Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 12, 1954 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, March 12, 1954
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-ft \r Our Daily Bread Sliced thin by f K* Editor ---;- AI«» H. Wiihburrt _ W« diet Quoted At Length in the Chicago Tribune It seems that this writer's obser- ^aitlons on the newspaper business *?' .his column .January 18 celebrating a 25-year partnership With C. E. Pilmcr in The Star had the quality of timelessness wlilch Caught a metropolitan editor's eye . Anyway, It got all of US — C. E. Palmer, Hope, and me — halt' a column in the Chicago Tribune. I didn't know about it until, curiously enough, the news reached me by way of Des Moines, ;owa. A letter postmarked March 8 55TH YEAR: VOL. 55 WEAtHES FOftMCASf ARKANSAS thtfflderstorlftS atternooh, tartly ctoiidy tonight, Saturday, fattfthwest to 40 fexperimeftt Ststioft S4-hour-peridd,,eftdJng Friday, High 86, Low 60, MOPE, ARKANSAS, PRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1954 A*. th* A«tt«l««f «>«« a Attglj I**** *» «*« P«W Clttt. * Met. Eiuflng $**t< N« itll — > s|hme from the Des Moincs Register and Tribune where an old friend, A! Parker Mize, is news editor of the evening Tribune. Scrawled in tyljze's bold handwriting was this note: "A voice out of • the past croaks 'Congratulations.' PARKER MIZE." There were two enclosures. One was, the clipping repeating, much of our anniversary editorial; and the >*th.er a ^layton letter to Mize from Ken of the Chicago Tribune asking: "Isn't this a pal Of yours?" . ^nd so Mize forwardefl it all to me — calling to my mind the day he joined the staff in El'Dorado the spring of 1928, when I was editor of the Daily News and Evening Times. There is always something grimly amusing to a newspaper 'shop when .#. bright, brash younster jauntily ^arrives from the university. AH sfjiewspaper folks have tender necks when they are young, and many are broken, And Mize 'was all smiles and sunlight that June day in 1928 when he breezed into the News- Times with a suitcase covered with University of Missouri stickers arid an energetic, and confident air. We' didn't know should have guessed — he was also a lieutenant in the Alabama National Guard, and believed implic- in the American flag and his 'hpinc town of Tuscaloosa. - • it I reserved judgement on the newcomer it was because, first, the top guy in any outfit always reserves judgement, and, second, I didn't have to think back very far'to recall that only five years before I myself had walked into :that same office With an equally- labeled suitcase, a Northern accent Committee Fixes Fees for Candidates Hempstead's Democratic Central Committee met here this morning, set fees for filing and fixed the elections for July 27 and August 10. W. S. Atkins chairman presided at the session. By petition ol township voters Goodlett precinct was moved to Holiday's Store, three miles nearer Nashville and on the main Highway The store is nearer geographically to the center of, the area where the voters reside. Vincent Foster was namfid committeeman in Ward 2 to fill the un- expired term of Curtis Urrey, resigned; W. W. White was elected to fill the uncxpired term of Warren. Gunter, resigned; Paul Lewis, Box 6, was named committeeman to fill the unexpired term of Bill Mudgett who moved out of the township while Bob Taylor wa.-« named committecman in place of Curb Spears, Blevins, who resigned. P&R Announces Ping Pohg Here MQfth 19 The Parks and ^Recreation Department Is holding i Junior and adult ping pong tournament in the. Youth Center Building this night of March 19 at 8 o'clock, Word has been g»ihs around .that Hope has some pretty, ."hot" pine< pong players and the P&R committee hopes that all Interested .players or potential players will enter the tournament. Entry fee will be 50 cents per person and players may register at Herbert Burns, Lewis McLarty, Cox Drug Store and the Ladies Specialty Shop. Providing there arc enough entrants, the tournament will be divided into a Junior and Senior division. Spectators are Invited to attend. Three candidates filed their fees. this morning; Talbot Feild Jr. for reelection as state representatives; T. R. Bryant, justice of peace and Tom Middlebrooks as candidate for sheriff. Fees set up for the committees were the same as two years ago with the exception of Hope City na coiumunv mr. , " . v.. ! , . , , ^.Jj it then but we I alderman, which was doubled, and it, then, but we WASHINGTON Appropriations .