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To City $ u b,crib«rt: If you fail to get your Star please telephone 7-3431 by 6:30 p. m. and a special carrier will deliver your paper. YEAR: VOL. 62 — NO. 203 Knife Star For Weather Report SecS Column at Bottom of This Page Star of Hope, 1«»», Pratt ContolMatotf J«n. it, iMf HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1961 Memhcf: The Anotlata) Prtii ft Artlt ••»•• of Cirtnlatlim* Av. Nit Paid Clrc'l I m*t. tntfiflf March II, INI — 1.SJ1 PRICE 5c COPY Registration enan The long anticipated centennial celebration in commemoration of Hie establishment of the First Presbyterian Church of Hope will get underway with registralion at 10 a.m. Salurday. It will conclude Sunday afternoon with the unveiling of a monument at the site of the original church in the rw«l Greenwood community, 3 miles north of Hope. Distinguished guests, former members and other out of town friends from half dozen states are expected to exceed 100 and the ladies of the church ore planning to feed at least 200 persons at a buffet supper Saturday evening. The church's early beginnings aiKl important events of the past IftPyears have been compiled in • 32 page illustrated brochure under the direction of Robert M. Wilson, clerk of the local churchs session. It will be given without charge to those attending the centennial celebration. The church was established on June 8-9, 1861, with 10 white mem tcrs and 32 Negro slaves. The church continued to accepl color- cdMpcoplc into membership following the War Between the States until 1871. After that date most of Ihe colored members wHJidrcw »to join churches of their own. -The church was moved into newly established Hope in 1874. The first centennial program, recalling the history of the church and honoring its founders, wil" start at. 1:30 Saturday with i sP'aker list headed by Dr. Mar ion A. Boggs of Little Rock, who has recently retired after serving as moderator of the General As scmbly of the Presbyterian Church in Ihe U.S. Dr. Boggs is only the third Arkansan to; be so hon ored. Moderator of the Arkansas Synod is a Little Rock physician Dr. Joseph A. Norton, 'who wil officially represent all of the Pre s*terians of Arkansas on the program. Other speakers Saturday wil include two former local pastors Dr. Thomas Brewster of San An gelo; Texas and Dr. Stephen Cook of Batesville, also Dr. John T Barr of Norman', perhaps.the besi known and loved Presbyterian in Arkansas, will be honored on thi program and will speak. 4'he young people of the churcl will sponsor a reception beginning at 3 p.m. and will be followed with the buffet supper between 6 and 7:30 p.m. Dr. James A. Millard Jr., Allan ta, Ga., executive head of the Southern Presbylcrians, will .b the featured speaker for the com mitmcnt program Saturday at p.m. He will be inlroduccd b Jirfge James H. Pilkinton, pro gram director for the centennial Special music is planned for al sessions of the celebration. Teaching a joint session of tin men's and women's Sunday Schoo classes at 10 a.m. Sunday will b a young Ft. Worth minister, th Rev. James I. Logan, vyho i still remembered by many Hop Presbyterians for his brillianc in the pulpit when he supplied In loflal church during the summe of 1950 While he was still a sem nary student. Dr. Stuarl R. Oglesby of Atlai ta, Ga., native of Hope, and we known in Presbyterian circles a through the South, will give th centennial sermon at the moroin worship .with several visitin clergymen assisting in the serv ice. tThe Presbyterians will travc to Greenwood community Sunda at 2 p.m. for the dedication- of monument marking the site the original church. The speake will be a young Hope ministei who is serving two churches the Memphis Presbytery, the Rev Robert Lee Hyalt. All principal sessions of th centennial program will be broai ca-t locally by KXAR, accordin t* Haskell Jones, general chai man for Ihe centennial. Mr. Jone ; and those working with him 'hope all friends of the church locally and in nearby lowns will feel free to allend any or all of the centennial programs. Presbyterian Program DR. THOMAS BREWSTER, former Presbyterian