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fc HOM StAR,HOEte, ARKANSAS •Wednesday, December 29, 1954 LOOK TO PIG6LY W66LY MZXTRA '- Yes, all the friendly folks at Pi§gly Wiggly - you a prosperous, wonderful New Year ... a year in which you might achieve some of those goals you have set in the past, and a year df success in the things that really count . . . health and happiness . . . and here's our resolution for 1955 ... to give you faster, more efficient, friendlier service than ever before, and to offer you the nation's finest canned foods, produce, and meats..-... at a price you'll be pleased to pay. Now that Christmas is past and Sartta has made his call, the days are fast approaching when that mail box of yours will be full of those envelopes with windows in them . . . bills tor that big Christmas splurge! If you'll start right now, "saving as you spend" with valuable "S & H" Green Stamps on every dime you spend at Piggly Wiggly, by next Christmas you'll have enough filled books of "S & H" Green Stamps to get wonderful nationally advertised gifts for every member of your family ... and you'll have no worries about big Christmas bills next year. Start TODAY. ARROW BRAND PEAS [jHLEGRfsf FARM /x K '•tir,*. !««•«', -. (^WMS- •* f*. fHESE^RE 3R£bE '/A DRYERS .1 " ,-t^l EAT WITH BLACKEYE PEAS FOR GOOD LUCK ALL YEAR tERESHLEAN ROUND BEEF MEATY - U. S, INSPECTED BEEF TEW MEAT Lb. Lb. RED GOLDEN «#»??> *" ^-"i ;*" ||0 JUT* 1 Lb. Box 40z. Pkg. TOWIE MARASCHINO 3* CHERRIES 8Oz. Jar RAINBOW BABY KOSHER DILL ICEBERG 19c PICKLES SHOESTRING MARICLE WHIP LETTUCE . *?» JW^*V f f*,|(P^\^ ...».,»»^~«. T , . . . • WTOES 2 c - 23c SALAD DRESSING YELLOW TEA TEA BAGS ONIONS Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor I Alex. H. WaShburti _.. Amendment Needed to Protect Sales Tax Funds of the Schools Toast of the Year Albert Graves, Roy Anderson and your editor were returning from a local meeting just before r "'on today when we saw a Dallas- 'fefjund car with a big sign over the trunk. At the stop-light pause we road it: Cotton Bowl — Built by Texans In Texas . . . For Arkansans An Associated 'prns? dispatch in yesterday's Star reported from Forrest City th;it Rep. Knox Kinney. St. Francis county legislator. jjf-.Roinu to sponsor a constitutional alTiendnieiit to retain all states sales tax revenue for the benefit of the public schools. Hep. Kinney pointed to the Game &• Fish Commission as a good example of an autonomous agency having exclusive control over certain revenues. A constitutional amendment ndopted some years ago prohibits the legislature from interi'erin/i with the Game & Fish Commission—and Rep. Kinney fjjtinks the same medicine would help cure the perennial crisis over public schools funds. The Forrest City eloudy» ,A ,,~ this aftfttt East ffe*ar MSS and fontUrt ftnd Experiment Slattort „.„, Z4-B0ur9 ending at 8 a. Hu ,. ay, HigU 44, low 22, he^vy ft 56TH YEAR: VOL. 56 — NO. 65 Star of Hop* 1199, Pttti 1*1? Consolidated JB(I. II, 192* H6PI, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30,1954 M«mb«i th. AitaelMed Prftt i, AT. N*i MM .Otil 6 MM. Sheppard Wins Step in Move for New Trial CLEVELAND, O (UP) Com- Another Quake Shakes Eureka lit of the scl: Mhcrs from l-i That finally 16 Count 7 THIS STORE W!U BE CLOSEP AU PAY SATURPAY, JAN, 1st OPIN TIM. 9 P, M, FRIPAY DEC. 31st ItmX* WIGGLY MISSION YELLOW CLING WOLCO BLACKEYEJD PEAS TOW1E PLAIN QUEEN THROWN BLUE CIRCLE WHITE lOc OLIVES CORN PLANTER'S COCKTAIL PEANUTS OLEO mon Pleas Judge Edward Blythin today granted Dr. Samuel H. Shsppard ai opportunity to pro- sent "newly-discovered evidence ' that he claims would prove he did not kill his wife. The motion for a new trial based on such evidence was introduced by Attorney William J. Corrigan. Judge Blythin granted a hearing on the motion for Saturoay, Jan. 8. He took under advisement two t.thcr defense motions for a new trial, one based en 41 alleged judicial errors, the other on newspaper coverage of the case that v/as "prejudicial" to the defend- Dr. Sheppard v/as allowed to remain at county jail pending outcome of the Jan. 8 hearing. The judge s-.'id he would not take any "hasty action" in dispatching the Si-year-old brain surgeon to Ohio penitentiary to start serving his life sentence. • The two-week' d?lay was granted when Corrigan said his case as not completed for court presentation. Judge Blythin said he would rule on the other two motions soon, possibly tomorrow. The appeals