Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 3, 1954 · Page 1
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To City Subscribers: If you fail to get your Star please telephone 7-3431 by 6 p. m. and a special carrier will deliver your paper. CJ"J~ €-J| TM| WEATHER I^OfiECABf ARKANSAS: f ute this 4t*Mi» J tonight Thursday 1 . CdntfMtea this afternoon toflieht, Rising peratufes Thursday afterhoerft. «.»...,. this after noon low i» fidifli Hxd; tonight 1626. Experiment Station . 24-hour-period ending at Wednesday, Higflr4§> 1<OW 55TH YEAR: VOL 55 — NO. 116 Star of Hap* ItJt, Prttt 1*17 Ccn«olldo»«d Jan. II, 1*2t I. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1954 Mcmbtti th» Auaelatid Pr*M ft Attdlt ianttt «l AY. Net Pild Clfel. 6 Mo*. Ending S«pt. JO, 19SI Nearly $12,000 »Paidfor52 Head of Stock Some GOO buyers from several states paid nearly $12,000 for 52 head of registered herefords here yesterday in an annual auction sponsored by the Arkansas Hereford Breeders Association. This 'represented nearly $231 per head. Top price for a bull was paid the local Brannan-Spencer Ranch. The $055 purchase was made by Phil Hardy, Tcxarkana contractor. The top cow, sold by Howard Kidd of Murfreesboro, brought $375 from L. E. Scott of Little Rock. C. P. Jones of Patmos paid $520 for a bull sold by Worth Matteson of Foreman for the second best price of the sale. . ••_ All of the slock sold. Buyers fathered in the Third District Livestock Show Coliseum early despite rainshowers and a sudden dip in temperature. Col. Waller Britton of Texas was auctioneer while Bob Shiver and Johnny Brannan of Hope were in charge of arrangements. Other stock sold from the following registered herds Marion Crank, Foreman; Rosewood Ranch, Diorks; Hawkins Bros, and John .Hawkins Jr., Foreman; Fred Me- Wunkins, Saratoga; B. J. Barton. Nashville; M. L. Stueart, Tokio; L. T. Camp Jr., Daingerfield, Texas Ford and CcClure, Bob McClure, Lewis and Campbell and Glcncrest of Nashville; Bowman Ranch and Wade Atkinson of Foreman; Beckman and West of McNeil and I. B. Thomas of Curtis, Ark. During the noon hour breeders were guests of the Hope Chamber of Commerce and the Association .,......,at a luncheon at Hotel Barlow. '.*.<'_ The sale was termed highly satisfactory and breeders were well pleased. WASHINGTON M — A Senate House committee said today the federal civilian payroll dropped in January for the 18th consecutive month. The Joint Committee on Reducj tion of Nonessential Federal Ex pcnditures said government em ployes totaled 2,348,457 in January, a' net reduction of 8,834 as com pared with the preceding month. Wants to See Why Friend Was Stripped By HE,RBER FOSER WASHINGON (UP) —.Sen, Jo seph R. McCarthy has'ask'ed the State Department why his friend, Security Chief Scott McLeod, was stripped of his ; hiring and firing powers in a department refhuffle. McCarthy (RWis.) told newsmen yesterday he wrote a "not un friendly" letter to the department in his capacity as chairman of the Senate Government Operations ^Committee. The group has jurisdic tion over reorganization plans in the executive branch. He said he asked for a "complete report on whatever reorganization took place, its' purpose, and who the new personnel chief will be." McCarthy said it would be a "conservative statement" to say that ha was "disturbed" by the de partmental shakeup which wiped away the controversial McCleod's ^powers over personnel. McCarthy said as of late yester day he had not talked with Me Leod, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, or anyone in the department about the McLeod case. McLeod refused to see reporters all day yesterday. Earlier, McCarthy said Dulles' action on McLeod "doesn't look good" because it will "make it def ^initely harder" for McLeod to do 'a good job. BlytheviMe to Funds for Base BLYTHEVILLE (UP) — Nearly $6,000,000 in contracts for con struction at the new air force tac tical air command base here will be let within the next 60 days. Local businessmen were advised .of the development yesterday by a telephone call from U. S. Sen. John L. McClellan. The senior