Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 1, 1954 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor -. Alex. H. Wafthburn Chamber of Commerce Asks Less Today Than Camden's 25 Years Ago Hope Chamber of Commerce which has been operating the past $iear on pledges totaling only $6,.404 is opening a subscription drive today for a 1954 quota of $11,500. To know just how poorly the business houses, professional people, ahd citizens generally have been supporting the Hope chamber I. ought to remind you that 25 years; ago when I came to Hope the chamber of commerce in Camden, then not quite as large as Hope is today, was operating on an annual ^^^u^^^mi ^^^^^^^^u^ Hope ARKANSAS — Faft, this aei- noon, tonight Tuesday WAtt«ei i;i this afternoon. SHghtly cootefr Tuesday afternoon. High this aft ernooa low to mid-BOs; low toflight 30 to 42. Experiment Station report ^or 24-hour period ending at 8 a. m. Monday, High 63, Low 35, 55TH YEAR: VOL. 55 — NO, nn Star o» Hop* 1*9*, Pr«tt» 1*17 VU Consolldot*d Jan. It, 1*2* HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1954 Member: 1h« Attocloted Pfiit ft Audit Bureau of Ar. Net Paid Cirel. « Moa. Ehdina Sept. 10, 1731 — J.J46 PRICE of $13,000. Although I came here from El Dorado I was also acquainted in Camden and the $13,000 budget figure came to me directly from the late Luther Ellison, the Camden secretary. The Star has used this comparison before — but it hasn't had much effect. This should be our year of decision — either support the chamber of commerce in an honorable man- JI»IIIMIII»»IH wmsmamgmr "UPWBI American Jets Beat Off Raid by Red MIGs By CHARLES CORDDRY WASHINTONG, (UP) — A large formation of MIG-15S attacked an American reconnaissance plane off (the Korean coast Jan. 22, but an accompanying force of U. S. Sa- brcjet Escattcred the Red fighters and shot r lovm one of them, it was disclosed today. Nona of the American aircraft was lost in the incident, which the air force said cccured "over in ternasional water?." The sir fores did not give the nationality of the MIGs. They are er pr call the" whVle"Tusine"ss'''off.j Russian - built ' however, and pre- fl have a"mcmorandum from thel sumaljl y wcre based in North Ko chamber office which explains that the new $11,500 budget "is just barely over what is recognized as the minimum requirement" — but the budget doesn't need any defense. Us figure is still $1,500 under what the people of Camden contributed for their community growth more than two decades ago when Camden had just barely 8,000 population. /^Hope's trouble isn't lack of membership — it is the cheapness with which the people buy themselves a goat to blame all their unprojjros- siveness on. Everyone is to blame: Stores that pay a few dollars all year long, doctors who treat chamber membership like some small-limp charity — and individual citizens who are loud in their complaints about the chamber but ca/n'i be found when the membership cam- jjjjjugn is announced. ~ Every existing membership ought to be priced right through the ceiling., We're not going to get any where unless this, fact is driven home to every business and profcts- rca. Experts said they could have been piloted by Chinese, Norhit Korean.", or even Russians. It marked the first time U. S. airmen have scored a kill in the sional person. 'The tentative draft of the 1954 budget. shows $7,2CO for office operating expense, including salaries, telephone and telegraph bills, and supplies. Every business man in town recognizes that this is a close |Bgure on which to run a two-person office. vv.Some of the-additional items are: Advertising and publicity (not .for The Star, of course), mainly for the city brochure which used to he issued under a larger budget anri - which won nation-wide attention from tourists and others — this item is $1,400. For new industry promotion —$750. We have to keep trying . . . .arid it takes money. •JP For agriculture promotion — $750. Farming is the No. 1 occupation of our trade area, and'it's up to the principal marketing city to help in whatever way townfolk* •jean. Last Friday your editor. Chamber Secretary Ray Lawrence, and J. I. Licblong sat in on a largo meeting at Prescott to discuss details of the federal government'.'' flood control project on Littlf Missouri river and Ozan