Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on July 5, 1961 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 5, 1961
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To City Subscribers: If you fail to get your Star please telephone 7-3431 by 6:30 p. m. and a special carrier will deliver your paper. Hope Wfmpitc M) County- Bowie Knife Star For Weather Report Sec Column at Bottom of This Pago YEAR: VOL. 62 — NO. 224 5tor of Hope, 1899, t>t«u 19J7 Consolidated Jon. It, 1*2* HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 5,1961 Holiday Death Toll Reaches a New High By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic - >m Boating ->8 Drowning 20-1 Miscellaneous Mi! Funeral for Hope Airman Announced Funeral arrangements have been completed foi Airman Charles Hay Prescotl. 22, who was killed in an auto accident in Germany June 2."). Services will he conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Shreve- porl. with burial in Glemlale, Ari/ona. lie is a native (if Hope. Survivors include his grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. I {ay Kitchens of Hope. Member: Th* A««el«»«d ftttt t, Audit Bureau e! Clreulflrloni Av. N* Paid Clrc'l 1 moi. •nrflnt March SI, 1»»i -A 1,511 Winners in Forestry Queen Contest PR ICE 5c COPY ToUiI The notion's traffic death loll hit a record high for a summer !i«May (lurinf the long Fourth of Jmy weekend, breaking a mark set 11 years ago. The over-nil accident death toll, which included a heavy loss of life in . Hie water in drownings and boating mishaps, readied an all-time high for any holiday period. Belated reports of violent deaths during the four-day period which ended at midnight Tuesday (local li*jc> boosted the traffic death toll past the previous record of <1!>I. That .mark was set in the four-day observance in 1!>50. The over-all holiday toll sur- Hoffa Rules Union Election With Iron Hand By NORMAN WALKER P^ss Labor Writer MIAMI BEACH, Fla. 'AP) — James !!. Holla faced a Teamsters convention showdown today on a dues hike proposal, distasteful to many delegates and considered possibly illegal by some passed the previous record high| of llis ow " •'"Horneys. of MM set in the four-day Christ-1 The (lues issllc is regarded as mas period of l!)5(i. Earlier, this year's over-all mark had set a record for a Fourth of July holiday period. The previous high wjs 005 set during a three-day llwcpcndence Day holiday period in 1955. National Safety Council officials said it appeared likely that late reports of traffic fatalities would raise the 'final tragic loll pasl I he 500 mark. That, however, would bo far below the record traffic loll for any holiday— 700 in the four-day Christmas period of HIM. death 7th graf tl!)-la:!2 Showers in Some Areas of Nation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS f ollowers sprinkled sections from Plateau states to the northern Virginias today and the cool ain chilled most areas from the northern Midwest into the North- cast, Rains in most places were comparatively lighl bul some spots were doused with locally heavy showers. About Hi inches of rain fell in a six-hour period in El Paso, Tex., and Daytona Beach, III., reported a fall of 1.23 inches. Showers which covered the northern half of the Plateau states spread along the Itoekies while i thundershowers hit areas from i eastern South Dakota southeastward to the Ohio Valley and cast- ward to the northern Virginias. A few isolated thundershowers also were reported in the southern Al- Jjiutic Coast region and along thn eastern Gulf Coast, Mostly fair lo occasionally partly cloudy weather wa.s reported in other sections of the country. Tempera! ures in the 40s were reported again Ibis morning along the Canadian border from the northeastrcn upper Great Lakes to the upper St. Lawrence Valley. Jt was 42 at Bradford, Pa., and 43 at Pcllston and Traverse City, !