Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 18, 1954 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 18, 1954
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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor .Alex. H. Washburft Nashville Hasn't Answered Our Water Rights Question If you read the Nashville News' iditorial against Millwood dam we reprinted in this column esterday you know that it left nanswercd the one and only ques-j [ion which is pertinent today — dor le. towns of southwest Arkansas ant surface-water rights in this cservoir when it is built? Editor Graves infers Hope had a and in promoting the Millwood reject and that I am now "defend- ig" it. That's not the case at all. Like most Corps of Engineers pro (•*', Star Arkansas — Partly clotfet?, cr this afternoon, tonight, S local thunderstorms Frida. this aherhooft mld-BOS; low to wto mid-40s. Experiment Station repttrt'for 24-hour-period ending at 8 a» ft*. Thursday, HJgh 65, Low 38. 55TH YEAR: VOL 55 — NO. 105 Ike's Economic Proposal Termed 'Just Right' By JOE HALL WASHINGTON Sen. .Flanders (R-gvt) said today he believed President Eisenhower's recomrnen- Star at Hop* U9», fna 1»1 Consolidated Jon. '*• '«' the Millwood dam came off)dations for meeting the natiom's " drafting board as parf of a vast river valley flood control System Red river valley — Effecting hundreds of thousands of eoplc, land, and millions of acres of current economic situation are "just right." The Vermont senator said was particularly impressed he with the President's tax recommendsa jtions designed to increase business Alt I know about it was that the j j ncen tives by giving corporation project encountered the opposition hich every new dam meets and the usual hearings were held. As ar as I know Hope had nothing ,o do with any of the hearings and •G'Jainly this newspaper never was parly to the controversy. Opponents of Millwood wanted [the Corps of Engineers to substitute for one big darn on Little river a series of smaller clams farther- upstream and on the tributaries. This and investors some breaks. Rep. Boiling (D-Mo) said HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY. EEBRUARY 18,1954 Photos by Local Couple Take State Honors ~M.Mb«ri Av. N«t AiMtttiUd Pr«i. ft Au«f ****•• *{£***>!? « Mft«. tndtao »*»». JO, 1951 — in a it for the consumei. Consumption can best be in- by raising the tax exemption, creased he said personal income cutting sxcise taxes and speeding up action on public works. Meamwhile Sen. Ferguson (R- ll'he Corps of Engineers refused to (Mich) said he agrees with the 'do, saying Millwood was a "must" ri - ut its projected location, 10 miles Inorthwesl of Fulton. _ President that March will be the key month in showing how the economic winds are blowing. Opponents were not satisfied andj The President told his news a Ijpal conference was held aticonference that employment nor- Iwhich this stipulation was agreed Ito: That an additional $250,000 I (correcting the $150,000 figure I •used in this column February 11) Iwould be provided for a re-study •of the Millwood project, and when Ithe Corps of Engineers completed Ithis re-study and brought in their Ifinal recommendation it would be Ibinding on all parties. This final (recommendation has been made I— for Millwood. the Red River Valley [association charges that _the Dierks [Lumber & Coal Co., a party to that [stipulation, has breached the agreo- [ment. And to my own knowledge [the Didrks company has Col. IBurdick employed as a consulting [engineer and is continuing the I controversy with maps and data [sent out to the newspapers of the mally picks up in March If that doesn't happen this year he said that wolld be a warning of trouble and his administration could use every yeapon available to head lit off. One on the first things that might be considered he said is a cut in taxes to spur consumer spending. He did not go into detail bit the taxes most generally cited in his connection are personal income levies and excise, or sales, taxes. Ferguson said he personally is optimistic that March will show an improvement in the unempioymen' situation, specifically in his own ! state where there now are sizable The