Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 2, 1954 · Page 1
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To City Subscriber!: If you fail to get your Star please telephone 7-3431 by Mft 6 p. m. and a special carrier Will deliver your paper. ** Wt* J-i-fe--^ JQI Iflerfrtfon, tdnJUfHU : ; V -J 5*" tt 55TH YEAR: VOL. 55 — NO. 141 Star of Hop* 119*, Prku 1*17 Consolidated Jan. It, t»» S_ MOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 2> 1954 Memtrirt Th* Atifttltfttd Ptttt t, Audlf Burtfltt 0» Av, N«t Paid Clra 6 M6*. tndlng Itpt. 30, t»M te«»IH 344* s New Communist Assault Threat fo French For! HANOI (UP) — Thousands of screaming Communist troops broke through Dien Bien Phu's western irfpfenses today and avanced to a ^point only 1,000 yards from the heart of the fortress. • In a separate organized action 500 miles away from the French stronghold in Northern Viet Narii. Communist regular troops invaded Cambodia and surrounded a town 40 miles inside the kingdom. Frenc h defenders of Dien Bien Phu killed 1,000 Communists in the newest assault, bringing the to- f l of Reds slain in the past three »ys to 3,000. Half-exausted by three weeks of siege and assault, the "fighting fools" of Dien Bien Phu fought in a furnace of smoke and dust in a grim, bloody effort to save the fortress. The Reds advanced through artillery and machine-gun fire. Wave after wave trampled upon the bodies of their dead and upon their wounded as the battle approached '?? climax. Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap appeared willing to make unlimited sacrifices of manpower in his numerically superior forces to wipe out Dien Bien Phu and its 11,000 man garrison, or what was left of it. FHA Girls of Spring Hill Go to State Meet Spring Hill chapter of FHA was well represented at the state convention in Little Rock with 12 members attending a_long with Mrs. Bland, supervisor. During the morning the group went on a sightseeing tour visiting the Governor's Mansion, the State Capital building and other points of interest. The following Thursday after the state meet. Mpllie Hatfield, Nell Raschke, Pauline Martin, Thelma Clark and Mrs. Bland atended a meeting of the Prescott FHA. 36 Methodist ^Youthsto Join Church A class of 36 children in the First Methodist Church is meeting with the pastor, the Rev. V. D.^Kecley, this week and next week to study the meaning and responsibilities of church membership. These boy's i^nd girls' 1 ;will join the church ser- vice on Palm Sunday. At three sessions this week they have studied the "Membership Manual of the Methodist Church" by Mary Alice Jones and have discussed particularly the meaning of communion. On Sunday this group and the old members of the .Junior- Department of the Sunday School will take the communion in a group. There will be three sessions' of Jhe class next week, and on Saturday, April-1.0, a't 7:30 p ; . m." there Housing Plan Kept Alive by GOP Leaders By CHARLES F. BARRETT WASHINGTON • Ml Republican leaders hoped to push through the House today a controversial proposal to keep President Eisenhower's public housing program alive with authority for 35,000 new units after next fiscal year. With one bloc of House members bent on killing public housing, and another bloc, aiming at a much bigger program, GOP strategist: conceded the issue could be close, Time to vote on a 226-page revamping of housing laws approached after a 'week-long scrap Major issues include interest rates on Federal Housing Administration and GI loans,easie r terms for FHA home buyers, and the avail- 'ability of money for mortgages. Republican sponsors told the House yesterday the bill would as sure a record of 1,400,000 new [houses this year, help to tear down lums and improve older homes. nd "ba'ptisrri 'for those, w! fib will.:be: a: special, dedicatory j sop vice 'and '_ were n&iJIjhaplified as; • |On PalmjlSu.riaajjvJAi^ , , morning set vide', th 1 fes(b' chudi-en 'will takes the vows ':bf j church imember- II tii! 