Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 18, 1954 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Our Doily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor —Alex. Hi Washburn 25th Anniversary of Star Ownership •— ',<*j to Remodel Building Today is the 25th anniversary of a newspaper partnership. On January 18, 1929, C. E. Palmer and I bought the evening Star of Hope from Ed McCorkle and the morning Daily Press from D. A. Gean, and consolidated them as the evening Hope Star. The Star was founded as a weekly October 14, 1899, by the late Claude McCorkle, and changed to a daily te. his son, Ed, January 1, 1920. Owner for th-j past quarter-century has been Star Publishing Co., a corporation equally held by Mr. Palmer, president, and your editor, as secretary-treasurer. And to celebrate this anniversary year we arc going to remodel The Star building, which we bought back in 1932. A frankly-speaking friend asked me one day, "Why is it the average newspaper has a! Sjood financial rating and a ratty- fj[$>kinjj,' building?" I replied I could think of several explanations: 1. If you made the building look good folks might think you were making too much money — and therefore your advertising and subscription rates were too high. 2. Machines arc more important to a newspaper than its building is. 3. We arc a factory — not a Star 55TH YEAR: VOL. 55 — NO. 78 SM 6t Hop* 1««, Pr«u 1»J7 Contelldattd Jan. II, 1»2» this attemdbtt 35-S6i &5-40. Experiment Sift 24-hotir-fseriod «id Monday High 47 Low HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDA^, JANUARY 18, 1954 Member: th» Aneelettd Pr«M & Audit Bureau ef Clr«al«»lo«i Av. Hit Paid Clrel. « Mat. Ertdlnfl Sept. 30, I9SJ — »,J4* establishment and therefore the uptown locution and a Ike Seeks $25 Million to Start Insurance Plan WASHINGTON Wl — President Eisenhower proposed today that the government bolster private insurance plans as a step toward bettering the- health of all Americans. Tn a special message to Congress Eisenhower asked for 25 million dollars to start a system of government re-insurance of private insurance plans a? a step toward bettering the health of all Americans. In a special message to Congress Eisenhower asked for 25 million dollars to start a system- of gov- I eminent re-insurance of private 'plans, to help take care of extraordinary expenses beyond those now covered. Tho President also propposed ai five-year plan for expansion of| the program for rehabilitation of the disabled. Under it a total of 660,000 disabled persons would be returned "to places of full responsibility as actively working citizens. Eisenhower's plan "rejecting the so much dead weight; they don't bring us a dime. The true answers are and No. 3. Newspapers No. are manufacturing enterprise; they depend on machines that must be kept up to date; therefore a Sood management covers the shop's requirements before it does anything with the building. 5^>The last 25 years have seen The Star z-eplace two of three linotypes with brand-new machines, and make a clean sweep of all the original equipment in the stereotype department — where national news pictures and advertising illustrations arc cast into plates. To give you an idea how inflation has hit tho newspaper, the big linotype which composes headlines and advertisements was 'installed new K Ajigusti.,,19.40. at a cost of $7,300. •woday the 1 same machinec carries a factory price-tag of $17,000. We aren't stuck with the latter figure, of course — but we are stuck with linotype repair parts that have in price vo modern-looking building arc just socialization of medicine," also _ t. j. , . . c .,]i oc ] f or ( a -j con t;i nua tion of present public health service programs, (b) a new, simplified formula for grant.;-in-aid to tho states for health purposes, and (3) a stepped up program -of construction of medical care facilities. The.President told Congress the total private medical bill of the nation now exceeds nine billion dollars a j-ear — sn average of nearly 200 a family 8 and still is rising. He said the emphasis is dealing with the problem must remain essentially on private care, but that the government can and must help "Freedom, consent, and individual responsibility are fundamental to' our system," he said. "In the field of medical eare this means that the traditional relationship of the physician and his .patient, and the right of the'individual to elect freely the manner of his care in illness, must be preserved. "In adhering to this principle and rejecting the socialization of medicine, we can still