Nashville ,Ncws editor argues Itha mt — * "Dierks Lumber &, Coal Co. may have pledged to drop opposition to Millwood if the Engineers found the multiple, dams not feasible. But Howard county made no pledges. As far as I know the cement company officials made none, nor did the 220 cement and railroad workers pledge to stop the fight. This newspaper made none — for sure." J ut according to law and all iciples of democratic procedure jthere is a place and time to settle" I controversies. It is in the hearings which are invariably held on all |flood control works.. If Nashville wasn't a party to I the stipulation at that final hear- ling it simply means she wasn't I even represented — and this doesn't leave her much ground to | stand on in today's argument. But I do want the Nashville and I f *4J ay P c °P lr> to know that this newspaper looked into the status of the cement plant some months ago. We got our information from Corps of Engineers- data, which in the absence of any formal opposition by either Okay or Nashville was presumed to be correct. The following is an extract from a statement by Col. Herbert D. Vogel, Corps of Engineers, Dallas, dated October | 2, 1953: "The proposed plan for Mill- t|yood reservoir includes pro" vision for protection of the Ideal company cement plant near Okay, Ark., by construction of a dike along the north side of the quarry and plant. The dike would provide protection from inundation to the j existing cement plant and quarry; however, not all the land owned by the Ideal Cement company could be protected f>y the dike. The unprotected artion of the property is not developed for quarry purposes at this time, and an allowance for purchase of the unprotected •property has been made in the estimate of cost for the project." The same statement by Col. Vogel says that Millwood would leave the Graysonja, Nashville and Ashdown railroad unaffected for the 12 miles between Ashdown and ijijneral Springs; but a spur line from Schaal to the cement plant, about 3'/2 miles, would have to be relocated on a higher grade. That's public information — and it was public information before the final Millwood hearing at vhich WINS PERMISSION — The course of true love was smoothed somewhat In New York when Park Avenue debutante Jean Lincoln Ta™uVn, left, won court permission to marry Irish Donelson Kelly, Jr riant and still collect her Inheritance even though her grandfather's will stipulated that an relative who marries outside Jew sh faith wouW be cut off without a cent. An Appellate Court ruled that on a technicality the 21-year-old girl was really inheriting the money from her father. — NEA Telephoto Mr. and Mrs. Ed Justus have re turned from the Professional Photo grapher's Convention at Fort Smith where several of their prints received recognition. They had three prints each to qualify for hanging. Only 50 of 100 prints were chosen and only 15 of the 50 were picked for distinguished awards. Three of the 15 were made by the Hope couple. The prints will go into the organization's permenant collection, the highest honor a print can get in Arkansas. Mr. Justus' picture of architecture and the Paul Lewis home were selected while his wife's portrait of their daughter, Lynne Justus, was picked. The three other pictures were of Shelia Foster of Hope and Nancy Shults of Fulton for Mrs. Justus and the Battleship Texas by Mr. Justus. IT'S A FUR CRY FROM THE SUNDIAL—Joan Turner inspects a strange-looking clock recently displayed at a London, England, fur," mart.' The dial and numbers on the unusual tone- piece are made "of different kinds of. fur,* and - the hands* are f made of mink, >>.*'.- - But if there is not he said he would be willing to support, some emergency moves such as public works projects. Flanders said he,..