Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 15, 1954 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, February 15, 1954
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1 Our Daily " Brea J Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex, H. Washburn More People Working Today Than in 1949, Last Peacetime Year * A newsrounclup by the Associated Press in Sunday's papers tells me that despite all the hollerin' over "unemployment" more people have jobs and fewer are on the relief j rolls today than in 1949. ! As you reall, 194U was the eve of the Korean war and it went down in the books as a "recession year — from which our economy was rescued when tne new lighting broke out. 7J' So we're better off today, happily without a shooting-war on our Star WEATHER Arkansas — Parti? ciwidjr cloudy with widely scattered; ers this afternoon and Continued warm this turning cooler tottig.it, High this afternoofl mid Id __ •70s; low tonight 40-SO northwest, near 56 elsewhere ' ,, ' Experiment Station fepdtt to? 24-hour-period ending at 8 a. hi. Monday, High 74, Low 33. 55TH YEAR: VOL 55 — NO, 102 Star ft» Hop* U»», fj*N Certtolldattd Jan. .I HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 19S4 M«*b*r: 1M AtMetaUd Pmi & Audit »tir*aa *> ClmitoUdlJ A*. NM PaM ClNl. • Me*. Ending ttpt. 10, 1»SI ~ >,»4* Field Workers Against Plan, Benson Charges By JACK BELL and OVID MARTIN WASHINGTON tfl —Secretary of Agriculture Benson said today .some Agriculture Department em- hands, than that last comparable ployos in lhe f j eld a re working year. Which bears out the sentiment of many folks, both labor and management, that "we've seldom had il so good." Of course some areas are in against the administration's farm policies and seeking to undermine Eisenhower and Benson told a both President himself. This situation, l? n news conference, soon will lead the trouble — but their trouble one of "boom or bust." Newj dcpartmont lo make a "careful England's textile industry is on stud „ o£ th(J wholc ficld set up Us death marcn, undercut for two j t , intercst o[ ga i n ing "maxi- generations by new mills close to efficlency and loyalty." -.raw material in the South. j Bensnn Mldyhe doeg not „. Another declining area the AP| pect ., 100 pcr cent .. conformity" my old home town, with administration policies but he Florida Bound via mentions is Wilkes-Barre, old home extreme northeastern Pennsylvania, heart of the anthracite inarcl coal) mining region. It's the best coal there is — but the world has been buying less and less coal for a generation, and only halt' as much anthracite as it did just a decade ago ... as the result of competition from fuel oil !|fhnd natural gas and hydro-electric power. Detroit and Toledo lhe Irouble list, due to slackening docs expect employes to help carry out its programs. In reply to retary said hacks" will be appointed to de- a question, the sec- that no, "political partment jobs. "The President to eye on that. and I see he said eye We will take no one unless he is fully of production of automobiles and their accessories. Some of thej trouble in the auto induslry is temporary and some of it is permanent. Temporarily people are lighting prices and holding onto their old cars; but this trouble will pass — eventually there will be a ^successful matching of minds between factories and consumers. But in order lo meel tougher compe- Ution for lhe sales dollar the factories are spending billions for labor-saving machines, and we read reports of unemployed common labor pouring out of Detroit — and this is likely to be permanent. We have a certain amount trouble in America, but you can't adjust the postwar period any other way— and I have yet to see an ^American who wouldn't meet this .kind of trouble rather thai).; wish upon his country and himself the still greater trouble of anolher war. This much we have to be thankful for — that business and employment continue high, if not at lhe very highest level, withoul depending on a shooting war to keep them up. qualified." , Discussing recent changes in top also on personne i j n his department, Ben- had been no "rift" over farm policies. He said, however, there had been some differ- encies of views over details. Texarkana Plans Dam Dedication Friday afternoon in the Hotel Grim an area meeting was held to plan the formal dedication of the ^.Texarkana Dam on Sulphur River W between' Texarkanan and Atlanla, Texas The dedication is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, April 17. 