Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 1, 1954 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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-- ff^^K r Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin.by the Editor „ Alex. H. Waiihbuffi t ._ Fulbright Speaks Up for the Cadets Against Censorship Among the courageous stands for freedom of speech and press taken by great Americans in time of Crisis you must list that of our fcwn Senator J. W. Fulbright while protesting last week-end against the action of the superintendents of West Point and Annapolis in forbidding the cadets to debate the question .of admitting Red China to the United Nations. Said Fulbright: It is a "symbol of the course taken" in our country the last several years,, and he added — ''No one is able to express *, any idea without being suspected of disloyalty" because of the swing toward ''conformity." "It's not all McCarthyism. It's just part of the intellectual smog that has descended on this country." In this land of supposedly free speech we are asked ,by the commanders of the Military and Naval Academies to believe it is bad for our country to have its tudent officers discussing the uestion of Red China. But what about the effect on.the young men themselves — telling them that while they are training to defend by force of arms the great principle of freedom of speech it is something denied to them personally? That the subject matter is Ked China has no 'bearing whatsoever. You can't abridge a toasic freedom of Americans simply because the is controversial. This is a self-governing nation in which the people themselves eventually resolve all questions, as they support or repudiate the formal declarers of policy in public office — and the people can not carry on this function of intelligent voting unless information and discussion are universal. public It is noteworthy that in the case of the Academies' debate censor- £&bip Senator Fulbright and President Eisenhower are of one mind. Both say the superintendents are wrong. Both say the cadets should be permitted to argue the merits of admitting Red China to the U. N. . . But of course. ';'•' In the early days of New .England some of the Puritans had quaint. notions about the business of debate. They felt debate was ..Immoral because, sooner or later, ! (^pn order to stage a proper contest, a ma'n might have to argue for a side he didn't- really, 'believe in. The same Puritans said all novels , were immoral because they were fiction — that is, not true stories . . . therefore a pack of lies. The same people also believed In witches — and burned a few just to prove it. The cold facts about school • debating are that the debaters et more out of this business than 'their audiences do. It is more important to the debaters than to the audience. And this is why: A school debate squad practices for a meeting with an out-of-town team by having the members argue one side of the question one week and the opposite side the next week. In the course of time you become an alert and well- informed person, believe me. • And without alert and well ormed citizens where do you 'think our country is going to wind up. in today's dangerous world? Don't talk about this. Don't read that. Why you might as well tell 'a young fellow school is a waste of time — and 'you certainly have made it plain to him you're asking him to go out and fight for a principle you yourself don't believe in. , . •Jlfi Gl Reunited With His 4 Dying Son FORT THOMAS, Ky. M>) Set. Eugene P. Keenan, erd-eyed and tired, has been reunited with his 22-month-old Eon who is dying from leukemia, The 22-year old airman flew in from Germany yesterday to be by Star 56TH YEAR: VOL. 56 — NO. 41 Star of Mop* 16$$, tott 1927 Cortsofldofcd Jafl. 16, 1429 HOPE. ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1954 M*mb*h Th« AnecUttd MM 4 Audit titrmiu 6f A*. N«t I»«M CIKL • MA*. EA4M| Stjrt. JO, 1»54 — J.SJ7 Health Department , Request Sloshed • LITTLE ROCK W» the state; Health Department's quest for a yearly budget of $930,670 has been thwarted by an economy-minded Arkansas Legislative Council, The Council recommanded yes«' terday that the 1935 Legislature give the Health Department, whose; services alraady have been cur-: tailed by dwindling federal funds,* only $682,000 yearly. . " • Council Re commendations orf other budgets include, $1,500,000 annually for the State Game and Firh Commission, compared to $1,606,700 requested, and $17,200 yearly for the state History Commission, which asked $23,400. ARRAIGNED — The smiling grandmother, Mrs. Nahnle Doss, left, shown hern with Capt. Harry St'ege of the Tulsa, Okla., police