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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by Th* Editor Alex. H. Wa»hburn. — _ Shades of Lincoln! ' No 'Pilgrim's Progress' today You read on this page last Thurs- lay an astonishing dispatch from Jpringfield, the capital of Illinois. .t seems that the Illinois Secretary j£Jf f Hte, Charles Carpenter, is on a lavpsalgn to "make it impossible lor'sChool children to obtain smut." Therefore, the dispatch continued — "This book is tor adult readers" las been stamped in red ink on :ertain books in the state-wide li- >rary system — meaning that they ire banned from circulation unless lome grown person specially Icmands a copy. Hope *- c l Star hour-Uetiod ending it d§y, 55TH YEA.,: VOL 55 — NO. 95 Star e» Hop. 1i»9, frtrti 1MT CoriiolldatM Jan. 1», Ittt HOPt, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6,1954 Mtinbtt: th* AttSttattd fn* 6 Aadft Bttfrts »f < Av. Si* Paid Clfel. 6 MA*. Cfldllt» Stpt. 10, 1«1 Ignore Gloom Prophets Ike Advises U.S. By JACK BELL WASHINGTON UP) — President Eisenhower has pdvised Americans to ignoit- "prophets of gloom" and so stamped is has promised them a "big brother incredible. Here are partner in the federal gotfern- ment." Addressing a cheering throng of ibsolutcly -.qrgg. of the "banned" books: 'pilgrim's Progress" 1 Hans Christian Andersen's "Fairy Tales" Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Jnder the Sea" "Jane Eyre" "Wuthering Heights" "The Good Earth" "The Girl of the Golden West" So you belong to an organization »nd you want to "ban"' something, do you? Well, be warned by the c that someone somewhere will-make you look like a ; witch. And you'll deserve it. "Pilgrim's Progress . . . . Abraham Lincoln read it as a boy '.by the flickering light of the hearth • in the family log cabin. What have the witches done to our America? i "Jane Eyre" . . . when I was a boy it was "reauired," like practicing on the piano, learning geometry, and other unhappy phases of faraUy discipline. Toward the end of last Thursday's dispatch it appeared that this fellow • Carpenter was trying to get out from under the foolishness he had : started. He said it was a mistake — that his staff of career workers in the state library system were trying to make him look "ridiculous." Trying? They made a perfect job of it. And Mr. Carpenter',^ explanation only confirms our belu«.' that he had ], it'grpming to him. For, the dispatch explains — "Carpenter had ordered all books 'relating to sex' withdrawn from circulation after a mother protested about a novel her daughter checked out of a local library." L. recollect that our mother handled" such a situation directly with my-sisters — and with no public' scandal 1 - such as calling up the library and making a spectacle of ' g£ramily. '-: '' -.- - ' . ' Mr. Carpenter is the" Custodian of books. He should have" had better sense than try-to m^ke -himself custodian of anything as .unp're dictable as the uneasy .truce between a mother and her'daugh tor. more than C.500 at a GOP box supper Inst night. Eisenhower sailed into Democratic predictions of hard limes, siayjng "The United States doesn't need to fall." An'l he emphasized he wants to conduct the presidency under the Constitution "in the same general form'* as it now stimds. He cpoke oniy 12 minutes. In hat; time he took on two sets of critics —those, like former Presi- leht Harry S. Truman, who say he country is now i? a recession, and vhose who have been calling a constitutional amendment hat would limit the scope of reatics and give Congress more control over international agree ments. "We don't have to listen to the prophets of gloom who say we arc ^oing into this or that kind of stumble or fall,'' he declared as he crowd ch°rcd. WIRED FOR PLEASURE - Theodore Holden, a New York newspaperman, demonstrates his read-a-bed gadget, made of wire clothes hangers. He invented the "book holder" so he could read without strata while undergoing treatment for a back ailment at, a hospital in Hartford, Conn. Against Move fo Avoid Any Treaty Vote By JACK BELL , / WASHINGTON UP!