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To City Subtcribirt: If you foil to get your Star please telephone 7-3431 by 6:30 p. m. and a special carrief will deliver your paper. YEAR: VOL. 62 — NO. 208 cfil* Bowl* Knit* Star For Weather Report Sec Column at Bottom of This Page ' MOPI, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1961 M«mhf»: Th« A«i*«i«t*4 tun A A». M(« P«W Clft'l I m«t. Audit *ur«nu of Circulation! M««h 11, mt — 1,1)1 PRICE 5C COPY \ Offers Negroes Use of Schools ifi Va. County RICHMOND, Va. fAP) —The Prince Edward School Board today offered the use of its closed schools for a summer "crash remedial program" for the county's schoollcss Negro children. The offer to sponsors of the private summer. school program in th^wakc of the rejection by a federal court of the government's historic bid to intervene in the case to force reopening of the schools. Judge Oron R. Lewis Wednesday turned down Ally. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy's bid to intervene on the grounds it would "unduly delay and prejudice" the rights of both sides in the long drawn out court battle on school integration. £hc school board offer was one of the few conciliatory signs in (he struggle over public education in the county. The board said since it was responsible for the upkeep of the closed schools it would furnish custodial and janitorial service and provide all needed utilities. It added it might be able to make available some school bus transportation. J cre was no immediate rose from Negro leaders. But several weeks ago the Virginia Association of Teachers—a Negro organization—proposed the operation of a summer program to provide schooling for Negroes on a countywide basis. Federal rejection of the government's intervention bid knocked down the Justice Department's efforts to enter the case as a co- p^ntiff with the Negro pupils. The effort went beyond the usual government move to enter a case only as a friend of the court. Tractor Team Home After Talk With Castro; Ransom Is Now $24,000 Per Prisoner Another Suit Fdubus' Son May Get In to f oiitics FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — •Another Faubus may be getting some political inclinations. Fan-ell E. Faubus, Gov. Orval E. Faubus' 22-year-old son, salt Wednesday that he was "thinking about running for the legislature' but had not definitely made mind. up Ic might seek the legislative seat which became vacant recent ly when Rep,. A. C. Mowcry Jr. ol Huntsvillc resigned to become state director of the federal Agri cultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee. The governor said Wednesday that he was waiting to hear from Democratic leaders in Madisoi County before setting a date for j cial election to fill Mowery' St. June 27 has been set for th special election to fill the Conway County scat which became vacan with the death of Rep. Clay Brazil. The June 27 date coincides with the date for the statcsvide vote on Faubus' proposed $60 million construction bond issue and the governor said several days ago that planned to set the Madison nty election for the same dale. Young Faubus, who recently completed his first semester at the University of Arkansas law school, said he 'had "talked with a few people" concerning the possibility of his seeking the Madison County post. He also said he had heard some other names mentioned as possible candidates, but did not otaboratc. Filed Against Former Judge Another taxpayers' suit was fil. cd in llempstcad Chancery Court today by B. W. Edwards naming former County Judge U. G. Gar- rctt and L. E. Potcct, local Magnolia Petroleum Co. distributor, as defendants. This is the fourth suit filed against the f ormcr judge. The plaintiff alleges that Hempstead county paid three times for •some 4,850 gallons of gasoline and other small items in the amount f $1,141.01. It alleges that payment was made October 7,1957 h;|(. cleared the indebtedness. The complaint lists two other imcs that checks were drawn in he same amount and mode pay- ble to Magnolia Petroleum Co., an dcndorscd by L. E. Potcet. The complaint asks judgment gainst the defendants, jo and severally, for the sum of il,141.01, such judgment to be 'or the use and benefit of Hemp stead County. The complaint al- cgcs that U. G. Garrcll and L. 2. Potcct did unlawfully draw or cause to be drawn