Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 20, 1954 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 20, 1954
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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Old Rome and the Price of Coffee in the U. S. A. No one knows all the effects of •f war. The old Romans ranged far and wide in the ancient world. Like Kilroy, many a Roman arch turned up in the ruins of some British village to show that Caesar's men had been there. Rome conferred many benefits upon the world of her time. She taught discipline and the basic principles ot civil law and domestic order to other nations. But, of course, she suffered .. eventually 4?rom the ailments that beset all world travelers — the love of luxury, indulgence of personal taste, until she became old and weak, and fell. But Rome lived for 900 years. What am f saying? Why, I am thinking about the price of coffee, and I'm drawing a comparison in , history. Coffee has gone above $1 a pound. If you don't know why I'll tell you — for it's part of the same ^^^^^^^ 0^^^^^mjt Hope Star Arkansas — Ctolel in extreme fiotthwtet occasional rafftj itintttt. _ der in the riorlhwes^ todi changing to ffeezlngff* freezing tain of snff* of state much eoldei.' * .^».$ Experiment Station report Wfr 24-hotn l -period ending at 84: fn» Wednesday, High 67, Low 65, pfff* cipitatiott .11 1& 55TH YEAR: VOL. 55 — NO. 80 Star of Hop* It99, Prill 1»2T Consolidated Jan. It, 1*2* HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1954 Morrtber: th* AnwUttd t>r»tj t Auift *«*«»' Avr H«t PdW Cltd. « Mo* SiidlHJl Sipt. SO, 1»83 — pattern old Rome knew. Americans have always drunk Mrs.Simingfon, Wesfbrook Beat Charges By CARL BELL ASHDOWN M Eleven Hempstead County Men Enter Armed Services The Hempstead County had eleven men taken into the armed forces Monday. The fol'.owinfc six were volunteers; James William Moten, Charles Edwards Cooper, Johnny Lee Sampson, Raymond Burton Jr. Glen Dell Muldrow and Issiah Eas misappli- tcr. cation charge Thomas F. Westbrook, former vice president and Also Robert drafted Brooks into the service; Collins, Bobby fmorc coffee than most of the rest I Thomas said he still plans to of the world combined. The total'prosecute 43 other state charges supply of coffee is sharply limited. The best and the most of it comes from Brazil — and the U. S. A. was her main customer for a century. While we were at peace and most Americans stayed home instead of roaming around the world we kept our personal taste for coffee and foreigners followed their own traditional choice of beverages. But along came World War II, and ^Americans were not only sent all over the earth but pur outposts have been maintained in far places for a decade. We took our coffee-drinking habit abroad with us; and, what's worse, we gave the habit to millions of foreign people. Now many hands roach for the world's limited supply o£ coffee— where oiice there was only, bur own. Like old Rome, our U. S. A. has helped many a foreign country i^these days — and alas, like old Rome also, excursions abroad have brought a curse back home. It's beginning to look like some of us will havp to drink tea. against Wcstbrook and Mrs. Opal Siminp.tdn, former assistant cashier of the bank, at the July term of Little River Circuit Court. By CARL BELL ASHDOWN Ufi — The state was cashier of the shortage- wrecked i Douglas Plumley. Lloyd Wayne Bank of Dierks. was dismissed to- Butler, Dan Robert Miller and Lan day at the request of the state. ] Clinton Anderson. Prosecutor R. Cokev Thomas! made his motion for dismissal when court called back to ordci followinc a noon recess. Circuit Judge George Steel promptly ordered the dismissal. The move came after the state had called only two witnesses. RialtoHas Installed New # Equipment Patrons who visit the ,R,ialtp Theatre tonight will see;Vremarl$- ably improved pfcture' according to Eldon Coffniah, City Manager of Hope Theatres, Inc. Last night and today the threatrc projectionists have been busy installing a new "magic mirror" screen and. new projection equipment. The screen represents the lat- 4 est development