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W$**>-*>-*Ts, i V <V «r fc f VMI *«nii tutn tipiteh, felt the ltirt.6* h«* eg* to the.bftd, and w»rmth *f with itslrfyfog silver, Stretda hid not nttvtd. 't*of nine year's she »as to wait £ess«. TPhe-i, for -seven more, htm C * left MOM I f A I, HO P t, ARKANSAS Wednesday, April 20, 1955 a slrh$ of frnclured frontier pearls from Rule, N*b., to El Paso, T«*., were normal pt- tfoh* of th<sir hard calling's ic- cejptcd ^trilogy of moral trespast— ""*"' ' ?» sharp cards, shady their unsmiling leader He would drink upott infrequent occasion. In even rarer moments, he would draw to the inside Straight or to the bobtailed flush. *•-—• •-•- his speech he was cleaner women. Not so erfunioit In in* inn.:* „* i^-,.1-.- religious lervor, he more than In the And In the of when Tff ,n,» the e&d Afewure of net th* l*«t *-m ivt,l gpoken, <he stood yaer, me COM wewure of Her me ia«t £jn »*>] tpokeh, »*«rf *teM Jt )a>, frtah and Beneath anothar tree In „.„„.,=, W»* • fljEft. IjaofWUK* MaWHj.Wi-myafd, niti witching still wait* coat I ehe«k, ft'w«s sudden-1ini, whlfe th* rougfi pine box was.LTn »lt "tMittttAk-MihiuhA. ~ *•».* «it^ lj/lt»»A»A«l tk*k 1«»* .kLjA.. 4..tt -. — .i *!. (WWII, once sai.g in some small-town church choir with his guns belted In hidden sacrilege beneath the buttoned sanctity of his just ' cavalry tt ahd in. 1-P '•'MYWkit Along'"* *p«I hot hear her. He was 'and, for the first time memory of the hunted 1, the last clods fell, ard the final words began. Many damnation* of Jess? -ameg^JtUrt in fold fact. But upon 'dne bojirt of ..romantic" record ail accounts remain unanimous. * Zer . * i * cur - sing . foUc ? weis hM . the horses and anxiously scanned the south road for dust-sign of the approaching posse ern Clay County had elected a H*^ publiaan sheriff. His name was Joe Rickardg. A solid, stumpy, unfcn- iginetiu* man his history strangely cut him out for a distinction no other man before of after him was to know. Rlckards tilted his chair against the boarded front of his Liberty lockup, enjoyed the growing warmth of the late November sun. It was a fine Saturday morning. Across the square,'and around it, the normal traffic of a border town on market day moved in orderly, busy progression. Beside him Tuiik Johnson, his right-hand deputy and a local boy of some repute, adjusted the lilt of his own chair. "It don't seem like old times no more," averred Tunk. "Things has been quiet since Jess got winged and hjs boy done took to the brush.'How you reckon he is, any- ways? Old Jess, rade, billfold already open on the polished mahogany of Meffert's bar. "Boys!" The hams heft of his fist crashed the bar, bouncing the filling glasses. "I reckon there Isn't a one, of us ain't glad to see little old Dingus out and around! 1 say the first drink goes to Dingus's ma and the Mimms girl. I allow they brought around where there . _.._,_ body else could have done it. Here's to Mrs. Samuel, boys, and to little Zerelda Mimms! I reckon there ain't nobody left in Liberty is going to take a set at arguing that point. I say, throw 'em down!' old Dingus wasn't any "And I say, throw 'em up! band, ^ -"*"-— « ••«o wica»i»ui|f iwov aiiu wig fne las tffrtaess, fell easily awaj taioL' the othei-s of his wild .••When the moon c«me an 'notably the hunlsom*. lit-na* lattf, tipping the rooms dark, turcd Cole, who never married and t*f» vt*w4*i.iig £«w£>t>Gt j.bi\,iiai uo aiiuL jjis uwn strsam 01 This much must stand upon the Burley at a fly that had tarried ledger of latter-day judgment, lo ° long on the far edge of the against any spelling of murder or boardwalk. He held his counsel un- 1 til the fly had decently drowned. "You can hear anything you want when it comes to that rooster. Personally, I'll believe he's dead when the box is shut and covered The quietly spoken command came mto the smalls of the cele- ajfsr uia jess, i mean.' brants' backs like the cold probe Richards shot his own stream of of a sun. But it was no six-gun, part! up In October of 18G5, rabidly South- T"j' Trr-'^-'•-•--.,--, • yv...-.-.•.—v.-— J.'WCM^''tp'.be-the'first to solicit your support. ^ e '™?™gjs »s^*^^ that I am quite §?»£ 'A&^r '• ^!^'^';|P<^r<^'on of the Council your business fywiplJ&titiywr^ifaYor I assure you that you Ill^lMiiiili.v^/ft'-v^Vj'-^';:---;'^:':;.^;..'- .'. .. • ••- .-. -.• ' .'. •the City Hall and i business. tf/'T?^"?^'^^™^"'*''**/ 1 -' 1 TB " •" i ? i n Ma1 " 11 ^ ADMINISTRA- ^tf)^^"ieflto^l i df|b^ : .^''tHe''X6urK:'fl: v an'd the Board of Public bitertisiB tWat^ll^en^ftlr^s WI1 be for the common benefit of o PtP. tel^v^ . EMPLOYEES. All need not worry about ,n;ojr ,yot«;f6r;: ; :,NO/jbbs will be^cteated for friends. ' f^^*^ : ^*'t$y*k^ '°se our Water & ^nt;.PlQnt;^li:«s|r>xj!^iBpg$d/no^:;f6f naff, aittillibh dollars and we have 'idwtotsriyswdsi^^ •• • IP ^3 ^nj,riQnt;^ifi:«s^rrKj!^gpg$d/no^:;f6f hatf, oWillior ^*%£fi£i$!^^ .. : - tpR'^S^ &||4^-ftVf^ llfe^h : $fl$Ql*$ BRANCHES OF THE CITY'S Jf ^eylery department and try, ».-,«,-• T •.—-••••. J-^MI-M .not we now have, to make our '$$$$$^M^fyerjiad. •', ' ~*^;p.'.y i dlU^'.!l^in.:be. my -desire that the RETTIG Paid for by B. L. Rcttig '* IT** ...» > ". LUCKY NUMBER DAY M,lS^^ K.' 1 .'?;?