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I INDEX Pearson Page 1 Sports 2 Society 3 Comics Page 5 Classified Ads Page 5 Markets Page 6 VOLUMT II, NO 71 THE LEBANON UP Leased Wire Service LEBANON, MISSOURI, CITY HIRES MA MANAGER Luxury Liner Is Ready 2 liner, SS America, as it moves up the North river, New York, after arA blimp escorts the luxury fastest and most luxurious ocean liner built riving from Newport, News, Va. The steamship, the largest, United States, has been reconverted to a passenger ship after wartime service as the U. S.Navy in the troop transport, West Point. (NEA Telephoto.) Washington's Real Estate Bubble Rapidly Loosing Air By FREDEREICK C. OTHMAN United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON.

Nov. the only things that aren't going up in price are houses. They're up to high already that the only way for them to go is down. This is true all over the country; particularly is it true in the capital, which had the screwballiest realty boom of all. Now it's going blooie.

"Right or wrong, the Republicans can take the credit. The New Dealers are on the way out. As one of them advertised: "New Deal Georgetown home for sale; we've had enough. Republibroom was too much for us. can No agents and no publicity, please.

We want to leave Washington as quickly and quietly as possible." Georgetown is that ancient section of the city, crammed with red brick houses, in almost everyone of which George Washington slept. If the Georgetown real estate people are to be believed, Washington was the sleepiest fellow of his age. The old houses, equipped with new furbeen regarded fashionable. naces and fresh, paint, long have The younger practitioners of the New Deal moved almost enmasse to Georgetown. Now they're moving out.

Rare is the block without at one house tor sale. The real estate agents even are (least trying to high-pressure me again. Haw-haw-haw. That's me laughlast and loudest. Every time a ing Republican chief threatens reverberations a new slug of economy, the reach me by way of a desperate salesman.

One of the latter, trying to get me look at a house whose price had to been cut 4,500, confessed that just the prospective customers somehow had disappeared. The house-for-sale ads suddenly to contain phrases like have begun this: Owner leaving city price drastically reduced owner will sacrifice make an offer reasonable bid accepted. I still any am laughing. So is the eagle on my dollars. Looks like that bird soon is going to be worth as much as he ever was.

One fellow I know jut up three-bedroom house, which new have cost him 18,000 in ordimight times. So long were the denary costly were things like lays and so tubs in the black market that bath investment totaled $40,000. He his was aghast. He couldn't afford to live in advertised it for sale (not realHe izing that plug had been pulled) $55,000 That was almost three for months ago. Nobody would pay him $55,000.

Nobody would pay him $40,000. He's not happy. Neither is a speculative builder, to sell a row of new houses trying $14,950 each in suburban Silver for Spring. They're not bad little, The Weather By United Press MISSOURI FORECAST Fair today, tonight and WedWHO-0- nesday. Slowly rising temperatures except little change in temperatures Low night.

night 26-32. Kansas Clear to partly cloudy today, toCLEAR night and Wednesday. Slowly rising temperatures tonight. Low tonight 26-32 except between 10-20 extreme northwest. DAILY Service NEA Telephotos NOVEMBER 12, 1946 Peace Key NEA Features cAP Feature TUESDAY EVENING, CIO To Seek Truman Help In Wage Fight Executive Board To Meet Tomorrow and Plan Strategy For Campaign By UNITED PRESS The government, negotiating with John L.

Lewis in an attempt to avert a pre- winter nationwide soft coal strike, was informed today that the CIO is counting on its assistance in its next wage drive. CIO sources pointed out that Reconversion Director John L. Steelman and Secretary of Labor Lewis B. Schwellenbach have agreed that take-home pay declined despite pay boosts. The CIO was reported to feel that Steelman, Schwellenbach and even President Truman should help, therefore, in in in negotiating compensating wage increases, if deadlocks occur and major strikes are called.

