Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 26, 1954 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Our Doily * Bread SlU«d Thin by The EdHor ... Alex. M. W««hburn_— Poultry Processing Plant It Our Next Community Goal ie of the goals of the local .Her industry. I am told, Is to )f)taln a poultry processing plant ft ; HOpe. i'This Is a rather formidable iflterprisc, calling for the invest- •nfeht of abound $260,000 if a double- hie plant is put in. Only a double- Ihfc plant would justify the employment,of a federal inspector. I JJut such a processing plant would 'equlre a constant figure of between toO.OOO and 450,000 broilers in our rltbry. The present number on i is about 200,000. • Some observers doubt we'll get nuch more than this 200,000 until 'processing plant of some kind ippears. But this .may be mere jessimism. The broiler industry an't expanding here at the moment, t.-is tr'ue, but the factors holding it jack may be merely temporary.' charge. -Current prices are depressed, and 'Urthcrmorc the local broiler Indus- is 'going through that high-cost ilod which is inevitable for every new enterprise. Once operating ixperience has matured and we get some kind of a favorable price Development it may well be that JUr-broiler population will rise to the figure required, to support a local processing plant. c In this instance it is pretty certain the chicken will have to come before the plant does. ;Hopc ought to be a strategically location for a poultry plant, ^jpK*^|||^ ^jt I Star w6AtH6ft ARKANSAS his aftetnooii A ffitifc cooler I 55TH YEAR: VOL. 55 — NO. 136 Itrt ** H*M c**t«il<utM l«f *._ HOPE, ARKANSAS, WDAY;*MAftCH 2«, 19S4 fwlfltDvf} Tn4 An4£wtad PHIM m Attoif I ~ At. Ntt t>eU CJNl. « Me*, tftdhta S*fr>. 30, Mrs. Simingfon Gets Another 3 Year Sentence TEXARKANA, UP) — Federal Judge Harry Lemlcy today sentenced Mrs. Opal Slmington, former assistant cashier at the defunct Bank of Dlcrks, to three years for embezzlement and forgery. The sentence will run concurrent- lywith the three years sentence impostd last Tuesday on the woman for another embezzlement assuming that the chicken population,: continues to grow. There are processing plants at Paris, Tyler. and. Center, in east Texas,' and a brand new one has just, been announced for DcQueen, Ark., 60 rriiles northwest of us. Hope's territory represents a pretty long haul, for the truckers operating out of 'these establishments, not to mention the farm territory that is till more remote , to the east and ghth of us. Certainly the poultry processing plant is something to plan for in the future, probably in partnership vyith an experienced operator; but [meanwhile our community leaders ishbuld lend every assistance possible to the broiler industry so that it can build up to the point where fitj'can support,such;a plant. Mrs. Simington was sentenced for embezzling $1,400 from the bank and forging the name of Mrs. j Emma Kesterson to a $3,300 check. The 44-year-old woman's first sentence was for cashing a $4, 356.80 check for bank depositor H. C. Seals. Seals, a 04year-old farmer, had only $4.40 on deposit at the time. He was sentenced to two years in prison. The bank was forced to close its doors in 1952 because of a $105,000 shortage. Judge Lemley warned Mrs. Sim- Ington today that any other sen tenccs she might redeive In connection with the bank shortage may not run concurrently. She and Thomas Wcstbrook, for mer vice president of the bank, als have been indicted jointly on a charge of conspiracy to defraud. Westbrook, who has a federal embezzlement indicttrtcnt pending against him, has not been tried because of his illness. -\'Mrs. Simington's attorney indi- iydcuation figures in A-Defense By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON, Wl ; -7- Informed senators said today that rapid (jjiass evacuation of- cities and im proved aircraft killer missiles ava key points in supersecret pins for '$je/ensc against possible enemy atomic attacks. Chairman Sallonstall (R-Mass) called members of the Senate "Armed Services Committee back ifito closed-door session today for any questions about the latest plans ipr continental defense. With extreme caution, ho need .that top-secret details of defenses had been outlined yesterday at a lengthy closed session by Robert C, Sprague, North Adams, Mass., engineer and clec- Ironies manufacturer, Saltonstall said Sprague had full Cooperation of all top defense, intelligence pnd atomic agencies in "making his independent