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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 Bowls Knife Star For Weather Report See Column at Bottom of This Page YEAR: VOL. o2 — NO. 232 Star of Hopa, 1899, Prtii 1927 Consolidated Jan. II, 1*2t HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1961 Mcmhcr: The Associated PrtM ft Audit Bureau o» Clfculafloni Av. N*» Paid Clrt'l S mat. «nrtlnt March J1, W1 — »,«' PRICE 5C COPY City Going on With Plan to Curb Welfare NEWBURGH. N.Y. (AP> — Beneath Hie spotlight of national al- Icntion, this Hudson River community embarks Saturday on a stiff crackdown on welfare recipients. The objective i.s to sweep the mounting relief rolls clear of chis- clcrs. But critics fear that many ji*3 innocent person may suffer. Al slwkc i.s a principle of great importance to nearly every city in the land—Ihe right of a municipality to regulate its own affairs, even'though it accepts federal and stale funds in support of some of its programs. The principle is one of home rule. Behind the furor over welfare jn Ncwburgh stands Joseph Milch- clL who became cily manager Here lasl October. Here is what he found in this city of 31,000 population: Welfare costs have increased every year in the past decade, although the cily lost population and taxpayers during the period. The cily's welfare expenses had grown lo $!IB3,OB5 annually—larger than the combined cosl of police and fire protection—oul of a tolal Kfdgct of $3 million a year. One of every 20 residents of Ncw- burgh was receiving city welfare aid of some sort. In 1950, almost two-thirds of the relief clients were while. Lasl year, more than two-thirds were Negro. The white population of Newburgh during the decade declined by 13.fi per cent, while the number of nonwhilcs increased 151.4 per cent. '™A citizens committee appointed by the Cily Council said Ibe increasing Negro population resulted from an influx of migratory workers, with their families and relatives, mostly from the South. The committee said New York Stale, if nol Ncwburgh itself, has gained a reputation in the Soulh as a welfare haven for emigrants. Mitchell set out, lo do somc- Aing about the situation'. As he ^ Saw it. he had Iwo alternatives— i increase taxes or decrease wcl- j fare expenditures. He chose the latter. I On June 20, Mitchell, with the backing of the Republiean-con- Irolled City Council, anounccd' the program for welfare cases effective July 15. Among other | (nines, it. cuts unwed mothers off relief if they continue lo bear il- '%gilimale children, and il re((Hires able-bodied men on relief j to work for Ihe cily 40 hours a j week. j In the cily itself, Democratic j Mayor William Ryan and Orange C o u n ly Democratic Chairman Sears Hunter fought the program. So did City Welfare Commissioner John O'Donnell who resigned Monday in protest. ,. On the stale level, Ihe Stale Welfare Board said the new regulations violated slalc and federal law and could jeopardize payment of federal welfare funds lo every community in the state—a tolal of about $150 million a year. The Ncwburgh branch of Ihe National Association for Ibe Ad- vanccmcnl of Colored People de- Map of City's Hew $210,000 Sewer Line Project :,• ,^ • • -, -, ,•-^-^•1— ra ^^ .^^• L00AT ION •v. 0 £ FRQPQjjtJ.:- SEWEpr HE PLACEMENT "HOPE. ARKANSAS 14 • 4 r «•;_* I i r (t 1 » ^ F ::.•;.;;;: '.> K) m 1^. •31.™ I 1 ) r ".'.'.'. ' * li- c 3. ,' : ; >• « LJ? . -i i ' i SJ3S.t? s*Hsr 2SH W<M¥ . 1 1 . L ^ ... r* *'- t'i:r~ :•-. i fft: ''felj-f! .K!;, 1 ,V 5 '"£: 11 - "... ••' ,—».^.. i< ... p i r/^vr •"••"••• .•i < 'i i rrr .. / K 7" |l-l| T f • ' I ' „ • ' 'I ' 1 ' I' 'I ' i |^jJMBMfc=£ •SBC,: Ell.- ..i"u,.._ 1 JFK's son Owns Silver Whistles WASHINGTON (AP)—Tlie President's 7-month-old son, John I 1 '. Kennedy Jr., now owns two silver rallies which also can be used as whistles. The versatile toys were Ihe gifts of President Ayub Khan of Pakistan, here for a slate visit. The Kennedys' daughter, Caroline, ;i, received a big Pakistani 'I I doll. For President Kennedy the stale visitor brought I wo Pakis- ani rugs, and for Mrs. Kennedy a painting of a Pakistani woman. H Jt' I Jl •?