Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 14, 1954 · Page 1
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.fr/fiii'i * Vf~ Cclfe^M^S ,1' '!:-'&H*oflF * y i*./*-- 3S-Aj«-6 ; ^ i *&»r-!?& :>S To City Subscribers: If you fail to get your Star please telephone 7-3431 by 6 p. in. and a special carrier will deliver your paper ^^^^^^^^^H ^^pHH^^ ^^^^_l^^^^ . _^^|^fc^_ Star WftM f,v>, , ,«t v 44? hour-peri 55TH YEAR: VOL, 55 — NO. 76 Star 6f Hop* 1*99, Prtn Consolidated tan. It, If It HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 14,1954 M*mb*rt TM AttotfaUd P«B I Audit SoNatt of Cl»«ulatl6rt» Av. N*f Paid Cltel. < Me*. tndln* S*»t. 18, 1*Si — 1,244 ?4» »? ER .7~' I V m 2 d ? itohie ' , eft > a key witness In the 1948 attempted mUrder of CIO president « «h uth ° r ' s ™ ile s feebly from police oar returning him to Detroit. His wife, right, looks down- Wednesd NEA r T S |° n h t *° *** her husband - The P air surrendered to Preston police early Contract Let on 29 South of Lewisville LITTLE ROCK (IP) — The Arkansas Highway Commission today received apparent low bids totaling $1,443,338 on nine road and bridge construction jobs, including paving; of Highway 70 between Little Rock and the Saline County line; A total of 107 bids were submitted on tho projects. The jobs by counties with apparent low bidders'and amount of the bids' follow: St. Francis and Lee-counties —v 11.44 miles of grading, gravel base and one bridge on the Wheatley- Marianna road, Highway 78- Pardue and Humphries, Memphis, $150,870. Lafayette — 9,2 miles of asphalt- ic hot mix surface course • on the v Lewisyille-Bradlcy- roadi HighW^y^ Stamps, $121,811.' ' %iw-^>'" "'' Ncvivda — U miles of'gravel surfacing on the Rosston-East road, Highway 4; Mississippi Valley Construction Co., Par'agould, $19,754, • Pulaski — 8.8 miles of concrete pavement on the new Little Rock- Bcnton road, Highway 70, from the Saline County line to Little Rock; Ben M. Hogan Co., Little Rock, 8855,349. Prairie — 21.9 miles of gravel surfacing on the DCS Arc-West road and DeValls Bluff - South road, Highway 38; Graves Brothers, Pino Bluff, $53,048. ,.-. BESTOWSpMEDAL — Pres. Eisenhower bestows Medal of Honor upon First Lt. Edward R. Schow«lter, Jr., Meteaire. La., for heroism in''Korea in ceremonies in Washington. — NEA Telephoto. iistrialK -\ Group Names New Officers Hope Industrial Coporation held its annual stock-holders meeting in the Chamber of Commerce office Monday at 7:30, The group Clark — 10.06 miles of grading I fi elected C. C. Spraggins Chairman of the stock-holders . and he opened the meeting for norriina- and gravel base on the Murfrecs- bpro-Arkadelphia road, Highway 26; . W. C. Burrow Co., Malvern, $97,500. Dallas — 11,8 miles of gravel surfacing on the Delark-Sparkman road, Highway 7; Lynwood Smith, Lake Village, $7,351. Clark — 8.8 miles of gravel surfacing on the Okolona-Terra Noir Creek road, Highway 51; Steinberg Construction Co., Tulsa, $14,303. Mississippi — 5 miles of gravel surfacing on selected sections of the Number Nine-Hoffman road, ing of directors. The follow- dircctors were elected: Roy' Highway $7,286. 150; Graves Brothers, Mercury in Slow Climb, Heavy Rain by The Associated Press general rains last night and early today started temperatures on a slow climb, ending a pold wave that covered Arkansas Vith sub-freezing mercury readings for the p-ist four days. Last night, freezing rain fell in the northern section of the state, halting bus travel because of icy highways. However, . two major carriers reported that runs into the northwest and northern portions of the - state would be resumed early today. Arkansas State Police said that ice still clung to highways in the Fort Smith, Harrison and Clarksville areas. However, police sajd that warmer weather today probably would clear up the roads. Continental and Missouri Pacific bus lines cancelled runs to Harrison last night but both companies said service was resumed ea'rly today. ' Greyhound said, however, that it did not send out it:, early morning bus from Little Rock to Fort Smith. The U. S. Weather Bureau at Little Rock said sleet fell in many areas of the