Arkansas senator said he was informed by Air Secretary Harold Talbott that the Blytheville base would be com pleted and ready for use by the end of 1955, McClellan said the base would cost $12,000,000 instead of the ori ginally estimated $18,601,000. He said the remaining $6,000,000 in ^ contracts would be let as work f progressed. I f «| ,«) McClellan said he learned that one wing of light cornbardmenl aircraft will be stationed at the base, and that permanent person nel will number bet ween '3.00Q and 3,500. Join! On a crowded highway a car goes out of control. It skids and crashes. The man in the car behind wants to help save the lives of those in the wrecked car, but unless he is skilled in first aid, his help may be as dangerous as the accident. First Aid "know-how" was gjven last year to 778,000 by Red Cross instructors. To make sure the man whq wants to help can, join generously in your Red, Crpjss campaign- Federal Civilian Payroll Drops House Group Set to Slash Excise Taxes By CHARLES F. BARRE WASHINGTON (>P> — The House Ways and Means Committee appeared primed to buck the Eisenhower administration today and approve a cut in more than a dozen major excise or sales taxes. Republican and Democratic committee members predicted an almost unanimous vote for a bill introduced yesterday by Chairman Daniel A. Reed (R-NY) to slash all excises now abov e 10 par cent down to that level. Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey in a statement last night said the government could not afford such broad, sweeping reductions now. While cutting some excises, the bill would cancel indefinitely reductions set under present law for April 1 on liquor, tobacco, gasoline, automobiles, beer and wine. The two actions would almost] balance out if the House and Senate go along. The new cuts would reduce revenues almost one billion dollars a year. Killing the scheduled reductions would retain present revenues of about $1,100,000,000. ' The Eisenhower administration had requested that the scheduled reductions be canceled, and originally had opposed any loss in revenue from «xcis,es. After Reed, introduced his bill, Humphrey' said the Treasury was prepared to go along with cuts in a few selected excises "where industries were being badly hurt by especially high rates. But he said the administration could not support across-the-board cuts of up to one billion dollars proposed by Reed, Republican leaders, however, said they did not expect an all-out fight by the administration. British Vote Record Peace Budget LONDON The House of Commons approved Britain's record peacetime defense budget last night 295-270. Prime Minister Churchill had asked its approval without a vote but the Labor opposition forced a ballot. The budget, pointed toward a "new look" buildup of British air and atomic strength as a deterrent to war, provides for the spend ing of 1,639,000,000 pounds $4,592 720,000 in the fiscal year starting April 1. It tops the announced out lay for the current year by 3,140 000 pounds. Churchill asked in debate last night that the House accepted the budget without a vote to keep the defense question out of the trough of party bickerings," He said "any weakness or disunity in Britain when she is known to be working for peace, would weaken her strength out of all proportion to the money saved." Stricken at Hearing, Col. Burdick Dies WASHINGON W) Col. Roy D. Burdick, 60-year-old retired Army engineer who collapsed yesterday while testifying before a Senate subcommittee, died last night. Attendants at Walter Reed Medical Center here said Burdick's death was caused by a brain hemorrhage. They added that he had been suffering from high blood pressure, and suffered a stroke. Burdick, who lived at Little Rock, Ark., was a stricken shortly after he began his testimony before a Senate. Appropriations Subcommittee. He appeared in opposition to the proosed Millwood Dam on Little River in Arkansas. He took thr- stand after a group representing the Red River Valley Association had urged that $250,000 be spent for planning the Millwood reservoir. Publisher Louis Groves of