Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on July 1, 1954 · Page 1
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ji? "J" * "*£*'" T '*^ f i^ Jk i^" v '!i Our Doily Bread Sliced .Thta by The Editor .^ ««..«-,......• AI cifo H* WAIhbUtrt Lawt Don't Make Good People, But Bod Lowt Sure Moke 'Em Travel Qudted t week we heard about an old » who was taking a- civil service examination for the job of mall carrier. One of the questions Was! "How far is it from the earth to the sun?" The old darky looked frightened and exclaimed: "If you-all is gwinler put me on that route, 1'se resignin' befo' begins." • « - *».»., r WTT Hope 55TH YEAR: VOL 55 — NO. 220 **L*i t|«t, J*j». H, for Tax flr^Eli Collins, who describes his job as "the hottest spot" in the slate capltol, is director of the Arkansas Beverage Control Board — and he .made some other interesting statements in, a speech before a Little Rock civic club Tuesday. The state, he said, has 37 "dry" counties, but added: "They're not dry. The sale of liquor' is simply illegal. All itjlt does is make the consumers Hf haul their liquor from the wet counties over into the dry counties . . . The entire U. S. Army Couldn't stop the illegal liquor traffic Jn this state. I'm convinced of that" The ABC director told about an investigation he made when a township local option election compelled Dardanelle folks to go to Ola to buy their liquor: 4J|t "A man came to my office and wanted a liquor permit for Ola. I told him Ola was about 400 persons and that one liquor store was enough. He told me that one store was doing too much business for one store. "I sent ono of my men down to the revenue department and checked up on the store's business. In January it did a $4,000 . But after Dardenelle dry, by J.uly it was doing $16.000 a month. I issued another permit." The foregoing is. hardly news to By JOE HALL WASHINGTON - Any chance . Arkansas citizens. Belligerent minorities, while .zealously guard- Ing property rights, ruthlessly run over personal rights by "prohibiting" this or that commodity — llqupr, tobacco, or whatever the Item may be,' even though its existence traces bick just as far as the <4R£qt to own property does. ' 'Ajid, •inertia being the people's middle name, nothing is done about it lor good long stretches. Liquor sales are prohibited.in one. county, 'so folks simply drive over to another county- — and the schools and the wettare folks grab for liquor revenue even after it is "outlawed." It's a nice, comfor.tabl for a general income tax cut in the big tax revision bill appeared dead today after rival Democratic anji Republican proposals both were beaten in a crossfire of po litical maneuvering. The twin defeats assured the Eisenhower administration of one of its biggest victories of the 1954 congressional session — meactment of the tax bill just about as it was recommended to the Capitol. Senate passage may come late today after numerous minor amendments have been considered. The measure then Wwill go to con- french with the House which has. already okayed the bill in somewhat different form. Democrats professed to be not unhappy over the outcome of yes terday's rapid-fire moves over an ncome. tax cut. They said failure o write some general benefits for the average taxpayer into the bill Would give them a sure-fire issue Petitions to Move Damage Suit Texarkana — A petition to remove a personal injury suit from Hempstead Circuit Court was filed Wednesday in U. S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas, at Texarkana. The suit is styled M. S. Bates vs. Calvin Carter and Roy E. Gammill. Bates is suing for $11,000 in damages which he alleges resulted from an automobile accident May 24, in Hope. congressional in the November elections campaign. Hepublicans disputed this, con tending yesterday's record would show they had offered a practical tax reduction plan but that Demo crats blocked it. Leaders, on both 'sides agreed there was practically no chance any new income tax cut plan would now be offered. The principal .fight yesterday centered on a proposal of Sen. George (D-Ga) to write a $2,400,000000 annual income tax cut into the bill by raising personal ,|exemp " tions $100. U.S.Ehds Year in as Usual situation — but orable. strictly dis'hon il4t the most striking thing Mr. Collins said Tuesday I am saving for the last. He said: People in the liquor, business ha,va less control over their business than a man "at Tucker prison farm." He was referring to the absolute control by state Jaw. Which should suggest to you thero is pome truth in The Star's position. — -ed ever since 1936, that instead ymg to regulate an industry disrqpted by the whims of local option we would be a lot better off, th morality and money, it the were simply to seize the liquor tlustry and operate it as a public dispensary, Seventeen states — including Alabama, North Carolina and Virginia, in the South—treat liquor , as a public monopoly, selling - it ugh s,tate-owned stores and Acting both tax and profit. The "moral" arguments behind Jocal option "prohibition" sound rather silly- when you put against them the cold, hard facts of the long and successful dispensary WASHINGTON^' ---today is the irst day of a new fiscal year for he government and it looks like Jncle Sam Wound up the old year n the red by about 34 billion dol- ars that had been predicted . However the direct for the fiscal year ended yesterday may be a little smaller than previously es? timated. Revenues evidently were lower than antoipated went deep- n government spendng went deeper than previouly predicted. The government begin it fical or business .year on July 1 and closes it books annually on June 30 The year beginning today is fiscal 1955, for which President Eisenhower has predicted a deficit next June 30 of about 2,928,000,000. In his budget message of last January giving revised estimates for the fiscall year just ended, Eisenhower predicted that fiscal 1954 spending would total about $70,902,000,000 and net recepts would come to approximately $67,629,000,000. That would leave a deficit of about 3% billions. Churchill, Ike Meet Appears to Be Standoff By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (*| The meeting between President Eisenhower and Sir Winston Churchill judging from the two statements they issued looks like an American- British standoff with both sides yielding a bit. United action in southeast Asia - which is what Secretary o State Dulles had been talking about — has been delayed. Brit ain's Foreign Secretary Eden wanted it delayed But a nonaggression pact in Southeast Asia — which is what Eden had called for — seems to lave been brushed aside. Dulles and his State Department wouldn'l buy it. . For the rest the two statement; were mostly generalities upon which the United -States and Britain had agreed long' before the meetings which .ended this week Dulles' ide a that got delayed— Just before the April 28 opening of the Geneva conference which had been set up to discuss among other things an armistice in .Indochina Dulles rushed to the British. The tj Communist-led were kicking the French around in Indochina', or dickering with 'the British to join the United States in united action to save Indochina. Ederi didn't want any h e said until . he had a Reliance to see whether the'Geney.a. conference could produce peace in Indochina. He didn't rule out the idea of,,a united action pact if Geneva failed. Since the British wouldn't go to heir aid and the United' States vouldn't either unless the British joined in the French were left with the choice of fighting harder in Indochina or dckering with the Communists for peace They dickered and still, are Meanwhile the Vietminh forces in Indochina are trouncing the French. The first Eisenhower.-Churchi.il statement whict,t dealt with this problem made clear the British and Americans were still unwilling to-rush in to save Indochina. The statement said the United States and Britain would "press for- 17,000 Western Electric Workers OufonSfrike NEW YORK (JlSevenleen thou sand CIO workers who install and maintain telephone equlpmen were called on strike across the nation todpy but a delay in picket ing eased any immediate threat of crippled phone communications. In previous strikes, failure of long distance telephone operators to cross picket lines has caused difficulties. However, dial phones and automatic equipment c ould continue to operate for some time before need ing attention or repairs. The CIO Communications Workers Union announced shortly after 6 a. m. that "the strike is on." In some areas — notably the luge metorpoiilan area of New York and Baltimore ths walkout was delayed until 11 a. m. (EDT). No explanation was s?ivcri. At 11 a m, work was halted by some 100 CWA members w ho had gone on the job earlier this morning at the big telephone building at 32 6 th Ave, a world