1954, at 2:00 p. m. Attending the Planning Committee meeting in Texarkana Friday were K. E Ambrose, President, '. Hope Chamber of Commerce, George Peck, Board Member, Red i River Valley Association and Ray U. Spending More Bombers to Indochina TOKYO, ( UP) — Gen O. P. Weyland, U.S. air commander in the Far East, said today more B-26 light bombers are being O f! flown to Indochina to bolster the French Air Force. Weyland also announced that a regular D.S. airlift now is flying supplies to 250 air force technicians now at work"in. Indochina'Wi an aircraft maintenance' assignment. Weyland returned to his Tokyo headquarters last Thursday following conferences with French and Indochinese officials in Saigon. "During my visit to the troubled areas of Indochina, I was impressed with the French and Viet Namese military leadership and their utilization of U.S. military aid," Weyland said. "It is my opinion that the military situation there can be expect cd to improve in the near future.' Weyland declined to reveal the total number of B-2G's turned over to the French by his Far East iAir Forces (FEAF). "FEAF was directed to move B-26's to Indochina," Weyland said. "Twelve were delivered on ttie first shipment, and more departed from FEAF sourses last Saturday. These are applied as part of the regular military assistance program to the French fore- Lawrnce, Secretary, Hope ber of Commerce. Cam- There were nine action committee appointed and among those appointed to these committees were Alex Washburn, Publicity, Frank. McLarty Parade and George Peck Ceremonies Committee. Above Is young David Pearson climbing aboard an airliner bound* for Florida. David has just completed his first week at the school for members of the Apollo Boys Choir In Florida. He was taken to Texarkana by Raymond Robins and the picture was snapped by Roland Pearson, his grandfather. The group, which included David's grandmother, was greeted at the port by the Mayor of Texarkana. A $900 scholarship plus another $900 raised by local folks assured the British-born lad 12 months In the school. Improved Sales to Offset Current Dip By DAYTON MR I WASHINGTN, (UP) — Administration experts expect sales to 'ump enough this spring to pull .he nation out of the current eco- dip, informed sources said today. They believe the big boost Easter shopping in the purchase will and! come from an upsurge autos and : home furnishings. • Increased farm and construction activity is expected to help. | In the opinion of these economists. the .climbing sales", will , be accompanied by', ' declining ' iriverf- lories — the backlog of goods in the hands wholesalers, of and manufacturers, retailers. By mid-year they estimate that present inventories—totaling $79,800,000,000 will fall off by $2,000,000,. They are counting on this and rising sales to produce a chain reaction: more orders for goods, a step-up in production, and more employment. Hope Melon Fails to Save Youth HOT SPRINGS, MV- Herman Joseph Grisham, 4, whose craving for watermelon launched statewide season, is search during the dead of leukemia a off- es.' Releasing details of the assignment of U.S. aircraft m aintenance technicians to the Indochina war theater, Weyland emphasized that the Americans are "noncombatants." "There is very little or no risk to them physically," Weyland said. Weyland said the Americans were stationed at two Air Bases along lhe Indochina coast. "In both cases, they are there I for the specific purpose of givnig Joey, as he was known by nurses and doctors in a Hot Springs hospital where he was treated for many months, died Saturday night at the home of relatives near here When Joey set his taste for watermelon, one finally was locat- General Sturgis, Chief of Engi-1 training and assistance to French neers, from Washington, D. C., will I Ah- Force personnel in the main- tenanca of B-26 and C-47 aircraft, and are not in or near a major be the principal speaker at the dedication, along