-was sure the President's tax,program with Its 1 business and investment incentives would bring about a decrease in unemployment. Boiling said the present administration so far "hasn't got to first 1 base" with any program of build- Sing up a shelf of planned and ready-to-go public works of- the downturn worsens. Coffee for 3c at Conway conway (.?! — A drugstore here this morning began selling all the coffee you could drink for three cents. A. T. Maddox. manager of the Cox Drugstore, said he tired of waiting for customers to buy 10-cent-a-cup coffee. French Oppose II, S. Training Indochinese WASHINGTON TO—An American move to help train anti-Communis Indochina troops appeared cer tain today to run into strong op position from top French govern ment and army leaders. There weree solid signs that if France accepts this American sug gestion it will do so reluctantly French military authorities wi reported convinced they are train ing loyal Indochinese recruits as fast us humanly posible and tha American aid in this task is no needed. ' To back up their argument; French diplomats reported toda; plans to mobilize an accidential 10 "commaunda" battalians of ant: Communists . troops this year 1 this goal, is met they emphasize^ loyal Indbchinese forces will tola some 3200 outnumbering th the.forest time. Coupled qith the 170,000-ma French Expeditionary porps thi .would .give,-;' anti-Communist force a 5-3 man ;p5wer : ad vantages unpre^ cedentecr jn the bloody seven-yea/ old conflict. ' 0 . Foreign Ministers Set April 26 for Korean, Indochina Peace Talks All Interested Nations Will 'Confidence 7 Game in Hope Costs Elderly Negro Woman Her $200 Life Savings NEW OFFICER— The White House announced Wednesday appointment.' of • Adrn. Jerauld Wright to replace Adm. Lynde D. McCormlck'as.top .navaljOf- fioor for NATO. The appointment of the American admiral to be Supreme Allied Commander was actually made by the North Atlantic Council meeting In Paris on the nom- irtation of Pres. Elsenhower. — NEA Telephoto FIVE IN A ROW—These five lambs tagging after their mother in a Michigan City, Ind., farmyard are unaware that they are rarfties Howard McDonald, owner of the quints, said three were born o^ one day and ,two followed the next day. Quintuple births to sheep are a rare occurrence. very much interested in seeing the big Narrows dam and reservoir built a few years ago — and I don't believe either of us consulted the people of Daisy or Newhope on how they felt about the encroaching waters. But now the construction timetable has come down to Millwood and the hearings are all over, and it is going to be built. Editor Graves asks me to "take a second look at the Millwood package." But he hasn't answered my $64 question: What are you going to do about asking for surface-water rights in Millwood reservoir? We've' lad two dry summers in a row; this is a dry winter; and they're threatening to close down one of the generators ai giant Bull Shoals dam in north Arkansas because of low water, Millwood isn't . my baby. It belongs to the Corps of Engineers. I'm in here after the controversy is all over, merely to ask if southwest Arkansas towns are going to unite to get surface-water rights in the reservoir? The reason I had Col. Vogel's letter, of October 2 in my files wasn't because of the old data on Okay and the railroad, but it was due to this paragraph: "Because of the indication of a desire of local interests for consideration of water supply storage in Millwood reservoir, there is also shown on the en- the .outline of the The Bootleggers Are Enjoying the Boom Times in America Again With Illegal Sales By HAL BOYUE . 1 NEW YORK IT)—The bootlegger is enjoying boom times in America again. He's getting to be a big operator, just'as he was in prohibition days. He is able to put up $25,000 to $60,000 for a still lhat will turn out a thousand gallons of alcohol a day. He has new lists of suckers eager to buy his cases of "smuggled" scotch or Canadian whisky at cut-rate prices, He is again using counterfeit labels and tax stamps on a big scale. Maybe no one has offered you a bargain basement buy in moonshine lately, but the liquor industry says moonshine is being sold in parking lots, candy stores, gas stations, cigar stores, and by telephone. It says the bootleggers have henchmen working in hotels, apartment houses, business buildings and industrial plants all over- Funds Asked for Millwood Dam Blueprints Hope Chamber of Commerce is authorized to announce ' that the formal request for monies for final plans and blueprints of the Mill- 75 Tons of Seed Already Fumigated More than 75 tons cotton seed wer.c