department, ri.ght, stood solemnly before Judge Lloyd H. MoGuire In Common Pleas Court as he read information accusing her with the poisoning death of her fifth husband. Mrs. Doss was ordered jailed without bond. — NEA Telephoto Pretty Witness, Susan Hayes, Testifies She Was Sexually Intimate With Dr. Sheppard By H. D. QUIGG CLEVELAND, O. (UP) Susan Hayes, in severe black r,i.d look ing demure on the witness stand, testified today that she had been texually intimate with Dr. Sarn ael H. Sheppard from 1952 until ;hree months before his wife was Dludgeoncd to death last July 4. As the climax witness in the •state's attempt to send the 30-year old osteopathic surgeon to the electric chair, ]Miss Hayes testified "hat he had given her a ring in January this year, a -watch in March and had expressed his love for her on several occasions. She said that once he told her 'he loved- his wife very much but not so much as a wife that he was thinking of getting .a di vorce." That was in the early part of 1953,' she said, when she was work ing at a downtown Cleveland labor atory as a rcLZ&ital technician. Later that year,""probably" in No vember, Dr. Sheppard' 2aid he had mentioned "something: about cH vorce" to his wife; Marilyn, 31. County Cotton Acreage Now Being Alloted Cotton acreage allotments for the 1955 crop are now being established for 11 eligible farms in Hempstead County, says Garland Kidd, Chairman of the Hempstead County Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Committee. Each cotton farmer will be notified by mail of the acreage allot The state pard beat contends his wife Dr. Shep to death, probable with a surgical instrument after quarreling with her about his affairs with Susan and other women. Miss Hayes, 24, could pass for a movie star in any company. A dark-haired women, she has a small, pretty face. On the witness stand r.he sat quietly, licking her lips between questions by Prosecutor Thomas J. Parrino and lowering her oyes dur ing pauses in the testimony. She wore .a simple black dress. Its plainness was broken only by a r.mall, prim white collar. She clafped her hands on her knees as she testified. She told of intimate relations with Dr. Sheppard in his automo Continued on Page Three son's bedside before Genie's expected death. 'The sergeant's mother, Mrs, Wavie Keenan, said at her home jn Fort Thomas that the baby is "responding to treatment but the doctors give iis no hope at all." Keenan, stationed at the Hanh Air Force Base in Germany, was granted a 30-day leave after the Red Crof,s, Rep. Spence (D-Ky) and Sen. Clements (D-Ky) asked ithe Air Force for emergency leave. > "We really swented it out until the sergeant airived home," Mrs. Keenan said, 'We were afraid the baby would die before he came." Allies See Commie Meet as a Bluff By TOM REEDY BERLIN (If, Allied quarters in Berlin said today that the Moscow conference threat to boef up a Communist East Germany srmy is probably pure bluff. Prime Minister Otto Grotewohl declared at the satellite security gathering in the Soviet capital yesterday that his government would feel obliged to build an aimy if the'West ratifies the Paris treaties to rearm West Germany. , Western circles in Berlin viewed the Moscow declaration as propaganda designed, to throw B chiJJ into those segments of Western parliaments which still have some doubts about the wisdom of giving West Germany a half a million man military force. Forgetful Frfi* s Jhsv Y$ laid the n»«if, Faubus to Keep Out of Move to Fire Eldridge LITTLE ROCK UP) Governor- elect Orv.al Faubus today said that he would "keep hands" off. any controversy over State Highway Director Herbert Eldridge. A member of the Legislative Council, State Sen. Artie Gregory of Little Reck said yeterday that he favored combining the highway director's job with that of chief en gineer. Apparently, some legislators favor {he move in an effort to keep Chief Engineed Alf E. Johnson in the State Highway Depaitment Johnson has announced, plans to resign his $10,000-a-year job for a $I7,000-a-year position. Faubus said that if the Arkansai Legislature"passed laws forcing the resignation of Eldridge then" that „„„._ is up to the Legislature." ment for -;his farm before the Dec-1 Faubus will have one opening Hope Abandoned for "Trapped Miner ST. CLAtft* Pd/'/ft A' second ock slide ha'S fdl-ce'd rescue crews o abandone hope qf IreaChing a rapped coal miner alive in a 80-fo6t-deep' iththrncite shaft here. Cr'ews ot. 6 men each were work- ng in alternating shifts around the lock until the second rock fall resterday in the shaft where Frank 'escavave, 37, of Gilberlon, was rapped Monday. Mine Inspector Timothy Ryan laid it might be a month now be- ore Pescavage could be ; reached. PARLIAMENT OPENS—Britian's Queen Elizabeth II rides in her coach as she proceeds from Buckingham Palace to the opening of Parliament in London Tuesday. — NEA Telephoto ember 14 marketing quota referendum,,. .