survey lor defenses menace. against "the .because of growing Soviet catc d today they will appeal. The v 500 bond. $7, NOT VENICE — Like a street scene In Venice, this resourceful Mexican worker, aspiring to cross rain-swollen Tla Juana River Into the United States to find Work, turned abandoned car top Into gondola and poled his Way across. — NEA Telephoto Delinquent State Return ivelopments in the nuclear and lermonuclear hydrogen IJeHs." His public statement said "ef- senators got a p icture of on "effective" defense which, however, could not puarantee "complete protection." Friends Help ^Pay Most of Missing Funds By REX THOMAS CLIO, Ala. MV-Clip shooK off the worst of its economic hangover today with curiously mixed feelings of anger and sympathy toward the money handler whose recent dissappearance disclosed a ,475,000 shortage in depspitors' LITLE ,ROCK, (UP)— Persons who ; are delinquent in filing state income tax returns face stiffcr penalties this, year, penalties that range upwards to a $1,000 fine. State : Revenue , Commissioner Vance Surlock yesterday issued a warning of tougher penalties for state income tax invasion, and at the same time predicted the state- take ' this year will be about $12500,000 . ' Last year there were 40,003 returns filed for a total tax bill of $12,246,768. Surlock predicted that 43,000 persons would file by the May 15 deadline this year. Surlock said 'the tougher penalties are in line with the department's continuing drive to keep tax collections at their present levej. He said it has been the practice in the past to assess penalties amounting to about 5 per cent of the delinquencies. "However" he said "the law allows a $1,000 maximum fine, a charge of 12 per cent interest en the delinquency, and a doubling of the entire tax bill." He said the department is "apt" to impose at least one of these heavier penalties on future delin quent "We are just trying to hold our own in revenue collections," he said. State law requires that single persons earning more than $2,500 a year, and married persons earning more than $3,500, to file returns whether or not they owe any tax. U.S.Sillto Continue Bikini Tests By ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON, Lfl — American nuclear weaponeers, whose predictions about the runaway H-bomb fire 'd at Bikini missed the mark by millions of tons of force, propose to go ahead with their schedule for more and mightier blasts this spring. For those tests of the spring series which arc thcrmonucleai, or involving hydrogen bombs, they will rely on two things: 1. An enlarged danger area and improved warning system. 2. A better estimate of the t force to be unleashed in subsequent H- bomb tests. ; On the basis -of comparisons made by atomic authorities--;-,in Congress, the March 1 thermo-nu- clcar explpsion appears to -liave been upwards of 14 millions - . Jons -TNT. The old..atomic vib.oj dropped" on Hiroshima " had an energy release of 20,000 .tons, or 20 kilotons,. Using information gained from the first, exploratory test of a hydrogen device in the fall of 1952 and adding to it new and intricate computations from laboratory studies, the weaponeers made an ini tial forecast for the March 1 weapon which was substantially less than hah* the force eventually attained. This first estimate was revised estimate fell several million tons below the •;.; power scientist now believe was loosed in the explosion. Bulletin: By o. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON (.?! Senat c in vestigations subcommittee members said today they hoped to pick by nightfall a special counsel tor the proposed publi investigation of a row involving Chairman Me Carthy (R-Wis) and top Army officials. Rep Rreported behind the scene ma ncuvering to nead off such a washing of linens, for which big scale television and other coverage is planned, ran head on into opposition from a majority of the subcommittee's .seven- members. first of the townspeople who at were shocked and bitter at Royal! Reynolds adppted a Jievv attitude of forgiveness after he re» turned home and offered to sell 'everything he owns to help make up the deficit. With" the money Reynolds hopes tp raise/ ?pd the finanpia) sacri< fjces of his almost bjln4 father <Vnnd o^er kinsmen, a flppKmsman „ yesterday that the nearly 200 er depositors in the now-defunct IJJprchants Exchange probab- ill.get back 85 to 80 gents on ;«r " A «W8§ meeting has bep n called 7; 39 tonight t<? ?pp whether " will agree t 0 t?k e a 10 SWt. ?. thnt with, ftut Masons to Confer Degree Tonight An Entered Apprentice degree will be conferred tonight at 7:30 at the Masonic Hall. All Masons are urged to attend. Mother-in-Lqw Is Convicted LITTLE ROCK, W) Mrs. Carrie Burns was convicted of. second degree murder here ' ;ycsterday for the fatal scalding of her 'son ,in- law, Elmer E, Sanders, 43. Her sentence was fixed at seven years in prison. The 63-year-old woman originally was charged with first degree murder. She poured scalding water en Sanders as he slept. - •:. Mrs:. Burns cpnten.tyid the dent was accidental." MONTEREY, Mexico, (UP) .