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Remember: New Debt and Higher Taxes Are Put Upon You by the People Who Go to the Polls. GET WITH'EM TODAY AND BEAT THE BOND BILL! To City Subscribtre: If you fail to get your Star ; lease telephone 7-3431 by :30 p. m. and a special carrier will deliver your paper. 62ND YEAR: VOL. 62 — NO. 218 t««r *i K«M, 11**, Pftn my - JO*. Iff, Hit Star For Weather Report See Column at Bottom of This Pago HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE^W, 1961 Mcir.hct: The Ai>atl«tcil Pr«n I Audit Bureau of Circulation! Av. N« Paid Clrc'l 1 mo., tndlnt March SI, W1 — J,$31 PR ICE 5c COPY City Directors Sewer Bonds Hope's City Board of Directors yesterday accepted a bid from the E. L. Villcrcal, Dabbs and Sulj^an for the purchase of $210,000 in bonds bearing an interest rate of 4.25 per cent. Only one other bonding firm, Kaney & Stephens, submitted a bid on the bonds. The bonds, to be paid out of current revenue, will mature in 15 years and be callable in five. On June G the group voted to issue bonds to replace about 90 per cent of the city's sewer mi*As. This action was taken following a report on the proposed .project from Engineer John Hawkins. The plans call for the replacement of 36,196 feet or G.«5 miles of new lines some which will be 15 inch pipe. The project may take C months to complete and will be very in- .convenicnt. However, very little of^c downtown area will be affected. Work should start in the very near future. Tucker said the board's action oward integrating on the junior ligh level \vas through its own nitiatlon. lie said it would have )ccn done even without the—the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal irging more affirmative dcscgre- ialion action. The Rev. Ilufus King Young was formally installed as the association's first Negro president. NBA Set to Takes Race Issue Stand *By G. K. HODENFIELD AP Education Writer ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (API— The National Education Association, whose ranks have been split in the past by bitter battles ovei school desegregation, appears ready this year to take a stand on the issue with a minimum of bickering. . The powerful resolutions com mMcc - O f the NEA convention ha? offered the strongest policy .statement on desegregation ir NEA history. It falls far short of. r what an; School Board Stes on Big Problems LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Tlic iltlc Rock School Board expects p serious problems when dcscfi- ;ation goes into effect this fall 1 the city's junior high schools, Svcrctt Tucker Jr., board prcsi- cnt, said Monday. Tucker and Russell Malson Jr., «ard vice president, met with the li-racial Greater Little Rock Min- slcrial Association, to discuss the ily's preparation for further in- cgration. "We anticipate in particular robloms of any sort," Tucker Native Mink Are Raised as Pets Negro' and many northern and 'Western whites would like. How ever, it seems to have at leasi token support from them, and from Southern whites as well. The policy statement was of fcrcd at an open meeting of the •rtWlutions committee on Monday. Jn contrast to past years, its reception was mild. This year's resolution appears strong only by comparison with action at otner NEA conventions. For instance, the NEA, with a membership of 7(55,000 educators, never has said flatly that it approves of the 1954 Supreme Court decision on segregated schools. Tljfe year's proposed resolution at Ica'st acknowledges that decision and the changes it has brought to the public schools. It is the first • one ever lo carry even a hint of action by the NEA. It directs the officers and directors of the association "to be alert to the possibilities for planning and initiating actions" which will among other things, "assure the maintenance of free public (jclJuls; promote good will, fair- less and respect for law; offer llossibililics of reducing hostility." Weather Experiment Station report for 24-hours ending at 7 a. m.'Tues- day, High 83 Low 62; Total 1961 prpcipitation through May. 