Nashville, Ark., finished reading Burdick's statement after the colonel was taken from the room. In the Washington hearing a 3- state delegation asked a Senate appropriation subcommittee to approve funds for flood control projects on Red River in Texas, Arkansas and Louisians Included in the request was four million dollars to complete the Texarkana Dam and $335,000 for four projects, including $250,000 for final plans for the proposed Millwood Reservoir on Little River. F. F. Webb Jr. and L. R. Matthias, Shreveport, officials of the Red River Valley Association sressed that the main project for the valley is the Ferrell's Resevoir in the Marshall, Jefierson and Daingerfield. Texas area. Mitchell Calls for Ike to _ Take Stand S. PETERSBURG, Fla. ,'WI—The chairman of the Democratic National Committee told a party rally here that the American people will show their displeasure at the polls next November unless President Eisernhower shows Sen. McCarthy who is boss. Stephen A. Mitchell hit time and again at the differences between Republicans themselves on how to handle McCarthy and his methods of investigating communism. "The Eisenhower Republicans are coddling McCathy to the detriment o four country and its citizens," he told 900 persons at a Pinellas County rally last night. "The people of the United States will not allow this Republican senator to disrupt our constitutional system or deprieve citizens of their constitutional rights . . . "he continued. HELD — These are the four .Puerto Ricans, all from New York City, who are being held by Washington police in connection with shooting in House of Representatives Monday. Upper left, Lolita Lebron; upper right, Rafael Cancel Mirana. Lower left, Andres Figueroa Cordere; lower right, Irving Flores. First three were actually placed in the House chamber at time of shooting. Flores was arrested later and police say he was "Implicated." — NEA Telephoto » British Seek Truce in Kenya Fight NAIROB, Kenya (UP) — Brit am launched an effort today-; tone gotiate a truce with the terrorist Mau Mau organization which has brought death and terror to thousands in its efforts to driver/the ^f.l..'»L *)U n M^ A.*V "rtf '*&*4\ii «..«' *"" I'ffiSC'*- white inan" Out 'of British authorities were aided in their efforts by "General China," captured No. 2 leader of the terror ists whose death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment for his cooperation. British officials established con tact with the terrorists through letters written by General China to his subordinates, an official state ment said. Chicago Snow Is Heaviest in 15 Years By United Press Chicago, the nation's second largest city, dug out today from its heaviest snowfall in 15 years. Some roads were closed to permit cars, stalled and badnoned by their drivers, to be towed away. The snow blanketed an area extending diagonally across Illinois from Missoui toward Lake Michigan. The Western Plains reported Incfome From Cotton to Be Lower LITTLE'ROCK UPI — Arkansas cotton farmers stand to lose 26 million, dollars in income this year because of the reduction iri cotton Eisenhower Lashes at Unfair Invesiigat 10 _ _•_ ^ •-• _ «^,_i, •.-,'*, Tactics of McCar Says Army Not Required to Plot Meant to Include Ike, Dulles acre "The people of America will support th e Republican President against McCarthy if he (Eisenhower) will lead. And if he will i bitter cold, extending into the not lead, the Republican President Southwest where it threatened bud- will hear from the people next ding crops. November." Later on he said: "The fact is that the .President has made an unholy alliance with Sen. McCarthy "for the purpose of the nert election." Fulton PTA fro Show Film The Fulton PTA will show a film tonight entitled, "Secure the Blessings." All mmbers and prospective members are invited to attend. Indignation of Man Fined for Drunkeness Leads to the Equalization of Court Costs By LEON HATCH LITTLE ROCK (ff) — If it hadn't been for the indignation of a man fined for drunkenness, Baxter County residents might still be paying higher costs in justice of the peace courts than