—A" twin engined Mexican airline with 18 persons aboard disappeared yeV terday after being tqW to delay its landing and today at its Monterey wreckage Airport 16 cated 'on, a desolate mountain' top 5. miles away. • \t; '"]. Officials of the airline said, two of its pilots 'flew over the wreckage today and . saw "not the, slightest indication .of life." One wng%was £ub Seout Pack •fakes.in 14 New Members Fourteen hew Cub Scout members were inducted into the local Cub Scout Pack at ceremonies held last night at Garland school. The new Cubs are: Charles Brown, Sammy Brown, Earl Bruce, Richard Connell, Mike Hudspcth. Dan Jones,- George Jones, Larry Lawrence, Preston McLain, Dennis P^ndleton, Mack Peace, Jerry Verhajen, David Waddle, Jr. and George Wright, Jr. Their den mothers are Mi's.' Raymond Peace and Mrs. David Waddle, Bill Lawrence is their den chief. Emmett Barrett was advanced to Wolf Scout. Bobby Murphy earned one silver arrow point under the Wolf badge. Tony McLarty and Guy Walking, Jr., were advanced to Bear ;Scput. ! Opening ceremonies were led by Den 4. A "Wizard of Oz" stunt was given by James Cross, Jr., Joe Roy Atchley, and Roy Allison, and,Den I "led/the closing ceremonies. East Germany Gets Russian Independence' BERLIN (UP) — RUssla granted East Germany "Independence" today but kept 300,000 Soviet occupation troops In the zone to protect the government from enemies of communism. The Soviets announced last night the granting of sovereignty had resulted from iiegotiaiions between the East German regime of Premier Otto Gro^cvtfohl and the Kremlin. In order to safeguard security In the Eastern zone, where rioting East Germans were subdued by Soviet tanks last June, the Russians reserved the right to keep their occupation troops In the country until further notice. 1 fuselage was intact,' the pilots reported. By RE* CHANEY WASHINGTON, (UP) — The house appropriations committee approved a record $1,061,000,000 today to build better hydrogen and ato mic bombs at a sharply stepped-up rate. ' : The committee voted to give- the Atomic Energy Commission every cent it sought to spend on weapons in the 1055 fiscal year starting July 1. inci Chatter for : Benton Bank LITTLE ROCKi W A charter for the Decatur State Bank at'Do- catur, Benton: County; was granted by the State Banking Board yesterday. .."••'.. : The institution wag chartered w.ith authorized capital stock of $40,000, a surplus of; $10,000 and undivided profits of $5,000, Few Esape Neurotic Pesire of Doing Something Simple to Make "Importance" Felt By HAI. 80YUE NEW YORK, W — Are you a victim of hoW'to-do-it? Most Americans today are. Few escape this timewasting, mind' warping ailment of our times — the sad, neurotic , desire to make yourself feel important by doing something that really dpesn'J need to be" done. ^ It i$ easy to tell a man stricken, with l^ow-to-do-it fever- > Instead pf keeping his mind pn the daily business SQ flying he is mulling over blueprints on how to build the better mousetrap— in » world that now has bigger problems than mice. The how-to-do-it malady leads a man to build an eagle bath in his front yard, a bath that becomes § quarrel of wren,s and sparrows, be Cftu.s.6 t)ae feJlow plgl spfa from an 'eyesore to a con? vcrsation piece by covering it with early American postage stamps" , . ."How to play the piano lying down". , ,"how to cheat your wife at gin rummy", . .so the it titles run I bow to no man in my admte ation of real ambition, but I sub mit the proposition that the how- to-do-it craze more often reflects vyistful trying to avoid the feeling pf futility ...... thing yoji , .,. „ bullying it, fans , ,. pf beyond the Pl,ann.