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4 'i T To City Subscribers: If you fail to get your Star please telephone 7-3431 by 6 p. rtt. and a special carrier ^ ill deliver your paper. ^'i* 'fe^,^!, p«v Ji.,j» ^i-L.'jil-iti&Lsse •>< ' V fa* MfflMM ^.rs- 1 riuBifc S5TH YEAR: VOL. 55 — NO. 140 Slat of Mo0. t«9», Pjttli 1917 Consolidated Jnit. 11, 1*2* HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 1954 O Member: th« Attoelotcd P«M ft Audit Bureafl Af Clft*' X*. M« P«W Ct«L « M8*. EMfftsI $«»». JO, IMS J Film Pictures -7<|> f ft t irury ot First Hydrogen Blast By ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON!/! 1 ) — The government disclosed today details of the World's f irst hydrogen explosion -^a scaring and crushing fury that \jpped out an island in the twinkling of an eye and spawned a gigantic fireball big enough to engulf the heart of New York City. The official motion picture film o f the thermonuclear test in November 1952, conducted by the Atomic Energy Commission and Defense Department at Eniwetok Atoll, was made public —in somewhat censored form — by the Federal Civil Defense Administration, ijrhat agency said it "firmly believes it is necessary for the American .public to know the facts about the destructiveness of nuclear weapons." And it quoted' from the speech of President Eisenhower before the United Nations Assembly last December which said, 'Clearly, if the peoples of the world arc to conduct an intelligent search for peace, they must be armed with the significant facts of ; ; tj£lay's existence." ( ' ''"Awesome as it was, the 1052 test | has been described by Eisenhower i as.only a first step in this nation's hydrogen weapons program. There have been two announced thermonuclear blasts in the Pacific proving ground since then, and both have been semiofficially described as much more powerful, scribed as much more powerful. One- was set off March 1, the last Friday. Pliere are some of the things the motion picture of the 1952 test and the official narration accompanying it disclosed: , I/: The test device was exploded in a "cab," a small workshop jammed with recording and detonating gadgets on the islet bgkqjj Egulab, at the northern rim of Eniwetok Atoll. 2. Tht^'juJandr .about DISASTER — Smoke and flames billow from mess hall at Ft. Bragg, N. C., minutes after an Air Force C-119 crashed into the building killing six and injuring nine. — NEA Telephoto Butter Price Drop Doesn't Mean Much to Those Who Have Learned to Like Oleo Better (jtiarrer mile wjde"arid qtrucling froni the barrier reef -oi atoll, vanished. In the place J where it stood there was a crater f 175 feet deep, a mile in diameter, i 3. Created was the largest fire- l ball of the more than 40 atomic } explosions set off until that time— f 3 Vi miles in diameter. The heat at at the core of that churning, brilliant manmade star presumably shot to a momentary temperature like the body of the sun. The picture included pn imposi- of the fireball on a drawn pricG wou i d fluctuate slightly for ^«F' rl Km outline of Manhattan's gkyjjpe. It overwhelmed about one quarter of Manhattan. Tax Slash Is a Happy Headache By United Press Housewives took lower butter prices in stride today, refraining from any noticeable rush to buy. Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson lowered the government support price from 90 to 75 per cent of parity last night. But many chains and independent retailers already had cut their prices in 'anticipation of the government's move, and only a few additional price cuts were announced today. Most retailers ielt it was too early to tell how much the price reductions would stimulate butter sales. ' A .spot check of grocery -stores in scattered cities disclosed,'{,. no, long line of housefives waiting to buy butter. • JB - . ""' ' ^At New York City; the A i v P™ food fair an'd others cut the price two cents to 63 cents a pound; It was the third reduction in a week. But buying appeared normal, and one young housewife commented: "I got used to using margarine for cooking and until butter can match it in price I'll continue to use it for cooking." Her five-year-bid son's only comment was, "I don't likebutter." Many merchants played by oar as they marked lower prices on (butter today, and! t was likely the Hearing to Hike Social Security