-— 'and a .dog. . But tne n Mize's . copy started representative posts which the legislature fixed at $25. The fee for each office. Without With Opp. County Judge $500 Sheriff 506 Circuit Clerk 500 County Clerk 500 %;coming across the desk — and h« was ; good. An editor never np.eds > to check with the,, shop 'oh that Score. Newspaper folks rpcpgniz* jjpod copy without consultation. • $ize and I were, together;; far a year. Then C .E. Pfilmpr and I bought the Hope papers and consolidated them; I came here -r and pretty soon Mize moved to the Big Time in Des Moinos. Now he is news editor of a nationally-known paper. '§•' A success story for a good and deserving guy. ' And just to show you what a small place America really is, when Thomas C. Jobc and I went to Miami, Fla.,in January 1012, just before the draft started stripping The Star of all its men except this "retread," I put on if screen show of Kodachrome pictures in the Patrician hotel in Miami Beach. One old couple came lip to thank fl>j Tommy and me, and jn 'the con™ yersation I discovered they were Tax Assessor 500 . Treasurer 500 Representative 25 Senator 25 Chancellor 100 Circuit Judge 100 Prosecuting Attorney.. 100 Coroner .........!.:..*.:'.'..Cv 50 Surveyor 50 Constable,.',.*/;..........,...:.... 10. Corrirnitteemen .............. 1 Justice of the Peace.... 1 .'. Hope -, .'•.• .'",.',..; . - . City Attorney ...' 150 City Clerk 150 Aldermen 50 Other Towns Mayor 10 Aldermen : '5 Recorder & Treasurer 5 Watermelon Acreage to Be Reduced Opp. $300 300 300 300 SOO .300 25 25 75 75 75 25 25 S.X3 1 1 100 100 25 3.00 2.30 2.50 Work BejoW Narrows in Approved! fund The House ee yesterday approved a bill providing nine million dollars for rive,r developments in Arkansas. If the appropriation is passed by The House and Senate, the funds will be available fbfiuse in the fis cal year starting July 1. The House Is . to begin debate on the bill Monday. A total $45,200,000 was proposed for flood control work on the lower Mississippi River its trlb- utaries* and $3,421,000 of that amount was slated>:for,'Arkansa.s. The St. Francis River Basin would get $738,000; •• the Lower SMUGGLERS— Peter Grimes. Harvard graduate, and hlS ( Wtfe IrmflardMeft. are shown In recent photo aftef arriving In West Berlin with their two daughters whom they smuggled, out of Red Zone. The two girls were being raised by the r grandfather, a rabid Communist leader-. One of the oirls, Monlka, Is pictured In snapshot at rlflht. — NEA Telephoto . : . : ' . Gas Employes Told of Ever Rising dost Although natural gas is more plentiful than ever before in the Southwest, its price is rising stead- White River $20?,000; and the low er Arkansas River $480,000. Other appropriations 1 apprved by the House committee include three million dollars for navigation roj- ec.tSi.on the -Arkansas >Jtlver and its^tributaries!'*'X 1 ^, . ^ v Flood Control projects: ^Little Missouri R; freesboroi $492,000, Red River levees, Ark., Texas and La. $335,000. , , The committea als,6 allocated ily, R. W. Curran, Little Rock, division manager for Arkansas Louisi ana Gas Company, said here yesterday at a meeting held by company officials to report on the company's activities in 1953 and its expansion plans for 1954. Curran said that competition for natural gas reserves in Texas and Louisiana by the long-distance transmission 'lines has been largely responsible, for an increase of 125 per cent 'since 1949 in the average price which Arkansas Louisiana pays for gas it purchases in' the fields, this is expected to call lor a complete re-examination of the company's plans for the future, Curran said. ' ' "In terms of dollars ,and cents," Curran said,, "your company'-? bill for gas purchases rose from $4,000,000 annually in 1949 to more; .than $13,600,000 in 1953, and the peak of Schine Now Treated Like a Soldier CAMP GORDON, Ga., (UP)' — Pvt. G. David Schine, Whose reported Special favors while at'Ft. Dix, N. J., raised a controversy, ''There will be no shortage of gas he said," because, as the price has increased, pi-oducers haye had .a greater incentive to find more gas — and that is exactly what is hap$1600,000 for the Multiple Purpose | penmg dam at Blakely Mountain Rcser-) p C urr'an reported' that .Arkansas asked Slightly, they did — they were his uncle and aunt. ... ' from Tuscaloosa,- Ala. if they 'knew Mize. Arkansas Not Worried Over * Segregation ATLANTA (M — Most of the 13 southern states which maintain separate white and Negrq schools are calmly awaiting a United States Supreme Court ruling on jpublc school segregation. A survey today showed that only Jn peorgia, Alabama, -South Carolina, and Mississippi is there any ., serious effort to devlss mjans of f." 1 * Circumventing a decision outlawing segregation, Virginia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Kentucky, Florida LILE ROCK — Early estimates showed today that Arkansa' strawberry and watermelon crop acreage this year will be reduced greatly from that of 1953. The State Crop Reporting service said strawberry acreage currently is estimated at 6,400 acres, 75 per cent of the 1953 acreage and 40 per cent less than the $949-1952 aver- ag. Growers indicated that 10,200 acres of watermelons will be plant ed this year, a drop of 15 percent from last year, the service said A hot, dry summer last year took a heavy toll of strawberry beds, the service said, and many others were abandoned or have poor stands . The.heaviest loss was in White County, the service reported. voir. The committee aproved resumption of the Tabje Rock Dam on the White River in Missouri near the Arkansas border —• with certain 'limitations —- and aproved three million dollars for the Texarkana Reservoir in Texas. Included in the bill was An allowance of $2,410,000 ipr surveys and preliminary examinations. Under this category the pornmittce said it has allowed fun4s to complete the Arkansas-White-Red)' River Basin Survey. J The committee's, recommended and Texas are doing or McClellan to Speak March 30 LITTLE ROCK UP) — The Arkan sas Public Expeatitures Counci will hold its annual meeting here March 30. maintaining a "waij; an.4 see" at- Ut s . Sen . Jonn Li McClellan wil titude. As it has been doing for several years Arkansas^ is going ahead with efforts to equalize white and Negro schools, and Tennessee authorities are saying qs little as possible about the segregation problem. Jefferson County Judge Succumbs PINlT B.LUFF WI •*• Jefferson County Judge Wiley C, Hpuntree died at his home her? today after several months of ext^rne illness. He was 60 years old, Rountree was elected Judge of p Jefferson Coynty in 1945 after he ' ha4 ser'.ed a number of years as deputy county clerk and, 86- an in Burance. agent in, the county. He was born in BeWon, Tex., wfelch is now Naples, T»x., and came here with his paints, when i«st a $hH4< His mQtfw, Mrs. W. P. flounce stijl lives here, In addition to Ws mother, he also. }g survived, by hi? ..S. Ctek be a speaker. Louisiana now has 2,121 employes serving 224,425 customers, ah average of one employe for each 105 .customers. During 1953 the company extended gas service to 73 new real estate subdivisions. In addition, gas service was provided for the towns of Calion and Hampton, Ark., and construction is under way. at Foreman. Beginning in 1953 Ai-kansas Louisiana launched an expansion program calling for an expenditure of nearly $35,000,000 to extend over three years, Curran said. "Gas utility companies, being regulated by state Public Service is being treated like "any other soldier" here. Assurances have -come from Schine himself, hss immediate superiors and two army officials that the former investigator of Sen. Joseph R. .McCarthy (R-Wis) is not getting any preferential treatment Schirie 26, could not be reachec for comment last night on the army's repor th(rt McCarthy's chief counsel, Roy M. Cohn, sought special, treatmenl for him because Schine was camping out on a Bivouac^ But 'after Sen. John L. McClel Ian (D-Ark) first raised the issue of treatment he got at Ft. Dix Schine!