by the O. A. < Qilleland Furniture Co. for the musical program uf, the. Club.. Till! ,walls. .of  County Judge Milas Reynolds.  A moving picture will be shown tonight by A. R. Condray. A prize of $3.00 will be given to the boy who- makes the most goals out of a txiy.’of lfc frse,,throws, using our new basketball goals just installed since we have been in the new building. B!ree drinks and hot dogs will be served during the evening.  The dues are payable at the door, which entitles each member to full privilages of the Club, five nights a week, three hours each night. The Club dues this year will be .50.  Dr. C. M. Walters, Club Director,* invites all boys to join the Club and take advantages of it’s activities. Says Dr. Walters, “We do not confine all of our activities to the Crtub room, this is only our winter program, in the sumer we have baseball games and other outdoor sports, the programs change with the seasons."  Russia Reportedly Aided Chinese  Paris, Dec. 28 —(U.P.) — A confidential report received by the Prench government says Russia promised the Chinese Communists 100 jet fighter planes if they intervened in Ko-ald if the United States bombed Manchuria.  The government was understood to regard the report as unconfirmed but as coming from a realiable source.  According to the report, the Russians and the Ch'nese Communists concluded an agreement Nov. 15 covering the Korea situation.  Under this agreement, it was said, the Russians promised to contribute jet planes and start at once the training of 1.000 Chinese pilots and 2,000 Chinese paratrooper».  Further, it was asserted, the Russians promised to provide troops — who presumably would be Mongolians operating as Manchurian “volunteers” — if the United States bombed Man?. churia. The fiture of 10 to li divisions, with the addition of . 30,000 former Japanese war prisoners, was mentioned.  The report also, said about  k  300 Chinese Communist planes *' and about 350 Soviet fighter and light bomber planes were now-conccntrated near, the Korean frontifeii.  The report said that in event the war spread to Manchuria, a general staff would be fdrirted for North Korean, Chinese Comitiunlst and Soviet participants, with a Soviet marshal in  Senators Stoll Fop  ;  Time In Inquiry  Washington, Dec, i 2T<:A senate investigating committee is working against time to complete an inquiry into recent food price Increases.    ;•  The group, headed by Senator Gillette (D-Iowa), has until January 31 to do the job. Its authority will expire then.  Power Goes Off In Downtown Area  Power failure in Camden Wed nesday morning stopped all indusirj in the business area and delayet the Camden News. A 4160-volt pow er line on which crews of the pow er company were working fell and damaged other circuits. The ac cident occured on Harrison Street in front of the Camden Clinic Most of the circuits were repaireo quickly but the one that servec the newspaper and many busine& concerns in the downtown area was hardest hit;  The Arkansas Power & Light company is putting up new lines new poles and other new equip ment throughout the city. A larsrr new transformer station has also been erected on North Madison Street. The company is spending over a quarter of million dollars in improvements here.  Planning Menus Eases Budget  BY GAYNOR MADDOX NEA Staff writer  Everybody today is on the hunt for low-cost mem us that are nutritionally balanced and pleasant to eat. So how about making a most practical New Year's resolution to plan menus at least a day in advance?  By planning ahead you will have time to study market prices and avoid waste of leftovers. You'll alfo have time to study your cook books, selecting new recipes for good dishes at low cost.  For ma^y years, Mrs. Frances Foley Gannon of the New York Department of Markets has been  First United  bounded the John Street theatre,  one-way streets 1 n the State are said to have  New York City, in 1780,  .........__________________ By writing "Old Ironsides,”  the building have been sprayed Olive Wendell Holmes saved the with aluminum paint by Jeff Smith, frigate CoristlKitlon" fl’om 'dwtruc.'  with the paint being donated by tion.    _ ____ _  &  erms, .  tional convention here tonight.  gin  rallies in Manhattan, the  with  The convention will beg public rallies in  Bronx — and in Brooklyn Is the jarty can find * jrmpdting place there. Owners of a hall where the Brooklyn rally was to' be staged ancelled the reservation yester-iay. The small, separate rallies ontrast with two years ago when he public convention was held in Madison Square Garden.    ^  The rallies, however, were ex-jected to be just a backdrop for he real business of the conven-,j on  — "closed door” sessions at jvhich the Communist high command will exchange views on the Juture of the shrunken party.  Communist leaders are frankly worried by a drop-off in dues payments, declining membership and he difficulty In maintaining the jarty organ, the Daily Worker.  Three years ago the party claimed a membership of 100,000.  .-m Chief J. Edgar Hoover recently put the total at 5,000. Last ;pring, an official party report on membership gave no overall figure )ut did admit a 17 per cfent drop in t950 registration over that of 1M9.  Daughter Of Oil Magnate Married *  Hoiiston. Dec. 27 — til — The narriage of Glenna Lee McCarthy iretty teen-age daughter of Texas n G*<*nn McCarthy, to a Houston shoe cobbler’s son was unarmed today by Justice of  “They looked like every other young couple very much In love,” mid Justice Nash Oliver of Waco >f Glenna Lee and football player leorge Pontikes. He said he narried them Dec. 2 at Waco, w  A year filled copiously with pleasures and good will—our wish to you for the New Year!  The  Security Company  Insurance Jimmy Smith, Mgr.  Many wonderful things happened to us in 1950. Sure we had ? war . . . but it showed the world that though America is a wealthy nation, it surejy, isn’t soft. Maybe j the tough ones whos talk war will now think a second time. So, wo welcome in 1951 with the devout wish* that it brings peace and happiness to all of you, our friends.  The  Stephens Security Bank  « Mtfmbor Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation  SSÎïiÂià   

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