Benefits Starts By CHARLES F. BARRETT WASHINGTON dft — The House Ways and Means Committee scheduled kickoff hearings today on President Eisenhower's request to increase social security benefit--, taxes and coverage — with most members predicting general approval. A scrap was indicated, however, over some points. Some doctors, lawyers and farmers oppose the President's proposal that they be brought under the system. And Democrats planned to drive to provide monthly benefit's for disabled workers under 65 — a feature left out of the Eisenhower program. Eisenhower made his recommendations to' Congress Jan. 14 for far-reaching changes in the social security system. The current hearings deal oniy with old age retirement and survivors' benefits. Another part of the President's program —: involving changes in direct federal welfare grants to states for the needy — will come up later. / For some six million retired workers or their survivors already receiving benefits, Eisenhower proposed a minimum $5 increase in monthly payments. The minimum for a single retired worker would be boosted from $25 to $30 the maximum from $85 to $98.50. The for a retired, couple Christian Church Services Planned Nightly Next Week "Christ's Seven Last Words From The Cross" will be the subject of the Rev. Edmund Pendleton's mes- [would be boosted from $37.50 to $45 the maximum from $127.50 to sages at the Christian Church beginning Sunday morning and continuing each night at 7:30 next week. , . Inspiring musical programs are promised at each service. Luther Hollamon is organist and Choir di- $147.75. Maximum family benefits, ap' plying mostly tn survivors of an insured worker, would be increased from $168,75 to $190. For workers retiring in the fu- rector. There will be quartets, duets J, ure ' maximums would go up to $108.50 for a single worker and $162.75 for a retired couple. each and solos on the programs. t ,The Rev. Mr. Pendleton, in addition to bringing the evangelistic ;fc v ,| messages,, will . ^l-' gregational sing Workers and employers now contribute 2 per s cent of pay- By FRANK O'BRIEN WASHINGTON (JP) — A billion dollar federal sales'tax cut went into effect today with indications it may be a huge headache to the public, businessmen and goven- ment. It is a headache that will bs bone happily. Business men have long said ex- jp$e rates were holding back "ales. The public has ground at paying a 20 per cent tax on lug- ^g?|e jewelry furs, Cameas, ele- ./tric lights and theatre admissions ft?''his administation opposed the tax cuts said yesterday he was signing the bill whole heartedly regad- ?ng it as a business stimulant. The new rates on hundreds of items are affective on asles niade today or hereafter the adminis- ,tton calculates it will lose the re- geveral weeks. Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft • Benson lowered the government support price oi the commodity from 90 to 75 per cent of parity last night. The move brought tons of butter and cheese into already - bulging government warehouses yesterday as producers unloaded all they could under the old price.Th e de- gfegatio'nal singing'!-An program has been planned for each night and the public is invited. First Union Lay Service Successful Yesterday in the First Baptist Church about 200 people attended .the first of the series of Union Lay- Services. The service was opened with a son led by Earl Bailey of the First Baptist Church, with Luther Holloman of the First Christian Church at the organ. Ainsley Gilbert from the Unity Baptist Church led the congregation in prayer, after which the presiding minister, the Rev. Virgil Keeley of the First Methodist cision also meant a, general price'S, ast01 ,' . , , , ,, . , -,, reduction for housewives of about I C ?, hurch '. Jntrod « ccd the devotion- five to 10 cents a pound in their al s P eaker neighborhood markets. But some grocers were uncertain how much lower the price, a United Press survey showed. Many cut prices last week in anticipation of Benson's move, but were unsure whether their new price tags made sense. Indianapolis merchants, for instance, said the situation was "confused." Some dropped the price three cents earlier. Many planned a further eight to 10 cent cut today, bringing the price of low- grade butter to about 60 cents a pound. lotions in a full year