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To City Subscriber! If y<3u fail fe gef ydur t»leasg feleph&ns 7*3431 6:30 p. m. arid a speeial will deliver- yaup For Wtathtr at Bottom of This Pag§ 60TH YEAR: VOL 65 — NO. 55 , CMUfldlfM Jill, 11, 1»1» HQPfe, ARKANSAS, f UISDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1958 A*. th« Paid 'Mil 4 ffi«t. Hope Sergeant Killed in Wreck 'NearAshdown Sgl. Terry Owen, 2?, a resident of Hope, Was killed almost .instantly about 10130 last night when his car went out of control and overturned seven times on Highway ?1, neat* the Red River bridge at Index, He was alone at the time of the accident -Ho was enroitte to Horatio where f!ne family had boon visiting Mrs, Owen's parents. The .family was to return to Hope tomorrow for a short stay before he was to leave for a new assignment with the All- Force at San Francisco, He was a 1950 graduate of Ho'pe High School and had been In the Air Force eight years, Survivors Include his wife, Mrs, Martha Sue Owen, three daughters, Carolyn, 7. Terry Lynn 5, and Pa* f-'ricla Diane six months! his moth- Vr, Mrs. Pearl Owen of Hope and a sister, Jo Jo Owen of Hope. Asks Nation to Be Ready for Blackmail WASHINGTON (AP) — Brig. Gen. David W. Sarnoff called on the nation today for courage, sacrifice and preparedness to face up to what he called the Communist campaign of bluster and blackmail. "The American cause has become inseparable from the cause of all mankind," he said In an address prepared for Veterans ^>ay services at the Tomb of the ™Jnknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. i "'The ceremonies marked ! lhe first observance of the day since Unknowns of World War II and Korea were buried by the Unknown Soldier of World War' I. The day marked the 40th anniversary. of the World War I armistice, and the fifth observance ot Veterans Day, established by Congress in 1954, • ( Sarnoff," chairman of 'We board jf the Radio Corp, of Americf, recalled the sncriUces made by American fighting men in thoj-c wars, Weather Experiment Station report for 24-hours ending at 7 a. m, Tuesday, High 78, Low 41: No precipitation; .Total 1950 precipitation through •October, 47.08 inches; during the same period a 'year ago, 65,94 inches, RED RIVER readings were 4.8 feet al Index and 3,6 feet at Fulton; Little River readings, 5,2 feet at Horatio and 2,8 feet at Whitccliffs. Little or no change indicated in either river. Arkansas: Fair this afternoon, ecoming partly cloudy tonight nd Wednesday, warmer this aft tornoon ancl tonight, High today in 70s, low tonight 45 to 55; high Wodesday in 70s. ARK REGIONAL FORECAST ,. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS All sections of Arkansas: Fair (his qftornogn. becoming partly o'|,o'"udy tonight and tomorrow, warmer tliis afternoon and tonight, High this afternoon, mid 7fl« sen- »U'al, southeast, nortlnypsl and *M>u.lhwosl, near 70 northeast; Jaw tonight, near 50 centra) and south* oast,, mid 4Qs northeast and west, low 50§ southwest, THE WiATHiR §y THI, pjear Albuquerque, cloudy ^nchorae'e, cloudy Atlanta, clear Buf.fa.Jo, p}pa.|,< Chjeago, clear, Cleveland, p)eaj' Denver, cjoijdy MJoines, ploufiy Worih, Helena, cjuar High 4« a? G9 47 18 13 0? M 58 §8 4fi 4Q 45 34 5§ 43 ,05 ,01 .03 , , jnalia* flfif . , W Little Rock Ponders What to Do in Event the School Board Simply Gives Up and Resigns U. S. Government Owns Big Diamond WASHINGTON (AIM—The Hope diamond, a beautiful gem with a dark past, " belonged to the U.S. government today. " Officials of the Smithsonian Institution hoptsd to build a national jewel collection, with the 44'a Carat stone as a nucleus. A gift of New Voi'k gem me"' chant Harry Winston, the diamond arrived here by registered mail, insured for one million dollars. After the dark blue diamond was delivered to the Smithsonian by a postman