Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 8, 1954 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Our Daily * Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Where Else But Arkansas for This Wintertime Story? If 1 were to write a piece about lone for the tourist trade it might !<>^jtikc this: Don't let this rolling prairie deceive you. Within an hour's drive lie the foothills of the mountain country . . . blue- f water lakes from which you can see a dozen peaks rising 2,000 feet or more . . . and the wildlife of a region both remote and ' near. I could go on — and it Would all e true. Because I collected some nore evidence Sunday afternoon. W'had run the full length of the] WEATHER Arkansas — Fait, afternoon, toftlgtii, Tuesday*. this afternoon near Stff 25 to 35. Experiment Station ijgfjort-<&"' 24'hour-period .ehding at 8 a. In* Monday, High 61, Low 23, 4 V •4! 55TH YEAR: VOL. 55 — NO. 96 Star of Hop* 1*99, PNM 1*27 Consolidated Jan. 1», 1»2» t_ HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1954 Nine Indicted for Surplus War Ship Deals Member: .th* Allocated f>r«i & Audlf Burtou at ClrtutoHoni Av. N« Paid Orel. 6 Mo*. Ending 5apt, 30, 1»iJ — WASHNGTO The Justice Department today announced the indictment of nine individuals and six corporations on charges of consnii-ccy to defraud the govern- farrows lake and were heading omcward, a mile west of Daisy, rhen this happened: I had just remarked to our party nat sometimes you see a deer wimming across the lake. For istance, there was the time a year go last summer when I had some rofessional protographers as my ucsts and a doe swam across big tear creek bay, about two miles, ment in multi-million dollar deals in surplus ships after World War II. Among those indicted was Joseph E. Casey, former Democratic member of the House from Massa- Carev allegedly headed a group a Senate committed charged made fantastic profits in post war tanker deals asscd right by our boat andj Another of those indicted was ashore and vanished (Arislotelcs S. Onassis, world power nd no one had his camera loaded. As I say, 1 had just finished tell- ig this story coming down the lake mile west of Daisy when I saw omcthing in the water close to the outh bank that looked at first like dark bird with outstretched 'ings. Then the head turned — and had the profile of a big doe . nd she was boldly starting off for 10 opposite shore. l^n not a Navy man but I am ciTain you don't get any more xcitcment on a battleship. We had iree things to consider instantly: 1) The position of the sun for the icture, (2) Exactly what place on IB north bank the doe was heading >r so we could set our course, and 5J Keep the boat far enough away •om the swimming animal not to larm her, and, incidentally, to cop her from possibly kicking a Die in our plywood and sending us UjnOr a swim. The next 10 minutes were excit- ig. George W. Hosmer, The Star's icchanical superintendent, had the imera, and made the first picture - of the doe swimming parallel to ic boat. The next scheduled shot as to ,be of the deer clearing the ater in her jump to shore. But c had trouble. The lady didn't want to go asnore :imcdiately. I dropped away from her with the 5§t so she could determine her ilirsc. Nothing happened, as far ; going ashore was concerned — ic started swimming westward up e lako toward Ncwhope. It was obvious what she was inking — the north bank was irly open, and what she wanted In e way of a landing place was a cce of woods. So westward went e doe, and the boat jogged right ong with her. Finally it be'camc clear that it N^our move, if we expected to get iy picture. I put the boat abreast her and started crowding cau- nisly. Did you ever watch a doe's g cars change Dw-motion of directions in the a water pursuit? le had one car cocked on us and c other tuned in on shore to set ) the possibility of a safe land- 1 crowded her a little more,finally ijnting the boat's prow directly her — f and she gave way and jjlck for the bank. There was a flash of gray and lite as she bounded ashore; )smer had his picture — and then 2 sat there spellbound watching e doe put on a blazing burst of eed 'as she zig-zagged over the jmpy shore and vanished in a r patch of woods. Within an hour's drive from this icventful-looking prairie . . . and happened only yesterday. "" ere else in America can you 10 minutes of suspense with Iy an hour? in the shipping trade. The cndictmcnt was returned by a Disl-ict of Columbia federal grand jury last Oct. 13, but was kept seeled by court order pending the surrender of Onsssis. Onaiisis, native