Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on June 19, 1961 · Page 1
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To City Sutarifctn: H you foil to get youf Star pleas* telephone 7*3431 by 6:30 p. m. and a special carrier deliver your paper. YEAR. VOL. 62 — NO 211 "eJ.'.wItSi *?" efiht Bo*ie Knife' Star For Wcotljer Report See Column at Bottom of This Page HOPt, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUNE 19, 1961 PairHeldfor Blowing Up Two Utah Towers SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP)-In- vcstigators say an cx-buildcr and a young mining cngincr have admitted Ihc $850.000-bombing of three Utah-Nevada communica lions facilities three weeks ago— to publicize an anti-big business "American Republican Army." Police of Enscnada, Mexico, a P'Jjt city. 75 miles south of here, arrested bearded Bernard Jerome Brous, 51, and handsome Dale Chris Jensen, 23. U.S. citizens, Saturday night aboard Brous' yacht laden with arms- machine guns, rifles and ammunition. Sunday night Mexican authorities brought the two. men to the border at Tijuana and turned over to the FBI. Agents them before a San Diego •S. commissioner, who ordered :thcm held under $100,000 bail each and set arraignment for Tuesday, Taken into custody for questioning with them and brought here were Brous' wife, Minnie, 40, a former dancer and model, and Robert Gerald Bortoli, 28, a Reno, Ncv., gambling house ; ~ r In said they knew nothing of the bombings. Mrs. Brous told newsmen she thought the explosives on Ihc yacht were to bp used in hunting sunken treasure off Peru. Bortoli said he was o guest for skin-diving. Mexican authorities said Brous and Jensen admitted blowing up the two microwave towers and a relay station early on Sunday J'fcy 28. The American Telephone & Telegraph Co. estimated the damage at about $850,000. Brous told a U.S. newsman he masterminded the sabotage. Jensen told Mexican police he blew up the three installations and was paid by Brous to do it. He said Brous was in Enscnada at the time. „ A copyright story in the San I^;go Union tjuotcd'the two as J*ying the sabotage was in behalf of the "American Republican Army." A Mexican official said Brous told him the army was intended to fight what Brous termed official corruption in the American system, including the FBI and big business. . The Union's interview was written by Robert L. Curry, cdi- Ijar and publisher of the Rcdondo Beach, Calif., South Bay Daily Breeze, who was vacationing in 'Enscnada. ; Curry said Brous represented himself as head of the American Republican Army and said it will gain political power "by political, not violent means." "We planned blowing up the communication equipment as a spectacular effort to bring notice la Ihc organization," Brous said. Brous told Curry that "hate for the privately owned utility companies" was one reason for the bombings. Another was to produce a "scare" lo bring nationwide recognition of his group. • Brous described it as "like the 5 John Birch Society but more . active." Brous said he's non-Communist ( supports nationalization of lie utilities. Hp claimed his I group is suing the telephone com- Ipany for $4.7 million. Clte'l ff*t. A Collision Cloims Victim No. 5 MEMPHIS (AP> — Perry .Vardell, 11, of Rector, Ark., became the fifth victim of a June 9 collision when die died in a hospital here Saturday. Killed instantly in the two-car collision on a hilltop crossroads near Rector were Peggy's 7-ycar- old sister, Carissa; Mrs. Ethel Lewis, 31, of Berkeley, Mo.; Travis Bnteman, 19, of Rector, and Baterrutn's 15-year-old sister, Vela Lou. Seven persons were injured in the wreck, among them Mrs. Elizabeth Vardcll, 30, of Rector, mother of I he two Vardcll girls, and Mrs. Vardell's 5-ycar-ohl son, Nathan. Other persons injured were Mrs. Lewis' husband. Vestal, .')7; their two sons, David, 12, and Randall, 11. and 11-year-old Wendell Nunley of Rector. The Batcmans were in one of the cars involved in the accident and the other persons were-in the second car. Faubus Takes Up His Bond Drive Again LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Orval E. Faubus lakes lo a stale- wide radio-TV hookup