with Congressman Wright Patman of Texarkana. The day's activilies include a morning J\ parade and a luncheon prior lo the **^ dedication ceremonies at 2:00 p. m at the dam site and the Chief of Engineers is scheduled to depart from Texarkana by air at about 4:45 p. m. ed at Hope Springs to and rushed to the dying Hot boy Survivors include his mother, and an aunt and uncle, Mr and Mrs Oscar Tubbs, at whose home he died Fertifizer Dealers, Users Meet Tuesday An area fertilizer school for users of fertilizer, dealers and agri^ cultural workers in 10 counties will be held in the county courtroom Tuesday morning, beginning at 9:30 o'clock. All interested individ»ij. ™ j..,, I., uals are invited to attend by Hemp- •«£; ™ ™ stead County Agent Oliver L, Ad/ ams. The school is sponsored by the University of Arkansas Extension Service. The program includes discussion by leaders on the following: Changes in fertilizer recommendations, soil type and response to fertilizer, soil compaction problems and local fertilizer problems. The program is to end with 8 Pf^fl di$< combat area," the general said, causes. Negro Found Dead in Bed John Jamison, 70-year-old local Negro, was found dead in bed at his home on South Laurel Street about 7 a. m. Monday, Coroner R. V Herndon Jr. said death was apparently from natural -. Judy Watklns Serving as page from the John Cain Chapter, Daughters of thi American Revolution, at the stat conference to be held in Jonesboro February 25-26, will be Miss Judj Watkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Dick Watkins of the city. Judy is a high school sophomore member of the February and Latii clubs, a Rainbow girl and campu queen for 1953-54. Masons to Honor Memory of George Washington Whitfield Masonic Lodge will hold its annual Washington's Birthday banquet February 22, at 7:30 n the organizations new home known as the Masonic Building. ["he home was formerly Josephine •lospital. Ladies of the Eastern Star will serve the banquet. Tickets are now being sold to Masons and their wives. Principal address for the occasion will be E. J. Ducote, Grand Chaplin of the Lodge of Mason of the State of Arkansas. Mr. Ducote, with the U. S. District Engineers office, is currently . connected with the operation of Narrows Dam. George Washington, Father of Our Country, was the first Grand Mastervof Masons in the United States ;and most Masonic Lodges observe his birthday with a spec ial meeting to honor his memory. Court Upholds Eldridge's By LEON HATCH LITTLE ROCK New Plan May Not Require Tax Filing By CHARLES F BARRETT WASHINGTON, MB —Revenue- Commissioner T Coleman Andrews thinks the government can relieve about 25 million taxpayers from filing any individual income tax return at all next year— though they would still pay the t ax And he plans to double the num ber of revenue agents, now about 8,000, by adding 1,000 new agents a year to pick up to 2 billion Fumigation of Cotton Seed Starts Tuesday Fumigation of all 1953 produced cottonseed for Pink Bollworm control starts Tuesday in Hempstead County stated County Agent Oliver L. Adams. All producers of 1953 cotton have been advised by letter. All 1953 cottonseed in the county is to be fumigated whether it is to be planted, fed or just kept. Eleven centers have been established for the convenience of owners of cottonseed. Seed may be taken to any center desired. The seed is to be sacked in any type sack except paper and taken to the center on the date scheduled belween 8:00 a. m. and 5:00 p. m. The seed is to be called for lhe following morning al 8:00 o'clock. The seed will be fumigated free of charge under lhe direction of A. L. Anderson, USDA Pink Bollworm Inspec- was entitled to receive his salary but that he reached If You're Living, Yoare Excited and If You Aren't Excited You Aren't Living By HAL BOYLE. ........ NEW YORK Wl—"If you're living, you're excited," said John William Rollins, "And if you aren't excited, you aren't living." Life is getting more exciting all the time for Rollins, who learned to milk a cow at the age of 4 and now, at 37, is lieutenant governor of Delaware and runs business in- terprises that bring in 15 million dollars a year. As a boy in Georgia he walked barefoot nine miles to school each 250,000 miles year in his own airplane, can buy all the shoes he wants. He controls a few automobile agencies, four radio, sations an electronic factory arid one of the nation's largest car timing of feriiljzatipn, and organic matter — en placement, crjips, Rollins is a 6-foot'3 210-pounder who looks like a boilermaHer In fact in his jack-of-all trades career he was a boilermakei' "I've also been a fax-mer and a dpor-to-door vegetable peddler," he said "And I've been ger, 9 road labprer, ditch dig macbAnjp,t, but I guess mostly a salesman Whatever field you go into, it comes down to salesmanship. You start selling when you're born. You quit when ou die. What is a baby ding with its first cry, except trying to sell somebody the idea it needs something" Rollins quit farming in 1935 when his entire crop for that year sold for only $20 He climbed slowly from job to job and got his rea start in 1944 whe he 'opened a car agenc yin Deleware with $1,000 he'd saved ann $10,00z ne bor rowed. Now he loverse thounsandp of car and trucks as a transportation specialist to firms Sn every state. He also leases airplanes to executives tor. The centers where 1953 cottonseed is to be fumigated with methyl bromide are: Tuesday Feb. 16 Hope at Hope Gin Co. (Garretl Gin) Wednesday Feb. 17 Fulton at W. E. Cox & Son Gin. , Wednesday Feb. 17 Emmet at place easily found. Thursday Feb. 18 Ozan at W. E. Cox & Son Gin. Thursday Feb. 18 Sloman Goodlet Gin. Friday Feb. 19 Blevins at Stephens Gin. Friday Feb. 19 Yarberry Gin near Sweet Home. Monday Feb. 22 McCaskill at Harris Gin. Tuesday Feb. 23 Crossroads at Gilbert Gin, Tuesday Feb. 23 Nashville at Sale Barn. Saturday Feb. 27 Jesse Burke Gin. W) — The Arkansas Supreme Court held today :hat Highway Director Herbert Eldridge , may legally receive the $15,00-a-year salary he now is letting. '•'••' State Sen. Wiley W. Bean of Clarksville had sought, to limit Eldridge's salary to $5,000 a year on ground that is the maximum fixed by Arkansas' Constitution, adopted in 1874. In its decision the court gave judicial sanction to an unusual situation under the Arkansas Constitution and Statutory laws; that officers, of the state are limited to amounts fixed by the Constitution but that anyone designated as an employe may receive any sum authorised by the Legislature. Today.'s prevailing opinion, written . t/,by Associate Justice J. S, Holt, held that Edridge is an em- ploye --,-J- not an officer— and therefofe^nay receive any salary uj>'-lb''uie $15,000-a-year maximum fixed by the 1953 Legislature' for the job. Chief Justice Griffin Smith dissented. He took the position thai Eldridge is an officer and should not be paid'more .than $5,000. The chief justice was the only dissenter. Associate Justice Ed McFaddin wrote a concurring opinion. He said that he also thought Eldridfje full that conclusion by different reasoning from that of the court majority. McFaddin cited a previous case in which the court held that the constitutional limitation of $5,000 was not "self-executing." In this earlier opinion the court held that the prohibition in the absence of legislation ' expanding it applied only to state officials specifically named and that the highway director was not only of these. The court's opinion upheld ..Pulaski Chancery Court, which had '.ismissed Bean's suit to prohibit State Auditor Oscar Humphrey and State Treasurer Vance Clayton rom issuing or cashing salary /ouchers for Eldridge at a rate of more than $5,000 a year. Eldridge is only one of numerous state employes who receive more than $5,000 yearly. Bean's suit, however, attacked only Eldridge's salary and not any of the others. Incidentally, the constitutional salary limitation has been raised or all constitutional officers by amendment, but the original maximum still remains in the Constitution itself. ; Justice Holt.in the majority opin- on wrote: "In effect the questions presented are: Was the director of highways (Eldridge) a state officer vithin the meaning of constitutional Section 23, Article 19 and, if not a st ate officer, then, did the eneral Assembly have the constitutional power to make an ap- dollars in taxes he says the government is now missing, and check what he called a growing