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To City Subscribers: If you fail to get your Star please telephone 7-3431 by 6:30 p. m. and a special carrier will deliver your paper. 62ND YEAR: VOL. 62 — NO. 206 Bow it Knif* 1 Star For Weather Report See Column at Bottom of This Pa§G "•' •' HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 1961 Momhen The AmctAfml Prtit A Audit •urttn •» Clfcutetlan* Av. Net Paid Clft'l 1 m«. tnrilnf M«rth It, W1 — »,S»1 PRICE 5c COPY Tractors Group in Havana to Wake a Deal HAVANA (AP)—The American mission to exchange tractors for prisoners arrived by air today and was greeted by middle-ranking officials of Prime Minister , Fidel Castro's government. re The four members of the mis- - *f'8 n wcrc rccc ' VC1 ' a t *-' 1c airport I* £^ Major Luis Crcspo of the In" 1al ,,utc of Agrarian Reform; En- f r u,uc Cabrc, chief of machinery of the institute, and Fernando Otero, aide to President Osvaldo Dorticos. The group went from the airport to the Havana Riviera Hotel. Castro left for Oriente Province before the arrival of the mission. .Before leaving Miami the group ircelarcd its "humanitarian purpose" is to free 1,200 captured invaders by exchanging 500 tractors ; for them,; as originally proposed by Castro.. ' The 'four man team of technical experts departed at 5:26 a.m. on the hour's flight to Havana with the avowed hope of working out a satisfactory tractors for prisoners trade in the next couple of <$ys. A one-man protest demonstration greeted the U.S. negotiators as they went through final departure procedures at Miami International Airport. Douglas R. Vorhccs, a local real estate man known for his vocal advocacy of causes, loudly ticcuscd the team of going to Cuba to "submit to ransom, to blackmail." 'Tile charged that the non-govern mental team of experts was violating the Logan Act which bars negotiations by private citizens with foreign governments. Voorhccs demanded that the Dadc County (Miami) police arrest the U.S. team. The police instead kept Vobbecs. to one side of the departing group but let him talk on. Kennedy .administration, "Which supports the Tractors-for- Frccdom drive, has told thc group it is not violating the Logan Act. Thc technical team, while hope •ful Castro would quickly agree to a, swap because he needs tractors, was apprehensive that thc unpredictable prime m i n i s t ei •might demand terms unaccepta blc to the American committee _ Vo'orhees was the only protestoi f;'l show up at the airport through there had been rumors there might be trouble. The non-government team aimed here from Washington late Monday night amid a brief scare Local some prisoners exchange plan would stage an airport protest. The po lice whisked the experts from 'their plane to their airport hole rooms through side tunnels. Bu police wcrc tipped tha violent opponents of the demonstrations never cam spokesman said the U.S the off. A team had no specific appointmcn to meet with Castro personally i Havana. In a pre-departure statement the American group said it wa on a humanitarian mission to con duct technical negotiations am i/^uld have nothing more to sa publicly before its planned retun to thc United States. Thursday. Thc technical delegation ha limited powers to negotiate with in terms set by its parent Trac tors-for-Freedom Committee prominent U.S. citizens. Team members were hopefi that Castro would be sufficient! | anxious to get the several millio tallars worlli of farm-type trat **' Continued on Page Tour Weather MISS TEXA&-MISS SHEILA Wade, a Dallas secretary, has been selected to represent Texas in the Miss Universe contest. It took three votes by the pageant judges to break a tie between Miss Wade and Miss Ouida Massey of Dumas, Tex., during ceremonies at Lake Whitney. - NEA Telephoto Experiment Station report fo 24-hours ending at 7 a. m. Tuc& day, High 89, Low 69; Total 19fa precipitation through May, 21-2 inches; during the same period a year ago, 16.37 inches. n ARK REGIONAL FORECAST . By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS All sections: Partly cloudy, warm and humid th r o u g h Wednesday with widely scattered afternoon or evening thundershowers. Thursday parrtly cloudy and warm svith scattered afternoon or evening thundershowers. Highest today near 9 central and southeast, high 80s northeast and northwest, low 90s southwest; lowest tonight near 70 central, jnid to high 60s northeast and northwest, high UOs to low 70s southeast and low 70s southwest. ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy and warm and humid with _ widely scattered thundershowers' in the aftcrnon and evening, mostly in the south and central portions, Ifrougb Wednesday. Highest to- Continued on P«?« More Work Hours in Big Industry • WASHINGTON (AP)—The government reported today a strong )ickup in working hours and cm- )loyment in heavy industry in Way, particularly in autos and steel. A Labor Department report amplifying earlier May job totals said the economy is continuing to show extra seasonal gains. The work week" of the average 'aclory worker moved up more .nan seasonally from 39.3 hours in April to 39.G hours in May—the 'ourth increase in working hours n as many months. The work week has increased nearly a full lour since .January, but is still a bit less than a year ago. Ray Larson, a Labor Department manpower statistics expert, said the steady increase in the work week is a strong indication that employers will conlinuc adding to payrolls. The number of workers on non- farm payrolls rose by 500,000 to 52.5 million, almost double the usual rise for May. This included a 150,000 job increase in durable goods industries, an area in which employment had fallen by nearly 900,000 from 19fiO. The largest gains from April were in steel and auto industries and in plants fabricating metal parts for the auto manufacturers. Job increases wcrc reported, however, throughout hard goods manufacturing. The figures today elaborated on data released nearly two weeks ago showing that over-all employment rose in May by more than a million to 66,778,000 and unemployment declined by nearly 200,000 to 4,768,000. The unemployment figure Is still 1.3 million more than a year ago. The idle figure is due lo jump up again to about 5.5 million this month when the usual flood of students enter tho labor force seeking summer jobs. Despite the improvement (n steel and auto employment, one out of eight regular workers in both industries was still unemployed in May, a much higher proportion than a year earlier. With the increase in the factory work week and a one-cent average increase in hourly earnings, weekly earnings of factory workers were up to $02.66 in May. This was $1.09 more than in April and more than $2 higher than in January. Manufacturing employment, Housing Bill Likely to Draw Fight in House By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP)—A thumping 64-25 Senate passage for thc $G.14-billion housing bill gave encouragement to the Kennedy administration (oday over the House floor fight expected in a few days. The House Rules Committee is to meet on the legislation Thursday and is cxpeclcd lo clear it for dcl.vitc starting next week. Fifty-two Democrats and 12 Republicans supported the measure on final passage in thc Senate Monday, with 17 Republicans and 8 Soul! ,>'n Democrats opposed. This -'<as Ihc heaviest margin piled iij- in the Senate for any of thc maior items on President Kennedy's 1961 legislative program. Sen. John Sparkman, D-Ala., chief sponsor of thc bill, told a reporter he felt that with enact mcnt of this measure there would be no need for omnibus housing legislation next year and perhaps for a longer lime. For about a decade Congress has been passing big housing bills almost every year. But Sparkman pointed oul that in the 1961 bill for the first time such key programs as urban renewal, public housing, farm housing, college dormitories, and veterans' housing are being put on a long-term basis.* Another Alabaman, Democratic Rep. Albert Rains, will serve as floor manager for the legislation in the House. Thc bill approved by the House Banking Committee is substantially similar to thc Senate version.