hearing was delayed 35 minutes while Dr. Sheppard shaved. Corrigan said it was unimportant that the defendant at tend the session scheduled to start ct 9:30 a. m. but Judge Blythin insisted on Dr. Sheppard's presence. Corrigan did not call as wit- i,esses two of the f ! .ve..j3ersons he had subpoenaed. Theyvwere Bay with his draft of a con- Billage Mayor J. Spencer Houk EUREKA Calif., (UP) A itrp earthquake rocked the Eureka area today, breaking windows t.nd widening cracks in buildings jolted by a strong tremblor just before Christmas. The quake, which Was felt about 1:18 a. m. (PST), was strong enough to roune thousands of residents in Eurke and surrounding communities. Police and sheriffs deputies said they were "swamped" with calls. Residents in Arcata, . a small town about seven miles northeast cf Eureka, reported the quake roke windows that they had re aced only a few days ago be- ause of the Dec. 21 quake. legislator is correct, at least ns far as the state's share of the public school problem is concerned. Arkansas enacted the Hall 2% sales tax in March 1935. It was originally advocated in 1934 and finally introduced in the 1935 General Assembly solely for the benefit of the schools. Your editor and Hope were among those who wen', to Little Rock and urged legislative committe to recommend the Hall bill iavorably. in February 1935. As •i, the following month, the Hall bill divided sales tax revenue 1 approximately 1 \70';« for the schools ar.d 30'< for welfare aid. The compromise presumably was due to political necessity, and it may be that before Rep. Kinney is itutional amendment he too will have to compromise. , But even if ho is successful in limiting ssles tax revenue to school and welfare purposes only he will have managed to halt a legislative . steal that has been going on ever since the sales tax bill became law 20 years ago. First the County Judges Association dipped into the sales tax till, steadily building up a gravy train of quarterly "turnbacks" to counties from school and welfare money. Then the Municipal League of Arkansas got into the act. Until today the county and city governments are robbing the school and welfare till of millions of dollars a year. The Star will give you the detailed figures a little later. We are busy digesting a stack of state financial reports C inches high. ,_ r lt is an astounding story of how, the schools were-forced to go to Little Rock for aid in a moment of absolute desperation, the county and city governments just naturally followed with the "me too" attitude of an envious dog My words have no application whatever to current officials of county and city governments either here or elsewhere—all this started and Gus Dal'ns, a reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. CLEVELAND, O. (UP) Two new motions demanding another trial for convicted wife-killer Dr amuc-l H. Sheppard : were made y his attorneys today, one o lem based on the claim that "new y discovered evidence" would rove him innocent of''the July ludgeoning. : . The motions were fijed as De „. Continued ,oj3wI?a#S, '• Two. years ago, and now we find ourselves trapped on a .vicious merry;o-round which is traveling so' fast find it hard to get off of. But be forewarned: Don't believe for one moment that we have to have a higher sales ..'tax rate in order to help the public • schools The necessary money is being col- lectrd and it would available to the public schools except for the constant interference and diversion o: funds by every session of the legis la lure. When they start to beat the drums for a sales tax of 3% instead o *J§':'t shouting "It's for the schools!' just remember this couldn't be true—because the present 2% ta> isn't for the schools cither. . . no liow, that is. It started off for the schools anc welfare aid. But now the countie and the eities are on -board for mil lions every year. If Z'-'r. wasn't enough, neither wil be. Put the free-riders off and we 1 ' ci that with 2% we'll have monej spare. Only a constitutional amendmen can do that—because only a con stitutional amendment can stop th legislature from yielding at ever .session to pressure groups who g to Little Rock with a hand out fo money that belongs to the publi schools. HOME CENTER VALUES OHIT7ITD ^^IPPr mMPHMP -IPP^PW WPi ^^^^^w w^^^w. ^w ^w JHunting Equipment Stolen From Auto Some $150 in hunting equipmer ow,necl'by Rufus Herndon Jr., stolen from his auto sometime Tuesday. City Police were notified