under guard, it was formnlly presented by Mrs. Winston. The fabled Hope was ne- cepted by Dr. Leonard Carmi- chacl, secretary of the institution. The Hope was smuggled out of India about 300 years ago. Since then, it has passed through many hands. A number of its owners died violently and it acquired a reputation of bringing ill fortune, Cuban Group Surprised Loading Arms FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) IAP)—Federal agents surprised nearly two dox.cn Cuban rebel sympathizers*in the act of loading munitions aboard a plane and charged 22 persons with violating; Ihe Neutrality-|;Act. Two women were among thp group seized with an aims-laden B18 bomber on abandoned Pros peel Air Field- Monday night, Border Pataol ag'onts blasted a. fleeing auto's-l'tire with machine gun bullets, preventing the get' away of five 'of theii prisoners. The airplane pilot, who 'Idcntiticd himself as Rodger Steadman, -11, of Miami, a native of Huron, S.D., Jlcd In a truck but was arrested later atj;a Fort Lauderdale bus station. ,j.^ ", Agents =fisaid a-, big , assortment of-" rifles,*J, t ni'achi|)e ,i?iins, ammunl- >tronf*rriedical •supplies?'-bbots -4l aW8' field equipment were placed aboard Ihe plane as they watched from concealment, Some of the material was in packages marked "Fidel," Fidel Castro heads the rebel army which dominates much of Cuba's Orientc Province, There was no immediate word on where the piano came from or who owned it, Agents said the last owner of available record was tha Bank of Anchorage, Alaska, South Florida has been thc> scone of numerous dating attempts' to supply Castro's forces Big Decline in Industrial Jobs Predicted LITTLE .ROCK OBA—Arkansas cp.n expect a decline in nc\y industrial jobs during the next two years, Winthrop Rockefeller said yesterday. Rockefeller, chairman of Ibe Ai> Kansas Industrial Development Commission, made Ihe prediction ill an appearance before the Ar- J?ans"as Legislative Council, Without mentioning the state's racial troubles, floekefoller said hv» was basing his view op declining business conditions. He added that other states were m Ihe samp position, He said lhat the AIDC now is wor-king on aboul 300 nidustrlaJ prospects and that three or four of the firms might announce before tho first of the year plans t.9 move to Arkansas, The state's industrialization pro- gra.ni was mentioned at several points In the council's budget hear, nigs yesterday. At one point Rep, John P. pcthcl of Prairie County 'expressed (he ppinjon tha.t out-of'State capitalists wei'c''esploiting' Arkansas' mineral wealth. He asked Stato Geologist Norman F. Williams if there was >r»t some way his staff could run tests to locate oi] deposits ancl pass tne information on |o Arkansas "Pus- inessmen SQ they can mpve jn bg» fore outside capital does." WJUi&ins replied tlfat about (he only way to find oil WAS to drill jjplps in the ground, and that he sajd, was an expensive oporation. t-ater- .p§ihel, sait} ho' jj?lieved sQflie uortjipi'u politiplens, wore happy oy^r Al'^nsfts 1 rticial un- |-e^t because- they Ihoygiu it wouJ4 sjop sqjn,sj of their Industrie's from locating in, Arkansas, In g^swgf jp a pornplaint frpm fey weubs LITTLE ROCK CAP* — what happens to a community's schools when its school board quits? Who operates the schools? These question face Lltllo Roelt today. Five of the six members of the school board have discttsed \'d- signing en masse, thus escaping their integration "hot seat." Wayne Upton, board president. said the group would meet officially today — ostensibly lo discuss the latest federal court rul* ing ordering integration at oncn in Lillle Rock's public Schools. But if the board resigns, who is left to handle the routine duties- such as signing paychecks — much less to attempt to carry out yesterday's edict by the Eighth U, S. Circuit Court