Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 26, 1954 · Page 1
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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor _Alex. H. Washburn Prosperity Is Real — Not Just Something to Be Talked About ji)l Say ... ' Women, says a big insurance company (Metropolitan), live two years longer than men t'71 against 09). So they DO have the last word . AftKAKSAS - Colder ttflslty ciettids, ftftertioonlow to mid 60s; m night 23 to 35, Experiment StatioS rejJdf* — 24-hour-period ending at 8 a. rn. Tuesday, High 67, Low 57, trace 8t rain. i i.'fV', 55TH YEAR: VOL 55 — NO. 85 Star «» Hor>i 1W, FtM* Coniolld««i J*n. It, tttf ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1954 Mtrtib«r: Th* AittcUttd ttm & Audit fturiftu *f Clrt*t«ti«M A». Nt» P«ld Clrcl. t Mft*. Ending S*M< JO, 1»53 *•» S»M* PRICE 5c( Bulletin from one of our trade associations reports thai the f Advertising Council is debating whether to launch a nation -wide ."sell Prosperity" campaign to ffset public fear of a recession. But it would be good psychology to skip the idea. Any concerted effort to "overcome depression fears" help but convince some people that there is truth to the suspicion our boom is about to go "bust." All they have to go on at present Bricker Willing to Accept a Compromise By JACK BELL. WASHINGTON, — (R-Ohio) said today Sen. Bricker desire to keep the Republican party from being "torn apart" would lead him to accept a reasonable compromise on couldn't I altering treaty-making powers in "'" """the Constitution. Bricker dispu'od President Eisenhower's newly stated contentions is the well-known tact that* prices that the Ohioan's proposed amend case off after every war, and would (1) make it impossible , are definitely in a period of post-!f°r the United States to deal with ar deflation. But that fact alone! friendly countries on defense mat: | ocsn't guarantee a major depres- jters, (2) strip the President of his sion. We had a sharp break in historica 1 role as the nation's prices in 1920-21 immediately after; spokesman, and (3) force Ameri- Worid War I, but Ihe nation as whole shook it oft in a year. A decade laler along came the 1929 crash, and il lasted four years. So there's no sure prophecy about what's going to happen to business after a war. Actually what's going on today is that the people are measuring val- apcs all ovel 1 a;;ain and bargaining "jfor a betler buy with their dollars. In some lines Ihey will be successful; but in others they won't •— for business has a lormidable cost underlay- in taxation which prohibits much of the "distress selling" we used to know. And the basic situation of the people themselves today is quite cliilerent from their position in either 1920-21 or 1929. Not only do Ihey have a record collection ol f frank, savings, lii'e insurance eq- ' uities, and owned homes, but they have something that didn't exist in those earlier periods—they have billions of dollars in reserve funds for unemployment compensation and old-age retirement. Just as business has a tax-floor under its costs so do the people find themselves in a financial position which enables them to keep bargaining—so it looks like • a stalemate, which will be solved am- in the .the monlhs to come 'need stand- is pretty as both' sides recognize the for compromise; ; : " •-:•-. ••••:.•• •• From the government point, by this tim.0 it . clearly understood lhat since government is the author of war and is responsible lor the upsurge in prices arid production which we call a "war boom" so must government also make itself responsible for letting the economy down as gradually and painlessly as pos- ,.;,j|sible in the inevitable era of deflation. The Hoovei' administration missed the significance of this when the 10;!!) deflation finally struck. But after the example of Roosevelt and Truman it isn't likely that Eisenhower is going to miss his cue. And taxes wiJl continue high. You can bet on that — if you trust the intuition of your own common . sense. West Brothers Store Has New Manager It was announced to day that ^urnis Gallion formerly of McGhee s the new manager of West Bros. Department store in Hope. Mr. Gallion has been with the company for the past 8 years. W. R. Riden formerly of Marianna is the assistant manager, and has been with the company for the past two years. Youi-h Steals Jeep, Arrested Here A Jeep stolen from a Little Rock used car lot was recovered here today by Trooper Guy Downing and a J 7-year-old youth was arrested. The youth drove-off without paying for gas at an Anloine slation. The owner gave chase to Prescott then called state police.. Downing was waiting when the Jeep arrive- ed here. Little Rock authorities will pick up the youth and Jeep today. that Knock Twic%| -tf 18 fo 35?, as n Professional Nursing Student 1 '« >- .