—Sen. George (D-Ga) said today that any move tp avoid a Senate showdown in this session of Congress on the contro- ^Mfsial Bricker treaty - power amendment wculrt merely "perpetuate the issue" to politics. George, who ttld the Senate yesterday President Eisenhower cannot defend his opposition .to a provision giving Congress a check on executive agreement::, said in an interview he is going tp continue to work to get a constitutional amendment passed. He has offered bis own version. The Senate, in reress over the iiSbkand, will resume debat Monday on a proposal by Sen. Bricker (R-Ohio) with the understanding it will not attemt to reach any votes on the measure until the week of Feb. 15. Thera are so many conflicting proposals pendinp that George said it seams doub'ful to him that any could now get Senate approval by the necessary two-thirds of those voting. pBut maybe after we have lulled this thing over for a while, jt may be possible to get some agreement," the Georgia senator said. He . added that he believes he may get a majority of the Senate to approve substituting his plan for the Bricker proposal. George's version would nullify any treaty pr international agreement which conflicted with the Constitution and jwpuld prevent executive agree- joints from b».conih:g effective as internal law except by act of Con- gress.A majority vote would be enough to revise the pending Army Shaping Policy on Refusals Department is trying to shape ,.i singls. overall policy on how th armed forces should dismiss mill tary personnel who refuse, und< the Fifth Amendment, ,to saj whetH'sr.- they are or have been Communists. Scretary of the Army Steven already haa his own idea. He toil reporters' Wednesday that if soldier or officer'invokes the Fift Amendment "he is not'entitled t an honorable discharge." It is the Fifth Amendment to the Constitu- ion v.hich'"savs a man may no. be compelled to testify against himself. Stevens' comment was on a case in which Sen. -McCarthy (R-Wis) declared the .AA-my had allowed an officer fo 'resign instead of firing •him 'after what McCarthy claimed was the'officer's refusal to specify 'of. Sftnate committee investigators whether he eve..- had Communist connections. Tho Navy has ' outlined a procedure for dealing with its uniformed personnel, but it does • not spell out fully what type of discharge it would use for dropping a Fifth Amendment pleader from its rollc. A circular -issued last November said that whenever a member of the regular Navy or Marine Corps or reservist on active duty refused to testify before a congressional committee on the grounds of possible self-incr'rtVnaion he "shall immediately bd relieved of all duties, a pro mpl report of all cir cumstcinces be submitted to the secretary of tbe Navy via the commandan of the Marine Corps or Bureau of Personnel (Navy), as appropriate, and such members shall not be restored to their duties except upon iirecion of he secretary of the Navy." Suggests Fewer Medical Specialists By WILLIAM W. HUGHE LITTLE ROCK (UP) —-The new stats medical q'entcr here "should emphasize training of general practitioners instead of turning out specialists, research experts recommended today. The suggestion was contained in a report to the state legislative council that was prepared by hte council' sreserach staff. The icport on the medical • center and its new teaching hospital will be considered at a meeting in the near future of the council's commitee o'l charitable,. correc- Rosston-Eost Road Work to StartSoon LITTLE ROCK (UP) —The Ar kansas Highway Department toda> issusd work orders on four road graveling projects costing $94,516 The bids were let at ;.the- Jan. 14 meeting of the highway commis sion. The largest single project involy ed in todays orders was 21.9 miles of gravel on the Des Arc-West and Devalls"' ^Bluff-south road, State Highway 33, in Prairie county. The contract- wen tto 'Graves Bros Pine Bluff on