pastor, who now lives in San Angelo, •Tex., will speak Saturday afternoon. DR. STEPHEN COOK, another former Presbyterian pastor who is returning to Hope to participate in the centennial, celebration. REV. ROBERT L. HYATT, son of Mrs. B. C. Hyatt of Hope, who is. returning to his hometown to speak at the unveiling of a monument marking the site of the original Presbyterian church of Hope. Harriman and GromykiTalk Over Laos Deal By CARL HARTMAN GENEVA (AP) - W. Avcrcll larrimnn, President Kennedy's mbassador at large, conferred vith Soviet Foreign Minister An- rci A. Gromyko today in a new fforl to end the fighting in Laos ind get the 14-nation conference itarted again. Harriman took with him a note rom U.S. Secretary of State Jean Rusk, approved by the Pros- dent. In effect, it. urged the So 'icts to keep the promise Soviet Premier Khrushchev made at Vi enna to get an effective cease-fire n the Southeast Asian kingdom. Western delegations are rcfus- ng to attend conference sessions lere under the pressure of pro Communist military action 7,000 miles away. Harriman svcnt to sec Gromyko at Soviet headquarters. 76 Germans Visit Hope in DC-7 50 County 4-H Youths Attend Camp Fifly 4-II Club members an leaders from Hcmpslcad Counl allcndcd a joinl camp with 4- Club members from Garland and Hot Springs counties June 5-7. A total of 122 4-H Clubbers took part in educational workshops and recreational activities for these 3 days, They studied shellcraft, lealhcrcrafl, mosaic tile work, gun safety, made illustrated talks and exhibited talent acts. There was a wide variety of recreation planned for the campers who par- licipaled in swimming, foolball, ping pong and supervised games, of camp the 4-H By CARL HARTMAN GENEVA (AP) — The intcrna- .ional conference on Laos was still lighlly deadlocked loday with he United Stales and Ihc S Jnion sparring amid cxprcs "rom both that an agreement is desirable. Soviel Foreign Minister Andrei romyko, returning to Geneva Thursday night for the first time since Premier Khrushchev mcl in Vienna with President Kennedy, quickly doused hopes that he jrought instructions to move the ommunist position toward the West's. "My pockets are empty," Gromyko told newsmen. Gromyko told newsmen he had returned to Geneva to resume the conference and .declared: "We still believe that if all parties arc willing, -it is possible to reach an agreement. I repeat, if all parties are .willing." >•'••.•"..•*•''• .... • The assumption was that he meant if all parties are willing to io along with the Communists, With the rebels holding the upper hand militarily, the Communisl dclcgalcs al Geneva jnsist the cease-fire is effective and the conference should only discuss Ihe political future of Laos. The United Stales and Britain, forced an indefinite suspension of ,hc conference sessions Thursday after the pro- Communist Palhel Lao rebels drove a holdout gov- ernmenl ganison out of the mountain village of Padong, deep in Pathet Lao territory. The West called Ihe allack on Padong a serious violalion of the cease- fire. The Western allies refuse to participate in further conference sessions until the Communists agree to strengthen the powers ot the truce commission in Laos to enable it to check immediately on violations of the cease-fire. But President Kennedy reiterated that the U.S. delegation was not quitting the conference to return home. Communist spokesmen in Geneva and Red propaganda organs look the line that the attack on Padong was justifiable as a cleanup operation to wipe out U.S.