fumigated for pink bollworm con- rol Tuesday and Wednesday at the Fulton, Emmet and Hope centers reported county agent Oliver L. Adams. This is very cooperative of all concerned says A. L. Anderson, USDA Pink Bollworm Inspector in charge of the eradication program in the 8-county area. The best information available is that of the cotton producers and others who carried 1953 seed from the gins only one at Fulton and two in the Emmet area did not report yesterday to tho centers. It is possible that these 1953 seed owners have fed their seed. The goal is to account for all 1053 cotton seed as 100 per cent of the seed now in the county is expected to be fumigated. Today the fumigation crews who headquarter at Hope are at the W. E. Cox & Sons gin at Ozan and at the Sloman Goodlett gin near St. Paul on No. 4 road. Friady fumigation centers will be in opera tion at the Stephens gin in Blevins and at the Yarber.ry gin near Sweet Home. Next week the fumigation centers are: Monday at the Harris gin in McCaskill, and Tuesday at the Gilbert gin at Cross roads on the Columbus roand and at Naslv Let's Eat Chicken Campaign Here Feb. 20-March 5 Local feed dealers, broiler growers and\ businessmen, s met at the iatripr, ioi;Conirnei-ce^ffj(;e.v^5T rday'to jjla'n a "Let's Eat-Chic,ken'< campaign in Hempstead- to start February 20 and continue through'March 5. - This program is in cooperation with a statewide campaign'by the Arkansas Poultry Federation to make people, of Arkansas more conscious of the importance of the poultry industry. More than 75 million broilers are produced in Ar kansas each year. During this campaign residents will be asked to eat chicken : more than usual and cafes, hotel and dining rooms will be asked to stress chicken on the menus. Details of the campaign Will be announced. The old confidence game was pul led on an elderly Shepard Negro woman here yesterday, resulUng in the loss of her savings of $200, Its an old game that works this way; A Negro man gets into conservation with a Negro woman, in this case Margaret Abner of Shepard community, west on Highway 67. ' A second Negro man comes along and picks up a purse near the pair supposedly containing $1,000, He ells the couple he wlllsplit it with hem if they won't say anything bout it. To be sure they won't say nything he asks them to put up 200 each to prove their- "confid- nee" and that they will not tell, 'he man puts his $200 immedlato- r. In this case Margaret stepped nto the nearby bank, drew out 200 of the $210 vt her life savings and gave it to the man. He goes nto the bank to get change for the plit and leaves by the back door. The first man who was talking o Margaret hangs around for awhile, then decides to look for the Negro with the money. He disappears and meets his partner in theft at a designated place and they ;enerally leave town immediately. Meanwhile the victum is still waiting on the corner near the bank. In fact, investigating officers, said she waited four hours be- tore finally realized what had hap- ened and reporting to police, wood Dam and Reservoir the United States. The postwar rise of the boot- a binding stipulation was agreed I closed map to exchange for $250,000 of tax- toja of conservation pool with „_» £ i' f +U~ .. n n .**...»,.. T' ^n ai-J^itinv>al 1 flfl flflfl Flfrf»-feet legger has the regular liquor industry more than annoyed. It is so angry that it is consinering ing its own agents and lawyers to track down bootleggers and help the government convict them. payers' funds for the re-survey, I quoted Col. Vogel's statement dated . October 3 only because it is the an additional 100,000 acre-feet of water supply storage." That phrase J'local interests' Engineers' latest information in my traces back to J. I. Lieblong, Ray j^ts _ air of the facts have been Lawrence, and me. We started the jrTthe Millwood project data fo? ball rolling last September with a 'trip to Shreveport to get Hope into the surface-water supply picture, some years. I do find myself corrected on a figure, however; Col. Vogel reports the estimated cost of Millwood dan> and jeservoir to be 55 million dollars — not 53, as we have been printing it \n the past. In conclusion, there never is any