Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 27, 1954 · Page 1
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Our Doily Bread Sliced Thin by the Editor — rAiex. H. W»»hburn We're Stuck With It Story of the Mines "30" for a While Note from Hope Postmaster Robert M. Wilson encloses clipping of Star headline: Stamps Licked by Hope Boys, Girls Teams And then the note picks up the discourse as follows: "We at the post office appreciate this interest in our' business on the part of the boys and girls. This service should also be very helpful to the public, especially around Christmas time. RMW" No comment. We arc stuck with It. ^^^^^^^ g^i^^g^ , , Hope Star WEAtHEft AtkansaS — fattj feast, .s0ui!i> this Exper&neht 55TH YEAR VOL. 55 — NO. 113 Star 6* M*M1M», ?»*• ConiolldatW Jan. It, \_ HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27,1954 M*»b»fi fh* AH6tla»»d Pr»U & Audit Bttt**«.*l !A*. Nrt P»M Of* ft Me*. IrtdtnS S*p». 30, 1«i This must be our day for eorre.- pondcncc. Here's another from Roy Anderson: "I notice where your nome town of Wilkcs-Barrc, Pa., has had an upheaval — the streets busting up from an earthquake. Maybe they just now found out that you left and came to Arkansas," On this I do have a comment.. I've been gone from there rnorft than 30 years. Home towns seldom miss their youngsters. Even if they did. a little bit. I am reminded ot what the late Bob McRae once said about a person who thought he was indispensable: "Did you ever notice when you take your hand out of a bucket of water how quickly th<» hole fills up?" No, that wasn't any earthquake back in Wilkcs-Barre, Pa., either fanciful or real. Years ago the outlying boroughs — that is, separately-incorporated towns adjacent to the main city — had cave-in trouble due to lax protection of surface ..property by the anthracite coal;- mining companies. In modern f'imes ;the companies are required to fill up abandoned tunnels. But niany of the earlier workings caved in and wrought extensive damage to property o» the surface. The central city never permitted mining operations beneath it, and was unaffected, not only when I was day. a boy there, but even to- Stevens to Continue as Army Secretary By O. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON, («— A source high in President Eisenhower's ad ministration said today Robert Stevens will continue as secretary of the Army, despite the criticism levellodat his conduct during his quarrel with Sen. McCarthy (R- Wis. This source, who declined to be quoted by name, said some of the administration's top advisers had counselled Stevens against taking on McCarthy at a televised hearing. The source said they were now satisfied . that, whatever loss of prestige Stevens may have suffered because of an agreement widely interpreted as a surrender, h e still would have been made to "look worse" if the hearing had taken place. Some Republicans in Congress expressed confidence tho row over Stevens' demands that A rrn y witnesses be guaranteed against abusive treatment would now die down. McCarthy himself said yesterday he did not feel he has any difficulties with the White House and that is differences wit Stevens are over—" if he lives up to his agreement" to let McCarthy ques tion Army personnel in investiga tions of the stormy case of Maj Irving Pcress. The duration, of the present peace seemed today to depend a least in part on the timing anc procedure of future probes b_y Me Carthy's Senate investigations sub committee. He 1 has for the moment put aside the case of Peress, whom he calls a "Fifth Amendment Communist' promoted and given an honorable This week's disaster was on what is known as the Academy ,Road, •'•"Of Old River Road •"--~ ''"''an area .on the cxtrema south side of town which was a dumping-ground when I was a lad. In the last 20 years this area has been cleaned up and developed as a subdivision—of big houses and beautiful either neglected to .mining chart or else placed to mudh confidence in legal apartment homes. Someone the supervision of the wholesale disaster tunnels—for has struck. I .saw this new residential district at least twice during the late 1940's, damage must run out of the who)? cischarge from the ress, a New York Army.VPe dentist, has and I know the Jntp millions. It's a chapter book of coal-mining, for which trouble is always a synonym. This is the last edition of our column for a while. The editor wilj be out of town—and he's not a-going fishin'. termed McCarthy's^ charges ."