of Greece and now a citizen of Argentina, presented himself ir the Federal District Court here today and, after the indictment was opened, en- tred a plea of innrcent. Chief Judge Boiitha Laws authorized bin release, on ?10,000 bond, but stipulated that he could not ron Curtain lose Dismissed LITTLE ROCK (A'l — The Arkans .Supreme Court today dis- issed one of v-vo cases invqlv j Crittenclen County's "Iron cur- n" rule for lawyers, Still undicicled is the question ti'ivhcther out-of-state attorneys n he required to have Arkansas sociates before being allowed to actice in the county's courts. Because no ''final appealable or- r" Had been filed, the Supreme iurt dismissed th appeal in the se of Maurice Letaw and others ainst Doyne D"dd. [t v,'i>s this SHU for damages of ghtlvf more than $2,000 which dc- lope.'l into th-; controversy over Hither Memphis lawyers could actice in Critenden Chancery iurt vithout ?n Arkansas associ- 'i. leave the country while t>e charges arc ponding against him. The wealthy Onassis arrived irj the United States last week. He has thipbiulding and ship operations scattered throughout the world. Young Pearson Enters School in Florida David Pearson left yesterday via plane for Florida where he will enter the Apollo boys school and become a member ' of the famous choir. • A bcnefi.t pr.qgra.rnoverjiKXAIJ Saturday night'assured enough, mon ey to send him to school. Actual contributions and pledges taken dur ing the program which lasted about three hours will total the $900 providing all the pledges are fulfilled. The local Music Club which assumed the responsibility of collecting the money, will try to get in all pledges as soon a_s possible, according to Mrs. Virginia Gardner, president. David won a $900 scholarship but needed an additional $900 to assure lim of a year of special training. His unusual voice convinced local civic club leaders that it would be ing toMrs. Virginia Gardner, presi- ing benefits afforded at the Florida school. So practically every civic organization in the city teamed to put on the radio program which proved successful. David's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Pearson, 'managed to finance his flight fare to Florida. During his year at the school the lad will receive special voice training, piano, accompany the choir on a national winter tour, attend, a summer encampment beside regular academic work . Taking part in raising the balance of the scholarship were the Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions, Cosmopolitan, Delta Kappa Gamma, David's own Eighth Grade Class, National Honor. Society, Key Club, Music Club, B&PW, PTA, Chamber of Commerce and many more. McMafh Continues Silence on Plans LITTLE ROCK Mi _ Former Gov. Sid McMath was quoted yesterday as saying he definitely was a candidate for the U. S. Senate, but McMath promptly denied the report tt liis Sheridan home last night. Gen3 Prescolt, staff photographer for the Arkansas Gazette said Local Group Is Interested in Fishing Area While Oak Lake Association of Ouachita County was organized! over the weekend with two Hope men being named to Board of Directors . . . Leo Ray and Talbot Feiid Jr. Others attending the Chidester meet were Kenneth Ambrose, Vincent Foster and Judge U. G. Garre tt. The State Game and Fish Commission is planning to spend $250,000 for a public fishing and hunting area if approximately 11,000 acres of land can be secured. The 1,000 acre lake which would result is about four miles west of Chidester along Highway No. 4. Dollar Day in Hope Wednesday and Thursday Wednesday and Thursday, Feb' •uary 10 and 11 is Dollar Day »vHope. This is another in a Ifc Jei of pi emotions planned by he Retail Mei chants Committee >f the Hope Chamber of Com- nerce. During the two day period >pecial values will be available o shoppers in this section of Ar- :ansas, according to Chairman :orbm Foster and H. C. Ifall, he February committee chair- nan. The key to Dollar Day values vill be a dollar bill. Watch Tuesit lay's Star tot details and infor- Convict May Not Live to See His Book SAN QUENIN, Calif., (UP) — Caryl Whi'ier Chessman, a brilliant young man whose first bonk has been accepted for publication may never see the published cooy. The date cf publication is July 2(> — bu: he's scheduled to die in San Quentin't gas chamber in Mary or June. Chessman, 'A4 is in the prison' -, death row awaiting the U. S. Supren <? Court's decision on hi? final appeal, which he has little hope of winning. He has exhausted all avenues in the state's courts, and the nation's highest court has already twice turned down appeals. The former Los Angeles "lover's lane" bandit was the first man doomed under California's "LittJe Lindbergh" law — kid- napi.ij* with bodily harm. He was convicted'of 17 .counts of robbery, kidnaping, and attempted rape. In his five and one half years in condemned row, the' young Man — with an I. A. of a,gen- ;. ius ..