£•':•'. " i,H Ki SPECIAL PURCHASE v For Thu One Doy Only Ladies Cotton Slips ahd Half Slips : - -•'-, ••„!-!. -,:,. -.,. ...,-.- •••• --.;•.••.. -•• ' • .'• -• •^-.-. -; 1.59 Sh.rfow ips and Half Slips -Mf»*vi<r trim, Gygrgnteed by Gopd Housekeeping. Sizes: Slips 32 to 44, Half. Slips S. M. L. 1.59 Nofret-flisse, o Springmaid Fabric Needs No Ironing Slips and Half Slips Nylon trim, shadow proof. Rip proof seqms. Guaranteed by Good Housekeeping. All sizes. 1.59 .—i" j Tunk started to answer, then glanced across the square. "Speaking of the James boys,' he said, pointing, "aint that Sam coming yonder?' Holmes Not of the caliber to fit into „ regular guerrilla gun, Sam Hi.lmes was a known hanger-on of the out la wed irregulars and, accordingly a fair source of backwoods information. Rickards dropped his chair forward, nodding wordless answer to Tunk's questions. Holmes slid the bay up, wasted no time in Saturday morning amenities. "Jess and the boys has been over to the Platte County Fair. They said to tell you they're coming into Liberty this morning and that no Republican is going to arrest them, neither!' "Thanks,' grunted Rickards. "Dont spur that bay none in get ting him out of here. You throw any more mud on my front stoop T "l jug you." With th<i warning. , , rfolmes wheeled the bay 'and departed It may or may not have been signi- fiant that he held the latther'ed animal to a careful chopstep walk until he had him well clear of Sheriff Joe Rickards' "front stoop.' . "How soon can you pull out? Tunic asked the sheriff! : The sheriff stood .up; '.'I reckon 111 stay around,' he said quietly, and turned and went iiito. his-office. .Chapter IX , Thirteen horsemen entered town at. 10 o'clock Jesse, peacock- proud, though still pale as a» quality - folk bedsheet. cantering , a black gelding at their head. ; The reunited • bravos , included brother Frank, newly returned from his unfortunate following of Quanta-ill into Kentucky,' George Shepherd, who had sided him in that, misguided adventure, Jim Poole, one of the "tattered 25" who had accompanied , Jesse to Texas and who had arrived back in the home state only days- before, Clell Miller, fresh from the brush he had taken to after his parole by i Rogers, and. of coursai Cole and . Oil Shepherd. After a . proper hand-galloped payment of respects twice around the square, during which 'a suit- ble number of storefront' windows were shot out, they headed in the direction of Fred Mcffert's Saloon. Despite the bands roistering good humor, the denizens of Liberty remembered all too well the real article. . : When the carefree boys had haunch-slid their horses up to Meffert's hitching rail, thrown their reins and clumped across the boardwalk, into the saloon's musty interior, the sole inhabitants remaining, on Libert's man stem was a short, squat stranger in a ragged overcoat and pulled- down hat, lounging in front of Harlan's feed store across the street. None of the gang gave him a second look. It was an oversight not like Jesse James. Cole, arm around his pale com- that the overcoated stranger held hip-ready and hammer - cocked in their directions. Jim Poole knocked his glass over in the involuntary jerk o his drinking hand. Oil Shepherd always the first to wet the socia lip had his forty-rod halfway down the hatch. He gasped, strangled, spewed white lightning in four directions. Cole lowered his brimming •> tumbler to the bar without spilling a drop. Not bothering to turn, the big guerrilla looked seculatively into the mirrored back of the bar, made due note of certain aspects of the reflection there. The stranger, hat back now and overcoat collar turned down, bore a striking resemblance to "' "' ~ ards. Further, sawed-ofl 10-guage as if he was not meaning to. hit bobwhites with it. "Boys," said Coleman Younger Sheriff Joe Rick- he handled the gravely, 'we're outnumbered. One to 13. You may play your hands the way you see them, but personally I never bet against a pair of tens showing on the board. I got nothing but a pair of sixes!" "Now then— ~ morless—"you Rickards was hit- loudmouths, you said no Republican could arrest you. I'll learn you a trick or two about that. You'nj arrested.' The: terse words were no sooner out than Tunk Johnson, slunk in through the saloon door and relieved the dumbstruck guerrillas of their guns. It is still a favorite story in Liberty today: that march of the empty-hols tered revolver fighters across the town square and directly into Judge Philander Lucas' waiting courthouse. At the ;ime, the sheepish guerrillas took t for, the most part in good course. Cole, as usual, set the . :emper for the occasion 'by doffing his hat and bowing handsomely to . SUNNING HERSELF-Carol Lawrence finds her placa in the sun on the trunk of a leaning palm tree at Miami Beach, Fla. At the momen,t, that particular tree has nicest limbs in the area. the ladies among the gathering groups of curious and returning the grins and banter of their jibing menfolk. By the time the courthouse steps had been traversed, any remaining element of seriousness to the affair had evaporated in the November sunshine and un- der the obvious good nature of the 'amous' captives. Liberty :let out ts collective breath and had itself a ' good laugh. • Jesse was a man who, could take a joke or leave it " very much alone. In the present case, while is aware as any of his fellows of the ironic humor of Joe Rickards singlehanded capture of 13 cum laude guerrillas, he did not, like them, write the experJience off as good clean fun. .'