those paid by residents of other counties. He pleaded guilty so he could hardly protest the $5 fine levied against him. But the costs — $22.50 worth or 4 J /2 times as much as the fine itself — arounsed his hire. , He took the case all the way to the Arkansas Supreme Court which said that the defendant could be taxed only such costs as apply generally throughout the state. The court said the 1951 act which set special — and higher — fees for Baxter County was jllegal because it was local legisja^qn ap «i this in§tan9e gnjy single county. Local bills have been forbidden by the Arkansas constitution since 1926. The act in question, incidentally, didn't mention Baxter County by name. It said the special fees would apply in counties having between 10,275 and 10,290 population in the 1940 census. Baxter County was the only one the bill could fit. The Supreme Court also recently held unconstitutional as local legislation a much more publicized 1953 act — the one which would have created a state vocational school }n Perry County, Here the court divided sharply. The four-justice majority said th act was. local; the three-justice mi nority said the pronpsecl school Snow which began falling before noon Tuesday piled up three to 14 inches deep in the Chicago Metropolitan area. It measured about a foot at Midway Airport. Midway Airport in Chicago was closed to traffic for a time while the runways were cleared of snow and 25 to 30 planes were diverted to Mitchell Field at Milwaukee, 85 miles north. At one time nearly 1,000 "diverted" passengers were in the terminal, awaiting bus or train transportation to downtown Chicago. Police reported rescues of 37 persons, including an expectant mother, from cars where they were waiting for help along the Chicago outer driver on the South side of the city. They said more than 500 cars were marooned in an area extending south from 23rrl street. A helicopter carrying air mail from Midway airport to the main post office crash-landed, and a naval reserve pilot ran out of gas fighting the storm and made an emergency landing in a farmer's field near Mazon, 111. The bitterest cold wave of the season stirred up a messy dish of snow and blowing dust in Texas, dropping the mercury as low as zero in the Panhandle. Below- freezing lows forecast for the Rio Grande Valley threatened citrus fruit and truck gsrden crops. A U. S. Department of Agriculture spokesman said he feared a "multitude of crops will suffer vast damage." Two girjs, 13 and 13 years old, were found buried in snow and nearly frozen alongside railroad tracks at Borger, Tex., yesterday after they ran away from schoo: during recess. They suffered $$• ripus ThaT'figure "was predicted yesterday by economist T. E. Atkinson of the. Agricultural Extension Service. Atkinson added that while the loss will be small in comparison to total cotton income, some individual farmers will take heavy cuts in their earnings. He suggested that farmers could offset their prospective losses, at least in part, by replacing cotton with new crops and increasing the yield per acre on cotton. Atkinson spoke at a meeting of agricultural agency representatives here. (Copyright 1954 by united Press) NEW YORK (UP) — The shooting of five congressmen in Washington on Monday was part of a plot to overthrow the United States government by the assassiration of 'is leaders. Private advices to the United Press from San Juan, Puerto Rico, said today that among those marked for death in the plot were President .Eisenhower, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover. he advices from Puerto Rico said the Federal Bureau of Investigation has alerted its agents to the possibility of further outbreaks of violence by fanac Puerto Rican Nationalists. In addition to Mr. Eisenhower, Dulles and Hoover, there is said to be a plot to kill Gov. Munoz Mariin of Puerto Rico, who now is in the United States, and Antonio Fernos-Isern, Puerto Rican commissioner to the United States. Dulles now is in Caracas, Venezuela, as head of the American delegation to the Inter-American conference. Unusual precautions have been taken