$g Th's average get , , v}c{pm is like a man whft .tries, to cure himself of his V'prrjes by an his fewJo bpmb Jn time? jifl French Delay European Defenses By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON, UP) The United States has suffered a new setback in its hopes; for early French action to create a European Defense Community as the capstone of Western defenses in'Europe. French parliamentary debate, will begin at least a month later than American officials had expected following the conclusion of the Berlin Big Four conference.last month. It will not get under way until after the April 26 opening of the Geneva conference on Asian problems—a fact which may cost far more time in the long run. Changes in the Bonn constitution were approved after a week of wrangling in which initial French opposition was overcome, The Big Three high commissioners approved constitutional changes to permit West Germany to raise a 500,000-man army, while barring actual conscription until EDC is ratified by all six nations. So far, only the Netherlands and Belgium tjpn. have completed ratifica- Pioneer Hope Woman Dies in Idabel, Okla. Flora Godbold, aged 91, died Wednesday at her home in Idabel, Oklahoma. She was the widow Pf the late W. N. Gpdbold, former Hope planting and cotton buyer. Mrs. Godbolj 4ent of Hi frem Orders Not to .-•.•.•'.•'.• \ . .;•.- • ' Gross Pickets 'NEW.vVORK, Iff) — Harbor tug- boalsthc vital cogs in New York's vast waterfront operations steamed along as usual early today despite; orders to observe picket lines ;of striking longshoremen. poljc'e reported that- only one tugboat had tied up. Its crew quit workirij* ,when a small boat bet<r ing pickets came alongside. On strike^'are members of the Independent , International Longshore- men's,;'Assn. Its officials ordered ILA? JUgboat, members to observe the picket lines. TheV'jSO tiny harbor tugs are al mostjain absolute necessity for the nd private life of New By JOSEPH W.QRIGG BERLIN, (UP) — Russia opened the way today for the signing oi a separate peace treaty with East Germany and official creation of a Communist army in the satellite nation. The Kremlin announced last night that the Soviet zone of divld ed Germany had been granted full sovereignty and the privilege to seek diplomatic recognition as an Independent state. Russia gave the East German government full control over internal and external affairs but re served the right to keep 300,000 So viet occupation troops in the coun try for reasons of security. Western authorities regarded the announcement as a propaganda Continued on Page Two They maneuver the huge freighters and passenger vessels to and from their piers, and shepherd barges laden with food and fuel for the city. Even a short shutdown • b£ tug operations could have .a serious effect on the city, harbor men said. The t hree-wcekold cargo hand lers' strike already has. cost the port' millions in business losses, but , has not had any great affect so far on food or fuel supplies. City .officials have been seriously concerned however over plans of a number of companies 'to move out of the city because of water front difficulties from year to year. NEW YORK, The shipping industry has sought to get longshoremen back to work on tho strike-crippled waterfront here by offering them a package increase of 10 cents -an hour and about $1,720,000 in retroactive pay and welt fare benefits. The bid received a cool reception from both the striking International Longshoremen's Assn. (1LA) and the rival AFL-ILA, many of whose members are working.- . ;.' : '~y. The employers gave the longshoremen until next Wednesday to accept 'tint offer. The strike— now in its 22nd day- took a -graver turn late yesterday when ILA officials instructed the 4,000 Port of New York tugboat crewmen, who are ILA members, to respect picket lines of the union's pier strikers. A tugboat tieUp would make the docking :; and sailing of liners and freighters ' 'hazardous. Union leaders, however, indicated there Would be; no interference with har? bor barges and tankers carrying fuel, food and ' pther commodities vital to the metropolitan area. , Workers' jo other North Atlantic ports from Portland. Maine, to Hampton Roads, Va,, failed yesterday to strike 'in fjympathy, , as had been expected by ILA lead' ers here,. 