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To City Subscribers: If you fail fo get your Star please telephone 7-3431 by 6 p. m. and a special carrier will deliver your paper. WEATHEft Arkansas — sionfil rain, colder tohght Experiment Staltdh M-hour-period endlftg Saturday High 60, LoAV 35TH YEAR: VOL. 55 — NO. 77 Star of Hop* 1199, Prm 1»" ConjolldaUd Juii. II, 1»» HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 16,1954 Meftiber: thn AtMctotcd Pr«« & Audit Bureau of ClfculaHoni Av. Net Paid Cite). « Mot. Ending Sept. 30, 1953 — 3,246 L S. Arming •erman Forces ;By ELTON C. FAY [WASHINGTON Iff) The United ates isarming its forces in Gery with guided missiles capa- nf carrying atomic warheads of miles into Red-held tor- Mi The Air Force announced tersely ,|.;;j!6st night that it will send two jlfiilotless bomber sciuadrons to Ger- Jatfhany.this year. No details were iiffiven. S/JS This move seemed to fit into |$pasic U. S. strategy defined by '"• j?cretary of State Dulles in a New Jerk spcch Tuesday and affirmed ffby President Eisenhower at his Ifjnews conference the next day. ||; This strategy, Dulles said, is gbased on "massive retaliatory |powcr" to deter Soviet aggression. In this connection, the decision |to augment the fire powe of Amer- |ican forces helping defend Westd tern Europe immediately raised |a question: * Would this mean fewer Ameri- |m troops in Europe? "No, not in itself," Secretary of pipcfense Charles E. Wilson told re- |Kporters yesterday. He didn't say ;|more. §V The two squadrons bound for ^Germany will be equipped with B61 llMatador missiles. These have been mass production at the Balti- |J:norc plant of the Glenn L, Margin Co. for more than a year. The Air Force did not disclose number.of missiles in a squad- Sn, but it is believed several hun- •i dred may be allotted to each. f Bu comparison, a squadron of jet I fighters numbers about 25 planes. The Matador is the first offensive | guided rr.issile to bp turned over to a tactical unit of the - United '. States arrnnd forces. Other, such missiles with greater sed and I widier range are being designed or i are undergoing tests. Compromise on Treaty Making Sought By JACK BELL WASHINGTON iff] — Sen. Fergu- jgn v'R-Mich) renewing today ef- Brts to find-a compromise on the Scnatc-splittin proposal to -limit treaty-making powers, said he doubts legislation would accomplish \yhnt most proponents want. Ferguson said in an interview he believes most of the support for a constitutional amendment proposed by Sen. Bricker (R-Mich) "comes from pccple who dor't want any! more Yaltas'." But Ferguson said he doubts any Institutional amendment could head off possible future presidential agrements such as those made by Franklin D. Roosevelt when he met during World War II in the Soviet city wiith the late Premier Stalin and Primo Minister Churchill of Britain. "I don't believe you can cure a situation such as that which ex isted at Yalta," Ferguson said. "That was a case where • the « ad of our government acted with- t making a treaty or an executive agreement. Deputy Fired in Whiping Case LITTLE BOCK Iff) — A Pulaskl County deputy sheriff accijsed of pistol-whipping a Negro while questioning him has been fired. Sheriff Tom Gully said today he had discharged Deputy Joe West, 33, as the result of the attack on Charley Clare at Galloway, Ark. Clare was cut on the. head when he was hit by West's pistol, the sheriff said. No charges will be filed against the discharged officer, since Clare's condition is not serious. Gulley said West hit Clare after questioning him about a package he wis carrying. He said West was off duty at the time of the attack. AT&T Nel 1 Income Sets a Record NEW YORK '/PI — The giant Amer ; can Telephone & Teleraph Co., who&e Bell system companies operate four-fifths of the nation's telephones, today reported a rec- Wd net income of $421,060,000 in 1953. /t This was equivalent to $10.31 a share and compared with net income of $358,493,204 — or $10.09 a share — on fewer shares for 1952. Russians Claim Perennial Wheat LONDON iff)—Moscow radio said fiflay Soviet scientists have developed a perennial wheat which yields year after year without re- seeding. The broadcast said the wheat, developed at the Georgian Academy bf Sciences in Tjbjlisi, was first planted four years ago. "Since then harvests have been gathered each year and a fifth harvest is expected from it this year," the radio quoted Prof, Vladimir Meiiabdeh, an academy offl- "*' " Killer of Three Still Sought LEXINGTON, Miss, (ffl —Baffled ; officers and volunteers continued [their search today fpr a Negro sharpshooter whp killed thre men yith a .22 rifle. 