(he toughest lo ram through the special convention out of a batch of proposals that range from a fat salary boost for Hoffa to a broad extension of his already substantial union control. lloffa wants a convention vole to require every Teamsters local lo boost, member dues, no mailer what, they may be now. by $1 a month. Sixty cents of that amount would go to lloffa's headquarters boosting (he national union's annual revenue to about $20 million from about $!! million now. The difficulty, as pointed out privately by some of lloffa's own legal experts, is that the Landrum-Griffin law—passed by Congress two years ago after labor racket scandals—requires that locals must hold secret ballot elections lo get. rank and file member approval before raising dues. This may leave a loophole letting national 'union conventions raise local union clues, as Hofla is trying lo ,da, x , By-way of being-prepared, however, for any court challenge, the 'dues hike proposal provides thai the increase will not go inlo ef feel in event it "cannot be el fecluated." Locals threatened wilh legal protests reportedly will be encouraged to conduct ratifying votes. lloffa's tight rein over the 2,000 delegates seemed sure to win approval for his entire program. By way of insurance, he proposed and obtained speedy approval Tuesday for a new pension pro- I gram for local union officials and staff employes, many of whom are accredited delegates. Hoffa told newsmen he con sidcrtv.1 liis proposed pay raise from ,*5l),000 lo $75,000 a year is justified. He said many corporation executives get more, pins stock options and bonuses, without half' so much work to do. Milton J. Liss, lloffa's only announced opponent for the Team sters presidency, meanwhile proposed a secret ballot election among the union's 1.7 million members next December instead of an open rollcall vole now among convention delegates. lloffa said Liss' plan would be put up to the delegates but indicated it would not gel far. J. B. Bailey, of Hope, Dies at Corrigan, Texas Joseph B. Bailey, aged 711, a resident of Hope, died Monday at Corrigan, Texas. A retired farm- t0 Mr, Bailey was enroute to his home from Texas. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Freda Bailey; seven sons, J. 11. of Stephens, Claude of Dallas; Garland of Kosstoii; Collie of Austin, Texas, J. B. of Hope; W. A. j of Dallas; James of Houston and) a stepson, Martin Hartle.ss of Tulsa; two daughters, Mrs. Iris llendrix of Uosslon and Mrs. An- Fjf Lee Savage of South Gate, Calif., a brother Jim Bailey of Hope and a sister, Mrs. Mac llendrix of Texarkana. Services were held at it) a.m. today at the Wiilisville Methodist Church. Burial by Hcrndoii-Cor- jielius was in Holly Springs Cemetery. feather Experiment Station report for 2'1-hours ending at 7 a. m. Wednesday, High 'J2, Low dl); Total JiKil precipitation through June,: 2-t.iJO inches; during the .same period a year ago, 22.2-1 inches. - i ARKANSAS: Clear lo partly cloudy and (jiiite warm this alter-; - Continued on Page Two State Death Toll Is Now at Eleven By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two pcrs.ms drowned and one was killed ih a traffic accident Tuesday raisin;; Arkansas' long •July -lib holiday death loll lo ti. -icvcn of them were traffic deaths. Mrs. Idea Newton about MO of kittle 1,'ock was fatally injured when struck by a car as she crossed a street in Little Hock. Police said the driver of the car was Mrs. Emily Harper Jl! of Wrightsville. Hurl hie Lee Currie Jr. M of Pine Bluff and his uncle Earl II. Harris about 3,1 of Fort Smith drowned in a slock pond near Pine Bluff when Currie tried lo recover a fishing lure stepped in a ,iole and Karris went to his | rescue and stepped in the same hole. Officers said neither could swim. Bulu bodies were re- cm C.'I'C'll. The accidental death count began at II p.m. Friday and ended last midnight. Six person-- died in traffic accidents Saturday and Sunday one ied in a fall from a horse Sunday and one wa.s accidental) 1 ohul lu death .Monday. Murdered Man'sBody Identified NORTH LITTLE HOCK (AP>~The idenlily of a murdered man whose body was found in nearby Hill Lake has been established Jand officers are today continuing to seek a motive for his death. Authorities said the body was identified Tuesday as that of Thomas Howard Watson 22 of Dallas Tex. Watson was last seen alive in Dallas last Thursday. His body a bullet hole in