communications center. They reported that union members were following their example elsewhere in the 44 states where they are employed. In New York it also was announced that the present plan of the equipment installers is to .delay picketing telephone buildings around the nation until next Tuesday morning. But an official said this plan was "subject to change." The strike was sailed after a breakdown in negotiations between the CWA's District 10, and the Western Electric Co., which is the AftKAi^SAS «oudy ftoort Bluing tfhittfe afternoon, tonight change in fexpeflmerit Statldh day, High 93, Low HOPI, ARKANSAS, THUftSfrAY, JULY 1, 19S4 \witnming Pool's faliday Hours, _ loss Schedule A schedule of new swimming classes and opening hours for the July 4 weekend were announced today by Mrs. Foy Hammons, manager of Municipal Swimming pool. The pool will be open from 10 a. m. to 10 p. m. Saturday, July 3; from 2 p. m. to 10 p. m. Sunday, July 4 ;and Monday July 5. from 9 a. m. until 10 p. m. Regular hours will be resumed on Tuesday. Ntew classes follow: Tuesday, July 6, registration for entrants in a J.unior Red Cross Hfesaving class at ;8. a. m. All participants must be ISJye'ars of age and older. • Tuesday at 9 a. m. new beginners class in swimming. Youths must be six years old before September to enter class. Intermediates swim class 11 a. m.,Tuesday, and a class for older women is held at 6:30 p. m. each day. : ' Death Toll is Doubtful, Flood Hits Reservoir By JUD DIXON LAREDO, Tex., (UP) Tlio Rival Guatemala Rio Grande's biggest flood in his- otry rolled into huge Falcon reservoir today leaving death destruction and thousands ot tons of mud behind. Mexican authorities reported a heavy death toll at Pidrns Negras across the International river from Eagle Pass. Tex. They recovered 38 bodies, but feared many other persons, died when' thousands of adobe (mud) huts melted in the Wgh NVater - NEW YORK persons were dead and the United Nations State Hospital Money Inncreased LITTLE ROCK (M-The Arkansas State Hospital opens Its Hew fiscal year today with $75,000 mdrd in its budget than it received for the past fiscal operation. The budget was set at ,$3,746,000. The hospital's share of state funds was announced yesterday by Budget Director Julian Ho$an. The figure still is a quarter of a million dollars less than the amount appropriated by the 1953 General Assembly. UA Carried Desegregation Too Far By. CARLOS R. ESCUDERO SAN SALVADOR El Salvador an-.UP): — .Guatemala's rival anti-Corn operations in Alabama, North Carolina and Virginia . .. . whose . would be justifiably angry if you accused them of not being quite as good as the citizens ansas' 37 "dry" counties. of Stole Delegation Differs on Vote WASHINGTON UN - The Arkanas.,. delegation to the U.S. House Representatives differed yester- »y ? on the passage of the 3^ bil- on k dpiiar foreign aid authorize- split was 4 to 2. lor message were Reps. Gainings, JJarrjs and Trim- mills an 4Norrell yotet. J bill. Gun Shot by Son Fatal to Man LEBANON, Ore., (UP) — Marion Ezra Leavitt, 40-year-old sawmill worker was shot t o death late yesterday when he induced his 2 ] /> year old son to pull the trigger on a .30-30 caliber rifle after two other children refused to do so Coro. ner Glenn Houston said today. The coroner listed the death as a suicide. Houston said Leavitt had been shot through the upper abdomen and was d«ad when he arrived at the home. The little boy, Clarence, was too young to realize what had happened he said. ward" with plans f or united action: one kind of plan if the French . didn't get an armistice and another kind, if they did. This was so vague and indefinite as to timing that Eden who wanted delay seems to have had his way. Eden's idea that got pushed aside — In 1925-26 Britain France Belgium Italy and Germany agreed at Locarno Switzerland they not only would not attack one another 3ut would gang up on anyone who broke the agreement. Hitler broke t. 10 vears later by remilitarizing the Rhmeland. Then the others failed to stop him the Locarno Pact dropped dead Just before coming here last week Eden proposed a Locarno•type agreement for Southeast Asia. It would include the United States Britain France the Southeast Asian countries Russia and Communist China. ., ' This startled and imtated the American State Department. Eden added 'to the irritation by calling for creation of his Asian Locarno before Britain signed any united " on P»Bf Thf* Vietminh manufacturing arm of tie Amer can Telephone and Telegraph Co French Quit Entire River Section - By LOUIS GUILBERT / HANOI, Indochina (UP) —"Tire French high command today announced the abandonment of the entire southern sector of the rich Red River delta because Communist infiltration had made its defense impossible. The French said 15,000 French troops had been withdrawn from the rice-rich plains and the thriving towns between the Red a nd Day rivers, because the area was .so "rotted" by infiltrating Reds that it could not' resist a major Communist attack. The mass evacuation of French forces, described, by a military spokesman as "extremely grave but absolutely necessary," turned over to Communist control the 2 000,000 Viet Namese of the region. It was a major Red victory in which scarcely a single shot was fired. The French high command said troops will be concentrated along the supply lines connecting Hanoi and Haiphong the gulf of Tonkin port of entry for American munitions. munist -chieftains haggled until nearly dawn today in a vain effort to tagree on a peace settlement which would give their war-split land, its fourth govei-nment in a week. The peace talks between rebel CoL; Carlos Castillo Armas and Col. Elfego Monzon, head of Guatemala's new governing junta, b roke up;; ; at 3:35 a. m. Castillo Armas announced he was returning to his rebel headquarters at Chiquimula. In a statement issued to newsmen both leaders said they were extending until 9 a. m. tomorrow the 4 ceasefire ih effect between the. rebels and the , Guatemalan - ' -•. .• '•• • ,' Salvador's President Oscar ia, acting as mediator, V, v optimism that a settlement could be reached. But real.:peace seemed remote as Monzpn's junta rushed troops to Communist strong points in Guatemala where vengeful Red :eaders were reported trying to fo ment peasant uprisings. Redindoc :rinated farm workers were said :o be inciting revole in Escuintla Pinula and Concepcion, hotbeds of communism about 30 : miles from "ruatemala City. seven wero missing in Texas all on tributaries of the mighty Rio Grande. The RiO Grande, which crested yesterday nt 02.21 feet T Laredo 10 feet above the previous record height — was down to 49.24 feet here and falling .nbout a foot an hour at 1:15 a. m. (EOT) early today. Officials wore sure Falcon Dam a joint U. S.-Mexican project dedicated only last October by Presidents Eisenhower and Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, would hold 'the record- breaking flood. San Ygnaclo, Tex. n town of 225 at the northern end of Falcon reservoir was the last to be flooded. Telephone lines were washed out to San Ygnncio and to Zapata, but officials did- not think San Ygnacio residents wero endangered. Chief Weather Forecaster Bob Kerr estimated the river would be back within its banks here by nightfall, if not earlier. Then will come the job of re-eslablishing communication with Neuvo Laredo, and cleaning up the sister gateway citiss. The railroad bridge was washod out early yesterday nncl it was feared at least - one span of the highway bridge, under 20 feet of water at the flood peak, was also gone. All telephone circuits ,b tween;vthe United States interior 'were out.- director of Division of *^» » ik>*vu \jn, Trusteeship Dr. Ralph Bunche, is a Negro. He is strongly in favor of desegregation, But, he told the 92nd annual convention of. the National Education Association last night, he thinks it can sometimes be carried too far. He said he had accepted an invitation at the University of Arkansas nftci' receiving assurances that Fayetteville audience would not be segregated. Afterwards, he said, the man -in charge saw him to his trnin and sheepishly confessed: "You know, when you wrote and asked about segregation we were in n spot. We had no intention of segregating the meeting, but ^he fact is that there are only about 15 Negroes in his whole county, and they are mostly sharecroppers who wouldn't turn out to hear Bpoker T. Washington himself. "So just tp make * sure you wouldn'l think we were cheating you, we sent runners all the way to Little Rock and Pine Bluff to drum up enough Negroes-to make a showing." ' "I think that's carrying desegregation too Jar, Bunche to]d his audience, - "and I think some of those Negroes who tiavele'd 250 miks {b hear me speak thought so*too,', ' , _. ' dispatches frorh Haheiijj$ imminent collapse. JJf < ^"' fenses on the Red*J scarcely ruffled 'the 1 i Singapore 'life .today.i?' The chief interest in the! bastion, situated amidst C tf1 nist typhoon swirling about east Aslh Was in the sel&ttl Miss Malaya frohl ,an >i beauty queens, t Miss Marjorie Wee'Wonj victory was digpll ing papers ahead taining a 'dispatchJrom'Hi all-British if r ">—•-'— -'""<* evacuated."