'jjfjjcej? think that S{5-yearro}d Ed "f&i i«i m a tiveUqjiarj? Egypt Regime Arrests 450 of Opposition CAIRO. Egypt Iff) — Arrests mounted to 450 today in the government crackdown on the outlawed Moslem Brotherhood. A communique from President Mohammed Naguib's 'Revolutionary Council accused the fanatical political-religious organization of conniving with both the Communists and the Briish, and with plotting a co u n 11- r r evolution against Naguib's regime. The communique said the brotherhood, which claimed a membership of two million at the height of its power in Egypt, conspired with the Communists for the purpose of fomenting disorder in this strategic Middle East country. Representatives of the brotherhood also were charged with making secret. contacts . with the British resulting in a weakening of Egypt's position in "tne lengthy negotiation? over the future of the vital Suez Canal zone. The government dropped the ax on the brotherhood Wednesday, or derin,? it dissolved and its assets confiscated. Of the 450 arrested, only 20 have been set free. How many might face trial before a revolutionary court ; was not disclosed. Lt. Col. Anwar el Sadat, one of the members of the Revolutionary Council now running Egypt, summoned newsmen to a special conference early today to detail the charges against the brotherhood. He had faced trial during the regime of the deposed King Farouk on charges of being a brotherhood supoorter. The communique' charged C. M. Crewoll, British minister to Cairo, and Treffor E. Evans, Oriental counsellor at the British Embassy, had met with Harsan El Hod- eiby, the deposed head of the brotherhood, and other of its big officials. The communique said El Hodei- by and the other leadeis discussed British prrticy :m the Suez negotiations and this made it more difficult to get the British to come to terms for removal of their troops from the Suez Canal zone. The British Embassy said it had no comment. British sources remarked, however, there would be nothing extraordinary or unusual in their diplomatic representatives explaining the British point of view to anyone who might request it. The communique cra.vged the brotherhood with setting up three organizations to spread sedition againnt the Naguib regime. One worked among army officers, another among noncommissioned pev- sonnsl and the third among the police, the communique said. Observers saw Nagiu'o's move against the brotherhood as reflecting his confidence that the present regime lests on firm foundations. Governments under King Farouk moved cautiously against the brotherhood. Saadist Premier Mahmoud Fahmy Nokrasky Pasha bannsd the brotherhood Dec. 8, 1948, for terrorist moves. He was assassinated by one of its members less than three weeks later. Four in Family Die in Blaze »v .... 5i Spencer, Tenn. —A father, mother, daughter and grattdson fjurned to death when fire caused iy a gasoline explosion destroyed eir five-room rural home near ^erc yesterday. *The victims were Landon D. Hale, 49, his wife, Roshie, 43; their Daughter, Mrs. Willie Simmons, 27, and her son, Landon 4. 5'Halo's brother Charles, who was the living room at the time, aid his brother "had got Some jasoline to fill up the gas-operated. arnily washing machine and set on the kitchen table. The explosion followed almost immediate- iy." •- Flames quickly enveloped the ffame house,, preventing rescue attempts. RIRTHDAY PREVUE—Dr. Francis E. Townsend, who will be 87 on JaiC 13, 1954, will be honored by birthday parties at hundreds of Townsend Plan clubs throughout the nation. The elderly physician, who founded the Townsend Plan for pensioning people over 60 at a rate in excess of present Social Security payments, is -seen here slicing a birthday cake at Cleveland, Ohio, where the Townsend Plan, now in its twenty-second