Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 2, 1954 · Page 1
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! To City Subscribers: /f you foil to get your Star please telephone 7-3431 by f 6 p. m. and a special carrier will deliver your paper. Star WfeATWtft e0ftl&A-~ '"" **^ Arkansas — Cold wave „-...temperatures falfihi te, iS*$2 S8f west, 22-32 stnitfte*rfj5f*iiffll* ^B- H- - casional ffllft IhJS' afVerttboiil IS- -%* night changing to sfi&fc«8ortto SeirtA> -^ freezing rain south tonight. WMfteS* ' day mostly cloudy, fcoW, ' Seirtfc ;w* freezing rain scniifteWl, . • v| Experiment J§tall6fe J feUdrl fbf '** ^ 24-Hour-period ending * it 8 &> fft» , * ,* Tuesday, High 45, low 28. J; 55TH YEAR: VOL. 55 — NO. 115 Mar of H0»* 189*. PrtM Coniolldo»«d Jan. It, l»a» i HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 1954 Members Th* AHoelatcd Pr«M t Audit Bureau of Circulation* Av. N*t Paid Clrcl. < Met. Ending 5«pt. 30, 1«S3 — $,M6 I Col. Burdick to I lapses at Mill wood Meet Only U. S, Court Can Save Jenkins LITTLE ROCK Ml — Only the U. S. Supreme Court now appears able to save slayer Bill Jenkins from Arkansas' electric chair. The Arkansas Supreme Court yesterday refused again to consider the Jenkins case. Jenkins' attorneys Q. Byrum WASHINGTON (Special) — Col. | Hurst of Hot Springs and Wendell oy D. Burdick, spokesman I O- Epperson announced immed- for the Dierks Lumber and Coal diately after the Arkasas Su- Co. which is opposing construction 'preme Court decision that they will the Millwood Dam on Little, fly to Washington to present the case before the nation's highest tribunal. ivcr, suffered an attack and collapsed shortly after 1 p. m. today at a hearing on the project in Washington, U. C. Col. Burdick, appearing for tho opposition, was reading a paper against the project when he aj> v parently suffered a stroke. Louis c- Graves, publisher ot the Nashville i\i News had to finish the paper. Col. •:i Burdick collapsed shortly thereaf- ;. t<u- and was taken to Walter Reed •.,, hospital lor treatment. ,, The hearing was before tho Civil ;! Functions subcommittee of the Sc,i nate Appropriations committee. On 5; the subcommittee were Sen. Henry ;/ Dworshak, R. Idaho, Sen. John L. ;. MeClellan, D-Ark., Sen. Guy Cor- ; i don, R. Ore., Sen. Allen J. Ellend, er. D. La., and Sen. Hayden, D. • Arizona. Sitting in were Senators Russell of Louisiana and Lyndon rh'nson and Price Daniels of Texas and Roy. Oren Harris of Arkansas. Also represented were members 1' of the Red River Valley Asocia- ;•/ tion. Mayors Haskel C. Hay of Tex[ .arkana, Arkansas, Mayor Carroll Shiffer of Texarkana, Tex., Charles Winc ( of Texarkana. and Hershel Manner of Atlanta, Texas, A. H. Wnsliburn, Hope newspaper publish or and former member of the city ss'jard of Public Affairs, and Kenth Ambrose, President of Hope Chamber of Commerce. Appearing for the opposition were Mr. Graves, Col. Burcilck and Pe- Corporation Tax Continuance Is Voted by Group WASHINGTON '/< — The House Ways and Means Committee voted 22-2 today to continue the present corporation income tax for one more year, and wipe out a two billion dollar reduction scheduled automatically under present law for April 1. Only two Democrats — Reps. Mills of Arkansas and Greogry of Kentucky—voted against the move strongly urged by President Eisenhower. The committee decided to put the corporate rate into a general 800-page bill overhauling almost al of the nation's tax laws. At the same time it decided to take up tomorrow the question o; excise tax rates. Under present law, a number oi cuts are scheduled April 1 in the excise rates sometimes called sales taxes. , „..„ *>.-( The top corporation income tax ter George, executive of the Dierks I rate, now 52 per cent, is sched- Lumber and Coal Company. luled to drop automatically to 47 ; The Red River Valley association asked for a million dollars to start work on Ferrell's Bridge in the Marshall, Jefferson and Daingerfield, Texas area. The minimin /ffifded is ?G50,000 but the budget bureau has set up only $305.000 for the work. This issue was debated | at length by Sen. Condon and Roy 5 Sussums, Louisiana Department of j Public Works. The Ferrell's Bridge | job has priority being further along than the Millwood project. The Association also asked forj o£ tne opposition has melted how- per cent April 1. President Eisenhower has urged a one-year extension of the present rate to help re ; duce the federal deficit. At one time the. President's proposal had stirred strong opposition including {jrorn.lses of a figjit by' Rep: 'banterA.' Reed (R-NYV, Ways, and Means chairman Also, there was. widespread talk of a compromise at a 50 per cent corporation income tax