Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 20, 1954 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 20, 1954
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<* h V Our Daily B r e a d Sliced Thin by The Editor __Alex. H. Waahburn Movie theaters Aren't a Luxury, No Matter What Tax Law Says The motion picture theaters have renewed their light to repeal the £6 per cent federal tax oh tickets. You will recall that the repealer passed the congress but was vetoed j by President Eisenhower. Now a< letter to me from VV. B. Sockwellj Of North Little Rock, general manager of United Theatres Corp., I wnich operates the Hope houses, '• outlines me plight of movie exhibitors as duierentiated from the Hollywood movie-makers. Six thousand theaters have closed Star WEATHER FoRECA3f Arkansas -*- Severe locil derstorms this attefheen irt .1-.,-, >tofilght, colder with fewest ffl §0* over West around 40 in fifist tb night, 55TH YEAR: VOL. 55 — NO. 107 Star e* Hep. 1*9*. fr*tt 1t» CoB«ol!da»«d Jan. It, 1t2* HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1954 Member: Th« AMoelattd Pmt & Audit Buftan o» Clrtutatlent AV. H«t PaW Cirtl. 4 Mot. Ending Stpt. 36, t»S3 «— »t24» Dust Storms Caused By High Winds By The Associated Press A big chunk of the nation's mid. .. , , _- ri die presented a patchwork weather {MX thousand theaters have c osed . ^ (Saturday, with the tuoT iffiribSa tU°ugn P Te = <°«- * hadi "* *° m dark brown to picture-houses goes "Each closing has on to say, a depressing white. "Hiacn closing nas « u^i^a...* High winds kicked up heavy effect on adjacent property values dust storms over the Midwest Friand community economics." day and were followed by heavy The public associates the picture- snow in some areas Friday night, houses with Hollywood, of course. That accounted for the weird pat- And yet I learn irom the exhibitor tern. end of the business that while the Hollywood studios represent an investment of 168 million dollars ths people who own the theaters have stake of 2M> billions. That is, the Western Kansas, hit hardest by yesterday's duster, came in for a full-fledged blizzard last night. After a day'of zero visibility because of dust, the snow moved |A slant: ui t>7z uiiiiwiio. j.uui. *u, f«v. caugQ OI O.USI, ine 5I1UW inyvuu Siamboyant film capital is only 6 in to jj noc k out power lines and nor cent of the story—the other 94 _,_i, t-oncnnrt-itinn per cent of the story—the other 94 per cent is represented by local property and local iobs ail over America. Sockwell tells me, furthermore, that in order to meet the competition of television the movie houses are having to be converted to use new technical developments such as wide-angle screens and stall transportation. Communications with 16 Kansas towns were reported cut off. The highway patrol said all roads and major highways in the northwestern corner of the state were blocked by drifting snow. Scott City reported the heaviest snow fall with eight inches. Foreign Visitor Guest Speaker at Local Rotary Luncheon ^ ___™v™™»«.,».«. - » •*> s, .4,** s» >*•* **"• , ?<wW8^''WSS!S!&!tt*il|8!W^* .?*•*•*' *£!;4lbv a Bill Monroe, Grand Q/e Opry Star, Here Monday Bill Monroe, American folk mU- sic singer, and his Blue Grass boys will stage a musical program at the Coliseum at Fair Park Monday night, February 22, starting at 5 o'clock) Bill has written several outstanding song hits, "Kentucky Waltz," "Uncle Pen," "Poison Love." On his program here will be-the Shenandoah Valley Trio, and the Blue Grass quartet. He is one of the most consistent box office attractions Grand Ole Opry. for the Democrats ft Proposal to By JOE HALL WASrflNGfON in Congress massed day behind a fleW p individual Income taxeS/'H6 cans, conscious of^lts plications, approached *.,0^t1lf. ' * P theater. 53S' At least eight passenger trains {.were reported halted between Kinsley and Garden City, Kan., It is difficult to meet competition and at the same time lay out new capital when handicapped by a 2U per cent admission tax which Isn't borne by the competition, theme of the theater after were That's the operators. And it makes a pretty good case, too. Movie houses were set up originally as cheap entertainment or the common people—90 per cent f whom never saw a professional play with live actors. Movies never used to be considered a luxury, and only a confused kind of think- •45 automatic signal systems crippled by ice and snow. Scores of automobiles were ditched and abandoned. Light snow still was falling early today in the Wichita and Hutchinson areas. Dust piled up to three inches in streets yesterday and as the^rain and snow moved in, mud ballsfand broken snow fell in some areas. A dust pall hung over all Texas early today except for the western tip. Low. visibility reports included one-half mile at Childress and Wink; three-fourths of a mile in ing could possibly classify them as'such today. 