north, sticking to trees and roads. No snow was reported. Heaviest rain in, the state for the :'.4-hour per'od ending at 6:30 a.m. today was } 08 Inches at Au- Other heavy 'rainf&Us Included: City, .93 of an inch; Nash- .80;, JesseYjlJe, .83; p,ard<m- ' Anderson, Jack Lowe, B. W. Edwards, Lloyd Spencer, Lyle Brown Albert Graves, and C. C. Spraggins. Ron DuVal, of the Shanhouse Company made a brief report on the company's operation to the stock-holders. Treasurer Lloyd Spen cer made a report of the receipts and disbursements for the past- year and the stock-holders meeting adjourned. The Board of Directors then' were called into session and the following officers were elected: C. C.. Spraggins president, Albert Graves treasurer. The Board directed the president to instruct K. G. Mafr Pldntted to Kill 7 Court Judges WARREN, Pa. (UP) —An electrician who pumped two fatal bullets into a judge during a court session and then shot himself may have planned to kill seven Superior Court judges, it was revealed today. A susp.ected "revenge list" was investigated as the slayer, Norman Moon, 26, lay critically wounded with a self-inflicted bullet wound in the neck. He turned his .45 caliber pistol on himself at the end of a 10-mile chase by state police yesterday, after he shot Judge Allison D. Wade, 51, in the letter's courtroom and fled. Deputy Suerpiov Court Protho- notary Helen Steel said in Pittsburgh that Moon came to her Jan. 4 and demanded the names and address of seven Superior Court judges who refused his sppeals Okays Trading of Non-War Goods With Russia By FRANK O'BRIEN WASHINGTON W)— Secretary of Commerce Weeks says "it- ha been, and still is" this govern ment'r policy to. permit trade in non-strategic goods with Russia and her satellites in Europe, In a report, to Congress which may signal a naw effort at easing United Stales-Russian tension Weeks stressed that trade with Rec China at.d North Korea is totally banned. His quarterly report on expor trade controls — which laid new emphasis on an old policy —came just after word leaked-out that the Commerce Department is weighing an application front a U. S. ax porter for permission to buy goV ernment-owned crop surpluses to resale to Russia and a Soviet satellite. Dwayne Andreas, an official", ,Yo'l Honeymead Co. at Mankato, Minn., a soybean milling firm, acknowledged he was the exporter. Andreas said in an interview he "camp across an Inquiry" a month ago for U. S. -vegetable oil and butter. Andrecs* attorney, Milton S. Gould of New York City, said in an. interview that: 1. Ru r sia wants butter and Czechoslovakia- oil. wants cottonseed 2. A Swiss - firm Gould would- not name advised Andreas of the po tential market, indicating that as Continued on Page Five Ridgdillin Race for Hemp Treasurer ii 8? four School Board Positions on March 20 Ballot JPour posts on Hope School Dis trict 1-A will be on the March 2 School election ballot and one candi date for each position has already filed, Incumbents Sam McGill. Post No 1, and Cliff Brldgers, Post No. 3 seek re-election for three yea terms. Mrs. C. C. McNetll seeks a one-year term for Post No. 4, and Syvelle Burke a 3-pear term fo Post No. 2. Mrs McNeill and Mr. Burke were appointed to fill the unexpired term of J. M. Duffle and Sid McMath Who resigned. India to Return Prisoner^ to Their Captors By William C. Barnard PANMUNJOM (#>> — Indian Lt. Sen. K. S. Thimayya announced oday that India's custodial troops will return unrcpatriated Korean Var prisoners to their Allied and Communist captors next -Wednes- dap morning — nearly three days before their scheduled release as civilians. In letters to the Red and Allied ommands, Thimayyn said India icting alohe, would return the cap- ives — as 'prisoners, not civilians — "as the only correct and lawful" and peaceful course open. Indian troops hold in Korea's de- militaried one more than 22,000 Vorth Koreans and Chinese who were captured by the Allies and who have refused to return to heir Red-ruled homelands, and 21 Americans, 1 Briton ; and 325 South Cpreans who refused repatriation rom Red capicity. By John Randolph ;?ANMUNJOM (ff) — Allied , rind Communist