>ff Under i. f ' Enroll o$ a Practical Nursing Student For information alioijt the: almost unlimited oppoitumliqs of a in jiuuing, inquire at you; hpspilal. 9$ ff pv&lte ftffictjn can withdrawal from leadership in world t.ffairs. In a letter yesterday to Sen. Knnwland of California, the GOP floor leader, Eisenhower said he subscribes fully "to the proposition that no treaty or international agreement can contravene the Constitution." He woul'J back an amendment to make this clear, he added. But the President said he was "unalterably opposed" to Broker's proposal,- now before the Senate for deonte expected to begin tomorrow, on the ground that "it would impair our hopes and plans for peTce and the successful achev- ement of the important matters now under discussion." He added: Bitter Mother of Arkansas Prisoner Agrees With Son But Wants Him to Come Home Reds Want to Resume Talks on Monday PANMUNJOM W—The Communists sent a sealed letter to U. S. envoy Arthur Dean tdday proposing that the stsllefl preliminary Korean peace talks lesume Monday— o"i Red terms, Feiping radio said tonight. The letter was delivered at a meeting of liason secretaries aot a Panmunjom. The Reds then recessed indefinitely efforts of liaison officers to gel the talks started again. The Communists indicated they would await the outcome of the hig-level letter to Dean, who is in Washington. The Pciping broadcast heard in Tokyo quoted the letter as saying the two top Red delegates to conferences to plan the: Korean peace talks thought the question of resuming the conference "should be put to you directly for settlement." The Reds suggested that talks broken off by Dean last December resume Monday at Panmunjom. Pciping quoted the letter as adding: "If your side still has any sincerity of resuming the discussions, no justification whatso- your side to reject this there is for "This would.include the diversion|proposal of our side." of atomic energy from war-like to peaceful purpose?." Relaate of the President's letter was i-igarded in some quarters -as indicating the administration has decided it must fight the issue out in the Senate at the risk of splitting the Republicans. However, KnowlanrJ- raid compromise attempts would continue. Disputing the President's stand, Bricker said his amendment -woul not in any way effect negotiations with friendly, nations:, for .mutual "defense or : impede' Eisenhower's plan 10 pool atomic energy resources for peacetime uses. "I have asked for a bill of particulars on this point and I never have received it," Bricker said in an interview. "My amendment would riot in any way, shape or form effect negotiations in in-, ternaiional affairs and in no way would it restrict or interfere with the President in the proper conduct of his duties.' Approval of Fewer Housing Units Likely WASHINGTON (UP) — Congress will probably approve a public housing program calling for somewhat less than the 35,000 new units requested by President Eisenhower, House sources said today. Public housing foes predicted the House will turn down the President's proposal but that the Senate will approve it. This, they said, would open the door to a compromise such as Congress voted last year. The issue is complicated by the claim of the Public Housing Administration that the government is committed to build another 35,000 unils during the coming fiscal year regardless of what Congress does. Public housing will be- the first of tho night housing proposals outlined by the President yesterday to coins lo a vote. Congress last year limited the public housing program to 20,000 units during the current fiscal yearand forbade new commitments. The Reds said they, would be willing to consider an Allied proposal for another date to resume the negotiations. But there was no indication that- Ihe Communists were icady to withdraw their charges of perfidy which jprompted Dean to break .pff the talks.. A U. N. spokesman salcl' the Allies would not livulage contents of the letter until .twas delivered TO Dean. .'