- Rains said he did not expect too much trouble with thc new moderate income family program which kicked up a big Senate row and was knocked out of thc bill temporarily last Thursday.' But he said a House fight was in prospect"over -public housing and the methods of Treasury advances used lo finance many of the programs. These often are denounced as backdoor spending. British Complain Over Gold Steps WASHINGTON (AP)-Sccretary of Commerce Luther 11. Hodges said today a high British official has complained to him 'abpui some steps taken by the United States in its campaign to licfc .the gold-dollar problem. Hodges told a news conference he spent a half hour Monday discussing British-American financial relations with Frederick J. Erroll, Britain's minister of state of the Board of Trade. The commerce chief said he and Erroll talked about "the irritants"—a phrase which Hodges attempted to pronounce with a British accent. Asked to describe the irritants, Hodges said, "Buy American, ship American, things like that." In an effort to reduce the U.S. balance of payments deficit, the United Slates has taken steps to require spending of foreign aid dollars in this country. It also has ordered post exchanges abroad to stock American, rather than for cign, goods. Youths Admit to Series of Murders SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) —Two teen-agers, in a talc ol tragic irony, say they embarked on seven slayings in five states because as long as they had killed one "we might as Wei keep on." But the man they thought they had killed didn't die. Had they quit there, they wouldn't be fac ing murder charges. There's another irony. Both James Douglas Latham, 19, Mau riecvillc, Tox., and George Ron aid York, 18, Jacksonville, Fla. say they want lo die. They'd pro for the electric chair. But the states with seemingly the strong cst cases execute by other means —Kansas by hanging and Colo rado by the gas chamber. What started it? The Army they claimed at a news confer ence in Salt Lake County jai Monday. They complained abou army harassment. They objected to racial integration in the Arm> and lo serving under Negro offi cers. Though I hey expressed offhand regret for some of killings, they didn't for' the slay ing of John A. Whilakcr, an el derly Negro railroad porter ii Tullahoma, Tenn., who Wai robbed and shot to death. "He was black," York ex plained. And Latham added: "W don't feel bad about killing a nigger.' which normally shows a small decline in May, rose by 150,000 to 15.7 million, a level still well below last year. NOT SO BIG - TEXANS, USUALLY NOTED FOR HAVING everything bigger than anybody else, must take a second look at this tiny Shetland pony tucked into the trunk of a small foreign car. Born June 9, the nony is only 7.1 inches tall and that is small even for Shetland ponies. Deborah Elaine Martin, 15, can hardly believe her eyes as she examines the tiny pony at her home near Dallas. — NEA Tclcnhoto Goldwatcr Worns of More Spending NEW YORK (AP)—Sen. Barry Goldwnler, fl-Aria., charged lo- day that Kennedy administration spending programs arc "playing right into Ihe hands of Kremlin leaders." Goldwater said the strategy of Soviet Premier Khrushchev and others in the Kremlin Is to force situations Hud will bleed America white. "Higher (axes and more Inflation arc precisely what. Mr. Khrushchev mul his mlvtscrs wnnt for the. United States. And the. present administ ration is rushing to provide them," Gotdwatcr said in a speech prepared for the Sales Executives Club of New York. Goldwaler contended Kennedy's New Frontiers program contains the seeds of economic destruction in the United Slates but is being pushed through Congress 'in Ihe phony name of 'crisis' and 'emergency.' " Here's How State Law Makers Voted WASHINGTON (AP) - how Ar tansas members: of Congress were •ecordcd on recent roll calls: House On amendment, rejected 104-190, o cut from Agriculture Department appropriation bill $100 mil- ion in funds for payments to armors for soil conservation pracices: Against the amendment — Alford, Gainings, Harris, Mills, Norrcll, Trimble. On Republican motion, rejected J(!9-19fi, to repeal tax on rail, air ind bus travel: For the motion— Alford. Against—Gainings, Harris, Mills, Norrell, Trimble. On passage, 31tt-(i5, of $5,9<1«,£66,000 -Agriculture Department' appropriation hill; For — Alford, Gainings, Harris, Mills, Norrell, Trimble. Senate On Capchurt, R-Ind., amendment, rejected 85-5(i, to limit housing bill provision for home improvement loans to 15 years and $7,000 instead of 25 years and $10,000: For the amendment—McClcl- lan. Against—Fulbright. On Capehart, R-Ind., amendment rejected J-50, to eliminate from housing bill provision for 40- year, no-down payment, loans for rental bousing: For the amend- ment—McClcllan. Against — Ful bright. On adoption, 4fM4, of Gore, D- Tcnn., amendment to eliminate from housing