•!• ' l ~ —' l "~--7Bf» r-J !• 4- T7~"".... l., l'l..._:; -i- .:;•:::.,,:• •. THE 5 COLUMN MAP OF THE CITY ABOVE SHOWS the new sewer lines which »he city is planning to install at a cost of $210,000. The heavy dark lines show the sewer lines to be te- piaced. This map was prepared by Engineers Hawkins and Hawkins. City Directors Want to Tel! Reasons for Sewage Fee Hike at Public Meeting on Monday •^,. rr.-^;*-;.^ N i !_.,..;*$$<••• *«M$ :,;.... ./..stf&iitssii Mayor day government. The cd by rale the of the the 4.25'l interest rate offered by private financing! would be cheaper, the; nui.vor said. In order to sell Ihe bonds il for 2:30 is necessary to establish a ser- ai City vice charge which is adequate to cover all principal and | interest he said. The proposed that has been propos- t . wul . C h; ir g 0 s would retire the Board of Directors is ] C11 tj,- 0 i. sslu . m about 10 years. Frank Douglas said to- requirements he and the Board of City were met, manded a federal and stale hives- Directors hope thai a large group tigation, suggesting racial bias. | O f interested ciii/ens would al- jfjln Ihe gathering force of lhc \> n <\ the public hearing on the storm, Mitchell and the Cily proposed sewer rales set Council stood firm. p. m., Monday, July 17, The slale social welfare com- Hall, missioncr Wednesday night ordered Ncwburgh to void its proposals. Mitchell refused, and a court action by the slalc against,the same as the present sewer Uisl yual . lhc cily gol ;id - Ibc cily appeared likely. 'service charge, e.xcepl that the . |]1C . C pigling money Irom lhc Meanwhile on the eve of inaug- minimum for each residential ;JIullsin ,, anU Ilomc Finance uration of Ibc new code, Mitchell user would be .si.25 ,per month, Agency j n t'hc amount, of $4,500 revealed thai home relief and dc- i and the minimum lor eaen com- tj make a complete study of the Pendent child welfare cases have mercial user would be $l.al) per ()1(| _ scw( ,,. sysU , m . The engineer- dropped in Ihe lasl monlh. monlh. The present, sewer ser- ^ study was mac | c by thu "Evidently some people have vice charge is 2;> - ot llu> i] 0 cal engineering firm of Haw- A. D Hammer, 57, Formerly of Hempstead, Dies Alvin Dewill Haniner, aged fi7 a former resident of Hempslead County, died yesterday in a Liltle Rock hospital. He i.s survived by two brothers, Thomas and Lawrence Hamricr of Genoa, Ark.; three sisters, Mrs. j Victor Winchell of Texarkana; ! Mrs. George Elkins of Genoa and Mrs. R. IL Bells of Hope. \ Services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at Genoa Baplisl Church near Texarkana. Burial'expected will be in Belts Cemetery near Hope with llerndon-Cornclius in charge. Riders Cause No Trouble atShreveport SIIKKVKPOKT, La. (AP) Four "1'redom riders"—two Negroes and two whiles — arrived bore al a bus station sealed olf by police and departed to Ibe homes of friends without trying to test segregated facilities. Bulletin LITTLE ROCK (AIM—The U. S. Weather Bureau at Litlle Rock lo- day issued this severe weatheralert: There was no violence. The decided said lo gel off Ihe dole," he Weather Experiment Station report for 24-bours ending al 7 a.m. Friday, £(igh «!), Low (ill: Precipitation .72 of an inch; Tolal l«fil precipitation through June, 24.00 inches; during the same period a year ago, 22.24. the months of November, December, and January. Under | ibis rate the presenl residential service charge varies from 31c lo $2.00, wilh the average charge being about otic. Present charges te- commercial j users varies from 31c lo yiO.OO I A large part of the trunk lines which were bnill with the 'original sewer system, and which il the later addi- vemence oi .