a bid of $53,048. The next largest was 11 miles c gravel on' the R^sston-East road state Highway JLtotNeya'da coun eral practitioners than it does specialists at this time:," the' report said. The prganizaiou of an extensive out-patient service headed by _ a doctor and staffed by an assisting clinic team was suggested as one way to help train general practitioners. "It would form the core for a much needed liaison with local Singer Loses and Damage Suit* tOS ANGELES WV— A blonde inger who lost her left leg in a raffic accident lias also lost her uit IOi- $154,277 against the drivers £ three cars involved in the crash. A jury which deliberated more han' 12 hours denied damages last light to Tun*. Leo, 21, crippled while riding • a motorcycle with Job Masino. The jury gave a verdict 'jffr he defendants, Dorothy Elizapeth Brown and Jesse A. Jrayson, drivers of two of the ehicles, and Bill and Joseph For- ;ete, owners of the third auto. Miss Lee testified that she under went 21 operations before the eg was amputated. The accident occurred in Culver City on Oct. .0, 1P52. Truman Says Drepression Is Spreading NEW YORK W) Former Presi-r dent| Harry S. 7.ruman said last night rhat "The recession that started on the farm? last spring las ' already spread to the city streets — and a depression would do likswise." fie scoffed at the "miracles" he said were promised oy the Republican party. In .i' a speech before the Americans? fcr Democratic Action, Truman/ said, "I don't think there is any'ilecessity for a depression." "Cfna thing is cJear by now after a year of the Eisenhower administration " Trumar said, "and that is the Republican party is- not made up of miracle workers. ".}.. I'have been watching and waiting for those miracles to happen fthat we were promised back to 1951 But there is something wrortg somewhere. There seems ro be a slight delay in the miracle busiriess." Triiman i-ippod into the present administration's income tax cut, terrrjing it "a rich man's tax relief measure if I ever heard of one. :> "It- seems to me strange that the President's economic report saysf .that there is KG real recession,?' Truman continued, ". . .but that'lve are npt prosperous enough BusinessSlump m * j > it ' I*'» '^ |peri$ a Wp! WASHINGTON t#> -gathered by tha Senaie4ftfus6 *j nomic Committee Suggests tiiftt slump, in jobs and tftodw* begun to level otf," &fid' into a recovery ihis spri man Wolcbtt (ft-Mlch) st,_ ,The committee, welg1fln|. anti-depression prograrn ,£res! Eisenhower presented ; to dottfc in his economic report last rrtt took testimony from the heads;! nine government ecoho^riUMi' ' statistical agencies this W>ekf Pope Shows Very Slight Improvement By FRANK BRUTTO VAICAN CITY {ffl — Pope Pius XII shows symptoms of a very slight improvement, but "the state 1 of general weakness persists," his private doctor announced today. The • doctor. Prof. Riccardo Galea'-.si-Lisi, suid the Pope passed 'a moderately fair" night. A Vatican spokesman, Msgr. Angelo Dell'acqua of the secretary of state's office, said there was hope physicians throughout the state and for teaching of preventive medicine and health counseling as part of a general -practice program," the report said. The report criticized a growing trend toward spccialims as being detrimental toward adequate health care in rural areas. It also suggested more- emphasis on teaching new doctors more about a patient's environmental background better vay to prevent and cure his illnesses. Te report praised construction of the new 450 bed hospital at the medical center which will be provided- with much beter facilities than the existing 197-bed university hospital, The research men warned against any attempt to treat chronic bed patients at the medical cen- sevcrely handicap tracting Co., Paragould on a lo\ bid of S19.754. Another was 8.8 miles of graVel on the Okolom-lerre Noir Creek road, State Highway 51, in Clark county. The contract went to the Steniberg -Boyd Construction Co,, Tulsa, Okla., on a bid of $14,363. The other was 11.8 miles of gravel on the Delark-Sparkman road,' State Highway in. Dallas county, Linwood-Smith. Lake Village, on, a bid of .