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•CM Our Doily Bread sliced Thin by The Editor AI»* H. Wathburn.- Reporter's Notebook on Committee Hearing in Washington Tuesday ('jflt you had Ambrose and been with Kenneth your editor in the Senate Sub-Committee hearing on fled river flood-control projects in Washington last Tuesday you might have thought the Millwood dam rated comparatively little attention. Of 40 persons addressing the Sub-Committee the Arkansas delegation were the very last to speak, Mope appearing for Millwood, and Nashville opposing it. The spot- ght very definitely was on the cn from Louisiana and cast Texas. But there is a natural explanation — and when I've given it to you it should be clear that matters couldn't have been different. Public works projects follow a beaten trail. First they arc in the planning stage. Then they are cryslalizcd into a "project report," when location, specifications, and ment and hardship." ^^^^^^^. ^l^^l^^K ^^^^^^^B ^^pm^^ ^ii^g^mi^^ ^^pHi|^ Star WEATHER ARKANSAS: Considerable tlflgfe uiess' ihrbtigh Saturday, <rtrcasi6ft6I light rain or sndw Saturaajf m, sotrth this afternoon" toMghti ftd|Mf,; portant change itt tettijafefatttfei," lowest tonight in the 30'S. Experiment Station Report -lo? the 24-hour-periOd ending at 8 a.,rtU Friday, High 40, Low 24 55TH YEAR: VOL. 55 — NO. 118 Star e» Ho0. tW, fj*»» Con«cllda»»d Jan. II, 1»2f HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1954 Mtftiber! Th* Aaetlattd Pr«M t, Audit Bur.da of ClreoloHbni A*. H*¥ raM Clrel. 6 Mot. E«n»n« S.pt. SO, t«J — »,"* Bafchelor Is Charged With Helping Reds SAN ANTONIO, Tex.. (UP) — Cpl. Claude Batchelor, a former war prisoner who stayed with the Reds and then changed his mind and returned to freedom, was arrested today at an army hospital and charged with helping the Reds while he was in prison camp. The government charged the Kermit, Tex., soldier's collaboration with the enemy "caused other American prisoners of war punish- blucprints are published as final, '^d the last stage is actual construction — when big money is required of the Congress. Up to this time Millwood has been in the planning stage. The purpose of the Hope delegation's trip to Washington Red River was to Valley reinforce the association's 1954-55 fiscal program, they having notified us 'they were going before the Senate Sub-Committee with a request for $250,000 to v-sreparo a project report on H Millwood. And the Red River Valley association did make that request for Millwood and both Ambrose and I spoke in its behalf. If the $250,000 is appropriated in this session then a year from now our section and the Red River Valley association may be back'in'Washington pounding on congress' door for construction 'funds. But the majoi- part of last Tues- S^ay's hearing was necessarily devoted to the project that is a year ahead of Millwood -r the Ferrell's Bridge dam in east Texas for which the Red river valley folks are now asking construction money. The Ferrell's Bridge project was the reason for all those Louisiana and east Texas folks being in the committee room — and all their senators were present, too; Allen J. Ellendcr, a member of the Sub- 'Corhmitteo, and Russell Long, both *of Louisiana; and Lyndon Johnson, • .Senate Minority leader, and -Price Daniels, both of Tekas. Arkansas' John L. McClcllan was there as a Sub-Committee 'member and with Arkansas now coming into the picture as Millwood dam moves along on the timetable Ren. Oren Harris sat in on the senators' meeting. Generally speaking it was an atmosphere wholly friendly to river ^valley development. It is common knowledge that Washington, watching the course of national business, is prepared to . expedite public Works if the economic index slips too far this spring and summer. ,-At one point in the hearing this sentiment boiled to the surface and •came out in short words — from a senator, not from the citizen visitors. Scii. Guy Cordon, Republican, Twenty-four American prisoners at first decided to stay with the Reds in Korea. Only Cpl. Edward Dickinson of Crackers Neck, Va. and Batchelor later changed their minds and decided to return home. Dickenson had already been charged because of his activities while in .prison. Batchelor told reporters after he returned to American hands in Ko rea