creek, _which project is included in the 'tfBSisenhower budget. Most of the iolks present were farmers or land- pwners, but the important point >» that this meeting was called and staged by Prescott Chamber of Commerce, with other chambers co-operating — and every city has many such trade area obligations in the course of a year. '": And finally there is this item — for Millwood dam promotion, $500. ; I ha've something to say about [his. Sunday's newspapers carried In Associated Press dispatch from •Washington in which the Army Engineers listed 11 construction jobs in Arkansas as "necessary" -; and in that list was Millwood reservoir at an estimated cost, of $52,016,000. ' Now I am aware that there is controversy over Millwood, TJeQueen is against it, and Nashville appears to be divided. In bur own territory it is my guess ;Ublic opinion is pretty solidly in vor of the Millwood project, : But air this is beside the point. Neither Hope nor DeQueen nor Nashville has any real voice in say- jng whether Millwood dam will bo built or not. River valley flood control projects affect millions of people. In this instance what looks like merely one clam on a minor river in Arkansas is actually a part of the whole Red river valley jpntrol program — which is a different color, espe- th^ Army Engineers long tiring of ''incidents' the Communists have in which attacked non-combat American planes. In this case none of the air force aircraft was lost. The air forc,e reported that the RB-45 ieconna:ssanco plane definitely was "overinternational waters" when it was jumped. But a State Department spokesman said the United States at present is not planning to file a protest. , He pointed out that no American planes ' were lost and that neithc.- the Chinese nor North Korean Communists had raised the issue. In other incidents, the.Unit- ed States has nrotested' vigorously. Both the United Nations and the Communists agreed in the Korean armistice not to violate each other's territory or the air above it. But the spokesman said "this does not apply in the p resent case because the incident occurred over international waters." Labor Unions Lose 2 Coii ft Decisions By LEON HATCH LITTLE ROCK W) — Arkansas Labor unions today lost two ap peals from court orders prohibiting picketing in contract disputes. The Arkansas Supreme Court upheld Washington County Chancery Court in forbidding Local 924, AFL International Association of ville aiomobile rgencies. The Supreme Court also firmed a Pulaski Chancery Couit order preventing Local 249, AFL Sheetmetal Workers International Association, number of from picketing a Greater Little Rock plumb:ng and heating contractors. In the Washington County case the Court said the picketing was undertaken to enforce an illegal demand a contract provision for a closed shop. In the Pulaski County case, the court said, thi> picketing was attempted in an effort to force a breach of a th«»n existing contract. The Fayetteville machinists local mailed their members off their jobs at the Golf McNair Motor Co., the Green Chevrole'. Co., and the Lyle Bryan Motor Co., during a dispute over a labor contract last year. . The motor companies objected to what they said was an effort by the union ' to insert in the pro Continued on Page Two Bodcaw Youth on University Judging Team Burrel Joe Smittle of Bodcaw, formerly of Patmos, is attending the Fort Worth Stock Show as a member of the University of Arkansas Livestock Judging Team today ahd Tuesday. Burrel Joe is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Smittle and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. McGee of Patmos. Burrel Joe was a leader in Hempstead County 4-H Club Council Activities as a member of the Patmos 4-H Club for six years. In I9- 60, he served as county council president and represented Hempstead County at the American Royal Livestock Show as County Champion boy. In 1949, young Smittle at- f prse of a cially since have from the beginning stated that Millwood was their No. 1 project in, the Red river control plan. So what we in the Hope area are concerned with - isn't a local controversy at all. What we want to bo, tended the NaUo nal 4-H Club Conj t iu n/r-ii j j • •<= at Chicago as a member of and if the Millwood dam is , the Arkansas Dairy Judging team < u * W «! ,^[ ^ f f ae mY at H^ BurrelJoecarried4 •« Clubdemon rights for the cities and farmlands, stl . ations |n dalrjr conii b?efi fores . "'" co™ 6 * 1 -' Are try| b icplor lespedeza and quail We 5 .?"2u conservation, Burrel Joe is a junior in the Col- \f our southvvesuvn e going to make overlooked this question and now 't ge^ a bucketful of water out pne Pi America's major reser- lypirs? Here's a tough situation. It takes nity time and money to it. Hppe Chamber of Com- HP $500 for this ^^M.M^%A,l^^,5l'> lege of Agriculture, University of Arkansas. He is majoring in agricultural education. anij make it a rn^n-size^ pn.e — qn.e that wouldn't cause you to flinch if it happened to be published. The Star for severa} years h,as been, subscribing $2QQ, We're |ojo| to increase Presbyterians Hold First Meeting in New Church on South Ktain St., Gov. Cherry Vesper Service Speaker — Star photos TOP — This Is the nave of the new- $140,000 ' church on South Main St. In which the congregation of First' Presbyterian held a consecration service at 11 a. m. Sunday, The picture was made* just as.the Rev. L. T. Lawrence, minister, , completed,the sermon.- > , ^ , '' BOTTOM—Ch|nceHqr 'Ja'mesf H. Pilkinton, church"elder^ahd chairman of the building committee, left, receives the j -keys to the new building from Basil W. Edwards, construction superintendent. At right Is C. C, Spragins, elder and chairman of the finance committee. Presentation of the keys took place midway In the morning :service. Violent Death to Three Persons By The Associated Press At least 3 persons died violent ly in Arkansas during the week ended last midnight including six in automobile accidents and three in fires. Among the \ictlms was James F. Boyle Monroe County assessor who wks killed when his shotgun accidentally discharged. Boyle was scraping mud from his boots ufter "inspecting some timber near Clarendon Saturday when the mishap occurred. State Trooper Jim Rowell said two Negro youths were injured family early yesterday when the car in w.lieh they were riding went out of control on a highway 82 curve and hit a tree. They were identified as Naymon Brown, 10, of Stamps and O. C. Wyrlck, 19, of McKamie. The accident happened 25 miles west of Magnolia A 35-year-old Negro, Bobby Dav is, died in flames which destroyed lis threeroom home at El Dorado Saturday night. Two Accidents Investigated Two automobile accidents were investigated by City Police yesterday, resulting in one person being treated for a minor injury. About 6 p. m., C. H. Horwell reported to officers that an auto sideswiped his.vehicle downtown on S. Street and failed to stop, he side of the Horwcll was smashed. Abput 2:4? a ( , m. officers reported nn auto driven by JBppby Brown, •went Put of control and overturned pn Hervey Styeet, No other vehicle jnyojved, frown's wife was at a Jppai ftpspyal fpr a hey haijd., yhe a«tlP was " All Around the Town By The Star Staff After today motorists cannot purchase automobile tags without penalty . . . this is because the last day in January was Sunday, giving purchasers a day of grace. Incomplete figures from Hempstead Chairman Andy Andrews indicates the Mothers' March for Dimes last Friday night netted $740 . . , however, not all the money has been turned in ... Mr, Andrews said an effort is being made to get a total on the entire campaign sometime today. Tuesday is VALUE DAY in Hope with local merchants offering bargains to shoppers. J. D. Boswell put a gleam in the eye of local fishermen by exhibiting one of the finest strings of bass anyone could want. . . His weekend catch came from Narrows and one was just under six pounds. Toni Thompson has a parakeet which she is teaching to talk but apparently her pet cat Casanova is the better instructor ... anyway the Parakeet makes like a cat . . . now if that Cat starts making like a bird??? Mr. and Mrs. Syvelle Burke left Sunday for St. Louis to attend a Brown's Shoe Company convention. In event you have forgotten Tuesday, February 2, is Mr, Ground Hog's Day , , . if he sees his shadow. its six more weeks of bad weather ... if tomorrow is like today dpn't make any plans tp take off those Ipng handles , . , th,e weather predictions — Fair this af, , tpnight and Tuesday, Mm ~ • e -,\ * js Court Affirms Local Ruling LITTLE ROCK, (/Pj— he Arkansas