of Appe'alls? And, should the board stay an, how can It integrate schools which arc not operating? Gov. Orval E. Faubus closed Lill'lc Rock's four high schools to avoid integration; He has shown no inclination to reopen them. If the board should, resign, Ihe power to appoint a new one apparently rests with the County board of 'Education, /But County Supervisor A. B, Wethermglon said he is not sure just who can ac- point a new school board. •> When a single vacclkey occurs, the board itself makes the selection. If the number of members is reduced below aquorum, that bo- comes a different matter, At one time, the matter rested in the hands of the county judge. Wclheringlon said, however, he thinks the appointing power may have been given to the Counly Board of Education in 1942. A recent legislative ac* which authorized recall of school board .members provided that the vacancies .would be filled by the county judge until the next school elec- tion. , ! . ,/ ' Wetherington . said the law docs nol provide L for ..resignation en masse. If the present board quits, Little Rock voters would have, the o Audit Itittitf ftt 6lftul4llsnl J:pf. Jfl, l»Si **» },»«« PRICE Se COPY' IDLEWILD CRASH — A twisted tangle of wreckage Is all that remains of a cargo plane and a parked passenger plane it plowed Into at Idlewlld Airport In New Yoi k. The cargo plane exploded on takeoff, lost a winy and two engines, then skidd jcl more than 300 yards before slamming Into the parked plane, the only birrler between the burning cargo plane nnd the crowded terminal Inn'ldlnct. — NEA Telspholo , J So far only one candidate has announced for a board position — James T, Karam, a Little Roclc clothier. This could be an Indication that not to many people ar» willing to assume the board's re-/ sponsibility in the integration dispute, ' Harold J, Engslrom Jr., n member who has announced he will not seek rc-elcclion, said yesterday",., our actions have 'been misunderstood and my efforts to help improve education at this time have failed. "The removal of no one personality or group of personalties will in my opinion solve the problem, but in the confusion and frustration of the moment I believe that I would add more to the problem,,," Both the school board ancl School Supt, Virgil Blossom have been under heavy segregationist fire yince the outbreak- of the school crisis here lasl year, Blosom is recognised as Ihe architect of tha city's gradual integration plan, and a majority of the.Jjoard has never wavered in backine tho stand of the superintendent. Only Dr, Dale Alford, the school board member svl]o unseated Rep, Brooks, Hays (D*Ark), a racial moderate, in the general election, Jias disagreed with the board majority. There is speculation that Blossom soon will be fired and that the board will buy up Blossom's contract which still has 19 months at 51,100 a month to run. Yesterday, the Women's Emer* seney Committee to Open Our Schools sent telegrams to four members of the schooj board, The two who did not receive the wires were Alford and Engstrorn, f '\Vp urge your continued support of our proud sph°o) traditions," the telegrams read, ''Our pommH- tee and QU rteaphers need the de« djpation yPH hsve demonstrated. If the Mile Bock public school system, one of the poultry's best, is to survive, we cqnnat aflord the loss of qualified leadership." The womens' comrnittee suport- ed mtogiatian' hi the vcpunt Little referendum galled gfteij shut the- high schools, The eity yptecl neavijy for segregation, — . — • - ^ - ~*- * v I '' Secretary Weeks Confident of Fwtwre ~ reiary oi is leayiog li}« ppsj as sec ' prgspej^y }jc also expressed,, IJ ' ponfident 195'J. the Says Nation Must Be Strong Scientifically WASHINGTON (AP)—President Eisenhower's chid sucntilie nij- viser said today the jiation must' make a 'greater effort to achieve