Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 11, 1954 · Page 1
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- HM ,-' - '•£. Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor —:—Alex. H. Wafthburn Newsprint Consumption Figures Show Need for More Mills in South Reports from 1,437 daily papers in the continental United States show they used a combined total of 5,289,458 Ions of newsprint in 1953. according to a bulletin from the American Newspaper Publishers association. This is not UK- whole picture, but pretty close In it. The ANPA estimates its figures are 80.11 cent of the probable total, which it believes will bo 6,142,897. This is a reasonable deduction becausp ANPA's questionnaire missed several hundred small dailies and all the weeklies. The reason know about the ANPA figures is that I filed The Star's 1853 consumption figures, even though we are a small paper, and in return for this I got a copy of thn U. S summary. It is ibroken down by states only, and the figures should be interesting to limber folks and all the people who live in a timber-growing, region such as ours. The most newsprint was used by New York state, with 888.00!) tons. No. 2 consumer was California with 491,307. Third was Illinois with 458,860. Pennsylvania was fpurth with 439,723; and Ohio mill with 318.000. Arkansas' total newsprint draw was relatively insignificant, onlv 20,113 tons. However. Mississippi'. 1 ! figure was but a fraction of ours. 8.584. You realize, of course, that the geographical location of a state, and particularly the position of major cities near t the state's boundry in adjoining commonwealths, have a direct effect on newsprint figures. For instance, Louisiana, possessing a major city. ' New Orleans, and being virtually Immune; to penetration by major newspapers from any other stato. rolls up a newsprint consumption figure of 07,730 tons. That is to say. the newsprint on which Louisiahans get their daily news was consumed Star Arkansas: ness this day wtffi local tonight of Frid this afternoon, fioon. High this,, 4S-SO hour period ending at 8 day. High 78, Low 53. 55TH YEAR: VOL. 55 — NO. 123 Star a* Hop* lltt; ttttt Hit Jon. 1i, 1t2* « HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 19S4 Mtmb**: A*. N«t Atmclottd Pr*ij t, A«<M Sortari »* ClttaMtkMf Clftl. « Mot. IndMit S*|rt, «, IMS — 1*244 STAR-STUDDED — Jack Benny, radio and TV star, right, poses with his wife Mary Livingston, left, and his daughter Joan and her husband Seth Baker" of. New York, for photographers following brief wedding ceremonies for the young couple at swank Beverly Hills Hotel in a $50,000 star-studded affair. — NEA Telephoto as the consumption important message. by presses actually located in Louisiana. Our Arkansas figure is considerably depressed because the Little Rock papers have no substantial circulation in the eastern half of the state. That belongs to the Memphis papers, whose newsprint consumption is credited to Tennessee, which accordingly comes up' with the magificfmt figure of 82,378 tons for 1953. And the effect of Memphis' penetration is even worse in Mississippi than in Arkansas, figures show. But the contained in the ANPA newsprint summary is really this: The 13 Southern states used in 1953 a total of 931,493 tons of newsprint, but there are only two mills operating, in the South, with a combined annual production of but 200,000 tons. These arc the Southern pine mills at Lufkin, Texas, first in the United States, and the No. 2 mill at Coosa Pines, Ala. Now building just east o£ Chattanooga, Tenn., is a third mill, owned by the British Bowaters interest — but even when this mill has! raised total capacity to 300,000 tons the South will - be producing less than one-third of the newsprint it consumes. The other two-thirds comes from Canada, and the ratio of Canadian print usage is enormously greater in the Middle West and North, If ever a set of figures pointed out a long-time goal for industrialization of the South it is this ANPA summary — and it spells out more and bigger the South, pine and great