Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 20, 1954 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Our Daily Bread Sfostd thte by Th« uAf*x. H. Wtthbu Don't Blame Red Crosi for f kiflki Chargeable to the Government Red Cross donations for Hempstead county reported in the lists fiven The Star through Thursday, March 18, total $3,079, which is efinitely shdrt of the $5,000 quota cquired to reopen . the county. office formerly maintained here. : : Some of the canvassers say"they are encountering opposition from former service men, who have first one "beef" -or anpther against Wartime incidents fpr which they hold the Red Cross responsible. As a service man myself in World War I, I know, and every veteran knows, that "gripes" are .^nhcrent to a soldier's life, *™ But tho armed services spell "government," not Red Cross. And the purpose of this editorial is to give you, the, straight facts about Servicemen' and the Red Cross. Maybe we can show you how an organization which has to live in almost, daily contact with government and the armed forces which .are-controlled by government, as the Red Cross does, is inevitably 'the' target- for misunderstanding mr\d •'• criticism. 'First let us take a case right here in Hope. For family reasons it was advisable to try to get a soldier ncaring the end of his tour of "duty but of service, a little early,-. Applications like this;are .passed upon . by tho Red CrpSs. But the military requires a flock of aff i- 'davits from neighbors, duly typed put 'and notarized—and because the B«id Cross sits in judgement on the ijnatter it is. prohibited by law from Slaving -anything whatever to' do With the' preparation of the papers. •'. TheVefore the family goes to a lawyer or a notary or a public stenographer' and has the papers Prepared,'and is charged perhaps $10. The papers are then passed 6n' by the -R^ed Cross and forwarded free'to the military.' ^Promptly, of course, word gets out .that the $10 fee was a Red Cros Kf'Charge." Anyone who has ever d6hc. business with;: the federal government knows ' differently. Every service man knows the Volume 'of paper wqrk required by the military in discharging a sol-' dier. And w'hen you aren't on Hit- government payroll and are trying to persuade the government to do something you have to pay something for that paper werk yourself. In this instance the Red Cross is blamed for a "charge" that |tracesvi«baclj. to the government— ' ?s you might have,, siisp.ectc.d, '•So wide-spread are - the'/.thoughtless stories being circulated by ex- service ; mdn that the National Red Cross has had to get out a special manual answering specific un- trUths. Here is a summary of some of flic GI statements ami the Red CVbs's' reply: v ; : .'•'•.jSucstiph':". '. Did 'tho./.Bed Cross charge servicemen for fbod and jt: lodging in chibs and hotels 'during *-' World; War. II? : : '•'•Answer: Yes. Allied' soldiers,: whosS '• pay. scale was far below that of ,the, Americans, %ere required' ,to 'pay- in their Clubs and : Canteens. For-this reason t 1 !* mill- ,t>ry>.. authorities decided, that it . would: be more equitable to charge, American servicemen for similar; Sjiefvices., k Under instructions from thsi".1War •;^Department, ; the Red ; j,> r.Qr.pss, :•, established ,. a belPW-cPSt 'si ^charge : ih Off-post clubs/and hotels. Question: Does the* Red Crpss ever charge for cigarettes marked -"Gift of the American Red'Cross"? ./Answer: No. There-aire, only two definitely known instances of illegal sale of Red Cross cigarettes that involved Red Crpss "employes. Both employes were tried for the offense and dismissed from service. Question: Red Cross never did t«| anything for me; or. Red. Cross ™ wouldn't give me a loan; , Answer: Many, servicemen never have, need of Red Cross 'Services, Red Cross loans or grants - to servicemen are made only to meet emergency needs that cari not be jjjet thrpugh the men's pwn resources. Obviously the R,ed. Cross can not attempt to lepdvinpney to every.servicemen who find? himself out.p'f funds, ., ' 4tt .,.'. There's the story of the GI gripes' •U-and who hasn't griped plenty while enduring the tedium of military service?