year, has national headquarters. Dr. Townsend is being-assisted by well-wishers, Wayne Bosau, 8 (-right), anoVEobert Bosau, 6. rHighlights bf Congress First Week f*WASHINGTC)N ' Iff) — The warm recepcion given to President Eisenhower's social security, proposals b'y both Democratic and Republi- cdn lawmakers indicates smooth passage through Congress. tThe President yesterday recom- mjendod a six-point program,.! included extension of benefits' to another I0y 2 million people, bigger monthly payments and other lib- er-lizations. ' ' Ministers in Deadlock os ParleyNears BERLIN .W) — The Big Four foreign ministers' conference bumped into a. deadlock today — 11 days before the party ..-.Was".'due to start. Unable trf- i agre-e'*8n i r'sites in Berlin for the parley, Allied and Russian representatives a s ke d their home governments what to do. A State Department spokesman in Washington, said the United States dici not believe the deadlock would postpone tl:e conference beyond the Jan. 25 target opening date, but there was speculation in political circles here that the Russians were preparing to torpedo the meeting. Despite the glum outlook, there was no indication of any change in plans of U. S. Secretary of State Dulles to arrive here Jan. 22 for pro-conference talks with British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and French Foreign Minister eorges Bidault. Reports from the East indicated Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov still is expected Jan. 23. A senior Allied official here said the past week's lour meetings of Berlin comma ndants of the four powers involved 37 hours of wrangling and were a "waste of time. Woman Electrocuted in Auto Wreck NORTH LILE ROCK W — An automobile knocked down a utility pole here early last night and the woman driver was electrocuted moments later as she stepped out of the car. Police said Mrs. Barney L. Elias, 35-year-cld mother of three, apparently came in contact with a "live" 6,6460-volt electric wire which fell across the automobile when the pole was broken off. A witness said the woman stepped from the automobile, put her hand on the ejde of the vehicle and then fell. Electrical current had to be turned off before the body could be moved. Mrs. Elhas was alone. The accident occurred on North Main Street, the customary route to the Park Hill section cf North Little Rock, where she lived. Survivors include her husband, a general contractor; her children Brother ajj.d Ike Confers With Atomic Policy Aides By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON Iff) — President Eisenhower called advisers on atomic policy into conference today, presumably to discuss negotiations with Russia for the creation of an international pool of atomic resources for peaceful use. Summoned to meet at the White Housa were Secretary of Stale Dulles, Chairman Lewis Strauss cf the Atomic Energy Commission, Secretary of Defense Wilson and White House Aide C, D- Jackson. The White House announced last night that the meeting would be held but gave no official word on the subject of discussion. However, the- major reject of the United States government ou international aspects of atomic policy at this time is to enlist Soviet cooperation in the pool plan proposed by President Eisenhower, Wife Named to Succeed Husband LITTLE ROCK (ffl *- Gov. Francis Cherry 'yesterday announced appointment of Mrs.' Virginis Gist of Helena as Phillips County tax assessor to succeed her late husband, Bogan Gist.. Cherry appointed D.F. C. G. Melton of Fayette/ijje tc the Board of Trustee? of the Huntsvllle Vo- catipiU School to succeed Gus Ai Edso'i of Springdaje. He renpppinted Loute Ramsey of Pine Wutf to the Bqard of Trustees, pf Atkansas AM$N College; Hamilton McNeil pj P.jae Bluff to fofi» ?j ~ a \ ytnnntx Congress to Quickly Okay SS Measure By CHARLES F. BARRETT bo WASHINGONtlff) — Congress appeared set" today lo •'' dent Eisenhower's plea for • biggex v benefits arid more taxes under a social security system covering almost the entire population. Sledom, in fact, has^a White HpVse message on such a vast and controversial subject produced so little vocal dissent as the .program sent to the Capitol yesterday on Old Age and Survivors' Insurance. House