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Our Doily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Lights for Rest-Room But None for Exhibits in the Smithsonian When I was in Washington the first of the month I complained to a guard about the poor lighting in .the main building of the Smith- |fcsonian Institution and told him I was going to write a memo to congress when I got back home. T suppose there are a thousand questions more important right now than the matter of why our national museum is kept so dark that it is difficult enough to se. the exhibits, let alone try to take pictures of them. Nevertheless the question should be looked into. The guard to whom I complained said .nearly all the visilois squawked Wabout the poor lighting. The main Smithsonian building Is an ancient piece of architecture with poorly arranged windows to begin with, and its electric lights arc so feeble you can't make out the exhibits even in daytime. Over in the new building where the fossil remains of the great reptiles of antiquity are shown it is a different story. The new building has big windows and fine light- iSf^flK- Unfortunately most of the things people want to see first are in the old building — things like early automobiles, wood-burning locomotives, the original Wright airplane, and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis. Poor lighting isn't the normal thing in Washington. What the Smithsonian is suffering from is simple neglect. Ironically enough, the .only spot in the old building that is brilliant- lighted is the men's rest room. I suppose the plumbing of the venerable structure finally gave out, and while the authorities were putting in new plumbing they added modern lights — in this one room. It's a bizarre experience, walking out of a 20th century lavatory into the darkness of the Smithsonian's enchanted aisles. I'll send this piece on to Washington,.with another copy to the Smith- .siman institution for that guard talked so frankly when I complained-. Star WfiATHfift/dRe Ark*ft*as ** tttisiy \ afternoon with tocSl tii the ftorthwesf. Sh thunderstorrhs, ^ief day " Experiment-f*-'"'-' v ' 3 24-hour-perlod J_._... •Thursday, «l|h t T6?, 55TH YEAR: VOL. 55 — NO. 129 Hat a HoM W*, ffM* CeniofldAtM JM. II, 1»2» HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1954 'M»Wb«r: iM AMoelattd Pr*u fc Audit •ur*au *f €lM«t*tl«M A*. N*t frdM Orel. « Mot. thdinfl S*pt. 10, 1«J •» M4« \ NEW YORK (,11A cryptic State (^Department waining that Puerto Rie«n Nationalist 1 ; planned to" kill "important" persons .-^-including Henry Cabot Lodge, tl.S. ambassador to the United Nations—sent 200 extra city police on special guard duty early today. Although Lodge was the only person named in the .emergency order, officers wore rushed to residences of prominent national state and local officials. i~ Thn Ftll had no comment on the *~ v filci t Fui Ihoi infoimation from the Stale Department was no immediately available . Lodge,, who stays at the Waldorf- Astoria Towers, reportedly retired shortly before midnight. Gov. Thomas E. 1 Dewey, in town for the St. Patrick's Day parade, reportedly left his Roosevelt Hotel apartment late last night for his farm'home in Pawling, N. Y. Special protection was given |0Sch. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass), stopping at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The guard at Gracie Mansion, upper Eastside official home 01 Mayor Robert F. Wagner, was increased, The homes of several fedora! judges and other officials got spe- •cial protection on the strength of supplementary police orders deal- ins with public officials residing Jen Manhattan's West Side.••Among them is Re. Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. (D-Lib-NY). The shooting of five congressmen on the floor of the House in Washington move than two weeks ago touched off an intensive hunt here for fanatic Puerto Rican Nationalists. By JOHN CHADWlCK CHICAGO, (Oft — Sen. McCarthy R-Wis) today challenged critics of his Red-hunting methods — from President Eisenhower down •— to name any Communists they have exposed. The controversial chairman ot he Senate investigations subcommittee, cheered on by a St. Patnck'e Day dinner gathering ast night pledged a no-quarter Ight to dig out "Communist traitors." IDLE — SS American Attorney sits Idle after