that he changed his mind and decided to return to freedom large ly because of love letters from his Japanese wife. His wife, Kyoko Araki Batchelor is still in Japan but Batchelor told newsmen last week he expected th army would fly her to his home in Kermit within a few weeks. Batchelor was arrested at Brook< Army Medical Center in San An .onio, where he was undergoing a medical checkup. Oregon, interrupted director of Roy . T. Louisiana IN POSITION — Pfe. Marvin S. Belsky, an Army doctor serving at Murphy General Hospital, Waltham, Mass., refused to tell Senate subcommittee whether he is a Communist, Sen. McCarthy charged Belsky is "in a position to constantly contact" patients who have working on project Lincoln, described as a top-secret project near the hospital. — NEA Telephoto. Increasing Cost of County Government Seen in 5-Year Salary Scale, Deputies By PAUL H. JONES When a candidate calls for the vote of the good people of Hempstead County, chances are he means just that, because the people of the county have been good to those who are elected. Saturday Final Day to Register in Bidge Tourney . , . March 6th. is the day to regis- At least good in so far as sal-j ter in the first Bridge Tour nament, aries go for various couny offices- Echeduled for March 9th ., 7:3 0 at Going back to 1947 through 1952, last year's audit 'is not available fntease 0 iTSe" STof Ve^ P^ces, Herbert Burns Store. Lewis the Youth Center. You can register at the following ministration of county offices . . . in fact the cost jumped from $50,482.98 in 1947 to $69,710.35 in 1952, a difference of $18,819.66. This increase can be reflected McLarty. John P. Cox Drug Store and Ladies Specialty Shop, or by calling any of the following Bridge Committee; Mrs. R. L. partly in .the rising cost of various supplies but more than likely the greater portion is due to the hir-. ing of additional deputies. In 1947 various offices required the help of 11 persons while in 1952 the number increased to 15. A state' law fixes the maximum salary of $5,000 to the office holder. But apparently there is no limit to the number of deputies an officeholder can hire nor atiy fixed Mrs. Buddy Evans Broach. Mrs. Walter Sims, R. L. Broach, Dr. Waller Sims, Mike Kelly. The Arkansas Bridge Association ,s sending three of its members to assist the Parks & Recreation Dept and the committee in staging tKls event. Coming to Hope are Mrs. Curti& Finch, Mrs. Harry Robinson Wilson Apparently F Up, Army Departmen • ™ ^ • ^^ ^^ g* ^A^. ril 91 ^ i '" «. l 'if May Undergo ^ , ^^. . M Tan Miss ; Jean Hopson. The committee is salary which be paid. these deputies can Admits Being a Red, Another Won't Talk WASHINGTON (ff) .— A former employe at the Federal Telecommunications Laboratories at Nut- ey, N. J., testified today he had Decn a Communist. A fellow em- ploye whom he -named as a Com efused to say if this, - ic had "made the mistake" joining the Communist paity inunist true. Peter A. Gragis of Long Island, N. Y., testifying before the Senate Investigations subcommittee, said of in 1936. He said he broke with it in 1950. He said that while working at the Telecommunication^ Labora tories, a private firm, another em i:-loyc named Frank McGee was the educational leader of a Commu nist cell to which he buienged. Sen. McCarthy (RWis) the sub committee chairman, asked wheth er Mc-Gee were present. A heavy set, bespectacled man wearing a dark blue sliirt stood up among the New York Port Paralyzed by Wildcat Sirike NEW YORK UP) — ^Wildcat strikers tired up New York's sprawling port today, defying a federal court order in; a battle for union. Control ;of the waterfront, r '•••:'•; Resentful, members of tlie Independent International Longshoremen's Association. refused ,$P,.wjo.r]k, '' : ' p1 bi i '-aBa'-^ttiSK!