^heer nonsense.": • .V,>- ••>• -•'••»•:..• ~* 'McCarthy, however, '"summoned two other Army men to a hearing Monday on a different matter. The still unresolved issue be tween Stevens and McCarthy is thi Army secretary's contention tha military personnel appearing be fore McCarthy's subcommittee should be guarateed against thi kind of treatment he said wa inflicted on a general. Stevens first refused and then gave permission for that genera and another to appear as witness es. The permission was expresse in a written memorandum tha covered also other demands Me Carthy had made and was gcnei ally interpreted as a surrender t the senator. Stevens reactei strongly against this intcrprctatio: and issued a statement intended t counteract it. 3 Indicted in Saline County irtage BENTON OT— Throe men were indicted yesterday by tho Saline County Grand Jury in a $17,115.65 shortage discovered in county funds, setting off angry charges that the indictments were motivated by political reasons. Indicted were former county treasurer Brunnn Moore who "resigned earlier this week after Pro secutor Joe McCoy revealed that the shortage had been discovered '" treasurer's accounts: Roy Danuser, a Little Rock lawyer who formerly judge of this served ; as circuit district; and Rep. J. A. Gippon of Saline County. Gipson immediately assailed the indictments as "political persucu- tiop," and told newsmen: "I want you to remember that this is the same grand, jury. . • called together to .investigate me six months ago." Danuser. also obviously angry over the jury's action* started to make a statement to reporters, but stopped talking at the insistence of his lawyers. K ., Air Force Academy Gets Approval , WASHINGTON MWThe Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday approved a Hon^-passed bill to set up an Air Force academy, but with some additional provi sions. One would allow W? P 8 ? cen t of the graduates of all thr^e,' service academies to switch over to other branches of sepvfce. Another would require ^he secre$pr# pf the Air Force to accept an,a,dyfsory commission's choice ojt a • site, if pommJssiQrt picked 'HMKWM'R'h Margaret to Sing With Spike Jones HOLLYWOOD, —(UP)— Cobra tura Soprano Margaret Truma: has a date to sing on tclcvisio; tomorrow night with Spike Jone and his City Slickers. Miss Truman, who arrived her yesterday, said she didn't know i her father, former President Harr S. Truman liked her televisio shows or not. "Mother is a severe critic," sh said. "Dad isn't." She said she had no immediat plans for marriage, although sh was "all for it" and hoped som day "to have a happy a marriag as my mother and father hav had." She said her contract with NB 1 for nine to 12 TV shows a yea does not pay her the "astronom cal figures" that have been repor ed, It was reported in New Yor last year that the network'paid th attractive Miss Truman $2,500 fo a preformance. Man Takes Care of Gunman MIAMI Fla, IVP!—Joseph Sullian saw red when a holdup man took a potshot at his wife. He knocked the pistol from the man's hand . and pinned him to the floor until police arrived. The bullet missed Mrs, Chris tine Sullian. Another shot fired at the store owner, Harry Tick, also went wild. Tick was closing his sundry store and the Sullians waited to asked the last customer to leave, bui instead he drew the pistol and the firewprk? started. The intruder was booked for investigation of armed robbery and attempted murder. , nigh Hr&»# 46 -. Gov CheVfy S^griai "Let's Eat'Chlcken Today" proclamation. With him are, lefty richt: Jack, Burkhart, Public Relations, Af> kanaaS Poultry*ede?6tloh, Senator Max Howell of Little-Rook'and ChaHesD Hawks, Geh'l.'Mgr., Arkansas Poultry Fedepatlon. Hops and Hempstead residents are asked to eat chicken today. Italy Near a Vote of Confidence BY WEBB MCKINLE.Y ROME 'OH—The divided Senate neared a verdict today on the pro- Western center government of ,Pre : mier Mario Scelba, Italy's .fourth jovernment ii\ seven months. A vote of confidence—or no con idence—is expected tonight after a week of rough debate. Beset on the left by Communist strikes and harassed on the right | jy the Unbnding Monarchist and Fascist opposition, Scelba never- ;heless may approval. On paper his three .parties—the Christian Democrats, Liberals and Social Democrats, Liberals and Social Democrats—have a margin of 10 or 12 over the extremixrs among the 243 senators. There may,' however.i be^last- jjinute.... deyjajions .from. )T ,__ impng ttie allied parties'. Scelba, ;ough, Sicilian-born former interior minister, is respecte, but does not have, the personal pppu larity. of some of his predecessors. Defeat would force him to resign. If Scelba's coalition holds together in the genate, he must then lurn to the equally combative Chamber of Deputies for another confidence vote. The center margin is proortion- ately even thinner there, amounting to about 1G in the 590 man chamber. The two stamps of approval are needed before Scelba, who took office -Feb. 10, can pitch in earn estly on his governmental program: oposalfo rb Treaty wers Killed ACK BELL SHINGON jWI hower won — President a > major victory Senate's vote last night kill- roposals to amend the Conon to limit.treaty powers. vote was ,60-31, one fewer the required two-thirds ol balloting. The proposal that Reds Abandon Drive Against Laota Capital SAIGON, Indochina Wl— Th French command said today Viet minh rebels have abandoned their month-long offensive against thi royal Laotina capital of Luani Prabang and arc ,pulling back into the jungles to the north under heavy air attack. The crack CommunisMed "Division 308, which had threatened,the little royal seat of - temples,"and saraw huts suffered heavy,losses in its campaign', the French said. The Vietminh first - staifted '/'the pull-back last iTuesday, ,^'hen.,they lifted the siege of" the beleaguered fortress, of. Muong Sai, 55 Vmilcs northwest of Luang Prabang. ,Even then, the attackers of the- royal capital were withdrawing \lp', s the Bac RIVER valley, The French said today 'the enemy' division had retreated northward ,,75 —"- J -'" -jflJB^WfflJfttfg^**** It was the second time the Vietminh had staged a lightning assault on Laos, cutting across it and threatening the borders of Burma and Thailand. And it was the second time they had pulled back hastily without engaging in a single major battle. • Both campaigns were seen as intended more for political purposes than military. : Luang Pra- bang has-little or -no. • strategic value, nor does the kingdom of Loas as a whole, the little sister in the Associated States; of Indochina along with Viet Nam and Cambodia. P C p B W 3ise ,n t ing stitu Th han ;hos lost ytas one by Sen. George (D- Ga.mvhlch had emerged as the final at several Versions the: Senate has peen debating since Jan., 20 he [.President has said he has no objection to an amendment :thai would declare no treaty or interna tionai agreement could override the Constitution, but ho has op posed various specific proposals ho said imduly restricted the executives^ right to handle foreign affairs; ' ' In the final vote ,31 senators balkdd the will ot 60, just as a minority may do on the ratification of treaties. Only five senators of the 96 were not recorded on the roll call. George's proposal — which the Senate had favoried previously by a preliminary 61-30 vote —would have done more than nullify provision^ of treaties and other international agreements which conflict with the Constitution. The' President objected that one part |of the George proposal— requiring congressional approval beforfe international agreements couldj become effective as domestic law — would have impinged uponjjhis war powers and his authority to deal with diplomats of other** nations. These agreements are ^pade by the President or his representatives without having to be ratified by the Senate, as Test Suit of Fair Trades Act BAESVILLE W) —A test suit on validity of an Arkansas "fair trades" act was fi!4d in Independence Chancery Court here yesterday. . he act makes effective beneral ly agreements on sale prices of numerous articles reached between maunfactures and distributors. That means that even persons who don't sign the agreements must abide by them. Union Carbide-and Carbon Corp. asked an order preventing White Rivers Distributors, Inc., from selling an anti-greeze product manu factured by Union"-'at below the "fair trade" prices. A similar suit is pending in U. S. District Court. Federal Judbe Harry J. Lcmley recently issued a memorandum opinion in wich he said he believ ed the law in question violates the state consitution. He suggested, however, that the matter be settled in state courts. ^W' Relents in Case of Loitering Postmen WASHINGON URr- The Post Office Department said today it had relented in the case of the Loiter* ing 1 postman. Asst. Postmaster General N. R. Abrams -said a dismissal order against Kenneth S. Spule, Watertown, N.Y., mail