*oppcd-up sewer system. The ing study was made ilocal engineering firm kins. The report was approved I y the engineering section of tiie Housing and Home Finance Agency, and by the Stale .Board of Health. The estimat • I cost to replace is based on liis engineering report. i Replacement of these old bnes will greatly reduce the ust of maintaining the sewer Norge Settles With Former Employees riders (old newsmen they lo continue to New Or leans later but did not specily when they would leave. Rev. John Raines, 27, a while Methodist minister of Selaukel, N.Y., said Ihe group would "spend some lime in Shrcveporl if Ihe social climate is favorable." "A few severe thunderstorm.' with hail and damaging winds arc ! expected today from noon until (i ; p.m. in an area (it) miles either [side of a line from Enid, Okla., lo Ino miles soulhwest of Litlle Rock. 'This includes the area in Arkansas wesl of a line from Texarkana to Little Rock to Fayetlc- villc." Youths Are Sentenced by Judge Brown Several sentences have been handed down by Judge Lyli Brown in Hempslead Ci Court here. Dave Hart ridge, Don llonea anil James Looney were given three year suspended sentences in lhc penitentiary because of theii ages. Billy Wayne Looney, nol related lo James Looney, in, alsi of Camden, was placed under su pervisioii of the Ouachila Count) child welfare worker and is I iport back lo Judge Brown o ;pt. 2f>. The sentenced boys wer ,aced under ..supervision of Ih anile board. They were senlem I'd in connection wilh Ihe Juni reak-in at Hope's municip; wimming pool. Jim Dunkin and Harold King r., Texarkana Texas, pleade ,olo eoiifendere lo breaking -hit he cabin of Dr. R. K. Harrison McNab on May 1. A hearing on heir home life, past records, etc., T both boys, ages 111, was held ind Judge Brown placed Ihem on initiation wilh each to report iack lo Ihe. judge. Cliff Richardson, charged wilh [•rand larceny in connection wilh [he theft of handles from Bruner- Ivory Handle Co, received a three-year suspended sentence on good bcharior if he pays value of the properly $500, wjlhin ill) days. Alfred Euel llarllinc received five years suspended sentence for assault to kill. Previously Hart line 'had been committed as an alcoholic and appeared before, the court wilh recommendations of sobriety presently, and is ak- ing care of his family at Fullon. George Andrew Williams, Rosston, forgery and uttering, three years suspended sentence, lie was charged with cashing a cheek of a fellow worker. He made full restitution and paid costs. Johnny Leu Killcy, Jr. was senlenccd lo five years in prison and revoked a sentence handed down in Miller county. He was also given a five-year suspended sentence. Killey was paroled re eently from the Arkansas penitentiary after serving part of a one-year sentence for grand larceny. Killcy, Olhal Phillips, Jr., Ill, and William Briley, III, of Texarkana, were arrested July 1 ii connection with he burglary of Logan's station and store al Fullon. Phillips who also has a prior re - ord, was senlenced to Ihree years in the penitentiary for burglary and two years suspended sentence Rusk Threatens Veto to Hal! Red Blast al UN WASHINGTON (API — Secretary of Stall- Dean Husk lodiiy blasted back al Soviet Premier Khrushchev's al lacks on (In 1 Unit 1 Nations and Ihrealoned n U.S. •In il' ' necessary In block hrushehov's proposals for U.N. langes. with I ho advance ap- President Kennedy, lluil. Khrnslielicv Is lie system of "equal e(|iial opportunities" nalions in Hie world possess. Klinislicliev had Speaking nival of usk charged Hacking Ihe ighl and ,'hich all •ague now Nol in;: aid Ilic U.N. is beading for "mill nd dealh" unless il. is changed, iusk declared: "No one else wauls Hie 'mill Hid dealb' of Hie. United Na- ions." The statement was issued ill he Stale Dcparlment. by Assi.st- inl Secretary of Slate Marian Cleveland on behalf of llnslc. Yess officer Lincoln While .said he declaration bail the approval of Kennedy. Cleveland said I he United Stall's, by Ihreatening the veto against any application of Khrushchev's "IroiUa" formnal is seeking lo prevent other nations from trying lo work out. a compromise between the Soviet, position and the vasl majority of I ho U.N. membership which be said i.s opposed lo the Soviet, position. for gi- cn