- supporled "bandits and sabo lours" harassing the population in Pathel Lao territory. The lasl day Club members Methodists Complete Aopointments riur SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — 'pur of the six districts in the ittlc Rock Method isl Conference vcre assigned new district supcr- ntendcnls here loday. The four pre: D. Mouzon Mann, Arkadelphia Dislricl; J. Ralph layton, Camdcn; J. Ralph Hillis, Monticello, a ml Charles W. lichards, Pine Bluff. Robert B. More was retained or the .Hope Dislricl, and E. D. jalloway for Ihe Lilllc Rock Dis- ricl, Mann has been paslor of First vhurdh at Warren; Claylon trans- ers from Winfield Church at Lilllc Rock, and Richards from SI. Paul at Little Rock. Hillis was transferred a week ago from the North Arkansas Con- 'erence, where he had been paslor of First Church at Paragould. T. T. McNcal is retiring super- ntenucnt of Ihc Arkadelphia Dis- ,ricl; W. Ncill Hart, Camdcn, Kenneth L. Spore, Monliccllo, and Cecil R. Culver, Pine Bluff. McNcal replaces Hillis as pastor of First Church at Paragould. His appointment there was announced ast week at the North Arkansas inference. Hart goes to Lilllc Rock's St. Paul, (he church Richards is Icav- ng, and Spore lo Warren First -hurch, where Mann has been pastor. Culver was appointed executive secretary of the Area Council. Assignment of supcrintcndcntf: and ministers by Bishop W. Kenneth Pope was the final business of the annual meeting, which opened Monday. The conference formally transferred to the Texas Conference J. Kenneth Shamhlin, who has been pastor of Pulaski Heights Church al Lilllc Rock since 1U48. II was announced several weeks ago lhal he would bectmc paslor of a HousS Ion church. Paul . Bumpers, who has been at Joncsboro, was transferred from the North Arkansas Conference to succeed Shamblin at Pula ski Heights and Joel Cooper who has been ?it Conway, from the fame conference to replace Clayton at Winfield. Their new assignments also hud been announced previously. Olher inlor-confercncc transfers, some of which had been announced or effected previously, approved by the conference loday included: Transfers in— Wayne C. Olmslcad, H. W. Jinskc, Francis A. Buddin and Charles P. McDonald, from North Arkansas Conference; Charles Dunn, Western North Carolina; Charles V. Mashburn, Califurniu- Ncvada. Transfers out- Allen E. Hillard, E. Russell Brown, J. Edward Dunlup Howard — Hope Star photo AN OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS DC-7 LANDED AT Hope municipal airport at 3:40 Thursday afternoon and discharged 76 tourino German poultrymen for an inspection of the southwest Arkansas chicken and cog industry. THE PLANE, DUE HERE AT 2:15, WAS DELAYED BY bad weather on its flight from DCS Moincs, Iowa; and it finally landed in a downnour.. The chartered DC-7 is the largest of pro- pollor-drivcn airliners — but it had no difficulty touching down on the municipal airport, the former $1,300,000 military installation for the old Southwestern Proving Ground. THE GERMAN VISITORS WERE ENTERTAINED BY Corn Bolt Hatcheries at 6:30 Thursday nioht with a chicken barbecue at the company's Blcvins demonstration farm. Other guests included the employes and producers of Corn Belt Hatcheries, Delight Egg Farms, and Southland Farms — running the total in attendance close to 1.000. DEAN OLSON OF OLSON BROTHERS, LOS ANGELES, wns the speaker; and H. B. Wallace of Hy Line Poultry Farms, DCS Moines, was a distinguished guest. THE GERMAN VISITORS WILL CONTINUE THEIR IN, SPECTION flight Saturday. This Kid Should Be the Governor LITTLE ROCK (AP)-U Boys Slate Gov. Bill Allen of Brinkley were the real Arkansas governor, he'd have unemployed welfare recipients working in cotton fields. "Each year thousands of Mexican laborers arc brought into the stale to pick cotton while many of our people go hungry and others sit Idly by and draw welfare or unemployment checks (or doing nothing," he said today. "If I had my way, these persons would be out picking cotlon or doing anything, no matter 1iow little or how big, In the way of working." Allen added, "If we have enough jobs to employ all of these oi side laborers, then we have enough jobs to employ our own citizens first." Allen also would strive to improve t h c state's industrial development program and expand other state facilities. "I'd draw up something Ifkc the $00 million construction bond issue that Gov. (Orval E.) Fairtnis has;" he said of his ideas on improving the Slate Hospital, Children's Colony and other facilities Underwriters Hold Dinner Meeting The Four Slales Life Under writers Assn. had its annual La dies Night dinner Thursday, June 8, at the Holiday Inn in Texar kana. Those attending from Hopi were Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Bate and Mr. and Mrs. Creighton Mid dlebrooks. M. D. King of Lilll' Rock was a guest of the Bates. Phil English, president of the L. Williams, North Arkansas; Carl ,,i,.,,,r,,.