true agreement between towns up streajn and downstream from a big And later in the fall we held a meeting in Hope attended by representatives from Texarkana, Ashdown, and Prescott. "Water is our great n^ed in southwest Arkansas. How can I speak Differently — with a 55-milUQ,n-dol- lar reservoir approaching the con/ stage? Ralph Heymsfeld, 42, president of Schenley's and a spokesman for the industry, feels the: government isn't doing enough to wipe out bootlegging. il Moonshine has a romantic his- (to the House of Representatives on Wednesday, February 17. Roy Matthias, Executive Vice President of the Red River Valley Association, appeared before the Sub-Committee on Appropriations for Civil Functions of the House Appropriations Committee at 3:00 p. m.'Wednesday to enter the formal request for a quarter-million dql- lars for the final blueprints on the Millwood Dam arid Reservoir. Assurances have been reported by the Red River Valley Association that the House ,of Representatives will pass the necessary funds for this purpose and at the proper time the same request will be made to the Senate. It is an important factor th?t in the Upper House, Arkansas P-inator John L. McClellan is a member of the Appropriations Committee. The'Red River Valley Association indicates that representatives from m.d.|v^ «t B.rn Final jthe J. C. Burke gin between DeAnn and Beards Chapel. Producers are urged to sack seed n any sack other than paper and ake seed to the convenient center any time between 8:00 a. m. and :00 p. m. on he date scheduled. Contact your County Agent or corn- riunity leaders a tthe scheduled centers for additional information. tory The hillbilly moonshiner is Hope will be requested to appear VU1J'. .tut nm^mj «•• ,— ,,..;„ , o«««*« tha fnrni-niina u/hcn part, of our folklore, Were not worried about'him. "But we are concerned about the big operators who have moved into the cjties No one can say for sure how much illegal whisky is being sold. But I say you can go anywhere in New York — or any other ma,ior pity — and buy bppt- befpr'e '•< Senate the Commitee the : hear}ngs on this projct funds comes up; ' Roy Matthias appeared on the Hope Chamber of Commerce radio program, along with Alex Washburn on Friday evening, February 12 at which time the Millwood Dam and Reservoir was discussed a' Man Found Deadls j Identified A man found dead near England Arkansas on Wednesday, 'Decem ber 10, has beeh tentatively identl fied as W. K. Bohanan of Hope State Police said today., The identification was made bj a daughter, .Mrs. C. C. Aaron .o Hope. ; PatmosPTAto Sponsor Musical Patmos PTA is sponsoring a mus. ical program Saturday night, February 20, in the school gymnasium, Featured will be the Ouachita Valley Boys of Camden, members of the Louisiana Hayride gang. Admission is 15 and 35 cents. Be Included By JOSEPH W*' GRlGdi (<' ^ BERLIN (UP) —• The Btf -Fjf foreign ministers agreed todafe hold a Korean conference inclUc! ing the Chinese Communist^ eminent, In Geneva, on April 26. The -problem of > res , c Jn Indochina,also,will Jb6 ,<Jl$cUS it was announced.' >. n "v^X, The United States, Great\;Br ain, France,, Soviet Russia,' N' and 'South Korea and Bother' war will bs 1 VTjpvjeserif&o^lB,. phase of the Geneva* ^.pttfer 'Indochinese .ipeaie^w'" cussed at a.-Jtneetftfg^lrU. Big Five POwepS]J5"«h" • terested states" wiU'be i ' . i * it > ' t » ''"''/^i!^ Thu agreement ,on the GOT conference, reached- at,' the^f session of the, Big , Four toreg ministers ' conference, ,was, i^ff nounced in ( a joint communi(ifie| At the insistence of State ,John J'ostcrj-Di , ,, gra'ph was put in the commuh, specifying th^t the ' agreement hold the Geneva \c"bD'- a —^ not constitute' reb^J Chinese < ed. b Imi New Execution i|^Q^gi*f{ Slayer By LEON HATCH LITTLE BOCK W)—Gov. Francis !herry today reset the scheduled execution of Bill Jenkins for Feb. 20. Jenkins had been due to die in ;he electric chair at Tucker Prison Farm tomorrow for the fatal shoot- of of 16-year-old Cleo Jones • near Hot Springs Feb. 17, 1953. Cherry,, said hei was granting the stay because Jenkins' lawyers had advised him they were unable im mediately to get action on a proposed petition for federal court