'the Beaumont area and one 'Let us hope the picture houses at Lufkin and Houston, are successful this year in per- mile suading the goverment to repeal the 20 per cent admission tax. Priest In Indochina HANOI, Indochina (ffl — -The French command said today the rebel attackers of the village of lhan Thoung succeeded in their prime objective — the caputre of its Roman Catholic priest Nguyen Quang An. He has been a fiery foe of the Communist-led Vietminh. Winds generally had calmed over Texas, although some gusts %up to 30 miles an hour were reported. The dust moved into Louisiana last night. Shreveport reported one-fourth mile visibility. ' Yesterday's ..blowing dust > heaviest^ih -Kansas,. Oklahoma Texas, but also. lapped over into sections of Colorado and New Mexico. Lamar, in southeast Colorado, as hard hit when 65 mile-an-hour winds knocked down power lines and an estimated two-thirds of the television antennas in the city. 'Winds in Colorado had died and the outlook for the weekend was for calm, clear and warm conditions. In Oklahoma, visibility in the extreme west and Panhandle re- Manion Figures He Talked Self Out of Job By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON UP)—Dr. Clarence E. Manion is a great talker. He seems to think, now that President Eisenhower has fired him, that he talked himself out of a" job. He said recently that in the two years since he resigned as dean of the Notre Dame University Law School he has been in every state making speeches to so many business groups "I have called the roll of American industry." Last Sdpt. 4 Eisenhower picked the'57 ; year-old Manion as hchair man of the important Commission on Intergovernmental Relations On Feb. 17 : Manion announced .the White House had sacked him, . The White House gave no reason Mariion" implied it was because lie had 'made? public speeches s.ujr"~"* ing the ;'Bjri.ck.er amendment treaties^-'which Elsenhower tie his hands in foreign, affairs Sen. Bricker (ROhio) proposed a constitutional amendment tc limit the scope of treaties so thej don't override powers reserved -t< the states and to pow.er to regulate __________ _______ He is still missing and may have gj 0 ns still was cut to a mile early , ---- ,.m_j 'today as winds of 35 to 45 miles an hour stirred heavy clouds of • been killed. The French said the attack Feb. 12 by 200 Vietminh commandos posing as peasant marketers took the lives of 10 civilians and possibly 12 of the Catholic militiamen organized by the priest. , . • J/ The rest of the 2,000 population fled into the surrounding rice fields when the Reds opened up with machine guns, pistols and hand grenades in the market place of Than Thuong, CO miles southeast of Hanoi in the Red River delta. The commandos, protected by a rear guard of 500 outside the village, then sacked the church and burned down the convents, schools and a .third of the mud and straw * houses, Most of the villagers have returned, under the protection of French and Vietnamese army units, to rebuild their homes. an hour stirred heavy clouds of, Karl M ' arXj operate on the theory dust. Gage, in northwest Okla-| the United states and ome r capi- give Congres . other interna tional executive agreements. . Manion is a crusader for dece: tralize d government and more self • reliance on the part of the states. And in the field of foreign affairs he has strong convictions which may seem unique to Eisenhower in handling Communists. although Russian and the Chi nese C.ommunists, as disciples of homa, got two inches of snow and the eastern section got about an inch of rain. Rounding out the Friday weather scene were two tornadoes, one at Pine Bluff, Ark., and the other at Conroe, Tex. Five persons were injured in the Texas twister damaged. At and 10 buildings _ _ 0 __. — Pine Bluff, six homes were wrecked and one child injured. The Weather Bureau said the dust storm was caused by a deep low pressure over Oklahoma that was moving eastward. Chief Witness Weds Defendant LQS ANGELES (/P) — The pros- j'tcution's chief witness has married 'the