The CIO executive board meets toinorrow at Atlantic City to pian I strategy for the wage drive. With the possible deadline for a coal strike only eight days off, Lewis and Secretary of Interior J. A. Krug prepared for their second face-to-face bargaining conference this afternoon. 111 other labor developments: 1-Prospects for early settlement of the 22-day-old strike of Transcontinental and Western Air Pilots daikened, when the union submitted a new proposal.

A federal mediater said the proposal would cause "serious complications." 2-Three AFL trades union: petitioned their internationals to authorize a strike against Detroit's three daily newspapers. 3-A CIO newspaper guild's twomonth strike against the Los Angeles Herald-Express ended, but publication was delayed by mands from non-strikers for losses suffered by lay-offs. Some government labor officials feared that any wage increases granted by the government to Lewis' United Mine Workers (AFL) would, in effect, be setting a minimum goal for, settlement of future disputes in other industries. Krug would prefer that Lewis negotiate a new contract with private mine owners, but Lewis is negotiating directly with the government. He seeks to replace the contract signed last May after the government seized the mines.

At Los Angeles the Herald-Express strike was settled under a compromise agreement. The CIO guild strikers editorial and advertising employes-agreed to resume work at a top salary of $80 weekly, provided negotiations continue on their demand for $90. The old top was $70. They originally demanded $100. The agreement specified arbitration of the wage issue, if negotiations fail.

Resumption of publication was delayed, however, by negotiations with CIO newsboys who asked cash settlement for money lost since publication was suspended Sept. 4. and with AFL mechanical workers. The latter seek back pay since Oct. 19, when non-strickers were laid off.

MRS. WILLIAM WRIGHT DIES FRIDAY NIGHT Funeral services were at 11 o'clock Monday at Palmers Funeral home for Mrs. William Wright, who died Friday night at the family home near Dry Nob. Dr. Vernon McKee, pastor of Lebanon Baptist Church, conducted the service and burial was in Lebanon cemetery.

Mrs. Wright, the former Miss Nettie Thomas, leaves besides her husband a daughter, Mrs. Adam James. A sister, Mrs. Arthur Gadd, resides in Lebanon.

4-H CLUBS TO HOLD RECREATION MEETING All 4-H Club members will meet Friday night at the Community building to enjoy a recreational program. A recreational director from, St. Francis county will be present to conduct the activities. Miss Ellen Gray and Quentin Banks from the Laclede County Extension office are in charge of arrangements. Mr.

and Mrs. Glen Brown recently visited in Rolla with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Munzert.

Mrs. Ruth Ellison, of Rolla, was a recent guest of Mr. and Mrs. Schoonmaker, in Lebanon. Cpl.

Opal 'Wilson, who has been stationed at Camp Lee, is spending a furlough with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Wilson, of Hazelgreen.

Cpl. Wilson will report to Camp Kilmer, N. to be assigned for overseas duty. She has served with the WAC two years. RECORD August 23, 1945, at the post the Act of March 3, 1879, Entered as second class matter office at Lebanon, Missouri, under PRICE 5 CENTS Man From Salina, Kan.

Gets $6,000 Position ROGGE CHARGES CLARK WITH AN "ABOUT FACE" WASHINGTON, Nov. John Rogge today accused Attorney General Tom C. Clark of inconsistency in firing him from the Justice department for his controversial speech telling of alleged Nazi efforts to sway U. S. elections.

Rogge, former special assistant to the attorney general, charged that Clark did an about-face by first assuring him complete freedom in the speech and then firing him for disclosing government secrets. Rogge's indictment of Clark was made in a letter to the attorney general. He preceded with a charge that the administration was muzzling those who sought to expose Fascist activities. The "Fascist threat to democracy" is greater today than at any time since before 1930, he said in a radio forum last night. Administration policy is "doubly dangerous," he said, "when one recalls that J.

Edgar Hoover, the able head of the FBI, has been completely free to tell about the insidious activities of the communists." "It is a great advantage to the fascists, who always stress the commun ist menace, when government officials can discuss communists but are not free to disclose factual data the activities on the fascists in on this country," Rogge said. COLO. STOCKMEN DESPERATE AS SNOW COVERS RANGE WALSENBURG. Nov. 12 -Southern Colorado stockthe condition of men their described, herds of cattle as today as the threat of "desperate" a new storm hung over the rangeland, already an ocean of snow.

