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Hope, Arkansas
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HOP I StAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Monday, March 29, m ,.- *- .The. ftew- iUftdw '.buslnu&s ,Jsith<* "dtte <K*fftet ot hj 'wed, ' cottsistS of 8,'Cormfe, Halites ahtt vfftftfi}'fltrftfetefk Jftne raa Flerriftig. The »ldf jslflg&f Delia 4 widlcli 18 the tl- ...... ».,... J, sing jfar youth ^.'j&M, Angelas churchesi They'll appear songs on TV tour fcasttf Sunday, cord "D6 Lord' 1 is the tit, In Los Angeles and ft Pittsburgh, Minneapo- fighout ttlc South and other it' has' 'Been released. A di|ion'of a 100-year-old ,'ht(s sold 180,000 discs ..^ (climbing, . ' jjf^the girls In rehearsal BeryJ, who's the Peter Potter They |k&g in their new memdsudi: enthusiasm , >r seen. You' think af girls had just won an ifffrionlzfngi ia new to me ftlgftt ,dpne wlo work," said f X" 1 Mormon. s a beautiful soprano, the •same ^range as Del* unded like some 1 ,We,first' heard! bad When, remarked Chris- iri < ''..''' |,lB bigger \than jail of lii" Connie;.' a t fPre'sbyte-' P* ' — ,' ' Jl' ho^/ttie whola thing StoAl} llje^girlsi,aro mem- iHoy^pod „ Christian []£%is'< discussion out- w'jtfsiness jjoople. It iva'jyea/s.ago by such pjj&jfqiur, " and Colleen .jiEvans and Colleeii , . x ...lie jgave ,tip,her acting or.atrellgteus life with har M'*-*--^ 'Dr. Louis Evans ifMs^erV af Beryl's church - <8Stt " ffi ' drive'J.ane re- ^ai gcjjng^lo' Sujg, licVJ were just $olng to "itr^.f.-f Jli Jl jj. -_ j» -i._ j i STOCKING ,UP—OU«ng a fashion show, there's scant time for changing costumes. The other day a bevy ot New York models rashly boasted. "We are the world's fastest stocking-changers." One ot them said she could take ofl*a pair of stockings and don another in 38 seconds flat. Slowpoke of the group took 52 seconds A bevy of Columbus. Ohio, models emitted a ladylike "phoo.ey to you-ey" and went to work, timed by a stopwatch. Shirley Lewis, second from right, above, made the quick change tn 25 seconds Slowpoke of the Ohio bunch 'was Beverly Robinson, center, who made the quick change in a fast 45 seconds. Other .hose-hoisters are Sue Key, left, Barbara ' Jo Hilhker and Barbara Ann Harper, right. do^n 'in the pypgram, aud y^ingipg a v spiritual she '•dJdShe gftt us 4^ ? ended up singing jiroh,. grpu"^*, j They to happqn, I'' Everything r,v n. jOUt perfectly, 'apd !>ll <v iTie It, was just an fat sure it's the 1 Lord's K0 * h f f« ' first place, our volcps |eotIy,"All of'ijs were itep ' r spart. 5 Fqi* anoljh- recoyd arrangement fjl^wa^ free from •piJbnjS, and sp,,was Beryl '-'*' * D'ella * weretied 'that was 'the hap. to fh'op out, . ,. ( ... , io iQin us, Her i Stjjc' '^nme range ns l^c^uldin'^, I be comci- \ • • AM mm WITH 1 "' *" NtA *"**'" ;«.> V&i/, , on r ' House Striking i (who have all but ; sport, of New York ^.^..^ed a marchj by bus Psflft Washington to dem? ,ln' flfonl c4 the White IV\' 1 ' is will,accomplish seems , *up to pothing. The staled Jo protect the government 1 h j,|Jlap affairs of their union, ]4 J Jnt<4'national Longshoie-: U^Bfi. JJfe of (hat union, found to 9VSa Is at stak6. strjke "by the ILA PI* Better .working ; the result of a vjval A*'L unjpn as pole union for 1 Jongshorcmen. }JLA fepresepted ws^pifroftt'is docK s^ a member of the raUijn «f Labor > its pre«{' n , who }?e« permanent fead'^eep pl^cted toe * lf ,ffafr York State JssiPn investigated ^imquneed it w^s Gov. Thomas E. THE STROY: An extortion plot led to the murders of the Police Chief Otto Drover in Colorado City, and the mentally defective son of Mayor Stone. Liet- MarH Richards and Jim Dunn, a prlVate^detective and a friend of 'Nancy Dfover, the chief's daughter,'have decided that young Ed- f'dle'had been led Into his part in the crime. Elmer Thorpe, a postman, 'appeared with the story that Eddie had questioned him about receiving mall at the abandoned .'filling