'i • ' ' " '' • '. '• ' ' , se boys and girls are mostly 4th 'graders in school, and the older children in the Junior Department who are in the 5th and 6th frades are also continuing thfelr tudy of church membership. The 5th graders are studying the Life of Jesus with emphasis on church membership, and the 6th graders are taking a 7-week study course on "What It Means to Be a Christian." Mrs. J. W." Perkins, head of the Junior Department) is .in charge of these studies. *Hope Man Official ~of AASC District LITTLE ROCK UP) — State Sen Marvin Jones believes the next 25 years will "go down in history as the era in which we learned to use our soil." Jones spoke yesterday at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Association of Soil Conservation Dif- trict Supervisors. The convention Jjnds today. The 200 delegates also heard D. A. Williams, SCS national administrator, advocate national leg islation to create "watershed pro grams." He said such programs would ' all low flood control to begin at the farm level with soil treatment anc small reservoirs to catch run-off water, The association adopted a sug- gj'estionally President R. S. Rain- Ivater of Walnut Ridge to increase its districts from four to seven. NeV vice presidents of these areas are: Bill Seeger, Leslie, Northwes Alfred. NO. Mopne, Swifton, East Central John Ed Chambers, Dan ville, West Central 'C0hrad N Glover, Sheridan, Central Homer G. Towns, Forrest City, Northeas BJmory A. Thompson, Hope, South west and W. W. Wren, Arkansas Jity, Southeast, Bible Class to Hold Barbecue Men of Century Bible Class will held their annual spring barbecue a,t 7 o'clock in the . ll^««JJ* Price Slash Brings lN[o , Buy ing Surge WASHINGTON iff}— Price cuts which took effect yesterday as a result of lowered excise taxes — ranging from pennies on most terns to hundreds of dollars on expensive furs—brought no marked buying surge. A national sampling of opinion f The Associated P.ress showec hat v irh,ei;chahts igehe'i-aily 'bijjpec't- ed the :sales tax cuts,,oq, hundreds of items to, spur buying in th'e cpmin^: weeks j, B,ut most of. them sdidu£ljiei''<i;'had': beins'nt). hcfttb(jabi^ reaCub'n> ! th"e first 'day;H' •. ('''•!' Ibrt'many items, the 1 ^etahrpric;es s because the tax on those items levied at the manufacturers .evel, and merchants generally lad not been told how much theit 3r.ices would be cut. Many said it would be a week or more be- Eore all their price tags fully re fleeted the_ tax cuts. But on such things as furs and jewelry, the tax at the retail leve: dropped immediately. Butter prices dropped too yes terday, in the wake of an ordei by Secretary of Agriculture Ben son reducing the level at which the government • supports the price. The cut was about 8 cents on top grades. In some cities, the initial drop was 5 cents a pound or even less. But in many it ranged around 10 cents and in San Francisco as high a s 18. Butter prices varied regionally, with the general range from 59 to 70 cents. Co I dwell Leaves for Pakistan FAYETTEVILLE Ml — University of Arkansas President John Tyler Caldwell left here yesterday .o begin a four-months assignment is an educational consultant to the Pakistan government. Dr. Caldwell, on leave of absence from the university, will study Pakistan's public education system. I 71/2-POUND NARROWS BASS — Mrs. Clarence Bercher of ' Detroit, Mich., landed this magnificent catch at Narrows Lake Monday, March 29. it's a 7'/i-pound .large-Hiouth bass. Mr. and Mrs. Bercher were the week-end guests of Ml. and Mrs. Manuel Hamm of Hope, who have an Owens cruiser sjptioned at Daisy. M'rs. Owen Atkins Mrs. ( Arch Turner Arkansas Weather For April 2-6: ARKANSAS —Temperatures will range from 2-5 degrees below normal. Normal minima 42-52. Normal maxima 64-76. Turning colder over the weekend. Warmer Tuesday. Precipitation moderate. Hope Woman New Welfare LITTijEi ; ROCK<'iff> .-i; H Welf are i De- Coal produced in the United States on an average day is equivalent to 20 pounds for every persons in the country. partment field investigators begin a blanket check late this month of all nursing homes in Arkansas caring for department client. Welfare Commissioner A. J. Moss, who announced the plan yesterday, said Miss Beryl Henry of Hopes already has completed an investigation of several homes to see if welfare clients are receiving humane treatment. Earlier, Moss had said that if Miss Henry found that conditions were bad, field supervisors would be dispatched immediately to complete a blanket check. Teachers, to Be Honored The two teachers who have the longest period of service in Hempstead County .will receive.'