^ 01 ,,i,, T :r,, i T.. j_ :L R. Rp;ird. TOXMK* ftr»n fJon I linos. Five Freedom Riders Go to Jail JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -Five more "Freedom Riders" arrived here by train loday and police immediately arrested them. Officers ordered the four whites and one Negro girl out of the while waiting room of the Illinois re- on Ccnlral station. When they fused, police arrested them charges of breach of peace. Today's arrests pushed the total lo Oil riders abruptly halted in their challenges of segregation policies of the capital city's trans- porlulion terminals. The City Court sentenced 21 Thursday to two months in jail and $200 fines after their arrival by air, train and bus. All were charged with breach of peace Pilkinton Named to ABA Group HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP)-The Arkansas Bar Association will study the operation of courts and semi-judicial administrative agencies in the state with the view of recommending possible changes. Association President Will S. Mitchell of Little Rock announced the plan today and appointed a new Judiciary Commillcc headed by John Fogclman of West Memphis to carry it out. Mitchell said the committee would "survey the entire system of administration of justice in Ar kiinsas." Hcrschcl Friday of Lillle Rock was named vice chairman. Other members arc Edward Gordon of j The group included 0 whites and J2 Negroes. The 21 boosted the total convicted—all under the samc>chargc —to U3. Of (lie total, 19 were released on bond and 2 paid their fines. Two who posted bond after conviction Thursday were Mark Lane 33, of New York City, a while member of Ihc State Legislature; and Percy Sullon, 40, Negro president of tho New York City branch of the National Association for the Advancement ' of Colored People. Arkla and MidSouth Are Merged LITTLE ROCK (AP)-Arknnsaf Louisiana Gas Co. and MidSoutl Gas Co. asked for Public Service Co m m i s s i on of their mergci Thursday just hours after Mid- South stockh o I d c r s gave thcii overwhelming approval. The PSC set the petition foi hearing June 26. The firms said they would seel approval of other federal and state regulatory agencies having juris diction over their operations. Under the merger, MidSoutl stockholders will receive one share of Arkla common stock for eacl MidSouth share. The combinec company will carry the A/kla name, MidSouth .stockholder approval of the merger at a meeting here was more than 20 to 1. The only opposition came from Wesley V. Jacobs of McGchcc who read a statement opposing the merger. MidSouth does business in cast Arkansas communities from Joncs- boro and lloxie south to Eudora. Both companies said the merger would permit cheaper service in MidSoulh's territory. Morrilton, James 11. Pilkinton of Hope, William Pulman of Fayellu- villc and Willis B. Smith of Tcxarkana. Hearlsill Ragon of Fort Smith, as vice prcsidenl, automatically succeeds Milchell laic loday as president. Oscar Fcndlcr of Blylhevillc was assured of the president's job next year, when he was the only one nominated for vice president. Circuit Judge Audrey Strait of Morrillon has been honored by tho association as an oulslandhig jurist during his 22 years on the bench. Weather ; Experiment Station report for 24-hours ending at 7 a. m. Friday, High 80, Low 03 Precipitation .85 of an inch; Total 19G1 precipitation through May, 21.26 inches; during the same period a year ago, 16.37 inches. Ark regional forecast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Central, northeast and soulli- £aatiuvied from Page elected the out- Arkan-sas State Life Underwriters Assn., presented the National Quality Award to members for outstanding service to clients. Mr. Middlebrooks received the award for the first time. Mr. Bales is a two year member of this exclusive group. Louis Throgmorlon, vice president of Republic National Life standing campers. Of the l(i elccl- ed the Hempslcad boys and girls filled 14 of them. Janet Roberts