station where several prominent people had left money in response to extortion , threats. XV ' Mr. Thprpe crushed out the tiny cigarei butt, ''You iolks mako good listeners," he said generously. "Myrtle, She could learn something from you I guess, and I'll tell her so when I get home." Ho stood up, held out his hand and said, ,'v'PJfeased to have met you, Mr. Dunn.' 1 i ' Jim shook the hand. "Isn't there a little bit more you wore going to toll 1 ' "Oh.that," EJrner Thorpe said. "Well, maybe ihero was a lilltc more. No thanks, I'll just stand here to tell you, Used to being on my feet you know, walking like 1 do. JSain Or shjne. But to get back and' make a long story short as I always say, I asked Eddie if ho thought it would be all right for Win' to play around the old filling .represent ,tho longshoremen in, ba- gaining with employers. 'The National Labor Relations Board last December held an election amoug the dockers, Was this loo soon' Had the new AFL union time to win a majoiity of the longshoremen to its side? {•Secretary of Labor Mitchell OVi Dcwey, and New York State Ci'fme Commission and the AFL all said it was ton soon and opposed the ekctiorft The NLEB henl it anyway. The old ILA won. But its mdigin of victory was only 1,452 so surprisingly small tha.t the AFL hid visions of winning if another election could b" held a little later. It chaiged longshoremen voting n the December election hud been intimidated by JLA goon squads .in<l asked the NLRB to set aside the election Gov. Dcwey bucked this, The NLRB began un inves,ti«j.i- tion, setting one of its exammeis Arthur Leff, to work on the case 1 . As the weeks passed, the Ai'L to be gaining itiength, tlv: old losing. If this continued the old ILA might wither away. But if the old ILA struck, it might demonstrate it still h ad enough strength to fou-e a compromise, The NLRB got a federal judtjc to iswc an injunction foi bidding a strike. Th,e ILA struck in defiance station and he said sure thing, because the property belonged to Mr. Hughes who was a friend of his papa's. That seemed all right to me so I told him sure I'd deliver his mail there as long as it was addressed there and wasn't too heavy. You Jtnpw, a man can carry ju&t so : much at, one time. So Eddie thanked me nicely and in a few days a ^package come from the mail order house in Denver. I dehveiccl it to the station and Eddie was right .there waiting as he had been for several days. He told me it was ''the uniforms for his garage." / ' •"• •,- /.;, . . Jim shot a questioning look at Mark Richards/ v "Mr. Thorpe has already identified the smock Eddie had orivas one of the uniforms." "Was that all there/-.was in the package you delivered" Jim asked ."Just the two smocks". "I only saw the two uniforms, like Eddie called them,", Thorpe corrected gently. "That was all I saw." : •..'•:'•'•' "And .you only delivered the one package" "••'.' "Nope-, There was one the next day too. A.couple mops, two funny- looking hats .and some yellow gloves, I teased Eddie about going to clean out the v place', and he just laughed with me." Thorpe- got his shouldei through the door, turned his head back over it and called, 'Good -night." ; : ,-'....' "Let him go," Mark said. I've got his signed statement—for what it's worth. I wanted him to go over his htoiy again for you. I thought maybe he'd bring out "something new." , •'. '', . 