Speaker Martin (R-Mass) gave this appraisal today: "There isn't any question but that this Congress will enact legislation substantially carrying out the President'", picgram." A key Democratic leader, asking not to be quoted by name, said, "You can bet your bottom dollar that few Democrats will oppose it." Chairman Reed (R-NY) praised the program and said his House Ways and Means Committee will go to work on it, probably in early March. . Reed, who has fought the Pres- dent on other points and who has opposed plans of past Democratic administrations to liberalize social securiety introduced two bills to carrp out Eisenhower's proposals One bill embraces the main proposal for extending coverage, raising benefits and increasing from $3,600 to $4,200 the individual income Irnit on which the 2 per cent social security tax would apply. The other would put into effect what is expected to be the more controversial part of the presidential program — revision of federal contridutions to states for direct relief to persons not cc vered, including some needy aged, blind disabled persons and dependent children. Reportedly Reed divided the leg islation' so that, if opposition makes it necessary, so clr.l securty expansion can be pushed without becoming involved in any fight over the welfare program, Bellhop in Kidnap Case Gets 3 Years KANSAS City., (fP) — Trying to cash in on thkidnaping of 6-year- old Bobby Greenlease will cost Edward Eugene Long, 21, three years in a reformatory. Judge John R. James imposed that penalty yesterday after Long pleaded guilty to a charge of blackmail. Long, then a hotel bellhop, sent a note to millionaire auto dealer Robert C. Greenlease demanding $10,000 ransom after reading in a newspaper Sept. 29 that Gren- lease's son had been kidnaped the previous day. He was not involved jn the actual kidnaping. A record sum, $600,000, subsequently • was paid to Carl Austin Hall and Mrs. Bonnie Brown Heady the HWnappers wftg hadn't already killed gobby. fay were an,d St. Lawrence—A possible-filibuster confronts the Senate as -Sen. John Marshall Butler (R 7 Md) sets himself to speak "at grea t length" against the proposed St. Lawrence seaway project. JMeany/hile, Senate backers of legislation to authorize U. S.' participation with Canada in building the seaway claim growing strength a'nd ultimate victory. The issue cuts acnss party lines. Deadline on Peace Talks SefbyRhee By WILLIAM C. BARNARD SEOUL M •— President Syngman Rhee today set an April deadline for the peaceful unification of Korea and warned that "We will not sit back and wait until we are sold out," An official government spokesman lain 1 , issued a statement modifying the aging President's warning. Rhee told a news conference Century Class to Observe 8th Year The Century Bible Class Will observe Us eighth birthday with a special program at the First Methodist Church during the' regular class hour Sunday morning. Earl Clifton of Camden, O. A. Graves and C, V. Nutm Jr., will appear o» the program. Special recognition will be given the founders of the class. A large crowd is expected. lalaries—A special commission 'set >. up by Congress recommends thjjt'senators .and House members * volje 'tjjemselves a 4 ay'raise, n^-"^—'-- preliminary Korea peace talks cast! that 180 days after the start of Oct.. 26 South Korea will be "free to take our own active good, bad or indifferent." This would ' make the deadline April 23. Rhee reiterated cthe 180-day warning three times during the news conference. But six hours later Dr. Karl Hong Ki, official government spokesman, said the Pres idcnt "did not set a definite dead line of April 20 for Korean unification. . .' Rhee said that even if a peace conference convenes "I. do not expect any great achievement." Asksd about the possibility that no conference wii 1 be held, the ROK President rpplied: 'I think that would automatically relieve my government of the obligation ford waitin'g." 3hee said he would give Allied and Communist diplomats another month to "settle the time ' and place for a political (peace) conference " "I could settle it in three days," "Then the political conference should begin right away — give it 90 days that's 180 days in all After that, something