$7,351. ' . . . increase 1 the ninirrium wage. The income lebel of the farmer and working man arc- beginning to decline, he said, "compared to he snare of the businessman and he- corporations and the landlords. Our national wealtn is being dis- xibutcd in ^reverse, from the poor ;o the rich."" ter's hospital. "This would the be enfeebled pontiff, 77, able to take some might nour Brickei- proposal alonf, these lines, jsald the Pope, but final pasrage still would re- of 400 million quire two-thirds approval. Polio Fund May Total $500,000 v^lITTLE ROCK MPI-rThe National 'Inundation for Jnfantjie Paralysis said today that tin- March of plmes polio campaign might total $500,000 in Arkansas, A spokesman at the state heacU quarters here said some 3Q counties have given preliminary estimate? en the drjve, but no accurate accounting pf the fund will be m.ad,e ishment. The Pope's trouble keeping down food hcs caused anxiety. To help maintain his strength, he has been fed intravenously. The Rome newspaper El Tempo the spiritual leader Roman Catholics 'throughout (he world, had not left • his bad in his third floor apart- '•rnent in the Vatican Palace since he was stricken ; Jan, 25. He tried ,to rjsa pnce o: twice, the newspa- Jper iaid, but was too feeble to do so. A morning commuter train be tween Sheffield, England, and London runs moie than 106 miles in 97 minutes, a speed of more than 06 miles an hour. Silver dollars are in pommon use only in a few western s>latcnj li and Nevada, he teaching program." the report said. "A high rate of patient turnover offers more pppotunity for sound teaching programs." Th" reserachers . olso suggested a better administrative structure than the one now in effect at the old teaching hospital, ome attempt to separate tht duties of the superin-Jent of the hospial and the dean of the mdical school was recommended. A the present time, the dean of the school also has the supervisory responsibility for the hospital. Nine Persons in Violent Deaths By The Associated Press The total number of persons to die violently in Arkansas since Sunday midnight rose to nine yesterday when two lives were lost in traffic acc'detits, and one man was shot to death- Tommy Wood, a Union County, farmer and father of four, was injured fatally when o tractor r.e was driving along Highway 35 plunged into a deep ravine near El Dorado. Wood was pinned between the overturned tractor and a tree. Larry Harp, 3,, was killed when his father's truck and a Missouri Pacific freight train collided at a crossing near Oteenf'eld, to Pom- set County. The father, L. G. Harp, escaped with minor injuries. Marvin Huff, 51, wanted in Tulsa, Okla., for the murder ot his wife, was shot to death near Bar- prison in a gun <.'uel with State Bill '' Barge Owner Asks Cost From State LITTLE ROCK (ffl — The question of whether the rkansas River is navigable at Fort Smith- Was before the State Claims Commission today, The Clark and Ferrell Costruc- tio Co., Brinkley, is asking the State for $14,406 to cover the cost of dismantling its 59-foot high barge so it could pass under n highway bridge at Fort Smith last spring . The company tcld the commission the federal government had informed it that the river was navigable but that the bridge across the Arkansas between For Smith and Van Bnren has a clearance of only 43 9 feet. Equioment to raise the bridge was dismantled several years ago State attorneys contend that th' U. S. Corps of Engineers agreed to removal of the lift equipment They added that, because of in jfrequaut use of the river by large vessels the river had hardy can be considered navigable. The Claims Commission deferred a decision in the case to permit attorneys for both sides to study further laws concerning navigation of the river. . BOY, YOU'LL BE SPOILED—Carl ( DeanitBrighVborn«Dec.U9 1 l .'to Mr. and Mrs. William E. Bright,! Jr.,! starting 1954 oft with <reaT distinction. 