liason officers met to- -yMn an effort to get the stalled ejiminary Korean peace talks ling again, 'but they agreed only nt - 6/ficjaf enneth Young said the meetings light- continue "for a. week", or >." « -" ^ The Communists proposed that e talks to, v set up a peace confer- nce resums Saturday and flatly refused to discuss condition reopening the discussion. The Reds also turned down Hamilton to make an audit of tho from a wife support payment or Corporations books as of the close of 1953 and that a copy of the receipts and disbursements each stockholder. be mailed to Execution by burning was not abolished in England until 1790. der issued by Judge Wade. The judge ordered Moon, in 1952, to pay his estranged wife, Janet, $30 a week for support on grounds he had deserted her. Jud?e Wade prepared to sentence Moon for failure to observe the order when the shooting occurred. Washington Is a Puzzle But Perhaps That's Because the People There Are Puzzling Py HAL BOYLE WASHINGTON Wl — What in the world is Washington, D. C.? Most great citids of earth you can peel like an orange and gst at the heart and pulp of them. They give even the most casual visitor a definite feeling. New York Is a tower Paris is a beating pulse, and the eyes of a new love telling old lies Naples is a song in the night' and bread crumbs on a tablecloth. Lonlon is stolid courage in a fob ... Shanghai is mystery and poverty that smiles at its own misery Calcutta is a naked beggar pleading for alms beneath the shade of a Vctoian monument . . . Berlin is a question mark, saluting itself Bombay is a tired mongoose fighting a bored cobra, whijo each waits for the Point Four program to give it a better way of life . . '. Athens is a blue sky and anti%e stones and ivlno with a resin taste, ^usj as it tasted when Socrates, drank it jtgo Yes, most great citjes are § definite feeling. But what in the ton was able to sleep-better near here than he was at Vally Forge, But what else? I have come here many times, but .ill I get from it is a feeling of puzzlement. To. me it is a vast jig-saw puzzle made up of thousands of sights and impressions, but I have never been able to fit them into a pattern, and I am be ginning tp doubt if there is a permanent one. This is a political city, and the only permanent thing in American politics is the next election. Every once in a while I have a feeling I'd like to go out to the Lincoln Memorial and ask, "Mr. Lincoln, tell me about this place." But I'm afraid Ihe only answer would be a. sigh. A,ftei all, they shot Lincoln here. Whit in the world is Washington, D. C.? Well, }t isn't America any niore than New York is ... It is a mass of officials kneeling wjtjf Jhelr ear to, the ground, and encb, one pering nerVoujiJy, tp : his nsMfbbar, "What are fee. •"•° oci ~««*= «"»«' n .Dwight Ridgdill The Star was authorized today to announce' the candidacy, of Dwight Ridgdill, for the office of Hemp- steal County Treasurer. In his announcement Mr. Ridgdill said; "I am a native of Hope, the son of Mrs. John Ridgdill and the late John W. Ridgill, former tax assessor of Hempstead and Chief of Police of Hope. I am 45 years of age and reside with my wife, the former Mildred Toland, at 507 South Washington Street. "I graduated from Hope High School in 1926, attended Draug- ban's School of Business at Little Rock in 1937. Following graduation from high school I worked with the old Arkansas Bank and Trust Co. as a bookkeeper until 1935. I was self employed as bookkeeper and accountant from 1935 until 1949, with time out attending the business school. In 1949 I started working for Henry Watkins and Son, local cotton buyers and shippers where I am rtow' employed for U. N. suggestion that the liason meetings be secret. U. S. Envoy Arthur H.. Dean broke off the preliminary talks Dec. 12 when the Communists accused the United States of conniving with South Korea Jin the release of 27,000 anti-Comiinunist Korean War prisoners. •',. Dean said he would return to the . conference table only after 1 the Communists withdrew their charge of perifidy. as bookkeeper. In 1951 I was elected alderman of Ward Two and my term expires the