—••. has--.''tajsen his« oWrt 1 ajj*" rpenJs? pins numerous writs of habeas corpus which have am;ized jurists by their brilliance. Hli book, "Cell 2455, Death Row," will be published by Prentice-Hall ' of New York Last week Chessman received a $1,000 check as ar. advance, ancl his contract calls for 17 per cent royalties on the first 10,01)0 copies e.nd 21 per cent thereafter. Hollywood Producer Walter Wanger, who was a prosecution witness against Chessman, is reading the manuscript for possible movie rights. A law school interested in several chapters for publication in a quarterly review. FLYING "POGO STICK" — Nicknamed the "Pogo Stick," the Navy's "Navy Vertical Take-off Project" is Hearing completion at the Consolidated Vultee Aircraft plant near San Diego, Calif. News of the twin-propellered craft, which is to be powered by a turboprop engine, has just been released by the Navy. Designed to take off and land vertically, the plane could possibly be used as an escort aircraft for landing ships or troop transports, taking off and landing on decks. (Copyright, 1954, The San Diego Union.) — NEA Telephoto DAR Good Citizenship Girls Quake May Have Left 5000 Homeless MEXICO CITY MPI—Fears of a leavy death till in the earthquake- shattered region of Chiapas state n southern Mexico, diminished today as new reports trickled in Tom the remote mountain region. 3ut 5,000 families were believed homeless following the severe shock Friday. Th quake centered in a 50-mile- vid-j coffee producing area (JO miles west of the Guatemalan border. Four towns were reported devastated. Chiapas State Gov. Efrain Aranda Osorio said yesterday telephone reports ft cm four mayors in the hardes'-hlt region did not list any fatalities. Officials said the light construc- ion of village houses probably ac- BMlie Jo Baker Representing their respective schools Miss Billie Jo Baker daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Baker of Hope and Miss Linda Brock, daughter of Mrs. Frances Scott Brock 'of Lewisville, will compete against other girls for the title of Arkansas Good Citizens. Both >girls are representatives of the John Cain Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, They, were selected for leadership 1 , service, patrolism and character. Billie is secretary of the English IV Club, member of the NHS, Library Club, on the Hi-Lights and Linda Brock Bobcat staffs. Linda, an honor student, is a member of NHS, editor of both her school's newspaper and annual, is a basketball player, member of junior and senior play casts, band and past class official. Last year she won in the first Lion Oil Company scholarship contest and received a $25 award. he heard McMath tell the AFL counted for the lack of heavy cas- A i»!rQ n c Ci c ' Qfi<r. /**n«>v*AJ1 — j! i\yr.. ' u.; •>.. -t . Arkansas State Council of Ma- chinsts that he woulu run against 0 " John McClellan. ualties although damage was estimated at 2 million pesos (23 million dollars). Many Persons Practically Give Up at the Age of 68 But This Singer Starts a New Career BY HAL BOYUE | NEW YORK (if} — At G8 many men and women feel they are through. : But at 68 Giovanni Martinelli, one of the great voices of our century, began a bright new career as a salesman.h He now sells what he used to sing T— opera. "I am a bridge now," he said, "a bvidge of exi\anajon." It is really hi" gieatest role.Jn his liietime as one of the finest teno'a within Uvin? i.iemory he estimates he has sung to some 7,000 audiences aroun^ the world. Today watch Sunday he capsules in, "P^'eva Cameo," a Pwmpjat Je^ evision netwrok feature, the plots of operas he used to sing himself. His job is to explain what the jvocal artists are jock-ling about. Giovanni, sometimes called Joe, was an is a tremendous artist, a nice chunky gi<y witn flaming blue eyes and a big mop cf white, white hair. If is ironing that Joe he can reach more people with a conversational tone than he could in the days when he could match a high note with any man in the tenor industi'y. But Joe doesn't mind. "It is enough for me that moie people now love opera," he said. Tenoi& are per.orajly as jealous of each other as women. Joe may Band Wins Honors at Spa Clinic Twenty five members of the Hope