confidentaly commit ourselves to certain national health goals.'' "One such goal is that the means for achieving good health should be accessible tc all. A person's location, occupation, age, race, creed or financial status should not harm him from enjoying this access." Tho President led up to his reinsurance proposal by saying: "Ths best way for most of our advanced 400 per cent since 1940. My score-card shows that except for one text-matter linotype and the newspaper press Palmer and I' have cleaned out everything that was in the newspaper plant 25 pars ago — and believe me, that wild have torn down the building and put it up again a couple of times over. But this is the year we take care of the building — we owe it to Hope and the downtown district. Twenty-five years ago . .'. Mr. Palmer was laid up in Tcxarkana with an, attack of flu, and I, 29, came here alone from El Dorado to see O. A. Graves and close up "WHALE"; OF A RESCUE — Mrs. Wanda Bre'azzeal keeps her two-year-old son, Grady, under wraps after his ill-fated "hunt for whales" in the Los Angeles River. Rescued and revived by the Los Angeles Fire Department rescue squad after his tumble into the river, Grady declared that he was "not going to look for, any more whales." Dr. Arthur Frost ministers to Grady, and his much- subdued partner In adventure, cousin Glen Breazzeal, 3— NEA Telephoto. our purchase contracts Calling publishers, Ed with the McCorkle d D. A. Gean. I hit town Sunday, January 13,1929; by Thursday the 17th we had the contracts closed and the money transferred — and Friday the 18th we were in business as Star Publishing Co. and Hope Star. The press, factory new, was in Gean's location, the South Main street stand later taken by G. A. Hobbs Grocery & Market, as well as one linotype. The press weighed ^jp> tons, so it was obvious what we ''were going to do about the other two linotypes in McCorkle's location on South Elm street — we would move them to where the press was. Did you ever move a newspaper? It takes about as many truckloads as a small circus, and the only thing heavier than type metal is gold. Most of this moving took place the following Sunday, January 20— and I keenly remember coming |j«mg Second street on a truck with a linotype Sunday afternoon and encountering the Rev. Francis Buddin, pastor of First Methodist church, Hardly a Sabbath occupation, but required. We stayed in the rented South Main street location three years, moved to the present building on South Walnut in February 1932 with, an option to buy — and bought it in May 1932. «. January 18, 1929 . . . Three of us %ho started with Hope Star are still here, and a fourth was with us for many years. Besides myself there were: George W. Hosmer, linotype operator $nd now mechanical superintendent; Paul H,- Jones, then a newsboy, now managing editor; and Mrs. C. O. Thomas, then Emma Green, who was our original bookkeeper. You learn a lot in 25 years, by the back-handed method which ~ r Palmer aptly described over le telephone to me Sunday night; Middle-Rood Tag Sought by President By JACK BELL WASHINGTON, W!— • President Eisenhower was said by close associates today to be prepared to p'ress'.'for-legislation, he belie will put a middle-of-the-road on the Republican party or the November elections. Eisenhower has told Republican congressional leaders that while some compromises may he in order, he is repared to turn on the heat to get major proposals enacted in this session. *' A case in point aparently involves is recommendations for changes in . the Taft-Hartley labor law. Court Upholds Judgment for $10,000 By LEON HATCH LITTLE ROCK W — The Arkansas Supreme Court today approved judgments totaling $10,000 for 'Mr. '£hd ; MM H * V. -SunVmers of Conway as the result of a traffic accident. Mrs. Summers contended sh was ..'njured seriously at Conwa on May 3, 1950, when <-he wa dragged a considerable distance b a taxicab driven by Noel Moss an owned by Jason Adams. Adams contended he was no Benson Assures Ike Committed to) 00% Parity WASHINGTON, I/PI— Secretary of Agriculture Benson said today President Eisenhower still is committed; to aoo per cent parity for farmer's in the market place and is workii.g for it. But Benson also told members of the Senate Agriculture Committee that 90 per cent madatory price supports are not the way to get full parity income for farmers, -': •'• In hij first appearance before a congressional committee this session, hfe vigorously defended the President's farm program whose key-feature, flexible price supports on basic ^commodities, has aroused