end of this year. J am a member of the First Methodist Church, secretary of the Century Bible Class and a 30-year member of Bois 'd Arc Camp 28, "Woodman of the World. "Any records that need auditing can best be kept by someone with experience in auditing and accounting and. I feel that with my more than US years experience in bookkeeping, accounting and general office work that I am well qualified to Treasurer, serve as County "Your vote and support will be greatly appreciated and if I am elected as your treasurer, I promise to give you courteous and efficient service at aU times." MJSS GOLDEN ROOL -... TO .... Miss Golden Royal tp Yisif Kroger's Midwest Company's Jittje Miss JoWen Royal wjU app£a> jn person at tjie 10,93.} JJrp.gej gfo/e all Brother of Hope Woman Killed in Train-Auto Wreck Texarkana — Robert Joe Sooter 23, was killed late Wednesday when a pickup truck which he was driving skidded into thq path of a west-bound Cotton Belt freight" train, two miles west of Terarkana. According to investigation the pickup skidded onto the tracks after the driver had tried in vain to stop it, Sooter was pulled from the truck by two unidentified men as gasoline spurted over the wreckage. Shortly after the area was a mass of flames. He was rushed to a Texarkana hospital but died enroute. Firernen from Texarkana put out the blaze. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Sooter of Texarkana, three sisters, Mrs, Edith Honeycutt of Hope, Mrs. Ruth Jones and Miss June Sooter of Texarkana, and a brother, J. W. Sooter of Texarkana. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m.'Friday at Spring Hill Baptist Church. Burial will be at Spring HUl. Ike Calls for Addiii ^fe '•••• A tt ^^ A ^^^ ,1 **;?*<.• Social Security Bene ^^^ • .- ^^ ^ ^^^ ,. i ^'"3 A,,.* Group Favors Ta* Dividend Income Measure Aired by Committee WASHINGTON !*> — The House Ways and Means Committee tbday approved sharp cuts In personal income taxes on Income from dividends. Experts said the revenue loss would be 240 million dollars ;he first year and up to one bil- lon when the program takes lull effect. The proposed changes would apply to some four million persons who receive income from dividend. About one third o? those would be relieved of any taxeb at all on .heir dividend income. This was tne second major step anounced in a complete overhaul of tax laws launched by the com mittce yesterday. The first agree ment would prpvide 50 million dol ars in tax savings for about 700, 000 single heads of households. Democrats were reported to hav< •aised some opposition today to he proigram o frelief for divideni recipients. The pioposed new law, provides hat individuals pay no income axes on -dividends up to $30 *tn nually received in the ,taxabli fears ending from next July o Aug. 1, 1955. For taxable years ending after Aug. 1, 1955, individuals? Would pay no income taxes on diylderijls.' re elved up to $100. « s ln tho first year, Jack Sutton, } An outstanding lay worker jn the Qhrlstian Men's Fellowship' will speak at the First Christian Church of Hope' Moriday, January' 18,' ' a 7:30 tfc f taxpayers would be allow-Jd to deduct "ftopr ' he.ii; t . f Thi? ' iivideno^^ncome. Thi? ;r>wouwM>»IS ncreased'Ho 10 pei'^cen^ ftfe? sec] nd y«ar and 15 per cent the'third •ear, - ' The doducl'ion is from tho 5 actual ax payment the taxpayer 1 would ace under present law 1 — not from is income to which'tax rates 'are ppliad. This, in effect', a much arger percentage of dividend in- ome would be free of taxes. Arkansan Pilot of Plane in Which 16 Died WARREN (JP) — Ira E. Broome, r,, 33, pilot of, the four-engine 'hillipmes Airline plane that crashed today atyRome, killing all 16 persons aboard, was a native of Warren. Broome, son of I. E. Broome, Sr., a Warren insurance man, entered the U, S, Air Force immediately after graduating from high school here. He rose to the rank of major during World War II, ' The plot joined Philippines. Airlines about eight years ago, serving in Manila and Honolulu before becoming chief pilot at Rome, His widow is the former Mary Dix of Banks, Ark. Her 'family now live in Michigan. Besides his widow and his father, Broone also is survived by a brother and a sister. ROME (ff> •— A smoking fourren- Continued on Page Three . ..