> . Mr. Kidd explains that the national cotton acreage allotments is the acreage which, at'average yields will produce 10 million bales, the minimum national acreage 'allotment for upland cotton is 18, ^13. 208 acres. This national allotment is divjd-; ed; among tfie- States,and counties based largely on cotton acreage during the years 1948 to 1053 except 1949, which is omitted by law. Most of the county allotment must, under the law, toe divided among farms on which cotton was grown in the past 3 years, but a small reserve is set aside for "new" cotton, farms, for ing allotments for small adjust-, farms, and for hardship cases. In distributing the acreage reserve, the county committee considers the type and productivity of the soil, the labor and equipment available for cotton production, past cotton production and other factors. Extension of Draft Seems Inevitable By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON W) Four senators agreed today that the next Congress will extend the draft act but differed over other parts of the Pentagon's new military manpower plans. Secretary of 'Defense Wilson outlined' the program yesterday. It will call for a four-year exten- fion of the draft law, a modified form of universal military service (hat will provide fnr long and short- term draCtecs, more pay for long- tcrvice men ond little change in the historic re-servo and National Guard setup. Wilson told a news conference that while some details remain to be settled, 'President Eisenhower will present the plan in his State of the Union message to the new Congress in January. Chairman Sallonstall (R-Mass) of the Senate Armed Services Committee and two committeemen Senators Stennis (D-Miss) and Case Continued on Page Three Christmas Is a Season That Gives Pleasure to Many But It Can Give Scars as Well By HAL BOYLE ' |I still can't recoil when the idea NEW YORK (ffi I approach the fir.«t came to us that we should Christmas season reluctantly.' also give a present to ouv father It opens many wounds in my life- and mother that this was also on the five-man Arkansas Higa- way Commission to fill, he said he would select a man he thought was competent and then "leave him en bis own." , ' Two Highway Commission members. Chairman RaymonoY^Qr.r of Fort Smith and Cecil Lynch of Pine.Bluff, today praised Eldridgo for : his work as highway director :b^te,tl3<»yi'-aeelineia>v^ori' i -tl«i; reports that' some legislators favored his Orr said that he did not wa,nc to make any comment because he was unaware of all that had been said. Lynch said that he would be unbecoming of him to comment when nothing more definite had been done. Faubus journeyed to Hot Springs this afternoon to call on Sam Rayburn veteran Texas congressman who is visiting there. Faubus said that he will announce the appointment of a department chief tomorrow probably that of state education commissioner. Asked if the present education commissioner. Arch Ford, would be retained, Faubus replied: "You Continued on Page Two W .C. Handy Back on Beale Street MEMPHIS, Tenn. W) The blind old Father of the Blues is back on Beale Street, the onetime thoroughfare of wickeness where he crested a "low-down" music with a mournful beat. W, C. Handy, bent with the weight of 81 years, flew here from fc'KILUER'S BROTHER—Archie . Lee Ellisor is held in city jail at Houston while Harris county police officers search for his brother, Merle, wanted for the slaying of a police officer. Archie was riding with his brother Saturday night when their car was stopped by police officers. Merle opened fire, killing one policeman and wounding another. — NEA Telephoto presence to the Blues Bowl football game a charity affair between two high school teams. Blowing a horn is too much for the writer of "Memphis Blues" now. He said he had to rest several weeks to "store up" strength for the trip. But he'll try to manage one note in a minor key to start things jumping. Truck, Auto Collide on South Main A truck and an auto collided on South Main Street this morning resulting in considerable damage to the truck. Investigating City officers said the truck was driven by Charles S. Justus of Oklahoma and the auto by Barbara Griffin of'Hope. A charge of following too close was filed against Justus. • lime. Christmas gives scars as well as pleasures. I was one of five children "pd cannot remember that as a child at Christmas time I ever gave a pescnt to make my mother happy. Big scar to me. None to mother. When I was young, there was no real poverty. Th,e tree was strum; with cranberries and popcorn the gift of love was an orange how strange an orange was then and a few nuts from Brazil to makj the^ day strange and meiry. was also a sift for us all Students Seek Yule Season Work Several students in Hope High School are available for part time ~.,.