^in' Manhattan and stayed off the job at piers in Brooklyn, and Staten Island. i Waterfront police reported the rival AFL union of the same name also refused to report to work at struck piers, apparently to avoid aiiy brawling. The two unions are fighting for control of the clock workers The striking ILA longshoremen said they acted because of a federal court restraining order obtained against them in federal court yesterday by the National Labor Relations Board. Passengers boarding the Queen Elizabeth were forced to carry crowded spectators and identified their himself as McGee. Line own luggage. The mustered about 100 Cunard office Ironically the figure shows that perhaps one of the most important offices today also pays the least, the assessors office. Those familiar with courthouse activities say the "workhorse" of all the offices is that of county clerk. Everything in the courthouse either starts or ends up in this office. For instance the treasurer's office is merely repetition of work done by the clerk. The clerk does everything that the treasurer does except write the checks but has to make out the-, warrants from which the . checks are written. Yet the treasurer's office costs the county a great deal more than the clerks, and apparently requires as much extra help. Many believe that the day is not far off when the treasurer's office will be abolished entirely and be I handled by the clerk. Back in 1929 through 1932 Miss Lillie Middlebrooks was elected r-;: on .the platform that she r'ajl the work herself, Without deputies and turn back the fees to the county. She drew a salary of $300 per month. j This was a fine gesture from t candidate but apparently one thai v/as not followed by any other. Unused money from the fee of, fices goes back to the county and is j divided between various departments. Full affect pf a decrease in assessments in Hempstead wil likely be sorely felt next year and the assessment is almost sure to drop because livestock alone was reduced a flat 50 per cent. Included in the following figures is the cost of deputies, stenograph ers, office supplies and in some of- fcies allowance for mileage and salaries of office holders. ,o have a big crowd,' so all you jridgjj players corne and register Prizes will be given to the winners and foie second placepairs. A charge of 1.66 per pair will be made the night of the tourney, Vlarch 9th. very anxious Democrats Claim GOP WidelySplit By JACK BELL MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Iff!—Dem' State Department of Public Works with this remark: "It seems to me we are spending billions abroad when we need a few millions here at home." The senator drew prolongec applause from the visiting firemen and there was obvious agreemen' among the other seven senators and the congressman. I have , ^mentioned only five senators. The other two were Henry C. Dworshak, Republican, Idaho, presiding over the meeting; and Carl Hayden, Democrat, Arizona. At the time he was interrupted Mr. Scssums was registering Louisiana's support of Texas in the matter of the Ferrell's Bridge dam. And a complaint, too. Mr. . Scssums said that when the Corps of Engineers made their report they , said it would cost a minimum of '|N$650,000 to start construction, but the Red River Valley association said it would be closer to 1 million — yet the Budget Bureau had cut the initial figure on Ferrell's Bridge down to $305,OQO. That was when Senator Cordon made his remark about overseas spending of billions of dollars when a few millions were needed at home. F. F- Webb, Jr., president of the Red River Valley association, ,rt after calling for construction funds for Ferrell's Bridge and money for the project report <jn Millwood, went on to say that the administration ought to include in the 1954 55 budget an extra 100 millions for river work all over America- Mr. Sessums, the Louisiana public works director, tpld the senators that the Ferrell's Bridge dam would cut Red river's floo4 stage in Louisiana between one and two feet. My information in the com- l''mittee hearing, although unofficla' was that Millwood dam would cu the river stage by about the same footage. Another similarity between the projects is that a grpup of eas' Called to the witness chair, Me workers to help out. Gee was asked if he had been the ILA leaders ordered the men to educational director of the Com s t ay on the jobs, but ILA Presi- munist cell described by Gragis. d ent William V. Bradley last night McGee refused to answer invok- called the court order "diserimi- ing his constitutional protection natory." He said the men "are so against possible self incrimination. angry we can't tell what will hap-i He similarly declined to answer pe n." when asked about other testimony ragis had -given. 