tonight lo boosl his bond issue as Ihc campaign for Ihc $60 million plan goes into ils last week. Dr. David P. Mullins, president of the University of Arkansas, will tout Ihc bonds lo the staff of the state Education Department this afternoon and tonight will address a meeting of civic clubs in West Memphis. These were the first volleys in what is expected to be a wild final week in the campaign. At slake are $60 million worth of bonds to finance construction at slate colleges. Voters will decide on the bonds in a special election June 27 — week from Tuesday. Faubus will make.another statewide radio-TV talk- Thursday night, and possible another ne*t Monday—election eve. He has frequently used the last-minute approach in various campaigns. The group opposing the bonds is expected lo step up its activity this week. The chairman of an anti-bond committee Sunday lashing the pro-bond forces for trying to paint the state's public school teachers as a "greedy, unreasonable, grasping lot" because they oppose the bonds. In another weekend development, state Sen. Roy Milum of Harrison came up with a pay-as- you-go construction plan lhat he says ;s infinitely superior to a bond program. Milum would spend .$13.9 million from surplus revenues the first year, and pay for further construction as surplus money became available. Milum said the stale treasury presently has a $15 million surplus. His plan would give the Slalc Hospital $4 million the first year, the University of Arkansas $2.0 million and the Children's Colony $900,000. State Colleges would get a total of $5,850,000. He said this would take care of the immediate construction needs. Weather Experiment Station report for [24-hours ending at 7 a. m. Mon- Lciav, High 71, Low 63; Total wcck- ffifu precipitation .32 of a" inch; fptal iJWay, 1961 precipitation tiirough 21.2G inches; during the a year ago, 16.37 Joshua K. Rock, head Shepherd of Little of the committee same period inches. rkansas Regional By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Central and northeast: Partly liploudy to cloudy and a little ivarmer through Tuesday with scattered afternoon and evening |U?jindcrshowers Tuesday. Partly t'loudy and a little warmer ! Wednesday. High today low to | mid 80s central and mid 70s to ;'low KOs northeast. Low tonight low .60s central and near 60 north [east. Southeast and southwest: Part: ly cloudy to cloudy and a little : warmer through Tuesday, with scattered showers Monday after- won. Partly cloudy and a little "armer Wednesday. High today r mid 70s to low 80s southeast and E upper 70s to low BOs southwest. I Low tonight near 60. Northwest: A little warmer this ^afternoon and night, turning cooler Tuesday afternoon. Scattered Afternoon or evening thunder- owers Tuesday. Partly cloudy a little warmer Wednesday, against the bonds, issued two prepared statements over the weekend. One called the bond plan a fantastic plan to mortgage the future of Arkansas and fatten the wallets of bond brokers. The other defended the teachers for their stand on the bonds. Shepherd called for defeat of the bond plan, snd a mandate to the legislature lo work out a more sound construction program. Of the teachers, he said, "Since their salaries are the lowest in the nation, if our public school teachers were greedy they would have left the state long ago." Faubus said Saturday opponents of his bond plan haven't come up with any objections that he can't answer. He said he would make some of the answers tonight. A poll of stale legislators over the weekend showed the vole on the proposal will be close, and the vote will be light. The executive committee of Ihc Arkansas County Judges Association Saturday voted lo support Ihe bonds as it closed its two-day meeting in Hot Springs. Continued from Three Rainbow Girls Open Assembly LITTLE ROCK (AP)-The 34th annual grand assembly of lhi> Arkansas Order of Rainbow Girls will open Thursday and continue through SuJicluy. Miss Kay Wilson of Little Hock, grand worthy adviser, will preside. New officers will be installed Saturday afternoon. ?"t</; 3 y - >jt M*k/- -1 .» 'i, i •.'- ',- v: ' • 1 .« ? v ,, !