longshoremen In Philadelphia staged 24-hour sympathy walkout In support of New York strike. Paper-reatilrtg dock worker and closed pier gates show extent walkout paralyzed Port of Philadelphia. — NEA'Telephoto , Accuses 3 R&D Officials of Padding Expense By WILLIAM W. HUGHES LITTL'E ROCK, (UP) —A legis- laive anudit committee report today accused thre officials of the State Resources and Development commission of padding their expense acounts and on of .listing motels that apparently were non-existent. The report prepard by Chief Auditor Orvel Johnson, said that Commission Director Arthur Emmerling's expense accounts contained insufficient information on ?943.63 so that none of the amount could be verified. On the accounts of Industrial F. M. Sparling, the report said 'not .enough information was'^ivr en 'on -$716.44 that any bt'lf'coulij be verified." A total of $611.09 to former Commission Director Charles P. Bowers for 'travel express could not be verified. The report was submitted to the legislative audit committee at its regular meeting here today. A total of $1,477.82 in Emmrl- ing's expense accounts, $1,524 paid to Sparling, and $982.63 paid to Bowers was analyzed. Regarding Emmerling's . accounts, the report said: "The date, hotel room number, and rate per day was stated for a total of $69.50, for a total of 13 days for % hotel rooms and a total of $213.14 was reported far meals and other expenses of. the trips. Of the $69.50 rpbrtd paid for ho- tl rooms, $43.82 for seven days was vertified A total of $12.68 for three days was reported by on hotel as having no record of res- tration, and two .replies for a total of $13 for three days have not been received." Bowers accounts were described as listing motels which are "un> Known." * Meeting Set for Saturday The annual meeting o£ the Hemp- steam County Formers Assn. will be held Saturday, March 20. Members are asked to come by the store and register Saturday morning. fc Speakei will be Di. Bob John-5 son, Animal Food Dietitian of the MFA Mills. The meeting will be at the Court House and after the main speech by Dr. Johnson there will be a business meeting and new officers elected. There will be door prizes and a benefit wil be reld at the court house after the meeting, Pieieued stockholders a'x urged to pick up their interest checks at the store. Meeting Changed Sardis Union Chuich, Hope and Patmos road, will hold its regular Baptist meeting day the third Sunday alteinoon in eacl}, month ixom now on, it was> announced by the Rev. A C Kirby, pastor. This Change makes i* posible for me« to att0nd a millenary Woman Falls From Boat, Drowns POCAHONTAS (fl>) — Mrs. Ruth v. Oakes 37, in Walnut Ridge drowned near here yesterday when she toppled out of a boat while fishing alone. Coroner Gardner McNabb said Mrs. Oakes, wife of Lon Oakes Jr., suffered from a heart condition. The body was recovered from * •""*'•• / * t t vr i v ' ~ j,<V" , » WILL STEP DOWN — Reporters take notes as Sen. Karl Mundt, left, and Sen." Joseph McCarthy announce decision in Washington of Senate Investigating Subcommittee to hire special staff and hold public hearings on Army charges against its chief counsel, Roy M. Cohn. McCarthy will step down temporarily as chairman while Sen. Mundt conducts investigation. — NEA Telephoto Named tp Public Information Group LITTLE ROCK '— Lewis J. Johnson of Fayetteville was named to the public information' committee of the Arkansa* Highway Users Conference at its spring meeting here yesterday. The conference resolved that Arkansas schools should conduct compulsory driver e d ucation courses to reduce highway acci : dents, 5 Israeli Probes Reported Killings TEL AVIV, Isral, Wl investigators and U.N. the Gas Plant Lake last night. She also is survived by a 10- year-old son. — Israeli observeis today piobed the reported Negev Desert massacie of 11 Jews by ^ gang of Arabs yesterday on the road to Beersheba. , An Israeli army spokesman said investigation showed the unidentified attackers came from te direction of the Jordan border 12 miles to the east. The Israel government filed ati . official complaint tp the U. N.-spon- jspi;ed Israel-Jordan Mixed Armistice Commission .set up to sup- ervice the cease-fire line between 1 this country and her Arab neigh- Bulletin: NEW ORLEANS.-! 