Supreme Court today handed down these decisions: Mrs. C. E. Wade end others vs. J. Walter Williams and others 'appealed from Clark Chancery Court, affirmed with directions. John L. Bartleit vs. Standard Life and Accident insurance Co., and others Hempstead Circuit Court affirmed. Mrs. Dan Beavers vs. Martin J; Smith, Pulaski Chancery Court, reversed. Chariseye H. Braun vs. Frances Rhotan Askew, Pulaski Chancery Court, affirmed. Home Indemnity Co. vs. Robart B. Snowden, Crittenden Circuit Court, modified and affirmed. Arkansas and Ozarit Railway vs. own of Busch, Carroll Circuit Court, reversed and remanded with directions. International Association of Machinists,- Local 924 and others vs. Golf-McNair Motor Co., Washing ton Chancery Court, affirmed. Sliest Metal Workers International Association, Local 249, and others vs. E. W. Daniel Plumbing and heading Co., Inc.., and others, Pulaski Chancery Cpuii. affirmed... ggEKS J4TTLE ROCK W — Frpsecut- ing Attq. James A' Gutensohu of •F«ft Smith today filed for rejiPHji naiipfl from the J&th Judicial Circuit The Presbyterians were host to the city at the 5 p. m. vesper service in the new building when the speaker was : Governor Francis Cherry, distinguished Presbyterian layman. Mrs. Cherry accompanied the governor. The Hope Ministerial Alliance assisted with the vesper program. The invocation was by the Rev. C. M. Montgomery, pastor of Hope Gospel Tabernacle. The Rev, Virgil D. ;Keeley, pastor of First Methodist church, gave; the Scripture reading. The mid-service prayer was offered by the Rev. S. A. Whitlow, pastor of First Baptist church; and the closing prayer by the Rev. Edmund Pendleton, pastor of First Christian church. - At the organ was Mrs. Rj L. Gosnell, church director of music, and Mrs. Haskell Jones sang a solo at the morning service. The church received many floral offerings. v Wan a Neutral State Bulletin: WASHINGTON W Efforts at compromise on theBricker treatyd power amendment strucka cnew snag today when Sen. George D. Ga. balked at , a .reported White House suggestion for dealing with presidential agreement. ,.---. Republican leaders had talked over aproposed compromise with Jresident Eisenhower and reported lie was i inclined to endorse if one "major legal and constitutional broblem can be cleared up." . Sen. Knowlan.l of California, the GOP floor leader said that while this point would require con sid- erable further exploration, "we are closer to an agreement than' we have ever been before. LOS ANGELES Wl . James Roosevelt, urg?d by Democratic leaders to give up',his hopes for a seat in Congress as a 1 -result of his wire's charges of adultery, to day released his supporters from any further obligation," He left the door .open, however, for a "final decision" on his can didacy later. Roosr-velt is accused in his wife's suit for separate maintenance of intimacies with 12 women. "" ftl •--• 'S»V, '.-.!• Jh Die in Crash 7 A,U. t S. Air Force -' Russian Agent Asks Asylum of the U.S. By HIN HIGAH TOKYO W— An American source said today Yuri Alexandrovich Rastovorov, a Russ an diplomat- intelligence agent, a^ked for and was granted political asylum by the United States. The source, who refused to be identified, told The Associated Press it is almost certain that Rastovorov has left Japan and may be en route to the United States. A Russian spokesman accused the United States of kidnaping Rastovorov, second secretary of the Soviet mis'iion to. Tokyo, which Japan does not recognize. The oh- jent, he chargftd, was "provocation of the Soviev Union." Official American sources in Tokyo said they knew nothing of the matter. The break ia the long silence on the cloak-and-dagger story of Rastovprov stirred speculation that the largest spy ring ia Asia may have beep cracked. The affable 84-year-old Russian diplomat disappeared from the Soviet Embassy Jan. 24, on the eve cf his scheduled departure fpr There was speculation that the Russian had been flown Saturday IP Qk^awa,, a huge U, S, base Jflift £0,11$ pf L jRMWy spasms* IP? plunged 34 American' sejvicemeh and an Army civilian "employ^ to death today in icy , waters' off Hokkaido Island, the Air Force said. None of the 30 passenger and 'ive crewmen survived the crash of the twin-engine C46 Commanf do, a courier plane shuttling mail and