Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 10, 1954 · Page 1
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I Our Daily i Bread I Sliced Th!n by The Editor L Alex. H. Washburn^ What We're in for Is a Tax Transfer Rather Than Tax Cut The American people repeatedly endorsed borrowing and spending phoney under Roosevelt and Truman because it was supposed to be for the good of our country; but in the current approach to the tax-cutting question all you hear is a lot of guff about what it will do for individuals — hardly a word about what it will do for the country. But when you borrow money you have lo mainlain Ihe public debt, pay its inlerest, and establish vnortization reserves. Democratic ongressional leaders hit a new low | in morality this month when, after | personally helping pile up a mon- i< umental public debt, they turned Ion the Elsenhower administralion I and joined the hue-and-cry for f* indiscriminate tax reduction. ';. I grant .you there is loud [and justified outcry against a long I list of excise taxes which hit the people personally and which single out certain industries instead of JfcjvcrinE business as a whole. Why pay taxes on a movie ticket, a telephone call, or a train or airline fare? All these are part of normal American living, and this crazy-quilt .scheme of taxation definitely damages the businesses it is. levied against. But the Eisenhower administration ; is still in the hole where Roosevelt's and Truman's spending put the country — and any tax- tut program .which increases the ¥ederal deficit is simply dishonest. i I've been plugging for -repeal of i some of the excise taxes myself, j but with Ihe idea of transferring the [ tax load to all business — not just ' part of it. The citizens themselves ! have for a long time felt eventually ; we would have to have a federal manufacturer's sales tax. Why not re-arrange the tax burden and thus get rid of piecemeal "nuisance" taxes? tjjf Labor spokesmen are berating Eisenhower because on another angle of the tax question he is, they say, preparing a program in favor of business rather than the people. W.hal Ihey are lalking about is the proposal to reduce double-taxation on corporations. Corporation earnings are taxed' at the corporate level, and then they "are taxed again when the stockholder gets his dividends and files his personal '•ftcome tax relurn. Even in the Smallest corporation the government gets more of the profit^than the owners do — and the govern- ent gets paid in cash, the owners hold anything that has to be held. ' Don't try to tell me a situalion like Ihis has no effect on employment, regardless what the unions' Philadelphia-lawyers say. Practically all important labor-hiring is by corporations, yel Ihe No, 1 hirer of- labor is slabbed wilh double g.^^^fm 4g«|^w|j|£ Hope WEATHEft ,-«n««~,«>. .,.„ ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy Jtffldi this afternoort tonight. TtoufsdAy* mostly cloudy with scattffed stitHfr* ers in the cast central pttftkrtis, cooler in West. High teftipfefrsturiBS this afternoon in high'?6|; WW& tonight in low to ypptst 30s. Eyperiment Station report t&f 24-hour-period ending at 8 a. m. Wednesday, High 77, LOW 39. ..... ..it ,.: 55TH YEAR: VOL. 55 — NO. 122 Star of Hop* 1l9», Pr»n 1*2* ConiolidatM Ian, II, 1»lt '. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1954 Member: th« Anocldt.d Pren «, Audit ** A*. Ntt POM Clfel. t Mo*. Itidlna St»t. 80, 1»53 — President to Air Tax Program to the Nation WASHINGTON Iff) — President Eisenhower announced today he will go on television and radio probably next week to discuss in formally the philosophy behind the administration's tax bill. The President, making his plans known at a news conference, made no reference directly to a pending House bill to cut -jxcis: taxes by about 912 million dollars a year. His announcement also cnmp against the background of a Democratic move to boost personal income tax exemptions by $100 at an additional loss in revenue. The administration has not endorsed the exciSe cut and tbe Treasury has indicated strong opposition to the exemption increase. Eisenhower did say that his address will deal with the general philosophy of his tax program.») In. the past he has