^ But now the service* men are back home, civilians among pther civilians, and equally responsible with them fpr the maintenance-of the Red Cross and its facilities for meeting relief need in time of natural disaster/ . -1 saw Dierks a coUplf of hours after a tornado went thr'p^gji. Back in 1987 I saw the ; town'of'; Strong, in Union county,, afespliiiely des- trpyed. And all pf you recall the terrible pictures of the destruction in tornadp-torn'Judspnier ; : / The Red Cross .was on the JPb in every one pf those disasters, and in a matter of a few hpur's, How long do ypu think it would take government to get going on the same relief job? The question I am asking Is, What's a soldier's gripe worth? Is if worth destroying the National "~ed Cross? » What will y9U put irt Us place- to take care of the people in, future storms and floods? If you have any humility about ypu at all you wjjJl ponies? ypu dpn't know- And when ypu don't knqw It Is a' good tijne tp JpqK \»p it tPday's '-'—,, w,pn§er afeOMJ t«jTE\p.rfqw, 3^4 •jriake a. cJwUw to tll <5 , Md., ". Twisted pieces of wreckage and parachute- draped bodies today Uttered a nearby cornfield where a big Air Force plane crashed in flames last night, killing all 18 aboard. The plane, a twin-engined C119 which had left Boiling Air Forde Base a few minutes earlier, was seen ablaze in the air moments before it plunged to earth on a farm 19 miles south of Annapolis. It grazed the edge cf a wooded area just off Maryland Route 2 and exploded at or shortly before the crash, scattering its victims oye rseveral acres of the rain-soaked rm. A spokesman at the airbase said 12. passengers and six crewmen, were aboard when . the: ship took off at 10:12 p. m..A watch found at the scene' had stopped , at 10:29, The Boiling ; Public . Information Office indicated it would be late today befpre identities of the victims were made 'known. First there was the grinvtask of identifying the bodies. .Then relatives had to be notified. An official said the .plane, belonging to th 774th Troop Carrier Squadron based at Ardmore, Okla., had stopped at Boiling to refuel on a routine flight from Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., to Mitchell Field, N. Y. Virtually all the victims appeared to have been U. S. military personnel. Pieces of sailors' "Uniforms were found on the fringes of the crash scene. There was also a sleeve bearing the chevrons of a Marine corporal. A detachment of sailors and Marines from the U. S. Naval-Academy at Annapolis, stood guard over the are as a group of investigators from , AdnrewS Air,; Forcp Base, .Md., examined .the wreckage for-clue to the cause of the tragedy. Star ^S WSAf H6R FbftS 55tH YEAR: VOL. 55 - NO. 1 3 1 ftftJT HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 1954 **. »M NW l>rii< & Audit 18 Killed in Senate Brews Over | Tax Proposal By JOE HALl; WASHINGTON —Sen. Byrd (p T Va) called today for a fight on pending proposals .for excise tax cuts, saying they give the buyers of luxuries a better' break than those whose purchases are necessities. But other senators predicted the Senate woule pass the pending excise tax bill substantially in the form it was approved yesterday by the Senate Finance Committee. It appeared likely the fight expected next week on the Senate floor will be on efforts to defeat further.'; cuts rather than rescind those already written in. The House wrote into the excise tax measure reductions that would add up to 912 million dollars loss in anticipated revenue. The Senate Finance Committee eliminated some of these reductions, but added more of its own, increasing the expected revenue loss to 92 million. ; Most of the Increase is accounted for by a proposal to end all admission taxes on mivie tickets costing, less than 60 cents. The House had provided merely for half ing the. tax on entertainment admissions. There appeared to be overwhelming sentiment in the Senate for the cuts. Chairman Millikin (R-Colo) of the finance committee predicted the • Senate would go along with its action, although Byrd, a conv mitte member and an advocate of balancing the budget before making major tax cuts, said thre would be a floor fight on the excise reductions. They gave their opinions in separate interviews. Another finance com mlttee member (R-Utah), said last night he expects theSenate will make no substantial changes in the bill. Appearing on the CBS radio program "Capitol Cloakroom," Bennett called attention to the portion of the bill that would extend some excise taxes beyond their scheduled expiration date, April 1. "We can do more damage to business as a whole if we push the whple tax bill past the deadline and therefore have r»p excise taxes, in effect, pn the s morning pf April I, than will be tne case if some people aren't completely satisfied with what they get," he said. Whatever the final cut, the loss will have to be added to the $3,900,000,000 deficit for the new financial year already fprecast by President Eisenhower. The administration' is opposing the excise reduction for this reason, but has not given signs of making an alt-out fight on the issue. &si»S5»?i»S«f-Sf*f««s^y«w.