in motion picture projection and 100 per cent reflection is made possible by the silver surface. Mr. Coffman explained that until recently all motion picture screens were white, however many theatres are now changing to a screen with a silver surface, as the latter reflects a greater amount of light, is easier on tWc eyes, and improves color pictures beyond belief. The new screen is suitable for the showing of Three-Demensional .0*, movies. The Rialto is establishing a policy of running new, first-run pictures, Mr. Coffman stated and named the following pictures that will be showing there within the next month: "Half A Hero" starring Red Skelton and Jean Hagen. "The Great Jesse James Raid" in Color with Willard Parker and Barbara Payton. "Lilli" starring Mel Ferrer and Leslie Caron in Technicolor. 45 "Desert Rats" with James Mason and Richard Burton. "The Actress" starring Spencer Tracy and Teresa Wright, "Powder River" in Technicolor with llory Calhoun and Corine Calvet. <; "Paula" staring Loretta Young. "Main Street To Broadway" with Ethel and Lionel Barrymore. "Battle Circus" starving Humphrey Bogart and June AHyson. } '= "Story Of Three Loves" with Kirk **Pouglas and Pier Angeli. unsuccessful this morning in the first iwo of three efforts to introduce exhibits in the trial of Thomas F. Wcstbrook on charge of misapplying funds of the defunct Bank of Dierks. Westbrook former vice president and cashier, is the second officer of the bank, ruined by a $185,000 shortage in 1952, to be brought to trial on a criminal charge in Little River Circuit Court. Mrs. Opal Simington former assistant cashier, was acquitted of a charge oi forgery yesterday. Wcstrook is charged specifically with failing to credit the account of Russell Davis with a §480 deposit Davis said he made on Marc.i 17, 1951. Prosecutor R. Coker Thomas sought to introduce a carbon copy of a deposit slip of $480 to Dav- liis account. Asked if this was a duplicate of Cold Weather Scheduled to Hit Tonight By The Associated Pr e ss Spring weather in mid-January, accompanied by heavy rain, is ex pectcd to end in Arkansas tonight. The U S. Weather Bureau at Lit lie Rock said that temperatures toight will drop 30 degress to below freezing levels. The high tern peratures this afternoon were fore cast in the 60s. A low of 10 de- a deposit slip filled out for him by he defendant, Davis replied "This s a deposit slip. If hit ain't hit s exactly like the one he gave On cress examination, Pavis said ic was unable ; to say positively] hat the slip was a duplicate of he original slip fiiled out by West- jrpok. •Judge George Steel then ruled liajt the carbon was inadmissible as evidence. The prosecutor at:empted to introduce a shccaf of edger sheets from the Bank of Dierks. Judge Steel said those also could lot be accepted as evidence because, 'They bear notations re- lecting the opinion of Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., examiners." Thomas later succeeded in get- ,ing into evidence one sheet on diich there were no notations. Moore to Open a Second Meat Market Here Jewel Moore Jr. owner of Moore Bros, announced today he will open a second market in Hope, T City Market will be located at 121 South Walnut street, and will open for business Friday morning January 22. Norman Grant who has had many years experience as a butcher wil' be the manager of this new market. The market will carry a complete line of beef, pork, poultry, and fish, Mr. Moore invites the public to visit this new market, Negroes Offer for Slayer LITTLE ROCK (UP) Arkan sas Negroes haye started a -e ward fund for infrtion leading to the arrest of the killer of an Arkansas Baptist college coed. Porathy Mae McGee, 20, Cotton Plant, was shot to death here Jan. 12. Negro Attornpy J. R. pte»1ed the reward movem,ept< grces in the northwest areas is forecast for tonight. Low temperatures at many cities early today didn't vary great ly from the highest temperature readings of yesterday, the bureau said. Arkansas' high yesterday was 68 at Morrilton. The lowest temperature in the state this morning was -32 degres at Flippin. At least six points reported rains of mere than