from the Conn,y Treasury the sum of $1,141.01 and did convert it to their own use. The first taxpayers' suit against .he former judge was filed in March by B. W. Edwards. Another was filed April 1! by Monroe Sent, a farmer, and named Duck- ctl Equipment Co. as a co-defend ant. A third suit was filed by Edwards April 9. All called for the return of property purchased by he county which was /titegedly disposed of illegally by Judge arrett. The suits resulted in a meeting of the Grand Jury, which has examined about 30 witnesses in connection with the administration of county offices. The jury hasn't filed its report and is scheduled to meet again on June 19. A special audit of county records was financed by a citizens group which is headed by Mr. Edwards with James H. Pilkinton as its attorney. Mrs.Pilkinton was also named as an assistant to the Prosecuting Attorney Roycc MIAMI, Fla. (AP) -The U.S. tractors-for-prisoiicrs team arrived at International Airport at 1:08 p.m. (EST) from Havana today for n brief stop before flying on to Washington. The team was scheduled to take off. at 2:45 p.m. aboard Eastern Air Lines Flight 648. Wciscnbcrger during Jury's investigation. the Grand The audit was made available to the jury. By LEWIS GUUICK HAVANA (AP)—The U.S. trac Irs for prisoners team heads fos Washington today after hearing Fidel Castro's latest demand—$28 million worth of farmlypc trac tors in exchange for 1,167 captive nvadcrs. This amounts to about $24,000 icr prisoner. The unofficial,four-man negotiating panel said it made no commitments to the Cuban prime minister; that it intended to lay the demand before the Tractors For Freedom Committee headed by Eleanor Roosevelt. Whether the committee, in its drive for public subscriptions^ could raise the kind of money in volved in Castro's demand was uncertain. Other leaders of the drive, besides Mrs. Roosevelt, are Walter Rcuthcr, head of the United Auto Workers and Dr. Milton Eisenhower. The campaign for funds results from Castro's offhand offer of May 17. f Castro tshov/cH some new sides to his proposal Wednesday during five hours of negotiating sessions with the 'American team. He said he would go along with the committc's offer to supply small farming tractors rather than the big construction tractors he originally sought. But he said the large tractors would have $28 million plus transportation costs —so he expected that much money's worth of the smaller machines. The Cuban leader indicated he \vnukl be agreeable to receiving j;ijOO tracloi-s onehalf the sisic of the heavy models first demanded. The monetary value was a stiff price in terms of the committee's earlier thinking. The fund raisers had been talking about raising $2.5 million cr so to buy 500 of the small types of tractors which they said should meet Castro's agricultural needs. Castro also reduced somewhat the number of captives he said he could liberate upon receipt of the tractors. The original figui<! given the committee was 1,214. Castro said this is now down to 1,167 due to some deaths, special trials he plans for some prisoners and other reasons. Cuba's boss said he really would prefer to trade frcdom of his captives for freedom of 1,200 Weather Experiment Station' report for a^hours ending at 7 a. m. Thursday, High 85, Low 68, Precipitation .85 of an inch; Total precipitation through May, 21.26 inches; a year ago 16.37 inches. th'k regional forecast •y THE ASSOCIATiQ PRESS Central: Cloudy with scattered showers and thundrcshowers and Peace in Europe Has to Come Within Year, Khrushchev Declares Reaffirms Red FAN OF TURBOFAN — TINA HEATH, MISS DALLAS OF 1961, is a real fan of the new turbofan ict engine that pushes Ihc giant Boeing 707 Astro lets to speeds of well over 600 miles per hour. Miss Heath shows her appreciation by posing in the massive air intake of the engine just before American Airlines inaugurated Astrojet service to Texas. — NEA Tclcpholo TOii not quite so warm this afternoon. I Cloudy to partly cloudy and cooler j tonight with a chance of occasion- ill showers ending early tonight. Partly cloudy and cooler Friday. Highs today mid to high 80s. Lows tonight low lo mid 60s. ! o r I h c a s t and northwest: loudy with showers and turning cooler this afternoon, Cloudy to partly cloudy and cooler tonight with a dunce of occasional showers ending early