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To City Subscribers: If you fail to get your Star please telephone 7-3431 by 6 p. m. and a special carrier will deliver your paper. Star 55TH YEAR :VOL. 55 — NO. 143 Star at Hap* tB9$, Pr*ii 1*27 , Coniolldattd Jan. It, If Iff \_ HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 1954 M«mber: thfc Art6c1«t«l P*e« & Audit ••W« •( C AT. N*t Paid Clrtl. « Mo*, ending S*»t. 30, 1»SJ r* Sears to Get Full Backing ofSen.Mundl By G. MILTON KELLY -iHvASHINGTON UP) — Sen. Munrlt (R-SD) said today it would take "solid" information o£ bias to deprive Samuel P. Sears of his job as special counsel for the investigation of charges exchanged between Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) and Army officials. And the senator indicated he doesn't expect such information to be produced. {J^undt, acting chairman of the )^5nate investigations subcommittee, said in an interview he has no present intention of calling a meeting Monday to go into allegations that Sears has publicly shown himself to be an admirer of the Wisconsin senator. Mundt said ha wants Sears to "set up his office and go to work with the subcommittee on ground rules" for the investigation. The probe, ordered March 16, has been Jffilayed while a search for a counsel was conducted. Latest targel date mentioned was April 12. But developments related to the McCarthy-Army row continued ir several directions: 1. The Defense Department an nounced last night it had referred to the Justice Department for "appropriate action" — not furthei explained — the case of former laj. Irving Peress. Peress, a New Pork dentist, several times refusec to answer questions about possible subversive connections, claimin the privilege of the Fifth Amend ment to the Constitution. He was called to active duty a an Army dental officer, promoted and honorably discharged. McCar thy contended he should have been court martialed. Peress said McCarthy's state jjjoents about him were "nonsense, "ast night he said that "wherever this matter may be brought, I:ex pect to get a fair hearing than before Sen. McCarthy." 2. The Defense Department an nounced also the nameing of a spe cial counsel to present "the fact on behalf of the .Army" at thi forthcoming hearings. He is Joseph N. Welch, a nativi of Primghar, Iowa but, like Sears ,*jow a lawyer practicing in Boston ^Velch, 63, said he conceived h! role was to develop "the pertinen facts, whether they help or hurt' and that he had been promise full disclosure ; pf all such material Officials said he vtfas serving 1 with out compensation or expense re imbuiife'pment. He is a graduate o Grinn'eil College and Harvard Lai School 'and says he has had n connection with the Army sine World War I. $ John G. Adams, the Army general counsel, like Roy Conn, the regular counsel for the investigations subcommittee, is involvRd personally in the charges and countercharges to be probed. 3. The Army said last night that Pvt. G. David Schine, a former unpaid consultant to the McCarthy subcommittee who became one of the central figure in the row with the Army, would not get ©.he assignment he had requested — an advanced school 'for military police criminal investigators. Army officials had said previously that it would . be ynusual to assign to this school any soldier who, like Schine, had only recently completed basic training, but that he would-be considered. The ruling last night was that he hatl too little experience to qualify for .special assignment. ($> Yesterday's developments thus ANCIENT CORN—Fossilized tiobs found in a bat cave in New Mexico shed new light on the origin of corn. Paul C. Mangelsdorf, Harvard professor, holds a 5500-year-old cob, hardly bigger than a present-dayJ«!rneL_ House Likely to Go Along on Housing GBy CHARLES P. WASHINGTO N touched on virtually every major ramification of the resounding row between the Wisconsin senator and civilian officials of the -Army, beginning with the Peress case which initiated its most violent phase. BARRETT ... - Republican leaders predicted today.;..President ISisenhower's embattled housing? program woiild emerge from* th'S' House just about the way the President asked for it. They commented after the House passed and sent to the Senate late vesterday a bill carrying $5,566..