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To City Subscribe: If you foil to get your Star please telephone 7-3431 by 6:30 p. rn. arid a special carrier will deliver your paper. <$ND YEAR: VOL 62 — NO. 212 • !• Bowie Knife' Star For Weather Report See Column at Bottom of This Page lt«r «» H»»t, IMt, JM. it, HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 1961 Deadline Set, Tractor Deal iUp to Castro By RON WILSON DETROIT, Mich. f/APJ-Cuba's Fidel Castro has until noon Frito decide whether he'll ac- fecpt 500 farm-type tractors as full (ransom for 1,214 April invasion risoncrs. Otherwise, any deal is at was the Tractors-for-Frcc Commitcc's answer Monday to the Cuban prime minis- or's revised demand for .^-million worth of tractors, if he csn't get the 500 heavy-duty Itypcs he says he had in mind fpriginally. In a takc-it-or-lcavc-it cable, the commiltec told Castro it was prepared to ship only agricultural tractors and only 500 of them "for I tbe,| two-fold humanitarian pur- I'pose" of freeing prisoners and |; helping Cubans win higher living ^standards. Castro broached the tractors for jj prisoners deal in a television [speech May 17. With White House ; approval. Mr. Milton Eisenhower, I Eleanor Roosevelt and Walter P. r Rcuthcr formed as co-chairmen ithe Tractors-for-Freedom Com[. mittee to raise money for 500 ' trtifcors. Dr. Eisenhower is an educator | and a brother of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Mrs. Roosevelt is the widow of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Rcuthcr is president of the United Auto Workers Union. Castro told a team of four American technicians the committee sent to negotiate last week i that he had in mind heavy-duty bulldozer type tractors when he mentioned 500 in his speech. He said Cuba wanted $28 million for indemnification, in tractors or 'otherwise. The committee told him he had changed his original' proposal and that his list of prisoners had fewer names lhan "the total 1,214 indicated by you in your original- offer." ^Unices we have received from you clear, positive acceptance of our offer by noon, EST, on Friday, June 23," the cable said, "our committee will consider the purposes for which it was established are not possible of realization because of your failure to comply with terms of your own original proposal." A committee spokesman said tha estimated cost of machines Ferry Operation Starts Saturday LITTLE ROCK A(P) -The slate Highway Department announced today that the St. Charles Ferry on the White River resumed opera,ion Saturday. The ferry had been closed because of high water. It is a part of Highway 1 in Arkansas County. Mouse Rules Committee today refused to clear President Kennedy's public school bill for House action until it gels another bill containing parochial school aid. By a 9- vote it decided to-keep bottled up the public school bill it had been silting on for nearly a month and await action by the House Education and Labor Com- millee on Ihc church school issue. olwrcd by Ihe committee was between $3'/ a million, roughly nine times below Castro's demand. "The committee. probably would have to deliver more than 4,500 light tractors to meet Castro's $28 million price," the spokesman said. At least 60,000 letters liave poured into Tractors-for-Frccdom headquarters here since an appeal fo'ftfunds was issued. The letters will be returned unopened if the deal is called off. Group Refuses to Clear JFK's School Bill WASHINGTON (AP) The Panic Selling in Integrated Housing Area By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS U. S. Plans Crackdown on Mex Labor WASHINGTON (AP)—The government is planning to close the Mexican border at Laredo and El Paso, Tex. cans holclint to commuting Mcxi- Amcrlcan jobs wanted by unemployed U.S. citizens. The Immigration Service is expected to cancel the daily commuter passes of 12,000 to 14,000 Mexicans working in the two U.S. communities but living in Mexico. Authority for the move lo be made in about Iwo weeks is con- laincd in Ihe immigration laws. They premit the Labor Department to bar such back-and-forlh commuting when it endangers job opportunities and ,work. standards of U.S. citizens. Laredo and El Paso have a high unemployment rate. Officials said privately