two inches. The heaviest fall—3.02 i nches—was re corded at Devils Knob. Other points with two inches or more of rain included Ozark 2.86 inches; Ratcliffe, 2.44; Gilbert, 2.22; Calico Rock, 212; and Norfork, 2 inches. More than 12 stations reported an inch or more. ACCUSING FINGER — Kidnap victim Leonard Moskoyttz, 36,.right, points accusing finger at .his two abductors after confronting them In the San Francisco district attorney's office. Joseph. Lear, left, and Harold Jackson, center, were picked up early Tuesday morning after holttlng Moskovltz, captive since last Saturday. — NEA Telephoto • MOST PUBLICIZED — Desiderlb Arnez iy, probably the most publicized baby in the country, celebrated his first birthday January 19. Here, he engages in a laugK-fest with his famous mother, Lucille. Ball. — NEA Telephoto';) ••':.> • -., Davis testified sheet shown him that after a ledger the bank was closed in August, 1952, showed lis accounts shor; $1,100. Defense Attorney Bobby Steel asked: "Isn't it true that you wrote check for $25 in 1952, and it was raised to $725?" Davis replied: "Yes, sir." The defense attorney declared, 'That accounts for your shortage. 1 ' Davis told the jury he had asked ,he bank about his balance "pretty regular" in 1952 and that figures given to him orally by Mrs. Simington tallied with his own bookeeping. He said the bank nev> er showtd him his ledger sheet. The second state witness was Alonxo Cannady, a FDIC examiner. Most of his testimony this morning concerned his arrest in DeQueen, Ark., on Aug, 28, 1952. Steel introduced in evidence a De- Queen police docket showing that! Canady pleaded guilty of drunkenness and forfeited a $10 bond About a year ago a Federal Grand Jury indicted both defend ants on numerous counts growing out of the shortage. Some charges were diKmissed in federal court on technicalities. The district attor Continued on 'PaRo Two Three Persons Killed in Plane Crash KANSAS CITY M Three pel- killed today when a sons were chartered cargo plane crashed while attempting to land during a snow storm at the municipal air terminal. Tho DC-3 plane, flying here from Jackson, Mich., under charter to General Motors Corp., crashed on the bank of the Missouri Rivqr only a short distance from the north end of the airport. It did not burn. The men were tentatively iden tit'ied by P. N. Goldstein, air safety investigator for the CAB, as: William Dale Speaks, 33, Van Nuys, Cclif. Edward F. Kaselak, 39, Miami, Fla. . Brynn R. Williams, 31, Lykens, Pa. Goldstein said he did not know which of the three was the pilot. All the bodies were found in the crew compartment. The plane was operated by the Zantop Flying Service of Jackson, Mich., and was carrying a load of automotive parts. The plane crashed sometime between 7:05 and 8 a. m. (CST), but apparently there were no wit nesses to the crash. C. H. C. HOLLOELL DIES JONESBORO WI — Hubert Hollowei:, 74, of Pocahontas, a longtime member of the State Republican Executive Committee, died at a hospital here yesterday. ' He was postmaster at Poachon. tas moro than 20 years ago. His widow and two sons survive. The funeral will be held at Pocahontas this afternoon. GOPs Take Political Power in Washington But Demos Head Up the City Socially By HAL BOYLE WASHINGTON Wl— Leaves from a Capital vistor's diary: The Republicans took power politically in the nation's Capital a year ago, but socially they haven't been able to knock the Democrats off the The ramparts. Democrats refused to don sackcloth and ashes after their defeat. This has led to some grumbling that under the Eisenhower regime the minority party members, gay as jaybirds, still rule the social ?cene. Certainly It is true that few nave retired to hermitages. One disgruntled lady, who on- viously r egards Democrats as irresponsible grasshoppers and Republican's as earnest ent, wrote to a local newspaper: "Why are't they (the Republi' pan> throwing more better Shindigs with gin, pychjds, mink , » , the serious side of running our government and are not so concerned over entertainment and the social whirl. "Let the Democrats domiate the acene; that's one of the reasons they were