the scientific strength H needs for survival, students has recently formed thej "Already some of the spurt that New/ratls Organized at Texarkdna A group of Texarkana College first fraternity in the history oi the college, It will be known as Delia Siff. Officers clecled November 8, lo serve until December 1959 are: President, ,James E. Cornelius, rjopo; Vice President, George Hulsey, Secretary, Douglas Yates, Treasurer H, W. Pitlman and Par- Jimentary President Joe Mills, all of Tcxarkana, Active members of the Parlimen- tary are: Gary Huskoy of Blcvins, Sam Spearman of Atlanta, Texas, Ben Chalker, Arthur Kackley, Carl Martindale -and John Pumphrey, of TexarKana, Bab Ste]l of Hooks, Wendell Shsekleforl of Houston and Max A, Calhoun of Prescott. Negotiations have begun to obtain a Fraternity House and President Cornelius stated this morning that thirty pledges will be accepted next semester, Plans for the first Rush Party have been tentatively set for the first week following Thanksgiving. fcllosvud Sputnik has lost its force," Dr, James R, Killiun Jr. said in a speech prepared for' the American Assn. ot Land Grant Colleges and Slate Universities, lie said (here is ne^d Jor improving government policy mrflc- ing and for giving more and bailer training in the universities to future scientists and engineers. Charges a Mother With Killing Child HOUSTON (API—Police charged a young mother with murder early today in the death of her 4-wcek-old daughter, one of three children in tlic lamily who have died since 19SC of what \\ris listed as pneumonia. They accused Mrs', Iris Conrjri, Pledges wi)l be"chosen on the' 19,"of suburban bcUairt with kill- basis ot thejr character, social ing the infant by "throwing'her standing, scholarship and loader- clown ° n Ihe floor." Tho child, chin Continued on Paae KiBht Continued on Page Kight By The Star Air Pollution Is a Cancer » ^Suspect ; ^?y WASHINGTON (AP) — Government .scientists suspect dial air pollution may be causing .some kinds of fatal cancers. On tho 'basis of studies, they also feei .such pollution, worst in citiis, may speed death in certain huarl disease cases. The possible rcJnllonsliip between air pollution and mortality from cancer and heart disease was discussed in u booklet made public Monday by tho Public Health Service, -Expanding on that report, Dr, Richard A. .Primile said "Ihorc is definitely more cancer of certain typos in urban areas, and more heart discrse oC the nrleripsclc- rotic typo and other hinds." Prindlo, cliitf of the uir pollution study program, added that "we can't say air pollution causes Ihe heart disease but it scorns to hasten dc>a!h of those al fccted by heart dlseise." The Health Sc'ivfce booklet, prepared far a national conference on air pollution next week, sa'ld mortality for a number of diseases—notably certain heart ail- nic-iils and onneer of tho stomach, lung and o.sophagus-~-"js marked- Jy higher among city dwellers than among rural people,'' for a few flags and Jt board from six candidates few closed businesses , everything was about as usua'j in downtown H,Qpe on this Veteran's Pay obser- of course,there is no parking meter charg^ today, Nov. a? at Rock at a statewide pont'erence John Kandolph, lIope^ manager of Corn Pelt $aiehery, is pne pf several to discuss the poyjlry industry in Arkansas. VPW will'hold a'very important rnceUng. Wednesday night Mjss Archer an English major, plans to teach after, graduation . , she is a member of Kappa Alpha Tnela and several student coniwit- tces . 