« a *»* w *- : - : ™-™ ...................... w • i o nt inTo the'sSto reach the sheep while his compamo^holds his legs,, .They found the sheep half frozen, but alrve,_ ..... an SAN FRANCISCO, !(fl: — "Prince Onaga of the Watsuifin;.the Belgian Congo"-5t?ir; of ^ ' five-year song- and-dahce 'haox ,and of television show and a movie —; ,turns out to be'plain Fred liYllliarn? ofOEast St. Louis.' But 'Fred-- iS-jagairist whom .no charges were filed —refuses to Abdicate.. * " •"_'-,',><>''''•. "' " "I think a black face should be somebody," the middle-aged son of a laborer said today. Besides, before he .and his wife donned their regal robes, they often wei^e hungry. Then he discovered it's so much easier for a royal dance team to find work than for two ordinary dahcers, home'towns, EaSt St. Louis and Los Angeles. His wife is the former J&argaret Cabelle of Los Angeles. ' • He insisted ' he Still be called prince. Anci his chief worry was; What will hanperi, at'the box office at Marines Memorial Auditorium here April 5. • Oh .that ,date he and his.wife were scheduled for a recital of African fork songs and dances. t "'',•" \ ""• Fred needn't have worried: that appearance'was canceled. ! "It was a bit unfair'of the immigration people' to reveal this noW just before our- concert," complained Fred, er—the prince. VThey might have waited just a little, I haven't passed any bad checks, or hurt anyone. The people have got their money's worth from our shows." The people have been seeing Fred and his wife on tours of the United States and Canada. , .on Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town and other televisions shows-,',,-.in the movie "King Solomon's Mirjes", ..at opera and ballet,first nights. Williams was exppsed because the Belgian consul general couldn't understand why a Watusi prince who'd been quite a celebrity here for days hadn't made an •official call. He queried, the immigration office. Williams told all tp immigration officials — later to newspen. It isn't true, he emphasized, that he has 50 to 70 Wives only one, Margaret. ...... He added; "Princehopd was conferred pn me by a secret cult of Africans in New York." He refused to name the cult, but said ( he took the oath inra sacred ceremony in which "my blood mingled with the ze? bral's 'tail. ""I truly believe I, had helped cempnt relations between the J3eU gian Congo and the United States. "In all-my social contacts with the very best minds and with the masses I have explained how the government is pouring millions into the education of the African natives and how communism is a very ghastly thing for any civilized pee- pies." ment." But Paul Croach; testified to'the Senate Internal Security S ubcbm- mittee that' his personal contact with Mrs. Durr had been by -mail and at one brief meeting of the Southern .Conference for Human Welfare. Mrs. Durr, whose husband is a former Federal C o m munications Commission member, refused to answer committee questions because they would not let her read a statement. She answered only tw 'o questions "No," was the answer when she was asked if she was now or had ever been a member of the Communist. Party, or. had ever been under Communist discipline, , Her answer to question after question ,was "I stand mute." Mrs. Durr's attorney stated her "legal objections to the proceedings." Former .„. Resident Dies Mrs. Penver , day at her home , wa,s the former % Hope. The ba4y here • • wjy s 'b,e died Fri- She of Relative of Justice Is Accused NEW ORLEANS (ffl — A former southern Communist' organizer ' tp- day 'accused Mrs. Clifford Durr. of Montgomery,, Ala,; of using her position as sister-in-law of Justice Hugo Black of 'the U. S, Supreme Court "to foster' Communism'; in Key to Army's New Look Plan By B£LL Showers Break for Forest Rangers , LITTLE HOCK' (ffl— Light showers that fell throughout the state last night alowed weary fire fight ers to take a dneeded rest today from fighting forest fires. Only 24 fires were recorded in the state's, forests yesterday, compared to 100 or more every day for the past two weeks. About 1,048 acres of timber, mostly in north Arkansas, was damaged by yesterdays fires. Jim Talley, fire chief of the state Forestry Department, said the rains "will hold us for a day or two," and added that, "Things look a little better now." Since the first of this year, Arkansas has lost more than 70,000 acres of timber to fires. Thats 6,000 more than were burned over during all of last year. WA^HINGTOtt UP) Secretary of