<told newsmen that he is nov "just 'k private in the army." SchirTe said he has been treated just like any other soldier" since his transfer from Ft. Dix nearly .$ix«,,viijp ago lor..., eight weks o: basic training with a military p'6 lice 'training regiment. . Brig. Gen, L. W. :Truman, Third Army chief of staff, added in: a statement from his headquarter at Ft.' McPherson, Ga., that Schini "has had no preferential treatmen as long as he has been in the Third Army area,' "He is treated just like John Jones,"Truma n said. ...» ~ w ............. M ...£—........—.. refiuiaied uy Dime munu PCI viuu national total of $410i?35,000 was) Commissions, can not accumulate about 7% per cent,below President ca sh reserves sufficient to pay. for Eisenhower's' budget proposals. such expansion and therefore must borrow most of this money from investors," Curran said. '"To attract investors we must provide them with a reasonable rate of return on their money." Other company officials taking part in the meeting were J, C. Hamilton, Arkansas Louisiana vice president; W. M. Little, superintendent of distribution; John Taylor, assistant superintendent of the Pipeline Department, all of Shreveport, and George B. Tyler, manager of Ihe New Business Deparlment. Fred Gresham, Hope manager, presided. . Company employes from the following towns attended: Stamps, Prescott, Gurdon, Nashville, Ashdown, Mineral Springs, Washington, and Lewisville. Slayer Gef-s Sfay From Gov. Cherry LITTLE ROCK IJn:-w'Indian Bill Jenkins, convicted shotgun slayer of a. teen-aged girl, has won another reprieve from the Arkansas electric chair whjle his lawyers take their fight for .his; life to the U. S. Supreme Court, , Gov. Francis Cherry yesterday postponed Jenkins 1 ' scheduled execution from this morning to April 30. It was the fifth stay for the Choctaw Indian since 'he entered the death house last year. Cherry acted after U, S, Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark has re fused to grant a .stay, and Jenkins' chief attorney, 1 State Sen, Q. Byrum Hurst, petitioned the full court for a review p£ the case. The governor salij: an .official of the Supreme Covlrt JpU} him by telephone that the. cour.t would con sider the case on April §• Prevention of French Deal to Cost U.S. By LYLE C. WIUSON WASHINGTON (UP) — Evldenc was piling up today that the Amei ican taxpayer will dearly to prevent The Junior Class of Hope Presents "Father was a Hoi!5$wif<?" a 3-act comedy by Vera and Ken Tarpley High school auditorium Friday, March 12, 8 R. tru Characters Julie Butler Lurlene White a sixteen-year-old "sparkler" .."••. Doug Butler ' ••., : BJJly Wray her twin, a motorcycle fiend : ; ,'•' . Dr. Ann Butler ....: Diane Latshaw their mother, a successful M. D. ' Tom Butler .' '• • •• RirfHS Herndon their father, an unsuccessful sons writer ,/ Mrs, Hanson '..'. • '. : . JaneHe Yocom , a motherly neighbor Hank Steinqke J9 c fc Keck a salesman Warren Franfc Horton Doug's friend and likewise a cycle addict, Sergeant Lutzfllder Bu,d.dy Jackson a local police officer , , „ Mrs. Cranfleld' -- , Jwjy May an impatient patient , .1' • Mrs. Ames ' '. Patsy Cal&Qun a timid patient „ • „ ,. Pat Flanagan Sandra Robm the efficient nurse Mrs. Norns •••• the hig hschool principal's w*|e Miss Osborne , .., a business woman ' Cajy4o PePP e r - v •.-,«•••;•--,• ••"••!• ",< vv» * ' ,9 (W?o.^y , _/ ti £ Lewis...,-.; .s. v .i.s..,..« ;Atfn ,.,,..,...,.,...v., r • •* .,.''".'A * ^il^v^rf;* >^t^i|ihtS ..-«'r * ..T.