to assure his safety, including ' a bullet-proof 'auto' mobile for his transportation. The persons charged with the protection of Mr. Eisenhower took additional precautions shortly after the shooting in Congress earlier this week. There was no indication that the projected" assassination of Mr. Eisenhower; Dulles,, Hoover and the Puerto Rican leader was sc uled'-'tp have taken place simul- ''Continued on Page -jinree Australia Is Shaken by Quake AD AID Australia, & — This capital of South Australia, which Decomes host to Queen Elizabeth III on March 18 Was shaken today by its second earthquake in ;hree days. The townspeople got a scare as ,he tremor rocked houses between the Adelaide hills and the sea but no damage was reported. A.quake Monday, the most violent in this region in 50 years, cost thousands of dollars in toppled masonry, cracked walls and shattered windows. New Boeing Jet Plane Is Unveiled Seattle UP) — A jet-propelled challenge to British and Ameri can planemakers — a 550-mile-an- hour aerial giant — has been taken from under its veil of secrecy by the Boeing Airplane Co. The 95-ton swept-wing, four-jet airplane was shown yesterday as it neared completion in the sprawling plant of the company which also builds the Air Force's B47 and B52 jet bomber.. It was know-how gained in building the bombers that made it possible for Boeing to be so near completion of the prototype of what it lopes will be the, world's commercial carrier of the future, said Wiliam A. Allen, president of the company. More County Red Cross Donations Contributions to the American Red Cross: Hope 'Dr..'Geo. H. Wright, $15.00 Barlow Hotel, $10.00. Ozan & St. Paul Monroe Stuart $1.00, S. S. Robins $1.00, Mrs. A. T. Graves $1.00, A. W.' Stevens $1.00, Mrs. Carroll Tollett $.25 Mrs. Roy Tollett $1.00 Mr: and Mrs. Floyd Matthews $1.00 George Ross $.25 R, L. Stuart $1.00 Mrs. Kate Goodlett $5,00 F. B. Hanna $1.00 Mrs. Luck Cowling $1.00 Mrs, Roy Reed $.50 Mrs. W. K. Red ley, $1.00 W. D. Jones $5.00 Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Baber $2.00, Mrs. Charles Locke $1.00, Mrs. Chas Irvin $1.00, Mrs. Earl Robins $1.00, Mrs. J. S. Crane $.50, Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Robins $2.00, J. I. Smead $1.50, S.; M. Stuart $1.00, Mrs. A. L. Christian $1.00, Willie Burroughs $.25 Truman Hill $1,00, Mrs. Leon Hines $1.00, Mrs. H. A. King $1.00 Mrs. L. J, Robins $1.00 Mrs, Jpsie Smith $.50, Mrs. Bertie Norwood $.50, Mrs. Bettie Fletcher $1.00, Rush Jones, $1,00, Mr. nd Mrs. Q.C.Robins $1.00. Ralph Webb, $1.00, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gray, $2,00. Previously reported $1,053,50 Total 1,121.75. Junior Play Specialty Acts >^ Announced Specialty numbers will be featured between acts when the juniors of Hope High School present their class play "Father Was a Housewife", in the school auditorium March 12 at 1:30 p. m. and 8 p. m, "Three Notes and a Chord," a novelty act, will be presented by a girls' trio composed of'Joy Coffee, Barbara Holder, and Judy Barr with Jo Anne Hartsfield as accompanist, ,'Sweet Mamma" and "Ricochet" are the hit numbers to be presented. John Taylor pianist, will play "On the Road to Mandelay" and "Sylvia." Ushers for the play: Gail Cook, Juanijta.. Gilbert, Virginia Lafferty, Jolly McBay, Patsy Martin, Shirley McBay, Patty Rogers, BUlye Williams, June WiHett, Jo Ann Harts* field, Carolyn Huett, Gloria Rothwell, poris HucHabee, Mary Almond, Jerry Almond, Barbara Polk, Annette Oliver 4 04^ Mil ' ' Lent Begins forMany Christians NEW YORK m— Lent began today Ash Wednesday. The 40-day period, which lasts until the Saturday before Easter stresses the ideas of penance and self-denial for Christians throughout the world. Many churches will hold special Lenten services each week through out the season, Practices in observing Lent Vary with different faiths and individuals, and include such matters as dietary restrictions, special prayers, donations to the needy, • or biving up entertainment sweets or drink. A major event of the first Lenten week will be the/ World Day of Prayer this Friday, in which Protestant and orthodox/', f ajths throughout" * By JACK BELL WASHINGTON t/PI -^ Eisenhower' hit out today regad of the standards 5 play" in c&tigressiorial' Ii tlons and declared'thai'too' 68 the armed' forces Is , reijul submit "to 1 any kind of miliation" r ''befcfris; committees,', ''- >ft K Eisenhower s^.v. ,,.». ,. Jt ..,.. sr ,. read to a-newJ! cogence "Uurt opposing cbrrir^unisn)^ we. 1 - *-* feating oufselveS 'if-llthei, sign or through" c'ar'blepshesi; use methods th.at 'do'noj;^^ to the American s.ehse- and fair.