carrier, had been lifted effective Monday. Soule a postal employe for 14 years was dismissed earlier this month on a complaint that he regularly visited at one .residence on his route. A post office check on two successive days disclosed that Soule had stopped at one house for 55 a^d 23 minutes during the course ol to}s 'appointed rounds. Wheat Surplus But Prices Going Up BY OVID A. MARIN WASHINGTON (fP) —American grain markets are witnessing the strange sight of wheat prices going up in face of a record surplus supply of the grain. In fact, the surplus is large enough to fill all normal domestic rieeds for the grain well past the middle of 1955 .withput' the' harvest of a single bushel this year. Pointing out the paradox, the Agriculture Department said today it expects further increases in price before this year's crop starts moving to market next summer. The reason for increases in prices at a time when they normally could be expected to continue weak or deline is that government farm price support pro grams have created a market "shortage" in the midst of plenty. Judge Pilkinton to Open Court Monday The Hempstead Chancery Court will convene on Monday, March 1st, with Judge James H. Pilkinton presiding. AH attorneys were reminded today that the entire docket will be called on Monday for the purpose of clearing the court calendar of old cases which have beep pending more than a year without trial. Court officials said today that it was customary for the docket to be sounded on the first day of each regular term, and that all cases more than a year old would either be set for trial on a day certain or dismissed for want of prosecution, The number of cases to be tried at this session of the court will not be knpwn until after pourt opens Monday. treaties are. margin of one 'no" vote, led dramatically at the last by Sen. Kilgore (D-WVa.JI, ihtly ,-means-theife-Will " amendment at all, although it is technically possible to reconsider the- vote. Associates said the outcome —no amendment —would be satisfactory to the President. If the Senate had passed the measure, they said, the administration would have redoubled efforts to kiirbr water it down in the House. Sen^iKnowland of California, the GOP floor leader, went against the President on the final vote, after he previously had opposed substituting the George version for one administration spokesmen .had helped work out. Knowland told that while the lactlohs" m&htle dictator skekly, The pr'dV Syria, V?afc$fW»eke<i at, ' ot tho » - a".ii fur ' , .* (a • ,!,'' of Honolulu 1 citizens Imn , tm- V. U. t-3 a -iCib State. This group, ' ji ti*i« '. I." •'<• -nc'* f-'cr.or Uoll," stretched for 1 '.j ; i. T Vt.'ji.U 1 ,i»'.»'.U»s l\uvc signed the * '!•>.•> XI S. Conevess, , Court Frowns on Prisoner Dentists LOS ANGELES Wl „ —A <juflge has commented that prison authorities became "partners in crime" with an inmate when they allowed him to practice dentistry on other -prisoners without^'a .license It' ,came.,-, to, light ' his colleagues George proposal was unsatisfactory, the Senate should pass it and let the House try to make improvements in it. Speaking from the rear of the charriber to emphasize that he was leader, "dan- not talking as majority Knowland said he thinks a M*n women, COAL coal strike '- Japan's' g«?s__tot£ prplongeij its, third gerous tendency has developed" in the form of executive department j encroachment on the legislative branch. Sen. Ferguson (R-Mich), chair* man of the GOP Policy Committee, split with Knowland to vote against the measure. Sen. Bricker (R-Ohio), who start-; ed all the controversy with a proposal which was fpught openly b the White House and lost in the effort to compromise the issue, said he...voted for the George measure w.ith the hope that the House would "strengthen" it. The House semed on likely to take up the issue at all in view of the Senate's action. However, any one of five absent senators — or anyone who voted against passage —could move within two calendar days to reconsider the result. The absentees were Sens. Bridges (R-NY), Symington (D-Mo), Lennon (D-NC), Murray (D-Mont), and McCarran (D-Nev), Of these associates said Bridges, McCarran and Lennon could be expected to favor passage of some amendment, Presbyterians to Hear Lex Helms Jr. Lex Helms, Jr. will ,be the speaker at the regular meeting pf the Presbyterian Men's Bible CJass on Sunday mprnlng, February 28. Mr, Hejms iis one of four teachers which alternate in teaching the class. ' AJl members and friends of the class are urged (o be present. A fellowship period will be held, fee- tw<?e»/g;3e and 10:00 a, m. with coffee and donwts being served, The lesson will begin promptly at lO.