. . ^.-,..' r . ..: ; ;'.-.';'; •; '•'... •. ; in Washington, -Dean - : ;wa,s not immtidintely available rhent,; 'A' State 'Dejia'rtmen? said Dean's aide, Kenneth Young, or liaison officer Edwin Martin were authorized to act for Dean. Ths U. S. envcy broke off the talks Dec. 12 after the Communists had accused the United States of conniving with SOXJTH Korea in the ralease of 27,000 anti-Red Korean War prisoners last June. Dean said at the time he never would return to Panmunjom unless the Reds retracted their charge of perfidy. In recent liaison meetings', efforts to have the Communists strike the charge from the record have been unsuccessful. • *,,|jjj* Two Killed in Shooting Near Texarkana .' TEXARKANA, Tex., (UP) — A sharp-shooting armor was killed yesterday in the climax to a huge manhunt which began when he shot and wounded his wife and murder ed a state patrolman. The f'armerd was Jack Strachan, 55, of Basstet, Tex. He was known as an expert squirrel hunter and one of the best rifle shots in this section. Strochan yesterday morning shot his estranged wife Josephine, police could find no reason for thf> shooting, other than vague threats made by Strachan to "vil my whole family" in the past. They said Strachan as discharged from a statf tuberculosis sanatorium to years ago. He had seven children. Several hours after Mrs. Strachan wa, c wounded, Slate Highway Patrolmen W. O. Banna, .37, cornered Strachan in a fence row. Hanna, known as a good Continued on Page Two shot Don't Give Up Yet, Everybody Seems to Get on a Television Program Sooner or Later .BY HAL BOYLE NEW YORK —Have you been invited to be a television actor yet No Well, don't give up hope. In video everybody is getting into | Ihe act. If they get around to me (they'll get around to you. I made my first professional TV debut Jast Sunday, and if I didn't immediately become a bright living legend in tlrj theater it's not my fault. They switched roles on me. 1 was nos<>d out by a bronze bust of Hamlet. Tho play was "King Richard n," wrltte-i by William Shakespeare, or, as we in that ench^ntec] wo.rld behind the footlights prefer ^o pall him, "The Bard." It starred M,a«lice Evans and Sarah Churchill and was presented over the network on the H.aJU|r,a.rk, saw in his while lifetime. When I was fist asked to join the cast, I was careful to inquire what part I would play, "You play the corpse of King Richard in the final'death scene." the igsnt said. "You just lie there in a coffin with a mask over your face, lit by four candles, until they carry jpu off. It's a tremendous exit." It did sound good. And playing a corpse with a rnask over your face would bring out th* Barrymore in any actor. But when I went to $he rehearsal I found the plans had been changed, "Whan Evans P}aye4 Hamlet on television last' ye^r, the corpse f}uttere4 his eyelids an.4 the camera By NORBERT OLSHEFSK! Associated Press Staff Writer The bitter mother of an Arkansas prisoner of war listened to her son's Communist slogan-filled farewell to a free world today, and then said. "He's right. If he came home, he would only be put in prison like the others*' Mrs. Chester Green of Monticello," Ark., commented after she was told what her son Cpl. Wil liam Cowart, said in an interview at Panmunjom, Korea. He i-j one of 21 American prisoners of war who have refused repatriation and have been set free by Indian guards. The Reds have refined to accept them back as prisoners of war. Cowart told rcporteru: Cowart desire is for world peace: If I return to ihe United States and try to talk for an achieve world peace, I probably would end up in Valley Forge (a military hospital) or Georgia State Prison. I shall return to thf: U. S. But only vhen world peace is attained and when there arc f»o longer any McCarthys, McCarrans or Smiths." Coward" said he hopes to live temporarily in Poiping, capital of Red China Mrs. Green said she felt that her son. is better off over there than here, because if he came back he probably would be put in prison. "They don't have much to look forward to," she added. Mrs. Green evidently referred to court martial charges that have been filed against, Cpl. Edward Dickinson of Cracker's Neck, V a., who at first refused repatriation and *hen ^changed his'mind. HoWover, Mrs. Green :still wasn't sure that her son had -made the statement. 