*-:• -,. II, mi PR ICE 5c COPY TEXAS WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY SUMMER science training program for high fchoo' girls at Dcnton include* two from Arkansas. They are Virginia Church, left, 323 N. Ferguson, Hope, and Kathleen McKay Cherry, Red Bud Plantation, Parkin. They are shown with Dr. Robert W. Higglns, TWIJ director of chemistry and physics. The girls will be high school seniors this fall. PEACHES FOR RA VERSITY of Arkansas' Coach Frank Broyles, rgiht, swinging through the state in a scries of Raiorback Booster Club meetings, received a delayed award for copping the 1960 Southwest — UNI- Conference football crown at Nashville recently. nfOVlpC. ' Mn Jinrl ai* iiceic4±m4 /^nM*-n« i"*l— .. * _ . He and an assistant, Gcor/jc Cole, were given bushels of Nashville reaches with Miss Brenda Echols of Nashville, Queen Elberta 1961, doing the honors. Methodists Planning Bible School Vacalion School will begin in First Methodist Church Monday, June 26, and continue through Friday, June 30. Sessions wjll be held from 9 until H o'clock each morning. Children from Ihc 3-year-old nursery through Junior Number Two are invited to attend. Courses of study will be: "My Home and Family," by Roorbach, Kindergarten; "Love One Another," and "Working Together as Christians," by Kelscy, advanced Juniors. Miss Evelyn Briant will be the gorup leader for the .3-year-old nursery, Mrs. Arch Wylie group leader for Ihe kindergartens, Mrs. G. G. Medders, leader for Pro- Juniors, and Miss Kathleen Broach group leader for advanced juniors. The staff of officers and teachers will be as follows: Miss Nannie Purkins, secretary for the whole school; 3-year nursery,Miss Brianl, Mrs. Bob Turner, Mrs. William Wray, Mrs. Buddy Me Jver, Miss Penny Franks;Kindergartens, Mrs. Wylic, Mrs. Imon Cook, Mrs. H. W. Lindsey, Mrs. Gracly Williams, Miss Kathy Cook. Pre-Junior Group: Mrs. Medders, Mrs. E. R. Brown, Mrs. Billy Wray, Mrs. T. P, Foster, Misses Gayle Medders and Mary Ann Bacler; ;Advanced Juniors: Miss Broach, Mrs.' H.' W. Monls, Mrs. Henry Fcnwick, Mrs. J. W. Franks, Mrs. William Roulon, Mrs. Brack Schenck Mrs. Jud Marlindulc, Misses Edwina Whitman, Nancy Reese, Joanne Jones, Mrs. B. W. Edwards, Mrs. J. W. Feilds. Production Starts at Union Plant EL DORADO, Ark, (AP)-Pro- cluction has begun at a mulli-mil- lion dollar bromine plant near here. The plant, which has a rated capacity of 30 million tons of bromine annually is the second largest facility of ils type in Ihe world, Charles S. Hale, president of Great Lakes Chemical Corp., said Saturday. Great Lakes Chemical Corp. and Houston Chemical Corp. own the plant, which is located on a 53- act-(j| track near stale Highway J5 Tlte brine from which the bromine is produced comes from an adjacent area. Two Picked for Nar'l Girls State LITTLE HOCK (AP)-Kay Bell of Arkadclphia and Judy Linlon of Stuttgart.will represent Arkansas at Girls Nation, which will Iw held in Washington, D.C., in August. Their selection as delegates was announced as the i'Jth annual session of A r k a n s a s Girls State closed Saturday at nearby Camp Robinson. Wrecks in Arkansas Kill 12 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Automobile accidents look 12 lives in Arkansas in Ihe week ended al midnight Sunday. A total of 17 dies violently in the stale in that period. Darrcll Lynn Cobb, lU-monlh- old Negro, drowned Sunday when the boat in which he was riding with his mother and another couple capsized. The adults were rescued. The lot's body was recovered. H happened on Faulkner Lake near North Lillle Rock. The baby was Ihe son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Cobb of Little Rock. E. Jess Cobin. 31, a Negro of Plummcrvilic, was killed Sunday when his car overturned in a dtich aboul 2'i- miles north of Morrilton on state Highway 05. Mrs. Elizabeth Pressman. <i7, of Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Saturday in a Newport hospital of injuries suffered in a one-car wreck Friday on U.S. Highway 67 one mile south of Tuckcrnlan. Stale Trooper Billy Davis said she was ricliny in a car driven by her husband, John W. Pressman. 