rate. Committee members said much $250,000 for a project report on Millvvood-iblueprints, specifications | etc. These plans will call for an f jiyctra foot of water in Millwood svoir for water rights for our| roundings towns, and cities, the | specific purpose for which the Hope men went to the hearing. Estimate cost ot Millwood is $55 million while three alternate smaller dams, which the Dierks \ Company favors, will cost an esti- | mated $80 million. However, the op position declared the Millwood dam estimate did not cover compensation for all the land and the 'in the area which | group decided to await a complete report. Mr. Washburn telephoned the j Star shortly after noon today and in j dicated that following the hearing I he felt the Millwood project would go through as sheduled with an ap- ! propriation for final blueprints this year and possibly actual construction money forthcoming next year. ever, because of other tax cuts in effect or planned this year, • notably business benefits provided in the general tax revision measure. If approved by the House and Senate it would reduce revenues from individuals and business by about $1,300,000000 the first year and more, later chiefly through more liberal deductions. Puerto Rico Accused in Rice Pricing LITTLE ROCK — ( UP) 8Gov. Francis Cherry today charged that the :government of Puerto Rico discriminatp.d against Arkansas • rice exports by unequal pricing of two varieties of rice. Cherry said the Puetro Rican government topped the ceiling price on peral rice permitting a larger profit margin, while retaining a lower price on zenith rice, the type grown extensively in Arkansas. Puerto Rican dealers, said Cherry won't handle the zenith variety because of the difference in profit margin. , Cherry, in a letter of protest to the Puerto Rica government said a considerable quanity of Puerto Rican goods were consumed in Ar- ikansas "with no discrimination involved." he said: Pipefitters Return to Stamps Plant STAMPS, UP) _ A bout 70 union pipefitters who walked out at the urge you to end this discrimination two other passengers of the car .^nstruction site of a 135,000-watt by raising the price of zenith to were thrown clear. Snow Falling in Northwest Arkansas By The Associated Press .. Snow fell in northwest Arkansas early today as the rest' of the state prepared for a new cold wave. Today forecasts called for temperatures /ranging . 15-2: gre'es in' the^northwest to^S! the southeast. The. U.S. Weather Bureau at Little Rock also forecast freezing rain for the southern portion of the state tonight with rain changing to snow expected in the northern portion. Snow began falling about 8 a.m. in Fayettaville but disappeared almost as fast as it struck the ground. Snow also was reported at Springdale and Gilbert with rain recorded at Fort Smith, Ozark, Clarksville, 'Little Rock Hot Springs and Morrilton. Dr. Victor Watts head of the University of Arkansas Horticulture Department said that if the temperatures fell to 15 degrees in the northwest, it would damage that section's peach crop. He said the peach buds already had started to swell but that apples and grapes probably would escape extensive damage. Temperatures in the state early this morning were comparatively mild with only three stations reporting freezing or below. Gilbert and Batesville reported 31 degrees and Newport, 32 degrees. Readings elsewhere ranged from the mid to high 30s to the low 40s. The cold wave is not expected VICTIM — Capitol police and aides carry Democratic Congressman from Albania; Kenneth A. Roberts, down steps of Capitol after he was wounded in leg by two men who opened fire with pistols in the House of Representatives ; Chamber after a woman screamed: "Free Puerto Rico." —, NEA Telephoto WOUNDED — Rep. Clifford Davis (D-Tenn.), left, and Rep. Ben F. Jensen (R-lowa), right, were two fo the five Congressmen wounded when a girl screamed from near the press gallery in the House of Representatives: "Free Puerto Rico", and two men opened fire with pistols. — NEA Telephoto to envelope the state until late this afternoon or tonight, the bureau said. INJURIES FATAL NEWPORT UP) Jarfajway W. White, 35 of Weinpr died in a hospital here today of injuries suf- "We feel that the products of fered in a car-train collision in our state shouldhave reciprocal treatment in Puerto .Rico and I downtown Newport Feb. 20. White was pinned inside the car; enerator plant in protest of nonunion truckers hauling pipe onto the project have returned to work. The pipefitters staged the walkout Feb. 5. There was no picketing. There were no details disclose of the agreement reached yesterday. W. M. WoJford, construction superintendent for E baaco Services Inc., which is building the genera- i Mr for the Arkansas Power and fight Co., said construction was delayed during the dispute. He added, however some 26? other employes continued to work during the walkout. The Canadian citizenship act does pot entitle an alien to be the owner of a Canadian ship. '•Join! The Red Cross teaches people how to protect their own lives and how to save the jives of others -^ in the home, at Work, at play, or on the highway-. So that more and more people can be made more and more accident conscious, so they may know how to deal with emergencies — gjv$ g^jjfj-pusly t° jyour Red Oro^ss. the same level as that of peral rice." Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Drink and Be Merry Today Because Its Shrove Tuesday and Lent Lasts a Long Time By E.D CREAGH (For Hal Boyle) WASHINGTON (ff) — East drink and be merry today. It's Shrove Tuesday, and Lent lasts a long time Shrove Tuesday? It's little noticed in most parts of these United States, though there's Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the golden brown potato doughnuts or fast- nachts, sugar the teeth and gladden the spirit in Reading Pa., And after all aren't the rest of us a pretty long-faced lo tto be passing up a celebration which heartier folk have been enjoying since the Middle Ages, Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, has long been a time to store up warm memories— to say nothing of calories —for the Lenten days to come. In England where it used to called "Pancake Tuesday," it bell ing — the Kentucky Derby day, so to speak, of cock fighting among other pastimes. Church bells summoned one and all 'not to worship but to wining and dining and there was even a song about it: "But hark, hear the pancake "And fritters make a gallant smell; "The cooks are baking, rying, boiling "Stewing mincing, cutting broiling, "Carving gormandizing roasting "Carbonadjng, cracking, slashing toasting." I don't know who .made up that happy catalogue of cooking noises but he could name his own salary as a writer of television commercials today. France still makes much of State Bridge Asso, to Send Players Here The Parks & Recreation Committee on the Bridge Tournament received word today that the Arkansas Bridge Association, with headquarters in Little Rock will send three members to Hope on March 9th for the tournament to assist the committee in staging the event. Coming to Hope will be, Miss Jean Hopson, Mrs. Curtis Finch, and Mrs. Harry Robinson. The tournament will be held in the Youth Center. The local committee is composed of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Broach, Mrs. Buddy Evans and Dr. and Mrs. Walter Sims, with Mrs. Gresham Reed as local judge. The Parks & Recreation Commission and the committee are endeavoring to give Hope a well rounded program and are anxious for this adult event to be a success. Many have already registered for the bridge tourney and many good players haven't but intend to the committee urges every person that plays bridge to register. They can register at any of the following stores or by calling a member of the committee: Cox's Drug Store, Herbert Burns, Lewis- McLarty and tho Ladies Specialty Shop. Registeration must be made in pairs and you will play with the same partner through the entire evening. Deadline for registration is the night of March 6th. There will be a charge of $1.00 a pair. There will be prizes for the North-South winner and runner up, and prizes for the East-West winner and the runner up. The tourney will be conducted the same as all national events are and it will give all players a chance to see and learn how this is done. A pre-tournament exhibition will be held at 7:30 p, m. and the tourney play will start at 8 o'clock, Shrove Tuesday, JQ fact Son Phillips in Race for Sheriff R. D. (Son Phillips today announced his candidacy for sheriff and collector of Hempstead County subject to action of the Democratic primaries in July and August. Mr. Phillips was unsuccessful in his bid for the office in 1950. He issued tho following statement: "Four years ago I told the people of Hempstead during the campaign that if I didn't get elected I would be back and now, I'm back. "I. wish to thank everyone for vote and encouragement I have received and I am asking for the support all. "I'm a Mason and have kept my of ficial residence in Hempstead even though my work has caried me out of the county and state. I have been planning to run all the time during the past four years. "As sheriff I will give immediate and obedient service to all and will devote all my time to the duties of sheriff. I'm making no promises to anyone, other than when you call me I'll be there, "I humbly solicit your vote and support." U.S. Agents Look for •••W • • • I • !"