Woman Admits Swindle Cost Her $22,50 HOUSTON W) Mrs. Ethel Tur icr, 54, was admitted to a hosp: al here last night, after a $203.60 ubble burst to leave her virtual); aroke, Houston police reported. Detective Lt. H. B. Shrot sai VTrs. Turner, of Los Angeles, re jorled she had lost her savings o ;22,500 to two men in Acapylco Wexico, .in what he said oppeare o be a variation of an age-ol swindle routine. Short »aid Mrs, Turner told him ;h'e met the men \yhile or. a vai;. ion trip ys Acapulco several day ago;. i' ' ' One of the men. sealed at •estaurant table with Mrs. Turner 'found" a billfold containing $60 which belonged to the second mai 'hori. related. . . When the billfold was.returrfed't :he apparent owner, Ihe latter pr josed a scheme by which the thre sf them could clean up on bettinj, Later, the profits were reporte to' the $203,600, but it was nece sary for Mrs. Turner to put up th $22,500 "to show faith" th cfficer said. Mrs. Turner told th officer she returned to her Los A; gelcs : ~ home, drew out the sa ings.and went back to Acapulc Mrs. Turner said she was giv< a draft for $203,600 and told come to Houston, where Ihe thvc vould meet and divide the mone The two men did not appear an :he draft proved to be worthies Winter Storm Slams Into the U. S. Northeast By United Press A furious winter storm which paralyzed parts of the Southwest roared into the nation's heavily- populated Northeast todry with blasts of snow and slset. The vast slorm system laid down an advance barrage which penetrated as far east as New York, \vhere driving rain and poor vis- Police in Eureka and Arcata jibility caused at least eight traffic aid there appeared to be no new' ideal- Skies Vary Welcome Sight ' J By The Associated Press A warming sun and clear skie." in Arkansas today swept most of the ice and snow from bridges s:nd highways in Northwest Arkansas and brought warmth'to other sections of the state caught in Winter's grasp. The stcte Highway Department at Little Rock said there were no fatalities reported during the night and roads were clear for traffic. Fayetleville reported a low temperature reading of 12 degrees. Other low readings were Flippin 19, Gilbert 15, Mountain Home 13, El Dorado 32, Texarkana 25, Walnut Ridge 26, Pine Bluff 25, Little Rock 26 and Fort Smith 23. \ The mercury jr. Hot. Springs fell France Fi ean image to their cities' water sys- ims, which were damagccLyn last .eek's quake. Officers said water ressure appeared to be "normal." "A few minor things happened, .ough " said a Eureka policeman. A fe-v cracks opensd wider and robably some more chimneys fell own.' Only Only Few of Enlisted Men to Get Hikes WASHINGTON (UP) bout 27 per cent of the Army's nlisted men will benefit from the lilitery pay raises President Ei- enhower will submit to Congress ext month. The reason is that no pay boosts vill be given to officers and men aving less than two years serv- ce. But those with longer service vill get raises ranging from 1.23 er cent to 16 per cent. ; Increases will go to about 78 per ent of the Army's officers and o all but an estimated 138,000 Na- al personnel and 200,000 Ar Force men. deaths Rescue crews had freed thousands of motorists who were marooned by six-foot snowbanks in Texas and Oklahoma. But a numbing cold wave was moving into the West and Midwest in the storm's wake. •The winter's first and most vic- tjrjus storm as already bl&mcd for 3 -total of 48 deaths. They included 34 persons killed in traffic, four who froze to death or died of exposure seven who died of heart frttacks or exhaustion, and five \yhc perished in miscellaneous accidents. In addition, the crash of an Air Force flying Boxcar durir.g an .Alabama squall killed nine men. The storm was centered early today ever southeast lower Michigan and forecasters said it would drive with unabated fury to southern Maine by tonight. An ice . slick covered most of Michigan and icy runways halted commercial flights at Wil'.ow Hun airport for more than, six hours Many Detroit streetcars were halted by. ics on overhead wires. Driving sleet and .rain made roads, hazardous, in... central anc The military pay'" .yaise, plus ri| 8httaU. western' Massachusetts; New ^Hampshire ' arid' Maine Vermon New Hampshire state police askec motorists 1o leave their,, r rars .a home and Maine; forecasters ...pro dieted five ib 10 inches of'snoiv by some new "fringe benefits.' 