tonight. Partly cloudy and cooler Frdiay. •Highs today upper 70s to mid 80s. Lows tonight in the 50s. Southeast und southwest: Cloudy with sealteivcl showers and warm W i s afternoon. Cloudy with Continued on Page Two Industry Warned by Pentagon WASHINGTON (AP) —Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNa-1 mara bluntly told industry today .he Penlagon will nol lolerale inefficiency and practices which increase military buying costs. McNamara keynoled a special cost reduction symposium arranged by the National Security Industrial Association al McNamara's suggestion. "A command performance," was the way one association official described il. The association is an advisory group which works closely with the Pentagon and many of its members arc defense contractors. McNamara acknowledged in his prepared remarks that the Pen- lagon shares responsibility with industry in trying to keep down military spending, now running at the rale of more than $40 billion a year. "But we have an additional responsibility to sec thai your operations are as efficient and economical as human ingenuity can make them," McNamara said. "The first thing we can do toward Ibis end is devise arrangements which reward efficiency and penalize waste." persons in jail in the Unilcd Slulcs, Spain and some Lalin American countries. Asked if he had a specific list of the 1,200 prisoners abroad whom he wants liberated, Castro replied he had "no list, but we know there arc many prisoners there because they arc patriots." As for the tractor deal, he said: "It's going well. It all depends on them (Ihc American Commit Ice) now." Charged in Fraudulent Stock Deal LITTLE ROCK (AP(-Arnold E. Edcns of Parugould, already under 'sentence' in a state court, faces trial on federal charges of usljig Hie mailsi in frudulenl slock deals- involving ihii'estimated $1.5 million. A federal grand jury for the Eastern District of Arkansas re- .urncd a 12-c o u n t indictment against the 38-year-old Edcns Wednesday, charging that since J956 he had solicited orders for stock and issued counterfeit certificates lo some customers after pocketing oarl of Ihe money. U.S. Dist. Ally. Osro Cobb said he transactions may have nctterl Edcns more than $1.5 million. The JO-page indictment accused Edcns of making "false promises and untrue slatemenls" to investors. A Greene Circuit Court jury recently found Edcns guilty of Talsc pretense and overdraft and he was sentenced to an J 1-year prison term. He is free on $40,000 bond. pending an appeal of that sentence to Ihe Arkansas Supreme Court. Cobb said conviction on Ihe federal charges would carry a maximum penally of 10 years in prison or a $10,000 fine. Candidates in Girls State Races LITTLE ROCK (API-Politica activity moves into high gear at Arkansas Girls Slate today with I delegates to elect a governor and other state officials as the weeklong exercise in governmental operations 'ncurs^ a climax. A Kay Bell <\f Arkadelphia is llie Nationalist parly candidate for Girls State governor and Tommle Vinos of Little Hock is the guber nnlnrinl standard bearer of Ihc Federalist, parly. Other candidates for stale of five include: Lieutenant Governor — Marly Tiimm of Fort Smith, Nationalist, and Lynn Newton of Russellvillc Federalist.' Secretary of Stale—Mary Mack of Rector, Nationalist, and Pam Prases of Conwny, Federalist. Stal c Treasurer'— Mima Loi Davis of Fort Smith, Nationalist and Pat Allen of M a 1 v e r n, Federalist. Attorney General—Calhyc Garni of Lilllc Rock, Nationalist, nnc Judy .Jones of Forl Smith Federalist. A highlight of the encampment under way at nearby Camp Rob inson, will be a session of the Girls Stale Legislature Friday. •Jlep. Catherine Norrcll, DArk. is scheduled lo address Girls Stale delegates Friday night. Gas Hearing Slated for Friday LITTLE HOCK (AIM-A Public Service Commission hearing on tin Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co. rate increase resumes Friday, but there Is still no indication that Little Hock will join other cities protesting the bost. The Little Hock City Manager Board, which once declined to take part in the dispute, indicated Wednesday that it might, give the matter further consideration Inter. James Spencer of El Dorado and George Holmes of Pine ftluff, spokesmen for a group of cities protesting the 70c-pcr-month icrease which went into