repeatedly stressed that the government has to ;{et the money to pay its bills, and- that the aim is to get it with the least budren to the economy and to the people. Hnuse leaders of both political parties were predicting close to unanimous approval for the excise cut. The bill also would postpone for one year scheduled cuts in other excise rates. The adminis- .ration measure. Hours of political debate were ,n prospect, however, over different aspects of the first major tax to hit the House floor in this Senate has not. acted on it. congressional election year. The The bill would level off at 10 per cent all excise or sales tax rates now above that figure, except for liquor and tobacco, effective April 1. '• Sponsors said this would bring taxation while the businesses •which don't call for much labor pay only one tax. Labor talked itself into power in Great Britain once • — but after studying their diatribe in Washington I can understand why they were thrown out. You can't ever separate the : people from an economic question which affects the place where they work and earn a living — not even in that curious distortion of truth which we call politics. $, I ; am an interested party, of course, in this matter of reducing the double-tax on corporations. But what I say about the excise taxes also goes for the corporate double- tax — you can't do much apout cutting them unless you transfer the burden to the country as whole. America owes probably more money than the rest of the world combined. And the first time we «let ourselves forget that, we as a "nation are through. Back in the 1930's a .farmer friend said smething to me, and all of a sudden I was talking to a stranger. I had been attacking the Roosevelt administration ioi profligacy, during the second term, and this farmer said: "Why worry about all that government borowing? The big follows will have to pay that. It will never in the world get £' down to us little fellows." But practically everything the little fellow buys comes from the big fellows including their taxes — only today more folks know what I am talking 1930's. about than in the Guatemala Tries to Scuttle La tin • ' i Defense Plan • •' .A By Donald J. Gonzales CARACAS, Venezuela UP — Guatemala today began an llth hour effort to scuttle growing sup' port for U . S. efforts to curb Communist expansion in the Western | hemisphere. j U. S. delegates to the 10th In- ter-Arfierican conference predicted the maneuver would fail, tout they acknowledged it could delay anti- Communist action wanted quickly by Secretary of States John Foster DUlle| Guillermo Toriello, stalked out of a conference session.late yesterday, said he would offer, a new resolute in the anti-Communist debate underway in a committee SIZABLE SLASH — Beverly Pack, 1904 Maid of Cotton, returned home to find that farmers in El Paso County were faced with a sizable slash In their ,cotton production due to acreage allotments. Small bale Beverly holds represents amount of, cotton to be raised compared with regular size bale by which she is standing. — NEA felephoto . • . •._ Meeting to Study Cotton Production All important in 1S54 production practices will be considered Thursday morning at 10:00 at a cotton meeting in the county courtroom, stated County Agent Oliver L. Adams today. University of Arkansas Cotton Specialist Runyan D^ere will lead the discussion. Cotton with a guaranteed minimum price offers one of the .best possibilities for profit of any field _ crop on many Hemostead County a wide range of price as well as I farms. ^Generally the better the tax cuts, save shoppers substan-' tial sums, jand give a boost-.to bus-. iness' to help combat the present economic dip. In the background, a big fight was shaping up for next Wednesday and Thursday, when a bill to overhaul almost all tax laws' is scheduled on the House floor. Democrats will fight to add a $100 increase in individual income tax exemptions for each taxpayer and each dependent. First Bridge Tournament Successful Winners in last night's bridge tournament, sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Commission, were announced as follows; Section A; Mrs. Bill Routon and Mrs. Lenora Cross; Mrs. Lloyd Spencer and Mrs. E. M. McWilliams. Library