1 will cost the taxpayers about $750,000.'00 a year, but this could be offset fcrgely by the 403,000-man cu tthe President .has ordered in the size of the armed forces. .; . The administration also plans 'to" ask Congress for pay increases for classified civil service workers which will cost about $202,000,000 annually, plus raises for postal workers. The amount of the increase for the postal workers was not specified ,but it will be tied a request the President will nake for an increase in postal rates. The military pay raise is being banned, for men with less than two years service in order to encourage enlistments. The highest raise in dollars would go to major genen.ls with more Than .35 years of service. They would get $145.86 more a month, a 12 per., cent increase. The largest percentag e increase would be for second lieutenants with more than three years service but less than four. Their pay would go up 13 per cent, or $59.28 & month. The smallest increase, 1.23 per cent, or $2.65 a month, would be fore privates first class wif.h more than eight -years' service. The highest pay raise envisioned for enlisted men would go to corporal swith more than eight years service. A corporal with more than one dependent would receiv3 an increase "of 1C per cent_ or $35.52 a month in pay ar.d allowances, The storm dealt its- most- par alyzing blow- at the Southwest l^ere late yesterday , , r e s c u < crews broke, through six-foot drift to rescue thousands p£:, shivering motorists in Texas and ^Oklahoma s'ABlisi^anksiihe^bptiriliiSEa-itofeii trains and bulldozers were used t free the marooned thousands. At least 2,000 persons were res cued in the 100-mile area aroun Wichita Falls, Tex., alone. Betwee Vernon and Seymour, Tex., a he' icopter picked ap five persons in stalled automobile. In Oklahoma where thousand more had been 'marooned, all ma ior highways were reported cleai Many of the stranded motorist had been travelling on route G to attend the Rose Bowl game a Pasadena, Calif. Spa Pioneer Dies at Hot Springs HOT SPRINGS, Edward B. Meoney, 75, a contractor who helped construct this city's first sewer sysrtem and the Army-Navy Hospital died last night following a long illness. Sidewalk Reflections of the Pavement Plato List How to TellWhen You Become Adult By HAU BUYL.E NEW YORK (#1 Sidewalk reflections of a pavement Plato: How can you tell whether you have become an adult or still remain a uhild? Well, there are seme along thi signposts You show definite grown up a shotgun and a hunting coat were missing. f. 12*§* 100's 49c 4* 45cVICKS SALVE ASSQRTEP But Nothing Missing D. C. Whatley notified police yes- You see wrinkles above your eye- well as circles beneath lids as them. You start pondering whom you'd like to leave your money to if you had pny to leave. The kids who vsed, t.0'i rail you "musclehead" have sp,ns, who address you as ''mister,'' " :terday that his grocery store onl You really start planning ;-tJ? fee Highway 4, near Hope City limits,'your dentist cnce a year, your dpc- was entered during the night of pecember 28, but apparently nothing is missing .Enhance w<is gamed tliroii'jh a window of »ho build- tor twice a year. You've acquired three "Dear John" letters from girl,. friends who've fallen for other guys. Ywu learn that the surest &'ig» of a woman's interest in a man is her willingness to lend him money. You can meet an old flame and feej never a twinge of the old heartburn. In fact she honestly locks crumby to you. You, go to your monthly lodgc meeting and somebody nominates you for the office of historian. The laughter., of strangers disturbs you young lovers ceom like fools, and children make you fee unreasonably cranky. You no longer dare ask a prety office secretary to lunch for fear of what the rest of the staff wil' think. You start, breaking into a laugh even before the bc-sr. finishes tell ;n,g a joke. YOU find, yourself arguing tha, no horse could bf greater tbpi Man o'War, and np fighter evpi lived who could whip Jack Dcmp sey in his prime. Continued on Three To Add More Groups to Red List WASHINGTON (UP) Attorne General Herbert Brownell, Jr notified 27 organizations today tha intends to add them to his -lib of subversive organizations o grounds they are Communist-dorr nated. Brownell gave the organizatior 1C days to request a hearing a which they wculd have on eppo .unity to produce evidence to sho\ why ihey should not be designate as subversive. There no are 254 organization including the Communist Part i-rd the Ku Klux Klan on the a lorney general's