1947 Office Amt. Sheriff $15,715.26 Clerk 7,606.25 Circuit Clerk 7,826.38 Treasurer 9,026.66 Judge 4,788.75 Assessor 5,519.68 L. R. College May Beer Is Beer, Texas citjes close by are an,d jetterspn T- requested water Daingerfield, Lone Star formally right? rese_ryo}r; an< mm* •«• ^* W • • w2J W • T •*• j Go Four Years LITTLE ROCK W— Dr. Granville D. Davis, president of Little Rock Junior College, said yesterday that rustees will decide by April 15 if the school is to become a four- year institution. Davis said means of financing such a change is being studied. If the conversion is made, LRJC will add a third year in the September, 1954 semester. The fourth year will be added in 1955. Davis said a report from the tforth Central Association of Col- eges and Universities indicated that nothing drastic stood in the way of having the school accredited as a four-year institution. Put Boyle Dowr Because He Fe Scientific Worl< FOR HAL BOYLE WASHINGTON Wl —Put me down as a coward if you like, but I'm not sure the brave new world of tomorrow is the world for me. Like millions of other people I can't resist those science stories — some fiction, some "scientific" speculation — about what's ahead for mankind, Yoy know — rocket dam an extra elevatipn of one foot. What Ambrose and I got out of that Washington meeting was a strong realization of the value of regional organization and planning Here was Louisiana plugging hard for a project in Texas, with Arkansas giving an assist *- wheo Jime comes for ponstrucUon. money 9$ M(jiwood we pan e x p$&t ?$&$• JSCal. J^elp {ro.m' pr • J$j$.ljbjo? sjn,te?< -, '•''.','' - •<- v^'':" ,.V 3plRiS&* ,*^, Hf Wi*«S«™Sw«M ; IMswlKflHktJsi Chancellor Rules LITTLE ROCK I/P1— Beer by any other name is still beer, Pulaski Chancellor Rodney Parham ruled yesterday. He said that "Country Club Malt Liquor" is subject to the same regulations and taxation as if it were labeled beer. Attorneys for distributors of the malt product-which follows the legal b.eer standard of less than five per cent alcohol-sought the ruling Because it was designated as liquor, the state Acholic Beverage Control Board had sought to subject the average to taxation and regulations applying to whiskey and other "hard" liquor. i as a Coward ars the New d of Tomorrow ship blasting off to' Mars, strange creatures from outer sace dro ing in among us. Now this makes fine "escape" reading as some of my higher browed friends tell me with a snifl when they catch me H'ith a sniff back hidden behind a "serious 1 book. Trouble is I have an uneasy hunch that the authors of these interlanetary thrillers aren' kidding. They were, if you remember, the boys who were writing confidently pf the atom bomb in the days when many a "real" scientist was scoffing at the very idea. Thej have in fact a disturbing recorc of being right in their forecasts. All I know is that f Weir pictw« # pur fytu^e |§ jJOTjkfES »W icpwafe; fMMft^*A, Kara • y mff*&$$^ $50,482.98 1948 Sheriff $18,365.28 Clerk 7,782.31 Circuit Clerk 8,836.19 Treasurer 9,122.79 Judge 6,363.60 Assessor 5,099.79 $55,569.96 1949 Sheriff $19,299.43 Clerk 7,895.46 Circuit Clerk 8,359.63 Treasurer 9,680,28 Judge . 6,082.28 Assessor 5,210.36 $56,527,44. 1950 Sheriff $20,357.61 Clerk 8,897.73 Circuit Clerk 8,518.66 Treasurer 10,340.39 Judge 6,135.04 Assessor 5,650.38 $59,899.81 1951 Sheriff $23,642.44 Clerk 9,039.60 Circuit Clerk 8,682.81 Treasurer 10,674.95 Judge 5,546.41 Assessor 5,124.14 $62,710,35 1952 Sheriff ; $25,426.36 Clerk 9,260.10 Circuit Clerk 10,035.54 Treasurer 12,521.67 Judge 6,323.13 Assessor 5,735.84 Dcp. 4 1 4 1 1 1 11 5 1 2 Z I 1 12 6 1 3 2 1 1 14 4 2 2 1 i 1 I 11 5 2 4 1 1 1 14 5 2 4 g 1 1 ocrats gathering here for a unity- cementing rally claimed today that : ,the Eisenhower-McCarthy split among Republicans has left them , as the nation's only "party of responsibility." Sen.-.Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, the Senate Democratic leader, sounded the keyho'te of this .South- eastecp£ party, conference -'. when he sald^^aniinterview that "We are giving to v the country-"what, the Republicans promised arid unity. "We will go to the people next November on our record of performance and our record as the party.of responsibility," he said. Johnson, one of the speakers at a $100-a-plate dinner here Saturday night when former Gov. Adlai Stevenson- /of Illinois will give the principal address, declined to comment on the most recent dispute between President Eisenhower and Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis) ex cept to say "that's a Republican problem." Sen. Richard B. Russell of Georgia, who flew in from Washington last night, said he has advocated a single, joint Senate-House investigating committee. Official in the executive department must, with several. congressional investigations operating, "spend too much time on the Hill" testifying before committees seeking the same answers, Russell said. Want-Ad Killer to Get the Gas Chamber "LOS ANGELES W — Death In San Quentln prison's gas chamber is the fate of Anthony J. Zilbauer. The 52-year-old ex-convict yesterday was Convicted by a Jury of first degree murder in the fatal shooting last Nov. 21 ol Andrew Kmiec, an insurance adjuster. The jury made no recommendation. Under California law, the absence of any recommendation for leniency makes the death sentence mandatory. Sentence will be passed next 'Monday morning. Zilbauer was accused of killing Kmiec to obtain his car. A few hours after the verdict, Zilbauer's 24-year-old wife, Geraldine, who declined to testify in his behalf, exploded the principal point in the defense. ZilbaUer had maintained he sought a showdown with Kmiec' because he learned Kmiec had ravished Mrs. Zilbauer. In an interview she said: "I never met. Mr. Kmiec. It wasn't y idea to say I had. It was Tony. He asked me if I would testify that I had known him. . . I wanted t odo anything in the world to help him. At first I told Tony I'd testify to his .story. Then, for weeks, I couldn't sleep at night, thinking about it. To be honest, it wasn't until a half hour before I was to take the stand that I definitely decided not to tesify." McCarthy Is «».<. ci ... -VB V*&i?*l •<•< ,w ' % K^ft* -,/$ $69,302.64 15 Arkansas Weather For the period, March 5-J?: ARKANSAS —Temperatures will average generally hear normal- minimum 33-5,3, Reds Blow Up Airport in Indochina By LARRY ALLEN HANOI, Indochina, Thursday, March 4 (delayed) Iff! — French army headquarters announced that Communist-led Vietminh commandoes raided Hanoi's big civil air port, five miles away at Gialam, and blew up an undisclosed number of airplanes today. The exact losses were not disclosed, But army spokesmen said "several planes" had either been destroyed or partially wrecked in explosion, In Saigon, the French high command announced that "about a dozen" aircraft were damaged or partially destroyed in the raid. It said most of the planes were C47s belonging to private companies and cquisitioned by the army to transport military personnel, French censorship of dispatches | from Indochina has grown inereas ingly strict in recent months, Presumably this accounted fpr the delay in this dispatch. State Seeks to Recover VA Funds LITTLE ROCK Iff) —-The state of Arkansas soon will fire a'petition with the Veterans Administration demanding that the federal agency repay $755,442 to the state Educa tion Department. Asst. Atty. Gen. Claude Carpen ter said yesterday that the petition will be handed to VA officials a Wprkers Lef^State Are Hard Up LITTLE ROCK (#!•— The horde of Arkansans who left the 'state to seek better jobs in the huge industries, of the east and midwest are returning to their home sta^c in droves. State employment officials said 'yesterday that they have established that as one definite reason for the widespread unemployment that recently gripped northeast Arkansas' sprawling agricultural area. Mrs. Ava P. Webb, head of the state Employment Security Divi- sion'ls Reports and Analysis Section, said yesterday that 14,350 persons have filed new interstate claims for unemployment compensation since last October. That compares with 8:43 claims filed for the corresponding fife- month period of 1952-53 — an increase of 69.8 per cent. "Interstate claims" are those ap plications for aid filed with the BSD as the result of unemployment in other states. If the claims re approved, the money to pay SHOOTS BOY FRIEND — Covering her "sweetheart" Mardl Gras costume with borrowed coat, Juanlta ' Ddnora leaves New Orleans night spot for jail after slaying her boy friend, Gee Wah Wong, In a French Quarter bar. After a heated • quarrel, Wong gave Miss Donora a pistol and told her to shoot him. She shot him in the head. - NEA Teiephoto. By LYLE C/WIUSON yVASHlNGTON^ (UP) J i ,™ Army DeparlmemV 'waa ffottt today to be' marked tot a^faj. administrative sttafce-up^ to' tow conditions, which' touched,, ttttg workjs betWj£ehi, t hower - ahd ' Eeh.