labor reserve, has all the advantages over Canada that the Southeastern states had over New England when they stepped in and seized the lattor's textile industry. newsprint mills. For with its fast-growing Senate Approval of Excise Tax Slash Expected By JOE HALL Burglars Enter Stuart Home on Highway 67 The home of Mr. and Mrs. Crit Stuart, Highways 4-67 intersection; was broken into early last night but very little was missing, Police said today. City 'Entrance was gained through either the front or side door as WASHINGTON W! — A bill to screens at both entrances were damaged. The Stuarts notified police slash about 25 federal excise taxes by 912 million dollars has won overwhelming House passage and today appeared likely to get swift enate approval too. The House speeded the measure to the Senate yesterday by a 411-3 vote despite opposition from the Eisenhower administration. The cuts, representing the first major downward revision of the excises or sales taxes in 20 years, would ad'd almost a billion dollars to a deficit already forecast by the President at $2,900,000,000 for 4 The bill also includes something" the administration wants and had the year starting July, 1. figured into its : budget for fiscal 1955,— extensions of some steeper excises voted after the Korean War began. The 'Treasury would lose another .$1,070,000,000 in revenue if those were to expire April 1 as scheduled. Sen. George (D-Gai senior at 9:50 p. m. ' The 'burglary is very puzzling to officers. Drawers arid ' closets throughout the house were searched but so far as can be determined only a flashlight and a pie in the icebox are missing. Some 'money and jewelry which the burglar is 'bound to have seen, was not bothered. Thomas Named Defense Assistant • WASHINGTON (UP),—Presiden Eisenhower today nominated A sistaht' Defense Secretary Charle S. Thomas to be secretary of the navy. Thomas will succeed Robert B An SUl Anderson as navy secretary, derson has been , named to Democrat on the tax-writing Finance Committee, said in an in (ervi he expects the Senate to Continued on Page Four Bid Received on 67 Work in Miller By LEON HATCH LITTLE ROCK Iff) — The Arkan sas Highway Commission today re ceived apparent low bids totaling $2,391,872 on 10 road and bridge projects. Ten per cent will be added to this total for engineering fees. The apparent low bids were be low prebidding estimates. Highway Department engineers' had spoken of the contract Jetting as a three million doilai 1 one. The jobs attracted total of around 80 bids inc^din,'? many from out of state contractors, One Little Rock firm, Reynolds and Williams, was apparcns low bidder on the two biggest jobs up' at today's letting. Jobs by counties with apparent low bidders and their bids follow: Garland — 1.01 miies of gravel base course on the Humphrey R.airy Northwest Road, a county road Jeffrey, Lawrence aiid Til ley Fort Smith $32,,154. MJller County — 6.76 miles of con cicte paving on Highway 67 be tween Texajkana and Paup's Spur; Reynolds and Williams Little Rock, $610,917, There are a.bo.ut 6.0QQ fur farms n the United States, Reopening of Red Cross Office Likely The Red Cross fund and membership drive, headed by Jack Lowe is striving for 2300 members and a financial goal of $5,000.00 and if those goals are reached Hempstead county has been assured these things by the national office: Reopening of the local office to expedite local needs, continuation of first aid and water safety courses and if enough local interest can be generated, the resumption of Jr. Red Cross and Gray Ladies. Any contribution of $1.00 or mor^e makes you a member with a voting interest and being a member of the Red Cross also makes you a member of humanities greatest team, people helping people. Naturalized Citizen dtDARMeet Mrs. Henry Kaufman of Ashdown, Arkansas, a naturalized American citizen, was'guest speaker of the John Cain' Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, at luncheon meeting Wednesday. Mrs. Kaufman came from Germany to the United States in 1939. She served in the United States