supplies to a .base in north ern Japan, said an Air Force spokesman. The iMano crashed in the frigid 25-mile-wide strait between Tokka do and Honshu, Japan's main, is land. • It was on a regular run from Tachikawa Air Force Base near Tokyo to Chitose AFB near Sap poro, principal city of the big northern island pf Hokkaido. The Air Force spokesman said only some open parachutes and an oil slick, were spotted by search planes at the scene, about 20 miles from land. It's bitter cold up there now; they had a big blizzard on Hokkaido c'ay before yesterday," he said. Passengers on such flights custo marily wear life jackets and par* achuten. However, a man could stay E.Jive only a few minutes in the icy water of tne strait. Names of the victims were with, held. Would Bar Alliances With '.«f. West Nations- „ A - 'Vl By JOSEPH W. BERLIN (UP) Soviet Fpreji Minister Vyacheslav M\ MolotoV;*, a major speech was reported f night to have asked the Big Fo Cpnference to make Germany* '"neutralized" state barred fronts alliances with th.6 West.' Molotov • addressed the foreign ministers for '40 mfnufft's] their first-meting behind 'thW tie Iron Curtain",,In " v "~" Well-informed to'v presented' 'a n-..^ . r - f ,^ T plan" for a united Gerhiany{%'sw which, the West hoUx&t woUl^'Mali oil Germany with its'70,QOO,|'""-" i pie a Soviet satellite. Before Molotov spoke ern Allies appealed to ,t. . w . cept the European Defense "jfc munity pact, which provides M? Germany 'army aligned witluV! North Atlantic pact as thVFl*' means of I- conti oiling ncce.ss German rearmament. They appealed to the foreign minister to spell o.ut"< ly, /iVhat he means by "ft man elections, and, W ; h1- v would agree xo hold v elec',tl3|i fore an. ajl German'gc' 1 -""" formed. ^ ,' -, Today Aarkcd the ,1begij^ a showdptyn delation •<*! unity/ K 'The|.>iss»Jes; was,' w|vi ally pf thVWest t or''a powers satellite. \ * *-*' , l , \*£j£ri$ After'meeting Je. of their; " 'linTST MIC j^U^^ . -W*4«pltiC ^V*"'*2*5 for, the second week's!. Si Before 'today's'' sessi~ shortly after 3 p." m., (0 Secretary "pf State "J__., r 7T Dulles, British Foreign,, Secrsjtj Atnhpny Eden and Frenglur 1 '' f Continued on Page T^w^;^ > S " Japanese Orchestra to Plvy at Band Concert Intermission time during the coming high school band concert Thursday night will feature several numbers by the high school dance orchestra. Yes, sir, 'the "Bob-cats" will shine at intermission time.' So don't fail to purchase your ticket from a band member and hear both these fine organizations. Tickets twenty five and fifty cents, will also be available at the door that night, Curtain time is 7; 45 Thursday night, February 4th. The high school dance orchestra is composed of these band members: saxes, Volmer Dean Bpyd, Benja Newbern, Laura Maye Rowe Bennie Edmiaston; trumpets, Ronald Bold, Charles Greenlee, Rayford Marcum; trombones, #irlc James, Darwin Smith; bass, Lerpy Brown; piano Syble Shlrjey; drums David McKenzje, Organized about a year ago , by Mr. Cannon so}ejy fpp the players enjoyment, the dance prchestra has already played many engagments and has won ready apcep^nqe by the student body, gevera.1 Oriental ihejr years in, " • wp the £§p # Xears njme. Joe, Marilyn By PRANK JORDAN ',- *i ^ TQICSTO (UP) i~ Thoiisanj|jf howling, " screaming 'Jajr" mobbed, M&rflyn Monroe $ DiMaggio when they^|Jtep,pes an airplane" tactey-ifr^*" tempted to break inlo r t mpofi hotel . * , Jour thousand pepple sta"i;r)jpi|j] through guards, and rusjie^ " wh,ep the platjinvr* ,J' stepped dpv/n'. thj 'tTf aidliner, but Joe Whisker 1 h'eK inside, , * \,l?! So enthusiastic, w,&s 'the.-, that it knocked Japanese"^, raphers from stepladders,' T s' aside ^porters, buffeted' movie and stage stars, j tered American Airline execi to gat a close look at 1 the A flying wedge pf jeeps cleared a path 'for the *'" vertible that tppk the downtown Tokyo, but anese men clamored $t9#.',ti)M and almost crushed tJje,? 11 '*' A double yn e O f, police', tel employes held back ano,thu, T sand pepple, whp sttempted^S stprm,Jthrpugh, the """ the hole! *-t Ayhore t to spe,nd, a q Tha erpw4' dopr pane, j^nd seypf^l dumped into an icy.pppd,iiv tel g^idep by Dr3ssed.in a c yr .., seamless' hose and the brief cony mediately Police

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