bill provision for 40- year, no-down payment loans for rental housing: For the amend- ment—McClcllan. Against — Fulbright. On Sparkman, D-Ala., amendment, adopted 47-42, reinstating in housing bill provision that had been eliminated by Gore amendment: For the Sparkman amendment — Fulbright, Against — Mc- Clcllan. On Capehart, R-Ind., amendment, rejected 38-55, to reduce by $700 million the housing bill's authorization for urban renewal grants: For the amendment—Mc- Clcllan. Against—Fulbright. EXPECTED TEMPERATURES MUCH ABOVE NORMAL ABOVE NORMAL a NEAR NORMAL BELOW NORMAL MUCH BELOW NORMAL AVERAGES: JUNE I-JUNE 30 June turns a cold shoulder toward the eastern part of the nation. ^ HEAVY , | | MODEIATE EXPECTED PRECIPITATION AVERAGES: JUNE I -JUNE 30 June precipitation is expected to equal or exceed normal in most of the nation. Note "island" of heavy precipitation. Bulletin STUTTGART, Germany (API-. Police said at least 20 persons were killed (oday when two trains collided head-on at Esslinyen now here. Man and Son Keep U.S. Off Land LITTLE ROCK (AP)—For mor than a year James M. Parrisl and his son have kept the fcdera government off the (10 acres con dernned for the Dardanello Res ervoir project. But their battle may be at an end. ... lr ., , ,,...,,,, Parrish and his son, Jame Welfare Department distributed (,.2 J T|)omi|S Pa| ,. ish| hav(j , )Cen Q , million pounds of surplus foodidercd to appear in U.S. Distric Surplus Food fo 297,000 Arkansans LITTLE HOCK (AP)—The state valued at more than $2 million to 207,000 in G!) counties last month. A department report today .said another 2tffi,UOO pounds of food wore distributed to schools and other institutions during Hie month. Lonoke, Pulaskt, Scvicr, Crillen- den, Dallas and Drew counties did not participate in the surplus eom- 'modity program last month. All Around Town •y The Star Staff For'about two weeks residents"i-Hope, of Oakhavcn have been observing a bird silting within two feet of ear tracks the bird is a ,,,,_. , .. , Bull Bat, or, more commonly Both are AWOL from Ihe Army known as a Nighlhawk . , _ R has , They fled u d.scipl.nary unit at . Wt t R . y t Fort Hood, Tex., May 24. Latham bc ^ ^ ,„ fl . )u >» ,„,.. was serving six months and was ca ,, [V& a Goalsuck and thc Shoes Troubled, So Man Sues SLEMER, Tenn. (AP' — Robert E. Young has filed suit here asking $80,000 in damages for foot injures he says he received from a new pair of shoes. Young's suit claims that a "dangerous and injurious chemical" used in making the shoes caused his feet to become 'swollen and irritated, leaving him unable to walk for days. The suit named (lie International Shoe Co. ot Bolivar, Tenn., and a shoe store here as defendants. to gel a for taking S40 from a fellow soldier. York had been given six months for being AWOL. "We gol what we were work- I ing for," said York, "lo gel out 'of this stinking rat race on thc | outside." But York said he doubted they would have killed anyone else if they had known that Edward J. Guidroz, Ihe man slugged and left for dead near Baton Rouge, La., had survived. species is Caprimulgidac the Nighthawk lays and sets eggs almost anywhere this morning a motorist noticed Ihe young had 'hatched . . . they can be observed from your car . . . the birds are located about 20 lo 30 feet down the Plaswood road in the gravel on the left side. While taking 4-11 Club members to camp last week Mrs. Rennie During the past week-end vandals broke out 24 window panes in Ycrger High School building . . . three were broken in a nearby 'house City Police also re- Four Years Youth Is Unconscious LITTLE ROCK (AP)-For four cars and one day, 17-year-old Villiam Patrick O'Brien of Norlh jillle Rock has been unconscious. The youth was shot, in the head y his twice-widowed mother who ion killed her two other sons and ersclf, police records show. But, Billy Pat was found alive 11 his home by 'officers the morn- ig of June Il,l!)