ride ol evasion Andrews outlined these a n c other far-reaching plans during closed hearings two weeks ago before a House Appropriations sub committee on his agency's budget A transcript of his testimony was released today : The commissioner said "consld erable progress" has," been made on a long-talked plan under whicl no tax return would be requlrec from persons whose entire income is subject to payroll withholding taxes ' ' Employers would file a singli report, covering both income taxe and s ocial security taxes The gov ernment would compute the • tas and send the taxpayer' a bill o a refund Tells How Gl Took Food of Sick Prisoners FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kas (INS), — A witness today, at th court-martial of a 28-year-old Ch Infant Son of R. D, Wright Dies Stanley Dean Wrjght, four-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. „„..„ „..,.—,,- ._ |T ,—---,-_, Wright' of Corpus Christ!, Texas of companies who don't want to tie | died Sunday at his home. His ear- their capital by buying- a plane When he went into politics, Rol* Jins requested the State of Pela- wave to give no business to any of his firms and ordered, his own executives to accept up gtgte c0n- tracts "Nobody ought to go |nt<? poljtl.cs ents formerly lived here He is survived by his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Sooter of Spring Hill and Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Wright of Corpus Christi, Texas. Funeral services will be held aj ?;§0 p, m. tp,d,ay at th? Spring Hll; SiPtist phureh by t^e Rev- Carl • -• Jnv two fellow ' J?OWs "-In Korea testified he saw the defendant ea the food of three sick prisoners. • M-Sgt. Ray C. Langfitt of For Sheridan, 111., whose home is a Clinton, la., told the general cour that PFC Rothwell B. Floyd stoo in front of the men and drank th soup he had been assigned to brin them. When one begged for hii the witness quoted Floyd as snar' ing: "You 88, you're going to die any way, arid I want to live!" Langfitt explained he was to weak, himself to do anything abou the incident which occurred earl in April, 1951. He added most o the other prisoners also were wea from the starvation diet, but 'Tiny, 1 as Floyd was called, retained, hi 200 pounds through most of hi imprisonment. Once, the sergeant said, Floy was put in the "hole" by the Ch nese for stealing sugar. He de scribed the "hoje" as a dungeo containing, water and rats, an said FJoyd was freed a week late after writing a letter of "self-cri icism." The witness also testified h bought an American pipe and handful of Korean tobacco from Floyd for $25, and described ho\ the defendant walked up and dow the company street in the prlso camp, announcing he or sell anything." would "bu 15,000" The majority said "no" 'irst question and "yes" to to the the said that brief testimony Chancery Court hearing second, Holt it the showed clearly that Eldridge was an employe entirely under control of the Highway Commission and had no duties which would make a state officer within the legal meaning of the term. Asiatic elephants are easier t train than African elephants. Some Progresi Reported in Big Four Mee Far East Peace German Visitor Speaker at Rotary Meeting Miss Helga Locw, of Germany, one of fifty exchange teachers allocated to various communities by he University of Cincinnati, was he honored guest of Hope Rotary Club at noon Friday, with James I, Jones, superintendent of schools n charge of the program. Miss Locw, who asked that she be sent to some community in the South, has been in Hope since early this month, and is making a place for herself in the schools and in community life. She will be Jn Hope until March 3rd. In speaking before the Rotary Club she admitted that the thought of doing so had scared her, but said her strongest impression of the Club, as of Hope and its people, is the warm friendliness extended Conference Is Big !uue By JOSEPH wi 0RIGG'* '•"' BERLIN (tfP)~Ttie fife.l foreign' ministers ^met, 'fofi,^ hours in secret' session today, informed sourcefe ' said ' they' J— "some slight ''progress*'- "tow.J »tfc t —*• • •* tr "-»- * .