Emergency battalions of truck and Weasel pilots faced at drivers, three more days of bucking snowdrifts to deliver hay and deep feed to marooned livestock, cut off from normal food supply by accumulation of snow from two severe blizzards. An estimated 30,000 head of cattle were left floundering in the snow in southeastern Colorado by the In addition, about 100 storms. ranchers and their families found themselves locked in their isolated homes by towering drifts and impassable roads. Forecasts from the U. S.

Weather Bureau at Denver said two new storms were moving into the region and probably would strike sometime today. The storms were described as "light" and it was hoped little snow would fall. Willis, who runs a ranch Harry 30 miles southeast of Walsenburg, was rescued from his snowbound home last night, along with his wife, an expectant mother, and seven-year-old daughter. A their civilian crew in an Army snowclimbing Weasel reached the snowbound home on the plains after almost two days of travel. Willis said more than 1.500 cattle in the area were in "desperate" conditions.

The stock, he said has not been fed for 10 days. M. U. Veterinarian To Discuss Disease Control Problems Dr. Andrew W.

Uren, extension veterinarian from the Missouri College of Agriculture, will in the local Extension office Friday, November 15, to discuss animal disease control with interested farmers. The morning will be devoted to individual problems. In the afternoon a forum discussion on disease control problems in hogs, sheep, horses, poultry, beef and dairy cows will be held. Misses Marguerite and Anna O'- Brien of Springfield, were weekend guests in the home of Miss Rosa Keck. Their mother will be remembered by old time friends as Miss Bridget Sheean.

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Mooney, of Tulsa, spent Saturday here with Mrs. Mooney's parents, Mr. and Mrs.

T. J. Holt. They were enroute home from a two weeks vacation trip to Philadelphia and New York. Shirley Ann Wright, grand daughter of Mrs.

Pearl Wright, Lebanon, sang before the Mis- 1 souri State Convention of Teachers in Kansas City last Friday, Nov. 8. Miss Wright offered as her selections "Down in the Valley' and "Lullaby" by Mozart. -The WeatherSlowly Rising Temperatures R. F.

Peart Expected To Assume Duties By Dec. 1 City Heads Say SO. houses, either. The rooms are tight and the closets are small, but the design is good. He's sure of that.

He built the same type of houses in the same neighborhood before the war and sold same to their current owners, all of whom have planted neat signs on their lawns saying, simply: "We bought this house for $8,950." The effect on inflation in Silver Spring has been considerable. The final blow to the real estate vendors came in the houses-wanted-to-buy column. The advertiser didn't want to buy one. "Why let your house languish on a dying market?" he asked. "If I like it, I might rent it." In five long years no homeless one has dared 1 to talk like that.

Porter Promises 23,000 OPA Checks To Continue Until January First WASHINGTON, Nov. Administrator Paul A. Porter today promised all but 10,000 of OPA's 33,000 employes that their pay checks will continue until Jan, 1. Even after that date, he said, "many" workers -other sources said be needed to administer rent control and rice and sugar programs "for an indefinite period." Close to 10,000 0 OPA field employes were to get 30-day notices today. No more pink slips will be handed out before Nov.

30, Porter said in a statement to all workers. RETURN TO LEBANON AFTER SEVERAL YEARS Mrs. Guy Appling and daughter, Miss Virginia have arrived in Lebanon and joined Miss Marjorie Appling, who has been here for several weeks. They, have moved into their new at 316 N. Adams formerly owned by G.

P. Schofield. Mr. Appling and son, Miles, are expected to arrive next week. The Appling family have lived in Stockton, for the last several years but sold their property there preferring to return to Lebanon to reside.