^> _ I work over the holidays. Any mer. We "were''used "to taking things chant that has an opening or and there were many of us, and feels that he can make an opening part of Christmas. our parents were so used to giving and expecting nothing that we rather grow up and never knew quitewhat we owned. And perhaps our debt grew beyond our realization. One of the torments of a grownup is that h« realises his obligations too late. What gift can I give my father, 17 years dead, except a meUowing lemembeiance? He infected my heart beyond to help .3 student earn some badly needed Christmas money, please contact Horace Hubbai'd at Hope High Sch9ol, like a sled we could all repair he and his love of eveiy-.be held at 2:30 p. m, Wednesday ;mcl EQ, if I Hved by h.te at the- Final Rites for Thomas P. Parsons Funeral services for Thomas P Parsons, g4, \vho died yesterday at his home in Washington, were to Prestyteriaij Baptists to Hear Special Speakers Dr. and Mrs. John H. Miller wil be Missionary guest speakers Wed nesday night 7:45, in the auditor! urn, of the First Baptist Church. Dr. Miller Is a leading physician and surgeon from Camden, Ark ansas. Previously he has served as a Medical Missionary to China.. The Millers take unique vaca tions. Any time that they can spend some time away from home they go to Mexico, Cuba, or other For^ eign lands and live there assisting Missionaries of their "Adopted Country away from Home." Any time it is possible they pack their bags, and away they go for more experiences with a different neo- ple, a different type of life, learning new _ customs, new languages, new Geography, and new feelings as they join pther people of other lands. A nursery will be maintained for Taint'Radio . • .. - i May Lead to Missing Plane NORTH CONWAY, N, H. (/P) —A 'aint radio message and an uit- substantiated report. of sighted wreckage on a mountainside today purred ground and air search'4or i Northeast Airlines plane downed yesterday with seven aboard.; < The brief, radio voice .message trrnsmitted' "blind" .for anyone •vhc could pick', it up read; "Emergency down five miles northeast of Field Hill but The message then faded out. At about the same time a reporl attributed to a Civil Air Patrol liilot said wreckage of a plane had been r.ighted 5n the snowy wilderness of Bald Mountain, about five miles northeast of the airliner's Berlin Airpprt destination. How ever, the Air Force search co erdinator said x it had no word o: the reported sighting. Censur Sen. McCa LUCKY ONE—Charlie Bragos, Glasden,.AIa., Is the first, and only living husband, of Mrs. Nannie Doss, 49-year-old'Tulsa, Okla., grandmother charged with the 'rat poison" murder of four later husbands. — «NEA Telephoto NORTH CONWAY, N. H. W Wreckage was sighted early today end a radio message was picket up which was identified as from' a Northeast Airlines ' plane missing since yesterday. It ^placed the plani in wildreness about five milei north of the Berlin airport, its des tinatlon. . , , The radio message would' irdl cate that there was at Jeast one •survivor of the. seven , persons rboard" the plane. Robert - L. Turner; airline vies president said the fragmentaly message read: "Emergency down five inilos northeast of Held hill but." Here the message faded out. Turner said the voice message was transmitted "blind," meaning it was Intended for anyone who cot-Id pick it up. It was transmitted on an emergency frequency. Rescue (forces immediately rushed to the indicated locality. convenience children. of those with small Former Resident of Hope Dies In Texarkana Louis Sanders, 75, former Hope resjdent and cotton broker, died Monday night in Texarkana. He is survived by two brothers, Pott Sanders of Texarkana, a n <J Omar Sanders of Los Angeles, Calif. ,«\ . Funeral services were helj} Wednesday at 3 p. m. at East Funeral Home in Texarkana, McNob Negroes Face Two Charges Each Two McNab Negroes, Joe and L> K. Greathouse, were arrested .last night on charges of drunkenness and disturbing the peace following a fight with a white man; Stanlon, caretaker of the Lake Club, Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Cook said tod^y. Cook said Joe Gieathouse was ihaiged with assault and battery and disturbing Ark-La Tries to Show Rate Insufficient By LEON HATCH LITTLE ROCK (/P) — Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co. counsel today plugged away in an obvious effort to show that earnings recommended by the Public Service Commission staff would be insufficient to guarantee the utility a fair return. M, E. Michell, the PSC's utility director, was on the witness stand under cross-examination for the second day in hearings of Arkansas Louisiana's application for a permanent .