'She asked;;*"Do they have : definite. proof tliafc^they (the priSorte;i)) were, alrightif 1 .; : '"^ ••';.-;She''\\vas loldvthat theSpress con^ fererica Was iheld L at,,the;< : prisoners' request... , S'fe • '' •• : -.'?'-.!& , ..'.'• A though "the Army doesn't much care whether, the prisoners come back or not.' Neither does the Army care about the families, she said, adding that she has never been informed nf what the Army was trying to do to gpt her son back. "They -(the prisoners) wouldn't be in «uch a mess if they had let us go over and talk to the boys," Mrs. Green said. She referred to the mothers and other relatives who offered to go to Korea to .persuade the prisoners to return to the U .3. She said, "They'd be home today if they had let us talk to them," A second Arkansan who refused repatriation, PFC William White of Plumerville, also issued a statement. White said, "I have been a prisoner for three years. For the first time i:i my life I have known what it has meant to have complete equality for men of all races and colors to work together and play together. When T sec things like this I am reminded of what happened in my own country, where as children I and other Negro boys were whipped by white policemen because we did not take our hats off to them." Mrs. Mattie Carman, White's Continued on Page Two lewis Opposes But Beeson Plan Okayed WAUHINGTON, — The Senate Labor Committee today approved Albert C. Beeson by a straight 7 to 6 parly line vote ES a'member of : ;the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). . The vote came soon after John L."Levis denounced the Eisenhow^ er appointee as a "telf-styled un ion-busier." Ami, immediately after the vote Republicans and Democrats hurled charges at eadi other from the committee bench. * Sen. Lehman (D-NY) accused Republicans of "an attempt to steam-roller the nomination through the committee without hearings sufficient to disclose all the facts" Three Republican members ac- ciised the Democrats of "delaying tijctics" and "steam-roller in reverse." . The vote came after a stormy session during which SEN. H. Aleander Smith (R-NJ), committee chairman, read into the record ft-'..telegram from Lewis, president of ,the United Mine Workers. Lewis said Beeson, formclly a San Jose, Calif., business man, "pos- an. astonishing bias" against union labor. Smiln called the message "a wonderful display of rhetoric." .'. Lewis had said: "It is inconceivable that any senator. . .who takes the time to read the record would in good conscience unleash, with the power government behind him, such a raging protagonist of the exploiters of \fabor in the nation. Meanwhile, the committee schc- diiiled a fourth meeting on the nomination of Beeson, a San Jose Calivbusinessman who would br|ng: the ive-man board to full strength. Army Through With GIs Who Turned Red BY C. YATES MCANIEU WAH1NGTON —The defense Department has decided to wash its hands of 21 American soldiers who have turned their backs on their homeland and have asked the Communists in Korea to take them as "free men." The Army on orders from Secretary of Defense Wikon, has prepared dishonorable discharge papers for the 21 prisoners of war converted to Communism. The Americans, who have spurned all c pportunity to return, now are stranded.in the Korean neutral zone. The Reds refused to take them back when India gave up its neutral custody last Friday, In ordering dishonorable discharges, Wilson said the 21 have the right to try to clear their name?, If they ever care to do so. Meanwhile, their A^ry pay has been halted and any veterans ben- jfits canceled. Wilson overruled Army recommendations that the 21 be given "undesirable discharge/' a less severe classification. Army lawyers, urging this coursa, cited regulations which say an enlisted man can be dishonorably discharged only in accordance with "an approved sentence of a general court-martial" at which the man tQ defend ''und^irajbte d|f» Cancer Cause Scientists Say By DELO WITH NEW YORK, (UPJ — A group of cancer scientiscs reported to the American Cancer Society today that cigaret, cigar, and pipe smoking did not appeal- to be "associated significantly" with cancer of the mouth., Their report touched on a key point of the minority of cancer research scientist who are skeptical of the theory that' cigaret smoking maybea major cause of lung cancer. This minority argue& that cigaret smoke fills the mouth, and in full strength. When it is inhaled, it fills tha nasal passages. But comparatively minute amounts reach the lungs, and then it is diluted Why is it the minority asked there hasn't been an increase of mouch and nasal passage cancers over the period of greatly increased cigaret smoking, comparable to the increass in lung cancer Today's report was on studies made by Drs. George E. Moore, Lester L. Blssinger, and Elsa C. Proehl at the University of Minnesota Medical School of the possible causes of mouth cancers. Statistically their studies pointed a finger at chewing tobacco, as well as snuff, while more or less exonerating smoke, whether from ciga- rets cogars, or peipes. Dulles Lashes Back Russia, Flatly Reject ^ * ^^^1^, M •> if •'-**- - *"* Srt -''-1 *sar , -*j? ,L~A v-' Parley on Red Chinese Agree to Take Over Pro-Reds By FRANK JORDAN From Our Wire Services The PANMUNJOM, Korea — Communuists military command agreed today to take custody of the 347 pro-Red Allied war prisoner's after a spokesman for the group asked the Reds to make them civilian"peacefighters.' ' Radio Pyongyang,,' Communinl North Korea's ..propaganda, outlet, said North Korean Gen. Lee Sang Cho had asked that the POW s be turnad over to the Red commane Jan. 20. The request was made in a letter to Lt. Gen. K. S. Thimayya, heac of the Indian Custodial force :_anc chairman of the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission. The prisoners, who have refused repatriation to thrir homeland, have been in their neutral zone compound since the beginning ... of the "coma home" explanation period Coffee Prices Spiral, Worst Yet to Come By United Press Coffee prices rose in a- steady spiral today with* only scattered resiscanc'e fropti housewives and re staur sinters. In fact, rctajlers in manyJlocali- -' j Dimes Benefit Dance to Be Held Thursday An annual dance for benefit of the March of Dimes will be held Thursday night starting at 9 o'clock at the National Guard Armory, it was gnnounced by Chairman'Andy Andrews, The public is urged to attend. All proceeds will go into the lopal March of Dimes fund. Blevins Planning ^ Dimes Benefit There will be a pot luck supper at the Blevins Cafeteria, Thursday January 28, at 6:30 p. m. for the benelit of the March of Dimes, Eevryone is urged to attend this pot luck supper and each, perspn is to pay 50c per plate. By Chairman Mrsv Norman Jones, Extended Forecast ,30: Temperatures will ' near norra.ai, Npjnjal i Jmurn.,85-3?, N,P«}?aj .maximum, - ed recently we householders rushed to stock up on the beans needed for America's favorite hot beverage. Experts warned that the worst was yet to come with prices possibly hitting $1.25 a pound at the end of February. They said retailers still had not passed on to their customers' the latest wholesale price laises. Coffee was becoming so precious that -at Chicago, a gang of bur glars high-jacked 12.000 pounds- valued at $1 a pound—from a ware house, and police said coffee had joined liquor and cigarets as a high grade form of loot. In Southern California; housewive were reported Bending chain letters urging recipients to switch to some other beverage for a month to force prices clown. Los Angeles houtewives were talking of possible "coffeeless Wednesdays" ind a mild buyer's strike was reported there. Retailers at Washington, D. C., reported Bom customers were switching from lux? ury blends to standard brands. Rough Year for the Arkansas Kids LIT'CLE ROCK Wl— It's been a rough year so fat for the kids. The Arkansas Health Depart' ment reported today that 736 cases of chickenpox were reported in the first three weeks of 1954, compared to only 294 in the correspond* ing period of 1953. Known mumps incidence was up from ?68 last year to 553 and polio from none to five, Offsetting