Killing Frost Today As Temperature Drops To 26 Above Zero The first damaging cold front of the season moved into the Lebanon area Sunday leaving a killing frost this morning that wreaked havoc with late gardens and yard flowers and plants. Mrs. Rosa Montelius, weather reporter, said she recorded a low of 26 degrees above zero. This month also seen plenty of moisture fall with Mrs. Montelius already listing 6.34 inches.

Majority of the monthly record came on the first day of the month when 3.70 inches fell. Civic Chorus Growing In Numbers and Interest The Civic Chorus, recently organized, met Monday night at the Christian church and is growing in numbers and interest. New members added Monday night were: Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Meyer, Rev.

H. L. Fairchild, Ed Carnett, John W. Horst, Mrs. H.

J. Baxter, Miss Florence Clark, Miss Mary Ann Clouse. Leon Babb, of St. Louis, spent the week end with his mother, Mrs. Lulu Babb.

NOTES OWNED BY CHURCHES SUBJECT TO TAX JEFFERSON CITY, Nov. 12 -(UP)- Yield from notes, mortgages, bonds and other intangible personal property excepting corporate stocks owned by churches charitable institutions is subject to a four per cent personal property tax, the attorney general's department has ruled. an opinion handed down over the holidays, assisiant attorney genera! Will F. Berry, Jr. ruled that exemptions from taxation on real and personal property were granted religious and charitable institutions only when such property was "actually and regularly used exclusively" for worship or for charity.

Such is not the case with returns on intangible property which accrue to the charitable and religious organizations, he said. A one per cent penalty now is in effect on those who did not pay the four per cent tax by Nov. 1, bringing the total levy on the yield on the intangible property investments to five per cent. JOE LOUIS TAKES IT EASY IN EXHIBITION GO IN HONOLULU HONOLULU, Nov. 12-(UP)-Joe Louis took it easy against a former territorial heavyweight boxing champion last night, refrained from attempt at 'a knockout, and any thoroughly pleased a crowd of 075 which paid gate in Honolulu history--to see the four-round exhibition.

Cleo Everett, briefly the Hawaiian champ last year when he was stationed on the island of Hawaii while in the army, was no match for Joe, and acted scared to death as he back-pedaled away from the champion's gentle swings. Everett, a 207 pounder, has worked recently in eastern fight camps as a sparring partner. Hit of the show, for which admission prices were scaled up to $25, was a former Hawaiian weight champion, Powell, also a negro. He went two unscheduled rounds against Louis, tearing into his far bigger opponent like a bantam chargisg a rooster. Joe couldn't a smile at his foe's antics.

At introduction ceremonies Governor Ingram Stainback presented Louis with the key to the territory and a large koa wood tray. Sad Sam Ichinose, president of the Hawaiian fight managers' association, also gave Joe a ukelele. STATE SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE JEFFERSON CITY, Nov. 12 -(UP)-The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a St. Louis negro who was convicted of having slain a 19-yearold waitress with a butcher knife during an attempted holdup May 1, 1945.

The tribunal affirmed the sentence yesterday, saying that the record of trial revealed no ination in selection of the jury, as negro, Van Lee Ramsey, had contended in his appeal. daughter, Helen, returned to Jefferson City today after a week-end visit with Mrs. Colliers parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence King and Mr.

Collier's mother Mrs. Bertha Collier. Mrs. Daisy Gault, of Buffalo, visited in the home her brother, Phelps Clark, and family in Lebanon last week. A sister, Mrs.

Minnie Lawson, of Kansas City, also visited in the Clark home. Adm. William F. Halsey, addressing an Armistice day observance in Kansas City, calls for a "peace of nerves" to supplant the war of nerves predicted by newspaper headlines. (NEA Telephoto).

CITY LIBRARY MARKS CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK "A brilliant renaissance has 0C- cured in the last twenty-five years in the writing, publishing, and illustrating of children's books," said Mrs. Charlotte Bass. librarian, in announcing Children's Book Week, Nov. 11-16. "The rise of children's libraries and the opening of library doors to children gave them free access to books and the whole world discovered children were individuals, while for the children it I pmeant opportunity to read with freedom and ecstasy.