^" The feature plcTurefns pers depicted'Miss other, prize 'wlnnln = „-„,„., fetching /baihing-'suitiHei gratulated. by " wife of the"cbr the British, Far East''^ The air, force itself* $$ in- the, next column, ed the Roya)"AuStrL.._ was being, readied;^'Sii the evacuation of' ' from Hand); 1 / ' v The Brliish Hanoi ,was bility* of -a -Complete "b&ta'ii! civil conf tfiiK in, HafioiSfal Phong-as, U\e>CommunS B * * advanced * •• ' Sparkman Hits GOP Branding Tactics By JACK BELL WASHINGTON ~ Sen. Spark- fact Remains That a Fellow Who Has a Wallet Full of Money Is the Best Financially man (D-Ala) accused Republicans today of trying to brand the Democrats as "traitors" and Sen. Ferguson (R-Mich) retorted that the Democrats are becoming "crybabies." fftlsm fnity Church Meet Baptist meeting wijl close By HAL BOYUE NEW YORK W) Did you know that the way you carry your wallel reflects your personality a Imost as much as the way yuu wear your Gpoper a psychia- face? Howard N. trist has analyzed Uie* pocketbook-packing habits of American men and says they are "probably as good a test for individual psy- W «J^ns!}ng epprpved Sunday night- Thei^ h °to[>j icnah1 ,* actoi "S as the projective at the meeting has it in the history. The received twenty mem- Editpr's Note: What is a projective rorschach a protruding racehprse? Bpyles Note: No 'jt's an ink Wot a pychiatrist makes. When he asks you wha,t does the shape ot the blot rem.ind you of and you say it remind? you of a gi»-J in his bapj? "p a ha? girls o» hU mtnj." day periodically shift their wallet from the back pocket of their trousers to their inside coat pocket. "That is a sign they feel insecure about people as well as worried about the safety of their cash" he .said. 'On the other hand "a man who carries his money in a metal clip separate from his wallet is less concerned over material wealth. But he is the type who hates to have the routine of his life upset. He is less afraid of losing his cash than he is of losing his driver's license." Dr. Copper said the man who carries no wallet at all is either completely free and easy or to nsecure that "he fights it by over compensating^ pretending h? is careless abput type who This clash of expressions came amidst these political develop ments likely to have an impact on the November election battle for control of Congress: 1. Houso Republican leaders i maneuvered for a compromise 01 the Eisenhower administration's Uexible farm price support plan while Democratic Leader Rayburn of Texas claimed vjctpry for rjgic supports ,in today's crucial house vote. 2. Both sides claimed a politica victory in an administration d«^feat of a Senate Democratic move to cut income taxes after the Democrats had scuttled a Republican plan for lesser cuts. 3. Democrats outnumbered Republicans m voting ywsterday for passage of the administration's foreign aid bill, prompting Rayburn to remark that "it looks to me J>ke we need more Democrats in Congress to help the President get his prpgram through." 4. President Eisenhower pa.Ued for bipartisan cooperation to repu- Former FHA Chief Still WonYTalk By JOHN W. FINNEY' WASHINGTON (UP) —A suspended' housing o fficial refused to tell Senate investigators today whether he had ever attended a party at which g iris were furnished at t he expense of contractors doing business with the government. Andrew Frost, who was ousted last week as assistant director of the FHA office in Albuquerque, Np-M., declined' to answer questions of the Senate Banking Committee ort "Fifth Amendment" grounds of --possible self-incimrina- tion. , ' ' William jSimons, special committee coiLinsel for the committee's housing investigation, asked Frost about deep-sea fishing trips, poker games, and parties which he allegedly held with contractors doin.i> business with the FHA. Simons asked Frost if he suggested Jib the constructor of the Holloma'n Housing project in mach en for Frost "with girls furnished by the contractor." Frost, a 20-year employe with the FHA. refused to answer. Simon then asked if it were not true that a party was held in a motel in Alamagordp, N. M., with thre girls furnished at a cost of Crucial Test Today for Farm Program By B. L. LIVINGSTONE WASHINGTON (ffl — The administration's politically explosive farm program faced its crucial test in the House today with President Eisenhower and many members of his own party bitterly at odds. 