defendant, presenting a special problem for the district attorney's office in the trial of a former county employe. The case opened yesterday with selection of a jury to try Joseph M. Fowzer, 29, on charges of lor- gery and gand theft, Fowzer is now wed to the former Corrlne Clazebal, 25, in whose bank ac^ count a $760 warrant, allegedly forged, was deposited. Fowzer i) worked for a county collection bureau. A wife cannot testify against hei husband. Foster Fox 51, Dies In Texarkona 'an America aiiu iu ai Foster Fox, age 51, of Texark- ,p e0 pies of the world." ana died at 2 a.m. Saturday of a; Davls said that the heart attack. He is the brother of M. L. Fox of Hope, Survived by his wife and dauglv- ter, 5 brothers and two sisters. Davis Defends Present Farm Programs DES MOINS (#) — A'sst. Secretary of Agriculture John H. Davis, who soon will resign, today defended present federal farm programs as having helped to prevent an agricultural depression. This view contrasted with the sharp attacks made on them by Secretary of Agriculture Benson who has contended the programs have tended to price farm products out of markets, create surpluses and bring on government controls. In a speech prepared for the 16tr, annual National Farm Institute Davis said a five per cent decline in farm prices last year should be a matter of concern, and he added; "Granting that these farm pro grams are somewhat crude, imper feet, expensive and inefficient, stil they have been of great value t( all America and to all of the free :oples of the world." Davis said that the programs— ,.hich feature high-level farm pric supports and production cpntrols— helped stabilize farm price alist countries are doomed, Man m, in his 1950 book, "The Key i Peace," suggested: "Those in charge of our national efense must be made to realize hat if the fascinating American tory is made plain to our actual ndpotentjal enemies military op pposition will liquidate itself in th vild scramble to follow the American example." In that same book, although much of it was devoted to praising he Founding Fathers for their xtraordinary wisdom in putting he Constitution together, Manion bowed some displeasure with the Constitution as it is. He no only urged changing it y adding on the Bricker amend ment out also another amendment vhich would limit the power of Congress to spend money. ' ~ " seemed to think , Funeral arrangements are.incom- plete, Re Y, Story to , Preach Here The Rev. J. W, Story will preach at Garrett Memorial Mission P#tnt ** 8t and prevented "setting in motio a series of event? such as thos that led to depression during th Twenties and Thirties." The assistant secretary announc ed recently that he will give his post soon to join the staff o Harvard University, Friends hav said, differences in views wtyh thos oi pennon on farm , . -».>,* he fresh proposal , w.Vr, new tax relief by boosting! ~OT al exemptif^rts was stmm&f' pectedly yesterday by'SerQGS (D-Ga), ranking Democratff Senate Finance ComffllttM" handles tax bills/ ,/<v^H George suggested that'lei sonal exemption be -ralsee ••-"« the present" $6(40, to $8jSflut and to $i;000 't)tstt yea% he viewed,. su,chs action^ essary anti-receSskttr tt$&s The Georfge jrtcfjiosa'fc.go* farther thanks jike tylfetll by Demoe^rftc 1 ,jfc House Ways'" and tee. These.iHousev-,-.- gested that ,the-tf&rSonji be hiked-' to r""" '* beaten IB-ID.',-,,,,.-, _, majority ,,Qn 'the* committee £ now is 'busy/overhajJUn""" tion's tax structure./ ^-^ A number'' *' of ^Hsuse., have mad<riUplaifr"' r th.e;, for their-plart, Vwhen/.t vision bill teaches-Hhe;' about two', weeks. ^The 4 * Georgfe proposal'find j&j.--,,, make, their -battleNaftfeast Tax legislation 1 mtist/orfg the House'.. jThe ,George¥ however, 11 could 1 'bb, l '<Bdd tax revision " measutsj comes'to,-the Senate.'/ While Marion is advoacy of the Bicker pro osal cost him his job, Sen. Aiker; RVt) said from what he had heard of Manion, "I'm afraid he A'as too conservative to be of value o this administration." Other Hepublicans in the Senate litterly criticized the firing and ne member of the commission quit in protest. This was Rep. Noah Mason (Rill). The 25-man lommission was composed of five enators five r e p r esentatives, some government agency heads, and distinguished citizens. In addition to speculation about his views, Manion has been criticized for spending too much time speechmaking in general and not enough in the headquarters of his commission. The government hands over to .he states yearly $2,800,000,000 in aid in 22 programs covering .such fields as public , health highways education housing. The commission was supposed to find out where federal state dnplication could be avoided and some aid dropped. Although the commission was supposed to . finish its work by March 1, its last three members. weren't sworn in until Nov. 20, hardly time for such a huge job jt'§ going to ask for another year's time before reporting. 