.-.• •• While he outwardly played his part with as much aplomb as 'cole or Oil or any of them the inner darknesses of his mind were furiously at work. The .subsequent fact that Judge Lucas j for Want of any serious standing charge against. them, reluctantly ordered their rele'ase after a sharp warning to "leave Liberty, out of their future plans" brought no light to those inner darknesses. ;Je'sse saw far beyond the rough banter -of his comrades, as the chastised guerrillas; Vgallpped their horses defiantly out of Liberty an hour later. What could happen once could happen again., They never arrested Jesse •again. (To Be Continued) Court Docket Municipal Court of Hope, Arkansas April 18, 1955. City Docket Roy Dyer, Driving while intoxicated, Plea guilty, fined $50.00 and 1 day in jail. Jtoy Dyer, No brakes on car, Plea guilty, fined $5.00. Marvin Warren, Aggravated assault, Plea guilty, fined $50.00. Ora Jamison, Elmer Pack, No State car license, Forfeited $5.00 cash bond. Jess Atkins, Joseph Logan, Drunkenness, Plea guilty, fined $5.00. Horried Hill, Drunkenness, For- eited $10.00 cash bond. Charles Prescott, Reckless driving, Forfeited $25.00 cash bond. Coleman Montgomery, Willie Jarland, Assault and Battery, 'lea guilty, fined $25.00. Annie Pearl Benton, Roy Loud- erinilk, Assault and Battery, For- eited $10.00 cash bond. Edward Adcock, Running "Stop" ign, Forfeited $5.00 cash bond. Fred Needham, No driver's lic- nse, Forfeited $5.00 cash bond. Paul White, Murphy Crider, Il- legal passing, Forfeited $5.00 cash bond. < Emerson Stewart, Gaming, Plea guilty, fined $10.00. The following forfeited $10.00 cash bond on charge of Gaming: Walter Jackson, Charles Phillips, J. T. Thomas, Hershel Martin, Perry Ware. R. B. Watson, Jeff B. Johnson, Johnnie Hill, Wallace Johnson, Joe Prater. State Docket James Frank Fletcher, Improper passing, Forfeited $5.00 cash bond. Willie Carter. Transporting intoxicating beverage in a dry county, Forfeited $50.00 cash bond . Willie Carter, Possessing excessive amount of intoxicating liquor on a dry county, Forfeited $50.00 cash bond.' Johnnie Eubanks, Disturbing peace, Forfeited $10.00 cash bond. Akins Products, Co., Southern Food Co., /Operating a motor vehicle as lessee-shipper being party to improper lease, Dismissed. About a third cancer deaths in the United States could have been avoided if the cancer had been loc- atd and treatment begun before it started to spread. LUCKY NUMBER DAY SPECIAL PEEL CANE TUB CHAIR These Chairs are hand constructed by Free Chinese Craftsmen. Buy Several and Save. • 16-1- Inch Seat • 27 Inches High • Imported from China • Extra Special • Cash YORK FURKITUR The Quality Name In Air Conditioning York ha$ the most cpm- plete, most versatile of air-conditioners. The most advanced features are included t» provide the full benefits of true air-conditioning. All models cool, dehumidify, and circulate filtered air.. • FOR HOMES • Commercial Use SEE THESE AT YORK FURNITURE FACTS PROVE IT! GET THE FACTS ON "ALL 3" LOW-PRICE CARS AND YOU'LL HAVE PROOF PLYMOUTH IS FIRST: FIRST IN SIZE—By actual measurement, the 1955 Plymouth is the longest car of the low-price 3. (It's even bigger than some medium-price cars.) Plymouth is truly a big car... 17 feet long! FIRST IN -ROOMINESS—Plymouth is also the biggest car inside, with the greatest hip room and leg room. More comfort for you! And Plymouth's trunk, by far the largest in its field, lets you pack practically everything. FIRST IN VISIBILITY—Comparison proves that Plymouth's glamorous new Pull-View windshield—with cornerposts swept back both top and bottom—gives you the greatest visibility of "all 3." FIRST IN BEAUTY—Compare styling and see why Charm, a leading fashion magazine, chose Plymouth "Beauty Buy of the Year." Plymouth's long, sleek Forward Look wins over the hand-me-down styling of the "other 2." FIRS? IN ECONOMY ^-Smoothest and thriftiest engine of all! That's Plymouth's fast-stepping new 6-cylinder PowerFlow 117. Its Chrome-Sealed Action gives you extra thousands of trouble-free miles. FIRST IN COMFORT—Plymouth offers ypu the most comfortable ride you ever experienced in a low-price car. Only the biggest car'in the lowest-price field can give you true big-car riding comfort. FIRST IN EXTRA VALUE—Plymouth gives you many extra-value features that the "other 2" low-price cars don't have. Come in today and let us show you why Plymouth is first for value! Why pay up to $500 more for a car smaller than Plymouth? Don't be fooled by the claims of so-called medium-price cars that they cost practically the same as Plymouth. When you compare price tags you'll find that, model /or model, Plymouth sells for much, much less than medium- price cars, and gives you more car for your money! BEST BUY NEW; BETTER TRADE-IN, TOO I PLYMOUTH . ?> your Plymouth PQC to City Subtcribtrt: If you fail to get your Star please telephon* 7-3431 by 6 p. m.,and Q special carrier will deliver your paper. •W Star AiUb.lt noon, tonlRht, Ffldlij, „, thunderstorms north thtt 1 . 