a once. Briley was gi three-year suspended sent- All Around Town •y Tht Star Staff Sam Andrews vstem. Aside frem the incon- MUSKEGON. Mich. Norge Division of Borg-Warno Corp. will pay $750,000 in severance benefits to employes when it moves its plan to Fort Smilh, Ark., July 31. Workers who will be jobless when the move occurs voted (itM to !:)•! Thursday to accept the severance agreement, ne.uolialed The other three riders were : Bliss Ann Malone, 2ii, of SI. Louis; ; Mrs. Janet Rcinil/, 2:i, New York, ; white; and Rev. B. Elton Cox :i(). (,\|M-._Thc ! High Point, N.C. Negro, a field secretary of Congress of Racial Equality. About a hall hour belorc Ihe riders were scheduled lo arrive from Little Rock, where they were arrested Monday night. .'jO police and deputy sherills .stationed themselves in and around the station. They cleared all persons €,„ ARKANSAS: Mostly cloudy wilh scattered tlumdershowers this afternoon and tonight. Saturday partly cloudy with scattered aflernon and evening thunder- ihowers. Little change in temper- High loday mill HOs to low DOs, low tonight mid 60s lo low 70s. high Saturday mid 80s lo low P-'liti\c lK)s. "' nl:l1 ' LOUISIANA: Partly cloudy and * J ' sl l)l warm through Saturday wilh seal- »' ll(1 °' tercel mostly afternoon thunder- ; eluded .showers. Low tonight 70-76, high : '- mls - Saturdav Hii-il2. The ARK REGIONAL FORECAST Continued OH Page Four now serves lions, are in bad shape and must be replaced, the mayor ! said, and that the Board of Directors feel this would be the l.iirest way to linance the replacements. ! The cost of replacing Ine old mains i.s estimated al *2lO.O(iO. invited com companies ;. and the an interest oiler in- the cost of printi'.!..; I lie legal opinions, etc. ! The city could have obtained I'.ic money Irom the federal government at -1 • , but the lime legal expenses and other Oll 'jby management and Local -50-1'. without tickets from the wailing sewer o( - t | lt , A HJ L , C | industrial Workers i room. ines and Ine health hazard of 'union. ?-i«*:| Some 100 spectators watched aving sewage getting out on j is-yp^ has offered employment! from across the street. ground, il is broken expensive i.,, mains, the op ol the to repair Ihe mayor said. Because of Ihe si/.e and Ihe I .pciiso cf this p-ojcct. which \vill affecl e\ery ciliy.on of Hope. J\ ayor Douglas and ihe Board D Directors feel that a lar;; ' jnrmbcr of citi/ens snould attend this hearing in 01 i.-r t-i gel complete information on the problem and ofler any suggestions they might have. They also would like to have a chance to explain Ihe study and planning thai has gone inlo this pro, program. Fort. Smith to 17."> long-time em- ployes plus M handicapped workers. Only those among Norge's L.'iOO work, force at its .Muskcgoil Heights plant can retain their; jobs. •" "' '! , alures of the severance agi I'ement include: i ..ulomatie retirement lor workers HO to li."). including stipulated amounts lor each year ol ser\ ice provided they have ID years seni- • orily. i I'aid-up S.'-nO insurance policies* alter lor Iho.-e t'lll-li.i wilh ii|> lo -•> veal's of -er\ ice and S 1,000 policies to those of lonj.-r service. When the riders arrived. Public Safely Commissioner J. Earl Downs and Police Chief llarley Teasley spoke with (hem briefly. The four tra\elers then talked briefly to newMiien and depaned in l\\o cars. The\ were met by two Nc.m'oe>. The riders did not enter Ihe station. The crowd did not jeer or molest them in any way. '• The four riders earlier were released from jail in Litlle Hock they agreed lo .-lop le.-l.