.certificates of award for' life': member- 1 ship in ithe .Arkansas Education A'^ sociatioi'i at the' .District' S/'AEA 1 •meeting at Southern State Colleg^: Magnolia, today,, , . ; . ••" ; Sehdtors Want to Be Sure That Sears Is Impartial as Entire Deal Was Badly Mishandled ••.Reflection for Ike in . . . . By REXCHANE Y WASHINGTON ( UP) — Hep. Leo E. jAllen (R-I11.) chairman of one of |he most powerful committees in ' Congress, predicted today that President Eisenhower : will be a candidate again in 1950 and will be re-elected. ' Allen who frequently sits in on Mr. Eisenhower conferences with- legislativ e leaders, shrugged off reports: the President is disinclined to take on another four years in the White House after he completes his i present term. "He will "be a candidate again." the Illinois Republican said in an intehrvi^w. "He may be a bit reluctant -, but if he is, he'll be drafted. He'll, be re-elcted too, because the American people are sold on what he^has done, and on the legislative program he hs . recommended,'/ Allen j4s chairman of the House Rules Committee, which funnels legislation to the floor after it has "been approved by legislative committees! <He works closely with SpeakeE Joseph W, Martin, Jr. and^RilL Charles A. Halleck of IndianaTHepublica n lloori^leader. On the basis of his past recoid, Allen is not what some membeis refer, to as a "New Deal Republican." He consistently opposed the new' "'deal' -and fair deal programs By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON (#•) Investigating Senators said today th-jy will ask Samuel P. Sears fo rricw assurances that ha could be fuiiy. im- ing a row between Sen. McCarthy (H-Wis) and top Arfy officials?. Sen. Potter (R-Mich) said he for one will ask Sears to reflect on prior utterances- praising McCat- thy.an d then say "if he still feels he can do an impartial investigation." Sen. Jackson (D-Wash), another Senate investigations subcommittee member who had a hand in the negotiations which brought Scars to the job, said he also wants that done when the subcommittee again meets with Sears, probably Monday. Sears, who flew, back to Boston after meeting with the subcommittee here yesterday, >told newsmen upo n his arrival there he feels he has "not done anything that would disqualify me." The prominent Boston tria' lawyer told a news conference here yesterday lie was determined to tackle the job as counsel "as dis passionately as I can," without anj "partisanship." Arkansans Lose Commonwealth Fight WASHINGTON * — Setts, Fttt* right and McClellan yesterday ost an attempt to give Hawaii nd Alaska commonwealth status nstead of statehood. The Arkansas Democrats voted •1th the minority when the amend* ment was defeated 60-24, By LYLE C. WILSON WASHINGTON (UP) — The in vesligation of Sen. Joseph R, Me Carthy and his aides has taken a new twist to establish itself unor posed as the most mishandled bus! ness of the 83rd Congress. McCarthy's friends on the inves tigating subcommittee,! f any hnve put themselves on the spot They are the Republican mem ber-3 who proposed Samuel P Sears of Boston to be special sub committee counsel. Sears is to d: rect the Inquiry into alleged pre« sure by McCarthy and one of hi aides to obtain Army favors fo another aide who was drafted. Republica n subcommittee mem bers now find themselves in a po sition where they must ,find ,th senator and his aides guilty, a " " " " " -s> bounty, '' -'- that Miss Henry had found onlyj minor rules infractions so far. But, he added that the department feels the survey should be completed at once rather than wait for one person to make the, entire investiga- :Mrs v ;Arclr [fuiiner,,. whbjihas taught 36 years in the county,,'•' Elementary School in Hope and al so a sixth grade teacher, will receive her award from the Hempstead County Classroom Teacher?' Association, with 'Mrs. Frank- Mason, CTA president, making the presentation. On behalf of the Hempstead County, Education Association, Carl Brady president of the association and superintendent of Spring Hill Schools, will present the award to Mrs. Turner, who is> junior high school English teacher and librarian at Spring Hill. , , Mrs. Atkins assumed her first teaching assignment in the summer of 1915 at Chambless School House, a one-room school. Other county and teaching positions include Stanton, Hopewell, Shovei* tion. He said that after all reports are filed, Miss Henry will continue to make systematic, routine checks of the homes as a permanent investigator. There May Come a Time When Machines Take Over the World If there Is a World Left ByHA UBOYUE NEW YORK U?i — There came a time when machines took over the rule of the world from people, thousand years after that Roger Robot and his son, Junior Robot, sat playing chess and talking of the past. Behind them, an oilcan in his hand, stood their faithful human slave. Adam who w v as proud to be in the service of two such distinguished machines. :'The human race all bvit destroyed itself in the Third World War with an instrument called the hydrogen bomb," repelled Roger. "Then they developed an even more terrible bomb, one that could be made out of hot air. "As there was even more hot natives in a place called Outer Canarsie. "As men go, Fr.ankenswitch. was fairly