68,000 Acres in Forests to Be Restored WASHINGTO NW! —Arkansas lands withdrawn in 1952 for forest management purposes are being restored to the public domain for possible public entry. Secretary o£ Interior McKay announced yesterday that 6t' 000 acres of Arkansas forests are being restored. He said 44,000 acres covered by the original withdrawal will be retained. The restored lands are in Baxter Cleburne, Conway, Fulton, Independence lizard Lawrence Madison, Marion, Newton, Randolph , Search, Sharp, Van Buren and Washington counties. Some forest lands will remain withdrawn in Cleburne Fulton , Izard, Madison, Searcy, Sharp , Stone, Van buren and Washington ounties. . The announcement said that the ands released are not suitable for agricultural use, other than; low i<alue woodland grazing. Department of Interior spokesmen said the designation of land or public entry means that the and is alvailable for possible purchase, lease or homesteadingr The Federation Internationale de Ski, is a world budy representing —Photo by Shipley Principal speaker at last week's Rotary Club was Miss Hllga Loew. German teacher, currently visiting and observing local school method^? Pictured from'left to right: Kenneth Ambrose, Ed Stewart Albert Patten, Jim Cole, Mrs. Jim Cole, Claude Tiflery, Rev. Edmund Pendleton, Bert Rettig, Miss Loew, Terrell"Oprnjllua, Guy Basve Luther Hollamon, James H. Jones, Dr. Ford Henry, Roy Anderson and George Robison. In the bottom picture Miss Loew is talking to the group. The ge^t lighting the cigarette is James H, Jones, superintendent of Hope schools. Getting B oyle Out of A Room Is Like Getting An Armored Division Off On An Invasion vacation. He left Man Paid to Bathe Birds SPRINGFIELD, Ohio UP) —Dick Patton, 24, is paid to bathe birds' feet on a busy downtown Springfield street corner at night. The company for which he works smears a gooey substance on building eclges to discourage birds from roosting, The birds become entangled in the goo and fall to the sidewalk, Patton's job is to capture them, wash the goo from their feet and send them on their way. Jn four hours last night he attended about a do^en birds. He said it takes about five minutes By SAUL PETT Foe Hal Boyle NEW YORK (Al Harold Vincent Boyle, who regularly presides over this space, is off on a three-week - T _ ._.. on a Caribbean cruise with Frances and their 7-month- old daughter, Tracy. Now, those who know Boyle koow how difficult it is to get himout of a room. Getting him out of the country is only a little less strenuous than dispatching the 1 st Armored Division off to an invasion. It's not that he's lazy-not agile, energetic, elbow-swinging Boyle who ever time he loses an ounce calls himself the "Tiger Man." Nor is he afraid to make decisions. The more ho lets others make, the more food they'll have for their own ego and sense of usefulness. And so, on the morning they were leaving, I arrived at the Boyle apartment. Three or four friends, recruited to help in the last-minute arrangements, also were' there. Baggage, cameras, film', hats, were scattered about real thing. But then, if we miss the boat, we'll always have enough for bridge." Somebody asked where the baby's hat was and' Boyle, who would buckle under a cap pistol, asked, "Where's my elephant gun?" Somebody asked about the loose belt and sport shirt on the brown suit case. "That's mine," Boyle said. "Why don't you put it somewhere?" • .! . "I'm waiting for Frances to tell me. I'm not going to rush into making any mistakes." But Boyle did volunteer the Blpful information that yesterday, vhile buying a suit, he met this ellow who sold hjm a new kind, ot oothbrush, something called an 'oralizer" which "cleans your eeth while it clean your tongue." Somebody said it was getting ate. "That's all right, Francie," Boyle yelled to the back bedroom. "Take your time. The ship's sailing late. The captain forgot his Four Man Court To Hear Story OfMarinePOW By E DCREAGH WASHINGTON MB — One of those 20th century stories that stagger the