relieved of power." Another lady, perhaps more neutral in her politics, told me: "This should be one of the most active seasons socially since before the war. Th.3 biggest difference I have noticed under the present administration is that the parties are smaller and more formal." But npbody in a'responsible posl foresees an early doom to that famous institution—the Washington pocktail party. The recipe for one of these 5 assorted RQljticinns, military leaders, diplomats find their wives garnish wejj. wjth b\ - - - *u*nw» Farmers Be Dined in Celebration One of the more enjoyable features of the "Farmer's Week" observation in Hope next week will be the serving of the free noon meal Thursday by the merchants themselves. The meal will be served in :he building formerly occupied by Routon and Co., Directing chefs for the occasion are Dewcy Baber and Cecil Delaney with a host of other good cooks and hashers working in the chow line. The meal will be served between 12:00 and 1:00 to all farm families attending the big day's celebration in Hope that day. Much enthusiasm is being generated, particularly by the women over the treasure hunt scheduled for Thursday morning. County Home Demonstration Agent Lorraine Blackwood Wylie reports this morning that the entire member ship, in many instances, of the Home Demonstration Clubs plan to be in town and take part in the day's activities. The afternoon program will be one of extreme interest and benefit to the entire family and nice door prizes have been arranged for the afternoon. President Ned Purtle, of the Hempstead County Farm Bureau Federation, reports that large numbers of farm families in this area have indicated their intentions of Workers to Meet Friday p. m. A call meeting of all captains and' their co-workers for the Mother's March On Polio will be hold at Garland School Friday, January 22, at 2 p. m. Mrs. Andy Andrews is general chairman, and captains arc: Mesdames Lyle Brown, Frank McLarty Milt'on Eason, Claude Tillery, J. W. Franks, Roger Dew. Virgil Keeley, George Peck, Clyde Zinn, and Miss Mary Anita Laseler. being present in Hope for the day Thursday, January 28. big. U. S, Allies Trading Freely With China By PHIL NEWSOM UP Foreign News Editor Whether the Unitea States likes t or not. its Allies steadily are building up their trade with Russia and Red China. American businessmen, too, are getting restless over the fact that a market of more than $700,000,00 people is lying fallow. Which, no doubt was at least partially responsible' for President Eisenhow week that his reviewing the er's assertion administration last is whole question of trade with Communist countries. A Minnesota businessman's pro posal to barter surplus United States butter and cottonseed oil for Russian goods was pne example of attempts to find legitimate ave nues of trade with the Reds. Also interested is the American automobile industry. The British board of trade adready has okayed sales of light cars to Red China. In no case has there been a sug gestion that the ban on the sale of strategic, I.E., war-making, gppd? to th.? Reds be lifted, put father $at the list of strategic jjp,o4? might be wised, in $$ el Council Acts t Prevent Fire Insurance City to Requirement forfthClai Coffee Firms Warned Habit Can Be Broken By WARRED DUFFEE, WASHINGTON, (UP) — Sen A. S. Mike Monroney (D-Okla. warned the coffee industry today that if it keeps shoving prices ur it mny "break America's coffe drinking habit." Monroney spoko out after major food chains jumped prices on national brands three cents a pound —to $1.00—and experts said the worst is yet to come. His warning came as a move gained momentum to force coffee prices back down by boycotting the beverage. Word o fthe first "organized resistance" came from Rhode Island, where the State Restaurant Association voted to banish all signs advertising coffee and substitute posters pushing milk, tea or choco late. Other icstaurant associations across the'country-wpi-e considering, similar" steps. "• ' *"" • Wholesale coffee pi ices are soaring because Brazil's coffee bean crop was cut severely last year by frosts. Brazil is this country's