list. In addition Brownell has said he intends ;uit the National Lawyers Guild o [he list. That case is now pendin in the courts. The list is used primarily t guide government security officia in determining whether or not a government employe is a security risk. The 27 organizations which received notices from Brownell are scattered throughout the country. The organizations listed by Brownell included: Californians for the Bill of Eights, San Francisco. East Bay Peace Committee, Oakland, Calif. The Elsinore Progressive League , League Hall, Elsinore, Calif. ' :' Everybody's Committee to Outlaw War, Los Angeles, Calif. Idaho Pension Union, Coeur d'Alene, Ida. The Independent Party, Sea'ttl-3, Wesh. League for Common Sense, June fenberg chairman, Salt Lake City, Utah. low there. The U.S. Weather Bureau at ittle Rook said today the weather culd 'remain fair this afternoon id tonight with possible cloudi- f.ss and higher temperatures to- lorrow. Arm German Troops Government Mendes-Fra Saved by Several More Witnesses for Accused Slayer BRONKLEY Arkansas Atomic Sub N> Get First Sea Trials By JOHN W. FINNE ;WASHINGTON (UP) Sea trials f the atomic submarine Nautilus •ill begin in January, the Navy iscloscd today.' The trials of the world's first tomic submarine had been schcd- led to begin last October, shortly fter the revolutionary new craft vas commissioned with much fan- are. But red-face-d Navy officials vire forced to postpone the. trial uns after a dock side explosion iisclosed the wrong kind of piping iad been used in the steam system. Workers have spent the past three months, in frantic rechecking and •eplacing of the piping at consid- erijble cbst. but as yet undetermined The Navy said the extensive re- iafr job is now nearing completion -•ncl that the Nautilus will move out to sea under its own power fotnelime in January. The 2,800-ton submarine, built at a cost of more .than $40,000 OUO, will St undergo surface 1 and shallow dive runs; in Long Island Sound, neiir the Groton, Conn., shipyard otglhe ejectric bpat division of General 'Dynamics Corp. where it was built. Later the submarine, which will be able to cruise at unprecedented speeds and ranges under the surface, will be put through deep-sea lests in the Atlantic. Whlie the Navy was admittedly embarrassed over the piping mix- up. Rear Adm. B. E. Manseau deputy chief of the bureau of ships, said that the three-month delay "has not all been lost time. ' ••While replacing the piping, Man- ireau said the Navy has also been ible to work in "many improvements in the design ard steam iant of the submarine." At the same time, Mauscau said the Navy is adopting procedures to "reduce the probability" of such o mixup re-occurring. State police today stepped into the 19-day-old Sue Fuller murder investigation by official invitation. Inspector J. Earl Scrogpin, the department's top criminal investigator came here from Little Rock for a personal look He wns met- here by Sgt. Wyat Patrick from Jonesboro. Last night Brinkley Mayor Jack Cox asked State Police to take ever the investigation into the fatal clubbing of Mrs. Miltoi} Fuller, 25 while she slept early Dec. 33. Scroggin said the State Police couldn't take full charge. That is permitted, he said, only when local Ifiw enforcement breaks down and he added he- thought locla officers had "done the very best they could under the circumstances." Cox in his request for aid spoke of "conflicting statements of additional witnesses." He obviously referred to statements which may tend to support an alibi for Billy Ray Willingham, a' 19-year-old Alabama transient who has made conflicting admissions repudiations in Mrs. Fuller's death. ' Williangham is charged with first degree murder. John F. .Gibson, Willingham's lawyer, "said he yesterday talknc with a Memphis .service station ALC Bills Designed to Get Revenue LITTLE ROCK (UP) The Arkansas Legislative Audit Committee has announced it is starting work en three legislative tills designed to bring in more. revenue while keeping taxes at the present level. The committee, headed by Rep. Weems Trussell of Fordyce, met ere yesterday to hear the final udit reports of the year from hicf Auditor Orval M. Johnson. Three subcommittees were ap- ointed to draft new bills for the 955 general assembly. A proposal by Sen. Ellis Fagan f Little Rock would withhold state nancial aid from those school istricts which do not assess tax- ble property at its .proper valua. Another bill being