thai similar moves may be made later at" other Mexican border points. More than 50,000 Mexicans are estimated to commute daily to jobs at Laredo and El Paso. Officials said they work at. wages considerably lower than Ihosc paid U.S. cilizens. Panic selling by white persons in an integrated srcclion of the Lnkcvicw community near Hempstead, N.Y., has led to a campaign by Negro residents to keep the area from becoming predominantly Negro. One of I ho first Negroes to move into the area, Lincoln Lynch, said the campaign was designed to stop panic selling and to alert Negroes that if they continue to buy in the ncighborhod they run the risk of creating .a segregated situation. Lynch said Negroes arc being urged not lo buy homes in tlu 1 section so (he community can be stabilized at its present ratio of about eight white residents to each Negro. He said about 40 white families in Ihc community of 150 lo 200 residents have offered their homes for sale because of the increase in Negro population. The lomcs cost from $17,000 lo $25,- ...*., is.y., about 300 .viiiic persons cat-calling and hrowing rocks greeted Negro inti-scgrcgalion demonstrators at i private, segregated park. Four or five white persons were arrested after the incident al Fontaine Ferry Park. Nearly 30 Negroes were arrested al Ihe amusement park earlier Monday when they blocked an entrance during a demonstration, police said. In other racial developments: The Interstate Commerce Commission announced plans for considering Ally. Gen. Robert Kcn- ledy's request for a ban on racial segregation in interstate bus facilities. 'The ICC invited written comments to be submitted on Kennedy's proposal by July 20. ,vith oral arguments Aug. 15. Kennedy was criticized Monday by Alabama's ' Ally. Gen. \1acDonald Gallion who said the 'ecleral official should "take his feel off the desk and put them on the ground." Gallion denied a statement by Memh*f) Th« *•»««'•'•<• Pf«M * Amtlt turin* «f * told Clre'l 1 mot, •mlta« Merck SI, lt»1 — 1,111 PRICEScCOPY Two Groups Wont the Bond Deal .TONESnOHO, Ark. (AP) - The board of the Joncshoro Chamber of Commerce and Ihc membership of Ihc Junior Chamber of Commerce voted Monday night to indorse Gov, Orvnl E. Faiibus' fiO million bond Issue proposal. The two orgnnlftillons mcl separately. Weather Experiment Slulion report for 24-hours ending at 7 a. m. Tuesday, High 75, Low 65, precipitation .18 of an inch; Total 1U61 precipitation through May, 21,26 inches; during the same period a year ago, 16.37 inches. Arkansas Regional Forecast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Southeast Arkansas; Cloudy to .partly cloudy through lonight with showers and thundershowers ex- cwit extreme southeast. Wednes- cllv partly cloudy and mild. High today mid 70s to low 80s, low tonight low lo mid 60s. Other sections: Cloudy to partly cloudy through tonight wilh widely scattered thundershowers this afternoon. Cooler tonight Wednesday partly cloudy and mild. High today low lo mid 80s central and northeast, upper 70s lo mid 80s northwest and. southwest; low to- i«(|;hl near 60 central, mid lo high 50s northeast, in 50s northwest' low to mid GOs southwest, • Arkansas: Cloudy to partly cloudy through tonight wilh seal- tcrcd to widely scattered showers and llnindreshowcrs this afternoon and over southeast portion only by late lonight. Litlle change in tem|' 'jM-alure, except cooler tonight in an except extreme southeast por- ' tion. Wednesday partly cloudy and •mild. High today mid 70s lo mid 80s, low tonight near 50 northwest to near 65 southeast. High Wednesday mid 70s to low 80s. Louisiana: Scattered showers northeast this aftcrnon, otherwise partly cloudy and mjlcl through Wednesday. Lowest lonight 04-72. Chilly Rain Soaks Many Parts of U.S. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A witle area of Ihe nation received a chilly soaking with heavy rains on this last day of spring, out Ihe downpours in Texas were easing up a bit. Allhough summer officially ilarls Wednesday al 8:30 a.m. EST, a cold front still lingered loday and stretched from northern New York State southwest through northern Indiana to the Oklahoma Panhandle and northwest across cast central Colorado and central Wyoming. The Weather Bureau said torrential rains would end during the day in extreme eastern Texas and in Louisiana. Severe thunderstorms doused the Texas Panhandle and extreme soulheaslern New Mexico. Thundershowers dropped 1,08 inches of rain on Chicago in liltle more than an hour and the tem- peralure skidded from 84 lo G7. In six hours 1.10 inches fell at Quincy, 111., .90 at Willow Run Airport in Detroit; 4.05 al Lafayette, La., and 1.58 ul Ihc naval air station in New Orleans. Mobile, Ala., measured 1.25 inches in six hours. Readings in the 40s and 50s were common in the upper Great Lakes, upper Mississippi Valley, the eastern Dakolus, Nebraska and along the Pacific Coast. The 80s prevailed in southern Florida and the central and southern pla- leau regions. Needles, Calif',, reported 107 while Pellslon, Mich., recorded chilly 39. f> Continued from Page Three Injuries Fatal to Dermott Man LITTLE ROCK (API — Tom Sample, 5(5. uf Dermoll, a rclireci farmer, died at a hospital here Monday of injuries suffered June 5 when he was si ruck by a pickup truck at Lake Village. He had been hospitalized since he was hurt. The funeral \vas set for today at Dermott. "', Kennedy before a U.S. Senate commitlce Ihal he had talked with Gallion and Alabama Gov. John PaUerson aboul prelection for the "Freedom Riders." "Never before or since the bo- inning of Ihe freedom rides has Bobby Kennedy or any of his assistants called me concerning this subject and I have never alkcd wilh this individual at any time," Gallion said. The U.S. Supreme Court rejecl- cd three more appeals seeking to block public'school integration in New Orleans. The high tribunal summarily affirmed a decision by special three-judge federal panel in New Orleans thai ruled unconstitutional the creation of a new school board by Ihe Louisiana Legislature last year. The Supreme Court also refused o order the setting up of a three- judge federal tribunal to hear a, protest against Florida's new pu- )il assignment law by parents of 14 Negro children in Duval County (Jacksonville), Fla. The county school board defended the law as a constitutional and orderly plan for public school desegregation. Nine more convicted Freedom Riders were transferred from the county jail at Jackson, Miss., to the Stale Penitentiary and five others posled bond lo gain their freedom from the prison farm. At Chapel Hill, N.C., a white Duke University sludent was arrested on trespass charges after refusing to leave the Negro section of a bus station grill. Police ttiid the student, Edward Orion Jr., lold them he feels segregation is morally wrong. EVACUATED - A~N EVACUEE FROM THE flooded areas of Eagle Pass, Tex., sleeps among his possessions af the high school gym. Some 50 or 40 persons were evacoafed from their homtt when the Rio Grande began rising a foot an hour, — NEA Tclc.ohoto . CHARGED AS SABOTEURS - DALE CHRIS Jensen, left, and Bernard Jerome Brous, center, are shown after their seizure by Mexican authorities in Enusnada, Mexico. The two Americans have been turned over to FBI agents at the Mexico-California border. The two were later arraigned on charges of sabotaging two microwave towers and a relay station in Utah last May 28. At riant is Minnie Brous, who was picked ot> with her husband. Authorities also seized n load of small arms and ammunition aboard the Brous yacht. — NEA Tclephoto Conference of Princes In tempted By ANDREW BOROWjEC ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) — The three Laotian princes interrupted (heir conference today because one of them was ill, bul their chief aides met in an effort to iron oul some of Ihc differences between the warring factions. A spokesman said Prince Sou- vanna Phouma was suffering from a "slight indisposition" but was expected lo be recovered by Wednesday. The working commillcc was made up of Quinim Pholscna, representing Souvana Phouma; Gen. Phoumi Nosavan from Ihe pro-Western royal government in Vientiane and Phoumi Vongvichit of Ihc pro-Communist Palhel Lao rebels. Pro-Wcslcrn Luolians expressed doubt that the conference of rival princes would be able (o agree on a edition government for their strife-torn Asian kingdom. "The disagreement is very deep," said a spokesman for the Vienliano group. "1 don't have much hope of success. If the talks break clown, war