1 ) — The. U. S. Weather Bureau Issued the following severe weather warning today: "A few tornadoes are expected in area 50 miles southeast east of McAlester, Okla., to Pine Bluff, Ark., to Monroe, La., to Tyler, Tex. Scattered, locally severe thunderstorms also are expected in the area 50 miles •southeast McAlester, Okla., to Topeka, Kan., to Klrksvllle, Mo., to Walnut Ridge, Ark., to "Pine Bluff, Ark." The Weater Bureau said the warning would be In effect from'3 p. m. to 9 p. m. Conner Owed $15,00(^0 em GOPs Have Votes to Spike Tax Cut Drive By CHARLES P. BARRETT WASHINTON (/P) — Mouse Republican apparently held a slim and shifting margin of votes today against a Democratic drive for an V¥11UU1115) UIUB wvwe additional $2,400,000 anndal in- and Franklin Beaty. rome tax rut. Key Democrats conceedlng thej odds were now against them planned a last-ditch fight for their proposal -to increase income tax exemptions for each taxpayer and each dependent by $100. They ar battlingt o. tack that proposal onto a general tax revision bill now before the House The bill would overhaul almost all tax laws and provide $1,397,000,000 Emmet Juniors to Stage Play Friday Night "Where's Grandma?" That's a question that will be answered when the Junior Class of Emmet High School stages its annual play At that title Friday night, March 1&, at 8 o'clock in the school auditor* ium. The cast includes: Lily Dougan, Jane Dougan, Amanda Fee, Mary Lou Stevens, Phyllis Cole, Cloyce Williams, Ottis Otwell, Joe Watson, in revenue cuts next year through many more libra! deductions for businsss and individuals. Republican leaders stuck firmly to a prediction that the move Continued on Page Two Says McCarthy Revives Hate, Religion TROY, N. Y. Stephen A, Simittgtott .evidence A jury woman SimJngtdn men't ah with a $185,000 Stio'r Bank oi/'ttj^ir"' At the &$& considered " testi a to LITTLE ROCK — An audit of accounts of O. Tillar Conner in- d cated that he owned a Gurdon water and sewer improvement district $^5,974.7 in unauthorized checks Vhen he and his family perished^ in a fire last November. Cermet', unbounded secretary of ^ j improvement district, had drawn '27 unauthorided checks ranging Jtrom $30 to $1,25 from district ', accounts frgm May, 1952 to October, ,1953, the audit reported. ( Repayment of the amount has been made by Conner's estate, sa!f^ th'^ audit which was con- ti,({4ted "'by the Municipal Audit fi|iVrsidn/,of the State Finance De- artoferitl the audit report 'North- "Arkansas * at torney who spid he didn't know Conner and did not hold 'district securities was named as payee on 13 of the checks. - Tackett May Be Candidate, He Hints LITTLE ROCK, (UP) — Former Rep. Boyd Tackett today said he "may have something to say" next week about the possibility of his running against Qfav. Frances Cherry this summer. Tackelt, a Texarkana attorney, has been rumored as a possible candidate, along with lormer state Highway Chairman O'fval Faubus and Jim Snoddy, Gov. Cherry's ex- executive secretary. Snoddy recently was quoted as saying he would not run if Tackett decided to make the ra'ce*- ' \ Many Brash Americans Fear New Social Adventures for Fear Theyll Break the Rules By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (m — Taking a pleasure cruise is to many people almost as much of a mental hazard as learning to dance, They like the idea, they think it would be fun, but they are a bit afraid of it, for fear they will do something that will make them look foolish, It is amazing in a supposedly brash country like America how many shy people duck new social adventures for fear they'll break an unknown etigueUe rule, On one recent cruise a bashful girl ha.d her meals alone in her cabin for several days because she was terufied at the thought she rmght use the wrong fork or 'Spoon in the public dining joom and be secietly lediculed. An older woman paasepger, sensing the situation, ivadually drew her out of b, shell and the girj end,ed UP by having, as they say, a wonderful time, A ship is a strange new world, but the rules of life Abroad it aie the same as those in ordinary use ashore. , % After returning from an 18-dny cruis,e to the West Indies, I'm convinced the only two mistakes you can make on such a''trap are: To fail to have tun; ior Jp^ump overboard. The first ru}e on. a cruise is •relax. Nobody is scoring' your er- ~ $ji$ jso.ooo to [{-.isn't aboard, pi , f f ind your