the back of the head was found in the shallow water of the lake early Saturday by a fisherman. Officers (heori/.ed that Watson was killed somewhere else driven to the'edge of the lake and his body dumped into it. An autopsy disclosed that he probably'was killed Thursday and |officers speculated (hat the body I was I brown out of a car some- lime Friday night. The spot where the body wa.s found is near a much (raveled highway and officers said passing motorists probably would have iseen it if it had been (here during daylight hours Friday. Identification of the body was established ihrough a check wilh Dallas authorities and through identification of clothes Watson was wearing when he disappeared. Deputy Sheriff Joe Simmons said Watson was last seen alive Thursday when he drove' his wife Hulh whom he married last July , 1H lo work at Dallas. He failed i to return Home Thursday night jand Dallas police were notified Friday that he wa.s missing Authorities said Watson wa.s discharged from the Marine Corps in June I'.liii). Socks on (he body bore stenciled patches with the I name T. 1|. Watson. The Marines i use such markings. Watson's German - made auto- mubilu a lUa'j model Taunus bearing California license plates, is still missing. Suspect Charged for Rape of Woman Here Earlier This Year Rioting in Algeria Has Killed 12 By ANDREW DOROWIEC ALG1UHS (AIM — Moslems staged a 2-t-hoiir general strike ami bat I led French riot squads in many communities of Algeria today to show support for the rebel government anil protest against, a '''rencli threat to partition the country. Unoll'icial sources said 13 persons were killed and about 00 wounded. Arabs and oilier North Africans, some armed with clubs and nives, .fought French police and soldiers, who responded with rifle lire and tear gas. Moslems were enraged at the itiea thai, they might be relegated to the arid interior of this North African territory while the million European settlers look over all the rich and fertile coast. The strikers were demonstrating loyally lo the regime of rebel Premier Ferbal. Abbas and protesting President Charles do Gaulle's threat 1,6 partition the North African territory. As the demonstrations .swelled, Jl appeared certain the death toll would rise to dim the prospect, of negotiations between the rebels and tho French, which a French spokesman said hail been tentatively scheduled to resume next Monday. Two thousand Moslems clashed with police at Telergma, in east- i rn Algeria, site of the biggest, French air base in Algeria. At Miliana, in the central part of the country, some Mo young men, women and children, led by rebel guerrillas in uniform, rushed riot forces who opened fire on them. Five persons, including a French policeman, were reported killed in I he two clashes. One Moslem was reported killed at, Casligliono, about. ;IO miles west of Algiers, when several hun- ited armed with clubs and knives tried to charge riot, police and troops. Shortly before noon the Algiers casbali, which had been ominously .silent throughout (he morning, began to boil with unrest. The twist! ing alleys rang with cries of "Vive Ferhal Abbas" and (he high- pitched "yu-.vu-yn" cry of Moslem women urging their men on. Troops and police in Algiers charged a Moslem mob at the fringes of the Bab-cl-Ouod worker district, where some 300 demon- slralors massed, waving green and while rebel flags. Police used Ihoir clubs and the Moslems fought back with fists and .sione. i Algiers, docks were idle, Moslem businesses were shuttered ""'I public transport barely limped with only European crews and armed guards. But lough French Xouave troops roamed the city, forcing Moslem merchants to open their shops and prying ifp I he slcel shutters with crowbars. The strike was total in Oran's Moslem districts bnl was reported only (i() pei- cent effective for the entire city because employes in city offices heeded a. government requisition order ami scattered Moslem shops were open. Mother of Local Resident Dies Mrs. Myrtle Beniel, of Springfield, Mo. died this morning. She is survived by her husband F. I!, Beriiet, three sons, Fred, .Jr., Glen and