%•"' ' '"'ll", .'"' Red Link in Puerto .-;. ^' .-...-• ' ^^ ^ 5 Rican Attack on nous Won't Go Along With Attacks of McCarthy By HERBERT FOSR WASHINGON (UP) — Rcpub lican National Chairman Leonarc W. Hall said today :at the Whit House that he could not "g 1 along" with Sen. Joseph R. Me Carthy (R-Wis.) when the senato attacks Army generals Who ari fighting communism. , . Hall made the comment after a conference with President Elsen hower. He calls on Mr. Eisenhow er at fairly frequent intervals to discuss political matters. He tolc reporters frankly today that he came in to discuss "the so-callec McCarthy situation." The chairman said he though the "situation" tended to before the true purposes of the Eisen hower program as far as the pub lie was concerned. Asked whether, he thought Me Carthy is still a Republican as set as he had said recently, Hal answered: "I don't like the situa HV as it developed last week." "My feelings are that while Joe is fighting communism we all go along" Hall said, ';bii when, he begins to attack persons who are fighting, communism"'jus as conscientiously as he is can't go along with him." Hall obviously- refered to the current dispute between ..McCarthy and Army Secretary, Robert 1 ' 'T v TpiubUcari!s''ireatment- of -Army wit nesses before his investigating sub committee. '•..'. , . Asked to elaborate on his ob jections to McCarthy's recent brush with the Army, Hall said don't think anyone would say that the generals in bur Army are not fighting communism," He declined to commit the President in the matter nor would he forecast what Mr. Eisenhower might have to say about the McCarthy-Stevens dispute at his news conference tomorrow. Asks Increase in Welfare Grants LITTLE ROCK (fP> — The state Welfare Board will be asked tomorrow to increase grants of some 50,000 welfare recipients in Arkan- Arkansas Weather For the period March 2-6: ARKANSAS. Temperatures will average 5-10 degrees below normal. Normal minima 33-43 north and 43-53 south Normal maxima 56-69, Cold Wednesday. Rising trend Thursday and Friday. Colder weekend. Precipitation heavy. Rain south and rain or s.ao\v north mainly Thursday and sas. A. J, Moss, welfare department director said the department proposes to increase monthly checks to parsons in the old age and blind groups and to welfare clients in nursing homes. He said that the board also Will discuss a proposed inspection of nursing homes in Arkansas designed to insure that such establishments are meeting state re quirements. Moss has said that the elimina lion of ineligible persons frojn state welfare rolls will permit the proposed increase ot its clients. Board members and Gov, Francis, previously County Red CrqssDrive Is Started The American -Red Cross, drive was officially opened in Hempstead this morning with a coffee and doughnut breakfast at Hotel Barlow. > Jack Lowe, chairman of the campaign, presided. Mr. Lowe told the group that Arkansas has been receiving much more than contributed due to tornadoes which have hit the state in recent years. Earl Kuehner, public information director for the Midwest, outlined the various ways a dollar contribution to the Red Cross is spent. Hempstead's membership goal 1* 2,300 and the fund goal is $5,000, Officials told workers to remind contributors that they could look at their membership card when they read of disasters and realize they have a part in helping people who need help. Co///e Wesson Dies at Home Here Tuesday Miss Gallic Wesson, a resident of Hope for many years, died early Tuesday at her home at 718 South Main Street. . . She is survived by her sister, Miss Sue Wesson, three brothers, L. E. Wesson of Prescott, Neal and W. R. Wesson of Texarkana; Funeral services will'.bo held at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday at Herndon- Cornelius Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. S. A. Whitlow. 'Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers: Harry-Hawthorne, Buddy Evans, ( Sid McMath, Tom Wardlaw, Hershel Lanca'ster' and Dale Jones. Police Guard Everything in Washington By MRRIMAN SMITH WASHNGTON (UP) — Swarms of police and plain clothes men spread through the city today to protect members of ,Congress, President Eisenhower and the cabinet from possible new attacks by armed Puerto Rican terrorists. Congress met under a heavily- reinforced police guard. Visitors were banned from House and Senate galleries unless they submit admission cards signed by a-member of Congress. In the wake of the wild gun'at tqck on House members,'by P.'uer- 4o Rican Nationalists* yesterday, .extra security; ..measures- were ex- Tended