21.26 incfics; during the same period a year ago, 16.37 inches. Error Results in $10,000 Judgment LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A $J3 rlcrical error by the Army three years ago resulted in a $10,000 judgment for Mrs. Hueta Robin son of Benton Monday. Federal Judge J. Smith Henley ordered the payment from a National Service Life Insurance policy held by Mrs. Robinson's son, Elmer Robinson Jr., who died Sept. 9, 1958. • The Veterans Administration contended that Robinson failed to. meet premium payments after leaving the service and that on May 16, JU58, .the policy had lapsed. . ' \ • But Mrs. Robinson, the Ijcnefl- ciary, claimed otherwise and filed for benefits. An Army payroll investigation showed: The policy was issued to Robinson when he entered the Army in 1948 with monthly premiums being deducted until 1951 when Congress directed servicemen lo receive free life insurance. Records showed two monthly premiums were deducted from Robinson's pay for May and June of 1951, after the Congressional order went into effect. VA officials used the two premium payments' for May and June of 1953 and Robinson's accumulated dividends for the previous year provided enough to maintain the policy beyond the date of his death. Asst. U.S. Ally. James W. Gallman said the latter dividends would be refunded to Mrs. Robiiv son along with the insurance payment. But she wouldn't receive the entire $10,000. Henley directed that her attoi'' ney receive a $1,000 payment. Arkansas: Clear to partly cloudy through Wednesday with a chance of thundcrshowers in west portion Wednesday afternoon or evening. Little change in temperature. High today in 80s, low to- 10s. High Four County Elections on Ballot By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Four county elections arc scheduled in Arkansas today besides the vote on the Gov. Orval E. Faubus' bond issue, in one o them, Faubus' son tries to mako his debut in politics. Farrell E. Faubus, 22, a Uni vcrsity of Arkansas law student is the Democratic candidate for stale representative in a spccia election in Madison County. He is opposed by write-in Essie Barker, candidate schoo Wednesday i ifiuisiana: Partly cloudy through Wednesday with scattered thundcrshowcrs in extreme south this afternoon and in south portion Wednesday. Low 64-74 tonight, high 1)5-90 Wednesday. Arkansas Regional Forecast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Central, northeast and southeast Arkansas: Clear lo partly cloudy and mild through Wednesday? High today mid to high 80s, low tonight near GO central, mid lo high 50s northeast, low to mid COs southeast Northwest and southwest Arkansas: Clear to partly — Star photo MARSHA RAY, 7, AND BARBARA RAY, 5, ARE PICTURED above holding two native mink which are household pots. SIX WEEKS AGO THEIR FATHER, JACK RAY, FOUND three mink while looking for duck nests at Ram Wood Products lake in the Proving Ground, He thought they were rats at first as they were only about tftrte inches in lenoth. After deciding they were mink he bottle raiMd them and the result is amaiing. THEY ARE EXTREMELY TAME, PLAYFUL, AND WON'T run off when turned loose.in the yard. Like most animals »hey love children and love to l»e petted. The children wrap them around'their necks and : J|Wy..eling- there docilely,, Not many persons can boast'a real live fur piece. MR. RAY, FORMER NATIONAL CHAMPION GOOSE caller who performs at many sports shows over the U. S,, plans to use them in his act in some way if he can train them properly. And providing Marsha and Barbara are willing to give up their fur neck pieces. Living Cost Dips a Big, U. S. Reports WASHINGTON (AP)—The cost f living clipped one-tenth of one icr cent in May because of the neat and grocery bills', the Labor department reported today. At 127.4 per cent of the" 11)47-49 consumer price average, the in- lex has not fluctuated up or clown jy more than a small fraction-in ,he last eight months. Revival Now at Shovcr Springs Shovcr Springs Missionary Baptist Church is holding a revival meet this week with the Rev. Arlis