Army Nurses Corps for thirteen months at McCloskey Hospital in Temple, Texas. Mrs, Kaufman is the secretary of the Polio Chapter, and President of the American Legion Auxiliary in Ashdown. In speaking on "Freedom . . . The Responsibility of Every American Citizen" Mrs. -Kaufman said: "I am only a naturalized citizen and have been only. 15 years in this wonderful country, but I challenge anyone to be prouder of that citizenship than I am'.".' .America is rich, it is strong. and great and powerful. "And it is so, because many peoples of diverse nationalities, religions and racial backgrounds have come to our shores! to establisn distinctive contributions to this nation." We are free to do things for ourselves apd enjoy the benefit of pur endeavors.' If we decide to improve anything in our community, we need only get together -«md do so. We do not have to rely upon a distant government to do the things .for us. We are limited only by our resources and our abilities." ceed Roger .M. Kyes as deputy de fense secretary. Kyes has resign ed, effective May 1. The switches, if confirmed by the Senate, will take place May 1. Thomas, of Los Angeles and one time head of, a West Coast chain of clothing stores, served a under secretary of the navy for' '(.he firs five months of the Eiserjhower ad ministration last year. He then was made assistant defends secretary for supply and logistic. 0 . Thoma, 56, served in nnva '* 'aviation' 5 -Jn World' WKr"-I*a!irt'* was a special assistant first to the as sistant navy secretary for air'anc later to the late Navy/ Secretary James Forrerttal in World War II Thomas, at one time, was Los Angeles airport commissioner, a director of Lockheed Aircraft Corp. and president of the'Navy League's West Coast branch. •' Gruenther Feels Third War Unlikely By TOM BRADSHAW 'PHILADELPHIA Iff) — Gen. Al- American Korean Interests in Good Hands, Not Single Fat Colonel in the Lot By RELMAN MORIN For Hal Boyle NEW YORK Wi — We were having dinner in the general's mess in Korea the other night, and'look- ing at the faces around the table, a thought suddenly struck me— "The people at home don't have to worry about America's 1 interests out here. . . they're in good Hands." , The staff officers sitting there looked like the department heads of some hot-shot American corporation. They were all youngish, lean, incisvie, alert. There wasn't an over-stuffed colonel in th lot In the buzz of conversation, drifting through -the room, there was some ahop-talk.naturally . But they also weie talking politics, the Brlin conference conbmic conditions at home, and a whole range of subjects outside the immediate purview of the 8th Army and its officers in Korea. This, of course, is the "new Army.' Jt is bringing along a group of sharp young officers with brains, ability old Army background and the handle prpblems the power confronted. They are technicians and specialists In the various phases of warfare, to be sure. But they also have to be diplomats, administrators, and executives in the plain business sensie of the word. They may be occupied with a battalion front but they also ' are aware of military budgets, the rep lations between the Army and Congress, and the shifting strategies of the global war. Nobody typifies these men better than the commander of the 8th Army, Gen. Maxwell D. Tay< lor. Taylor, 52, is lean, sinewy and looka like a college athlete. Because of his four stars the staff calls him "the old man,"' although he is only n fevy years older than most of them- Moreover, he can trim their ears pff ajj tennis or handball which he plays regular ly. He is a fighting SQld.ieV~the general who parachuted, jnto Bastpgiw to rejoin his divisipn, the 101st Airborne, when }t the Battle of. the locked in 1 V ' ' "' '• , r J ,< <•$" •' '."