rors, The one that Emily But suppose you. self with a poised. $8te Jn. your fist just as everybp4y ejs| attacks the course at hand ^JJ^tdWW- There pre" at least fpWMtsMejW ways to solve the 1. Claim you "j Expects U.S. to Help Buy Red Support By PRESTON GROVER PQARIS, itfl — Despite the stern words coming from Washington, France hopes and expects that at the Geneva conference next month the nited Stales will help buy Chinese Communists support to end the Indochinese war. If that U, SV help isn't forthcoming, some Frennh officials say, the result might'well be a new French government that would turn its back en American plans for defending Europe —particularly the proposed European army. The French know they have nothing to offer that China wants seriously. French recongition of Peipering woudn't ripple a Communist hair. What China will want, France expects, is some inducement that will justify Peiping's joining in a five-power pact to zring peace in Indochina. Just any sort of end of the war won't do. In French eyes, a, deal must be worked out which will per* mit France to stay in Indochina long enough to assure thai the French-sponsored giverhments of Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia won't collapse or be taken over by the Communists. Four Local Boys Enlist in U. S. , Marine Corps The following men from Hope enlisted In the Maiine Corps March 10. John G, Keck, son of Mr. and Mis. John V. Keck of Rt. 2 Hope. Jessee M. Duke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold P. Duke. 1808 S. Main St. Hope. Richard R. Chism. son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Chism, 001 S. Mos es St. Hope. Elhs V. Rothwell, son of Mr. and Mrs, Hanson Rothwell. 609 N- Main Atomic Jam Broken,Sees Bigger Things By RUSSELL BRINES WASHINGTON, W) — Rep. Van Zandt (R-Pa. said today American scientists have broken through a logjam in the development of hydrogen and atomic power, and ttyat the achievement points to accelerated development of! both weapons and civilian' power. He gave no details. His prediction followed these disclosures: 1. Members of the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee confirmed that a preliminary hydro' ge n explosion March 1 in the Pacific*was three orfou r times heavier than scientists expected. Van Zandt estimated its power at 600 times that of the Horoshima atom bomb, the first one used in warfare. 2. Informed sources who declined to be named said the United States now is stockpiling hydrogen bombs that could be delivered any where in the world. This follower! a statement by Rep. W. Sterling 'le (R-NY) Tuesday night that this country has a deliverable hydrogen bomb. President Eisenhower asked at his news conference about Cole's statement,, resrv?d comment untily next week. Cole is chairman of the Senate-House AtOr rmc Eneergy Committee, and Van Zandt Is a member. 3. Military officials gave an Atomic Energy subcommittee yesterday what members called a "highly optimistic" review of developments in atomic energy for such no'n weapons puiposes as propelling ships and aircrafts. It was after this meeting that Van Zandt said in an interview that an unspecified logjam has been broken and rapid progress is prospe.pv Hope. , - graduated frpm Hope High Schft&J last year. They were sent tq San Piegp, Calif, for basic training. A, , Recruiter will be al the ppst pfftce building, Hope, T,wesd,ay Majrch, £3, from. IQ^, m Girl Falls 175 tt '*' •«* MT. 'RAINIER PARK, Wash., Wl *Af •* * " d N A T*fe.O N"A L A schoolgirl walking along a parapet overlook ing a waterfall slipped and 'fell 175 feet onto an icy mound here yesterday but survived and is expecteS to recover. Dolores Van F Pa,rys, '17, of Seattle and another girl'^vere returning from viewing Nprada Falls when she slipped on ' the icy pathway, alid 30 feet down the parapet side and plunged to the stream bank below, ' Frank T. Hirst assist chief ranger who aided' in the hour-long rescue effort which brought the girl to a waiting ambulance, said she struck the ipe mound a glancing blow, sliding down ,'its sides into ice and snow in the creek bed. _ Her clothing was, , torn to shreds, •> « She was still conscious when rescuers reaqhed her but could only mumble "Pick m,e up, pick me up" and "Please get me out of hare." She was taken, to a hospital at Mortan, where a doctor said she is suffering ' frprn a brain concussion, a fractured neck vertebrae and internal injuries. Mitchell, Democratic national chairman says "a group of political extremists" in the United States is deliberately t overemphasizing the internal menace of com* mUnism to gain political and business advantage. What these extremists are try-' ing to do," Mitchell said last night, "is to convert the fear artd hatred that Americans feel for Communism into fear and hatreff of oth^r Americans'' ' ^ Without naming him, Mitche referred obviously and repeatedly to Sen. McCarthy, (R-Wis) and to his supporters, t particularly with reference to what Mitchell 'called a "revival of religious prejudice" against the roman Catholic Church; Mitchell, identifying himself u as a Roman Catholic, said he regretted ''that many non-Catholics'have come to feel that my co-religionists are in the forefront of those who would sacrifice methods to''.ob- jectives." ' ' ^-V^ The Democratic leader •' declared that the , Rev. Robert' J.\McCracken, speaking ,_ at 'Riverside Protestant Church in New, * ''!X^F|t City, "reminded us; that the^rripst, rioted among' out antl-Com'muuJst cruasdej-s* is a "me'mb'er • ' of'^f al church 'that 1 'has never Idisav'owed .the inoXsitlpn, that' make* sa/piilch,' of censofsh'ip that insists • ~ *—-" fornil V$i?§teei</* _, T ^, , "and 'may" I say- that l> personally 'resent the transfer ,* e>f t his reputatipn 'tp that of my Church. 1 ' • McCarthy Is-a Roman Catholic, \ Citing reports jJyl'Atty.: Gen', Brownell and FBI Director^,J,', Edt gar Hoover, 'the Democratic lea<}i er submitted'that "the penetration In this country's government « "'" other institutions. . ,1s no now.' either deep or serious." r when ,sfo enough it. The" , , Jk T neW 1 Seat opening,'s trial thftt. bezzlcd tfWOpi Ni8£$S DlerkS' fKV-'-^ 1 ^"***^^ tb wvttqs of. ,M Stuttgart Against Service Reduction WASHINGTON y» — Stuttgart, Ark., wants to intervene in the application of Trans-Texas Air. ways f OK renewal of its certificate. Trans - Texas has announced plans ,tp reduce its service to the city. In applying to the Civil Aeronautics ppard, for authority to intervene, V? Y,' DIES IN FIRE NORTH LITTLE ROCK —A 76-year-old Negro woman, Mrs, Dora Gariett, perished when fire destroyed three small houses here early this morning. North Little Rock police said occupants of the other houses es* caped injury. Mrs. Garrett lived alone. **-0,0/00$ f * WI/KV .1 vvi'iiS" Escaped Panther Really Hadn't LOS ' ANGELES, Caljt- — A "missing black VantherJV Which 'had police and- qitlzehs; of Los Angeles in > ai'dlth.er.' for.^f two days while! It was"report" ed prowling city streets,»'snpozed;; peacefully In Its 4ocke4,'ca" '" toSay, where it was- nu ., time. ' ,' i f , f Wayne Rpber^s. who tPld police Monday the HO-poUtid' jungle cat and other animals' had < escaped from his, 1 father's car-" nival here, admitted last night t the whole thing was 9, *'mistake." " ; The Los Angeles cookie salesman told officers his father, Sky Roberts, telephoned from Phpenix Ariz, yesterday that the panther had npt escaped and that he just leamed of the repprt it got out of its cage in Los Angeles, Police said . no charges would be filed against younge Roberts because they fcellemed his; report was epi 1 'honest mistake." All Aroujnd the Town By Th, $Ur Sonny Giiffm's knee was again' njured last night in a fall in the ''ovrest City game, keeping him out of the final half . • , however, they are working on it today and he will jlay tonight, Mrs, Louise Griffin, lis mother, telephoned this morn, ng . , . the Bobcats have returned in some fine ball, playing their way to the quarterfinal* gsme tonight against a strong SherWwn five n order to take the will hava to wi» three n»or« into'the line the street ... its a,violation pf th,e w ar»d Police intend to "en^oycp $ , Hqpe's Roundup qiul? n»eets tq. night at the Coliseum, re will be served and tl\e' game will pe b will carry tt»e fonlght pt 8:5Q, games .., L. Rettig Nash Motors Sl4 Rogers Bulcfc Agency will, Jp,ca,|{pns and a,rp now in the cess of moving •«-"— ed to get rid. tep Rettig agency agency The annual C«h'Se,flWt |ng -contest w»U be^e^ a Airport site »t ^'Pt,^ March ?1. 11' "t >'' of Eise'r l * *"T reVise m ty* SPB8{| ' It 3 of ai fcflj progr^ l&M Mr. wd, Mr? % «ppe, Jtias bc

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