high school band with their director G. T. Cannon, returned Saturday from Hot Springs where they participated in a two-day meeting of the iSouthwest Arkansas band clinic. This clinic, held last year in Hope, is an annual event conducted under the auspices of the Arkansas State, School Band and Orchestra Asoc- iation. Invluded in the southwest Arkansas region besides Hope are Hot Springs Lakeside (Hot Springs; Nashville, DeQueen, Murfreesboro, rexarkana, Ashdown, Lewisvilli:, Stamps, Magnolia, Prescott Gurdon, Arkadelphia. From the one hundred sixty seven high school mysicians in attendance forty eight were selected as candidates for the Ail-state band, to be assembled later this month. Of this number selected, eleven were chosen from Hope after unusually hard competition in tryouts. They are Syble Shirley, Waiuell Nix, Judy May, Benja Newbern, Jimmy Haynes, Volrner Dean Boyd, Bennie Edmiaston, Janet McJfenzie, Delmer Wehver, Kirk James and Leroy Brown. The guest, copductor for th« clinic bands was Mr. James N,eil- son, director of bands at the City , Rosston-East Road to Be Re-graveled The State Highway Department on February 4th issued the Work Order for the commencement of construction on the Rosston-East Gravel Surfacing project. This work is 11 miles in length and involves the placement of gravel surfacing on the Rosston-East Road, State Highway 4, Section 7, Nevada County . The contract was awarded to the Mississippi Valley Contracting Company, Incorporated of Paragould on their low bid of $19,745.00 and is scheduled for completion in 40 working days. Traffic will be maintained during the construction period.'The work will be under the supervision of Resident Engineer, J. C. Webb, a veteran of 28 years Foreign Ministers Agre< to Ask Russian Aid to Ease Far East Tension Plans All Ma| Before Talks WithMolotov Fear of Uprising Brings Action in E. Germany By JOEPH FLEMING BERLIN (UP) — The Eas German Communists have ordere the confiscationof hunting weapon in fear of an uprising by rebel ious workers, H was reported tc day. ; Weapons possessed by nuntar and even those of forestry otf cials are being seized, the ant Communist "free jurists invest gating committee" said. The com in it tee gets its reports from, re£ ugecs and other , sources. Advices from the Soviet zon said that workers had started slow clown movements in factories t i protest against Russian moves ir the Big Four foreign minister conference to keep them under th Communist yoke. In addition to previous reports o precautionary Soviet reports o ments, it was reported today tha Soviet tanks had been concentra ed near Fuerstenwalde, 20 mile southeast of Berlin. The slowdowns in factories wer reported by the West Berlin "figh Continued on Page Two Russia Speeds Aid to Reds in Indochina TAIPEH, Formosa (UP) — Rus sia is, speeding technical and ma terail aid to Communists in Indo china in an all-out effort to crus French Union defenders, Chines reports said today. High-ranking intelligence source said Russian staff officers and mi itaiy experts already ere In In dochina directing military opera tions which recently have smash ed back Frenca forces. It wan recalled that thes sources predicted a c c u rately months; ago that the Reds would mount their present offensive ir [ndochina. Chinatone News Agency, a semi official Nationalist organ, sak Chinese Communist troops, dis guised as Vielmmh rebels, had been sent into combat along with a regiment of Japanese .war prisoners. The Chinese Communists- were •eported to be avoiding their Ko- 'ean war mistakes and were dis- [uising their "volunteers" in fear of American retaliation. Ths intensified fighting in Indo. chna was described in Taipeh as part of Russia's timetable for com- jlete domination of Southeast Asia. Steu one was the Korean armistice, pccording tc these sources, tep two would kick the French out o£ Indochina, and step three would open t he way for a Red sweep of Southeast Asia. Obsitnik Wins Photo Contest LITTLE ROCK UK — The Arkansas Gazette's chief photographer, experience with the Department.