will slart again in Laos." Two Wrecks Arc Probed Here Two accidents were investigated by City Police yesterday. Near Schoolcy's store cars driven by James W. Johnson and Herbert Hatcher with minor damage to both vehicles, according to Officer Rowe. On East 8th cars driven by Alfred Banks and Lcc Hamilton col- j lidccl with heavy damage lo bolh cars. Officers Shirley and Milam ; charged Bunks with driving wilh- lout a stale license. Must Set Up a Milk Control .LITTLE ROCK (AP) — -The attorney general's office ruled Monday Ihal the Health Department musl set up a Fluid Milk Control Division separate from Ihe Food, Drug and Milk Control Division. It also ruled Ihal buildings constructed under industrial development financing laws are nol public buildings and laws regulating contractors are not applicable. State Retail Seminar Set June 28-29 She Seventh Annual Stale He- lail Seminar, an activity .sponsored annually by the Arkansas Council of Retail Merchants and the College of Business Adminis- Iralion of Ihe University of Arkansas, will be held al the Arlington Hollo in Hot Springs on June 28-29, Gilrner Dixon, President of (he Arkansas Council of Kelail Merchants announced today. The program of Ihe event will fcalure a number of the nation's outstanding retail authorities together wilh more I'lian 30 Arkansas retailers. Church Officers Are Reappoinrcd LITTLE ROCK (AP) -Biship M. W. Clair of the SI. Louis Area of the Southwest 'Negro) Conference of the Methodist Church Monthly rcappoinlcd both Arkansas district huperinlcndcnls. They arc C. C. Hall for the North Litlle Kock District and J. II. Oliver of Ihe Little Rock District. ' Miss Hope, Hospitality Are Crowned Al the annual Miss Hope and Miss Hospitality Contest, hold last night by the Hope Juycecs, Miss Margaret Ann Archer was crowned Miss Hope and Miss Mary Alice Mosley was crowned Mis Hospitality. Miss Archer is Ihe (laughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Archer Jr., of Hope. She will represent the Cily of Hope ul the Miss Arkansas Pageant lo be held in Hoi Spring!, next month. Miss Musley is I'he daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Mosley of Hope. She will represent: Ihe Cily of Hope at Ihe Miss HospiUility Pageant to be held in Litlle Rock, later Ihis year. Other finalist in the Miss Hope Conlesl were Miss Lolly Pralhcr, Miss Pain A.slin, and Miss Mary Lou Park. Finalist in Ihe. Miss Hospitality were Miss Sharon Fielding and Miss Joan Willis. All of the conleslanls were judged on Charm, Poise, Per sonalily, and beauly ol face and 1'igure. Rules Homicide Is Justifiable VAN BUREN, Ark. (AP) Municipal Judge Lonnie Balchcl or ruled justifiable homicide in Ihe Saturday fatal shooting ol .lames Howe, 40, and releasct. Howe's 30-year-old wife who had been charged wilh manslaughter In a brief trial Monday, the couples two young daughters tesli lied their falhcr was beating them ut the liino of the shooting. Italy Relaxes Bon on U. S. Poultry WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark., said lo- day he has been advised by the State Department that Italy is relaxing ils hail on imports of U.S. poultry to Ihc extent of agreeing lo accept $200,000 worth of it. Fulbright said he hoped this would be the first step in a move by Italy to take large quantities of U. S. poultry. The Italian move, he suiil, is similar to a concession recently made by Germany in agreeing to remove restrictions on U.S. poul. try. As a result, he said, Germany now is importing large quantities. Fulbriyhl said he hopes Ihal France also will lift its embargo. Low Bid on Dordonelle Dam LITTLE KOCK (AP)—Wcsling- house Electric Corp. of Little Rock today submilcd an apparent low liid of $2,047,1183 for manir fuelure and installation of four 31,000-killowalt generators at Dar danclle Dam on the Arkansas River. The work is to be completed by July 1, 11)65. i U.S. Enghiers. who received a , total of eight bids, said the proposals would be studied and a contract awarded in about two ; months. Second apparent low bidder was Sccheron Works Co. of Geneva, Switzerland, with a proposal of $2,7'J4,9r>2. Third apparent low of &;,t!0!U came from Gi'iu-ral Electric Co. of Pine Bluff. All Around Town By The Star Staff Penny H. Webb retired today after working 