*""'" ' ''""'"'" m j.au-.jjittj'.^,^! , ,,VMW The President'.dld'lnot,,,. Sen.' McCarthy im-Wis)'^'. but there' could r bp? lio &W& was aiming at' him^,,for \the| ident coiip1e'd"his remark's;'' congressional' investigation! praise " ' '"*-* ~' s -'" i - " Zwicker. It wai Zwicker mon, prayer 'tor pea'ce'Vnd abun' dant living 1 .' Some 20,000 interdenominational services are scheduled in this country at churches in factories colleges, hospitals and other places, he annual observance is sponsor* ed in this country by the National Council of Churches. ' , V Denmark 7 sNew Party Makes Debut COPNHAGN, DenmarkW) — Denmark's newest political faction —the National Youth party — made its election debut yesterday in nationwide balloting for local officials. Its platform: "investigations like those carried out by Mr. McCarthy inthe United States." Its total vote:115. The Social Democrats Social ists, which have the largest bloc in Parliament and control the government, were the big winners yesterday though the local voting ;as no bearing on the national Parliament or government. The Socialists gained 57 seats and now nold council majorities in 61 of the nation's 104 towns and metropoli tan Copenhagen boroughs. The big losers were the Single Tax party, who retained only 5 of .he 45 council seats they won in the 1950 elections, and the Communists, who won places on only 16 councils. It was.McCarthy; ; ft that he form, 4 ' This brought'fi'o 1 .Cb&tluuea.'on' D . i :#*#£&j Rislc Gases •*% * A" t-,. 1-J +Vt ^ j Displease .. IjuVw^v >,!» •(>-. i By .. WASHINGTON u,,,-^^ on the Senate" CiviJ Service mittee voiced 'dissati$fa,ctt' with an accounting!!, of,' i'-' Jstratjon's -security, risk'' en yesterday. fcy*' Young 4,vu*«e v*^ 1 ***** i *f* Y tt+p i V • mission. T "'"/ f*'' ^ «*; Sen, Monrpney,' toj Ypung's testimony "jiej more confuse$,'' i 'H'0j<aaa and othqr $>mrqittee'{rXPe and that they,,'also. 1$i questioning Security 1 pj i dividual governmin^. jig Chairman »CturlBOq (r committee 'sa^, Young • All Around the Town By ,Thf Star Staff Yesterday's registered Hereford sale in the Coliseum was considered to be the Association's best sate in Arkansas in recent months . , , the 31 bulls and 19 cows sold for a few dollars under $12,000 . , . the top price went for a Hemp, stead-raised bull from the Brannan-Spencer ranch and the second top price.was paid by C. P. Jones of Patmos. During thq month of January the Chamber of Commerce report shows dairies received $18,426 for the sale of milk, postal receipts showed an increase $6,921 as pom pared to $8,228 for the month $nd 19,53 showed $78,193 as compare4 to for there VU *pff.«oe *VJ W)J# . . . *»tf*u xx«4^ 2,596 telephones in Hope compared to 2,553 in January of 1053; gas, connections, remained about t same with 2.8JQ as compared Curing the p&s..t ed tfoere were 3? Hempstead, b °n • • •.... ,, fnJjfei^ , V. Vkt I&J ea4- &«*«• i 15 Negro girls and six Negro boys, Although the warning called for a sharp dip in the temperature early this morning, the prediction actually failed to materialize the low was 2,8 degrees reci „ Wednesday mornjng whUe Tves day's low was 26 and the preview's 24-hour-period was 85 , . , whether the cold mornings «aye damage^ fruit trees in this- area could not be immediately learned, < ,' In the court docket Monkey tbj name of Grpyer W» r 4 was H$te. ( . . , this is not the Glover «J, Ward who lives at 601 Seeking some m,ore, d,atf,pji basketball team this write* on jHc.sp.i$ J fj-qm $1 put 9ff the;, May, and been raJsec- fo figure senhower,

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