61. He lost control and the car hit an embankment. Davis said. Pressman was no! .seriously hurt. Two persons died in shootings last week and one each died by electrocution, drowning and industrial accident. Boy Stabbed as He Leaves a Church NEW YORK (AP)-A teen-age boy leaving a vesper service was slabbed on a Harlem street Sunday. He staggered back into Ihe church where worshippers wore still present and collapsed, mortally wounded near the altar rail. The youth was Francisco Agri- cul, Jii, of the Bronx, a ministerial student who attended a Bible institute three days a week. A youth identified as Jose Gonzalez, Hi, was picked up by police early today. They said the slab- bing resulted from a-n argument in which Gonzalez objected lo Agricul's going out with Gonzalez's sister. Gonzalez fled after the slab- bing, police said, and then gol his head shaved to try lo avoid identification in the case. Police said Gonzalez led them to the basement of an apartment house where he hail hidden the knife used in Ihc stabbing; H was a three-inch fishing knife. Gonzalez was quoted as saying he had resented Ihe attention being paid to his sister, Maria, 15, by Agrictil, and there was "bad blood" between him and the slain youth. Two Major Bills Likely to Get Opposition By WILLIAM P. A R BOG AST WASHINGTON (AP) — Heavy squalls churned up today in the path of two major bills on President Kennedy's legislative pro- grnm slated for preliminary or final House action this week. Endangered by undercurrents of politics and religion arc multi-billion-dollar housing and school bills. A coalition of conservative He- publicans and Southern Democrats was wailing lo scuttle both of lite Senate-passed measures U the opportunity arose. The catch-all housing and urban development bill awaits the pleasure of the powerful House Rules Committee. It is scheduled for House debate starting Wednesday if the Rules Committee gives the go-ahead. Chairman Howard W. Smith, D-Va., indicated this would be forthcoming without undue delay. The bill carries a price tag ranging from around 5 billion to more: than $10 billion, depending on who makes the estimates. It. includes a controversial provision for 40-year, no down .payment loans for housing for families with moderate incomes, plus construction of 100,000 units of family housing. 11. is similar, except, for Hie the clown payments provision, to the Senate-passed bill. Conservatives have lambasted the housing measure as to costly and impractical. It was their opposition which helped the Rules Committee choke an omnibus housing bill 'asl year. In deeper trouble is a $2.5-billion bill for aid to public schools. II also was killed off lust year by the Rules Committee. • Since' then, however, the rules group has ..been enlarged to givo liberal Democrats a voting cdfio they lacked in former years. Smith bus balked at calling fl committee meeting on the school bill until other schol measures, providing long-term loans for private and parochial schools folium-sectarian purposes and loans for college .students are cleared by the House Education Committee. "We should lake a look at all lhc.se proposals together," he told a reporter. "I don't propose to call a hearing on one bill only when other measures dealing with the same subject are pending." Complicating the picture is the insistence of some members that the House act first oil the private .schol loan bill. In this group is Democratic Leader John W. McCormuck of Massachusetts, a Roman Catholic. Some Catholic members fear that if n public school aid bill —as advocated by President Kennedy—is passed first, the House will shelve the private school measure. Speaker Sum Rayburn, D-Tcx., wants action first on the bill to provide financial aid for public schols only. It's a question o[ what comes first. Wonts Public to Vote Conscience HANDY, Ark. (API - The Sharp County Form Bureau hoard has declined to take a stand on Gov. Orynl E. Fiitibus' proposed $00 million construction bond Issue. A board resolution adopted over the weekend said: "The original purpose and interests of the Sharp County Fnrm Bureau would be such political action be perverted and (he matter of approval or disapproval of the said bond Issue is a mutter for each Individual