State Dulles says selectivity in terms of weapons, 'time and places to —7-— is the key to President Eisenhower's "new look" military program. . .: i The'secretary of state* testifying yestenday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, also put Into focus his ideas about presi* dential powers to take the country into war without prior action by Congress. Dulles said, in effect: 1. • The President has the irght under the Constitution to act "in the interests of the. United Staes." .2. '[iHow he shall act in an emer- gencyj ,is a matter for his judgment^ and in deciding he may take into-'account the fact that there are'treaties, like the North Atlantic Paci? /and the Inter-American Defense-Treaty, which set up Special ; relationships between the United; States and other countries. 3. ..Congress would be consulted if there were, time. ' 4."'In any case, Congress, the public and the President are likely to be'in agreement on any defense actiomtaken. 5. "The heart of the thing is that we can' make aggression so expensive to the aggressor that' it wouldvhot be worth while." •After the three-hour question and answSr session in which Dulles participated, Sen. Mansfield (D- Mpnti'Avho did much of the ques- tioniiig," said he was still confused aboujr'the policy ,of "massive re- taliafiori;" mentioned earlier by Dulled 'and other administration spokesmen as a key point in the nation's; new military planning. But Sen. Capehart (R-Ind) s?id he- bllieved he could describe the .....3 retaliation" policy, lat's wrong with you or the Unit^of States saying to Russia that "if TOU injured or threaten to in- juceJBS, we'll- hit ypu wittueyery* thing '.we' -have" • Dulles replied,that he had "used a few more words than you did, senator;!', j "\vhy" Capehart asked. I "I'm secretary of state and you're a senator,"' Dulles replied with a i smile. The-''secretary agreed with one of his questioners that Allies would be consulted before targets ' for massive retaliation were picked, His explanation of the President's 'discretionary power" was applauded :as "very heartening"' last night by Lester B. Pearson, Canadian minister of external affairs, who had said in a speech here Monday that his government and other North Atlantic Pact Allies must be consulted before the United State decides to retaliate against any ioe. Pearson said in Chicago Dulles' statement was "what we had hoped we would hear." ' "Of course," he continued, "we knew that if there is an attack on the United States, there are not going to be any consultations. But we had always believed that Mr, Dulles meant in the first place, that there would be consultations , . . . if. a situation arose involving the North Atlantic Treaty," Income Tax Filing Rush Not Necessary "Last minute crowds OH iaxpa ers were again heavy in the several days preceding the March 15 Federal income tax deadline, R. D. Henry, Internal Revenue Service, Hope stated today.' ' ' "Mr. Henry mentioned, that District Director Olin S." Gfpdw^rif tb'ad previously pointed put-'th'at there Man Jailed for ^ Alleged Swindle PARAGOULD, W) — A Blythevil- Je man, identified by Sheriff William Bervyma 11 as Barney Payne, has been arrested fpr questioning in an -alleged money-making machine hwindle. Deputy Sheriff Bill Hyde said here that Payne is believed to be a confidence man who bilked a Trammelville merchant of $3,000 earlier this year. The merchant, 42-year-old Woodrow Kelly, told police that a slick talking man had demonstrated a machine th»t would make $5 bills put fiT^f! 5 , bills. Duing the dem- Kelly , Archer mjm 4en\onstrst}pn, identified as pt Senate, Mo., (< 1 J, ^ I 1,1 i'ftj Unemployment Continues to Mount By FREP S. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON W Unemployment has continued to mount, the L 4 abor> Department says, and by mid-Mareh was being flet in almost all the nation's major inuds- trlal areas. In a report issued yesterday, the department's Burueau of Employment Security (BBS) said it found that joblessness had spread by from the auto, farm machinery! aircraft and household appliance manufacturing fields to a "wide r9nge of industries" such as basic •-/steel, textiles, shipbujld* ing, electronics and electrical equipment, BES said, however, there were signs the increase in joblessness had slowed down and reported a slight drop early in March in insured unemployment. March was designed by President Ejsenhewcr as an unemploy-i ment therraomenter. H? told a news conference Fet>. 16 that an up. swing in employment generally is noted Jn, Marph, If thif ' should fail to develop th" the Present added/ the ment mij{l}jj Jaave >f«'!? MPWP3M* d^pt^/fj^,^' Ust/MM^ty. QlghJ W.