The Minneapolis Public Library was the first to set aside a room for children. while the Platt library. of Brooklyn. was the first to include a dren's room in their architecture." She further added: "Fifty years ago--a short time to accomplish so much--a list of recommended books for children contained 500 titles. Today, a recent children's catalog included 4.200 titles, and yet it was not until 1918 that Children's Book Week was originated to call attention.

and to emphasize, books and more books for children." Beginning with November 11 the nation is again commemorating Book Week and its ideals. The Lebanon Public Library, not-withstanding its limited book budget, its inadequate quarters and crowded shelves, has always maintained a corner for its children, and to celebrate national Book Week it has 38 new books, ranging from pre-school to teen which were ready for circulation November 11. The list follows: The Secret Spring. Jacobs; Scandinavian Roundabout. Rothery: Store at Crisscross Corner, Medary; The Iron Doctor, Hewes: The Man Who Would Not Burr, Carroll; Blackjack, a Ranch Dog, Hinkle; Farley; The Black Westward Stallion the Lewis-Clark Expedition, Hawthorne; One for the Money, Lambert; Wild Palomino, Holt; Abilene or Bust.

Gulick: Golden Sovereign, Lyons; The Silver Strain, Pinkerton: Blue Ridge Billy, Lenski; The Clown's Clock Book, Lawrence; The Light in the Mill, Girwan; Nibbles and Me, Taylor; Batter Up, Scholtz; Scotty Allen, King of the Dog Team Drivers. Garst; The Old House at Duck Light Cove, Hill; Along Janet's Road, Dalgliesh; The Song of Roland. Sherwood; Where the Red Bird Flies Harper; Personality Plus, Daly; The Singing Leighton; Heart of Danger, Pease; Pocahontas, D'Aulaire; Jus-, tin Morgan Had a Horse, Henry; The Kid Comes Back, Tunis; Strawberry Roan. Lang; Jude, Trappers Dog. Hinkle; Tell Me the Bible, Jones; Star in the Willows, Eyre; The Mystery of Five Bright Keys, Urmston; The Crooked Little Path, Burgess; These Happy Golden Years W.ilder; Little House in the Big Wood, Wilder; Spurs for Antonio.

Eyre. Some of these books will be on display in the exhibit in the window of Palmer's Furniture Store, this week. Mr. and Mrs. James Vernon of Poplar Bluff, spent the Armistice Day week-end with their parents, Mr.

and Mrs. Virgil Wrinkle and Mrs. J. W. Vernon.

Mrs. H. B. Page has returned from a five weeks stay at Vandalia in the home of a brother, who is, very ill. Mrs.

Margaret Ellis, who spending the winter in the home of her sister, Mrs. Bettie Bierman, spent the week end in the home of Mrs. Fred Koby. She will then spend a few days with a sister, Mrs Will Newkirk before returning to the Bierman home. That Rear Adm.

Richard E. Byrd, above played a highly secret and important role in World War II was disclosed recently when Adm. Chester W. Nimitz presented him with his fourth citation, a gold star in lieu of a second Legion of Merit. The famous polar hero disappeared from public notice in 1941 to engage in secret work in both Atlantic and Pacific theaters.

This included making an overall stra- tegic plan for the Pacific and a secret reconnaissance on whose basis the first Guadalcanal offensive was launched. SHORT ST. LOUIS ELECTRIC POWER STRIKE ENDS ST. LOUIS, Nov. 11-(UP)A brief strike of AFL operating engineers at the Union Electric Company, which caused virtual paralysis of industrial activities here for hours yesterday ended company a- several, greed to fire a member of the union.

Vincent Brennan, executive director of personnel for Union Electric, said William H. Graham, the union member involved in the dispute had been dismissed because he was not in "good standing" with the union. Brennan said the union, local 148, agreed to return to work at once at three steam plents of the utility at Venice and Cahokia, Ill. The conference settlement between was reached union at and al company officials. Two conciliators of U.