drafted by Rep. Dick Metcalf of Sharp Coun- y would give the legislative audit- livision authority to conduct aud- ts of the county governments. The minty audits now arc performed y the State Finance Department. tittcndant who saw about the time Mrs.. Willingham Fuller was Diamond Shipmner Taken From Wreck LONDON i UP) A big shipment of diamonds has vanished from the wreckage of. a New York- bound airliner that crashed on Chrsitmas at Pivstwick, Scotland, it was disclosed today. The London Evening News said the missing gems were worth "nearly halt a million pounds ($1,400,000)." The civil aviation ministry said diamonds may have van- the ished from a mail bag aboard the British Overseas Airays Corpora- lion Stratocruiser in which 38 persons died in a flaming crackup early Christmas morning. A minitry spokesman said "it has not been finally established 1hat the diamonds were part of the overseas mail on board the plane. We understand, however, there is concern that diamonds worth many thousands of pounds are missing." Insurance sources said the diamonds vere uncut and bound for New York dealers. They r-aid Lloyd 's of London which already faces a $1.G?0,000 ios.s for the plane itself, also covered the diamond shipment. killed. Brinkley is :about 75 mile west of Memphis. The Dcrmotl, Ark. attorney al ready had turned up'witnesses who isaid Jhey-'Saw the accused i youtl in , a .Memphis" hotel the :morning Mrs. Fuller was fatally clubbed. At Tupelo, Miss., 80 miles south of Memphis, nine persons tol newsmen they saw a man thej identify as Willingham seven p them said they caw the youth thi day the woman died. The othe: two said they saw Willingham tin day after. Brinkley Mayor Jack Cox calle; on the state police to take over tin Investigation which he said has be come complicated with "conflict!!! ftatemenls of additional witness es." State Police Inspector J. Ear Scroggin at Little Rock, said hi department could not afford to as sumeth e responsibility for the in vestigntion, but he said a state po lice investgiator would be sent t assist local officers. Mrs. Fuller was found uncon scious the morning of Dec. 12 b her husband. She had been clubb& with a piece of wcod which cru.shci her skull. She died without regain ing consciousness. A week later Willingham tol officers and newsmen that he wick ed the fatal club. Then, he deniei it to a reporter but, later officer said he signed a statement agai admitting lie killed the woman;' Mrs. Fuller's death v/as fixed b officers as between 4:30 a. m. an 7 a. m. H. F Brown, Memphis servie station employe, told private detec lives and newsmen lhat Willingham was at his station about 0:30 am Dec, 12. W. L. Hall, DeSolo hotel cler and Max Stone porter, said tha Willingham had 'asked directions t Highway 78 the day of the mur cier. QUIET FOR NEW YEAR NEW YOKK (UP) At least one hostelry in the hear tof the Broadway area believes in a quiet New Years Eve. Owner Iivm I^rgjncr of the Hotel Edison §ayg* he's rofuing to rent tiny rooms or suites for parties so his other guests can rlecp the New Year in , ike Gratified •at French Vote AUGUSTA, Ga. (UP)—President Eisenhower today hailed French assembly approval erf' West German re-armament as a "decisive" signpost to world peace. Mr. Eisenhowor, after a series of tense days here at his holiday headquarters, issued a formal statement praising the assembly for holding firm to the Western pattern oj defense against the threat of Russia. - f. "As decisive cooperation supplants age old antabonisms" the President said, "the progr jpects for a general and lasting peace will be definitely in}proved and a 'measure of encouragement may therefore even now be felt by all wlvn are earnestly striving to maintain and improve the unity ajid, of the Tupelo, Miss., residents, Mr.- Continued on Page Two One of the most important he measures was author ied of by It is designed to collect 11 the money due the state in income taxes. Trupsell's measure wou'.d create n three-man tax commission which vould take over the tax reviewing duties of the present state.revenue commissioner. Parents Get Note Asking for $25,000 NEW YORK {/P) a 16-year-old schi peare d last Cf& was eloping have reported rec'elv ing.a note asking $25,000 in'Return for the girl 1 s life. Ur. .and Mrs, t Frank*Berg, of the Bronx, told police the note ar rived yesterday, in an envelope bear ing a Shanks Village, N, Y., post' mark. It read in part: "Of the whereaboutsi of Jacqueline