Tour to Include Hope Library Arkansas Library Commission is sponsoring a tour of libraries in Soulhwesl Arkansas March 15-16 J7, The lours take the place of district meeting formerly held each spring. Approximately thirty librarians and trustees will make.the tour and visit school, college, county and libraries. and Mrs. Opal Duffie; Mrs. L. B. Tooley and Dr. Walter Sims. Third spot in Section A went to Mrs. Dewey Camp and Mrs. K. G. Hamilton while'Mrs. Syd McMath and Mrs. E. J. Whitman placed fourth. In Section 3 third place was won by Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Boach with fourth spot going to Sid Rogers and Father A. Dunleavy. Unusual interest was shown in 'the P&R Commission's first tournament undertaking and the event drew much praise from visiting members of the slate association including Mrs. Curtis Finch, Mrs. Harry Robinson and Miss Jean Hopson, all of Lillle Rock. Players expressed an inlerest in forming a Duplicale Bridge Club and the P&R will call a meeting for this purpose in the near future. yield Generally the better greater profit per acre. - t Fertilizer placemen!, proper kind and amounl of fertilizer, and other production praclices . that tend to increase profitable cotton production will be discussed by Mr. Derre. These importanl jobs lo be done are well wilhin Ihe reach of all Hempstead Counly colton producers who plant cotton with a planned goal of net profit. "Men Who Grow Cotton," a colored sound film reviewing the cotton industry, will be shown beginning promptly at 10:00 Thursday mo: ning announced Agent Adams. All farmers .and friends of the cotlon induslry in Hempslead Counly are invited to atlend. Practices that will lead- the way for greater farm profits will be discussed Thursday night at 7:30 at a county-wide . farm management clinic in the Hempstead County courtroom announced County Agent Oliver L. Adams today. Byron Huddleston, Farm Manage- menl Specialist, Universily of Arkansas, will lead Ihe farm management study. All farmers and other inleresled individuals are invilett'. A farm business analysis guide lhat will point the way for success on our type of farms will be given each individual attending the Thursday night farm management clinic. Mrs. Ralph Willis of Nevada County Dies Near Prescott Mrs. Raloh Willis, aged 71, Ne' ada County resident, died at her home last night'near Prescott. She is survived by her husband, a son. Sam G. Willis of Waco, Texas; a sister, Mrs. R. B. Alamand of Texarkana, a half stister, Mrs. Clyo Tate of Keto, Oklahoma and a half brother. Carl. Purtle of Prescott.''; " ,-.•.' '"';'• ; Funeral service will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at Central Bap list Church of Prescott by the Rev. Noel O'Steen,' ; the Rev. Howard White and Ihe'Rev. Wesley Thomason. Two Charged in Downtown Wreck An accident at Second and Walnut in downtown Hope yesterday damaged two vehicles and brought charges against both drivers. A pickup owned by the stale and driven by Derrell Cliff of the Experiment. Station and an auto driven by Henry Catlell, Jr.,colided wilh bolh vehicles sustaining body, fender and bumper damage. Investigating city police charged Cliff with running a stop sign and Catlett with having no drivers license, here. Toriello gave no advance word of nisi strategy, but diplomats expected him to try to capitalize on Latin Ameriacri efforts to amend- the U. S. resolution, which would take hem- condemn communism and measure curb it in the [sphere. The Guatemalan action was sure to spark a new round of hot exchanges with supporters of the U. S. campaign. A showdown vote is expected -by Friday or Saturday, when Dulles wants to return to Washington. Theater Owner Charged With Monopoly Ike Deplores Republics Warfare as Danger Administralion Critical of Flanders Ge he WASHINGON (INS) Segregation May Stand, Cherry Warns LITLE ROCK W — Gov. cis Cherry said today that wouldn't "anticipate that the U.S. Supreme, Court will change the law" in the racial segregation cases now pending before it. A decision is being awaited in several cases in Which Negro school patrons are seeking to nbol ish laws or regulations, requiring separate facilities, fpr white and Negro pupils. Cherry' said he believes the