$3,654,000-a-year rate increase. Arkansas Louisiana lawyer P, A. Lasley questioned Michell at length on his methods of arriving at recommended rate base that Is, the total investment on which the company may be expected to earn a specified annual percentage return. Lasley brought out that MicheJIl jn his calculations used averages of monthly balances rather than a year-end balance. Merchants to Start Yule Season Dec. 2 i i > ( Thursday night, , December > 2 the merchants Will be holding their annual open house, Stores HyilVi or mqdify a ibuklng' ?jthe, J! ' A . 'tip If . . f6rces said they'cot £3 voteViln their, cd: resignedfito* expected? te _ , The rsubstittttetf*esSl which the to muster was introduced? i eal-ly' noon' by "-" v -'*^"- i -'- i "' t (R'-lll,),^ „ _, tute would^haYeVthe^l;) plore" the-w&e bt$?'a" temperate Jariguage'»>V ber,\but Svguld'KbWJH guage " ydoes j notj*in? main : 00 p: This marks the beginning of. 4b.e, pro-Christmas activities. The store windows will be decorated, ' 'and Christmas lights on the Tre? and throughout the business ' district will be turned on. Some merchants will have gifts for the public and specials will be • offered, however no one is compelled to buy. The purpose of open house Is to offer the public the opportunity to see each merchant's entire stock of Christmas merchandise before it is depleted during the regular Christmas rush. ' ' The stores will be open each Thursday night from .now until Christmas and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 'nights 'of Christmas week, Pair Charged With Robbery Makes Bond A Texarkana couple charged with robbing a DeKalb, Texas man and kicking him out of an auto on the Fulton-McNab road last week posted $2,000 bond each today and were released from Hempstead County jail pending trial. They are listed as Helen "Vancy Green, 32, and Guy Adams, 48, both of Texarkana, The charge was" brought by C. D. Hall, 51, of DeKalb who accused the pair of taking $500 off him and forcing him out of Adams' auto on the lonely stretch of roadt Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Cool? said the trio started out from Texarkana making night spots and ended up in Hempstead county. Henpe the trial will be tried here. • All Around the Town *y Th» tt«r luff Members pi First Christian Church's Youth Fellowship are try. ing to raise some money for their Jones, president; Earl O'Neal, vlce-i Pl-esicjent; H. T.- White,, sepretary- treasurer, along with Jim Smith organization and are willing to and Jim Cole as new bpard, jn,em T work to get it. , , . for instance bers, Saturday, Pec. 4, from 0 a. m. to 5 p. m. the youngster wj}l be avail- 3ble for almost' any kind of job like raking leaves, washing windows and cars and even baby sitting and you can pay whatever you think the job is worth, to help the youths out? < , give them a job Saturday by ly telephoning 7-2594. . want then Receipts from last night's game between Hope and Spring Hj» sag ers totaled wU» expenses running $24.03, some $20 for pjflcials and $4.03 l9r tax end extra help, leaving the athletic department $ pet profit oj $77-93. V ' "" t elepted Queers :« Xtf&faj Music director Parl 33»ilgy' Is Jeaving the First Baptist Churfllj t« accept a position with' lb? MavsbjjU, Texas Church. i Plenty of local students wUV IJ- gure in the Who's Wh,o, ssljfcstipj now underway at Henderson gfel Teachers College a,nd include. , , . ?jr. 35. §• ... don Beasley , ,', . luJJstH, B» ***;» Guthrie and J^rsliw?, thorne .... Plass Gordon en or Ey. JOHN CHADWl m for Cotton LITTLE' l$,oo&, . cotton-growing 'aJlpfpientCfsl have been/annr --.^i-----.«. Agricultural! gtj servatlon C^mnuHee^to.^^ Allotments for A>kans.as,V75 ties total 1,520;2Q£ aqrei' ance Q£>the>l;529,7Q4':,a'e to Arkansas ' by; tlje,,, U: mcnt of. Agriculture',iu; eral crpp''cbn,trol|prog saved- for Hew* f arms.'»«» Uons.a,nd'hVd8lifp calls! County ASC J eommjtieje{3 portion - their;- -allotmenitf"i fjtinl 'Pow+v^o* ^ TP*n»*v«i»*I«»^ <m«« fy for led.eralj Here's, th's q<,.. ^*n-n Arkansas'. x oottori ''aUotroft ' Arkansas -" —* "' Boone 44, C««»vu»4, V) * y C2.717, Cloy 44,093, r Cteyiji Conway 0,325, 40,155,

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