£18,763 for housing agencies, the Atomic Energy Commission, the Veterans Administration, TVA and other independent federal agencies for the fiscal year starting July 1. The bill was stripped of any new authority for the government to build new low-rent public housing projects. Eisenhower and top House leaders accepted, the interpretation that, they could build 35,000 \neti 'units ; next;jyear -i under pT9.YJioii.is acts; • This : Sjie\v:;rtyas' dis- pu'tija : by' otliein Vetei<aiv,GOp5 members. House leaders called up for do- bate today a wide-ranging bill carrying out Eisenhower's pro sosals for slum clearance and easier loan terms for buying or improving homes. No conclusive voting is likely before tomorrow. H9use Speaker Martin (,R-Mass) said Republicans would sponsor an amendment to this bill to authorize construction of 35,000 more public housing units in the fiscal year starting July 1, 1955. Eisenhower had requested authority to build 35,000 units each year for the next four years — a tota' of 140,000. But Martin said authority to build 70,000 units over the next two years would be satisfactory to the administration, with the program for the other two years to be considered later. Chairman Wolcott (R-Mich) of the House Banking Committee, which approved the over-all housing bill, said he was confident Congress would enact most of the President's many housing proposals. Soviets Try Switch, Ask to Join Up By JAMES MARUOW WASHINGTON 'Jft —-Some day the world takes on an Alice-in Wonderland look. Yesterday wa Classified Ad Finds Boy a Home MEMPHIS, Tenn. W) — A teenager, who advertised for a home "with someone who will like a boy" so he could finish high school, has chosen one from more than 100 offers. Gene Hing 17, of Newbred Tenn., moves in with Mr. and Mrs.. Morey Evans at suburban Spring Lake today. Gene described himself as "healthy and ambitious" and willing to work hard . around the house. But Mrs. Evans said that's out for now ^-he's got too mi)ch "catching up" to do in school. He quit school last December in the 10th grade. His parents were divorced, no one in his family was in a position tp take care pf him,, his aujrt. MV|, Dock Workers Back on Jobs After 29 Days By JOHN BAUSMAN NEW YORK Wl — Striking long- hpremen, who for 29 daya,have >aralyzed the New York" water- ront, were to return to their, jobs oday, ending the port's longest lock strike. Under pressure from the government arid its own wageless mem jers, jfhe Independent Internation- 1 Longshoremen's association, rdered an end to the multi-mil' ion-dollar walkout last night. ILA President- William V. Bradey, after conferring with harassed and wSary strike leaders, announced: "The strike is over >. . . we bow o the mandate of our government and order an immediate return to work." ILA officials estimated 10.00C men would turn out for the firsl day back at. work. This is half, the j normal 20,000 employed, on the city's piers. { By Monday, however, full gangs jlus extra workers were expected .o get to work on the backlog of >50 million' dollars worth of cargo led up by the strike. The old 'ILA, competing fiercely with the AFL for control of dock labor, had once firmly declared it would not end the strike until the Rational Labor Relations ;Board recognized it as bargaining agent "or longshoremen. The "night before the strike ended the union was still trying. to": bargain with the New York-New Jersey -Waterfront Commission. It offered to end the strike if the commission would agree to return work permits lifted from 65 ILA members. The commission answered there can be no "compromise with lawlessness." When the end finally came, it was ^without condition of ajiy kin<J'.' The ILA was under heavy: pro's- •Vn ^r$yB II/' 'V£Vfl$™ Heamif By HANOI, Fi-einch still held tins' northwestern early today. , . A brief French repelled 'Vietmift1i"Mt Aight to ' break * thr flitch defenses had wavei dcrous nlsWed-r within'a ftule o! Ier income placet* The outnumberijd^ garrison climb,. deSpe'ri narrowing'' "' bunkers were' iri tibn' H-BOMB BLAST —One or :he first pictures releasedby Federal Civil Defense Administration shoeing the H-bomb explosion In the fall of 1962. It caused the greatest destruction ever noted from- a single explosive device. The test Island (Elugelab) of the atoll completely disappeared. -The resulting nuclear "fireball" was the largest ever produced. Federal Civil Defense Photo From NEA Service, Inc. • . The bill Would, among other tilings: 1. Permit the President to increase limits on FHA home mortgages. 2. Lift the ceiling on FHA insured loans for home repairs and improvements from £2,500 to $3,000, and maximum term from 3 years t o5 years. 4. Provide that the President could fix interest rates on loans nsured by the FHA and the Veterans Administration. 