imagination and sicken the heart is unfolding in a drab, improvised courtroom on a hill overlooking the Pentagon. It is the story, as told by men who saw it happening, of a brave man goaded to fury and gradually broken by his Communist captors under a load of abuse, pain, hu- militaUon and physical wretchedness. Frank H. Schwable, a flying Marine with a brilliant record of combat experience, is the central figure. He was a war prisoner in Korea 14 months. Midway in his captivity, he signed a false con- fessiori he took part in germ Warfare activities which, in fact, never were carried on. ' ' The Reds made noisy propaganda use of Schwable's "confession." Now a four-member court of inquiry is trying to decide whether the 45-year-old Schwable, a slender, alert man with' thinning -and graying hair, should face a court martial. ,, '' -t " >i v " Four Merino ^enlisted inen ar(d one Arm*y t s,e~r.g^anjl"^h.o ^01—" gli'rrip'ses ' of SchWable^Itt'"'- - „ camps during his ordeal told their 1 stories yesterday — halting fragments that added up to a harrpw* ing picture of what "brain-wash* ing' does to a man. ' • Some told of seeing Schwable in September and October, 1952 -7- emaciated, unshaven, jittery, but nonetheless defiant. Schwable had been captured the preceding July 8. He'd been thrown into solitary confinement, harrassed by con« stant questioning, deprived of good. But his attitude toward his -Bed tormentors was: "Go to hell." Former Marine Corp. William N. Shockley of Denver, Colo., testified he heard those words ring out in a firm American voice on one occasion when a browbeating, finger-waving interrogator was submitting Schwable to inquisition, And Sgt. I. C. Pearson O. Porter of League- City, Tex,, an Army man, told of stronger language used by the Marine officer to a Communist questioner, > "You can spell the word if it embarrasses you," a lawyer told Porter. "I'm not embarrassed," said the self-possessed Porter, and he gave the court the short word he r said the colonel hurled at the interpre- T» s It we? a different story, thought, by Dec, 8 when Schwable and some of the enlisted men were herded into a truck and transferred to another camp. They had the.ir own individual ways ot describing the colonel; "Awful nervous." "He just stared straight ahead." "He kept jerking and twitching tcovtvt ^ 4( , M — like a punch-drunk prjze #6 ht " ion the solely an '* I 4-l-i f* *n*ii**r\y%«*an the living 'room. Tracy gurgled in her Dlay ; pen. Francos ran around efficiently collecting thins, checking lists and baby clothes. And, in the midst of the inevitable confusion. Harold Vincent Boyle sat on the couch, enjoying a sublime serenity, grinning like an Irish Buddha. He wondered what tie to wear to the boat Frances lan off to shower. The vest of us started putting state room suckers on the baggage. "Of course, you 'kids realize,' i announced, without # wptetttti. IWf c t ** ^.r-.- * . \, tpl.r 1. ^ \iW Morr • W. "-T.'r.V-FK; In Europe '* , • ,1 ,/• fyjff$- By, •BONN,' fi^,rnany, German K"f,^ 3 -\ u ''^f''n < ""^ Soviet Union showed 1 Jtoij Conference- that /#jtj,n.tej] come "the p'oley^cUx on 'the' European #0. Itf'a, stat&menf 1 ^" the proposals i by Soviet'Fpreij • Aim ' , f VWJ^ - -y*>4TM governments «together,. German pigr 1 ' '-* ^ public # n d iu^vfio^Bs unity in! deploring <Jh.e> Berlih t "The ,-, a Father Victim of a Hoax door, about ceys.V' Getting through! the Frances wondered aloud what else she should take for the baby and father wondered aloud whether he should take along his high school Diploma. It took two cabs to get us. to the «WP. Spyle, of course, didn't know whiPh. p}er. Franceg, o| course, did, And, at th? _. . . . J.I * It _»._!_ ,,.. .,.,- „„., ineyUabie question;" «'W|\o's gj?t W tickets?" • t "Not me/'*pi4 py> a P ^ bjaen/g^euaett pi m m many as rights. the goviet, CAMDEN. N. J. W) — A five- day dream that his soldier son might still be alive was ended today for Walter Tart 64-year-old ship-yard worker, Tartar conceded early this morning as he ^went to bed that he had been a victim pf» a vicious fw>ax, He had re* ceived a telegram last Satur» day wjth the >v° r ds' M $ellQ Pop wiU be home on ThurgT day. Pick." It was sent fr«n rjew York city, * His son, Pyt. Richard,. tar, 21, was reppyted, by Army to hav§ been action in Ifprea A sealed co|fin a} p,aper|i (summer. ,Wj«J pnly a Tartar ,w«ite4 sadly %, ^teW SQd ..;efii tt^ "-'•• ®L WQ .. PK? i -v

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