Downs as evangelist and the Rev. Edward Evans, pastor. Services start daily at 10:30 a.m. with Hie message at 11. Prayer -services at 7 p.m. the senior choir at 7:30 and the message at « p.m. Judge Enters Plea of Innocent PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP> —Municipal Judge John C. Watkins en- icrccl a plea of innocent Monday to a charge of jury tempering in he recent trial on investment broker Arnold E. Edcns. Watkins waived a preliminary rearing before Circuit Judge Edward S. Maddox who set trial for July 31. Edens was convicted May 26 on a false pretense charge and sentenced to 11 years in prison. He also drew a six-year term on a charge of overdraft in conection with an $11,000 check. Watkins remained free on $4,000 bond. Jury tempering is a felony. MOP to Expand N. L. R. Yards NORTH LITTLE ROCK CAP)— The Missouri Pacific Railroad will put $2 million into an expansion program in its North Little Rock yards, bringing the total operation to a value of $9 million. The railroad's executive com mittco made that decision Saturday after examining local facili ,ies. The expansion will involvo nil-ing of an undetermined num her of new employes and adding 16 tracks to the present 40 main ones in the classification or hump yard. The electronic classificalior yard and diosel shop will be the scene of most of the expansion. State Firms Must Withhold Tax Voters of Arkansas Go to Polls Today to Decide Bond Issue Troop 62 Returns From Camp Boy Scout Troop (>2 returned Saturday the 24l'h after a week of camping at Camp Pioneer near Mcna, Ark. Scouts that attended the camp ,vere Keith Byrd, Gordon Bohir, Bill Coffee, Johnny Gardner, Bobiy Mitchell, Johnny Lowe, Moii- •oe Parclue, Robert Polk, Paul Powell, Jim Robertson, Johnny Samuels, Bobby Samuels and Kcenan Williams. Adult leaders were Jerry O'Neal, Scoutmaster, jnd Jon Barbarollo, troop com- miltccman. The following Merit Badges were earned by Scouts: Johnny Samuels, Wild Life Management; Johnny Gardner, Swimming; Bobby Samuels, First Aid and Cooking; Kecnan Williams, First Aid and Cooking; Monroe Parclue for Camping and Cooking; Bobby Mitchell, Lifesaving, Pioneering; Gordon Bolar, Camping, Swimming and Cooking; Bill Coffee, Camping, Swimming and Cooking. The following scouts qualified! for rank advancements: Johnny Lowe and Paul Powell, 2nd elrfss; Johnny Samuels, 1st class; Gordon Bolar and Bill Coffee, Star. Bobby. Mitchell received a special award, Sc-oiit Mile Swim. A scout must swim a mile non stop lo be eligible for this award. Troop 02 had two members, Bill Coffee and Gordon Bolar, receive the highest honor in .scouting by being elected into the Order of the Arrow, the Brotherhood of Honor Campers. Troop (12 also obtained an average of 98 points for the week in inspection, which was the highest in camp. Decision on Tractor Deal Seen Today By LOUIS DE LA HABA KEY WEST, Flti. (AP)-Dircct- y. contradictory reports persisted od.'iy about I he future of I ho committee of prisoners sent hero by Fidel Cnstrn. Havana radio said .hey were preparing to return to Hufoa but (he prisoners said they was not, Havana radio, quoting unofficial sources, said, "The Yankee government has caused this ncgotia- .ions to fail. The committee ot prisoners is preparing to return lo Cuba today to report on tho failure of tho negotiations." The radio a'.-:, quoted Prime Minister Fidel Castro as blaming the defunct Tractors for Freedom i ir mil tee for the failure and saying "Ihe committee wants to cheat and blackmail us," A spokesman for the prisoners, who declined to be quoted by mimo, said flatly, "We are not preparing to leave. This is the. first we have heard of it and we .'ire conlinui!-..