42 years with the same firm ... lie started with liitchic Grocery Co. in Prescott un October 15, 11)1!) and has worked for the linn .since . . . Mr. Webb plans to remain in Hope as he has made this city his home for many vcars. Mr. and .Mrs. Wallace 13eene, Bill and Laurie, arrived in New York from Germany. June 20 • • • they will visit Hope, Lock- porl, La., and Tin-son, Aria, during their five weeks in. the U. S. . . . they will return to Europe Ihe last of July, going to Madrid. Spain, where .Mr. Beene will manage Ihe news bureau lor Stars and Stripes . . . he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Beetle. A movie director, Paul Schrib- man, who is Rosemary Clooney's •press agent, was in Hope this .past weekend . . . and he wasn't looking for talent ... he was the yiicst of .Miss Temple Texas, 01 •JJora Jane Temple, as she is ' Known to her friends here . they were visiting Mr. and Mrs |C. 0. Temple. According to State Health Department statistics for February there were 23 births in Hempstead and J5 deaths . . . heart disease was tiie big killer, claiming nine . . . Howard county recorded 17 births and 12 deaths with heart disease claiming five . . . Lafayette had J» births, 12 deaths, and heart disease claimed tour . . . Nevada reported JO births, nine deaths . . . again heart disease was the big killer, claiming the lives of six. Dillon Sees 1962asa Good Year WASHINGTON (AP) -Serrc- ary of the Treasury Douglas Oil- on today predicted the mil ion's iconomy will grow by a whopping per cent ncxl year and put (ho cdcral budget back inlo llw black. In a talk prepared for the Nu- ional Press Club, Dillon said "wo should keep this long-range prospect of prosperity clearly in mind'' vhcn accessing the budget dcficl's inn-cully being recorded. "II is probable Hint by (his ime next, year our economy will e rolling in high gear," Dillon aid. "We may well be in Ihc midsl of an economic boom." Dillon said Ihc nation's lotnl OU T - pul of goods and services—the gross national product—will approach $515 billion this year com- )ared with $503 billion in inni). Noting this would mean an ccn- lomic growth rate of 2 per cenl, ie added thai 19B2 "gives promise of being a year of accelerating' irowlh." Looking ahead, he said: "From spmelhing like $510 billion in Iho 'irsl f|iuirter, we can reasonably lope for an increase to about $570 )illion by year end. This would ^ive 1!)()2 an annual level of some 11555 billion, an increase of nearly fi por cent over tool." Saying thai chances for such a performance are good, Dillon asserted thai, this would mean enough federal revenues "lo meet all of our national needs, with something left over," Dillon said revenues in the l« fiscal year, which begins July I, 1962, should approximate $90 bil lion. For fiscal l!)62, which begins ncxl month, the Treasury looks for revenues of $81.4 billion and a deficit of $3.7 billion. For the current fiscal year, ending June 30, the Treasury now is forecasting a deficit of about billion. Cuban Syrup Unloads at New Orleans NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP)-A cargo of Cuban blackstrap mo- lusscs was being unloaded here today from a Norwegian tanker. The ship—the SS Sloll Avance— arrived here last Friday from Ncuvilas, Cuba. II carried 2,018,424 barrels of molasses. The New Orleans Times-Picayune quoted an unidentified customs official as saying there are no import restrictions on ' blackstrap molasses. The cargo is being unloaded ;il Ihc Publiclu'r Chemical Corp. docks ul Weslwego, across Ihe Mississippi River from New Orleans. The molasses will be used lo make cattle feed. The office of the New Orleans Collector of Customs said the car 1 ' go was valued at $201,842.40. It could not be determined if the molasses was part of a $2 million purchase which President Kennedy earlier had said he hoped would not be consum malcd. The President told his Feb. 5 press conference thai the deal was nol in the best interest of this country. No officials of the Publickcr concern were available / comment. AF Commander From Arkansas PINE BLUFF, Ark. (APJ—The .new commandant of cadets at the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Culo., is from Pine Bluff. He is Brig. Gen. William T. Scawfll. 