of the state of Arkansas lo decide according lo the dictates of his own conscience." Young Hero Gets His Horse LITTLE HOCK (AP)-Lcc Hoy lUmnells, the 12-year-oltl boy who saved three girls from drowning last week, Sunday got the horse he has always wanted, lie named Jt Shrinri-. Tom Shaniel of Little Hock, past president of the Scimitar Mounted 1'atrol, a Shrine organization, made the presentation to the young hero as a reward for his bravery. The National Sheriff's Association save him a saddle. And a group of volunteers were (working on a fence and stable. A i Little Rock feed .store is providing j six months of feed free. ! Gov. Oval K. Kaulnis (elu- wraphccl Ally. General UuU'i'l Kennedy, recommending Lee Hoy 'for the Younj: American Medal for Bravery. I Lee Roy clivocl into a lake last ; Tuesday and saved Jouncllo Mullens. 8. Gladys Puckclt, 9, and !Shirley Puda'ti. 15. all of Vimy iRidj;e. The .uirls, eluding to a (board, floated iulo deep water. Ten Inches of Rain Hit Galveston C.ALVESTON, Tex. (AP) - A tornado whirled from leaden skies during 10 inches of rain Sunday night, injuring five persons and destroying two units of a public housing project. Elsewhere in Texas, floods from prolonged heavy rains drove several hundred people from their home.s. "It's a mess out there." a policeman said as he watched several ambulances stall in Hood ed streets. Gas-mains broke. Power lines snapped. Telephones went. dead. But there was no fire. Nor was there a dollar estimate of damage from the tornado that hit hardest at the Island City Homes addition southwest of the business section of this port and resort city of 07,175. All through south and central Texas, heavy rain.s were reported which sent rivers and creeks rampaging and contributed to '20 deaths over the weekend. Fifty .miles southwest of here and also on the Gulf of Mexico, another tornado touched at Freeport but did only slight damage. Other funnel clouds were sighted at Corpus Christ!, Victoria and Robstown. Inland at the Texas capital, H50 persons were forced from low lying homes at Austin before waters began receding after nine inches of rain. The Colorado River flowing through the city was controlled by a chain of lakes, but considerable flading of low lands resulted downstream. Blanca Hen-era, 45, drowned when a flooded creek washed her car from a San Antonio bridge. Fifteen persons had formed a human chain in the rolling water to reach her .stalled .station wagon. She and six others were saved, but she returned to retrieve her coat and drowned. Rules Evidence Gained Illegal Can't Be Used WASHINGTON (AP) — The Su- M-cme Court in n historic decision odny ruled |hat illegally seized evidence tuny not he used in state criminal prosecutions. This overruled a l!Mfl decision, is well as earlier ones. These decisions had been lo the effect Hint in prosecution in slate courts for ule crimes I he U.S. Const Itu- .ion's Mlh Amendment docs not >wr evidence obtained by unreasonable search and seizure. Illegally nel/ed evidence always \ns been barred in federal proso- •utions but until loday the Supreme Court, had allowed the use of .such evidence in state prosccu- ions. Justice Clark delivered today's r vl decision. Justice llarlan wrote n dissenting opinion, joined by Justices Frankfurter and Whlttak- er. Justice Stewart, in a brief scp- arnto opinion, also dissented. ' The dissenters agreed that'mi Ohio conviction, involved in toddy's case, should be reversed. But they .said the reversal should ;o on Hie {.'round that an Ohio law making it. a crime lo knowingly have in one's possession any obscene Htcrnlurc, was: Invalid. Today's .swooping decision was given in a rase brought by attorneys for Mrs\ Dollreo Mapp, of Cleveland. She was sentenced to one to seven years' imprisonment after police found alleged obscene hooks and pictures in her homo. She said they belonged lo a former roomer. Rubber Plant to Train Personnel BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A training program for plant personnel will begin before July 1 at the Balcsville Rubber Co. plant and officials said all of the plant's equipment will be in operation prior lo Aug. 1. The plant, a