was elected best girl camper, Sharon Evans best personality for girls, Randy Ross besi personality for boys, Bud Barrong most tal- enlcd boy, Linda Roberts n-eatesl girl camper, Jimmy Carver neal- est boy camper, Ann Arnold besi girl sport, Don Buck mosl cooperative boy, Gary Clark culesl smile for boys and Becky Willis cutest smile for girls. Adults atlcnding camp with the 4-H Club members were Mrs. William Schooley and Mrs. Ronnie' McMilloiv of the Victory Community, Mrs. Arnold Middlebrooks of . Palmos and Wade Beucfielcl, As- jsodate, County Agent. Insurance Co. of former Arkaivsan, speaker. Dallas and a E. Beard, Texas; Ben Gee Hines. North Texas; Davis L. Bilberry, South Carolina. New assignments, by districts, were: Arkadelphia— Arkadclph:s First, Alfred I. Doss; Bismarck, William E. Harris;' Delight, A. W. Hamilton; F o u n t a in Lake-Morning Star, H. W. Jinskc; Gurdun, Vernon E. jChalt'ant; Hot Springs Circuit, El- was the guest m(1| . Bc ^ k . Hot Named to Board LITTLE HOCK (Al')—Gov. Orval E. Faubus Thursday appointed Hanks Spokes of Crossett to a five year term on the state Board of Pharmacy. He succeeds R. B. Steed of Star City. Four Slots Seiicd HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Four slot machines were seized Thursday al the Central Bar here by Internal Revenue Service agents, bring to 20 the number of machines taken in five raids during the past month. The IRS said the machines did not have a $250 federal tax slump. All Around Town •y The Star Staff Hope's B&PW Club last night in-i presented slallcd new officers as follows . . I Hope. Mrs. Lena Maryman, president Mrs. Mable Ward, first vice include Corn Bell of president . . . Mrs. Ha/d Prichard, second vice prcsidenl . . . Mrs. Tempi Faye Keesey, recording secretary . . . Opal Danields, treasurer . . . Mrs. Margie Harrie, corresponding secretary and Mrs. Martha Stcphenson, parliamentarian . . . installing the new officers at the Diamond Cafe dinner meet was Mr». Ellene Among the seniors making the honor roll in the U of A School of Engineering during the spring semester was Bill Touley, formerly of Hope and James K. Byers of Hope. One of the 57 science and mathematics teachers attending the iivu week summer science institute sponsored by (he National Bible School Closing The vacation bible school closing program of the Unity Baptist theme "Livinj be held toni; Church. by God's Tie" ;ht at 7:30 al will the Avenue, Joe R. Phillips Jr.; Mal-; llle State •••m SI. Paul's, Joe W. Hunter; j kan a- Mount Ida, Joe E. Arnold; Piney Grove-Gardner, W. H. Watson; Sparkman, Donald A. Lau. Camden— Bradley. l.:;rry Nicholson: Buck- ni'r, Charles Walthall; Calion, Ralph S. Mann; t'amden Tinioth)- Continy,ed from Page Three G ;. alld : Johnson, second vice president of [ Science Foundation at Arkansas Federation of Texar- A record enrollment of ii3 agents attended t'hc 25th annual poultry flock selection anil pullorum-ly- phoid testing si-houl hold at the; U of A this week . . . Kenneth' Sinyard and Luther Spioor of: Stale College is Martha Brashicr teacher at Hope Junior High . . . she was selected from about 400 applicants from 29 states. Now Castro declares American tourists are welcome to visit in Cuba at any time . . . why not? .... each one could mean a j Hope attended and Hatcheries re-1 iractor for Fidel. Americans Welcome, Castro Says HAVANA (AP)-Fidel Castro said today Cuba is open lo Americans and Cubans are free lo go lo the United Stales—"even lo go lo American universities lo :;ce if they can be brainwashed there." The prime minister spoke aj. the closing session of the leftist assembly of the Union of international Students. He made no mention of the Iractors-for-pris- oners deal in his two-hour speech. The revolutionary leader beral- od foreign news agencies for their reports on the Cuba situation and declared: "Revolutions arc the mosl misundersloud evenls in Ihc hislory of Ihe world and hislory is made nol by news agencies but by the revolutionaries. We have never said we are Communists. This is a name that has been given to us. This is a socialist revolution." Kennedy Gets VictoryWith Housing Bill