1 Experiment Statlort .... 24-hours ending At 8 *, ffi day, High M, Low 68,' * .04 of an inch. 56TH YEAR: VOL. 56 — NO. 160 Star «f H*M 1«»», Pnii 1*27 ContollfUttrf Jmn. II, 1»1» HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1955 M«mktt: *'* Av. NM f»*M CM. « •*•• »t fc fl, If Mtrtfc fl, IfM WUCtfc Formosa Cease; •Fire Line Plan of U. S. Mission By WARREN RO%ERS ffl — The United was reported today to have sent a hurry-up mission to Formosa to test Nationalist sentiment "or a cease-fire line down the mid- lie of the embattled Formosa Strait. Another factor credited in top congrcssionl circles with influencing the mission was a reported step-up in Russia's deljveres of late type jet planes to Red China. Adm. Arthur W. Radford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Asst. Secretary of State Walter S. Robertson left yesterday on rti 10-day trip to the Nationalist Chinese capital, Taipei. Their plane took off within two hours of the announcement they would go. It was understood intelligence reports indicate the Soviets recently have increased shipments of jets to the Chinese Reds Some of these were said to be of th latest type comparable to the bast U. S. planes. It is the understanding in Congress that none of these planes Syct has shown up to a series of ' air bases being rushed to completion by the Communist along the coast opposite Formosa and the island groups of Quemoy and Matsu. "No crisis is involved,' Secretary of State Dulles said as he left for a weekend vacation. He said the Radford-Robertson trip to see Nationalists leader Chaing Kai- shek involved "normal mainte- flnance of contact in a situation that is' admittedly serious." .; Assignment' of Robertson and Radford to the Formosa mission was considered to be significant. It gave rise immediately to speculation that the United States had a bitter pill it wanted Chiang to swallow. Paisley Dancers to Appear Between Blevins Play Acts In-Between Act specialties for the Blevins Senior Class Play will feature the Fourth grade Square Dance Set of Paisley, instructed by Mrs. John Harrie, and Mis? Betty Cox, a Pantomine artist. The Square Dance Set includes John Whitten and Joy Holt, Duvall Moore and Sue-Taleaferro, Kendall Yocum and Karren Johnson, A. O Fuller Jr., and Lila McCorkle. Title of the play is "Mountain Gal" and curtaintime is 8 o'clock Director of the play is Raymond Honea . .? Hamilton,. Announces for Mayor The Star has been authorized .to anounce the candidacy for Kenneth Hamilton for the office of Mayor of Hope. In behalf of his' candidacy Mr. Hamilton issued the W following statement: "In offering myself as candidate for mayor of the City of Hope I am aware of the many problems of oqr good city. "I am not a stranger to the affairs of our city as I have lived all my working years here." , "I worked in the Arkansas Bank for about 3 years, for Plunkett- 'Jarrell Grocer Company for 15 years and now for more than 10 Jft years I have been in business for myself. "In my twenty eight .years in the business world I feel that I have gained a good sound knowledge that would be of great help 'to me in administering the affairs of our fair city. "I served on the City Council 4 years during the late thirties and 'therefore have experience with city affairs. "I am a member of the Methodist *'f Church and the Hope Kiwanis Club. Hope needs a business administration. Elect me your mayor and you wil have a business 'administration more service for your tax dollar, and equal consid- 'eration to all, thereby making Hope a better place in which to live." Recipes Used in Contest for Mrs. Arkansas (This is the first of a series of recipes which the seven local contestants used in the Mrs, Arkansas contest, sponsored by the Arkansas-Louisiana Gas Company). Hen "Sauce Maringuo" Mrs. Denlse A. Hinton Ingredients: 1 fat hen 3 tablespoon flour i 1 pint water (more if necessary) 1 glass white wine 1 tablespoon salt 1 fresh tomato (may substitute : J cup canned tomatoes). 2 small cans mushrooms Pepper, salt, onion, and garlic , to taste. ' Cut up hen and brown in % cup shortening: When browned, remove hen from pan, add 3 tablespoons flour, water and wine to .shortening, and make a thin sauce. Put shor- ttening browned hen back in this sauce, add salt, pepper, onion, par- s'ey, and tomatoes let copk slowly | vntil tendei. Add rrvashrO'ims and let simmer 20 minutes before seiv| vto* ' _ _ ' Guard's Role in Atom Era Brings Praise By C YATE Me DANIEL WASHINGTON \ffi The National Guard's new role in this era of possible atomic war — a minute man's defense of the homeland— was tested in a surprise mobilization which drew praise from defense planners today. Gliurdsmen in more than 2,000 communities from Florida to Alaska sprang to arms or took to the air last night in response to a surprise alert flashed from the Pen- tegon. Maj Gen. Edgar C. Erickson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said preliminary reports gave "conclusive proof" that the Army and Air Guard can be assembled by the state governors in a "rapid and efficient manner for'service in any state or national emergecy." It may be days before reports are in from