* Carthy. Defen Wlson fed up with ^the 'armyjs <•;) set up for- handling perso calls 14 tnonths, too Uonfc covet, and get $d of ftvXvw able dfficer; oj^enlSsted,iha« 4 f The United* % that 'Wilso'n 1 'Jnt thing ab6ut r 4it- Zation Wpuld,^ Six Marines Killed in 1 n<t> k \i* '-i"t ion trative operations There wa.'s oo'iAij Secretary -Rpb'e'rl; under Wilson " fjre.,., "Tfie Defense., " a hint ot'the'l at his, when (effort zatictn ,VI they .are, JSte$E"3 or them comes from the other .ate. The state agency said it didn't avc figures to show where most f the new claims were filed be- ause individual records are kept n local offices. However, Charles Kirby, rriana- ,er of the Little Rock ESD office, aid a great number of the per- ons filing new claims here were aid off by tlrnber mills in Oregon nd Washington and factories in Detroit and other industrial cen* ers. The ESD figures also show that lut-of-state people who've been laid ff jobs in Arkansas are moving o other areas. For example, the lumber of jobless workers filing laims in other states as a result f lost jobs in Arkansas totaled ,232 last month, soon as it is signed by state Edu cation Commissioner Arph Ford is out of tpwn,. The state seek? to re,co,¥ev money, which JJ say§ th^YA go SEOUL (UP) — r The accidental cxqplosion of an 82—MM mortar shell during a training demonstra tion killed at least six U. S. Maj rines and Injured 20 near hete yesterday, it was announced today. Several of the wounded men are on the critical list. The explosive loaded projectile exploded in a quonset hut where a Marine instructor was demon starting ways of using U, S. ap- tillery fuses with enemy ammuni tion. Unconfirmed reports said the instructor, who was killed, acci dentally dropped the shell. The explosion blew out the doors and windows of the hut and tore gaping holes in its walls. The 1st Marine Division prompt ly mobilized all its helicopters to fly doctors to the scene and bring casualties out to medical compan i es or — in the case of the mpre seriously injured — to a hospital ship in Inchon harbor. Helicopters also were used to rush emergency supplies of whoje blood to the medical companies for use in transfusions, Three of its victims were deacl on arrival at medical companies. A fourth died late yesterday, and the others died during the night, Names of the men lulled or in jured in the explosion were with held until their families have been notified. Plane Missing 24 Hours Is Sought MARSEILLE, France (UP' —• Airmen and skiers fanned out over the French Alps today seeking traces of a U. S. Air Force trans* port missing for 24 hours over southern Europe 20 persons • All Around the Town By Tht Star Staff Miss Aileen Jester reports a total of $316,16 collected in the current Heart Fund campaign in Hempstead and expressed appreciation ;o all who contributed, Two local students are on th,e Dean fall semester honor roll at tb'e University pf Arkansas . . . they are Carlton Power of Hope and Sarah June Etter of Washington, Association, meeting in last night, elected Thpmas Q, Hays, First National Pank 9sshjey ( to, the state association's norninatfng ppm- mittee ... Mr. Hay? is currently treasurer of the organisation Jett Black, Arka^elpWa, f Hope resident wa? named of the group, the Hope Senior nfefn.be,reJ5 of, ,j% hold pilot certificates' ship anytimp they have been eheckedji particular, plane, B.^lJ, >B known Hope 'business member of thei ron's Chief ( Ch „ The main purpose p^the,*,^ tion is the'lnitie*'"""-** «-"»'* gram for boy$; pomplete-program w' to the Hope%igh tp th ope" Hlgh'Sj: ,. in the near,future,^ It is hp'ped that-.with of the government ,oiMloan,j much interest $iH?t?e? Jn aviation an'thifT' no • cost * tp ih'e '•boys professor* ' . school educate?, was 'u town; Our mistake * . • G< W. hasn't .officially filed, in ,the for Congrefa ' " A new bank with capital $100,000 is-being organised'at ?- Pfitf, according \9^, sr, , t , « ""'" w ~" 1 Nevada- , ',',.Mr, RenmanwpbeDri 1* tavfthfr »kil

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