much .opposition. WASHINGTON, GW- , President Eisenhower soon will ask Congress for authority to use up to- one biljion dollars worth of surplus Continued on T»ase Two Allies Told to Free Prisoners Is Violation By GCXERGE A. McARTHUR PANMUNJOM (>P) — Indian L Gen. K. S. Thimayya told th U. N. Command again today, it wi violate the Korean armistice if frees : anti-Communits prisoners b _ fore their fate is decided by Alliec Red agreement or by a peace cor ference. The Allies, however, went ahea with pirns to free more than 22,00 Koreans and Chinese anti - Re POWs-as civilans by Saturday — course the UNC says is require by tho armistice Former Dierks Bank! Officials Go on Tri for$!8O, Forger owner of the taxicib. He sai people to provide themselves the col care is to partifipate in volum- lary health insurance plans. During the past decade, private and nonprofit health insurance .organizations have made striking progress in offering such plans. "The most widely purchased typo of health insurance, which is hospitalization insurance, already meets approximately 40 per cent of all private expenditures for hospital care. "This progress indicates that these voluntary organizations can reach many more people and provide better and broader benefits. They should be encouraged and helped to do so. "Better health insurance proteC' tion for more people can be pro- yield, THE President sent Congress a serie of proposed amendments that set up a howl from two ideas with organized labor objecting to some and management to others. Associate said Eisenhower expect- dejust such a reaction, Five Members of Family Killed RUSHVILLE, Ind., Wl— Five members of one family were killed last night in a railroad crossing accident on & country road in southeastern Indiana. The car of Harlan Vail, 36, "I," said Mr. Palmer, "feel like a banker friend about the same age, 77, who told me, 'The only reason I'm sticking around is to watch the young fellows and advise them against making the same mistakes J made 1 ." spepies pf cobra can yenom Clarksburg hit the front end of a New York Central freight train two miles south of Milroy. Vail was killed, along with his wife, Ruth, 25, and their' three children Sandra, 14, Jerry, 8, and Michael, 2. C.W. Tate, 60, Retired Railway Conductor, Dies Charles Wesley Tate, aged 60, succumbed to a heart attack Sunday which he suffered while feeding stock at his home, south of Highway 29. Mr. Tate was a retired Sante Fe Railway conductor a member of the Western Division of the First Christian Church, a Mason and Knights Templer, =o Besides his wife, he is survived tance". by a daughter, Mrs. Galen Barkef, of Pratt, Kansas, a brother Edward Tate of Tensley, Wyoming and two half brothers. Funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. Tuesday at First Christian Church of Hope. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Moss and some other drivers mere ly paid him for use of a tax stand and telephone. The 'trial jury in Faulkner Cii cuirt Court awarded Mrs. Summer $9,000 and Summers $1,000. In its decision, the Suprem Court noted that Adams was iden Tified in a newspaper advertise ment an owner of the 44 Taxical Co,, the designation, borne by th cab which Moss was driving. • The Court said that whethe Moss was an amploye of Adam or an independent contractor wa a question for the jury to decide The jury's determination ''on this issue is blinding on us." said ' the court. If the jury haddecided that Mos was an independent contractor, no judgment could have been returnee against Adams. Mrs. Summers, a practica nurse, testified she was alighting from Moss' cab when.he shut the door on her coat and drove off dragging her a considerable dis- Stolen Bicycle Is Recovered A bicycle stolen from in front of a local theater Sunday was recovered a short time later, City officers reported. The bike was own ed by Roy Duke of North Hazel '6t. Old Roman Senators Liked Hot Baths, Politicians Have Been in Hot Water Since By hal boyle WASHINGTON '(#) Senators in the days of the old Romans used to talk aver problems, of state in their myrble baths. It was a privilege of office nd a luxury that set them apart from their constitutions, perhaps leading the Roman an in the street to mutter enviously. "Why should Sen. J. Quintus and his pals get steam-cleaned at the taxpayei's expense when I have to atroni?;e a public path with the riff raff" This may be the origin pf the saying that "a politician's always in, hot water.! It tttt quietly discuss public issues while their tissues are being pummele by attendants. Senators are