."f fred M. Gruenther, supreme Allied commander, in Europe, ex- prerfsed confidence last night that there will be no third world war aecause he now feels "we have it in our power to make that decision." Gen. Gruenther told the final session of the eighth annual Philadelphia Bulletin that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries have attained what he termed "a substantial posture of strength" in Europe. He said it is sufficient to provide a shield against "any hot headed act." Co// Goes Out for Pony League Baseball Sponsors Hope Parks and Recreation Department is Issuing a call for sponsors for PONY League baseball. The newly organized PONY League will consist of four teams and will include 13 and 14 year old boys. This league was designed to be a transition between Little League and Junior League Baseball, the PONY standing: for Protect Our Nations Youth. ^ . The Little a Hid PONY League base- j 28. ball park must be enclosed with a Chairman Lewis fence in order 'to meet with Na- Greatest Blast in History Set March 15-28 By CHARLfeS BERNARD HONNOLULU (UP) — he might iest nuclear explosion In history Is expected to take p^ice on remote Eniwetok island "to* 1 the Pacific sometime between VMfefch 15 and alional standards. Materials urgently needed include 70 pieces of 2"x4"xlO' rough lumber and 35 five foot posts.'J .Anyone wishing to contribute toward the building of this fence in the form of lumber or money, please contact Charles Gough at City Hall or Mike Kelly at the Ladies Specialty Shop as soon as possible. Sponsors, manager, coaches and players are hoping to continually improve the "Ki : d baseball program and urge city \jfido cooperation in their undertaking. to Answer Adlai Over Air Tonight By JACK BELL WASHINGTON" UP) Sen. Me atomic energy Strauss of the commission is re ported due in the Pacific between those dates. They roughly fit the travel schedules' of others known or believed to be among guests invited t6 witness the tests. Favorable weather and the absence of some high-ranking guests appeared 'to be'.the only factors delaying the test detonation. The March 1 government announced that the 1954 scries of nuclear tests had begun at , the lonely Ehlwetok-Biklnt proving grounds, which already had one of its islands wiped out by the explosion of a hydrogen device in the 1952 tests. The device to be tested this Carthy (RWis) nailing down the chance to make; tonight the first broadcast reply », ; to Adlai E. Stev enson, got the jiimp on an admin Jstratidn drive '» to lure the spot light away JErorr^ him. The senator, still insisting he Is I entitled to free t 'ftelevision and ra dio time over the networks whicli carried. Stevenson's party speech last Saturday, fTphounced he will make' a "partial" reply tonight (7 p. m. EST) oh, the Mutual radio month is expected to have twice the violence of the 1952 device. Two members of the joint congressional committee on atomic energy' passed, through Honolulu Tuesday night en route to Joint Atomic Task Force 7 at Eniwetok. One member, Rep. Chet Holifield (D-Calif) said the weather would determnio how long he would be in the- test area. He said he was not free to discuss whether ho would see the main detonation,: which Washington reports, indicated would be an air-dropped* hydrogen bomb. rietwpck. That, will wo days before tlia,^ offic|aj. Spllrt reply by Vice McCart y will appear on the 15 minute show of commentator Ful ton.- Lewis Jr. McCarthy said it would be a "question and answer — Most answer affairs He: said it would touch oncriticism of him both Stevenson* the Democratic ^residential candidate in 1952, and by Sen. Flanders (RVt). NBC and CBS, which carried Stevenson's Speech from Miami, Ha., have granted free time to the .Republican National Commit Junior Dress Rehearsal on Eve of Play The iB~ope Junior Class will have dress rehearsal tonight for the class play, "Father was a Housewife.' ,be presented torrjorrpw JQ.JJ school 1 ' auditorium* in *twd, pi ances, the afternoon performance, at 1:30 for the grade sphool and the night performance at 8:00, ; * Students in the cast are gifted with talents other than acting. This fact can be promed easily with Patsy .Calhoun, who portrays Mrs. Aes, a timid patient, as she is a member of the Latin Club and the Hi-Light staff. She plays a cornet in the band and is candidate for Quill and