these increases some* what was a sharp drop in measles from 523 cases in 1953 to 102 the first three weeks of this year, Local Men Help Plan Hereford Auction Here Five Hope men attended a dinner in Nashville last night where final plans Were made for a registered hercford sale here March ,2. Attending were Johnny Brannan, Ray Lawrence, Kenneth Ambrose, Terrell Cornelius and Bob Shivers. The sale sponsored by the Arkansas Hereford Breeders Association, will be held in the Livestock Show Coliseum. Fifty-two head of registered hercfords will be sold, Governor, Wife to Help Open New Church Governor and Mrs, Francis Cherry will attend church serviceis in Hope Sunday, January Slit. They will be here for the opening of the new Presbyterian Church building in the city and will worship with the local congregation. When Governor Cheivy was in Hope last fan attending j the Third District Stock Show he noticed the new , church, ^then under construe- 1 tion, and expressed a keen Interest in the project. He has' kept up^jvith the progress of the building since that time, and will 'return here to worship in the completed structure on opening day., Cherry is an active Presbyterian layman. , ^ The Governor has b^en ^invited to speak to .the congregation at the •-''-' The public is invited, to 'jihls and all other opening day> activities at the new church. • » H ^ Di^kenspri Reported to Be 'Sick 7 WASHINGTON HP)—Cpl. Edwar S. Dickersonthe former prisoner of war who changed, his mind about remaining with thq Communists and then was charged wltji Unlawfully dealing wittt the enemy, is described by one of his attorneys as "quite a sick'man." Lt. Col. Edwcrd W, Hendrick said last night the 23 year-old spl- dier from Crackers Neck, Va,, is "obvJou&ly run down and 1 nervous and WES very much surprised'and shocked when these charges were read to him Friday night." 1 , Hendrix amember of the Mill tary -District of Washington judge advocate general staff, and Capt Wilton B. Persons Ji., son of Maj Gern. Persons. President Eisen lower'o assistant in charge of con gressional liaion, were named by the Army to represent Dickerson An inquiry will dterrrtine' whetlv er the returned POW must face court-martial trial* PILOT HURT BLYTHEVILLE , — plane stalled at 150 fget yesterday and crashed H miles sou,th ol here. Pilot Marlon L. Cooper of Oseeola suffered only minor injuries, All Arpund the Town Py Th» ftar tuff Avoid Dela e»iica in' 1 o futile, daY? perhaps. speech. ,Jie^ ha policy fe^vce he' J of * state,. Dulles ' •• ot ^ "r fever sion? i a.nd dangerous 'past" * ' . poSalS 'for, a ' Getwanf • '/U seems incredible^'; Mdlotof ;. , ; MoloW V., ,'Br lH!fti I" * W oje||n taMr'sBd&uand Frencn"$pr,et istetf Bldabltv; (i that;< SqviM| t*V««v*<l1*l. ; '*4*i««X tt A ft Avyjtf l&rtijnt dm should.'now be to)i$viving f < > 'In^ajsSpeeclvHq^th^f '"^M * iml v ' »<• 1 " ^i -*""r' l Pv*fl*"There! is 'tnp, i-knqwnfe tf EDC;"*o5mleyue r cl|| "Certafnjy UKfeS Ts^iel the obsolete;' w ^'w-i-fif- VVv< S Tpnsay, M fQ^ne^ map, gflQw,e/|j no, ttlst'lfete^ Defense, £t$, jW^lJ lied notice, of^pei^ andf^ jond wgip gejt' M t p* nn "« jested bond and '-v The jury Tongay . death. ,by,|prq|n|[ With traffic violations blamed for a major part of police work Chief Willjs pointed out today something that should make the average local driver ashamed of himself Hope and Hempstead county has many physically handicapped drivers yet the police department has no record of any of them ever being involved in a traffic accident or fined for traffic violations , . in other words all the traffjp pvqb been invited to preach at the First Methodist Church of North J4ttle Rick on Sunday, .January 3J, j " lems coine from drivers who apparently are handicapped only by their own carelessness ... it seems to the officers that If physically handicapped drivers can handle autos competantly. certainly Others, should, , ' Ct somes notice that Woman Marine ,Pfc, Charlotte A. Bckejit, daughter «tf Mr. and Mrs, G^ A, Hoebs 0* 4J4 S. Greentag, Hope, end <wKe ~of . Navy Lt. Thomas 1 !, Picket i. j s Rain and. ever notice .ru in . . , djd you, person w&fcLftn. th,e m& has been selected, the outstanding recruit in *radua.tintJ a bjonde, of ,th% * Shejajso fortl

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