subsidiary of Seibcrling Rubber Co., will manufacture heels and soles for shoes and retreading material for tires. About 100 persons will be employed initially. All Around Town •y T(M Star Staff All girls interested in playing sollball are asked to report lo K-Park al o a. m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. Lehigh University, Belhleheni, Pa., conferred advanced degrees on Ki« students . . . the group in- j eluded master of business administration to Paul May Daugh- crly of Hope, who received his BSA at Ihe University of Arkansas. Al the University of Arkansas seniors named to the College of Education honor roll include Linda G. Burke of Washington. Janet .McKcnzic Nix, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Jim McKenzie of Hope, is attending summer [classes at Memphis Stale Univcr: sity. Martha Lacy, Negro resident of i Hope Rt i, below Spring Hill, 1 brought a hen egg to The Star of- lice Saturday which was seven inches around, 3'- inches long, and weighed one-fourth pound . . the hen is a While Rock and all her eggs art 1 about this size . . . I many have double yolks. The Free World's first supersonic bomber Ihe B-5JJ Hustler, will soon begin flying periodic Irainng mssons over towns and dies within a 40-mile corridor from Shreveporl, La., lo St. Louis . . , Hope is located on the route . . . Ihe C'onvar-built bomber wll surpass the speed of sound, possibly causing sonic booms al al- litudes between '35,000 and 5U.OOU feel . . . sonic booms arc nicrelj thunder-like sounds that are heard when a Shock wave is genera led by an aircraft flying al supersonic speeds ... in the near future hearing one over Hope should nol be too unusual. Sheriff Jimmic Griffin said Cumclcn officers are holding four youths in connection with theft of a radio and oilier minor equip jnenl from Ihe municipal swimming pool here . . . Ihcy have been charged with burglary and grand larceny . . . two have been released on bonds of $500 each. Persons interested in the up keep of Palmos Cemetery arc asked to send donations to the Patmos Cemetery Fund, Box 335, Palmos, Ark., according to Mrs. Gary Gromby. Operation May Bring Normal Life CHICAGO (AIM—In two weeks'. little Peter Lollar of Little Hock begins ;i year of intricate open*. lions which may give him a partially norm.'!/ life. Doctors at Shriners' Hospital here wil begin inserting steel pins in limb bones so they won't crack every lime he moves. Peter suffers from osteogcnesis imperfccta, a disease which makes his bone* brittle as nialclisticks. Six operations will be necessary to reinforce the lu-month-old boy's bones. After eight months of re- cuperalion Peter will be able to sit up, feed himself and do many other things. Doctors say he will never be able lo lead a completely normal life. Mrs. Oris B. Lollar, the boy'B mother, had to leave him tit tlic hospital Friday. It was the first lime she had been really separated from her son since ho was born. "II was the hardest day of my life," she said. "I know Peter is in good hands. You can't go any higher than thai, hospital," Mrs. Lollar will return to Little Rock but will make periodic trips to Chicago to visit Peter. Diol to Head Parks Commission LITTLE ROCK (AP)-L. C. Dial of Brinkley has been elected chairman of the Arkansas Public* )ly and Parks Commission to sue- ceeil II. 11. Wisher of Malvern. Dial's elcclion came at u cofli- mission meeting Saturday. Uu 'is a banker and was named to the commission in 1055. George Reynolds of Pelit Jcall Mountain, president of Wiiiroek Enterprises, was elected yici chairman. The commission's July meeting will be held ;il Helena lo coincide with Ihc dedication of a new Mississippi River bridge. The dedica« lion has tentatively been set fop- July 27. New RusstllviUc Bank Building RUSSELLVJLLE. Ark. (AP) «, Construction of a new building for the Peoples Exchange Bank will begin shortly after conlracls are awarded Thursday. Bank officials said (he single-story building }$ expected to be completed within six to eight months. In hof \voofher a person S«M entirely too many stuffed short, on the streets. . . •«•*§

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