5. Provide for federal assistance to local governments not only m slum clearance, as under present law, but in improving and conserving blighted and determiprating areas. 6. Provide for more liberal terms on government-insured loans to private builders for slum ance work. Unlimited, Inc. Plans 2-Day Meet LITTLE ROCK UO — The annual two-day meeting of Ducks Unlimited, Inc., pppns here one of the "days. Less than two months ago Rus sia's Foreign Minister Molotov de manded the North Atlantic Treats Organization (NATO) be abolished Then he laughed out loud at hi own gall. The Western Allies ha created NATO solely as a defens against Russia. '• Yesterday the Russians pulled a switch. Now, they said, they'd consider joining NATO, Once in, they'd be entitled to the West's defense secrets. A Washington wit who heard. : pf this said: ' ' : -; j. ; ;; ;;j: 'That's : the, same j.as if Ue'Ss'e James askedjfor a-job]iin Ft.;,K,nox, counting 1 th;4| ,gold; : witti the!'privilege of unlimited take'' homd pay." The State Department, much more stiffly, said: . ' "It is a maneuver to gain admittance within the walls of the West to undermine its security." It may have been rip such thing Th e Russians , may never have thought they had 1 - a chance of joining NATO, never have wanted to. Their purpose, since the proposal didn't cost them a dime and xnight cause trouble may have been this. T o drive a wedge between the United States and France and add to Secretary.of State Dulles' problems before he ever reaches Geneva. He's going there April 26 to talk with British France Rusia and the Chinese Communists about Asian problems, Korea and Indochina. NATO will be five years old Sunday. Russia has opposed it from the beginning. The 14 member nations are pledged to help one another if British attacks. The United States wants some of the NATO members on the European mainland, mainly West Germany and France to pool their troops in a single -armytha t could stand off a Russian.- attack until the United States and Britain swung into action. , The West Germans name approved creating a new batch of soldisrs which would not be in a German army but in a single army with the French — The European Defense Community (EDO. . The French, fearful of seeing the Germans rearm under any circumstances, have stalled about agreeing to EDC although they're members of NATO. Without EDC, NATO would be a shell. If the Russians could discourage the French from getting into EDC, they would practically destroy NATO. So they've worked overtime. In late January and early February Molotov met in Berlin with Dulles and the foreign ministers of Britain and France, Eden and BJ- dault. He produced a plan which would throw the United States out of a'-l its European alliances at one stroke: That NATO be abolished and I? nations pf Europe fqrm a security strike "forthwith." The board on Thursday ordered a new bargaining election and threatened to rule the ILA off the ballot unless the strike was stopped. Confederate Veteran Dies at 108 Years AUSTIN; ,Texj W ; ' : Rights Law of Legislature LITJCLE ROCK W) —'Soil, con- serva|ion experts today asked-"the '1055 general Assembly to enact a wate'4 rights law which will "ef- fectufte the best use of water resources in this state." A resolution urging passage of the law was adopted at the final session of the annual two-day meeting of the Arkansas Association of Soil Conservation Districts here. R. k Rainwater of Walnut Ridge, president of the organization, said lbfi proposed law will be controversial because it would set up pri- oritygrights for use of surface wa- "The association also pledged its support to the Arkansas congressional delegation in the affort .to extend the Pope-Jones act to this slate. The act allows the Farmers Home Administration to furnish long-term, low. interest loans to farmers in 17 westsrn states for establishing irrigation facilities. Yesterday, State Sen. Marvin Melton of Jonesboro told, the delegates that the next 25 years will "go down in history as the era in which we learned to use our soil." Thomas , , , |]Ln the l ofji,tt i ^nnes5ee'»:.' dotjghty ad- and E j/an|s ' : j iRiiidle, i Department 1 Store Sales Nosedive ST. LOUIS Iff) —Department store sales in the Eighth Federal Reserve District nose dived last week, as compared, with the sim- ila period a year ago when Easter shopping was at its peak. The decline fo rthe district, based on retail dollar amounts, averaged an estimated 16 per cent. The downturn by. cities was 11 per cent at Memphis, Tenn., 14 jer cent at Little Rock, Ark., S7 >er cent in the St. Louis area, 18 >er cent at Louisville, Ky., and 