the 5,600 guard units listed to take part in the big test. But the National Guard Bureau estimated early this morning that 280,000 men .were at their battle stations or assembly points within two hours of the zero hour which was known in advance to only a handful of officers. This turnout represented 8 out of every 10 > citizen soldiers who were on' the "alarm 1 lists prii« pared by the state guard- organizations for this first cont'inent-wide mobilization test in peacetime history. Officials stressed that it was a test only, with no cause for alarm. Ordination Sunday at Washington by Presbyterians A Service of Ordination will be held at the Washington Presbyterian Church Sunday night at 7:45. Mack Parsons and Herbert L. Pinegar'are to be ordained as elders. Edward. Justuss, W. 1. Stroud. and Paul Gene Dudney are to be ordained as deacons. The elders and deacons of the church will participate in the ser- All Escapees Are Back in Custody LITTLE ROCK HP) Eight patients who escaped from the State hospital here Tuesday night are back in custody. The inmtes escaped by sliding down a rope from a second floor window. Four were captured shortly after the break. The remainder were apprehended later. Hospital officials said they were not considered dangerous. Spring Hill Play Is Friday Night Spring Hill Senior Play, "Here Comes Charlie" will be presented in two performances Friday, April 22nd. Matinee performance at 12:30 p.m. and night performance at 7:30 p. m. in the Spring Hjll auditorium. Admission, school children 20c and adults 35c. Current Strikes Hold Fate of Unions in Dixie By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON W) —The outcome of the wave of strikes now sweeping the South is likely to have a profound and lasting ef feet on labor relations in Dixie. If employers win, it will discourage the unions. After years of trying they have to date been largely unsuccessful in organizing Southern workers, although they've made some progress. If unions win, it will prime them into a fresh drive to win bargaining rights fronft reluctant employ ers Right 'now the unions admit they are pretty well on the ropes They're still trying but they say they represent only about 10 per cent of the South's workers. The regions two most signifi cant present strikers are those at the Southern Bell Telephone Co. and the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. The phone strike has idled about 50,000 the rail strike about 25,000. Each affects a wide area of the South and southeast Both strikes, now in their sixth week, started out as isolated labi disputes without too much relation to the South's over-all albor situation. But the stubborn pride of both employers and unions in th long and dosdly walkouts has blown them in • the public mind into a sort of .'object lesson, a test of strength and a probably foreshadowing of what is to come in the South's labo.r picture. It boils down to this: he union have been taking it on the chin for years. For a quarter century, any- ay they've lost strike after strike. This hasnt made,'them any too popular. If they can in a 'few big ones it will be a blow to employers, a boost to unions. A case in point is the disastrous 193 textile strike. An AFL union called it in protest < gaint intpl- erable work requirements. There were only a handful of union members but when they walked out, hundreds of thousands of; nonijn- ^Sn—workers joined them.^Violericq "mr$c!' and N&tiotlal"-Guard*''units were mobilized, ... , Employers 'held out and broke the strike, he workers have never forgotten it and to this day the textile industry is the South's toughest for union organizers. In 1946, right after the war the CIO launched its "Operation Dixie" with considerble fanfare aimed at orgnizing a million members within a year. The yer came and went without the million or anything like it. The AFL started a rival drive Both union groups poured millions of dollars into their campaigns. Both fell for short their goals. Recently unions have been building up their organizing effort once again. A textile union official says there is probably more organizing activity going on in the South now than there was at the 'height of "Operation Dixie.' Also some unions are planning to follow up the rail and phone strikes with stepped-up organizing in their own particular fields in the same general area. Another reason for the significance being attached to the present strikes is what unions all maintaniing the pattern.' Both the ril and phone strikes are final phases of nationwide bargain ing campaigns finished some time ago in other areas o fthe country. The unions want to start new nationwide contract drives and the unfurnished bargaining is the South is hampering the start of new drives elsewhere. Oakhoven Meet Called Friday There will be an important meeting of all Oakhaven residents, Friday afternoon April 22, at 6 o'clock. The meeting wil be held at thei Fire House, and everyone is u^'ged to be present. No Memorial Could Be More Fitting Than What Has Been Done in Name of Ernie Pyle By HAL BOYLE Ihis alma mater. He quit during BLOOMINGTON, Ind. I.W — Ernie his senior year to go to work. Pyle died on a fair Pacific isle 10 Some of the oldtimers here say he years