>i B . agreement on a Fair conference. on every hand. Miss Loew will also Louisiana and Texas. visit in She was presented several gift souvenirs by members o the club. it WHS vliG IVM& v»*^ ww*»* v.» M*;IV of the Big,Foiitf.t1bfeV'*decit!$ hold a fifth on'^eHneSdny «"**< and Western'' stjufo'es ' said ,,. were "slightl^tte'j^bhdttce^ that they meht. f V'iTVVw* The Americati'British' and delegated have'iptopose^ hplcj; Korean peace j^p-——*»-'••' va, Switzerland,', _ Cpmmunist" China "and l ! pthe Defendant Wins $78,000 Lawsuit A jury found for the' defendant Saturday following a two-day trial in Which Cecil ,Olive» Boger*. et al were seeking'a'total of $78)000 from Webb Laseter Jjr. fpr damages -alleged to have-resulted v frorn-ffire-. WPrks sold, terested parties" The Geneva^' supersede the! deaaioe^ .' nary Korean' peace/ broke down at ' cember. to have + Jost a Juries from firew< , ... by Jack's Newsstand which, Mr. Laseter. operates. \ The jury returned its verdict in a few minutes. Pennis Williams and George Edwards,, Texarkana attorneys represented Hogersi while W. S. Atkins pf Hope was Laseter's attorney. ver. Saturday Two Accidents • Probed by Police , Two accidents were investigated by city police over the weekend, one resulting in the arrest of a dri- downtown ';n Main Street a Holsom Bread truck dri< ven by James M. Weatherspoon scraped a parked auto owned by, F. E. Walls. Minor fender damage resulted, James Hall reported to police that someone hi his parked car on South Laurel resulting in small da mage. Several hours later officers picked up Almon B. Browning and booked him on a charge of leav Ing the scene of an accident, Richard F, Smith Buried atShover Richard Edward Smith,' aged 23, died February 12 in a ' veterans hospital at Houston, Texas. Funeral services were held at ?, p, m. Sunday at Shover Springs He is survived by his parents and, a brother. All Around the Town By Thf Star Staff Ed Hurley, Shveveport, probably will start drilling a wildcat oil test this week in NEft SWV4 Section 22-14-24, about a mile west of Patmos on the Van Jones and surrounding property. The Earl O'Neal listed in last week's court news as paying a fine for speeding is from Little RQCk and is not Hope's Earl O'Neal. . . Mr. O'Neal said the boys have had about all the fun they need through kidding him. Wounds Fatol to Deputy Sheriff MEMPHIS M —An Arkansas deputy sheriff, shot three times when he tried to take a pistol from a Negro, died in a hospital here today, He was Gene Conncy, 40, of Glen Wallace, Nashville utock- man, sold 30 head last week to an Arizona concern for $750 each, a total of $22,500, reports »o.b Shiv ers . , of hay. James . and that represents was Hick's Corners, about }5 east of Forrest City, He wounded in the neck antl abdpmen last Saturday night- Sheriff Cerl Campbell said state and ttie City, epunty officers H§rdln, " Farm Safety, Arkansas Farm Bu reau reports 87 lives tskerj in home fires in Arkansas during the past four months , , , 15 were under the pge pf one, 33 w$er the ag? of live and of the tQtftJ 42 age pf 15, Arkansas racing wil) get off with, the. parley ..' Methodist, qhur'chf* pa,4< pf, wide Methpdist ed Sunday dicatory E. $du<ja r,ence ( ,! of Aimed in nil the the tact churph and bri to the The training on Sunday • / »ft separate cours Children's their teacher?' Friends win he h,appy t? *- lw " J has successfully completed initial phase of his aviation cad e t training and has been'graduated irom the USAF pre-flight school, Lack* land Air Force Base in San, Antonio. gtitipg';' the?. r We '&# meetir The, Austrian , tttaU occupation;, tr t oops {to$r Aus.toia witil^^^J.G'er treaty, is , 1 cpnclu / d?d~| r obviously year?, aw,ay,'"a Austria be , banned ' fp.rev,e an alliance,' vyjth the-' Wx The WQst (t agaJn,f,fl4tty>i; these Maspn, director ctf Quechita Biver Valley has been, allotted 20 minutes time before the House Subcommittee pn appro priations on the morning of Feb ruary 17 at 10 a, m, to pubjicl) present its request fpr appropria* tions fpr the fiscal yea,y Little and Foney league players and managers and sponsors are In* vited to be at City Hall st 7:80 tonight where Charjeg fipwgh " show a fUm Qf test year's I World Series ... the group. >vJB »]?« discuss pur9hase pf wifarrAS for the teams,

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