Robert all of Springfield and a daughter Mrs. S. Joseph Geno of Hope. Funeral services will be Friday nl. Springfield. The liev. ,). L. McQueen will conduct the services. Arab League Trying to End Dispute By COLIN FROST KUWAIT (AP) — Secretary- Cioneral Abdel KhaleU llassoiina of the Arab League left for Saudi Arabia today on the next leg o( his mission lo mediate the Kuwait-Iraq quarrel. .llassoiina refused lo reveal details of his talks with Kuwait's ruler about Iraq's claim lo this oil-rich sheikdom. But lie said he docs not think Iraq will attack Kuwail, and a peaceful solution an be found. Woman Kills Ex-Husband at Stuttgart STUTTGAKT Ark. (AP) - Mrs. Mary North, 1)2, of Grand Prairie,' Tex., remains in jail today following a gunbaltle Monday night which left her former husband dead and her second husband and mother-in-law wounded. Killed by three blasts from a shotgun was 15. W. Vaugban, '10, a farmer who lived near Do Will. Hnspilali/cd here with pistol wounds are Thomas North ,'!<), of Grand Prairie and his mother, Mrs. Nellie Mays, 05, of Lodge Corner, Ark, Officers said the sbooling grew out of a long argument over custody of the 11-year-old son of Mrs. North and Vaughan. The couple was divorced in liiiy? Chancellor Joe Morrison of Stuttgart, said Mrs. North had been given custody of the boy for the summer months and officers said she and her husband had come to Arkansas lo pick up the youngster, who wilh an older brother and sister lived with Vaiighan. Mrs. North gave this account of the shooting to William C. Daviss, Stuttgart city attorney: She said she, her husband and Mrs. Mays had come here to get Sheriff Harold Woodson to pick up the boy. The shooting whirled, she said, after Vaughan. driving a truck, forced the North station wagon off the street and into a parking lot. Mrs. North said her former husband then opened fire wilh a pistol, wounding North and Mrs. May. Mrs. North said she grabbed a shotgun Unit was in the station wagon, crawled out and as Vaughan got out of the I ruck shot him three limes. The blasts struck him in the face and chest. Officers Trying to Link Brutal Rape-Beatings A suspect picked up for questioning in connection with the rape- beating of a "t year old white woman here Sunday, July 2, has been charged will) rape of a NcfJ- ro woman on May 27. Charges were filed today against John I). Pal rick, ail, Negro, who as a long police record and rape has been involved, said Deputy I roseciiting Attorney John L Wilson ,Jr. "We uncovered Hie May 27 rape-beating during |.|,u investl- gallon of I he July 2 rape-beaUii« Nalurally we are trying [ 0 eon- necl. the two cases," Wilson said, "There were two witnesses to the rape of a ;)u year old Negro woman on May 27 and they positively identified Patrick. They were afraid to (ell of the incident before," Mr. Wilson said. Tho Negro woman was beaten and raped and we think before bur investigation is closed, other such incidents may be uncovered," hu said. The white woman was attacked at her home at 2 a.m. Simcfoyl Allhongli brutally beaten, she was able |.o fell 'officers Dial a Negro man grabbed her wOion she handed him a match which he Ifai) requested. • She screamed during the assault Diul neighbors heard her cries. By the lime they arrived the assailant was gone. She was taken to a local hospital and still in such condition that she can't bo questioned except for a few min- ules at a time. However, she continues to improve. Depuly Prosecutor Wilson filona with city, slate and county officers have been investigating the case night and day. Officers arrested Patrick within 80 minutes after the attack. Officers said that Patrick had •served a prison term in Mississippi in connection with a rape- beating. All Around Town •y Th* Star Staff - Star Phulu.