!i7,"nnd doctors, vorkiiig feverishly for hours, kept im alive. After undergoing treatment at 'lie hospital for a year and then icing moved to another for still me more year of treatment, Billy 3 at. was finally brought to Gray's Memorial Hospital here where he ins been the past two years. He is fed intravenously and ireathcs through a tube inserted n his windpipe. A doctor said the bullet entered Jilly Pal's brain and damaged the wlion which controls movement ind sensory reception,'.Tljc area performing "vegetative" functions such as breathing, digesting and :emperaturc -wai-7 not damaged. The doctor said the mother'} choice of weapon, a .25 calibci nistol, probably saved the boy'i life. A larger bullet, the doctoi observed, would have been fata 11 the same area. Asked how much longer Ihc youth might hold on to life, UIL nurse said, "there's no way ol he could go on in- knowning definitely." His care is financed by a Kinal estate left by his father and by slate Welfare Department and Hi clinic. JFK Asks More Payroll Tax to Up Jobless Pay WASHINGTON (AP'-Prcsldent Kennedy proposed to Congress today a broad expansion of (he unemployment compensation system lo increase the amount and duni- lion of benefits and the payroll taxes to pay for them, Kennedy called for the most extensive overhaul of Ihe jobless insurance plan that has been proposed since it was enacted as part of Social Security during the Roosevelt. New Deal. Most of the suggested changes re long-range in character. They voiildn'l, go Into effect for several •cars, some not until l!K)lt. This ives Congress plenty of time to like a long hard look at the pro- losnls. The program was accompanied iy administration statements that he federal-state unemployment compensation system has long ieen in need of reform. It was In led lhi.it the system has proved Is worth through the years, sinco nadinenl. in l!):i!>, not only in iclping idled workers but in bol- lering the economy in bad limes. No cost figures were immediate- y announced, nor was there any estimate of the amount of addi- ional revenue that would bo •a-i.sed by the proposed higher Kiyroll taxes. Kennedy has been working since he look? office in January in a prmancnt. revision of the incmploymenl. compensation pro[ram—part of the Social Sectir- ly System enacted during thc .tooscvoll New Deal. Federal action to raise thc imotint of benefits would, be n departure from tradition. Until now the level of benefits has been left to the stales lo fix, with the result that benefits vary widely from state lo slate. The nationwide average is about $32 'per week. (.WiCC llfl'j lengthen duration of bcnefItiFlor temporary periods to combat privation among the jobless during recessions. This happened first during the administration of for- iner President Dwight D. Eisenhower after the 1%!! recession. Again (his spring Congress enacted a temporary program to extend by a maximum of lit weeks Ihe benefits a worker can receive after exhausting his regular benefits. In most states regular benefits run for a maximum of 20 weeks. port that a radio taken at the Swimming Pool several days ago has been recovered at Camden . . . seems four Camden yoiitlis were arrested yesterday for burglary and grand larceny and the radio was found in their poscssion . . . Officers also report that a couple of Negro youths started a irock-thr,uwing cdivcst yesterday and a third one was hit over thc eye and it required several stilch- es to close the wound. Among Hempstead residents at- Courl Wednesday to show cans why they should not be punishei for contempt of court. The Parri.shes have ignored oth or court proceedings, says Asst. U.S. Ally. Waller G. Riddiek, but they have creeled it roadblock to keep Army Engineers from entering the disputed porlion of their 200-aere farm west of Russellvillc. The government filed a condemnation suit April 22, KffiO, and deposited $12,000 as its offer for the Parrish land. Its actual value still must be determined by a jury. The Parrkhcs didn't reply to that proceeding nor lo an order in April of 1!)(>0 directing them to Kivc Ihc government possession of the !!0 acres. Most of Die 80-acre tract is pasture land. Little of it will be flooded when the Durduncllc Dam on the Arkansas River is completed. Plans call for most of Ihc area to be developed for public uses, with picnic, camping and swimming areas and a boat clock. jMcMilllen lost her purse contain- j tending ft he Howard County Production Credit Groups to Meet ing $G7 and important papers Razorback club fish fry at Nash- Ex-Officer Faces Charge of Murder PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP'—Prosecutor E. \V. Broekmun said today a murder charge will be filed against a- former Pino Bluff policeman in the slaying of his brother-in-law- Broekman