22 jer cent in • eight smaller cities. The estimated salsis, decline in the district for the four weeks that ended Saturday was 11 per cent For the y ear to date, sales, are running an estimated 5 per ceni proud colonel of the Confederate Air Force, is dead . today. Just two weeks shy of his 108th birthday, Riddle died last night at 10 p. m. CST, to leave only four surviving veterans of the Civil War. The white-haired little man with the shy, pixie smile had been pheu- since January. First he had pneumonia, then a failing heart, but his grim battle for survival astounded doctors. They said old age killed him. He died at the Texas Confederate home for men where he had played dominoes, met old friends and newsmen, and stayed in bed most of the time since January, 1950. He had wanted to live to be 110 and to die at his home in Wichita Falls, Tex. He is scheduled to be buried his family said today, at Burkburnett, Tex, When lias not been decided. Riddle, for 18 months of the Civil War, served as a private in Co, 1, 22nd Regiment, Army of Tennessee. He liked to tell of his Airbase iRembvedi days kept under Robert E. a picture of the Lee -and Southern commander over his bed. * "Five times I thought my life was worth a minute," he recalled. "Snipers were shooting at me from the tops of trees. I didn't know 1 was hit, but my general says to me, 'Thomas, you're full of bullets.' And I looked and had been shot five times In my side." Besides his other mythical titles, Riddle also held colonelcies on the staffs, of the governors of Texas and Louisiana. He proudly pointed to framed citations on the wall of his room here attesting to his various "ranks." LITTLE ROCK The AFL Operating Engineers Union today ordered removal of its 3%-month- ol d picket line at the jet bomber base construction site at nearby Jacksonville. The site has been picketed smc« last Dec. 15 in protest enforcement of a 56-hpur work week without overtime payby contractors D. B Hil 1 and S. E, Evans. Grading and clearing work being done by these contractors is ex pected to be completed within 10 days. E. W. Wilkerson, business agen for the Operating Engineers, saic the picket s would be removed pending negotiations with the Tecoi Construction Co., of Dallas, which has a four million dollar contrac' for paving at the base. On occasions, picketing has been maintained around the clock, bu work at the base site has contm ued. Pickets were on duty at five roads leading into the base before the removal order was issued to day. W. Harold Veazey, president o the Little Rock Trades Council said removal of the pickets would lead to good faith in the negotiations with Tecon, involving eight or 10 other crafts as well as the_engineers. under last, year. ,- t^-1 ' • -'•- -•>-••.-,Contracts Let for Guard Armories LITTLE ROCK (fl Contracts for construction of National Guard armories at Bentonville and Brinkley were awarded ' yesterday to firms from North Little Jtock Rogers, Stuttgart and Bentonville .F-.. C. .Lairamore of Rogers sub mitted the low general contrac bid of $37,875 for the Bentonville armory. Van Joyce Co., of North Little Rock was low in its genera contract bid for the Brinkley pro ject with $38,380. . Cox-,Electric Co, mi Stuttgart bid $2,070,!for electrical wprk at Ben tonvillev-and $1,870''rind''Brinkley. Calliion-McKiney Co. of Benton ville received the plumbing and heating contract for the Benton ville project with a low bid o $3,949. Boone Hays and Plumbing & Heating Co. of Stuttgart was lo\\ with $3,731 for the Brinkley a mory. SOjnnosesI ' pttH grpup of MM* owq, '-svjjh the United, ' Loaded Trailer Crashes Bridge HOT SPRINGS — A 38,350- pound trailer truck crashed trough the Cedar Creek bridge on Highway 88 east of here last night, when the steel ovarhead structure collapsed. The t ruck driver, Lawrenpe Burton Wiles of Memphis, was injured sjightly. Wiles, who was haul.ing a load Pardoned Slayer Robbery Suspect 'MUSKOGEE, Okla. (ffl — A '41- year-old pardoned slayer from Arkansas pleaded innocent here yus- terday tin .a' robbery by force charge, which carries a maximum penalty of death. Joel R, Carson, freed Jfro.ni an Arkansas prison in 1952, was arraigned before District Court Judge E. A. Summers. He will be tried during the April 19 court term, Carson is accused pf robbing a Muskogee grocery at gunpoint on June 4, 1953. He was ' pardoned April 4. 