- ot bus staluin lacililie.s in Arkansas in exeluin.L'.e for -u-peiision ol jail is feeling pretty i new Arkansas-Mississippi bridge good loday . . be made his firs! at Helena and Ihe new Arkansas hole-in-one yesterday on the No, U Power & Light Co. sleam general hole al Hope Country Club course! ing plant ... if enough Hope per. . . proof was Lawrence Albrit-1 sons and those from .surrounding ton, Charles Carver, Royee Smith | areas are interested a bus will be and Fred Wren . . . Sam has been I chartered so all can go together . . . ceremonies start at I) a. m. July 27 and the Hope group would have to leave no later than Wednesday noon and stop overnight at Forrest City and on to Helena the next day for the dedication . . present lonlalive plans would be lo leave Helena shortly alter noon Thursday and return by way of Pine Bluff . . bus tare would be $10.oO . . the only oilier necessary expenses would be for rooms one night and Ihree meals . . ar- working eul of the city for some lime and is spending his vacation al home . . . when he reports back to work it will be as general agent tor Railway Express al Jefferson Cily, Mo. . . . this represents quite an advance for Ihe former Hope mayor. Mmden, La. Lass Takes ' Beauty Title MIAMI BEACH, Sin. <AP) ~ "My daddy will probably faint when he bears Ibis," said Sharon Brown moments after she was crowned Miss U.S.A. "He thought I should improve my carriage. Thai's why I went to modeling .•school." ' 1<WI Roy Brown, a contractor, hnd not come lo watch his daughter compete in Hie beanly pageant, and Sharon was anxious to break away from Ihe well wishers lo )hone home Ihe news. "I think I'll call collect," she said and laughed through her .ears at her joke. The 111-year-old brunette from Minden, La., won the right. Thurs- lay nighl to represent the nation •igainsl <17 foreign entries for tho Miss Universe lille. The last 00 minutes of the two-day competition will be lelevised nationally Saturday night. Sharon, at ri-feet-7, was one of ic tallest of Ihe <ll) girls who competed in Ihe Miss U.S.A. conies!. Al :!li-23-3i;, she also WilS 0110 of Ihe most plentifully endowed... She has been a model and beauty eonlest winner since Fob* ruary IWO when she won the! 'Miss Stock Show" crown ak Waterproof, I hen her home town,;. Sharon has just completed hof freshman year at Louisiana Tccjl,;; where she is majoring in spccclly and drama. Shi,' expects her par-" ~ cuts, and possibly her three younger brothers, to fly here for Ihe Miss Universe judging. A newsman asked her what she was going lo do with the $1,000 .she had won. "What." she cried, "you mean I've won $1,000. 1 didn't read about that. I have no idea what I'll do with it." « Sharon was chosen lo succeed Linda Bemenl of Sail Lake City, Utah, lasl year's Miss U.S.A. and Miss Universe, from five girls who reached the finals. The lour runners-up, in this order, were Pamela Stotller, If), of San Rafael, Calif., Karen Weller 111, of Las Vegas Nov.; Alexa Currcy, 22. New York Cily; and Suellen Robinson, ID, of Fah> lax Ala. nes. Evangelist Larry lingers of Dallas will speak al Ine morning and evening services Sunday at Ibe Southside Assembly . . Ihe Rev. Mr. Rogers is originally from Hope. The Hemp-lead County Singing Coiivenlien will be held Saturday night and Sunday at Garrclt Memorial Baptist Church . . this is expected to be one of Ihe largest convent ions held in Hempstead, according lo Ivy Mitchell. The Chamber of Commerce iias .1 proposed Goodwill Tour in ihe planning stage . . . several locals have received invitations 'to attend the dedication of the ran.gemcnts will be made for vis-' its to some of the new industrial plants in lhat section of Arkansas . . If) persons have pledged lo attend and the air-conditioned bus will carry W, according to the Chamber office . . anyone interested should contact the Cnamber of Commerce office by July 20. Hot check artists are very active in the city and county, warns Jimmie Griflin . . the slicnt'l cautioned stores and business houses to be sure and know any person before cashing heir check. New Liberty Plans Revival Meeting New Liberty Baptist Church, five mill's south of Emmet, will begin revival services Sunday, July Hi. at 10 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Horace L. Ilollis i.s the pastor and the Rev. Denvil Fairchild ill be. the evangelist. \ Letters and charge accounts eve two tivvji thot have often been opened by mistake,

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