a trar ditional breed, linked by a brotherhood of dignity and position that defies differences of tjme, language and politics, Thay still do as the Roman senators did, who set the pattern long ago. The U. S. Senate; has Its private marble bzaths too. But it doesn't brag abpyt it needed the senators are dowjwight bashful about mentioning this special plumbing privilege ��• ,and the fact they have their ,gwn, swimmjng pool. ^ The Supreme Court decided thai a disputed bank account for $10828.43 ir, the Farmers Bank anc Trust Co., of Blytheville was sole property of S. F. Powell at the time of his death, April 6, 1952. The ruling upheld a Mississippi Chanqery Court decision. Powell's widow, Almedia, and a son by a previous marriage, W. E. Powell, contended the bank account was a joint one which they shared with Powell under authority of an agreement executed tax the bank in December, 1951. Waelon Powell, a grandson cof S. F. Powell until his death, and that the remainder in the account was part of S. F. Powell's estate. The Chancery court and the Continued on Page Two Rulings by State Supreme Court LITTLE ROCK IM-rThe Arkansas Supreme Court today handed down the following decisions: Neva Coffey Hughes vs. Elmer Joffey Sr., appeal from Craighead 'hancery Court, affirmed. Mode Gregory vs, Rees Plumbing Co.. Craighead Circuit Court, affirmed. Ada 5. Johnson vs. Nellis M C . Adoo, Garland Chancery Court, reversed and remanded with d}- recltor-j.. Efforts to reopen preliminar talks Itor' a seace, .Conference go nowhere. American and North Korean lia 'son secretaries deadlocked for th third time—apparent:y on the fjues tion of striking Red charges of per fidy -.'rom the record. They agreec to meet again Wednesday. In New Delhi, Mrs. Laskhmi Pandit, U. N. Assembly president, -said "merely releasing 22,000 unrepatriated prisoners would not' end the Korean dead lock. She said in a spnoh to Indian leaders that the problem of Korea is a desperate one which must be reviewed by the General Assemblj "in tho context of new develop ment-3." Mrs. PAndit has called foi the ijO-nation Assembly to recon vene Feb. 9 on the Korean ques tion. Thimayya Monday went what he called a- "clarifying statement" to Gen. John E. Hull, U. N. Far East commander. He said the Allies apparently misunderstood his decision to return unrepatriated prisoners now n Idnaip custody to their captors starting Wednesday. Thimayya, chairman of the Neutal Nations Repatriation Commission (NNRO, told each side last veek to be ready to take back he prisoners it captured. They ncluded' 14,300 Chinese and 7,700 Korean POWs captured by the Ales and 327 Koreans, 21 Ameri cans and 1 Briton captured by the Communist^-. All have refused to o home. Thimayya re-emphasized in his atest letter that he is returning he 22,400 "as prisoners" and that reeing them would violate the armistice. The UNC has informed the In- 'ians it is ready to accept the >risoners. An Idnain spokesman aid the Communists have not relied, The spokesman said Thimayya GOES WILLINGLY TO JAIL — Paul C.. Fisher, 1 39-year-old pen manufacturer, holding baby daughter Caroleen, and acconv. panled by his wife, Monlque, arrives at the U. S. Marshal's office In, Chicago to surrender. Fisher begins an Indefinite jail sentence for" refusal to obey a court order to show his employment and per*', sonnel records to the Department of Labor, — NEA Telephoto •- •..<,• Women Ask Ike to Hold Prayer Drive By:' NEIU WASHINGTON, (UP) — Two women touched by tragedy want President Eisenhower to launch a national campaign of pra; r er in a final effort to bring home the American prisoners in Korea who chose communism. Mrs. Jewell Bell and Mrs. H. B Wilson believed this is just abou the only hope now that the POW explanation program has ended They hope to get air'appointment ,o present their proposal to Mr fiisenhower personally. Mr:-. Bell, 1 OJympia, Wash., is he wife of Cpl. Otho G. Bell. Mrs Wilson, Urania, La., is the mother of Cpl. Aaron P, Wilson. Both men v/ere listed as having reused repatriation. "We'll sit on the White House steps until they see us." said Mrs. 3ell Mrs. Wilson agreed. They're kidnapping our boys. We'll demand that they see us," she said. They are convinced the two prisoners want to come home. 