ago this week, as the war left because of a broken .romance he hated was drawing to an end. He now lies buried in a U.S. mil- with a red-haiied girl. Others say, "No, it was just because he was itary cemetery in Hawaii among Ernie — already restless to be on the servicemen whose story he his way." told with simple eloquence. But in Once Pyle did leave the campus another sense Ernie didn't stay in January, 1923, he stayed awy overseas. He is back home here forever on the campus of Indiana University, where in student days he.first dreamed of winning newspaper fame. for 21 years. He loved the university but said he wanted to remember it as he had known it in his youth. He came back only once in his lifetime —to take an hono- Certainly his spirit is enshrined vary degree in 1044. A few months here. Ernie remains a living:later he was killed by a sniper's symbol to, hundreds of. fledgling bullet on Iwo Jima. young newspaper men and women But today the personality of who are bolstered in both heart the shy, brooding farmboy who be and hope by the example of his career. never was graduated, by came the greatest battle reporter of his generglion dominates his Continued on Page B'AR UP A TREE — A passing motorist was startled to see a' bear perched high In a tree near Ogden, Utah, and called the sheriff. Tht sheriff,' not being a "B'ar" expert, called the highway patrol. Highway patrol checked their files-for missing bears and called Mark Jensen who had lost a bear last fall. Jensen tried to grin his pet bear down Davey Crockett style, but failed and had to use a chain and rope. — NEA Telephoto , . . CONTENTED — Eighteen-months-old Pat Buzzo contentedly nibbles a cookie, secure, in her undisputed title of youngest-shareholder present at Tuesday's stockholders meeting of General Electric Co. in Scfienectady, N. V. 'Realizing that "mother knows best," Pat was content to. let mom vote her share. Pat was one of 3,220' shareholders, present.-'at meeting. — NEA Telephoto Business Eyes By WILLIA MJ. CONWA Y i CHICAGO -UP) — ' The eyes , of American business will be focused tomorrow on a structure that looks ' like an old-world -mosque. it's 'the , Medinah Temple' at 600 N.- Wabash.; Ave. The' four-story brick building is- distinguished for its near North Side neighbors by two. plump, round domes. The theater-type temple was built by the .Masonic Fraternity. It has been used for such ocei dental activities as circuses and conventions. Tmorrow it will house the annual meeting of Montgomery Ward & Co. stockholders. Their chief business will be to decide whethr er the 721 .million dollar firm will remain, under the control of Sewel 1L. Avery or shift to the command of Louis E. Wolfsn. The battle of these titans of industry will be witnesses by hundreds. There are seats for 4,500 on the main floor and in the bl- cony. There will be accommodations for an additinal 2,000 in the basement, he shareholders can listen — or speak — via public address, system, equipped with mobile microphones. Chairman Avery and other Ward ofcers and top executives will occupy the stage. Nashville Housewife Wins Contest Mrs. Delena Gantt of Nashville was winner last night in the district contest for the title of Mrs. Arkansas, thereby earning the right to enter state competition Friday al Little Hock. It was a long contest in the Third District Livestock Show Coliseum and the winner was not learned until after midnight. Mrs. Qantt was chosen over nine other eontestants from five towns in Southwest Arkansas. Others were Mrs.-Denise Hinton, : Mrs. Maj-y Lehman of Hope; Mrs. ! Mary Halliday and Mrs. Betty Jean Minton of Gurdon; Mrs. Lester Lee and Mrs, pean Retig of Prescott; Mrs. Alice Castleberry also of Nashville; Mrs. Marilyn Dennis and Mrs. Charles Stratton of Stamps. The statewide contest is sponr .Pied tyy th,e Arkansas-Louisiana Gas Cpmpany. First Aid Is Subject of 4-HGiubMeet First aid . demonstrations fere 'presented by members of the Sho- •yer Springs 4JH Club last night 'at :the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Rogers. Ninteen members and five leadrs,,including'the hosts, were in attendance at this regular monthly ^meeting presided over by Jack 'Rugglcs, president. The demonstration presented with demonstrators included: artificial respiration by Barbara Beck and Peggy Rogers; broken arm emergency bandage by Joe and Jimmy England; drag for removal from burning room 'by Jack Ruggles and Gene Rogers; six-man carry of an injured person by Charles Beck; Jimmy England and Jack Ruggles; emergency burned hand handage by : Linda Aaron and Ida Nell England; pressure points to stop bleeding by Phillip Gil- liani and Charles-Beck; and applying a tourniquet to stop bleeding by Janett Fineher and Martha Rogers.. Adult leaders Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beck and Mrs. JOQ England instructed .the youth demonstrators. The Bible reading was made by Ida Nell England and the prayer offred by Jimmy England, Raymond Aaron is secretary to thp organization, Phillip Gilliam i* song leader and Barbara Beck if recreation leader. The May meeting .will be held in the home of Mr. and Mrs, Arl Fin- eher on May 17th. Drowned Girl's Parents Sue City for $100,000 Texarkana — A suit for $100,000 was filed against the City of Hope in Federal Court yesterday by Mr and Mrs. William B. Handley, par ents of 11-year-old Margaret Yvonne Handley who drowned In Hope Municipal Swimming Pool June 23, 1954. The suit was filed by George F, Edwards, attorney for My Handleys, who now reside In Texarkana, Texas. At the time of th« drowning the family lived in Hope. The parents allege the drowning was a result of negligence on the part of the city and the lifeguards on duty at the time. They claim the child could not swim and this, fact was apparent to the agent!) and employes of, the city-operated pool. They further claim that the city failed to keep an adequate number of lifeguards on duty, and that the child got into deep water and drown. According to allegations another child in the pool notified a lifeguard that the Handley child had stepped into deep water, "and the lifeguard negligently failed to rescue her." The family alleges that .a second notice was given to life-: guards, but that they were "very slow" in exercising and degree 'if niligence in attempting to rescue the child. 'They finally did" rescue her after repeated notices were given by other children in the swimming pool that she was submerged in deep water," the allegation states. It also declares- that If was the "duty of the defendant to exercise proper care to provide a safe place to swim and to provide" adequate and competent lifeguards to pro- tct people from hazards of the pool." • , , Previously the Handleys, on two occasions, came : befor'e Hope City Council with a claim (but ho action was taken. Pay Hike to US Workers Up to Ike WASHINGTON' ; (UP — P>esi dent Eisenhower alone appeared to hold the key to whether a half- million postal workers will get a pay raise. . : Both sides agreed that Mr,' 'El- senhower could effectively scuttle any wage increase this year if he carries out his implied threap t veto any bill providing an increase greater than' 7.6 percqnU The House ignored the' threat yesterday and approved an 8.2 per cent boost. . : ' ,, Republican leaders said bluntly that the President would veto the measure. But Democratic leaders scoffed at the idea, saying that Mr. Eisenhower would never yejp an 8.2 per cent bill after indicating a willingness to approve a" 7.6 per cent measure. Mrs. Birdie Smith Succumbs at Home of a Son Mrs. Birdie Smith, age 76, died today at 9 o'clock at the home of her son, Archie Smith of Hope. She is survived by four sons, Ast- ter of Orange, Texas; Marchall of Glenyille, 111.; Clint of Rosston and Archie of Hope; two daughters, Mrs. Aline Butcher. Camden an.d Mrs. W. B. Smith of El Dorado; ; i9 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. One brother, Alva Carlton and one sister, Maggie Carlton.' Burial will be Friday at 2 p'cpck at Union Baptist Church, ijear Bodcaw, with Bro. Wesley Thomason officiating and • assisted] by Bro. Floyd Clark, Frtneh Premier to London PorUy LONDON (UP) - French Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay today flew' into London for quick talks With top British officials who are urging France to complete action on the Paris treaties for West German rearmament • Britain Is all set to follow the United States and West - Germany which yesterday deposited In Bonn the first two ratification documents of the four Paris treaties. But Franc ewhich has taken the main hurdle of parliamentary approval of the pacts, now is balking at the final steps. The French want to wait until the status of the Saar territory and>lts giant Rocchling steei works are settled to their stisfaction. One Killed in Small Arkansas Tornado ' PINE BLUFF Iffl —A small tornado crashed : through a tiny community on ,th.e .outskirts of .this city early today, killing a woman and injuring 'two members of her fam- The victinV Mrs. Odessa Leslie, about 50, .was. killed when the savage wind demolished her home, Injured .were her husband, Ellis, about .54, and a son, Robert Bruce about'20.' . ' r At Dhvls Hospital here, attendants said neither of the Injured men is in a critical condition. The elder Leslie suffered broken ribs 'and 'possibly other internal injuries. The son' Is* suffering from shock and severe cut and bruise. In addition to the Leslie home, three other -houses were dm age sverely by the storm. A chicken house and 'a garage we're "dstroy- d, and several, trees were uproot- d. Frank Triplett,, chairman of th* Jefferson County, Red Cross, said the 'debris left in the wake of the storm indicated that it was a tornado. At Little Rock, a forecaster for the U. S. Weather Bureau agreed with him. The Leslie home was, blown 40 to" 50 feet "from its" site and the other damped building? also wer« ^twisted from their i foundations 1 , said Triplett. Ken Kesterson of radio station KCLA said the Leslie home dp peared to have "exploded." The sides of the house were., thrown outward and the roof caved In on the floor, he said. ,This sort of' damage Is typical of tornadoes, sld the Weather Bu reau forecster, There were no other injuries reported at Whitehall, an unincorporated town on .the Northwestern edgV.pf, Phie Bluff, An estimate, of tHe.,total property damage was not available Immediately. • • In ddition to her husband and the injured son, Mrs. Leslie is survived' by another son, David Leslie, who is attending Arkansas ASfM College nd was not at home when the storm struck. '! Meanwhile, an < early morning storm -lashed the city of Benton, If miles southwest of Little Rock on U. S, Highways 67-70. The Weather Bureau said the storm apparently 'was ;"a severe thundeistorm wind." 