43, a 1841 graduate of West Point, who lakes over this week. Seawcll has been assigned lo Ihe Office of the Air Force Secretary since UWH. He served in Europe in World War 11 and later commanded a Strategic-Air Force group based in England. Mis wife the former Judith Alexander, also is a native of 'Pine Bluff, They have two. children, Brooke, 13, and Ane, 8. Bond Issue Is Called People vs. Politicians MTTLK HOCK (AP) _ Gov. Drvul 10. Fiuilms' $(i() million bond ssue proposal was viewed today :is a Ihrottl In the state's Indus* rial program, .foslum K. Shepherd, chairman if Ihc C i) MI m i I I. e o for Public .Schools look this view ill n press .•dense because, he said, the lion* proposal Is lied lo a controversial extension of (he use lax. 'Growing concern Is reported inning industry-seeking lenders In Arkansas over pledging tlic use MX (o .support the $(10 million bond ssuu," Shepherd" said. "The fear is lluil If (hi! use lux Is irrcvoc- nbly fastened on Ihe slate, it may ;loler relocation of industry here. 1 ' The loiil Legislature removed certain exemptions in the use laxp which is a sales lux on items purchased oiilside the state. Tt then pledged iiny additional revenue from Ih us lax to rllrmnt ofeveru from th use lux to retirement of proposed bonds. The extended use !.ax could not he repealed while hi! bonds tire oulslanding. Several groups, including Hie Arkansas Chamber of Commerce, worked against the use. tax extension and presumably would try to effect ils repeal in l!)fi:t if the bond proposal fails. Shepherd issued his Inlcsl statement after Faulnis promised voters Monday night thai, there will be no lax incrcsc.s or funds taken from stale agencies to pay off IbJ bonds. Faubus made (ho promise in a speech uvcr n .statewide television and radio network Monday night. jis Ihe healed bond campaign went inlo its final week, lie special election on the proposed $(>0 million deal is next Tuesday. Fauhus and Dr. Dnvid W. Mill- lins, president of the University of Arkansas, held the pro-bond spotlight Monday. MulliiiK spoke in Little Hock and West Memphis, saying the fulure devclopJTienj/.of higher education ih ; Arkansas is tit slake in Ihe election. Five opponents of ihc bonds got into the campaign act Monday. Forrest Hnzxcll, executive secretary of the Arkansas Education Association, told audiences in Forrest C'ily and McGehcc that the bund deal is bra/en grab for political power and "lo cx- Iravaganl for the poor people of Arkansas." Eugene Warren, Litlle Rock at- lorney, said in a speech at Honor Springs, Ihal "The people of Arkansas arc caught in a crossfire bclwccn special interests who arc endorsing each other's participation in Ihc bond issue." Ho suicl the various agencies arc trading voles for the promise of money. Jicv. Erwin L. McDonald, editor of the Arkansas Baptist News maga/ine, said in an editorial that the bond issue is the "zaiiicst, most diabolical comcon ever to be offered lo the citizenry of AT Kansas." Joshua K. Shepherd, chairman of the Arkansas Committee for the Public Schools, an antjbontl group, accused Faubus of using unfortunates lo sell Ihe people it bill of goods. He appealed for money lo finance Ihc final week of the antiboml campaign. Hep. Gayle Windsor of PulasU County charged Faubus lo usfl 'surplus .stale funds to gel State ' Hospital patients 'off the floor" instead of trying lo drop Ihc slate into clchl. Faubus appealed from a person* al standpoint, and from Ihe stand, point of his administration: "Do you think that after 6 % years in office I would be so stupid as 10 countenance for one moment any kind of deal that would be smirch my honor and the repu.. titlion of this administration fqr honesty and cfficiecy?" he asked, Fiuiinis asked his critics, especially Rozzell and Shepherd, and] charged Ihal Ihey had turned the bond campaign inlo one full of distortions, slurs and wild charges. The governor said opponents ob' jccl to th eboml program because iiu interest rate hus been set. "K 11 had been, the stale could not have bargained for the best in- lercsl rate," he said. "11 will |>e set by competitive bidding." lie challenged Rozzell: "If the Continued on Page Two • , • ^.6-20 •«*<£ After a girl gets a man's heqj* to hammering, he's— " "

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