must' be done. "Our brothers are begging and pleading with us to come 'and help them." . . x Twice previously* Rhee; has set deadlines for the '.peaceful ijnlfica-, ^5>V'of'Tiis J 'coarttry- And" while JJ "Ke year. The. commission, reporting to President Eisenhower, also urges substantial salary boosts for federal judges. House program—Speaker Martin and Republican . committee chairmen line up legislative program for the House, which so far this session has been marking time. Information—A Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee questions Theodore C. Streibert, head of the new U. S. Information Agency, about hew the government's overseas information-propaganda gram has been running. pro- Air academy—The House Armed Services Committe may approve establishment of a separate academy to prepare professional cers for the Air Force. offi- W.B. Ruggles Enters Race for Sheriff W. B. (Bill) Ruggles, well known Hempstead man, today announced his Candidacy for Sheriff of Hempstead county. Mr. Ruggles Issued the following statement: ''Due to many of my friends asking me to consider making the race for Sheriff and Collector and asking the advice of many 1 more, I gave the matter very close consideration and I am making my announcement for Sheriff and Collector of Hempstead countyi , ' ,"I have lived in this county for the past "43 years,.have spent most of my life In the Shover Springs community, where I now live with my'family 1 . "I had -the honor of serving ori your School Board, have held an Honor Sheriff's Deputy-ship for the past 30 years. "I am the father of Lucille Ruggles to Whom you all have been sp loyal and kind since her affliction the past 12 years. "I feel my past experience In law enforcement as Honor Deputy and 12 years with the State. Law enforcement fully qualifies me* for .this office. For the past several years I have been inflUertee'd by you good people of this cbUnty'tp run for some office but this is my first time. I 'will deeply appreciate! your vote and. support, my promi|a By RAY LITTLE SOCK. ( ganizod Communist hundreds o£ war Red renegades W8S,'SH*ktf young Americans tohfc tou with Jidthing but their Noel Relates made nc threads Saturday, in the past he has threatened to order his 18 American-equipped divisions to march into Communist-held North Korea. ' Department Store Sales Higher ST. LOUIS (fP)— Sales last week in department stores of the Eight Federal Reserve District averaged 10 per cent higher than for the same period a year ago. The. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis reported gains for the week included 14 per cent in the St. Louis area, 0 per cent at Louisville, Ky., 12 per cent at Little Rock, Ark., and 2 per cent in seven of the district's smeller cities. , Sales were down as estimated 3 per cent in Memphis,, Tenn. Sales volume in tlu: district for the four weeks that ended Saturday were 5 per cent larger than for the period a year ago. It was 6 per cent larger In the St. Louis, Louisville and Little Rock areas, I per cent la'rger in the seven smaller cities and unchanged Memphis, j at Lawmen to Vote Selves Pay Increase By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON Iff)—Congress appeared likely today to vote, probably next month, for substantial pay raises for its own members and for federal judges, starting next January. A protest from Congress' own ranks that the pay already.may be|y ea J' T ° ld .sailor buddy were to_ be too high seemed -Ic 1 represent only Einstein's Grandson to Be Sentenced PITTSBURG, Calif,, (UP)— Bernard C, Ejnstein, 28-year-old grandson cf Albert Einstein, and a a small minority's view. But a special commission's recommendations that the legislators* annual gross income be hiked to $27,500 $20,000 may be scaled or $22,500 still down to a sizable boost over the present 15,000. House, Majority Leader Halleck (R-nd) predicted that Congress would approve a pay raise, although not necessarily the full amounts recommends. Outspoken opposition to the raise came from Rep. Burdiik (R. NO) but and Rep, Hoffman (R-Miih) neither seemed optimistic about chances for blocking it, Bui-dick disagreed with the commission's finding that congressmen are underpaid. "Most of us are overpaid,", he