Constitution and present federal laws uphold the requirements for "sep erate but equal' facilities which the Supreme Court in the past has hel d to be sufficient. Cherry' added that, even if the separate but equal viewpoint is ag'ain upheld by the court, "we still have the ^financial problem of equalizing facilities, but it's the same problem we have now an not a new one." The governor said he definitely thinks facilities for Negro pupils should be equalized. He added that he believes Arkansas has made great strides in that direction in recent years. He commented that he thinks The buildings' and other physical facili Farmers Can Release Idle Cotton Acres Under the Provisions of Public La.yy 290 Cotton farmers who will not plant all or any part, of their allotment in 1954, may release such acreage to the -county committee for redistribution to other producers in the county. Any acreage released for 1954 will be regarded as having been planted to cotton on the farm releasing such acreage in 1954 unless no cotton was planted on the farm in a.t least one of the years in three year farm base period. In the event a part of the allotment will not be planted this year, the portion not .being planted may be released andthe whole allotment will be regarded as having been planted on the-farm in 1954 and the entire allotment will be used as history in setting u» future allotments for the farm. In other words, cotton producers who do not plan to plant their allotments in 1954 have everything to gain and nothing to lose in releasing all or a portion of their farm allotments to the county committee. A.farmer not only helps his own cotton history by releasing unused acreage for 1954 but he does a service to his neighbors and the county. The county ASC office (Formerly PMA) now have the necessary forms for releasing unused cotton acreage and the county committee invites and urges farmers to release any acreage that will not be planted in 1954 in order that it may be redistributed to other cotton 'armors.desiring additional acreage The final date for releasing colon is April 20lh. Justice Department today filed criminal and civil contempt charges against millionnaire hotel and theater owner J. P. Myer Schine for allegedly violating federal (Souit orders. Thc^ department's twin actions were filed in the Buffalo, N. Y., federal court against Schine, his brother Louis W. Schine, John A. May, Schine Chain Theaters, Inc., and fiye of its subsidiary corporations. . ........ ties are important, but that he con siders even more .important ade quate instruction for Negro stu dents and as full as enrollment of Negroes as possible, '':'. Cherry outlined his views in ru .sponse, to i-Questions' at a news con- ferehce, Hope Attorney Gets Ruling on Giveaway Deal LITTLE ROCK (ff) — Atty. Gen. Tom Gentry today advised City Atty. Allen D. Shelton of Hot Springs that a municipality has au thority to vacate or lease streets not at the time required for municipal purposes. The opinion was written ' by Chief Asst. Atty. Gen. John R. Thompson. Thompson also advised Deputy Prosecutor Royce Weisenberger of Hope that if an advertising plan about which Weisenberger had inquired was of a type that followed the .law regulating "bank night" and the like, it was legal. Thompson added that whether ne scheme was covered by this aw was a question of fact upon vhich he would not pass. The scheme involves the giving of ickets with purchases at a Hopo iakery and a weekly drawing for ash. This is the 'third sponsored by the Cpipmission and will- include stops in penton, Hot' Springs, Nashville, , Hope, Magnolia, El Do- radp, Fordyce and Sheridan. Tf»e group will arrive in Hope aoput 11:30 a. m. Tuesday, March 16th and will visit the Jjempstead County Library. Junior High School mid Yerger libraries. Tire group will, be guests of the .Hempstead County Ljbrary Board a one .p'clrick. lunjjjoon nt the Woman-Dominated American Males Find Situation Just Reversed With Japanese Wife By RELMAN MORIN .