-CjQ o'clock. The Presbyterian men are ma]?* ing'a spepjal effort to increase at* tendance npt *only at the Sunday School hour but aUft at the Church, services a.n.4 'hwe J»H e O &$ Vest tav Gottlieb, 62. complained that his client was being sent back to prison , for "tloing- on the putslde What h'e had been allowed to do inside the prison walls. i Superior Judge Clement D, Nye admitted there was some logic in this argument, but nevertheless sentenced 'Gottlieb to three 'years in Chino State Prison on two counts of practicing dentistry on the outside without a liecnese. Gottlieb, a dental technician but not a dentist, has served two previous prison 'terms on similar charges. He told the court that in 1942 and 1943 he ministered to the dental needs of 1,070 inmates at Chino. "I practiced all branches of dentistry," said Gottlieb, "doing extrations, fillings and impressions." The judge commented regarding this record: "The prison authorities become particeps criminis (partners in prime) when they do this. But their dereliction is n,o reason for this court to be derelict ... We know what people have suffered from this man. One woman almost died and another's jaw was reportedly paralyzed." Spring Meet of Club Council Is Set March 3 The spring meeting pf the Hempstead County Home Demonstration Council will be held Wednesday, March 3, in the Hope City Hall Auditprium beginning at 10; 00 o'clock. Mrs. H. B. Patterson, Hope, Council President, will preside during the business meeting, Rev. Virgil D- Keeley, Pastor of First Methodist Church will bring the devotional. Others appearing on the program during the day will be Mrs. Ha?el Jordan, state homo demonstration agent Little Rock, and Talbot F}eld£, Hope Mrs. John' Reck, ^jppe county legislation chairman, 1 charge ot the program, wiU in Each home demonstration c)uh member will bring her, pwn lunch,, The CenterViUe iJD£ will bo hostess and serve coffee during noon hour. „ Crippled Is Found tween parts ot 'A cor" Aleppo, it'SyrJn aTm jb oiily-jt £ en i!i ,-. Mtftr tempcjfearj a'N'Obn^t through r t 1C It! the " Wilson to Surrender on Monday t * 1 " T , t WASKINGON,;, — '• (UP) -^ erick J; Wilson 1 ) , one of Chief Jus tice EaVl Warren's '"accusers,"}4n- tends to surrender Monday -to,' -Sab - •" • "'e, it- was ,anno$nq- t ,t,.,,, > X.>,5,',^V AW* ^''ViVnf ' FranciscO : 'wan f 'on an |bdlct| mansh tion of- pe'rjury'-inducing' l 5i'^itH4s& tp lie. . • ,, ; f ; .>,;,;{ 'Paul C. -Fisher, r Chicago',pen manufacturer, said ' he ''had tele graphed'Poliqc Chief Michael,'Gaf*; ney that he would brWg Wilson'. W San Francisco. -' ' ' <, ; 1 "If Wilson' is guilty, I want'h'ifn convicted," Fisher said, "If he,,*is innocent. I want his name cleared." . Y; ' ' . J I- Fisher and' Wilson came hero Mpnday to appear before a-senate judiciary subcommittee v consider* ing Warren's nomination. -Wijison had made 10 ujn s u p p o r t e'd "charges" against Warren. The subcommittee dismissed theni. Fisher Said in a statement that Wilson claims the charges pf sub"- ornation of perjury against'^ him "were, fratoed." "At present I do, npt knpw the truth. , .. I shall stay with this case until the' end and guarantee a fair trial;" Fisher said, i • ' ' ^ Fisher recently went to jpU^fy? 12 days for refuging to let'Federal Labor Department inspectors \ examine employment 'records pf his firm. Fisher contended they had'no right to see the records unless a complaint was filed.' , * ' Volunteer Red Cross Workers Hempstead's Red Cro'ss 4140*8 I'op Ip54 is $5,000 accprdjng to CJyjiJC* man John B, Lowe and vice T chairman Haskell Jones. Volunteer workers arc: . ' ' Hope: Business dist.; Hafrell Hall, advance gifts, Haske4,,«T? n ej<' residential, Ward" I, JVIrsYv>3RQy Jones, Ward 2, Mrs, W, X JWfat, Ward 3' and 4,' Mrs,' Thefnp.spn, Evan?, Jr. ' <~ > ' r * '* JJegro division.' Prpfejsspc JV., ¥*' Rutherfprd. ' •' ' • ' -• Rural communities ;•> Mrs, - Ned att^ini jeetejj) jrtethoc! Si ft dors. Purtle; 'Jaka Bjngen, Fulton, Mrs,' T, H> Columbus, Mrs. ,$fl ; fleAnn, Mys, Eryjn Bu Jones, Mrs.. 1 H, ital watjo r ri" r p1 can b>fi' waiver-,^ jpiQ&TOfttB tton.,jc#jnj!M' Tin ftf 1 -• llMAin'naft *\w ti*k isn't' qfe&U ;, '?,*w MpNab, Miss Marjr .Spie

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