'Scores of incoming ships have been diverted from New York to other ports. Mayor Robert F. Wagner sent a telegram to President EisenhoW' er yesterday urging him to intervene in the stvike. $23,470 Collected for Poy's School ARREST- ON- SIGHT ,ORD* ERED—New York police, have Issued an arrest-on-slght Warrant for movie star Peoay Ann Garner. Pellce bald the 23.year- old actress had Ignored three court summons for speeding, double-parking, and narking In a restricted area. — NEA Telephoto. •; Housing Plan ' ' 't, ictr WASHINGTON ' I/PI ^ President Eisenhower's plans for a four year, 140,000.unit public housing program wore all but scuttledlo- day by a House Appropriations Committee recommendation. The OOP-dominated committee asked the House to cut the pro gram to an estimated 35,000 units and to terminate it in two years. " Its recommendation was contained in a $5,560,118,703 omnibus appropriation bill sent to the House floor for debate next week. The total amount in the bill is $303,the President of 6.2 per cent. It is $375,168,400 below what the same agencies, received this year. The bill carried funds for the fiscal year starting July 1. A deep cut was made in funds recommended for the Atomic Energy Commission, but Rep, Phillips (RCalif) said no reductions in the AEC's construction and weapons programs are Involved, Phillips is chairman of the sub committe which wrote the bi}l, A big reduction was recommended for the Veterans Adminjg- tration.too , plus now restrictions on the Tennessee Valley Authpri ty'si activities, ' 604,837 less than wanted a cut Arkansas Weather For March 26-30: Arkansas Temperatures will average 36 degrees below normal. Normal mininia 40-55 normzjl maxima 63-73 not much hange until warmer Monday of Tuesday. Cooler Wednesday. Precipitation moderate, Shgwers Monday or Tuesday. Billion Cut in , , , ( > Excise Tax All j "* i ; L But Assured By JOE HALL WASHINGTON-'A — A*cut of about a billion dollars, yearly dn a wide rimgo of federal excise',61 sales taxes seemed assured,'today with Senate p'assage pf;a\$l,034 000,000 reduction' bill, -<i, .,/,'.,'' , The cuts will takV} effect ,-nex Thursday.. " ' , r '' ; ' «i*V ^ ,\ *,* f The Senate approyr""" !L --**-•"'< i - nightv76-? aftertt\vb' dfebat^.'faied.^lth^ IBS .conference place before, n6xl '. noon recess idcntica , .. . , aln'pe both branches '<are;* in ss, until then. •. - <\ ~^>)L *"-> ' " ' But'Sen. Millikin (R,Golo)^, of the Senate negotiators, sa , f . f> an Interview to ( day hei'lsjcpnflden 'the conferees will [act'speedily'afjj rush the measure to • Fre'sid^n, Eisenhower. ^'Thp deadline; ( for^tfi*( President's signature] Ms ^Vnqx Wednesday midnight,' 1 • ' l r . >' ' ' ?' Both branches voted cuts on many items,' so _. r ^ . , certain to be in the final compro mise versipn. ' They include ,fursj jewelry, .--,,. T bags and luggage,^ cosmetics, spor ing goods, admisslon"'' ) ilck'ets :;>to movies costing over 60 centsi, train* bus-plane passenger fares,' • tele phone bills, telegraph, ^charge's,' mechanical pens and pencils,/light ers and electri9 light bulbs.^- n ^ •» Millikin" and 1 other '«----•-«-— leaders predicted "i\\ will sign the bill/ »„..,„„„.,. , r .. T administration urged, agalnst;>'the excise cuts. • S' Gu^eyjs' sheriff; NxSher murde °* *;/Som€ 'perforri- MK". Hi|h" r So ..i,The slj 'bJlSn^p|^| rbo;tnkdo,<-'*"" ^ilpamS Q&I|li !r^" t *T5'B? ; l l: ' r ,5(ri" r ''Si ,Stole ; D/fw|cfdl^ fulHap'nnfe *"*' ]V|aids'pfN;o 'C;SHyatt?a; atQUejjn.', ^Aitl^wg jas^lsf--' 'tnpM e >x, u ZW" Wl'I^W, ^il'L%« Spur Baby Drops Down at Spa J HOT SPRING? WL— A leading nominee for tpmorrow'f $10,000 A^ kapsa's Derby, Spur UStafty, droppetj dead at Oaklawn Par}? 'this mom : ing following i?». work out pn tU^s trace's racing strip, , . , ' Cause of the - thre<?-yenr»old spjrinter's" de^th was not kpowp jmmedjatejy, . i •>',/ ,, Spur Bftby's owner, Leon,A, Sla vins q£ Kansas City, sa}4 jopke Hiph^rd Lawless toOk.the'hprse^qj for the workput and had, returned to the stable'wjti.entbe bred, dropped jjead,' SPS i f All Around the Town •y Tht tter Stiff: A census report shows that bale,s of cotton were ginned T Jn Hernpstead Cowly from the crop ot 1?S3 prior to March of. this year as compared wjth 8,264 b.ales for the }858 crop, according tP P. Smith, disfnct supervisor, John Keck, repfenWy eqUsted the U. S. I^arjne Corps, scoped a. ROCK, OB A cam' was a pioneer resi- yj^jg moved here paign for fund^ to improve the St,ate Boys In4ustri»l Schools go. far has netted, $23,470. Gov. Cherry said yesterday the family §urv}vpr§ JneJuide twp son?? pf Hope and Jphn P| amount is'in addition to $8,000 ready raised by clents fo,r . test 97 out Qf 8 ppssible JOQ pn given in Little R.pck and pn test at the Marine Base pt Diego he made 117 out of a possible HO Little 93 if the highest i sQpre4 OR the test

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