( lo do out best to .secure the freedom of our com ptinions. We have no news whatsoever, other than what you have told us," American , officials also said they knew nothing of any plans for the prisoners to go back. .John 'Hooker Jr., executive secretary of the tractors committee, sal dhe ha-.l planned to .return, to Key West from Miami this afternoon, bringing with him new information for the prisoners. He would not say what the informa- Monday, Hooker said he ex- peeled to have "a decision" by this afternoon on the future ot negotiations. The Cuban broadcast also quoted Castro as saying, "We wanted tractors because Ihey arc tools for work. Wo did not ask for arms or consumer goods. Forty-five million dollars was spent In sowing death. Money could well havq been spent on tools for work.' His comments about $45 million was a reference to publisher reports on the cost of the abortive invasion of April 17. When the. prisoners were sen' to Key West Saturday, Castro said 'their mission was to tell the All Around Town •y The Stor Staff Arkansas Game and Fish Com-(who would like lo -see Ihe Stand- mission bus advertised for bids j arclizcd lest i usulls of then chikl- on "Phase 2" of the Bois d' Arc ren from ffiu.e five- thro'ijih 11 Anv.rican p-jooic: his position ii the stalemated negotiations to change the l,li)7 prisoners for 500 tractors. The Cuban radio quoted Castro as saying Cuba was willing to accept agricultural equipment in exchange for the prisoners "pro- vitl-iig it is ch-iseri by ourselves." Castro Friday rejected a take- it-or-lcavc-il offer ot 500 farm lr°i-'.ors from the American com- mitf< ; e. He maintained his demands fo T'OO heavy bulldozers or equivalent value. Hooker has been the only contact between Castro's prisoner- emissaries and members of the disbanded traclors committee. Since his firsl meeting with the prisoners Saturday, Hooker has (insisted he is not negotiating with 11 hem, bul only serving as a link 'between the two groups. Members of the committee were Eleanor Roosevelt,-Dr. Milton Ei- Fact-finders Study the Dock Strike By ANDREW MEISELS N1SW YOHK (AP>-A fad-finding board meets today to speed a report, on the maritime strike to President Kennedy. The report could be the crucial step in hutting the 12-day-old strike under the Taft-llarlley law. The three-man board gathered in 'response to a reluctant SOS •om Kennedy, who voted against he Tafl-Hartley law as a congressman in 1!M(i but invoked it Vlonday on Ihe grounds Ihe strike mperils national security. The fad-finders scheduled a necting with "all principals in hi; dispute." Union leaders involved in Ihe strike reacted to the move with lisploasnre, skepticism that the strike really poses a threat to Ilia ml ion and warning I hat. even an 10-day cooling-ofC period under .he law would fail lo cool off the strikers. Many of Ihe owners of the 200- !)dd ships thai have been lied ii| in Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coast ports, welcomed the ncu'f- and promised the President, full cooperation. Creation of the inquiry boan was the first step under the Taft- Hartlcy law for the sollemeiit of strikes considered national emer gencies. The board was inslructw to report its findings to the Prosi dent Friday. Kennedy can then instruct the attorney general to seek an in junction in a federal court. The judge must grant at least a tern porary injunction for an 80-day cooling-off period. Labor leaders did not cxpoc that an injunction would be is sued before July 5, and they ex pressed confidence it would no: be a permanent injunction. Joseph Cm-ran, president of the National Maritime Union, one o the six striking unions, said ai 110-day injunction could lead to much worse shipping strike next fall, when the injunction expired. "Sailor s can't be pushed around," lie said. Ralph E. Casey, president of the American Merchant Marine. Institute, which represents many ship owners said "our industry will, of cousc, give full cooperation." In setting up the fact-finding Vote Seen as Prestige Test for Governor L1TTLH UOCK (AP) - GoV. Irvul I 1 !. l>'nubus puts his personal wlilieal prestige on the lino toddy 11 a $lii) million slate construction joml issue election. The elect inn could be a' bare- nelcr of K-uiluis' candidate for ho U.S. Senate and for re-ele'ellon o an unprecedented, fifth term as jnvcrnor. Faubus wound up his campaign 'or 11 lo bonds lie introduced in H statewide radio-television ' speech Monday night. Summing up for he opposition on a similar network was former Gov. Sid Me- Malh, who sponsored Faubus ill iis political debut yeats ago. All hough voting was light in local boxes Ihis morning it was considered very good in a special election. The County boxes !