By Gordonskene December 2, 2011 3:59 pm -
News of the day for December 2, 1947. Riots break out in Jerusalem over Partition of Israel and Palestine. French strikes cripple Paris. U.S. building facilities in South Pacific for Atomic Bomb testing. Prices of meat, butter and shortening take steep climb. Big Four Conference and Austrian Peace Treaty pending. And artist Thomas Hart Benton and writer H.L. Mencken in squabble over value of an early Benton painting.