said. "Fifty per ,-ent of the members couldn't make back home what they're getting here. This isn't hard work. We horse around foi; two months getting started and waste another month finishing up and then we take a vacation for or five months," Ex-Child Star Mfl — Former mo. aygarf t Q'^r by|thdoy RMvty te sentenced today for breaking into a soft drink vending machine and taking 60 cents, Einstein and John E. Marvin, Jr., of San Diego, pleaded guilty yesterday to the petty theft charge and were freed on $250 bond each pending sentencing by District Judge Michael Gatto at 10 a.m. PST, Police said Einstein and Marvin were observed removing 00 cents from the vending machine last Wednesday, the same day young Einstein received an honorable army discharge from nearby Camp StPneman, He held the rating of corporal. The youths gave no explanation for their action. Asked by the court if he would be represented by attorney, Einstein said "no, I have no money." He toli police he wa,s enroute to his father's home in Berkeley, Calif., at the time of the Incident. His father Is University, of Cao|- Frank tPapp'y) woei, <w'jrea; Associated ' Press, " ph6ibj||J»j who spent 32 , months \"""**~ Korean prison' caenps&£ told the story uf hdw ,tpj Communists.,"lost facR*^ campaign of,terr6g r 'tr'a| Americans In," Noel spok Association Ot i»uie»; semi-annual coavetttlc^ •i SeveralfhundredC.lnewil find tholr'"ir' '"-'-"••*« ou^hned ihe, .-.—„program .-which" 1 'tlie^ would .itjre^dOoTr" ' > 'rhej'/' 1 use^y' ! inedlsitie", /'ttiatt^'i fact !,'(> eyerythlnf',? whit'e'r' ;Arrtlrrbfa*|iai Asian's agalh^l'tHj ' is with your help, if elected,, Sheriff, I'will do my best, 1 and be your Sheriff at all times, -1 looking'forward' to seeing all of "yofu. "I have been a fornia Professor A!(bert ' stein, -a member qf the engineer. Ing faculty. PILOT erased/ blanea, North 'Africa, B-36 v U.S. Cold to India Call to Korea Debate By A. I. GOLDBERG UNITED NATIONS, N, Y.' Iff)— The Uniled States wth support of other big powers gave the cold shoulder today to India's proposal to rscall the U. N. General Assembly Feb. 9 for debate on I rea. Mrs, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, of India, the Assembly president, had Issued the call earlier this week, asking for replies by Jan, 22. > The United States said it would not be able to decide by that date— which meant that the U, S.' didn't 1 want a session called while the ' prisoner questlonand the Korean political conference talks remained up In the air. The U, S, left the door open for a later meeting by adding it was keeping the proposal unc(er consideration. Reportedly taking the same view fere Britain, France, Australia nd the Netherland -— all members of the U. N. Allied force in Korea, The Soviet bloc, except for Poland, went on record supporting Mrs. Pandit's plea for the resumed tesslon. Iraq alone among the IB-nation Asian-African bloc also reported it supported the ,caH, Tax Increase Up at Fordyce FOUDYCE, (ff) — City officials said today that Fordype voters will be asked to approve a five-mill property tax increase to provide $150,000 fpr improvement of Negro schools here, Revenue from the tax increase-" which would boost the mJllage rate to 33 Mills—would be used to b,uJW Negrp^and^rri and_ promises,*' faces of the ""' food- yfi ao" Wr j i T .* !*L"'" Tr f l <~ l ~ " * ott%Ja"tt/J I n . f .* • i',' *'•« v As for 'the*«reluctln commented: bii 30,000 'i dead inen-'.TOr 2l' man B^l pendable '^f lf apout' what ' nlst on mental tortures, '•,; ' --'Th^lr, putting a ment so they-'could/wo mind.."' - ,v u !$<$^ The story, ^-•^-'-- j1 --^' also charged/j still' are who^hope. J to . them hack ,to t a we don't 1 havei«dJplora tlons?" <>'^J-*5| "That's dealing with," knife their mQt£er/ ! tarj; ant they're "shpotin£>%j|c ™ American liye| ognize their ' them in the ( ? Warren of an elamentary school, add a to the Negro high sphpol, and, ex* pand the school library, The Fordyce School Bqard agreed to equalize white and Negro schools after JSfegrp patrons reopened & suit challenging segregation in the school Four Small Children Perish in MIAMI, ?19. Negro cblWren chancellor»of stitution , pr. tary, ft and,

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