> and (i were far behind but voting in some of the larger city boxes were considered good to about half of what a general election usually pulls-' by the same hour. board, Kennedy said a supply line Continued on Page Two FORT SMITH, Ark. fAP) —At Game Preserve it calls for should call the high school office, least 2,000 eastern Oklahomans'completion of an earth levee 12,-'PR 7-3451 or 7-3452 for an ap- work in Arkansas and Arkansas 000 fed long and 15 feet high with : poinlment with Karl Downs clur- In Conway County, Loid Sadie and Houston Mallet! of Morrilion are running for the state representative's post left vacant by the death of Clay Brazil. In Miller County, a $300,000 industrial bond issue election is set. firms which do business in Ol-lu- 200 working clays the bids'ing Ihe month of July Mr. homa will have to withhold Okla- arj slated to IK- opened at 10 a.m. (Downs will be in Ihe office at 7 homa state income lax under a new state law. An Oklahoma tax commission on July 14 and the G&F reserves; a.m. daily and urges each parent the right to reject all bids I to make an effort tu sec their local folks arc very hopeful that i child's test results. official meets with western Arkan- t'liis time the project will be com- Gas Merger Proposal Under Study LITTLE HOCK CAP) — The Arkansas Public Service Commission Monday look under advisu- ment the proposed merger of MidSouth Gas Co. inlo Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co. In another matter, two cities opposing a gas rale increase by Arkla urged the commission lo cancel Ihe hike which became effective April 1. The commission turned down a request by a Midsouth stockholder who asked a delay in the mer- senhowcr and Walter Rcuthcr,'gcr hearing. W. R. Stephens, Lit- head of Ihe United Auto Workers. Hooker's c-onlhnicd involvement was interpreted by informed sources as an indication that a new approach may be made to break the negotiation stalemate. Hooker had planned lo meet with the prisoners Monday but tic Rock financier and slate representative, who also is president of Arkla and head of its board of directors, said the merger would benefit the public and the Mid- south stockholders. He said Arkla has vast gas reserves to belter serve the p'.-oplu sas businessmen today to explain i pit-led another U&F Coni- The bonds would provide a build-|his stale's new income tax with- j mission project in the county ks his trip was canceled without ex- jof east Arkansas, now Midsouth ing for Ihe American Device Manufacturing Co., a firm which makes postal lock boxes. The firm would employ 50 lo 100 at the outset, and expand. U would holding system. Employers must withhold from employe's pay 5 per cent of the amount which they withhold for federal income lax. The law goes sold timber in the area which is inlo effect July 1. year lease arrangement. ]n Little Rjver County, an election is set on a proposed 1.5 mill t and t t n constr ue. ( * ., , . , i 11, 1 ] ,-lU 11UII UL tl 1UU Mll>; UUllli:. U \\1-1U wild through Wednesday with ff . d h £,, h it rff . chance of .scattered thundershow- Fam , n Fiai|jus anc , ^.^ the Quail Preserve in the old," ( fenced in Proving Ground urea which the commission took over Whilfic-ld Masonic i!) will confer an degree toni" Lod; 1 ,^ No. entered ap- The prisoners held an impromptu news conference Monday lo the hull. at 7:30 a!. { | t , n y p U |)ji s | 1( .