- m. He is Jack'A, Sutton Jr.. United Christian Missionary Society's natipnal field director o: men'S'W9rk. The C. M. F.' extend an nvltptlon to all churches anc the general public to hear Mr Sutton. Farm Loans Available in Thr;ee Ty^ Three types of loans' >were'jist ed ye's^erday" by' W. 1 ' County Supervispr , Homi , Administration' as'<pai?ticular,-adp ted 1o, help f armors, 'anoT-andisto'cH men ineet their credit', needs {lot feeds seed/, HvestooklWquhpmen and other operatin ^-<---— •- «**•- pointed''but that otheip' }yp$f ^of credit r aita,bl/^o«farme^Mi| ion rand e ie'rei»- iA '- W lomic,' me ~ A " far !**Hfc wsrt ter6 f '. Mr,' Sparks j »s t,he v three Hyp^es . loans best "suited to the needs , of the largest number of farmers in this county. / J 1 * 1 Through the operating loan program, farmers may borrow to'bti> leeds such as corn,' hay, Cottonseed meal and any other kind-'ot available feed. Loans are .made Jiroughi r the local county 'FHA. of- 'ice <to r 'farmers and ' stockmen whoso proposed operations, are on a sound basis.' The funds supplement, but do not t compete" with, other local credit. Operating loans otaling $27,025 have been ^mad'e for all purpose? in this county since July 1, Special livestock loans are available to buy' feed and h'ajr, obtain pasture facilities replace livestock to normal levels, "and" tahan* die other needs brought about by drought conditions, The^e* loans are restricted to established proi ducers of cattle and are „ to» help 'armers carry on normal livestock production father than for 'expert sion of operation, , 4 „ This county has been designate4 for production as well as ecinomlc disaster Joans because* of drought conditions that have caused produce ion Ulises and unfavorable ^credit conditions which have made emet. ;ency credit necessary in many ifi stances for continued farm operation. Other types of loans named by he (Farmers Home Adminlstrat- on provide credit for buying and mproving eficient arm buildings. farm? and Negro Pleads Guilty to Robbery, Gets Seven years Hempgtead Curcuit Judge .„„ Brown sentenced Roscoe Polite, Negro, to seven years in the State Pentitentiary yesterday following the defendant's plea of guilty to robbery. Polite was charged with entering and robbing J, A. Hogue at the, letter's grocery store near Verger sphool the night of January 9, Th,e court is in session today set ting cases for trial next week? The regular January term opens Mqnday, Good charcoal does nc-t leave three per cent ash t , All Around the Town By Th« Star Staff TWP Springhill, La. oilmen R, J. Montgomery and D, D. Davis are getting up a 800 acre block Jn Section 7-12, about five miles east of Patmos with the intention of drilling for oil as soon as the block is completed , . . the leases are being- given free and the location is near the old Jones Well which was ed back in the 1920's. Poetical talk, it seems, picks names put of a hat and many times a fellow not even interested in any race finds himself running for pffice . according to rumors, that is . . .50 Mayor John L. Wilson said today; "Contrary to rumor I am not at thjs time, nor have I been, a for Prosecuting Attorney, honored Mayor have this f ¥f 44«i>£4 1 *V^m - l»*y far A I f«i y otw cm, ffi^wa m ; hnanAla c Knf ,\ wnan'' y,^ 1 I of f corned, •T/Sgt. John W. Piqkard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geprge E. Piqkard, Bodcaw, has peen awarded a,Gpmx mendation Ribbon io Korea t < |pjp "conduct and performance qf, duty with the U, S. Air Force." ; , . Mp#. and Mrs, Pickard are expectipg their son hgme within a few weejc?,' brackeVt At p/cse , w income .is .'taxed.',: year werif 1 xtp -to; been , . In-a, special <mcSSfge ti ypropjwnUfryVL, xsi&Mem. jte; K «S!^ Word comes frpm Cjmdejj, Mr and Mrs, Buddy Stttte j*p the proud parent! of an eight pound one ounce baby, gjr) born Wednesday prpud grandparents sye \yJth a second without oppogit^n p»d yeava to sepye 'Jn, ff)is honor W,e ,by foe, peoJe •" ^ thought

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