'Did he" ''-.... "He left out some "things," Richards said, "You can read his statement now if you want. Well, we know where the mops, the gloves and the. smocks, came from." Jim finished reading Thorpe's Signed statement, looked up at Mark. "I notice there is one thing Thorpe didn't bring out when he was telling his story to inc." Mark Richards nodded. "You mean about the car he Hhoug'ht he saw at the -filling station" Dunn believed he knew the> real reason why Mark had wanted to hear the postman's story in person. The man's mannerisms, his outlook, his personality would take away importance from words which appeared in the signed statement. Jim read the part aloud. "The only thing-1 saw that was .maybe strange was a car parked near the 'filling station once>, And .once down v where the joud joins a main street, I teased Eddie about it, and he said a. garage had to have customers, didn't it I.,thought he was fooling and he probably was. !B.ut if you ask me I thought I knew; that car. Ain't many like it in Colorado City. Belongs to Mr, Hughes, the furniture man. Him that I hear is the The strike wasn't started official- ncw chief of Police." ly, The strikers simply said they walked out, although the union gave its endorsement last week, After thfj began ?5 days ago, the 4FL tiled to siart a batk- to-work movement, ILA strikus j*ot lough. Ne>w York mounted police tue'd to keep ojder, 'But thu net result: (.hipping in the, Foil of New Ypik stopped eo}d. Today a federal judge considers contempt s ehafge.s against the iijuon for ing f» violation o£ an for |2peftmfeei' results of £ thrown put to Washington pa* 'We'll try to check that," Rich- aids, We'll ask around in the neighborhood, Not riiany places whiue people live and where they could see what was going on at the abandoned filling station, but we>'ll check." Jim Dunn put the statement back on Mark's desk. l|e waited without saying anything. Mdik JRichaidb ex p 1 o d e d. "What're you trying to do, Jim Undeimme our whole local goveun- meiit Isn't it b«id enough, tragic enough, to haVe- SJone's son killed and. rm\«d up in this thing without m the chief of Urn. calmly, "you w$uldj3't be gp upset. So. how about »y avs^icua Were heard of it if they were. Everyone in town knew all about Eddie Stone, and everyone felt sorry for the father, for Mayor Stone. But Hughes' .boy, Tony Jr., is brilliant. Right now he's in Denver, going to the summer sessions at D. U. Intends to get his psychology degree in two years, instead of four." "You might humor me," Dunn said. "Find out if the boy is in Denver, if he has an alibi. It wouldn't hurt to eliminate something from, this mess." "All right. I'll do it later. But I still say it would be . stretching things too far to have those two boys mixed up in this." "There were two monsters," Jim pointed out. The switchboard operator came in. "There's a guy outside wants his money back." , . "His what" Richards said. • "It's Henry Jones. Has a garage. He says he wants his money back. Shall I send , him in" XVI , Mr. Jones repeated what the o'i ficer had said. "I want my money back." He was gray-faced, around GO and had inground grease in the pore£ of his skin. "What money?" Richards demanded. "The $2000. The extortion money I 'paid earlier tonight. I want it back." "Tell us about it." The story was exactly the same as the other two, save for the amount and the payoff time which had been 7:30. "It was still light then," Richards said. ''Did you see anyone around the station?" "No. At the time I'd have sworn it was deserted. I didn't hang around, ' of course. And I know now who was there'. Heard the nnws on the radio. That Stone boy- Might have known it would come to this. I've always said a halfwit like that shouldn't be allowed to run around loose. Don't know what (he police thought they were cl-j ing. Guess Eddie would have been put away long ago if he hadn't been the son of His Honor our Mayor." "I suppose you'd recognize it?" "Certainly I would. I certainly would. I marked every single ona of those bills I paid out. I'll know them all right." "How did you mark them?" "Never you mind. that," Jom.'s said suspiciously. "I marked them, and I'd know them. You find my money and I'll show you." "You don't know anything '<iiso that'd help us?' "No. Told you that. I want my money!' "Gel; out," Mark ordered. Jones goggled at him. "Get out," Richards went on. ''Leave your name with the man at the switchboard. Well take up your claim when