Berg, I would adyise whoever cares about this girl that they co operate with the sender of this 'let ter. She is safe now, but not for long. , ." The note asked that $25,000 be sent to Mr. Frank MacDonald, care d£ General IPpst Office, Shanks Village, N. Y." —in Rockland County, ".. . .If you value her life ypu'U do as you're told and do it promptly.... As soon as I- receive the ransom money I'll release her." The girl, described by the par ents as "conservative and quiet," disappeared after leaving a note saying she had married a neighborhood -boy and wanted to live wlth.him; - Poliee ; -Said the boy was Daniel Braccioditta." of the Bronx, 17-year old apprentice printer. He disap peared dn the same day. Asked by newsmen if she Intend ed to c6Wp'ly,with the ransom note, Mrs. Berg replied, "Where would we get $25,000" Her husband is a $90-a-week tailor, and she is a part- time clerk in a mailing house, she By WILBUR Q t LANO PARIS (UP).—> _ finally approved 'the' pean union which West German tr The vote saved" of Premier Pierr and cleared the V Western front aga Communist aggre The official vqtel France reached li clsion four' year&'d? ernments nfter\lh/ cident to invlte-the* into a defensive/'alliancfeSI Today's vote . 7 into the Western* now will stretch, 1 unl Turkey to the Batttejt! days of and fearful onstrated any alliahce"with-'iits', my. , *"• i* ,', l ij«. Great Britain alread prove the Italian It has gone through/fa ing in the German.Bu. is in various'<stageis*i in the NetherJandsV,ancl Luxembourg 'wjll, app Benelux, ineighb^rs^j 1 Final, approyg early in 1955 certain. , ; It. land f prices, sis of' It'. next May, already ' France. . But the lonjf 'today's vote w of French.>aTs'! On bly W'EU, Eye, said. The girl's newspapers parents asked that and radio stations transmit the following message to Jacqueline: 'Tacqueline, please come home- There is no reason to run away* Everything is forgiven. Dad is ill and wants you terribly," All Around the Town By Th* |t»r Staff The annual March of Dimes drive' officially gets underway Monday. January & '4ml.-. by that timd practically every home in Hempstead will have received a letter with a return envelope, in which to .mail your contributions. , . . Don't throw this letter away! Return it with some money enclosed. . , if you can think of anything more worth* ey than the March of Dimes for Polio we would like to know what it is. ... then we could let you tell it to Jimmy Don Wilson, Jackie Willet, Mickey Lloyd Hollis, Daniel W. Turley, Charles Johnson, Dennis Camp, Phillip Camp and Charlotte Goad. . . all yqung. 1954 victims of polio in Hempstead who were and are being taken care of by our contributions to the March of Dinies. . . and our contributions were not enough, not by several thousand dollars. . .so return those envelopes with a sizeable contribution. pie of day to go. Chief of Police Clarence Baker's year end report shows some 1.J89 Awing 1954 wW» a traffic violations and wrecks. ma.ke up rnore tfiah 50;jper cent of the pplice work; . . the breakdown: Traffic Violations 509 Wrecks 144 Driving Intoxicated ..' 44 Liquor Violations 48 Drunkenness 204 Assault and Battery and Disturbing' the Peace . . ..180 Other Conviction? 53 Total l,18f)> H, P. Robertson, pollector of de linquent (axes', reminds auto owners that they myst exhibit persona] tax receipts before tb.ey can $et J955 automobile tags, . , the Revenue office |s on the first flop? <4 the Courthouse and Mr, Robert* son's office is on the fSCS»v4. - • Incidentally wilj b? closed Saturday Year's instead, came J a, by a vote' of'<28(^ ' Momentarily ^t7ft same French assejnbly,'- the 'European^Pefensff <V. (EDO had, done' iKaga: put Mendes-Frapce^, strategist in' The^'tatr Continued on.;Page:? Ike / > f i- Abroad hower day to.be Wfirly request to Congress • three, billion dollars: nfi, ***«»« Jy nations, aboa.cd+.< ~Such an'snjoipt would*,] ly more than thy* Congress provided grants, louns^arjd 1 ' to more than 40 friehj ments, " " President will unveil the' new 4Jf gi budget mes.s4g<|' Jan, 17,' officials. -, reported * ' jgq agencies should b> tween 3 a State, Treasury > and partments and the f tic-ns Administration/, spe'^ to agree wth}n ( tbe- nj a. firm figure .and als.0- where the mpjiey cated by region^, Any request fpy lars or more >»< critical sprutirty eight i trimmed years, and...... jnembers haye 4 gald, jjtfc pose _any ne$ ' aid, :fel&

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