billiant, although naturally he couldn't solve half the problems That I can, He had tjie heart but lacked the tubes. "Frankenswitch hated people because they wrecked their lives with stupid emotions. But he loved machines because they perform the tasks they are built for, and never attack each other. "So he constructed a series cf machines. some simple, some (Them like myself) extremely complicated, but each with an orderly task to do in an orderly world. "With our help it was easy for him to subject the frightened Springs, and Patmos. entered the profession Since sho 39 years ago, she has taught all of them except for a period of two years. During the 17 years that she was at Patmos four schools were consolidated there. She served part of the time as principal of the elementary school and as lunchroom supervisor. In 1943 she came to Oglesby School in Hope as a fifth grade teacher. Since 1950 she has held her present position as Garland School principal. Her 37 years in the teaching pro' fession is unique in that she has been neither absent nor tardy. Sho has a BSE degree from Henderson State Teachers College, Arkadelphia. Mrs. Turner entered the teah- ing profession in 1913 at Rocky Mound, where she was a student herself, In 1917 came her first real assignment at 'Spring Hill, where she has lived since 1919. Of her 39 years of teaching, three were spent outside the county at Midway, • In 1950 after attending summer sessions and classes on Saturday, she received her BSE degree frorn Henderson State Teachers College. Prior to this time she had earned her college hours through correspondence and extension work. Mrs. Turner was chosen for the Hempstead County Who's Who in the teaching field and in outstand 5 ing community work in 1953. Very active in her profession, Mrs. Turner has expressed no thoughts of retiring, recommends gram generally:) " ie Arrieric,^ j pejbple', .1 ' jw' ny complete' support." He sara'phe discounts reports that ihv EiSeiabbwer is not enthusiastic a bout .the prospects of serving four more years in the White House after his present terms expires in 195G. The Republican administration will accomplish a lot during the first term of Mr. Eisenhower," Allen said. "But I have no doubt that when the time comes, the President will see many move things that thinks should be done for the benefit of the American people. * "Therefore, I think he will be a candidate for re-election and will be re-elected. ''If my guess is wrong, and the President is not a candidate, thn they won't stop fhe party from drafting him.". of former Presidents Roosevelt and Truman. But he has gone down the line for Mr. Eisenhower's program. "I .think: the president has the support of the; great rnajority .of the American 1 ; petiple^','ij''heii sa;id. "Although Iirn'ay.npt,agree ; !h ev Says Penicillin Is Least Toxic LOS ANGELES .(/P —Th e men who discovered penicillin, Sir Alexander Fleming of London, says that 10 years' experience with it has demonstrated that it is the least toxic of antibiotics. "People have died of aspirin poisoning but none of penicillin poisoning," he told a group of newsmen. "You couldn't commit suicide with penicillin if you wanted to." Furthermore, he said, only 2 to 0 per cent of those using penU cillin developed any allergy, and many of these in only a minor degree. air than hydrogen available, you-Canarsie peasants ap,d teach them could predict what happened. Jn the Fourth World War, fought with their job -- whjpfc wa,s no more and no ^ss than tq |feep us irj,&\ Indochina f aimers a.|te« chin Man Confesses Slaying Wife ST. LOUIS, Mo., (UP) -.Robert G. 'Thomas 37 confessed the murder of. his wife Ruth last anight after his father had uncov evcd her body in a shallow grave behind the couple's St. Louis county home. Thomas admitted he had stabbed his 88-year-old wife several times during an. argument in the kitchen of their home two weeks ago, pn the night of March 18, He aid he then carried her to a bedroom whpre he stabbed her V&fP... whitewash;,"; 5 -' -'"' ' The fact that Sears had sough the job became public after Re publican and Democratics suborn mitte e members unanimously ha voted to employ him. Thereafter it beame known here that Sear was one Harvard graduate who ha been battling his own universil; and individual faculty members i behalf of McCarthy. Sen. Karl E. Mundt (R-SD) temporary chairman of _ the. , suB committee for the invpstigation said Sears was recommended', b, Chairman Leverelt Saitonstall (E MassJJ oil jthe i^eiiato;!, Aifmoct ices tcdmmiti'eei 1 u '(• H » < /., T ~ IT i , ' i 11 11 I . I, <*mji V.j(|i.t.