4 . she was an active mem- •i>er o fthe Dolphin & Racket elubs in her sophomoro year and was elected -by Kappa Sigma fraternity ,a$ its sweetheart and sUso "Miss Brucker Warns Of a Future Red Cold War WELCH, VV. Va. (AP> — Socre- l » r « **»» W»or Flush" for 1U58 tary of the Junior class, who Is seorp. tjwards have fawn pre^ sented to SQITW IS 1-H CUjbs foj 1 their general excellence . , . the capability lor limited an address prepared for a raus Day imrvmvr\y hero, Bruwtcr suid Soviet propagandists insist thai any "Joea.1 war ineyita- lily would expand to worldwide proportions. "Yet concurrently, tht> Soviets 5iayo slryngthi-'iH'd thvic UVVR paya- bilities fcr limited war, The J3oyje$ ' ALC Urged Not to Make a Poll of the Arkansas Teachers LITTblJ HOCK (AP)—Tho A\ kansas Lcfilslatlvc Council Was asked by ii member loday to call olf a .scheduled poll of the slate's public school teachers on ihclr itl lltutio lowarct a controversial res ohilioii. Son, Mnx Howell of Lltllo nock said tile resolution calling for Inflexible preservation of Ihe public school system had ben repudiated school system had been repudiated lion lasl week. The resolution, which, also provided for crenllon of so-called Watchdog committees to urge retention of public schools under any circumstances, was 'adopted by the Arkansas Education Assn. Sanction ot tho resolution nngor- etl some Legislative Council members. They charged II hud been shoved through al the AEA convention In Ultlc Rock before delegates realized Its Import. Although Integration was not mentioned, the resolution tippnr ently was aimed against further closing of schools In the current racial dispute. Howell said the money to be expended on the poll could be pul to better use elsewhere. He snld a • large number of teachers had telephoned him and protested the AEA resolution, The senator temporarily withdrew, the suggestion for dropping ihe poll when other Council members pointed out that Sen, Roy Rlnlcs oT Menu, who authored the motion for a lonelier poll, was 'absent, Rialcs Is making a tour with G'ov. Orviil .E, Faubus. He Is scheduled to return tomorrow nnd llbwoll's motion is expected lo bo considered them. 'The topic arose as the Council m'cl lo ia'ke up budget requests of several slato-supporlcd schools. ,,'Council "anproy.nl was given , Lo the'V'ocfulnr > bud(ffjrj r ot the School fo rlhc Deaf, School for the .Blind and Ihe Negro School fo'r the Blind and Deaf al aboul the same level as two years ago. However, the Council indicated il would consider later the schools' requests for supplemental funds. The Deaf Schcol sought an increase from $295,000 to 4350,000 a year, the Blind School wanted ¥201,000 instead of the previous $100,000 a year aiid the Negro Blind and Deaf School requested a- boost from $75,000 to $9(1,300. All throe budgets included moderate salary Increases for most personnel. Budget requests of Arkansas Tech, Arkansas Slate T c ac hers College and Henderson Slate Teachers College also were on Ihe ugenda, Yesterday Ihe council approved budget increases for two stale agencies bul took a tight-fisted altitude toward five, including three connected will) the state's induslrialixation program. Tho departments which won re cornin'endalions jo r increased budgets were the Slate Penitentiary and the insurance Department, which sought pay raises for all employees. The council agreed lo rec curm I end that the 1050 Legislature appropriate the Penitentiary $2, -158,030 for the 195D-01 bicnium, compared lo $2,009,164 for the current •bicnium. The Insurance Department's recommended buU get wus $168,000 compared to tho current $103,000, Pay raises were approved fof Penitentiary Supl. Lee Henslse Jrom $3,000 In $9,200 a year, and Insurance Commissioner Harvey O Combs, $8,500 lo $10,000, The council turned down pay raises In approving a $2,199,060 4 year budget lov the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium al Boone- ylJIe and $"111,059 a year for the Memorial Sanatorium (or Negroes at MeRae. The RooncviUe i.