4»HiSfmather,,holdingthimi J Is only 15 years old. He-has a grandmothenrwho is'32, and a great*• grandmother who .i3'49.*CarlfhasU2tUvtagtgrandparents.£T;here I; are flve'living generations.'on.his'mother'a.sideiofttheifainflysand if Jounon'his father's side. *-, His fatheMallS-year-oldiderk^e 8 S"with*Mra. Bright' Their iinamgs, t-nep> v^uiu in an Interview clearly pofc seasorthl upturn to hiring and, ness ac.livily f to the 1 early s; followed by a f possibly ! "^' economie revival'to t . „ 'The upturn" should' come>£< en6ttgh," ho forecast,' "tfo tl ductloALa^d em^loyme}it j will be only> slightly "belov average of 1653 — 'Which all-time' record." * < WolCott <said henhop' from the* committee *&**;, "afc nearly unanltn6tfe|*a^ sible to' get to Congr/sl policies and - legislation'^ the commitee obv: split <>n fta'rty » linefe>e{] two major elements o!Ui—_ House program - r ' ? laJte's;Snd ; culture. ^4 ^l^'igy^ Democratic * membt/s\att' Eiserthowetfs * tax^/e' grarri, on'i grqtinds t that, too^many benefit', 'to'.Jjiil sente£ as '--*•""-'--*-•« : d«* i itl Kids Are Returning to Radio; TV Is Wonderful Butlt-Ledves * 51 * } \f - f *' - * No Room for Imagination v % BY HAL BOYLE ...i. NEW YORK (A 1 )—-The charm of old hings never disappears. Roosevelt Case to BIB Tried in 8 Months \ PASADENA, CALIF. UP)— The sep erate .maintenance suit against James Roosevelt, in which his wife accused him of adultery with 12 women, won't go to trial for six or eight months, a judge said today. 'A crowed calendar will delay the case, said Superior Judge Kurtz Kauffman, who recessed a pre-trial hearing yesterday after a lawyer Iried to auestion Roosevelt about one of the women. Kauffman ruled such questions will' be proper only when Mrs. Romulle Schneider Roosevelt's Record Broiler Jf Production LITTLE ROCK Wl— Arkansas produced a record 74,080,000 broilers in 1953 to maintain its position as tho second loading broiler producing state in the nation. Georgia is first. ". ' The Crop Reporting Service said last year's broiler production showed an increase of two per cent over the 1052 record produc tion of 22,627,000 birds. Gross income froiri broilers in 1953 totaled $5'l,553,OOU-^a decrease of five per cent frorn 195, the servica said. suit for $3,500 monthly support actually is tried. Intimate details of Roosevelt's complex financial affairs and his family s lavish standard of life were recited to. the day-long court session. Opposing counsel will delve further into these matters when the temnorary support hearing is resume i Feb. .1.5. Mrs. Roosevelt's complaint names three women as correspon dents and incorporates a letter, signed by RoosRvell, in which he -admits infidelities with nine othdr women. Sincj her suit was filed, Roosevflt has denied misconduct with any of the 12. Tho question about one of the correspondents Gladys Irene Ownes, came ju.st after Rooseveli had related from the witness stand that he went to Mexico last Dec, 22 and returned early in January on a trip partly for business and Dartly for pleasure. "Were you pccompanied by an; on e pn-this trip" asked Arthur Schiffevman, one of Mrs. Boose velfs lawyers. The court sustained an objection the television era now 'are discovering and enjoying an antique, old-fashioned form o* home entertainment their parents have appre elated for some years. It is called radio. kids are going back to radio," said Jobnny Sinn. "There are some programs they like bet ter on radio because they can imagine the scenes better than if they ai-e shown on a screen." One of ms own children for example prefers hearing the horse opera, "Cisco Kid," on radio to watching it on television. This intrigues Johnny beyond the normal interest of a arent in what takes his kU s fancy. Thp "Cisco Kid" happens to be one of many famous haracters who wall, talk or gal- p for Johnny on either radio, elev:sion or bo;h. He is a top msn in the destiny f radio as well as television, and ends a prosperous future for each Ithough he predicts radio will be- onm the more localized medium. You probably never heard of ohn L. Sinn, But he has thought C you. wherever you are. He has .udisn you for many years harder ban IIP ever studied his primer school. He i wants to know how maice you laugh and cry—and fterward hings. He is a $25 a week Job" tojjjfadio Station WjLw its/Cincinnati!" f,'!