said a charge was being prepared today naming Floyd Burkhurl, 313, who left the police force about five years ago. lie said it would lie filed later jt'hc day she arrived home fromjville were Viruil Tollett. Scrub 1 today or Wednesday, icamp she had a letter from Mrs. ( Mosier and Royee Weisenbergerj Burkharfs brother-in-law. Army YV. B. McNeil, 151U McGregor j. . . Coach Broyles talked before! S.ul. Paul Parsley, 37. was killed Arkansas' 14 Production Credit St., Wichita Falls, Texas advising Hie mv i y orua ni/.ed dub which by four bullets from a .22 caliber SCSAidHos Training in Georgia Herbert Grcenhaw, Soil Conservation Aid with Hempstuad County Soil Conservation Service Work Unit, has just returned 'from Athens, Georgia, after completing three weeks sub-professional training at the Athens Training Center located on the University Campus. Tills was the sixty-third training session sponsored and directed by the Soil Conservation Service under the very capable leadership of Jackson Bennett, Administration Officer and Warren Turkell, Training Officer, both of Athens. Twenty-three Soil Cuoscrvalion employees representing nine stales of the South East utlendcd Ihe session. Dean, William Tale of the Georgia University gave the group a warm welcome on opci;- ing day followed by an inspiring message on "Human Relations" by liamp Burns, Assistant Arkansas Stale Conservationist. Engineering, Agronomy, BioL ogy, Forestry, and other related Soil Coivscrvution Service subjects were studied along with field tours which included some major water shed projects in Georgia. Although practices and methods used in such state vary widely, Greenhaw pointed out that through cooperation with other agricultural agencies the Soil and Water Conservation Program is advancing rapidly in all represented states. He feels Ihis added technical training has greatly improved his ability to assist in carrying out conservation measures in this area. Associations will conduct an an-, that she hud found the purse and|i lac ) somo 300 f lin , s pivsent. two day fieldmen's con-'was returning it Mrs. Mf- fercnec ul Velda Rose Motel, HotjMillen was lucky an honest per- Several local Furniture and Ap- Sprin-gs, June 19-20. The general son found her purse . . . this .Mrs. j plianee stores plan to close \Ved- ehairman for the meeting is Al.\V. P. McNeil is a cousin by mar-' m-sday afternoons during the sum- Moss of Stuttgart. riage to Mrs. C. C. McNeil of mer month, starting tomorrow. Iber pistol early Sunday. Police said the slaying followed a birthday celebration for Mrs. Parsley. Parsley would have been eligible for Army retirement in Octo- Senotors Split WASHINGTON (API-Arkansas' senators spiit on the President's $6.1 billion housing program bil which passed the Senate (32-25 Monday. Sen. J. William Fillbright voted for Ihe bill and Sen. John MeClellan voted against it. More 'Riders' Promised f! for Alabama MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP)-. More "Freedom Rides" into Alabama are promised for this week in the wake of a federal judge's refusal to Keep in force a temporary restraining order against such rides. And U.S. nisi. Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr. 1 warned that he may reinstate the rides ban "if it be* comes necessary." in Atlanta, Ihc Rcv/Wyatt Tec Walker, ;r spokesman for the Rides Coordinating Committee, said however that "we are not interested in creating any unnecessary explosive situations" and there will be no advance .announcement of rides into Die Alabama capital "unless there is 1 a change in the climate," He said Ihe rides will be continued this week. Johnson let his order prohibiting sponsored Freedom Riojcs into Alabama die Monday af^er postponing a scheduled hearing which was to have determined whether the temporary ban would be replaced with a longer-lasting injunction. A temporary restraining order under federal court procedure can remain in effect only 10 days and can be extended for 10 days without notice or hearing. After that it jmisl be liilccl or supplanted by an injunction, which requires formal notice and u hearing. Johnson issued his order June 2 prohibiting the Congress of Ra.- Continued on Page Four LITTLELIT It's not the high cost of living that is hurting this country'™ much as the cost of living hi g%

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