(u,tHution yvtjuld receive $15,COO a year myr« for drugs and MeRae $?,OgQ a year more, The Boonvillis sanatorium was lolci to resijbinll us a separate- bud- gut a requested $J37,QOO to finance gonstrucljon. of a nurses' home and a staff residence und rernodyling of ji dorrnilory. The Arkansas industrial Develop- ttu s nt Commission, with its chair- jTjan Winthrop Rockefeller on hand, submitted tsvo proposals — the i a supplemental proposal itt Its rna'ti budget. AIDQ'S budget requests of 3 for 1959 and $|88,G50 fvn- were appun'ed but the counpi] failp.4 to consider the supplemental r^qiiest. f £hc latter would have in- pay raise? for nine^ PI»I $90,000 a year «we fQV and. $?5,Uup, a year mepiin^s »s Faubus Offers No Help in a 3rd Party Push NKW ORLEANS (AP) — Arkttn{ ; '"|| siis Gov, Orvnl ffnubus offers';^ Southern proponents of n third{«tt| parly Illtlo hope of his help In ony\^ such movement. "*',''^jj Kaubus stild yesterday II .WUS,,'/! Impossible for him to foresee *'r|jj situation in which he would dosei*t*'ig the Democrntic Parly. The c\X-'»Jjf$t cumstances would have lo be dt'US"|\4 tic, ho said. ' * ,!,)'*/ f«||| "The Democrntic Parly belongs jF.ss lo mo us much as It does to Paui| f C^ Butler, nnd I don't think Butler 1s|,|s in any position ,to speak for thevts } j entire parly," Fnubus said.'.' „* '"Jt'-fs lie was referring lo Butler's 're'-i.^ cent remarks thai Southern ocrats must accept the pnrlyUj •,)'•& pl/itform, including Its stand dn"*v^ civil rights, or find another parly, , ' Faubus spoke at a press conter once a few hours before he dressed a, mass meeting o£ Citizens Council, * ' ' He said there will be no" mlse on the Little Rock "as long as the federal govc menl mainlalns> Its altitude ,ot, in-, legralion al any cosl," ' [ He sajcl the private fichbbls -s up lo ciccomodatci Die children- of-?,* fccted by Ihe closing of schools in$S Lllllc Rock In Ihe inlcgrution biit-flfj lie will remain open. ,-,'_* lie said he cannot'envision" i federal government ordering vtlic£ private -schools, closed,*' '': ''^ V»"3* Faubus ..sold ho.w!ll"corisuirwlth,f his lawyers lo ddlermiritf v the, c t'c'ht of yesterday's ruling by tK0>%g U.S. Eighth Circuil Court" of Ap.jtt peals in SI, Louis. The court di : 'f;,fp reeled the Little -Rock S c li o ojy^f Board lo lake positive steps'to ac'"*''* complish integration, but did no spell out how it should be done,. Beck Defense Being Formed in Tax Trial TACOMA, Wash. (AP) Beck's defense in his income 2 evasion trial will be that he nontaxable union funds "in a, rather peculiar way" and became, rich, his lawyers disclosed Mon-w'jJ day, •" • jjffi William Dwyef, of Beck's team!*! ot defense attorneys, said in 'an:., 1 ., opening statement to "a federals?!! court jury that the ex-boss ,0f th'ei*! Teamsters Union get into trpuj through "sloppy" handling^ of M ion money*' " , . '*r i v.",.', s "But he did no wrong where 1 taxes were concerned,'! said, - - . Beck's long'a'waited''triaj •Monday in U.S. District Court a jury of eight men and foup en was seated with unexpected,""; speed. The one-time Seattle T -,,.^,, ..., truck driver, who I-OSQ to one,af 4 V; the nation's most powerful r, posts, is- charged with* defrauding ; i the government out of $?40,OOQ.jn~ft income taxes for the years isSQ-fiSsY*, Dwygr told the jury that, wh'en*y Beck takes the stand he will show^ he took $380,000 in Teamsters';^ funds over a period of yeaf§,,, 4hV ; \ vested the money and repaid it — becoming weajwjy the process. Jle said the 64-year-old treated ^ the union money i as iean, but ihe defense lawyer dW nol directly call jt a lopn. ' •*& "Beck took the money *jp a /aJb^j r peculiar way .'. , an,- 4n/prmaj this infp>mallfy¥ thi c' er way and il was that got him into this; These were the dealings of; a-' confident, se(f-eriucatpd ;rian- , is what brought about the -VV?,y» known downfall' of •JVJ}'. ' said. $380,000 figured , ly in questioning of $eck

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