'They're just scared they'll be lunished," said'Mrs. Bell. The two women came to Wash- ngton last night. Congressmen rom their home districts prom sed to do all they can to help them e the President. Dulles Says '^ Chinese CaitCf JoipU* Man Wounds His Brother, Kills Self TUCKERMAN Wt -r Deputy Coiner Jim Roberts said Andrew Huton, 23, wounded his 18-year-qId rother, Claud, then killed him- elf near here Saturday night. Roberts said no motive has been ound for the shooting. There are 322 islands in Great ritaln's Fiji Islands, spread over Adams and NoeJ Moss vs. H. V. Summers and wife, Faulkner Circuit Court, affirmed,. W. B. Ppwell an,d. others, vs. W,aelqn Powell and, others, --- - fgwwr?. - * " as planning a "final report pni " e . nether war prisoners would be — eturned on Jan. 20," as soon a? he Reds answer. This touched off peculation that the Indians might han.ge their dccison, which they riginally described as "the final ay." Although there as been no official Red reply as been no oi- Communist China's Peiping radio has broadcast to Red. troops thdt the Allies would "wreck" the truce if they release anti-Red prisoners. The Indian letter was prompted by maneuvering over what will 00,000 square miles ofthe Pad - WASHINGTON-;- (-UP tary of state John Foster Dulles said today Red China could not be admitted, to the United Nations because it does not "respect the elemental decencies oit international conduct." Dulles also' suggested to senators that the U.N. create a permanent council to work for atomic disarmament. Testifying before a special Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee to consider possible changes in the U. N. charter, Dulles ,suggested six problems which might be corrected. But he warned against disagreements over charter revi; sion ,vhich might undermine or disrupt the U. N. Slmington, former l ier in thp BanR-of Die'SrJ tiral 1 In Little 'iHlyer^^l this- inorningf pnaiK change ing a $s;300 'check '6nfa| at the brink,'," ™'* aeft gr,owihg otitio'f' discovered i&t the,' n«r in Ai ' The,fitst state Emma Kestcrsou.. ,,,.wuu that a ,$3,306 cffeck -ha'd?! ten against hr-' t"~-%"<-f' 1052,, without'' Mrs. " •" ' wasdn, -,,„,..„ ProsecutlngCi inpnxis^BfJlwcLj any, of \ iHe «%\ was .hers. George Steel orqerejl"IS ton*. J *««ijJj."Xj»it.VL .. i Ll^-l-Lll her record, While, on the' stand^l son said that-when" r^ ColoradoHhe 'ha'<V-,& CSOO at when j&he' returned^ , there Avas, only r "aboijB her ..pccpunt. A ' 4 f'-fc^: SKej said that' aft?r the jsj at the^anfc Were' ^-^-^ Federal' Deposit gave^er abojit: Two Seek Post of Chancellor LITTLE ROCK, dates foi Democratic nominations as chancellors filed today for places on next summer's primary ballot. Two candi- Chancellor A. L Hutohins of St. Francis County filed for re-election in the Fiftn, District, composed o£ Woodruff, Cioss, St. Francis, Lee, Phillips and Monroe counties. Clyman E, Izard of Fort Smith filpd as a candidate for ihe 10th District post, now held by Chancellor C M. Wooford. The dis ,rict includes Sebastian, Crawford and Franklin cpuntieS. ' Tackfjlt' repeat Kestersop '~~ " a balance Autos Damaged in Wreck on Third • All Around the Town By Thp Star Waff to the prisoners Jan. 83, the dfy the armistice says they reve'r to "civllan status." Th.e u. N, view is that they go tree on that date, b,yt the Com,' munists, with the backing of India, say that because portions o fthe armistice agreement were not fulfilled neither side by itself ha? the fighj; to change the status of the Prisoners. Observers in. felt that TM- letter, which largely earlier PJW ' to $rftmptjed.-py thp Indian J&y Hope boys will have an opportunity to try out for membership in the world-famous Apollo Boys' Choir at Washington-Youree Hotel in Shreveport Saturday January 33 at 3 p. m, . . . Boys between the ages of 9 and H with unchanged voices and better than average school grades are eligible. The P & pw Club is hopeful of clearing about $990 from its m us ical show last week.en4 , , t praq, ticaily ?M expenses have Jjee^ paid. |s j^ear tltiat mark. and the War Bond s.aies during the year set a half of the pf 816 E, Division, ejjee I* Walker, Of Mr. ajjd. JkJrSj Of fjopp,>has repay Qaltf, fey duty fro; craft e«plejr U§S Funeral servics; oi 1 20, sou ,o* ' Stephens ol Sunday at Church,, Automobiles driven by -ampbell of Lexington, Ky. and Dr, ~-4, M. Lile of Hope, collided in, ront of Rettig Nash Motors on East Third street about 7:42 P, m. last night. Both vehicles were lamaged according to investigating ity officerrs. Sam H. McBroom, whose wife* Verna Lee, lives on Rout? On?, LaGrange, Texas was, recently pro* moted to sergeant while serving }n Korea ... he is the son of Mr, and Mrs. E, M. Murphy of 015 S.KHm, Hope .. . serving aboard the heavy cruiser USS Toledo, 19-mont.h.s in action. Reds in Kprea is Hockett, boatswain's,

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