the money's found." "You're in cahoots with Mayor Stone,' Jones yelled, "I'll sue! Its Stones fault lor letting that halt- wit run loose. Ill dra g him through the c ourts. I'll sue him i'or every dollar!" "You mind, Jim?" Mark nodded toward the door. Jim hold it open. Mark was out of his chair fast, collared Jones', gave bjm the bums rush down the corridor. "I want my money! I'll sue!" Jim could hear the voice get fainter down the hall. something. It — well, it was ter rible." "Did you ask him any questions?" "Look here, Richards, Ed Stone is my best friend. He was shocked, practically out of his mind over this terrible thing." "You going to r;o on being chief of police, or are you going to resign?" Richards asked. "Resign? Why should I resign? I'll tell you one thing, young man. I've never quit under fife in my life." Some of the bombsisticity returned to Hughes' voice. "Some things have come up/ Mark said bluntly.. "I want to know how I stand. I want to know whether I'm talking to the chief pf policc^—my superior. Or whether J'm talking to the best friend of Ed Stone and a father?" "I—well, what's the difference? Why can't I be all three?' "We can find out pretty quickly,' Mark said. "I told you some things h avc come up. .Your car was .seen several times this last week near the filling station where Eddi" Stone's body was found." Hughes' e yes clouded with a film of thought. "Wait t\ minute. My wife and I call on Ed quite often. I—well, I don't know whether you realise it or not, but Eddie Stone was mad about cars. I mean he'd jump in one and drive it off eyery chance he got." "I know that," Richards saW. "We've had to pick him up a couple o£ limes. He drives all right- die! drive, that is. But we couldnt have him driving. Here's a point Ihouqh. You know about Eddie's weakness for driving automobiles. So you'd be extra careful about leaving yo ur keys in the ignition when you parked by Stone's place." "That's correct. But it 'still doesn't .eliminate the possibility that I—or my wife—might• have been careless. At least I can tell you for certain, I 'nave not driven or parked my car anywhere- near that filling station in the last few weeks." Jim Dunn broke in. "Was your son friendly with Eddie Stone?" Hughes looked at Jim ns • if the ha d just slithered out from under a rock. "Tony? My son? What are you insinuating 'now?" "Just asking," Jim said. "You and your wife an.-! such'friends of the-mayor's, I wondered." "You surely know of Eddie Stones mental state. What would he. and my son have in common?" Hughes snapped. (To Be Continued) 1 For every person killed in a U. S. auto accident, about 35 are disabled, permanently or temporarily. PRESCOTT NEWS Mrs. James Minor of. Magnolia, Mrs. Reese McDougald and Miss Lewis. State Secretary To Meet With Local Bahd Mother's Tonight Glenn Hairston. Mfs. Tom Gary was a guest. Other members present included Mr. Lee wailiek of Monticello, se-|Mrs.. Charlie Dews, Mrs. "B. A. De- cretary of the Arkansas Band and jLarnar, Mrs. J V. McMahen, Mrs. Orchestra Association and owner of i Jim Nelson, Mrs. Bob Reynolds, Wallick Music Company al Monti- jMrs. Charlie Scolt, Mrs. E, R. Ward cello will be a .guest of the March Mrs. J. T. Worthington, Mrs. O. W. meeting of the Prescott Band MothJWatkins and Mrs. H. F. Yarbrough. er's Club on Monday evening at A dainty dessert course was ser 7 o'clock. Mr. Wallick will discuss with the club the proposed purchase of additional instruments for the Prescott High School Band. The meeting will be held in the educational building of the First ved. .Rainbow Garden Club Meets In Home Of Mrs. Dawson Henry The March meeting of the Rainbow Garden Club was held on Methodist Church. Mrs. Lee Kin- Wednesday afternoon in the home ney and Mrs. Warren Golden will)of Mrs. Dawson Henry with Mrs. be hostesses. All mothers ol band students are Watson Ward e-o- hostess. Pot plants and an arrangement asked to attend