1952 from the Arkansas prison from a life sentence fpr the slaying of > Arabs Push for U. N. Conference UNITED NATIONS, N. Y, W) — Arab delegates pressed today fo an urgent U. N. Security Counci meetin g to bring Israel to tas for the latest border killings ii neighboring Jordan, fsrael quickl branded the move an "effort t cover up Jordanian guilt" by spoi lighting isolated cases. Lebanon, sole Arab member o the 11-nation council, called fom ally last night for a hearing o the raid last Sunday night on th Jordania n village of Nahalin in which nine Arabs were killed. Lebanon said it was acting on behalf of Jordan, which is not a member of the U. N, Meanwhile, Western delegations studied the possibility of a brpader hearing on the whole worsening situation in Palestine, The latest Arab demand for action in the U. N. was made in a letter from Lebanese Delegate Edward A, Rizk to Russia'b Andrei Y. Vishmsky, president of the Security Council tnis month, Rissk said he hoped the council would take up the matter next week. At Long Last Air Force to Get Academy WASHINGTON, (UP)—The U.S. Air Force—at long last to have ts own academy like the ArmJ*s West Point and the navy's Annapolis—probably will select" a construction site within a month, authorities said today, > President Elsenhower signed a hill authorizing ' $126,000,000 .' for he project at a White • House, ceremony yesterday. The • action ^ Climaxed a five-year campaign which Mr. Eisenhower supported (from .he start^ • ( :' '' •> f Selection Of a iwestern jjlte "ftfe the <ne\v 'academy to h train'' junior Vietminh., their. " vCoip, hurled a[ t liurn, against; Die^MBieh engulf' it -sfpr^hfef victory French that the killed or ,wov down r o The^FrericK^laimed" ,7|M \W/aY*o IftllrtfT*"' f J j > k*" ' 'T"J*V W*-i ts JftlMBUr ^ •?• fa <t, t,;w their 'own 1 ' Senill ;w4&]pii thcAHfiiwf" uuj*ty.-ii,'.-u>.iiiiiupu, im-tu^'.-i -out i vtiu « field still Tis described' bfticidlly as wide open, AH'but three states are in with bids, many of thern with multiple choices. • ' Ah- Secretary Harold E. Talbott will name-civilian members Pf,3 five-man site selection board Boon, probably v Monday,' Gen. Carl Spaatz, fir ( st Air Force chiet', of staff, will' head the board. ' L£ Gen. Hubert R. Harmon, Talbott's special assistant for academy matters, wiU be the other Air Force member. There was an unconfirmed report in the Pentagon that Charles A. Lindbergh, recently nominated to be a brigadier^ (general hy the air reserve, might be named to the b'dard 1 . <f '!,"'• Talbott will determine the academy's location, based i on the board's proposals. The decision will not be subject to congress^ ional approval. One of the prob' lems in legislation introduced in previous years was ,that of getting Congress to agree on 8 'site, Mr. Eisenhower's signature on the authorization bill yeste"r day brought near to a realization a dream of many an airman, dating even to days before the Air Force became independent from the Army, No time will be Io3t m getting the project underway. The Army and Navy, which have had to give up 25 per cent ot their academy graduates to the Air Force annually, will applaud on State HqspitaJ guqrd, he was Claim Police Broke His Back SEARCY HP) —Sarn Heller, his body held by a plaster cast, tojd the City Civil Service Commission hove yesterday that his back was broker, as the result of police brutality. Heller testified at a hearing on brutality eharjfes h e filed Police Chief J. C. Hart, ily tuspended frpm duty. The hearing is expected to end. today. Heller sa$ ha wfl? h u,rt after be. ing speedy action as much as the airmen, As soon a s the construction is selected, a temporary academy will be opened at a nearby Air Force base and the first claas o£ 800 cadets will enter in June 1955, Of the total monpy authprr ized $J,OQO,000 is for pie «se at the temporary site. The permanent site is to b§ ready to 1957, and by 1859 ,or thereabout the Air Force hopes to be graduating 600 tfl 759 "* fleers a year, All graduates will be flying ficers. Another year ot training will be necessary fpr pilots, less time for radar-navJgatprtpQmbaf* diers, The struggle for an Air emy began in earnest in 1949 when board appointed by ttye iatJ Defense Secretary Barnes. Forros« tal proppsed constructip,n "w i t ft- put' delay." Mr, Eisenhower, then president of Columbia was vice chairman Pf the . , and. Dr. Robert fc. S^arn^BresJ- don t of CpJpradP "-'--"• chairman. , 'In other ;h,P slum/clea thfc Senate ministrati > Becentrh.istoryt'giv.e tratipn '"" Senate •Last puse, t ing pu Gal^e la|er,' p compromise Sen, Robert potent aliyjpf'ipjilg pprters;in."R"" 4 ' '"•• last summ'e; PiSy^~$jjJI Executive ,di public ed by *&m Actress to Church ~ $sm

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