That DIES IN ACCIDENT GREENWOOD (/PI— Mrs. Dorothy Juanita Durham, 50, of Grcen- means 999 million dollars not spent wood was killed in a truck-car colon taxes that can be spent other wise by business and consumes, Robber Gets $1000 in Grocery Store 1 NORTH LITTLK ROCK W)—An "'ftrmed white man robbed the Cle Kients Food Store here last night fc about $1,000. The stoie owner, W, S. Clements; he was re-arranging stock the bandit approached him and demanded, "all your money.' ''When he threw back his coat, and I sa,w a pistol under his belt, J emptied a register and handed $'|he money," said Clements, lision on Highway 10 near here yesterday. Other occupants of the two vehicles were not injured. The speaker Gordon Bayless of the First Presbyterian Churc-h, brought a very fine devotional talk emphasizing the layman's part in serving the church and increasing attendance to .the regular . worship services of all churches. Mr. Bayle'ss pointed out that there are a great number of places of service for the average layman who is willing to devote a portion of his time to doing the Lord's- work through the various churches. The congregation sang another song and 'the benediction closed the noon-day devotional period at 12:55. The next in this series'of services will be held at tlie First Baptist on Wednesday, April 7. The participants of that program will be announced later. The public is cordially invited to attend these services and to do so in your working clothes. Come as you are. A Woman Accepts Illness as Part of Life But a Man Takes His Health for Granted By Hal Boyle NEW YORK Sidewalk scrawls by a pavement Pato: Most doctors prefer to treat women than men, not becausa women are more attractive but because they are more sensible- at least about their ailments. A woman accepts illness as part of life, but a man takes his heajth for granted, and it hurts his pride'if something goes wrong with him. He is as surprised as if his fist had doubled up if its own volition and hit him in the face. Ho feels his body has betrayed him pn purpose, Women are willing to wait until tomorrow to be cured,." said one doctor, "But men always want to be cured yesterday," who now flock to the big cities wouldn't mind settling down in a small town— if they could find rolls * -uTmto $4,300 a; This would amount to ' a $12 a year tax boost for those making $4,200 or more. The present law calls for a gradual stepup in^ithe tax rate to 3% per cent for 'employers, 4% per cent for self-employed persons in 1970 and thereafter. Eisenhower's proposal would make these rates k per cent and 5'A per cent. ENGAGED? 7 — Gene Tlerney, right, shown with Prince Aly Kahn In Rosarlta Beach, Mexico, where she visited world's Hchest man for second time. Miss Tlerney switched a large diamond I'ingifrom' her right hand to the third finger, left hand, and hanted she Was thinking of a spring wedding In Paris. The PiHnce kept quiet on the subject of matrimony. — NEA Telephoto Russian Offer Rejected by United States By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER ... WASHINGTO N!« — The United States planned ,to consult promptly today with Britain and France on its stern rejection of Russia's surprising bid for a hand in control of Western defenses through a new "security" systgm. For its part, Washington turned down'the Soviet maneuver last night as a boring-from-within trick "to gain admittance within the walls of the West, to undermine its security." Moscow offered to consider joining the North Atlantic Treaty Or- be ordained Boyett, an European securi plari;i Germafiy wdufi« bari scrap plans f9^a Eu,jr enese CommurMy (EDCf in wh'ich German troops.jWould Hiei rearnied. Initial Wcst^yn reaction showed some division,/;and officials s,aid it was reasonable t6 : , ^assume there would be corjlultatlcjiri with Britain an<i. France, )3h tne jprmal replies. . L. Brown Seeks Post of Alderman Jesse L. Brown, 116 North Walnut Street, today authorized the Star to announce his candidacy for Alderman of Ward Four. Mr. Brown', has lived in Hempstead practically all his life, and in Hope for the past 15 years. His family includes his wife and three sons. During most of his years in Hope Mr. Brown has operated *• a cafe up until a short time ago. In making his announcement Mr. Brown said: "I'm a home owner and permanent