Scroll. •Sandra Robins . who Is cast Sen/Of Class of Spring Hill to Hold Benefit The Spring Hill Senior Class an* nounces a benefit program for Friday night at the High School Gym at 7:30 o'clock p. m. The proceeds from this entertainments will be used to finance their Senior trip. There will be a pic supper find benefit. A picture of "The Spoilers" starring Randolph Scott and John Wayne will be shown. Admission will be 15 and 25 cents. Schwable Tells Why He Did Confess By RUTH GMEINER WASHINGTOON (UP) Col. ee for reply. The committee, which | Pat Flangan, a man-hating very beat McCarthy to the draw in re questing it, chose OP speaker. Nixon, as the Cottonseed Fumigation Days Set Any 1953 cottonseed not fumigated for pink boliworm control will be treated Wednesday or Thursday, March 17-18 at Hope Gin Company gin in Hope, announced County Agent Oliver L. Adams today. The seed may be brought to thu center either day between 8:00 a TO. and 2:00 p. m. Seed lists checked by A. L. Anderson, USDA Pink Boliworm Inspects for the quarantined area of which Hempstead County is a part, reveal that all 1953 cottonseed have not been fumigated. It is pbssibe that these seed have been fed or treated in the name of some individual other than the one removing the seed from the gin. In case seed has been fed or furni igated, the producer concerened is requested to advise : Mr. Anderson at Hope or the County Agent. Around 175 tons 1953 cottonseed were fumigated at Hempstead County enters in late February It is necessary under pjnk boliworm quarantine regulations that all 1053 seed be sacked and brought to center for fumigation. Seed brou- gjit to the Hope center by producers will be called for Friday rooming. March 19, at 8:00 o'clock. carrjelg, giraffes can Indian Is f Denied Stay r of Execution '" ^WASHINGTON iff) — Justice Tom -lark of the Supreme Court today Denied a stay of execution to Bill "enkins, who .is scheduled to die ''riday in the Arkansas electric :hair. Jenkins was convicted of the •nurdcr of Cleo Jones, IS, near Hot Springs Feb. 17, 1953. Counsel for the condemned man iled an application for a stay of xecution pending Supreme Court action on an appeal which was filed at the same time yesterday. The appeal contended Jenkins did not .have a fair trial and de clared he was insane at the time of the killing and at the time of the trial. Jenkins' last hope now appears to be a possible stay by the gov ernor of Arkansas.. Clark gave no reason in announcing he had de 'ed a stay. At Little Rock, Gov. Cherry told the Associated Press he could not say if he would grant another stay until he called Washington and ob tained more information. He said he planned to talk with Washing ton officials today. 7,871 Get Food in North Arkansas LITTLE ROCK Iff) — The emei- geney relief program distributed more than 35,000 pounds of food to 7,871 persons in three northeast Arkansas counties last month, "but the program director says the demand is tapering off, On March 4, about 3,000 pounds of surplus commodities were or dered for 1,026 persons in Critten den qounty, said J. H. Carter, state director of commodity din trib,ution. Carter said, however, that the two other counties concerned — Poinsett and St. Francis ^ha,yen/t been heard from this month. The emergenpy program, started early lest month to rsWpve % <Jive among farm difficult nurse, is a member of the Hi-Light staff and yearbook staff She is also a member of the Library Club. •Emogene Puller, who portrays Mrs. Norns a high school principals wife, is a member of the Spanish Club, and is a Maid of Note in the Glee Club.She was one ofthe home coming queens and candidate for Valentine Queen. She is a member of; ; the Hi-Lights staff and a candidate for Quill and Scroll. Mary Ida Adams, who is cast as Mrs. Osburn, a music publisher, is: a member of the Latin Club, 4-H Club, and Glee Club. Skippy Byran, who plays the part of ,Calvin Pepper a local disjockey is a member of the Latin Club and student photographer for the Hi- Light staff and yearbook staff, Carolyn Long, who is cast as