S. Department of Labor also attended. The strikers walked off the job when Graham reported for work Monday morning. Leo Bachiniski, union business agent, said Graham had ignored an ultimatum from the union to "meet his The walkout lasted only for al few hours, but in that time it brought industrial activity in the St. Louis area to a standstill.

MI's. Effie Blickensderfer, member of the Houston high school faculty, became ill of pneumonia last week and was taken to the Waynesville hospital, for care, her tssier, Mrs. Barton, accompanying her. She is reported as improving. Mr.

and Mrs. Raymond Kaffenberger visited last week in Kirkwood, Mo. During an adjourned meeting of the city council held last night with all members present it was agreed to hire Robert Peart, Box 951, Salina, as Lebanon's first city manager. Members of the council wanted Mr. Peart's duties to begin December 1 at an annual salary of $6,000.

Early this morning Mayor Kenneth Bell contacted Mr. Peart by long distance telephone to notify him of the council's action. during the meeting yesterday. Peart accepted the position but quickly, know the exact date he would arrive in Lebanon. City officials said he was to close out personal business in Kansas as quickly as possible, Approval of Mr.

Peart's application yesterday climaxed an extensive search by the council for a "suitable" man to guide the city's business. Several of the applicants were interviewed before Mr. Peart was chosen. Mr. Peart told the council he was 45 years of age, married with no children.

He has had over 20 years of experience as a municipal administrator including management of all utilities. Mr. Peart added in his application that "for the past 11 years of this period I have been city manager at Sterling, which owned and operated its light and water utilities and at Neasho which owned and operated its water utility." Mayor Bell said the council especially considered the successful applicant's record in engineering matters in making its decision. Mr. Peart said his past positions carried the responsibility of office mangement including accounting, purchasing, billing, contracts and insurance.

"Also the field of utilities including mains, pumps, meters, hydrants, electric distribution, production and maintenance." he said he had managed all governmental functions of a city. His references included F. G. Forwalder, Mayor of Sterling, and Russell Johnson, Mayor of Neosho. Mr.

Peart wrote city officials that he was applying for the position upon the advice L. Lowe, manager of the Star theater, one of the several Lebanon businessmen who advocated the change in government. City officals considered the annual salary of $6,000 as a fair wage to secure a competent manager. Advocates of the city manager-council government believe efficiency in business matters and especially in purchasing contracts will more than pay the annual salary of a manager. Most of the councilmen's time during the meeting last night was spent conferring with representatives of three Kansas City bonding companies who hope to issue bonds for the city's $60,000 swimming pool as part of the city park projject.

George Baum, president of BaumBernheimer told members last night the city would have to pay a higher interest rate on the $60,000 swimming pool bonds than on the $105,000 sewage bonds and the 000 community building project. The council decided to await action on this in order to have time to better determine present interest rates on the bond market. The new city manager was not given a contract was he hired for any definite amount of time according to Mayor Bell. DREW PEARSON ON The WASHINGTON President's foormer Naval Aide, Commodore Jake Vardaman of Missouri, is up his old tricks. Though elevated to a 14-year job at $15,000 a year on the federal reserve board, highest fiscal agency in Government, Vardaman has been put back on active Navy duty and is trying to get disability retirement.

This means that he may get a nice pen- sion for life. Vardaman has now gone out to Bethesda Naval hospital for treatment and for appearance before a medical board, which apparently was why he was put back on active duty again. While on active duty he continues as a member of the federal reserve board, though just how he manages this, no one seems to know. If an officer on active duty is retired for disability, he then draws a pension equal to three-quarters of his base pay--for life. Furthermore he doesn't have to pay income taxes on this pension.

Thus, if Vardaman is retired for disability by medical survey board, he will draw his $15,000 federal reserve board salary for 14 years, and after that will get a pension for about $3,000. When Vardaman first came to Washington for the hazardous duty of swimming in the White House pool and playing poker with other Missourians after sundown, he suddenly discovered that an officer attached to a yacht anchored in the Potomac could draw seagoing payor 10 per cent more. Immediately Vardaman rushed 'round to the Navy and got himself attached to (Continued on Page Four).

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