By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) - President Kennedy wrapped up a smashing victory on the $0.14 bit lion housing 1)111 in the Semite early today, hut only after a bit tcr fight through . it mnrulhon '/j hour session. Final passage of the omnibus measure — one of the big five on the President's .100! legislative list — was put over until Monday. Bui (he Senate only quit at 1:35 a.m. nftcr the bill had been ad vanccii to a stage at which no further changes are possible. Thus on Monday there will be only talk and a seemingly assured vole to pass the bill and scud it on to the House. In its final Senate form, the bill contains practically nil of the housing programs asked by Ken- 1 uedy. Bui this turned out to be the 1 cnso only after administration lieutenants battled for hours to re' verse a severe defeat suffered Thursday afternoon at the hands of a Democrat. ; Administration forces had been knocking down attempts by Republicans to chop the bill but they were caught by surprise at a maneuver by a Democrat, Sen, Albert Gore of Tenncsse. Gore won, <l!) to 44. adoption of an amendment cutting from tho bill the entire moderate income family program advanced by the administration. This is one of the new features of the bill on which Kennedy has sot great store. : lit its original form, it sought to aid families in tho $4,000 to $0,000 bracket by offering iio-down-pay-! menl 40 year mortgages to buy homes, and similar - term, low- interest rale loans to non - profit groups to build apartments, Gore attacked the 40 year mortgages as unsound and H«tracti- cal. Sen. John Spa'rkman; 'D-'Alu,, floor manager for the bill, do- fended them as the key provision in the measure designed to aid "poor folks" through low monthly payments. After much oratory and lots of jockeying in the cloakrooms, Mr. Sparhmnn finally devised a sub' slilutc which got the provision back into the bill by a 47 to 42 vote early today. The only significant concession he made was to require a down payment on the housing. This could amount to $555 on a $15,000 home, tho maximum price allowed. Thirty Republicans and 10 Democrats voted for the Gore amendment; 41 Democrats and 3 Republicans opposed it. On (he reversal, 43 Democrats and 4 Republicans voted for the Sparkman compromise; 27 Republicans and is Democrats remained in opposition. Poultry Festival Opens at L. R. LITTLE ROCK (AP)—The 2nd annual Arkansas Poultry Festival opened today with meetings of the Arkansas Poultry Federation and affiliated groups. Meetings were scheduled for the Arkansas Egg Council, Arkansas Turkey Federation, Arkansas Poultry improvement Association and Arkansas Poultry Processors Association. Climax of the festival comes Saturday night with selection of a new poultry princess.-, \vho will represent the stale next month at the Miss Universe contest in Miami. Fla. A chicken cooking queen also will be selected. And Arkansas mayors will compete in a chicken cooking contest Saturday. Fred Stewart, 51, to Be Buried at Oak Grove Fred Stewart, aged 51, a resident of Rocky Mound road, died Thursday in a local hospital. He was employed by Electronic Enterprises here. Survivors include two daughters Paulelte Stewart al home and Mrs. Carroll Stevenson of Hope. Funeral services will be held al 3 p.m. Friday at Oak Grove Baplisl Church by Ihe Rev. Norman Grant and Ihe Rev. James Shaddox. Burial will be in Oak Gruve Cemetery, Plant to Work ISO BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Scott Valve Manufacturing Co., which is moving here from Detroit, Mich., will start operations in a new ?190,000 plant within about a week. The firm will eventually employ about laO persons. Safety Chairman Attends Workshop Mrs. Ernest Graham, the state safety chairman for the HD Cow cil, lias returned from a four-d^y recreation, arts and safety workshop at Camp Couchdale, neap Hoi Springs. Mrs. Graham and Sgt. Jim; Rowel!, traffic safety coordinator for the Arkansas Slate Police, conducted a class on traffic safety. Over 200 women representing 74 counties in the slate attended,, 6*9 A (of of girls" WOui<Tfc>uy f w , eign sports car$ if the foreign sport went wJth them.