chief. supplier. "-. So far retail prices have not been affected too much. A spot check by the United Press showed that that Entries in Local Checker Tourney Are Sought The Park and Recreation Depar- ment is giving a second notice to checker players in this vicinity to register for thier checker tournament to be held the night of January 26th. So far, there have been severel entries from Hope and surrounding territory but facilities are available for many more. he Department would like to em* phasize that entries are not restricted to':.: the City of Hope, but include all communities in this area. To repeat, the tournament will be run in a very informal manner and it's guaranteed that there will be no "Pro's" imported. All checker players in this vicinity are urged to erietr before Monday, January 25. Entrants please contact J. I. Lciblong at the Lieblong Realty Co. or Charles Gough at the City Hall, prices prices for for a pound of coffe a fairly steady BaptistWomen Emphasize Society's Work The Baptist Woman's Missionary Society of First Baptist Church will have an Emphasis Focusing on ts work today in the lobby of the Church. All persons are urged to see this display of various phases of the work. The booths will be decorated with streamers, posters, globes, cog' tume dolls, curios, an explanation as tothe Division of Dollar when given to Missionary causes, etc. The Units of work of the Missionary Society will include: Missionary Education of the Young People, Vfissions Study Booth, Community Missions, Stewardship, Literature and Program. The Baptist Women are anxious that peolu know about this vitai work. At 7:30 p. m. tonight, Wednesday, the work will be on display and Hope folks are invited to come view this work and remain, for the Prayer Meeting service. Tuesday the ludics of the Missionary Society met at the church for a Community Missions Study and a covered dish luncheon, During he morning session the following ladies took part on the program: Mrs. L, C. Cook, program director; Mrs. Hugh Jones, Mrs. Gus : ! Haynes, Mrs. Walter Miller, Mrs. Franklin Horlon; Mrs. Henry Haynes; Mrs. Atchison; Mrs. Jack Hogg Mrs. Clyde Osborn; with the morning session closing by a lovely Flannelgraph Demonstration by Mrs. Henry Haynes, and the Hymn, "Take My Life and Let It Be.". During the afternoon session the following program was given: A two-part Devotional by Mrs. Henry Haynes and Mrs. Jack Hogg; A Poster Demonstration by Mrs. Floyd Qsborn; and a Playlet entitled, "Will You Go," given by Mrs. Ed Nutt and Mrs. Perry Moses. Closing talks were given by Mrs. Hugh Jones and Mrs, L, C. Cook. For the last three weeks it has been 05 cents in Detroit and 96 cents in San Francisco. But experts fear that when the wholesale rise begins to tell re tail prices may climb to as .much as $1.20 a pound. And there are reports that coffee already costs 5 cents a ciip in some restaurants. Officials at the agriculture department r.aid gloomily it may be "one or two years" before pro duction catches up with demand and there is a firm trend toward lower prices. CHICAGO (/P) — The Stewart and Ashby Coffee Co. said Tuesday it is allowing its retail one normal order of outlets coffee only and then, will remain out of the retail market until the price situation appears more stabilized. ....-, The company stopped filling retail orders' between Jan. 8 and Monday, when, it announced the policy of one normal order only per customer. This polic/ does not affect hotels and restaurants, which will con tinue 10 receive regular orders. "Nobody knows where coffee prices are going now," Donald R. Stewa/t, president pany said. "In a of the week or com- so I presume idea. we will haye a better Stewart estimated prices had ad Continued on Page Two Jury Expected to Get Assault Case Today A jury is expected to get Jhe ,case of Charley,(Graham, Hope ;Ne^roi charged with assault with intenl to kill, early this afternoon in thi opening session of HempsteadL cult Court. ' , Yesterday Judge Lyle Brown s tenqed Isaac Coleman r! Jr 1 . o Jlempsfead County, to a yea, penttgntiarxJpr^g., thtrij^fj;g sellirfg liquor in a dry county. . purchas'e from Coleman wf>s niade by'person's connected with the sheriff's office. i , , Hope City C&undl Wk night to keep' this' class fife* iiisuran ing a December revealed fire defcnses'We ing pace with'growthi>o Reclassing the ttty^v an increase ftottj ,,88 xtfef 6g per hundred on A detailed report tion from thfc ' fireman who, as requirenie Recommendations In order to rating the Ci the following -13- recohjnien.daM? 1, ^Install an B^lneht Loiu'siana ^Street ; froip | Third - Second. ,, ^.