-, AT THE WASHINGTON CELEBRATION YESTERDAY Miss Sondra Russell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. K. G. RuibelJ of Hope w-as ncmed Hempstead Forestry Queen and will represent this county in district competition. Runnerups were Biondn Mitchell, Hope, left in the top photo and Gloria Ncccc, Blnvins, right in the top photo. MISS RUSSELL, THE WINNER, IS PICTURED IN THE center of the top photo wilh Ilio trophy she won. ALTHOUGH IT WAS HAKJ TO ESTIMATE THE CRCHVD a; visitors were coming and going all day it was estimated at over 500. Actually the celebration lasted two days with the trsil ride briny completed on July 3. Yesterday's activities were h\-jh- liohtod by the roll call and muster out re-enactment of the Hempstead County Rifles. Principal speaker for the occasion was Supreme Cou^t Justice Edward F. McFaddin. a foimer resident of Hempsiead. J. D. Stone, 97, McCaskili Man Dies Tuesday Jeff Davi.>> Stone, aged iir, a longtime ivMilcnt of Mcl'askill, i died .U'Merday in a local bo>pilal. He ua-, a retired farmer. | Survivors include three sons, Dcwey and Oscar Stone of Mc- I'askill and Sidney Stone ol Clar- nio,c. Okla . l\\u ball brother.-., !/. T. Stone ul MeCackil! and Leonard Stone ui TIU-MIII, and a half S-NIT. .Mrs. Jennie Walters ol Mi'Caski!!. i Funeral .sen ices will be held : ai :: p.m Wedne.sday at Friendship Church b\ IK'i ,iuui, (.'ui ntli.i., i Funeral Service. '- J. Hampton who farms in Ibe Proving (iround found a col- ion bloom on July ;j in a field of l:; l "cre.s • • . this i.s the first one reported this season. •\ Mr. Carl Jackson came through Hope July 4. ;im | had lunch •''I Ma's Barbecue, east on Hj,-h_ W'»y «7 . . . he left for BeBee, • Jrk. an,| on arrival discovered '^ '"IHoiil containing $!«-, was ".»•""'* • - - Mr. Jackson called, he local PolK'e Departmenl and hey m i, Jnl ehcekcd with Ma's Uarbmic . . . .M,-,. A ,.,,. y Grmi •'< vised .she had f olm ,j (hc bj|| . " 1(| ' • • .-'>ul Mr. Jackson left '"•''• ;' very liberal reward. I" connection wilh the Nelson C. Trent accident on N. \\ :H( _-\ last week ... a youth ran into the side oi Trent's vehicle, and the auio did nut hit the boy who said he wasn't hurt and ran off before Trent could get his name. The folhiwins men have been Temperatures Hit Records in N, East By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Temperatures dived to record lows for the dale and brought out sweaters and coals in many areas in I he Northeastern quarter of the nation today. II was the day after the traditionally overheated Fourth of July, bul (lie mercury dropped into the Ms and -IDs ill many communities. An unofficial minimum of 81— a point under freezing—was reported in SI. Marys in the northwestern section of Pennsylvania. lit was the lowest there for July 3 in about no years. The new low marks included 45 in Burlington, VI., 411 in Windsor Locks, Conn., 51 in Pittsburgh, 4tt in Cleveland, -ill in Flint, Midi. •17 in Kochcsler and Albany, N.V., and , r )l in Buffalo. Thermometers registered 'J'J in Alpena. Mich., and <10 in Dig Pi- nyc, Wyo. Uain fell in many areas. notified by the llempslead Dralt Board lo report for induction into the Armed Services on July It . . . Jerry Kay Cobb, Johnnie Lee James, Henry Olen Cox, Joe L. Hamilton and Huff C. Nivens. Completing basic officers' training course at Die .Marine Corps Schools of Qiiaiilico, Va. was Marine 2nd LI. Howard 1). Colfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul 11. Cotlicld of Emmet, i;t. 1 . . . the anli submarine warfare support aircraft carrier L'SS Valley Forge is undergoing conversion lu a landing assault ship at the Norfolk Naval shipyard at i'urts- mout'h, Va. . . . serving aboard is George T. Hicks, boilerman 2c USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Hicks of l\t. 0. Prcs'cott. Australian in Finals WIMMLKDON, England (AP)— Kod i Tin; Itockch Laver of Australia swept into the finals of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship today by beating Ramanathau Krishnan of India (J-2, S-(i, 6-2. The MTiind-seedcil Laver, a stout favorite Cor the crown, will play the \\iimer of the match between Charles i Chuck i McKinley ni St. Louis and Mike Sangster of Britain. The second semester of Summer School starts a week from today and persons wanting to attend arc asked lo register bet\MVII S and -J a. m. on Friday, July 7. m Maybe you can't blame qi -rtOiin.nl L.I tviiiy u ciunk, wheri her husband isn't a. self-starter,

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