(l reports they had territory. Stephens I h a I Arkla last year (he Commission has 1 now being cul and one sourse said Paul Latfurc, president of the t n .,t several million board feel Fort Smith Chamber of Com- be realized Ihe first This is jusl a reminder l.._ . Iruck and trailer license plales gu they \verc captured. mi sale at Ihe revenue office at' should absorb some other independent companies in the stale's plannt-tl lo blame the United .interest. Slates publicly for the failure of j City Attys. J. V. Spencer Jr. of the April 17 invasion in which El Dorado and George Holmes of Pine Blulf told the PSC lhal Arkla violated commission rcgula- McMalh said tho, bond issue is n "cunning bid for the construction of a financial and political dynasty."' Faubus said If Ihe 'boiicl issue fails,- laxes probably will have , to be raised to meet stulu const ruction needs. A total of (iOit,?!)!) Arkansans aro elegible lo vote, but only about 210,000 arc expected lo.gcj to tho polls, which open at li a.m. and close at (1:30 p.m. McMalh, in his election eve speech, proposed an alternate building plan by which $1-1.5 million in .surplus revenues would be used for immediate construction at stale institutions. Stale colleges and the University of Arkansas could submit ilomi/cd construction needs and these might be met by culling unnecessary expenditures he said. "We can then determine how much money, if any, we need to borrow," he said. Sue)) a plan would save taxpayers millions of dollars, Mc-Math added. Faubus spoke 15 minutes after McMalh finished, and lambasted he former governor for turning iis back on the people in stale institutions \vlio need help. McMalh said many sincere citi- /ens, including educational leaders, have been taken in as the "bridesmaids in (his wedding be- .ween wealth and clemagoguery." lie said .Faubus would have dirccl control over Iho $00 million involved in Ihe bond issue despile a construction board made up of slate officials. "This is too much power lo place in the governor's office," McMalh said. He added that Hie same forces who espouscc defeated school- closing constitutional Amendment 52 and the unconstitutional omnibus expenditures act are now trying to slide a wasteful bond debt past Arkansas taxpayers. Faubus has said lhal Little Rock iniogralionisls, who fought him during the Central High School crisis in 1!)57 are behind the bond, opposition and want to defeat the bonds tu hurl Ihe governor's prestige. lie warned that if the bonds arc beaten, the strongest integration leaders in Arkansas will be placed "in position of influence." Faubus promised again Monday night that laxes will not be raised to pay for the bunds, neither will schoo! or welfare funds be lapped, but he said, "If Ihe bond issue fails, 1 predict lhal before Iwo years are out, or sooner, there \Vi- arc not interested in dis- mcrcc, said many employers aro around . . . this, naturally, means) upset about having to collect the money to the Commission and its' the courthouse on July 1. Oklahoma tax. somewhat gratifying lo see cussing how we got into Cuba j lions in not properly filing notice but only in how to get out," a'of its rate increase. They said Ihe spokesman for (lie prisoners said, 'company is collccling the rate in- Down at- 1517 S. Pine yesterday! When Ihe prisoners wore sent crease illegally. Continued from Page Three Rupert Wilson, head of the Tax (j lu (j&p plans to spend some of '"'-monlh-old Jeff Kc-nfro. son of hero Saturday, Castro said their| Arkla increased its minimum Commission's Income Tax Divi- t i, a |. moncy on || 1L - BO'IA d' crs Wednesday afternoon o eve- • - " - ; ™ ~ m ~^ ~ 0 ' fi , sion , said nc [dt Al . kunsas busl . - •,u,g High today-mid o high «0n C.jnessmen are "over apprehensive i1 "° JU U tew tonight in 50s northwest, tow, M who veined to accept a about the trouble this will impose j air <U Continued o« Page Two federal job. on lliwn." and Mrs. Kenneth Ui-nfro, mission was lo inform the Amer- monthly rate from .$1.10 lo $l.!iO locked his mother mil of tin' house ican public of his position in Ihe and several other cities are pro- when Mrs. Ucnfro trawled stalemated negotiations to ex- testing the increase. A PSC hear! through a front window she fell change 1,107 priboticcs for 300 ing is bdicduled on thai nullw Parents of Hope School District in her son's play pen. tractors. ' July 6. If a fellcw knows what's tor him, he's probably been tening to his wife. ... «»**•

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