•'' ''^',7 "It was .-ar fantastic j .*••» -. ^t,»,ti ritWiufijrii. .1* _ .^ —i 17 GQ ON TRIAL MADRID, Spain W— Seventeen persons including two women and a monarchist army officer, \yent on tnaj before a military tribunal today on charges of propaganda against the France regime and activities undermining s^ate se- by coungtl, "Weie you Pic-one, accompanied Roosevelt' Gladys Irene Owens" persiste Schifferman, P«orson Hour Tonight of 7:30 The David Pearson how will be held at Station KXAft 9t 7;?0 tonight, Tune in for good enter- ft worthy ' you did everything, shows,', produced shows, > announced news—anything itha.fj bad to be done. And it was all- wonderful.'How did he Jeap'fr6rtf,$25'ai week to a partnership in 4 " million-a-year-or-plus''"''firm. i ,^ ,, w gan w}th' 'a gimmick, 'or, as they say to the advertising Afield,'< fin idea. , V ' ' '< "' «<' Johnny thought up" a program for aloca 1 bakery firm - called "The Freshest Thing in. Town, .. hat caught on well. He and Fred Ziv, owner j of an advertising agep£ cy, decided tp try to ''get other aakeries injothe^ owns to buy t. Tha idea "worked. "We just went on from there," Sinn recalled. "As we brought in more money we created , more programs, hired bigger' stars, sold our shows to more' 'stations. We put them on tape in radio, film in television; later, < i' 1 "This'meant neither the star npr the station was tied to a net to go out and buy one of the > bigger igures in the world of entertainment, and one of the least known o the public, But you'll hear more f nim. Ho might look like the uy who lives next door to you, ' you are, lucky enough to have a jleasant neighbor with a receding lairline, dark eyes, a wide but determined mine, and a' sensitive willingness tp hear you brag be- ore he says what he knows to be o. Johnny travels about 100,000 le", a year between new York, PF ic #'«i« present* Man Goes t Tnnbuidu and Hollywood. He and his partner, Fred W, Ziv, produce —at the moment— 23^ weekly radjo. and 12 television shows. They lave SOO employes, their own Hollywood studjo. •*• Two yeais ago their gross gu)p as e=tiniated by "Variety" at 20 million dollars annually, perhaps a modest figure to'day when their irogram§ are on at )east 1.5QO work's schedule, ^The. actor cppld work when he wanted 'to,, the station could put on the program" aijy time it wanted to, and the'sponsor had the same ehpjce, ,"We'\e learned famous names help start A new program,, but only quality will keep ( it going, Good, shows -start with a , good script, People are always hungry 1 for better entertainment, and that quires better writers, The writer is always at least as Important as the performer," Jphpny, who started off RJ writing his own shows, then sa}d; "Gea, you know the, biggest decision in .-ny > Itfe as whc"— to quit college before getttog . degrt-o, B,ut it as exactly the job, I hopo-l to get after I finished college. I see I did whrt I JW J *~ What .would you have ,done' , WelJ, personally, J stayed to Jeg<? ,ind got two degrees. BuLI didn't tell Johnny. A'guy -«»•»to o 20 milion dpllurs R yea, wprries without jne feeling o» inferjorty ;he nation's ?.,500 radio and some 145 television markets, Some of the ^programs Johnny Sinn never his to worry about getting tickets to are "Boston ckie," "Mr. Pisrict Atorney,," Yesterday's new>»'eel," an4 " Hour Stars.' They are his, recently ,sj|jned Red Skeltoo to a three rajlUpn dojlar Among the' qther slais whp for ftim— np ppvie studio. match the'ljsr do, Hiimpi-irey BacalJ, fony Marjkta, pick v and Tyrone Yet pnly IS ? §ton <VWf> fe h M u--^l BJJjVi 11 tM L..H a H I.,,E

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