'The House was called into !ses sion two hours ahead of normal to start voting on the farm -bill and Republican House leaders were reported ready to clfer a compromise which would preserve principle. But farm state forces, including many Democrats, were cool toward talk of compromise and gave signs of making a showdown figm for continued high price supports in the face of the President's opposition. Both sides counted on the support of Northern big city members whose .constituents are ' interested in grocery store prices. A possible tipoff as to how the Northern Democratic vote might go was an announcement last niglit that the New York Democratic delegation would back high price sup ports. YOUTH KILLED CORNING, Ark. (/T) Fourteen- year-old James W. Eddington of Datto, was fatally injured yesterday when he stepped from behind a parked car into the path of at} automobile driver by Richard W. Branch of Chicago. diate crttisjn,s yojc^c- by ainst ppU ot state '•tKA </ ' *.XC' s f MM?I' V ViV' ^'^'^f''}^^^.^^^ i^sybfalw^^ $400 to |500, and the entire cost of the party charged off to construction. Truman Continues to Improve By CHARLiS NETHAWAY KANSAS CITY, Mo., (UP) Forer President Harry S. Truman hankered to get back to work and made political wisecracks as All Around the Town •y Th» it»r Governor Francis Cherry be •principal speaker at 12:15. Rotary Club meeting at llo'te Baripw . . . Guests will be members of the Lions and Kiwanis Clubs, ,. , - .............. .,,-„. his doctors reported "substantjfl HU1 This fellow came into Vic Cobb's shop during the wonderful ia>n Tuesday and you could tell he was feeling fine because oi the downpour .... he came right up and started talking abput the amount of rain they got down below Spring ten minutes later . progress." in h.is fight to recover talk got around to identifjcatipn his health. Doctor^ attending Mr. Truman were frankly optimistic about his chances tp shake off the effects of a double operation, .June 19. D.r. Wallace Graham, chief physician attending. Mr TrwRWi, said la,s,t njght Mje attending AOJ?- "much he«er" and the gent said; "They call me "Biting Anderson" and inquired if Mr. Cpbb ha4 an axe h^ around, . . . V}p prpduced a new- office in the cpuythoufi«, Remember {he cipck at F^ir pa r k league play last njght tonal Bank hammer handle th£ , put Jt 4« h,is mouth like you would French harp and 'bit down . he handed H bapk th.e ' 8 to 4. dining tej, drink and oj Berry Use Atom Lead in Cold War By ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON Itff — Russia might be able to use a le'ad" in atomic industrial power development as a lever to outmaneuver ihe United States in the cold' war between communism and the free wprld, American, atomic' officials c6i\- templated this prospect tod^y ip light of the Soviet's ,claim to have put in operation a nuclear power plant with a 5,000-kilowatt electric-, al power output. v , While there was no Immediate official confirmation of the >'a~n nouncement made' byi Moscow ''.radio yesterday, there also was" no disposition to deny that the Russians had succeeded in'getting a n atomic power plant into opera|»on\ Exports here well remembered "the success of the Reds in producing a nuclear fission'explosion in 1949 —several years before the time generally predicted. < Those who look upon peaceful uss of atomic power, as an >Jn<itr,iiment of national policy contend: The nation which first' in building practical atomic ' pow er plants capable of being v a$ sembled in components and shipped overseas will' have an in: Strument to offer power-poor nations such us t hose of southeast and southern Asia, the MtdtUe East, North Africa and in similar places. ' If Russia should be ready first for the building and expert of such plants they say, she would have a good bargain to offer small na tiqns which might be wavering between the frep world <nnd communism. Truck JJcepse Blatej are ha ye to have a, re?e|pt jng taxes have bee;i paid ,hefore they can get a licenjss , jj( have no receipt youYare . . . , m that case sJsy* r, p?ier* SPR next door to the County CJerk's Auto

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