'Head of Christ' Painting Given * os Memorial Mrs. Ched Hall has placed in the Chapel of the Presbyterian Church a beautiful painting - Sail- man's -''Head of Christ," A special service will be held la the Chupel Sunday night at seven o'clock. , The painting and the furnishing in the Chapel were given to the church in memory of Elder Ched Hall, who served the church in many different capacities throughout hjs life. Macedonia to Hold Annual Homecoming Annual Homecoming Day at Macedonia Church will be held the first Sunday in May. Mornnig service will b c at 11 a. m. and dinner will be held on the outside. Singing will begin at 2 p. m. and all quarters and singers are cordially 'invited to attend. Macedonia Church is 3 miles north east of BJe- vins. Explorers Meet Tonight o* 7 The Explorers Club, wil have its first meeting at the Barlow Hotel on Thursday night at >J 7 o'clock April 21. This is a dinner club and no member will be admited to the lec- jtuie without having purchased a I dinner All Around the Town ; - •* Tin <Mir tUfl -. • Hope entrants In }he Mrs. Arkansas contest last night were .,'rp- portedly ranked very high, nejit to the excellent first place winner. Mrs. Delena Gantt of',. ISfashvilJe . . . the entire contest was so close it took the judges' more than an, hour to decide . '. . Mrs. Inez Waddle of Magnolia took semifinal honors at El Dorado last night*. • . she is the wife of Howard (Mutt) Waddle Hope native and son oj Mr. and Mrs. Claude B. Waddle. The Hempstead Rpd Cross drive- funds total $2.858.51 to .date, and the quota for the county is $4,655 .. so the drive Is being extended indefinitly . . . the publff Is rminded that 50 per cent''of money raised it) the county js here for local use anjj j^ie res, goes to the national organization for emergency use ... anqi emergency have really taken a toll since January I, even here in Hope , , . floods aad uadoes have caused so, m,ujch,." •age;t|Wt now the Red Cross is already borrowing on Its 1«55 budget , .... if you have not contributed send, your donation now to Harrell Hall, Hempstead drive chairman. Hagkell Jones gives this final re« port on the annual Easter Seal Lists Items to • - - 4*1 *£•»*' in « Cornerstone Dr. Francis Jf, Springs, Grand- Master, Grand Lodge of Arkansas; M. will preside at the la"Srln_ cornerstone at the nc\v.Hem Couhty Memorial,Hospital, fj aftefnoon at S 6'clock. ' t ^ _ J»mes'H,-.PtlKlntoii" speak and Aubrey Albri* Y ton will! master of ceremonies.,. t \ List of items to be sealed hi copper container^ placed' back the cornerstone, will be a> foltowtfi 1. Holy,Bible. <" *• i " ""'2. Masonic Monitor"* *' ,» 3. List of Courtly Officers 1 4. Hope Star containing His of Whitfield Lodge No. 230,' V,. A. M. from 1870 to 19SSi - ' ?'; V J 5. History of Julia Chester?] pltal 192S • 1999 <-, 0. Excerpts from , Washington, Arkansas, A'Rei Paper" bjr Ma.ry, Margaret Hi 7. List of members of'.W Lodge No. 239; F. <t A.iM. 8. List of Of fleers^ and; T of Whitfield Lodge No.=239,''jF r f ( "^* * i * 4?^* ^ fif?** Those taking patts Jn vtlie^ bolic ceremony in addiUoojio," will be Roy .Anderson^ t Whitfield Lodg'e*for'36", , ley Gilbert, W., M., v Walter^ •Jr., Edwin' 'Stewart, ' m Thurston Hulsey, A. S. ,W J Porter. Harry W.'SMvel G»ad, and- Dick" Newman, ' «^'_; ..^\'- > ~~ **~? r < i ' nj- (£»** i $y&«? . ,; : > i "4 $i&?2"* Di-i-WiF^ Blasts^hiBif Colonialism ,BA)«>UN0^1nloneMC m Minister Slr>;i,John .Kotolawii Ceylon,denounced'- • "Cor^ colonialism", >' at the AiM conference today,' Bed' Premier Chou 'En-lai, • disturbed/^jytoUNVtov, _, time'~tot^1s«Jji«i^^| 'fr'^tfHbMi closed session oT fejM«lc« mittee, demnded that the ference declare itself agat forms, of co^nlallsm,,'' Communist domination^ states in' Central and'Eai rope. " f s? s, ,& i, ^.\. „, Delegates,.said; that as Sir finished;-ChqiC leaped^ to hia and demanded that the Qeylp mler's statement- -be circu j°,, ?H 4stetttef ijCff?^ 66ni«rprfc> «tT' it- at tomorrw's «epmmii In earleiridebat heard C.hpu exprestl'the that pea'Cefm coexsl nations of different possible. y - k • ••' - ,„.„. Storm Dam 0 g«l * ' north severely today, 4 bu injury, <. .<• • .„ , . The.stotm struck th« !s Creek. cmmuniiy. Jt>yrippfl4 roof from! the . home Jf Mr, i Mrs. Marcui Roush" «nd i tore oft Rifrt jof the>rooJM cpmrnuny,iv»e w0<lrF, aged a ,ppta»p storage own«l Jhfl "l Aldermon C«n , law which expressl , in whic Atty, advised Neeli t drive just ended $898,95 with, letters $524.16; Lilly sales a total ol bringing in $67 56 cannisters $20.50 and the schools $286,73. ; ^ •Jack Clark and, Leioy BfooJcs 9! Blevins are-home on ^r)ough»frprt Lackland Air Force age where $hey just completed,,jwic training . . . Jack is assUiiecJ to A, f , IB, ^ egeyewe, 'Wjr«ntp« tor tetetyj Itffctog ^S L^ro^.gRej^jiQ "•'- I0t" ^aai^^ cgge season and among Btw 0«vJd his. the tp am

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