this important;of hyacinths decorated the rooms meeting. Among other things to be I The meeting was opened with the discussed, final plans tor the State j Lord's Prayer and the president, Band Festival at Hot Springs will I Mrs. Ellis Stewart, presided over be made. jthc business session. | Mrs. Ward presented an intercst- C. C. Coulter ing discussion on "Diseases of Flo- To Speak In Schools Tuesday C. C. Coulter, superintendent of wors, Fruits and Vegetables." The traveling vase awarded to Mrs. D. W. Durham for her ar- the Arkansas Temperance League, I rangements of blue iris and dal.- Litilc Rock will speak on Tuesday ( fodils . March 30th in various schools ini Accordian numbers were present- Nevada County. Rev. Wesley A. led by Miss Jennie Lewis. Lindsey will introduce Mr. Coulter, i Mrs. Bert Wingfield won the Coulter will address the Prcscotl! prize in the flower quiz. High School student body at 9 u. ! A gift ,\vas presented to Miss Lorn., Emmet High School at 10:15 a, Iwis by the hostesses, m. and Laneburg High School at A delectable dessert course was 1:25 p. m. served to 14 members and visitors. Local Pastors To Have Devotional Over KXAR The Hope Broadcasting Company, has consented to allow the Ministerial Alliance to .speak for the daily devotional programs at 7M5 a. m. during the two weeks of March 29 through April 10. Each church will have charge of the broadcast for particular days during both weeks. The,schedule of those in,charge is as follows: Monday, Rev. W. D, Golden; Tuesday, Rev. W. G. Bensberg; Wednesday, Rev. Wesley A. Lindsey; Thursday, Rev. W. J. Walls; Friday, Rev. Harold R. Morgan; Saturday, Rev. Thomas J. Mauldin. • • Mrs. Dudley Gordon Hostess To • '47 Club 'Mrs. Dudley Gordon was hostess to members of the '4.7 Bridge Club at her home on Wednesday afternoon. The living room was beautifully decorated with yellow jasmine, daf-j fodils, iris and japonica. The dining room table was centered with a| milk glass pitcher filled with yel- \ low rose buds. ' ; The high score prize'was by Mrs. Mrs. John A. Davis, Mrs. Clarke White and Mrs. Roy Duke were- Wednesday visitors in Hope. Miss Eline Hudson has returned from Little Rock where she has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ned Duncan. Mrs. Robert Maxwell of Texarkana was the guest Wednesday of her mother, Mrs. O. W. Hays. Mrs. Horace Estes of Gurdon spent Wednesday with her mother. Mrs. S. H. McMahen. Mrs. Robbie Wilson and Mrs. Woodrow White attended the Arkansas District Conference of Social Workers held in Little Kock last week. Mrs. C. H. Tompkins and Mrs. J. M. McFariane are the house guests of Chief Justice and Mrs. R. P. Conklin in Jefferson City, Mo. Lt. Col. and Mrs. S. B. Scott were the Wednesday guests of Capt. and Mrs. S. B. Scott Jr. in El Dorudo, They were accompanied by their grand daughter, Jane Scott, who has bee-n their guest. Mr. and Mrs. Oranvillc Colcman and daughter, Carol, who have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Coleman, have returned to their home in Memphis after having been called because of, the death oC Mrs. i Colcman's father, Mr. Jett Williams of Hope. O If.you have a Hearing Problem you ore cordially invited to come in for a FREE test of your hearing. If you now have a Hearing Aid bring it with you. Batteries, available. "Since 1902 World's First Electrical Hearing Aid" TUESDAY, MARCH 30 FROM 1 fro 4 P. M. WPPI FY'V STUDIO— HOPF •Js SaS L,§Le +3 taPa \JU$\J Fl^/i C A. L. BURNS, Jr. — Acousticon of Texarkana Note: Shipley's keep a Fresh Stock of Batteries for all Aids Nine pickup models available, Vi, % and 1-ton sizes, 6'/2,8, and 9-ft. body lengths. Light* duty line includes slake, dump, Service-Utility, Travelall, panel and multi-stop Metro® body models. GYW ratings, 4,200 to 8,600 Ibs. J**a By 2; 30, when Chief Hughes re tumed to the extortion pay-off vicUvns of had iald. 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