dNm'&'ticalUy'tHrottgHout>thiB' capital, " ":. ' , ""-<• Secret Serivce and White House police protection of Mr. Eisenhower was tightened, even though it's never relaxed. S, S. men resumed a wartime station at the main gate of the White House. The Whito House uniformed police in'the seu- try . booths around the excutive mansion was alerted for the possibility that other Puerto Rican gunmen might be in the capital area. Special police guards were placed at the homes of Secretary of Agriculture Ezra T. Benson and Interior Secretary Douglas McKay. Because of yesterday's shooting, Benson cancelled a flight to the Virgin Islands today because, according to an aide, his presence might "strain their security guard down there," Benson and MqKay are directors of the Virgin Islands Corp. Officers Against New Terrorist Acts By JAMS' F, * DONOVAN * WASH1NGON,%(UP) '* •>'(* ' ment agents searched/for : 'a/,p ble Comrhiinist link, toda> as*. launched o ^sWdeping ;investigi into yester'dayV'Fuertb, «*"**>' tionalist attack ; 'in Htie Representatives. i, x The FBIi 'Justice siibvershre. experts i slonal inVesilga^6rs ^delved ,_ background ot r tne' Nati6ntti}Bt ment which lias eruptedi liitbTi ing violence ..twice In .f-' 11 """in less than ''four, -yeairs, Although the Jfatiprtslij considered' ''Con^munisjs, ficials. speculated-.that' may have possible ; infliieiSc afrnnlr ** V * k * 1 ^",.' f cll.bav.Jl. f\ 1* t Lj ^ i V V* ? Dr. Antonio Ferncte-Jset] to Rico's resident^ cqpuL r here who sits dn\ the '«dusttf 4| flatly C6mn}uni£t!-r:hiU£t,hay« behind the plot.%One.' ( oMhe\. ants however^ > t dBnied*any, connections. ,, f , 'W.t'fJS «X* One expe^noted'ith'at $u munists, have. coo'perated^w Nationalists Itf 'antf-AtrieVfcs vity in J? ' —--'«-»- *•-elements' r 1950 Nationalists a'ttei sinate Presii Three.'W) KEY navy helicopters collideddhor day, 'Rilling T six-''jnen.-4 ? W/$ The accident .happenedlife plane base'in Key ," The navy o.. ri tpade nounc6ment;/i j ' The plppesr;' 'jv training niissiqn. Each h^Ucpp^er. t men. The, n£.yy, said, were crossing when the, Man Arrested in Smackover Shoofina HAMPON UP) — Sheriff D. B. Dunkin said Dudley Ha,rrigtpn of Smackover has been arrested in he fatal shooting Sunday of Cecil Nowlin about 35. He said the Smackover fishing camp operator is free on $1,000 jond pending a grand jury invfcs- igation of the shooting which occurred at Harrington's camp at nearby Roark's Landing. The sheriff said Harrington told lim that Nowlin after being asked o leave the camp, returned to the rea with a gun and fired at a hird man, The operator was quoted as saying that in the, ensuing ussle for the gun Nowlin was shot n the stomach. , Both planes ' shortly after 1 jthe^'secidentl The two' HQ4s attached to ;He One, which ls,'the ( -kind in tbf Sfnavy. ' JJ^s' to testing and! de equipment' 'fop All Around the Town By Tho Star Staff Three high school boys, one admitted the act, were picked up last night by City Police for pulling porch light switches on at least two homes on South Main . . . the Frank Douglas and Frank Rider homes were plunged into darkness . . . officers were notified and the youths were picked up shortly after . following a stern warning they were released. The weatherman says its supposed to get cold Tuesday afternoon but we would like to remind him of -ice on two of three past mornings . , , during one of the showers this morning bail fell for a few seconds. Mrs. David P. Davis Jr. is now sales representative for EJectrpJuj* Cleaners in this area and Lois Purtell, beauty Counselor Cosmetic representative now headquarters at Hazel's Beauty Shop. At Whidbey, -Wash, among whp donated $904 at $he ,U» — ' Louis C. Button of Hope and husband of the former Miss Ifay Franks of 1208 S. Elm, Hope , • , Robert Lee Davis, nephew of Mrs, J. K. May of Bocicaw, has joined the Air Force and is stationed at San Antonio, Texas, Named to campus Who's Who a^ Henderson this year are Adrjan Pedron, one of the top students, Gordon Beasley of Hope #§ the cutest boy while three ft-esljinen from this area, Joe A. Q'Steen of Prescott Juanita Cwj of Emmet and Audrey Light of Hope wejre the )2 outstanding freshmen, • The annual Chamber; rneree dinner is Friday^ March '§, |n the school cafeterja , ; , Ja are invited , . , tickets must purchased by Snow? Coldfc M . The accident gpcvtrr ing Key» whiql) is a used for the'^e'cret It was , acciderif, accidents ing the yeap, -the been In. operator), 5 j .' Names of IjB *4* nounced whtefap n notified the"na,vy r A March, «, . the Gre^t PJa,Jns tod^y Ohio River Valley, stains, from a paKaMjWfj «n,W took at }£ai$'<$?%<% The sr«Ue» jap'ltaW,'- from na -"-~fc>.< •»«•'-- v~* mercury el?

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