intervention in the case. The governor, who previously had refused to commute the sentence, said his thinking in the case had not changed but he thought that Jenkins should be allowed the opportunity of every possible legal action. The Arkansas Supreme Court yesterday refused to grant a delay in the execution to permit a lower court to determine Jenkins' mental condition at the time of trial. Associated Justice Sam Robinson dissented. Legion, Auxiliary Barbecue Tonight The American Legion and Auxil-, lary will hold a barbecue supper meeting tonight at the Legion Hall 7; 30 p. m. Post Commander Fred Johnson indicated this morning that the largest crowd of the year is anticipated, A short business session along with an interesting program will be held. An J importfln>" newly l organized* at Municipal Aifp ron, which> first three weekS'.agO:, i sworn, into- the- this Friday* ,1 Cripes, AF- C, Arkansas' Wing. /.<•'< '"• ,\"&&"All members havVvbeen'ujg*! bo present f6r this,eeremp|iy| is the final step ir ,tow/u.'C' the L-16 Liason plane,; equipment which,Js' to' to* at "the Airport?,! petma;. plane has been? allowed' 4o'1 Squadron to be"«f Iqjvn by 18 ber who desires;, 4 provided' licensed pilot with CAP,'"A, son holding a 'private' Ucejj being ai member qf ~q beeome> CAP"»ilo£<l not necessary,to,.oe^p , ^ (p the Squadron. Ther^\Js ,nq>; for the use ^theMalsff'-' 1 -' cept that njf- of - '"*" for t,he gasc There are 21 Senior's ready on the,,ros|9ivwi; hers in 1 the pr6eeX.P|^ papers/ sent' throujin J 11 person 18 years -on'-^ld come a senior rne'rn.'b.erv Anyone intere. st'eil*' Jp* _ ^ learning ramose ^opt^th^ .qrgi zation. is welcome/ Jtg <• a.tten<U^ meting, f >,," - " , y- \f' It is hoped that'within,,the future, a Cadet prpggg,m'§f»hi1 iated. One of Jhe-^^injpij Ex-Hope Man Quits Budget Position WASHINGTON I/PI — Marion A. Stephens, budget officer of the Department of Welfare and a native of Texarkana, Tex., will retired March 1, it was announced yesterday. Stephens attended school in Spring Hill, La., Hope, Ark., and Little rock, Ark., and was in business jn Memphis, Tenn., Meridian, Miss., and Jennings, La., before entering government service in 1934. All Arbund the Town By Th« Star Staff Hand Fertill?atlpn The pollen of the dQuble-fi-mged petunia has to be put on b hand because the plant has lost its abilit ' •- — * itself. The yield of Checking back in the Star's files over records of basketball' te'arns this writer finds the five of 1934 was perhaps the best in Hope High School history with exception of the present crew ... so far as we could find the team only lost three games and that to Walkerville, 3 to 1, in seasonal play including the district tourney which the Walkerville crew' won . . . Hope came in second and earned a right to go to the state meet at Harrison where the Bobpats whipped Pea Ridge 30-23, then took Brinkley 47 to 37 but lost in the quarterfinals 28 to 26 — you guessed it, to Walkerville from their owp district . . Coach of the team 1 was Teddy Jpn,es who took eight men to the meet, Hendrix Spragins, Turner, Nolen Cargile, Leo England, B. P, Kennedy,' . Simpson, Kenneth Madison and Ray Turner . .* . Madison and England were all district players ., . so th,e jresent Bobcats havis a row to ' the take? same real baskftbaU tojjo, S. to- r iles I also noted Hope had » sn°W measuring i& inches on February 18, the' Civil Air "Pairoli; aiding in_s --*-*•> cowragementfol }«t£res^}n"Xv The Cadet •<-••>»----. young jnen* years of age definitely be -n^ii put on the Gftvet" det may ride,as ed he vhas'tJue-jpc Police believe the last auto fatil- jty inside Hope city limits pcpurred on April 10, 1952 when a hit and run driver killed Robert Coleroan, 8 Negro, on North Hazel Street , . . e driver was never caught. A call meeting of the Mpn? Club will be held In Jhg poliseurn tonight at 7 o'clock , . . Chili will be served- Group, LIT;TLJ3 lative jroto mepting iq today, No a what t but ih it had Ues at Semester officers for 19534*.(rf the Henderson State T,ea,chers £o> lege bank are; Wayne ChUde.rs., Sheridan, president i.ppn, Benjion, vir "" i- "' WWf B lTf"fl I"*" S KouH B H BLwaE&*u lew

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