effect rll I, reminded the board that ^ittlc Rock residents would pay god share of the total $1.2 mil ion annual increase. "We'd like Little Rock to join lands with us and find out for ure whether Arkla is entitled to i rale increase at this time," Spencer said, The increase would cost Arkla customers in Little Rock about fllfi.OOO a year, Spencer said. Cities opposed to the increase viint Little Rock to help pay, the •list of hiring a rate expert to aid n the buttle. The expert, Melwood V. Van Scoyoe of Washington, is scheduled to begin cross cxamintt ion iii! Arkla witnesses when the tearing resumes. The. gas com- inny wilncsrus had testified at earlier hearing sessions. (AP) — The Board voted Worren Board Opposes Bonds WARREN, Ark. Warren S c h o o 1 Wednesday night to oppose a proposed $60 million dollar state bond issue after being warned that it might force a tax increase. Supt. P. H. Herrin said thiJt if the bond issue passed in a special election June 27, the Warren district might need an additional two mills of tax to compensate for revenue he said might be lost. Gov. Orval E. Faubus, who backed the bond issue, has said school funds won't be affected, but opponents claim that the bond issue would cut into school money. Damage Small in Two Wrecks Here Tsvo minor accidents were investigated by city police during the past two clays. The first occurred at Third and Hazel with the collision of cars driven by David Davis and George McGill. Damage was minor. Officers Rosve and Moses charged McGill with hazardous driving. At 13th and Walker cars driven by H. B. Fuller and I). 11. Oclom ran together. Officer Shirley ported only slight both' vehicles. damage n* to Car Runs Over, Kills Driver PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP>—St-v cnty-ycar-old John W. Akhlf stepped from his parked car here Wednesday, walked in front of it and the vehicle rolled over him. Akhlf, a retired farmer, died in a hospital shortly after the accident. Akhlf, a former resident of Rector, bad lived here several years. 12 Compete for Dairy Princess All Around Town By The Star Staff •Formal dedication of White Oak Lake,- in • Nevada and Ouachilu Counlics, will be held al the lake Saturday, June 17 al 3 p. m. . . . the lake is owned and managed by the Game, and Fish Commission . White Oak is divided into Iwo parts Ihe upper part is 1,031 acres and the lower 1,645 acres . . . during construction an area 110 feel wide and 26 miles long was cleared for boal lanes Ihe maximum depth of the lake, is 18 feel with an Wool average . . . many building sites are being sold and a number of lake homes are under construction . . . good roads have been built around most of the lake including a county road 'o and across the upper clam . . . locked this year, fishing is very •;ood only the catch is small . . . there can be no spocdboating as JO hp is the maximum allowed on the lake which is strictly for fishing . . . the best way to gu lo the the public that parents are liabl for any damage lo school prop crly caused by llieir children . . Supt. James H. Jones said Hi school playgrounds are avuilabl (o children at any time bu cautioned about vandalism sue as window breakage and pourin ink on floors as week al Verger occurred las and Gurlan Position on Berlin Scientists Subpoenaed by Probers WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Committee on Un-Ameri- Activities, gelling the jump QUEEN ELBERTA FOR 1961 will reign over the revival of the annual Poach Festival at Nashville, July 1. She is Miss Brenda Echols, 18, who was graduated recently from Nashville High School. She was selected from a field of 21 beauties in a contest June 6. :>n another subpoenaed House group, today officials of the Na- if the vandals ar parents will be ex- Schools caught their peeled to pay damages. . The "Uniques" dance band will be at Hope Youth Center Friday night, June l(i. Jonul Science Foundation for questioning of award of a fellowship to a .student convicted of con- tempi of Congress. The action left the House Space Committee, which had invited foundation officials to appear before il this morning, cooling its heels without any witnesses. Chairman Overtoil Brooks, D- La., of the Space Committee said Dr. Alan T. Waterman, director of the foundation, had telephoned him to say he had been subpoenaed by the Committee on