(Larry Obsitnik, has won the Headquarters will be maintained in Camden. Bleyins Festival to Raise Funds for Cage Uniforms The P, T. A. is sponsoring a Valentine Festival, Wednesday night, February 10, in the Blevins gymnasium. The purpose of the carnival is to start a fund to buy new uniforms for the basketball teams. The present uniforms were purchased eight years ago. The festival will be in the form of a carnival and the theme will be "Sweethearts," There will be concessions for old and young, a play' session for the youngsters, a sweethearts contest to select the most popular pair of sweethearts who will reign over the festival The chairman, Mrs, J. W. Rushing, promises thete will be lots of good food to eat. One of the highlights of the evening will be a program which will include a talent show, the ihythm band and the teal high spot "A Womanless Wedding," which the cast say will lay th$ audteace in the aisles, with laughter. e'- wiif be J5 highes honor offered to newspaper cameramen in Arkansas for the second straight year. The C. E, Palmer sweepstakes trophy in the annual Arkansas Associated Pres? photo contest was awarded to Ob^tinik Saturday. NEWCOMER~Sen, Robert W.^ Upton, Republican, is New! Hampshire's newest member ott Congress. He was named .to 1 ) fill the vacancy left by the* death of Sen. Charles W. Tobey.. By JOSEPH VV. ORIGG BERLIN' (tiro,,-?, The foreign ministers Dgiteed egy session today to ask intervene with Red Chh tensioi irt the explosive^ The U. & <nnd BrHlsh^i® ministers Went to theliesicljav French ( Foreign, 'Minister;"ySW Bidault' to map the entering 'the v Blft' r FO first secret session a.'in. EST), After , tigrceHfielr., J4 .—™p reached on the JnnguageHolbpg in the restrictd 'meeting, ;wftfi' vit Foreign Minister^ y—<•-'- Moloiov, Bidault j-Wefved his allies. ,j , U. S. Secreinty Foster Dulles* retary Anthony' Eden also confirmed thai th,, iect Mblotov's demands al conference with RecT'Cl 5ut they saw^falnt ting Molotov to, exert the Peiping regime to Eul"" settlement In Ij WINNER—Peul G. Hoffman is the winner of the 1953 gold medal awarded annually by the George Washington Carver Memorial Institute for "outstanding contributions to the betterment of race relations and human welfare," Hoffman is former director of Economic Cooperation Administration. would sion in 'view tions, U. S. Seeking Formula for Peace Talks eign ministers Hn'iTWeBtern \^ tw , rY(V iri sepiet session to» sdlvqi,: the ,wnrld problem the '" r settle in open debate,! 1 Their first, secrey ^MU^ afternoon s was called,, fpr ( fist sion of Russia's ideman'dSsfolb the questio'n •, < treaty for The" thrive' WASHINGTO N(UP) — State Pe- were reported By DONALD J. QON2JALE? jartment officials were searching oday for a formula to get the irelirnjnary Korean peace talks ack on the track without causing lie United States to "lose face" hroughout Asia. Informed sources said the major itch is Arthur H. Dean's strong statement that the United tates never would resume the alks until the Communists re- racted their "perfidy" charges harge against this country. Dsan, chief United Nations del- gate to the preliminary confer- nces at Pamnunjom, called , pff he negotiations abruptly Dec. 12 /hen the Reds leveled the ac,cu> ations. State Department officials v and ater Dean himself — consirtes thft .iddcn boycott of the talks on such nsubstantial grounds was a seri >us mistake. But now the; que« pn is how to get off thea hook, The New York Herald Tribune's Continued on Page Russia's world disarmandn.licQni:erepce for a Hig Five coa*e« problems that would, nist China official }or world wwn,. The ministers 9lsp ! discuss, front Mplotov program: '*" * 1, They China only for Asian issues n _ china, and on}y U* top gime demonstrations 7 good>>}! p.onpratintr first,Q|n''a *TfnViE coper ating tloment or, else CommunJsMed Ijnddchina, 2, ' The ' £ ulons OR . is raady 3, JOt bnng about must be had ' fertfnce be China could; attend, ff All Around the Town iy The Star Staff "Pop" Downs, veteran lawman and currently watchman for the Arkansas Highway Department, is happy to report to enquiring friends that he hasn't been shot up as a lot of people had "heard" throughout tbjs •section of Arkansas ... apparently the shooting is supposed to have occurred at Pres* cott but people from as far away as Magnolia telephoned him over the weekend tp find o"' about it and offer sympathy .. . Pop didn't even try to trace down the source of the rumor. A big forest fire was burning in the Proving Ground over the week end but is believed, to nave be^n brought under control by Forestry worker?, Miss Ro|)a Harris, president. J '^Mr a s n "" ?f><M£§t ^ SpI??; At Hendrix College, Conway, Billy Gentry, son of Mr. anp| W. C, Gentry and Sydney son of Mr, and Mvs. Syd , of Hope, were on the Dean's ftof>9V list. Graduating from Chenute nical Training school near- C were two local boys A/?<j Jtamy ^ gasterling and A/3 Q of Dick G. Green pf ifope t , An a'u hit the open' door ed bV Mrs,' town on ? Sec pausing fender, age to »vj

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