Synthis Lewis, a singer is a men> ber of the Rainbow Girls, She is* a Maid of Notes Jn the Glee ( Club, She and Lee Lane were elected cutest couple in the Junior class. Frank H.. Schwable said today sot itary confinement, constant inter rogation, and a sense of futility led him to confess falsely to Com munist charges of wagging' 'germ, warfare, "My judgment became warped," Schwable told a marine court \ of inquiry. "I didn't think then I was losing my sense of judgment. I thought I could think out things fairly well." The 45-year-old marine aviator recounted in detail the treatment dealt him by Chinese and North Korean captors during 14 months imprisonment, The court of inquiry is seeking to determine „/whether Schwable should be disciplined for .the "con fession" which'he later repudiated. Schwable said the 24-page explanation he wrote for Gen. Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr., marine corps commandant, Immediately on fyls return home, is "turc to the,best of my knowledge." He uatd'.'the statement omitted some details be. cause details , sometimes' "souna like excuses," •, • .> > "I wouln't 1 make any excuses.,to the commandant" Schwable v saidj "and "I won't ,jna}te any.,excuse's nnur'? ^.»'I<*«H ^fftr*-* ,L ' S '*%" * 4 >•' -| I1OW. J?^*VJ r' *L^g/ ^ Sf5^_ T& >fc£xf3Wffi ^ i ffcnwap*ie'16'oKed' learned forwa&l/^ .,- ,,. witness table, and outllrie'd' Bleary , but\ > • jrestrainedt v6ico,lli|s ordeal. ' 41 > 'I' f ''• "Every time ,1 wake at,, night," he said, "I wake up thinking*,'of this thing. I have -been ,fair)y sue cessful at eliminating many of'the minor miseries,' tout the little >'de tails are often things that'tell the whole picture." Schwable put special emphasis on bis reiteration of that: < • '.. "I wa,s not subjected tp,physical torture— in the' sense of- brutal! ty." ' ,' ^ , t > >t ' "Perhaps," he'went! on^ "I would lave been more fortunate" If I had* That is something people seem understand. Mine was '-• tie." reptirt New Mexico's 1952'sen's test Jn which Sen. ; Denn a Democrat, had ; been;:' winner. '- , ;'/«-^ In evtsnt the'Senate* the report, tile ei oust the veteran cate the seat,'' >^ The report t wa&* aigf-iv the two RepUblicdJ^rtWftl subcommittee 'd- 1 *" 1 " A, Barre Charles 13. The third"/ jfcti**i» -;rw« Chavez Gets 21 Years for Slaying EL DORADO Iff) — A Union; CJr cult Court t Jury yesterday victed Geprge, Harbin Jr., of. El orado of second degree murder jn he slaying of'Wayne Barnes, and set his sentence at f prispnment. Harbin was found guilty of shoot ng Barnes at a night club near lere last mpnth after the men had jecome involved In 0 fist, >f|gh;^ The jury reduced the charge from. one of first degre emurder, All Around the Town By Tht Star 9t*ff '' Arkansas Children's Home and Hospital gave to children 18,887 serf vice days duiing JB&3, a report from Miss Ruth Beall, superintendent, shows ... a state appropriation and contributions from quorum courts in 67 of the state's 75 counties maintains the hospital. . . Patients treated at the hospital from Hempstead County last year were Mary Ann Hosier of Fulton; CeUa Nell Bpyce of Hope and Shirley Ann Smith of Hope. Columbia Council of Clubs is holding a Flower Shew School in Magnplit} March 16-18 at the American Legion Hut with, Mrs. J, R, Otto pf Chilliqp.the, Ohio ?»n,d M.rs, John Hackett of JJtttle Rock, as instructors . . — - -• • starts at 8:3Q a, m< „ „ ..„ and instruction starts at 9 jju m. interested Garden Pl" b tjves of Southwest ' ' vited. wide welcome heye last year, was discharged from the JVfarUie Corps in North Carolina March 5 . . 4 Mr, Murphy snd-'hls wjfe are in Hpp visiting his parent^, Mr, 'and, Mrg. H. C, Wurphy , , . a civil engineer, Max is looking around- lor " '" employment. Station KJ?AB is brqadcastjng all the Bobcat games in the District Tournament at NashvJHl 1 t and tbf Hope girls game «t Asppwn, "' Qprdon Beasley of Stope : ejected papjflin of *V"> P "" baseball team , , two-ye^r jetterm?n QUttie)def, in crime a superior rating,

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