un- American Activities. "I told him to respond to the subpoena and lo come here when he was finished," Brooks lold his committee. The graduate student involved, Edward Ycllin, was questioned by a subcommittee on Un-American Activities in 1958 in Gary, Ind. He refused to answer when asked whether he was a Communist. He was cited and in 1960 was convicted of contempt of Congress. The case is now on appeal to the Supreme Court. In March, 1961, the Nation^ Science Foundation awarded a$3,1100 fellowship from government funds for Ycllin to pursue studies at the University of Illinois. Rep. Richard L. Rouclebush, R- Ind., a member of the Space Committe, asked Brooks to investigate the award. Regular monthly meeting of the Hempslead Callluinen's Association will meet Friday night, Juno J(i, at the Experiment Station . . . the state Veterinarian will speak at 8 o'clock. If have in silc is Highway G7 to Prescoll and j local hospital il would be very un- Highway 24 toward Camden . . .' the lake is locatkl between Bluff City and Cliiclcster and can be seen from the main highway . . . incidentally Leo Ray is u member of the governing board ol the White Oak Association. Industrial Production Increases WASHINGTON (AP) — Industrial production increased by an- a,other :i per cent in May und furlh- Faubus Lines Up Municipal League Aid By JOHN R. STARR LITTLE ROCK (AP)—The Executive Committee of the Arkansas Munciipal League met. today with Gov. Orval E. Faubus and then voted to, support his $60 mil lio.n bond proposal. League /President Hugh Browci of Fort Smith said Fuubus assured the committee that the cities would get $100,000 a ycai which was included in the $!4.r omnibus law which the Arkansas Supreme Courl nullified. Apparent ly this would have to be takci care of in an expected special leg islativc session. Brewer said the committee vole taken in the absence of Faubus was unanimous. Meanwhile, the man who heads both the Arkansas Farm Burcai Federation and the campaign foi the bond plan, said the farm or giinixalion supports the bond pro gram "ay a progressive step foi the stale and as a response t many of its official policies. 1 ; Head Places Bureau as for Bonds LITTLE ROCK (AP)—The Ai kansus Farm Bureau Federatio is supporting Gov. Orval E. Fai bus' $60 million bond plan "as progressive step for the stale an as a response to many of its off cial policies," ils president sai today. The president, Harold F. Olilei dorf of Osccola, also is chairma of Ihe Arkansas Building Progran Committee which is spearheadin the organized support for the slal conslriiclioii program. A prepared slalcmciil by Olilei dorf on federation stationery sai resolutions adopted al last fall convention and before place tl organization clearly in favor of Hi bond program. At least one county Farm Bi rcau—the Grant County unit — has gone on record against II proposal. Some other individui bureaus have favored it. cr gains in the important steel • ._ . j -• £)»*««itj •<• lliw 11« Jf.f 111 LMJtV UV^-Vf usal if you haven't been nursed I and auto industries were foreseen ; by Miss Sadie May . . . after all,!for June, Hie government report- ;sne has been nursing for 40 years Jed loclav. I. . . Miss May starlet! in the old! Output'of mines, factories and | Julia Chester Hospital, predecos-j utilities, as measured by the Fed- sor to Hempstead Memorial, whcnjeral Reserve Board's industrial it was located upstairs over what i ion index, increased in jproduclio ... is now the First National Bank . .|MUV lo a level 8 per cent higher I?!-..»,.. tl. .. i-..: i .1 • _ ., . r 11. . T..I- ' . .. ** MOSCOW (AIM — Premier Imishchcv .said loninhl. that "n ence scltlement. In Kurope must .! accomplished this year." The Soviet premier mwln this atemcnl in reaffirming his posl- on on Germany and Berlin. He spoke to the Soviet, people, eporllng on his Vienna talks with 'resident Kennedy. Khrushchev has called for n once conference of all the World Var il allies on reunifying Germ- ny. In the meanwhile, he wants Vest Germany and Communist il Germany lo negotiate a set- lemenl, if they can, within six nonlhs. This would also include lie f u I, u r e of Communist-sur- ounded West. Berlin Khrushchev said his meeting vilh President Kennedy in Vicu- a was worthwhile. "In addilion," he said, "il had o be held." He repealed his demand for •ombining