& ¥ t-"r;f.at -<«*<-:• fts-^isriufesi U.S. Firm in Demands for Anti-Red Plan By DONALD J. GONZALES CARACAS, Venezuela (UP): — The United States stood firm today behind its demand for a clear- cut condemnation of communism in. th.e Western Hemisphere, ignoring, protests from Red-influenced Guatemala and "counsels of despair" from Argentina and MPX Committee Asks Rep on McCarthy's Senator Cries Bulletin E. E. Davis, member of a demolition squad now working In the old Southwestern Proving Ground, was seriously burned about 11:30 a. m. today when a 105 MM shell partially exploded. ' He suffered first degree burns about the face and a badly Injured hand. After-being treated at Julia Chester Hospital he was taken to the Army and Navy Hospital at,Hot Springs. Davis was with five others and engaged In dismounting the ,105 which had been fpqnd In a farmers field. Some part'of the shell, probably the detonator, went off without, setting off th,e main charge, ' ! " Capt. Kerwln, in $barge of the crew here, said If the whole shell had exploded It would have killed all six of them. Statehood Bill Linked by Senate WASHINGON Wl — The Senate voted 46-43 late yesterday to link ogether statehood hoes of Ha'wa er Knowland of Calforna abandoned hope of reachng agreement on anearly vote on the combined bll. He announced the statehood legislation would be laid aside today and possibly i early next week for other matters., Sen. Smathers (D- Fla), who apprised statehood'^ f9r either territory said he'knew, o£ "at least'10 senators w}io .want to. debate,-the v.nftf^&'jfuyy.-" v c^ f Opinion was"aIvuSed as to wheth-i er the combned bll wil .pass the Senate with both sides preceding Cohen Highly Controversial Subject By TED LEWIS JR. WASHINGTON (UP) — Roy M. Cohn, youthful chief counsel for the Senate Permanent Investig'at- ng subcommittee, today became almost as controversial as man who appointed him, Sen. seph R. McCarthy. Cohn, a' stocky 26-year-old New Yorker of medium height, joined the subcommittee Jan. 14, 1953. He soon attracted national attention when he made an Investigating tour of Europe with his subcommittee aide, David Schine.' European newspapers denounced the pair and Department official, 'who since resigned, labeled them -„ "t pair of junketeering gumshoes.',', Sen. A. S. Mike Monroney (D- Okla) later called them the '/Key stone cops." Cohn became embroiled In another major controversy today as the army iss.ued a report charging he tried to get favorable treatment for Schine who was drafted last fall. - , * Despite his youth, Cohn Is a veteran investigator and-an expert,o subversion. He was an assistant -U. S. .attorney in v "New York before McCarthy selected him as chief coua-; sel in, early 1953. While with;the Department of Justice, he 'pros^ cuted over 100 cases,; taking; an active tpart 'in the^ ^rcisecufions^Of WHUam. Remington,, Julius' ' ""-•* another close vote. In the' 46-43 vote, three Reub- ico. All have to pa France from negotiating an unsure peace or ap peasement in Indochina. The powers will meet in Genev next month with Red China pres ent to seek a political peace fo Korea. Next on the Geneva schec ule will be Indochina. U. S. Diplomats are convince that a negotiated peace in Indoch na now would lead to Communis domination of that vital area an surely, a further Red expansio in Asia. United States policy wi be, -the United Press was it formed;"^ 1. To avoid -a negotiated peac on any basis seeming now go be even remotely possible. 2. To keep-France in Indochina. 3. To help create a situation there which will encourage the natives to fight against communism, ' 4. To help sell the belated French independence offer to the people of the area. Officials familiar With the situation report that the French program for training native troops is a farce, The French, however, have rejected United States offers to do the training. There is powerful French sentiment for getting out of the Indo- Chinese war which is no more popular among Frenchmen than was the Korean 'war a.mong Americans, This pressure had great impact upon the recent Berlin conference of foreign minister which failed in.all of its major objectives but did cpme up with the Geneva con- Agri Dept. Having Some Fast Innings By OVID A. MARIN WASHINGTON .