(For Hal Boyle) NEW YORK Iff) — In northern Japan the olher day, I watched in American sergeant board a .rain, followed by a pretty Jap anese girl. She was lugging a clumsy bundle. His hands were empty. Thero was a seat near the door, and the sergeant indicated that she should take it. She hesitated, glancing around the car. Then she spotted another seat, up ahead, and went there, still wrestling with the bundle. From time to time, as the train rumbled along, she turned to look at the sergeant. He fell a&leep after a while and presently she down th» U?» .and, loosened his Jtis smiled through the drowsiness. I thought of the axiom, coined long ago by white men who live in the Orient: "The formula for happiness is lo have an American slyle house, a Chinese pook, and a Japanese wife." There is some disagreement about the first two points, but you seldom hear a dissenting vote on the tn'.vd. -••-•£• The figure for marriages between American soldiers and Japanese women is, I am told, somewhere around 30,000 since the occupation began Moreover any numbetr o: GIs lold me they would prufer to take a Japanese girl lo the movies than date "the iou»d pyos," as call America^ jgirH ig|.- 4 - U?» m$> ^nb.utl;oned Jijs £Qlg¥, fie C^nJ .. Anderson's Post to Be Filled Soon By ELTON Q. FAY WASHINGTON W) — The administration was moving today to ill quickly the vacancy in the *Javy secretary's post created by ho selection of Robert B. Anderson to be deputy defense secre- ary. , The White House announced yesterday that, President Ei'seu lower had sent Anderson's nomination to tjie Senate, tp i succeec Roger M. Kyes, . who is leaving as No. ,2 man in the Defense Department May 1. Anderson is "Democrat for Eisenhower" from Texas. ' Except for the west coast, the United States stands on stabl se$pm affected Commie-Led Unions in More Trouble f / . By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON, Iff) —A handful f labor unions ousted from the :iO rnore than four years ago on [rounds Of Communist domination re in trouble and fading fast— even before Congress gets very ar in efforts to curb Red-run un- ons. The workers themselves seem ' e abandoning them as' whole aloes shift into CIO or AFL un ons, It remains to be seen wheth- r union leaders suspected of Com- nurilst sympathies are left behind r taken along Congress is studying proposals o empower the Subversive Activi- ies Control Board to label Communist-dominated unions and to deny them the legal right to operate until Communists are remov- :d frpm leadership. For a good example, take what is happening at the General Electric Co.'s big plants at Schencc- 40Witnesses in California Murder Trial SALINAS, Cal«. ; W) — The prosecution plans to call some 40 wit- nessesin the thrial of forer 40 ar- kansas convict Mrs. Winnie Ola Freeman, charged with murdering retired Rancher Harold Jonassen. A jury of eight women and four men was seated yesterday. Mrs, Freeman, known as "the cat woman" because,of the 25 cats she owned, has admitted shooting Jonassen Nov. 25 while they were rabbit hunting, but contends it was accidental. Sh e led authorities to the 78 year-old victim's body, hidden beneath a clump of bushes, after taking a lie detector tept Dec. 4. Mrs. Noble Ramey, o wnr-r of the house in which Mrs. Freeman lived at nearby Prunedale, testified the defendant borowed a 22 caliber rifle "to go on a turkey shoot." The rifle was returned the day after Jonassen's death. Ramey supported his wife's testimony, and said he Jater received a card,purportedly from Jonassen al Fresno. Peter Juhl, a friend of Jonassen, testified Mrs. Freeman told him several times after the shooting that Jonassen has "gond on trip." Mrs. Freeman, formerly Mrs. Winona Green, was. sentenced to the Arkansas Prison for murdf-r of her father-in-law at Little Rock in 1925, but was paroled. "• - a uv'< " } 1^1% Full Approval WASHINGTON" . (UP)x~p,reSii< Eisenhower today^dennredi'yi! nal Republican party endangering ? s the b^slef,, of his administration) ^" t, ^ He said he agreed'substa'ti with the speech ye'ste'rda^F" Ralph Flanders- ffiVtij^ Mr. Eisenhp^e»L f e.n £ ' ij ' f -"" riC IB did not necessity: every Hvord of ^he )&,„-,.was highly <&^mm R. McCahhy f 'f5Kul^4|| thought Flanders^perfp^ri lie service in^calllrigt-afc the graVe * error', of * attei split, the ,ReputyjSan^!