>.' flrti,i ,»»{ ii Judge Understands BIRMINGHAM, Ala. MV-Klndl Juvenile Court Judge Talbot El lis dismissed charges yesterda against Billy McGowan for 'freein his doomed pet Jiggs and 20 othe dogs from the city pound. Judge Ellis said he believed th dogs wore freed accidentally, a the 12-year-old boy had said whe he was charged with maliclou mischief, When Jiggs was picked up as utray after following Billy t school, the boy diah't have th $6 required fpr pound fees. H went to the pound for a "Jast vis it" with Jiggs before the <Jog wa placed in the gas chamber, Billy testified that as he wa leaving the pen his sleeve mus have caught in a latch and open ed the pen door, He said he wa outside getting on his bjcycl when Jiggs and the other dog came running out, Statehood Bill Heads for House Trouble WASHINGTON W 1 )—House Speak' r Martin (R-Mass- said today he ioesn't see much hope for the Alaska-Hawaii statehood Jjlll In ts combined form. The Senate passed the measure i7-28 late yesterday but there is itron g opposition in the House to jranting statehood to Alaska. The louse voted earlier in the session for statehood for Hawaii, and the aftn0ti S. VfW chief 55, Vahdenberg EST, at Walter tal of catocet. ,; His Defense, The retired tour-staf been irtjfatlilig health}' The nature of his ilto officially' disclosed death/" j .* ' < M , At his bedslre,when'l his wife, Gladys hll'" Hoyt Si turned his faillei' By FRANK W. VAILUE WASHINGTON (M — Hawaii and Alaska, fresh from a Senate triumph, headed toward a new obstacle today in their quest .for statehood. The Senate yesterday rebuffed efforts of opponents to sidetrack, a bill to admit both territories as states and passed it Wf-28. > But' some lawmakers, predicting trouble in the House, felt the Senate victory might turn'- into an ironic April Fool's joke. Danger to the statehood bill'- iri the House comes from the Senate';* action, largely maneuvered by Democrats, tying in Alaska . to what was originally a.bill.to admit only Hawaii. \\ Some Alaska statehood advocates expressed hope 'President Eisenhower could' be persuaded',,to lift his now and his party ' jectiohs, which have_, been/ 1k en the expressed ground'that —„, ka is, nor yet ready t6 become s a state. r Sen,i Andergpn, (D-NM) aid/. this bill, }to,pa&s Faubus May Oppose Goy, Cherry LITTLE ROCK f/P),,- nqwspaporman Orvdl ,y that he known at a news conference at 3 p. m. to morrow. Faubus, a key lieutenant iri the administration of former Gov, Sid McMath, disclosed previously that he was considering making Jthe 'gubernatorial rsice. The only candidates who have announced for the office so fa,r are Gov. Cherry and Gus McMil- of Sheridan. Faubus was an administrative sistant to McMath. Ijte alsp was ahighwa y commisgloer, and highway director under the former governor.wh o lost to Cherry in the 1952 runoff primary. The Huntsville political leader has been critical at the present ministration's highway prograpx and of Cherry's tax revision program submitted for congideratipn as a constitutional amendment, Faubus currently is operating from a temporary headquarters at the Hotel Marion In Little Ropk. All Around the Town ByTh» A small crowd, especially for a rodeo, saw some of the roughest stock ever brought hpre last night in the opening performance of the 105 Ranch Rodeo , . , it plays again tonight and Saturday . , . two riders were injured last night, one, Andy Anderson of Rankin, T§xas was up on "Hell-to-Set" which was about the meanest critter ot the!m all ... the horse broke its back and had to be destroyed but not before putting Andy in Branch Hospital with a possible hip or pelvis fracture another rider was trampled but nqt seriously hurt in the wild horse stampede , , „ that's when they turn 30 wild horses loose at one time and the rider? haye to get up pn one and switch tQjth.e back of another pne . . „ 9\\ for $10, if {hey do it,,. what 8 way to. make a living. Don McQueen, $Q« of Mr, Mrs. O. A, McQueen, a^d Lynn, Davjs made quite a record, a|^ debate team at H,en4e/s0n, tWs ir£*aii ii/innfncr 9.4 ulntm*! Afl '.V, ^KMB.! year, 24 Stiff Northwestern teams and even in Anally losing were rated lent". Finis Johnson, Washington irja}! carrier |or the past 25 years, retired effective M^rch 31 .', , h§ was, with the mail service for mwe than years MeJ?ort has been appointed temporary Vier, Apparently Miss Bjeryl •of Hope has become permanent investigator lor the State pepartment Looks like ...... . „_ |md any oil in H,ejnps,fc|a,d |t By'' pgogteSs ihe.jw^aihj tUre rfa$n|| degrees H be}pw' £ J« t*>jrjp^Wg$x tana. ported states. j Ings Fined f«fi; phis Far

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