(/FT — Employes of the Department of Agriculture are getting the chance to run through a fast few inningsof baseball — sort of — during wording hours. It's all in the line of dutv, the duty to treat 'the public right over the telephone. Pressing for more polite and efficient telephone practices, the department ^is asking its, employes t ofill out 'questionnaires and score forms, all dressed up in baseball lingo. For example: Is Dopkes here the sort who pounces on the phono be fore it has a chance to ring a second time Then crack, whistle he has beat out a home run. Under the rules of the agriculture diamond, no slavish copy of thosi? prevailing in Yankee Stadium and elsewhere, he can rack up eight points for himself. On the other hand, those same rules deal harshly with double, or triple, plays: "Do you, instoad of transferring calls to others who might al*> pass the buck, get the information and call back" The unfortunate who cannot an- Continuefl pn P-age Two three Latin American tions contend the U. S. resolution now awaiting action by the 10th Inter-American conference here might be used as a pretext for American "intervention" in the af- lairs of nations south of the border. Guatemala has flatly rejected .e'U. S. plan, and Argentina and ''faygrs amendment of the of state John Foster resolution. ference plan, Soviet Russia's ready accept? Stbel Rosenberg, ^Frede neiA in'the grand jury investigations <oi Earl Browder, Owen Lattimqrel and the investigation " of alleged subversion among American • em 1 ployes at the United'Nations. The youthful investigator ,a bach elor, has an energetic mariner and takes an aggressive attitude ! ' ill the courtroom and ''at hearings, He has black hair and. Is a smart dresser. ' • ' The son of Justice Albert' Cohn of the Appelatq' Division of the Continued on PaBe 'inree Feels Increase in Debt Limit Now Justified By JOE HAH- , » , WASHINGTON UP',— Sen, Wil Hams (R-Del) said today Congress members >who back major ( cuts in, taxes this year should be will ing to support an equivalent in crease in the national debt limit. "We should make it very ,clea to the people," he said Jn an in terviow, "that any tax cult we are giving them must be paid foi by borrowed money,'* That is true, he said, because the Eisenhower administration has forecast a deficit of $3,200, 000,000 for cdrrent financla: year ending June 30 and $2,900, 000,000 for the next year. Williams came out against the 918 million dollars worth of,excise cuts incjuded in a bill passed oye) whelmingly by the House Wedneis day. The administration is fighting the cuts. All Around the Town •y Thf ttar tttff Mrs, ' . Gardner reminds thaFtoday'marks the 4?nd anpiveT- sary of the Girl Scouts of Amerigo, started by Juliette Low ... PirJ? Scout Week has been in progress since Monday and the theme is, •'Know Your Neighbor and Know Your Nation" , . , 3U local troop? are doing various things In ob?ei> vance and one troop is holding a , party-dance tonight at the Wttle to without v* -.y ««« 6 it United clear yesterday will ance oj the Geneva idea may have been motivated by belief that the Communists would hold most of the Qeneva trumps. The Communist position has been strengthened since the Berlin conference by increase*} French agitation for a negotiate,)} peace and some evidence that tlip British Jean that way. It is the American purpose to give tije, French all the material aid they can absorb in Indochina. Foreign AW Chief Hwolrt E. returned from Indochina ,ear- pn Hpuse. Chairman W. W. (Andy) Andrews announced, today that the re.ceot March of Pimes drive in Hemp' stead County tptaled a little over • official tittcThas been Internal Revenue Service but folks keep mailing returns to the Bureau of Internal Rev. enue >. • it boils down .to th,|s; the department wants you, to matt your money to the District Director of Internal Revenue, Wttle Bock , . meny folks the Jn,tfrnaji e,r»ue Service Is one ?ervlqe J coujd s. It tak a page ,„. with nine paragraphs for tlje 4epartrnent,to pu$ lew* that one little sentence, , / , . ', •• Gary Ande^sn of Fxdtpn, Wesley Hud(JlegJoi) of Hope jHl Beddie blankets (given to «F,8dwatJ^| senior footba e " L "~ %•$ ,*T^*> VH*. v**y ,s!ir l^UK?-^ ohn:o,;^||ffcl • ' . < ^/Jr^WiVi Lied,A< *« n, rtirr *.•*(«: .\ IA-*! ww&W Mcc«r dent Eli "ffUWlF ,TfX *^r t ff**v ?*!Wa*»i^er earljer M;MMl m<ygw*^&&

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