Defoliations on a n'u- lear test ban with talks on gcu- ral disarmament. The Soviet leader made Ills rc- K>rl in an unusual televised and iroudcusl "fireside chat," siml- ti r in formal lo Ilia type .sqme- imes used by Western leaders, -loudspeakers in the squares of nany Soviet, cities carried Hie ncssage. • Khrushchev said the Vienna neeling "provided a good opppr- luiiily for a first personal contact and an exchange of opinion." Jle .said lie gained the imprcs-. sion that Konedy understood this ^rave responsibilities shouldered by the two great powers—the United State." and,the Soviet Union. He then expressed hope Soviet-American relations eventually rvoukl improve. President Kennedy made a report on the Vienna talks is a ua- .ionwidc radio-TV speech June 6. He described his meeting with Khrushchev as useful although producing a "somber mod." The President fold Die American people llien Laos offered Ihe most im- mediale prospect of agreement with the Soviet Union. As for the long view, he said: "At least the chances of a dangerous misjudg- menl on eilher side should now be less." . i Khrushchev denied his proposal lo convert Berlin into a "free" demilitarized cily would deprive the Western powers of their rights of access lo Iho city. Turning to disarmament, lie said the question has "become ripe or even overripe, and insist- enlly culls for a solution." l(e again accused Ihe West of insincerity in disarmament negotiation! thai have been held during the puKl five years in various coin- missions and subcommittees. "The Western powers were plainly not prepared for serious negotiations, did not want and to be frank, do nut want, disarmament to this day." Bulletin CONWAY, Ark. (AP)-The 4lh; Ont , ol y of A . Mudk . a i S( . hool She saw the bui annual Arkansas Dairy Festival j graduates last weekend was Billy' Uicslei> °» Soul11 . „„.. „ .„ opens here today with twelve al j Hcaty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joo honK ' for lllc "Sed. and naturally i Compared with an April level of She saw the building of the Julia! than the Main, now a rest 1 The May 1957 average. index figure of 108 tractive gir's competiting for the Arkansas Dairy Princess tille and the right to represent the state in the Natiuir.il Dairy Princess con test. Current Arkansas Dairy Prin cess is Miss Nell MeCuislion of Siloam Springs. The fetiival will end Friday night, Beaty of Emmet riecl lo the former he is mar- was as the rest of; 105 and u recession low of 102 in Dorothv Jean Hempstead over the new Memor-; the first three months of 1961. Townsend of Emmet and they ">' Hospital . . She has given most | Although industrial activity has have a sir-all son . . . he will °f her life lo >ick folks intern at the Robert B. Greene, area . . Today is her Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. | Memorial Hospit; School officials today raniiidcdiMiss May. of this advanced sharply in these curly lust at .stages of the economic recovery, ..There it still was about 3 per ccnl be- shuulil be some kind of medal for i low the pre-roce«ion high of 111 in Januarv MIAMI, Flu. <AP>—Scores of screaming Ciibans chased Miami real estate man Douglas Vorhees through the Miami airport terminal today after he made u futile a 11 e m p t to have members of the traclors-Ior-frecdom negotiating team arrested. Voorhccs laid hands on the nn- gotiators and appealed frantically to Dadc County (Miami) cleu- uly sheriffs lo arrest them. Tho deputies, apparently acting under orders, stood by silently. Then Voorhees Iwgan shouting for "some citizen to call the U.S murshull. ['lease don't let them gel away." After two or three minutes, ai> 'officer told the deputies to separate Voorhees from the ncgotia tors. LITTLE L.I11 Imagination is what mokes some people think they're having a wonderful time when ' only spending money. Candidate Files H in Morrilton "*' ! "' MORRILTON, Ark. (AP) — Loid Sadler, secretary of the Coil way County Election Commission cr, has become the first candidate, to file for. the post left vacant by the death of Conway Counly Rep. Clay Brazil. Sadler filed Tuesday for the post, which will be filled in a spe ciul election June 27. Deadline tor filing is noon Sat urclay. Brazil's widow has held Ihe p( fice since Ihe death of her buy band in February.

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