|,fc| Other news confereiices*' generally Involving,' THREATENED—Sen. Joseph McCarthy, fresh from a brief vacation In Florida, enters hotel In New York Tuesday. Police assigned uniformed guard to McCarthy's suite after they received mysterious phone call warning harm would come to the Senator. Caller spoke with "Spanish accent," officers said. — NEA Tele photo Play Cast Very Active in High School Affairs ' ? - -, < < (This is the second'in a series ol articles telling the activities-'pf the cast of UuUHope • High' Sehpjol junior play "Father was'a House- Wife" to be presented in the high school auditorium March 12.) Janelle Yocum, who is cast as Mrs. Hanson, a motherly neighbor, is a member of the Rainbow Girls and is Junior Class beauty. Jack Keck, .who portrays Hank Steincke, a salesman, who buys Tom Butler's songs, is the Junior Class president. He is a member of the Key Club and played center on the Bobcat football squad. Frank Horton, who plays the part of Warren, a friend and a fellow cycle addict, is a member of the DqMolay, Key Club, and plays a baritone in the band. Buddy Jackson, who portrays Sergeant Lutzfelder, a local police officer, is manager of the 'book store and is vice-president of the Key Club. Judy May, who is cast as Mrs. Cranfield, an impatjent 1 patient, is' a member of the Spanish Club, Library Club, and Hi-Lights staff. She plays an oboe in the band and is a candidate for the Quill and Scroll 'Society, sy over the junipt, sehiU Wisconsin^, i ' « v ^i,;s/ ^\ 1. The Presidentk'dish} tor , V1J, 1. The nonsense the£s.sertlonf E.Stevenson, 'that t the ! r Party is now "One-hall one-half Eisenhower,. Murrow Joins in Attack on McCarthy NEW YORK CBS commen tator Edward R. Murrow says Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) has been "confusing the pubic mind" about Communiism and overstepping he line btween "investigating and persecuting." Murrow added in' his telecast last night that if McCarthy wished to answer these comments, "an op portunity will be afford him on this piogram." The 'commentator, whp is also a member of the CBS board of directors, made his remarks jn the all-out fight by McCarthy to force CBS and NBC to give him free time to answer a speech made last Saturday by Democratic Leader Adlai E. Stevenson. , All Around the Town By Th» Star Staff The Arkansas State Board of Ed- ucaton has approved a proposed $30,000 bond issue for equipping and construction of buildings for the Negro School district of Washjng- ,pn . . . the distuct will vote an eight mill tax increase for retiring ;he bonds . . . the increase brings the district's tax to 34 mills. tady, Y-, where considerable electronic and experimental work is carried on. This long has been the main stronghold ol the United Eleptri cal, Ra.d,io Machine Wprkers jn the Arkansas contest, The following pupils of Mrg. B. L, Gosnell will appear on a duet, trio program Thursday, Mav c h H> at 4:15 p, m. in Junior- High auditorium; Brown, Ginny Miss Lydia E. Gerhart, field representative of Woman's Divjsion, of Methodist Board of Missions, will tour the distript during March and on March 18 will meet with th,e Hope District executive board, at |l , m. in Hope. ren, 'Roy Allison, Tepa pijkintpn, Rosanne Freeman, Ppm A?^ n » Betty Lou Hart, Ju.d.y Wright, Becky Anthony, Pat?y Burroughs, jlonny Jpnes, Sara ers' speech in* 1 , day, Mr. BisenlL,^ thought about ( ft ^nj news, conference. -an_ with thie seriator^thjatj can pzfr^y'l" '-"— i "*'--- gponsibility, He ,said the ^erro.qrif formed a public, s!—*~~ up the danger, of r ._ and the magnifioatton, ( ojf(iri,_ 4 of procedure an*dperspnsl£|i dizement to the - 1 -•--"'—*• gering the adminiu He said he had npttrefia^ tire Flanders speech/,!"^ quenty could'not.'" approve- every^wi,-,, -,,- w;> ,fore, he was note underwri completely!-/ « * t $ But he .ad^ed again the senator.'called^ Attei,,., grave error' ot ^pitting h (hen he > considered t "' service. Deq| Probe .!<«*< . V Mi * WASHINGTON <r"'? W\f<$ Service Commission npilf f.aihinae |T1-A*,,uV .f n AiA,A Gathings ed honoring tive who then)\v : Senate. Gathings, for a reportj 1 . I T .T fti <FUe following }up}or f irl ? & Baptjst Cliurcffwer* W? nner § in Hope Association^! Wempry I.., r . at the Stamps CMjreh J&st L|nda Tbnjj, —- f "-':»y nelle Fuller CarplyjfJStrong, , Hal Branch, B.etty Jp Marcja Bowden, £fi«na

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