resident of Hope and feel I am fully qualified to serve as an alderman. I believe its about time to change things up and if I'm elected I will try my best to handle affairs of the city for all the people and not just a few." Tax Slash Is Savings on Telephone Bill Hope Telephone users soon will be paying less on their telephone bills. • • . • . Every telephone user will benefit directly by the bill just passed by congress authorizing reduction in many federal excise taxes, according to Jerry Foe, Southwestern Bell Telephone Manager.. The effect of this will mean a savings of about 12 percent on all long distance calls of 25 cents and over. At the same time, other long distance calls and all local telephone service will be reduced about 5 percent, Poe, pointed out. "Since the Telephone Company acts only in the capicjty of a col- ono so small it didn't even have jecting agent for the excise tax, (he savings in reduced rates is being passed directly to our cus- 'a draft board. Wives are so inconsistent. They will pat a dog on the head and praise him because he acts almost human, but on the other hanJ, if their husband shows the lea;.t sign of acting liks a gay old dog all he runs into -is criticism. Scientists have discovered thpt carefree-looking bums aren't carefree at all, but are actually wor. ried and unhappy. It \v.rns out that the secret of keeping your mind off work is to stay on the job— and think It •Wi« sorhetfung els.,) tomers, and will become effective with bills dated April 1," pb e added. "The telephone user will be the one to benefit from the new law." To illustrate the savings that could be realized, Poe cjted the example of a typical Hope business concern which makes an average of $50 worth of long distance calls each month. Under (he old rate, the business paid a federal excise tax of $12,50. With the new tax, the firm will save $7.§0 a month on i a year on long djstanpe service ft'&ft e?Mi->«i : To Discuss Presbyterian Unification In the Magnolia grade school at 7:30 Friday night unification of the Southern and Northern Presbyterian Churches will be discussed in a meeting called by laymen of Magnolia. Speaking for the union will be the Rev. Chauncey V. Farrell, pastor of the Texarkana Church 'and against will be Kenneth S. Keys, Miami, Florida real estate dealer. Interested residents of Southwest Arkansas are invited to hear .the discussion. Presbyterian Church to Ofdain Three Deacons "Men Wanted" will be the sub ject of ithe sermon at the Vespe Servicelat five o'clock at the Firs Presbyterian Church. It will be a special service for men, although everyone is invited to attend. Three deacons will Joe Keesey, Comer Mack Stuart, with the elders of th church following an age-old cus torn, laying hands on the candidate during the ordination prayer. Th deacons of the church will als participate in the service. Six deacons who were ,ra-electe will be reinstalled at this'service T. E. Hays, Fred Ellis, W. G Johnson Jr,, Will Ed Waller, Clif Stewart and'Dorsey McRae, J[r, ^ ~>M'#~''1&*% fW% v " "1" "'" i rf '—; J?p]|" . ^Ljf^ljtjfi C *" (1 V '/ ' *lf%'5j'"'L3* * « I Spnng Recital Glee Clubs Under the direcJtdVofVMrs. B. Hyatt the' Junior and* Senior Hig School,Glee Clubs wUl'hold a Sp ring reCitalHn the school auditorium tonight starting at 8 o'clock. Th program follows: I Country Gardens — Old Eng lish. Come to the. Fair — Martin. The Kerry Dancers — Molly. Welcome to the Primrose Flo wer — Pinsuti. Daffodils — Overlade. Spring Song —- Mendelssohn Linda Gilbert at the piano. Mrs. A. Caudle t 60, Dies at Bod caw Home Mrs. Arthur Caudle, age 00, died early Thursday at her home in Bodcaw after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Alvin Butler, a son, Nolen Caudle and five grand' children of Bodcaw, two sisters, Miss Maude May, and Mrs, Perry McCargo•, of Bodcaw, eight brothers, Rpy May of Rosston, Hilman of Willisville, Willis, Vail, and Teddy of Bocicaw, Chester, Elbert. and Herbert of Hope, Funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. Friday in the Bodcaw Baptist Church. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Harold Hightower to Preach at First Baptist In the absence of Pastor, S. A, Whitlow,, who is holding a revival meeting in Cleburne, Texas, the Rev. Harold Hightower will preach at both the morning and .evening services at First Baptjit. Church on Sunday, April 4. The Mi\ Bulletin .1-5, LlfTLE Mt Kl* «• AsSt, en. Thorp Thomas tdday said oped to have teady for ^i omorrow his brief denying ondemncd slayer Iridlan ins is entitled to a review onviction by the U. S. ourt. WASHINGTON W) — The 'Air orce announced today that Gen, :oyt S. Vandenberg, former Chief £ staff, "has taken a turn for the orse and is failing rapidly,' Vandenberg was Valter Reed Army admitted to Hospital last Oct. 3. He had undergone an ab- lominal operation in 1952. French Fire Top Military Marshal A** PARIS - (/PI — France's government fired Marshal Alphonse Juin 9day from the nation's ,twp ,top •njlitary stragegy posts* 'it ap- jeared likely he also would lose ils NATO job as commanded of and, sea and air forces In cen- ral Europe. * t The cabinet 'ordered the outspoken, 65-year-old marshal removed from his French, military pdsts adviser to the government oh Defense strategy,i»and vlee v president Of the , National Suerplor Council for Armed Forces — • after he nored Premier Josep' h Lanlel'S summons to explain-his public er|t; icism last weekend of the" proposed European Defense Community (EDC-. ' ' J ,. The firing touched off a furor in France comparable to w America following then Pre'sldent Truman's, dismissal of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Opponents in >i>Par^ liament^f EDC led the critiS}V-|'of the,'^French government action,/ " sa . i I- '< McCarthy officials Hfiv^ other. . . Sen. Mundt, Side 'hi fa! hearing, told j ho believed 'the 'Urrttf tlon had brdk¥a t tU\ would'' permit »8tar trteir J within io Mundt Monday will start ,tHe Mundf made by « C* O* ' -M¥ i.(TT" r** Tr£iT* ^ '^:?&&iMS By'-JOSEPH U. WASHINGTON formed source fpund at a^' fraction 'of pectpd them to eg: ",\Ve found a ,che" acfdad, "that cost dollars a^pound to'Replace a subs tJi'puSands of This everything that goeg on in U.- S, atomic projfcpU r^fti identifyqhe pheap ,'rria'terlal, -al" though Jte said, the .!we about Folk Ciribiribin . <— Pestalozza. Cielito Llntio — Mexican Song. The Blue Danube — Strauss. Junior High School Glee Club, II In a Persian Market — Ketel- bey, Chinese Lullaby —• Bowers. Spinning Song — German Fojlc Song. Senior Sextet -^ Paula Baley, Ac* pompanist. III It's a Grand Night for Singing — Rodgersi The Old Refrain — Kreisler, On Wings of Song — Mendelssohn La playera — Qranados. Dark Eyes ^ Riegfler. Holiday For Strings — Hose. »Clair de Lun t s ' t Spirit Flower' — > Gampbell-Tipton The Pines — Matthews, — Jo Beth Rettig and QarpJjy Lewallen, Accompanists, • „ T *" High School Glee -Club. > • Mrs. B. C. Hy^tti ,Direpfor v and Accompanist.- ^ \ s \ < '' usganS, jpw 4 aou < , * remarks appeared tft^supppi previous statem'e$t$ i tforil sources, that,,the'' current .'' te^ts have es.tabjlfhed.tha.t geji cilyrtyllers ^an,, bq, made, , ( . m.ammoti} March V explosion Bikini incorporated'Ujgred.lents triggering m' Russfa'n t s in fion«6f/last Chairman -Souse statarnent tests Anti-Rabies Shots , { J v-1 I •J/'J <"y. ' "I "'^V JQNESBQRQ W> <,—Eight' drew ---"'-•- A,H catldied, and that* it had, Four dogs hajjet.tjeen and ; thei(. J -"" 4 *"' for, All Around the 'V •<$# Tne 8taf 9taff A lot of city owners are and somewhat indignant over coun» cil action in March w4)it%,,paljs for the blacktoppjng of W alke f" Street Irom Shover to 13th with \b$ bedi ing all the expaps.e recalling that they had to pay for the blacktoppjng alongside -- their pioptrty, in some *ases Ffysh pr through foimation ol paving districts . . would it to" improper for some property Awaers to ask the city to awe the££K0e.ls ajong their ni-nnovtv also? I . .". AWpritian property" also:? Traditjpnally the Georgia %as been s.wp9*9p4: m, in «?»t P •*• f**n- (T** ' * -•«•- . . ff+tgj**,*, w^ -r--,^^ • . j l | » ** Hightower is ... present a student [Charles Tayiojp fias fl at the Southwestern Baptist Thoo-1eJocUon In logical Seminary at Fort Worth/— 7 *••" Texas, an.d i§ AssociationaJ Missionary in Hjll County, Mrs. Hightower j,^ V Clarice Brown of Hope, 3d for ret id he has Irpwn who •tfftanaW^tpii .&^IjfX»*f t ^ « 4[ -the first »ddi night ,M(lfRtov« .Atkins , , , ^eacjiefs in the Ifegro' system WUl^tt^ a-jMflffcP at Fresdptt, , ^T^1 00 }S ^ l li , ws* '?mff"" tewh T-fl 4fl $$$ '

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