-Wi went te JL| Pi ->.^"iX% - ,. ..entryjJu,"'^ PORTCY Pokkeft-GrandCChampion _..,.__, 4 , a Sturgis, Mich,, livestock show, overshadows owner Walter-Timm t " of Mendon, Mich. Scaling ?15 pounds, the winner was, sold at "'N <fe<l3 OR nat* ^tirk^i*n^iitntc*Vi4> ' ^ ' ** > \ n : t $33,25 per hundredweight ees in each Revenue office in his District whd were ,cpmpelled to devote their entire' time to assisting last minute taxpayers while their workloads of'Other types increased daily. j » Mr. Henry ptre,ssed that the n,a ture of many of .the returns in the last minute category was such'that the taxpayers who filed them. cp,uld have'taken the action with less in r convenience' and maxiuum b en efit of themselves at the* beginning of the taxpaying season. "The situations we found during the last ten days to two weeks of the taxpaying season proved our contention made since the beginning pf January that taxpayers stand to gain" by early filing and payment,' Mr. Henry continued. They save which time which in these days is worth money, and in many cases they save money, too by being able to determine accurately that they are entieled tp refunds, In so determining, they have often found that those refunds are forthcoming witty in a few weeks rather than the months it sometimes takes to' obtain in last minute filings. All in all taxpayers definitely do themselves and us a most worthwhile service by taking care of their tax filing in January or February, I hope that in future years they will heed our advice." ^ILW'A'UKEE thy (R-Wis) was confined with virus ^aryngitis an£*.* temperature of'103 tpday butt,s~aid'>he' Still planned to make tqnightswh.at' he has billed as hi* reply 'to' .> *& speech by Adlai E. Stevenson,- the lj)52 Democratic presideritia^'nonV; inee, , r I.,, <V Dr .Raulf Hanson wjip Poultry Prices Quoted as Wrong FAYETTEVILLE W-* Fifty-four representatives of the poultry industry in Arkansas have charge4 that the Federal-State Marketing News Service gives incorrect pr|ce reportsfor poultry in Northwest Arkansas. The grqupvoted to boycott the service. Paul Martin of Fayetteville, whq presided at the meeting, said the prices given for northwest Ark,an- sas are I'/fc to 2 cents Ipwer thqn anywhere in the United States. The giotip contends that poultry growers are penalised because buyers make their purchases ort the bqsis of the poultry price re- Martin said one way the buyers }?eep prices down is tq report a Jpwer prjce on purchases of off- grade broUers as the purchase price for top-grade broleys, - '»„ James W, Coddington, who is iq charge of.the joint roject of th/js University of Arkansas and the Department of Asi'ic u Jtur$i SttW the, boypo# KvpMld have- ojUy^ $ rjitn^r effect* pn, ify p,ro4r§rft fig ttiftt on)y 9',,few buye^^d§cUge4 ye|ter<j3y< Five Key Club Members 0/ffo D/st. Session ' ' 'FI, Five members of, the.Hope'High' School Key Club and k 'their faculty Sponsor, Coach Lawrence !Martin, left early Friday 'morning for^Cbi-' umbia, Missouri, where, tl '"" '*" attend a M.-Ark.i district tion. ,, , ,J ,„> They are; "John, 1 Dfivid Buddy, Jac: «•"><-Polk ''T :tti*«v» f *A,t» ? W* .Bfoyd attorney, said the appeillcel •> tofe ine. ( >/«:£ McCarthy at his hptel j( saldJ'/'The senator has a ^irus laryngiji^ wjth. a sore throat an$, a' high^fern- perature. I , .strongly , , advised, against his worl(Jng, Friday/ flifh_f, "His, con4itipr4'was' broJ4ghj;/pr{ by overwork,-'excessive fat|gut[/$nd,, exppsurg. |tyhat,h.'e fteeds,^^ 4^ day or two of ,reM'bpt, ^ rioiv't knpw if I, qan hold., him,»dqwn*H* Steyensoh, the 1958 Damoo,r l aJ$ presidential npmiwe, charged«*Jnfw March 0 speech in Mja.R$« thai "political plungers", >h^d persuaded President ^isenhowet', ^hat-'f ''Mc» , Carthyism- is the •b.est' Reuljljcan formyla for ppliical stces' " McCarthy demanded fre.'e \arjd; equal time tp reply frpm the CQ« lumbia Broadcasting' System an.4 the National Brpadcasting CQ. l»,et wprks,, -which had carried"?" enspn's speeph, > ' , 1 Instead, the netwprk^ gav» to the Republican National mittee.whie h chpse t Vice, dent Nixon tp reply 4o Ste 1 ,-, He-gppke Jast Saturday .nJ|ht, McQarthyi cpntinued ?—'--fully to demand network. clar|ng Stqvenspn haf mi ._ clous person^ sJtsQli OB T h, Mrs f EtMf V.Mwffi Ed Niilur'^ $tfg9>;Mr! h • -* ** T, •.. i« mw YORK ex,tra . if*l Waterfront • »Fi P {; lights" b^lYbjl; • ^y>'f,f|?f MW dopkfrp^tHY^BI,-^ fi,la|h.e| fettwejan ^pjft| Diking MpfAWWGiH^&iul i J ' .W *&*"t « i- Vi '• «t' r 4,'H l 4

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