-*,0? ion elejvart •dran Victory Club Goes All Out in Dimes Drive One hundred five dollars and fifty- six cents has been, raised for the March of Dimes Campaign by the 30 members of the Victory Home Demonstration Club announces Mrs Cecil Smith, Route 3 Hope, chah> man of the March of Dimes Com* mittee. Tuesday, members of the Victory Home Demonstration Club met at the home of Mrs. Carlton Roberts, Route 4, Hope,' and, prepared 140 lunches and delivered the lunches to previously contacted business people of Hope. Each lunch consisted of a generous help* ing of bakeri chicken, dressing and gravy, creamed potatoes, Knglish peas, a salad and relishes, Home Baked Coffee cake was used for dessert was also served with the lunches delivered to the handle mill. Each year the Victory Home Demonstration Club members make a large contribution to the local March of Dimes campaign as well as to other local fund drives and other worthwhile organizations. Recently the Victory Home Pemop- stratlon Club members received national recognition for their contribution last year to the Arkansas Crippled Children's Homo in LJttle Rock. Mrs. Archie Smith, Rpute 4, Hope, is the 1034 CJub President, AH Around the Town By Thp Star Staff The local Independent Girls Basketball team called attention to Hope firms who bought their mitorms, expressing gratitude to .Bill Wray Supply, Sid Roger* Buick, Young Chevrolet, L. B, Deaney Grocery, 'Citizens and First Nat'l banks, Western Auto, Owen's Dept. Store Rephan's D,ept. Store, Hope Locker Co., Hope Hardware Cq, and the Star. Although accurate statistics have not been kept, officials believe that cprba bites are responsible fpr several th«Wgafld deaths $ &'*;&?' Up at Fayetteville Carolyn Cox of Fulton is treasurer of Pi Beta Phi; Don Hadden of Lewisviile is house manager of Sigma Alpha Epsilon .... pn4 Tommy B,rltt of Hope wiU receive his ajrJorpe of the best, is coming home after many iQng months }n Korea. commission as ?»n ROTC graduate, 2nd Lt. Carl Penny Smith of RFP No. One i,s scheduled t9 Arrive in the U gj.' Wednesday several months ago through column some of Penny's University friends inquired him. having heai4 that he W8? missing pr } ' the From Ouachita comes word that Cadet Melvin C. Thrash, sgn of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Thrash pf Hope, has been made Cadet Major and ROTC Batallon Executive QWiper . . . he also has been designated as Distinguished Mjhtary gtu,dent . . . Under the PMS program Thrash may be preferred a commission in the regular army, enter« jng in the spring of 18§4 on po. equal status with graduates of, the U, S, Military Academy 9* Point, along Laurql to ,\, _„ „,.. ,,„_„.„ Main frtihifiltn to "16$.% 4.' Install'hydrants,,;-'"' lowing locations:* ,;r j " Fifth; Sp'ruc'e a'fi'd , .,„ and Third; Hickory and Groy and Hazel. v ."<, ? ' «> **£?#-• 5, That no more- 4-Jnch.\piji installed as a means: o't.r' fire protection,/ 1 - ;'» (f Move' the/^yclefl 7th and Railroad4*oV71 , Pipe Department; 7. Add one; more i^. nine volunteers"fp;the"c}e.] 8. 'adeq ' fire hazards on all inspections*. 11. Establish of to include hose, equipment paired, •drills,* training* pr ••*»(» ~ff>K etc '_,,* > ,*.* Ordinances-,, , -12. Adopt e m.od,ernvi code similar tpthe -••--•' Jng Cod? and forcement,by,qua; ..... , 13. Adopt- a complete prevention ordinances jijgl) Fire u ed py Underwriters. The department 45 per cent pf assessed against for laok cil has a . with other reepnwne carried, put as- $p,9a / In other »ction " over LJTTLte W* Hope 0ty CowcU' ha?' a tough,ie on its hsnds put wyi,ro«Ke,je effort to spive the situation , M

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